Once again we write from lockdown, where the (worldwide) total confirmed cases of Coronavirus is 3,567,001 (up from 95,000 in March 2020), with 50,056 persons critical and intensive care, and we note – with humility – total deceased at 248,312 persons. In March of 2020, the totals were 3015 deaths in China and 267 deaths across the globe. Life is change. One great teacher of humanity says that “Life thrives on Death“. Many observers tell that we cannot and will not go back to life as it was before. Much has changed, more is to come. Here, we look to the Full Moon and the planets for the approaching time.
The May 2020 Full Moon is in the 11th house, Libra, which is the natural 7th house. It is aspected by the exalted Sun in Aries, Mercury and Saturn, who sends a glance from 10 houses afar.
The Moon in Libra needs to create (and experience) stability in the home, and routines that balance emotions and feelings. In this time of coronavirus disturbance, the aspect from Saturn helps to slow things down and build a natural harmony within, by taking matters (in lockdown) one step at a time. There is also care and concern for the aged and the risks to the aged at this time of coronavirus infections generally leading to death. There is a strong desire to care for the aged at home, and/or to see successful protections for the aged in care. At this time, there may also be a need to “say what you mean, and mean what you say”. For harmony in the home, it is not a time to ignore matters.
At this time we keep in mind that Kaala Sarpa configuration (the serpent of time) is in place – all planets except the Moon are between the lunar modes. The Moon is kemadruma – hemmed and troubled by the lunar nodes, and as the Moon is the presiding deity of the mind, uncertainty may abound. We may feel fearful, we may feel ungrounded, we may feel compressed by troublesome thoughts and energies on all sides. There can be tremulous feelings out in the public, and social distancing may infringe on the inner space, particularly for Pisces, Taurus and Virgo ascendants.
The Ascendant is Sagittarius with Ketu in Mula, the astronomical centre of our galaxy. It is in the Rahu-Ketu axis, and therefore an afflicted ascendant, showing signs of weakness at this time. The weakness is indicated by constant bombardment of irrelevant and over-the-top news (Rahu, 7th house) about lockdown, Covid-19 and the severance of social connections in the world at large. This constant bombardment really needs to be ignored (something Ketu is brilliant at) but at this point in time, is making deep impressions on the Ketu personality who would rather be in isolation, alone, away from all this. Rahu does not let up.
There is one benefit here, although. Ketu is at the Galactic Centre, where the Source of All Creation emanates. Churches and places of worship – mosques, temples, ashrams, gurduaras – are all in lockdown and worship in public places is banned. Humanity has to approach and be in communion with the Divine by way of inner connection, personal prayer, private worship. Here, Ketu shines liberating one from the external sacramental/sanskar experience and creating validity in the personal spiritual experience. In the house of Jupiter (religion, philosophy, preaching, priesthood) one has the time and place to move to the inner sanctuary of the heart and seek encounter with the divine, right there.
Jupiter is in Capricorn, where it is normally debilitated. However, at this time, Jupiter is conjunct Saturn, who cancels the debilitation – neechabanga, and thus, allows Jupiter to function with inner strength and resilience. Here, Jupiter promotes the social dharma with Coronavirus, follow lawful activity, stay at home, obtain one’s creativity from within, understanding that staying at home will help to flatten the curve. Jupiter has all this together in a nutshell, and leaps out into social media to eliminate ennui, boredom. There can be a certain je ne sans quoi in this venture, playing dumb and looking for entertainment and satisfaction online. The letter of the law has taken over from the spirit of the law – personal protection and protection of the community.
While it is good to spend time with children and home-schooling, and it is good to spend time online in Zoom and Skyping with friends, it is important to keep in mind the purpose of social distancing and isolation. Balance is needed, a balance of head and heart, words and action, thoughts and feelings. Jupiter can have us seeking distraction at the expense of other, more important issues. Take care.
Mars in Aquarius indicates that some relief – release – relaxation of lockdown is possible in the very near future. Lifting of restrictions may not equal lifting of frustrations experienced. It may well be that limit and frustration will continue for many, for recovery from the Coronavirus lockdowns in many nations will take many, many months. Trade and commerce, employment and the economy have all suffered, and time is needed for recovery. While Mars wishes to exhibit physical activity and overcoming of obstacles, patience and forbearance are needful at this time.
We attend to the exalted Sun: the Sun in Aries where it likes heroism, noble actions, brightly visible public behaviour, all of which are not visible in lockdown and driving those whom the native lives with just plain crazy. (Cabin craziness, anyone?) The flip side is that the exalted personality of the Sun is intolerant of human weakness, suffering, illness and may be going crazy internally at all these statistics of infection, hospitalisation and death. Some care is needed for the Sun personality at this time, and some patience to listen to their story of how human suffering stymies them and restricts the glory of man fully alive: gloria enim Dei vivens homo. Compassion is necessary at this time for those insufferable personalities that are forced upon us. Our compassion is listening and giving the advice, the second half of the quote from Iranaeus: vita autem hominis, visio Dei: in order to be fully alive, man must see God. A little humility can help us be aware of the suffering of our fellow man at this time.
The Time of Full Moon
Full Moons are times when strong and plentiful energy floods the Earth. This energy, directed by the Full Moon – may be taken and used for benefit. Hence, the Hierarchy offer us the choice to harness this time of strong energy for planetary benefit by doing group meditation and directing energy in the form of love, light or healing, wherever there is a need. There have been many places experiencing the pandemic on Earth in the past month. There has been fear, suffering, people locked in their homes or in enforced quarantine in other locations, the suffering and disconnect affects many. Minds are bound by rules, quarantine, flattening the curve, and disconnect from the larger communities and those whom they have love and affection for.
The Hierarchy have advised us that the times of the Full Moon are times when energy is magnified, and multiplied. Groups – or individuals – sitting in meditation with peace, harmony, goodwill towards all have a manifold affect on the energies surrounding our planet when they do this on the Full Moon day. If it is not possible to do so on the actual day, then, we have been told, the day before or the day after will also serve as days of excellence in sending out positive harmony, peace and helpful energies to all places on our Earth.
Meditating on light can raise the level of light within the individual. Meditating on light for our home, Planet Earth, can raise the level of light in places where this is needed. For LIGHT can be, as you know when you turn on a light in a room it has different voltages in different countries – in some countries it is brighter – sometimes it is darker. In a way, the Light in each individual on this Earth is the same. Sometimes it is brighter and sometimes it is darker. Meditation is always of help to others.
You may listen to this meditation from Cosmic Sai Baba:
We just see ourselves – we are all joined together – in one circle of light; and raising our consciousness, letting our eyes roll back in our heads a little, so that you imagine you are looking outside the atmosphere of Earth, into the Universe. Don’t force your eyes too much, just enough so that you feel you are looking outwards and up.
And we are joining the world of Light; the Universal Light; the Source of All Creation. And we ask the Angels to be with us, to assist us. They are always with us, but now we are connecting to them in a conscious way.
We feel the light coming down now – from the apex of a pyramid – going through the top of our head, filling our head with light, and our neck, and shoulders, and arms, and hands … and our chest, the back, our waist … and our stomach, and our buttocks, and our thighs. And the light coming further down to the knees, the shins and the calves, and to the ankles and the feet; the soles of the feet and the toes. And feel it swirling around, going out and then returning back to the world of light, so that we feel that we are sitting in a cosmic egg of light.
And keep seeing that movement – like a river – coming down from the world of light, down past our body, out through the feet, and back up to the world of light – forming an egg shape of light around us. We feel ease and peace … very light … very happy.
So we realise that it is this place – that we can connect to our soul consciousness – that is held by our Angelic self, the Angel that’s always with us, with everyone; through our soul. We are all part of God; we are all God-beings; we are all part of Creation.
So feel happy … and released from pain; and feel joy and upliftment; because we know this is our true self, this is who we really are. This is the consciousness that is within us … that is constantly assisting us – in some very small way – or rather strong way; sometimes with a sound, or a voice, or an image. And if it sounds like a voice, it may be a thought we think but it is actually coming from our soul consciousness.
Our soul consciousness is always for good, so it is the God consciousness that’s within us that is constantly trying to guide us in our lives, in a physical body. For without the soul there would be no life in the physical body (or not for very long). It does operate independently – but it is together that we walk … on this Earth … with Love of God with us always.
And sometimes we feel the consciousness advising us, not really realising if it comes from the soul consciousness. But we know it is something that doesn’t seem like a good idea. And so we re-think what way or what steps we should be taking in life. But then, if we ignore it, we look back and think, “I wished I had taken notice; I knew, I just knew, I had that feeling in me, that wasn’t a good decision.”
And sometimes a voice can be quite strong. And we know its not – if we really tune into it – it is not us – its not our own soul voice. It is coming from somebody else that’s in the ether and trying to cause mischief. And for this reason, we need to be aware of where the messages that we hear, or the thoughts that we hear, are coming from.
It is very simple really. The thoughts that come from the soul consciousness, are of God; they are of love; they never want to hurt anybody. They only want to assist, and uplift; to give and share the light of love from the Universe. Anything else … … does not belong. And so we can reject that. And it is very easy to sort out, if you feel happy, and contented and relaxed.
It is important that you spend time to relax … and sit … and meditate. And connect to the soul consciousness who we are now, and making it a habit. Maybe once a day … for a little time … until you feel uplifted and rested. It comes through the the top of your head and into your heart. And it is your heart that holds the feeling. It is the feeling that is most important … in all of your life … in all of your emotions … in all of your thoughts … and in all your actions … if you feel good about it … it is coming directly from the Source of All. It is your home. It is who you really are.
So be blessed and know you are always blessed. And feel happy and filled with joy … even though the road may be difficult at times. You know when you look back … if you are honest with yourself, you really have learned a lot from what was a very difficult time.
So be at peace,
be at peace,
be at peace