However, we do have a Solar Eclipse/New Moon coming up that is spectacular, so I must pull myself together to write about that.
Perhaps my state of mind is due to too much meditation. Can there be such a thing? Yes! While we are in the body we must attend to the material plane. On the day of the Grand Cross, I had 4 new tires put on my car rather than sign up for yet another workshop.
Talk about ‘the rubber meeting the road’. It felt good to take care of myself like that. If it is meant to be that I go to another conference, Spirit will provide. He/She/It always does. In fact, something we all tend to forget…Spirit provides it all!
The world is just the outbreath of God/Goddess. If and when He/She decides to breathe back in….it will all go back into Unity. Right now we are all in our individual bodies appearing separate. This is the “Great Illusion” we all live under.
As I have said before, eclipses are portals for the arrival and departure of souls. In her article on the Prenatal Solar Eclipse, in The Mountain Astrologer April/May 2014 issue, Sandra-Leigh Serio says the Solar Eclipse that occurred within 6 months prior to your birth represents the time when your soul entered your body. It is said to indicate the karmic path of the soul. Since it is usually close to your natal nodes, that makes sense.
Here’s a good place to look up yours:
Since eclipses occur close to the same degree every 19 years, you can look back to April 29, 1995 to get an idea of what this next one will be like for you.
In general, a solar eclipse in Taurus relates to a shift in how we view and interact with the physical world. It means we need to be more aware of how we treat the Earth and all her inhabitants, not just the humans. We are not separate from the Earth, we are part of it. We need to stop fearing Nature and trying to harness and control her.
I must confess that my preoccupation with the spiritual and psychic dimensions shows that in a sense, I value them more than the physical plane. I tend to care more for the metaphysical than the physical. It doesn’t mean that I am destructive or uncaring about the physical, just that given a choice, I’d prefer to hang out in the ethers.
I had planned to use my money for a workshop on past life regression, but a rock in the road changed my plans and forced me to buy new tires instead. Without these new tires, I might have had an accident that would have put me and/or others into the Bardo state precipitously.
I am naming my new tires: Aries – left front, Cancer –left rear, Libra – right rear and Capricorn – right front. Cardinal tires to take me on the next leg of my journey with gratitude that when I had the blowout I was close to home and not going very fast, so there was no injury or other damage.
There are tasks we can only do in a body and on this plane of existence. We need to take care of ourselves with proper food, rest and exercise as best we can. There is a purpose to our being here, now, even if we cannot see it.
I love the Sabian symbol for this New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 9° Taurus that Stephanie Austin quotes in her article in TMA:
“A fully decorated Christmas tree; the ability to create inner happiness in dark hours.”
Since this happens to be close to my North Node it feels good to me. I have developed this ability, but only after many dark hours. I realized that the only way I could change my reality was from within. I had to choose happiness and give meaning to my own life. Nothing or no one could do it for me.
This is the Sabian symbol for this upcoming New Moon/Solar Eclipse so I suggest that you reframe your situation, looking for the light. Look for the small things in your everyday life such as the beauty of a flower. Taurus is ruled by Venus. No matter where you are or what is going on, there is something beautiful there, even if it is only a dandelion pushing up from the concrete. Start there. That dandelion can lead you to paradise.
And you can eat them too! For some recipes: