Nothin’ in my pockets, I’ve got nothin’ up my sleeve, I keep my magic in my heart. Keep up your spirit, keep up your faith, baby. I am counting on you. You know what you’ve got to do. – Triumph/Fight the Good Fight
Hello friends. I often know when a New or Full Moon is going to have a little extra “punch” to it by the amount of information that starts coming through sometimes well in advance, and this month is no exception. Both the New and Full Moon of April are unique and significant, and have quite a story to tell us. In keeping pace with my forecast for April, this month is definitely turning out to be ride of varied and potentially transforming experiences. Though we may at times become weary or even discouraged, we are being “polished” and refined in new and revolutionary ways.
Beloveds, you have asked about the current energies and we share this: in some ways it could be called the death knell of certain aspects of the old ways of life, the old paradigm. The bell has been rung, and the vibration has been made manifest. Symbolically this is currently reflecting through the planets: Capricorn energy which seeks to crystallize and maintain, and Aries (Stellium) which seeks to break through. The fight and struggle may prolong and aggravate discomfort. Breathe. Relax. Step Through. If you are in experience of physical or emotional pain, release resistance. Offer Love to it all. The depth of the shadows are the opposite side of the current depth of Light. Your task is not to judge, but to support, radiate and love. You are being shown the complications of mind, and the joys of simplicity. What is not *real* will not cling to you, what is meant to remain will be. Shanti. – The Keepers, 4.3.13
Aries 21: A pugilist entering the ring. This is a symbol of a complete lack of personal sensitiveness. There are here the raw elements of experience, primarily on the side of self-realization as man exhibits full confidence in his own powers and seeks the support of that audience the world will always provide for the spectacle when anyone is willing to risk major fruits of achievement. Implicit in the symbolism is a need to be up and at the business of life. The keyword is exertion. When positive, the degree is a mobilization of the self’s capacities in a concentrated attempt at self-establishment, and when negative, blind rebellion and a willingness to squander every resource on pseudo values. – Marc Edmund Jones/Elsie Wheeler
This symbol alludes to not only “Fighting the Good Fight,” but also to “Choosing one’s battles.” As our Buddhist friends inform us, when we have stopped the war within, there will be no more war without. We will see that we really have only been fighting ourselves; the outer world being the canvas for our inner conflicts and shadows. Though the energy of this moon definitely has an “action,” element, it is important to acknowledge the opposite side, which is non-action. A need for discernment in this area is also likely to arise. It’s a very good time to suspend excessive judgment and allow ourselves to be guided.
Many of our conflicts with ourselves and with others arise out of a deep spiritual amnesia. We believe we are these limited beings and that our temporary thoughts and emotions are completely real. To egoic mind it all seems so solid, and this is also part of the illusion. Taking the angle that the true spiritual fight is a fight from and on the *inside* of consciousness, as from a certain higher vantage point, all is ONE.
You know the way it throws about, it takes you in and spits you out. It spits you out when you desire to conquer it, to feel you’re higher. To follow it you must be clean, with mistakes that you do mean. Move the heart, switch the pace, look for what seems out of place. – Peter Murphy
I’ve always loved this brilliant, evocative song and especially the line, “with mistakes that you do mean.” With Hindsight being 20/20 and such strong Aries energies still present, we may be making decisions that could be perceived as headlong or even hasty. This could very well be one of those months where our “mistakes,” may turn out to be boons or even blessings for us on down the line.
It’s going to be quite a journey from the Aries New Moon (A Pugilist entering the ring) to the Scorpio Full Moon (A Gold Rush) this month. It’s a journey of emancipation which may not look anything like you would expect it to. April “Fools” and Snake Medicine are afoot, dear readers; it’s “anything can happen” month. The Gold Rush is quite appropriate. While some will be chasing “Fools Gold” that is treasures that thieves can steal and rust can destroy, wise seekers are on the path of something more eternal and trustworthy. The keywords this month being: inquire within.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. – HH Dalai Lama
Happy New Moon friends. Cheers to the emancipation from all that is illusory and false in our lives.
NOTE: New Moon in Aries is 4.10.13 at 2:35 am PDT/5:35 am EDT.
© Irma Kaye Sawyer 2013. Please feel free to share these messages as you are guided with author and copyright information included. Thank you.