Thursday, 18 September 2014

Virgo and Leo



Expressing your talent means to do what you truly love and allowing it to become your work. In this way work does not involve any sacrifice, effort or compromise. It is a sheer expression of your love, as everything you do and are. Whatever you need in life comes to you abundantly as a response to this love.

The Moon is in Leo from 3:10 GMT, 19 September 2014 to 15:54 GMT, 21 September 2014. The Sun is in Virgo. 

When the waning Moon is in Leo at 30° from the Sun in Virgo, this is the final part of the phase of Balsamic Moon, the completion of the lunation cycle leading to the New Moon. 

It is a  crucial time of release and healing, especially regarding the sphere of your work and service both towards yourself and others. Here you may need time to acknowledge whatever needs to be ultimately completed or let go of, before moving on to another lunation.  At this stage it is possible to feel confused, overwhelmed and face crisis. It is a process of major fermentation, in which it is vital to hold a sense of purpose, while also accepting uncertainty and nebulosity as part of the process. 

In the Astroshamanic Binary System Sun in Virgo (6) and Moon in Leo (5) constitute Binary 6.5, or Binary number 65.

This binary mixes Virgo’s efficiency, purification, selection and service with Leo’s vitality, creativity and leadership. Those who align with this combination receive the capacity of operating as meticulous workers or devoted servants, while at the same time functioning as stars or leaders, either in the sheer limelight or slightly in the background.

They cherish grandiose schemes in their hearts, yet holding the determination to work painstakingly in order to attain them. Their attitude to work is in the main playful, radiant and creative, emanating huge power and purity, making them a great source of attraction and inspiration. 

This binary comes right before the New Moon in Virgo (6.6), celebrating the climax of assimilation and release that precedes the upcoming lunation. Hence, this combination involves an attentive activity of discrimination between what is valuable and what is not valuable according to one’s pragmatic intent.

This is a crucial time aimed at making sure that all the residues and resources of the previous cycle are completely dealt with, so as to sustain the imminent Virgo lunation. The way of carrying out this task is provided by the interaction of Virgo and Leo, which is physically reflected in the relation between intestine and heart.

Here it is helpful to let Leo play a significant role in the process by making the work light-hearted, creative, pleasant, entertaining or, if necessary, even dramatic and ritualistic. 

An attitude of generosity, optimism and confidence is recommended when Virgo and Leo are involved, both in the receiving and release stage. In this respect this could be an ideal time to get rid of what no longer serves you in a practical way. For example, you can scrutinize your possessions and consider those things that you are no longer using or even never used. If you realise that you are not truly willing to use those materials, kindly let go of them. You could find somebody that can purchase or swap them with something that you would like to receive. You could also generously donate them to somebody that needs them, offer them to a charity or even throw them away.


Astroshamanic Seala circle with a cross and a smaller circle within. This seal enhances storytelling and singing, the capacity to convert words in songs. The seal also promotes the expression of your true talents of power. Expressing your talent of power means to do what you truly love and allowing it to become your work. In this way work does not involve any sacrifice, duty, effort or compromise. It becomes a sheer expression of your love, as everything you do and are. Whatever you need in life, including money and material goods, come to you abundantly as a response to this love.


Your ego identity, the attachment to the bogus idea you have of yourself prevents you from expressing your authentic talent and who you truly are. This attachment makes you feel afraid of what other people may think of you, of how they will react. They may judge, tease or even leave you. Yet the obstacle is not other people. It is your idea of them, which comes from the bogus idea you have of yourself. Letting go of this idea is the only way for expressing your authentic talent. In this way you will become who you truly are, and other people will also do the same.

© Franco Santoro, info@astroshamanism.org

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Autumn Equinox

In the Northern hemisphere Autumn is traditionally related to sunset and the direction West, the place of transformation and death, as in the English expression “to go west” (to die). 

In ancient Rome the Autumn Equinox marked the time when the goddess Proserpine began the descent into the underworld, where she would stay until Spring.



Autumn It is the moment in which the world or the environment that has been familiar, gradually fades away until it eventually disappears. The luminosity and heat of summer begins to dissolve, giving way to the time of increasing darkness.  

This is a most intense moment of the yearly journey. It is the opportunity to relinquish our worn-out clothes and welcome the novel garments adapted for upcoming enterprises. Here we have the opportunity to release our previous conventional identification and step into a more advanced identity. 

It is an initiatory death often known as the Way of the Spiritual Warrior, or shamanic death. By cultivating introspection and connecting with our deeper multidimensional self, we can withdraw from the fears generated by the belief in separation and gather the love and support which we need to advance along the path of transformation. 

Being aware of, and accepting, the strategy of initiatory death, and the rebirth that follows as a natural development, makes it easier to accelerate profound mutations without activating the fiction of suffering pain or loss. 

The leading challenge in autumn is to learn to die well to what no longer serves and be open to receive what truly supports our true intention and purpose in life.
  
Relevant questions here are: “what is there in my life that wants or needs to die? What ways of being in the world do not serve my current Intent and all that I am discovering through my inner work? What no longer serves me, my loving companions, the community where I live, the planet and the universe?”

When we see the world solely through the perspective of our personal identity or the culture we apparently belong to, we let the invention of our personal or collective ego rule as the centre of the universe rather than allowing our true self to be at the centre. 

Autumn is a rather controversial zone which can cause major confusion, if we lose track of our relationship with our true self and get entangled in the thought system of the personal or collective ego. 

Our true purpose in life is served through the release of our forlorn fidelity to pain and the readiness to probe other modalities of existing in the universe. 

We need to become aware of your role as channel and meeting place for energies of multiple realities and worlds. 

We need to comprehend that in each single moment we have the opportunity to elect whether to support unity or separation, and that this choice involves being aware of the nature of our conflicting thoughts. 

Autumn is a time of steady retraction where changes are experienced in the nature of social relationships as well as in dreams, shamanic journeys and connections with alternative worlds. 

In order to receive something new and promote healing harmony, we are asked to relinquish what is old and no longer needed, what causes grievances and conflict. This is the blessing of this season.


In ancient Persia the celebration of the Autumn Equinox (Mehregan) was created to honour Mehr, the goddess of light, love, friendship, truth, commitment, strength and peace. In Persian her name means kindness, goodness and identifies Libra in the official Iranian calendar and also an alternative name for Mithra.

And as we enter Autumn, we meet the first sign of this season, Libra, bestowing the qualities of harmony, peace, luminous cooperation and sacred partnerships. These are most important gifts, which we need to be open to give and receive, in order to face the darkest months to come. 
  
Please join us in celebrating the Autumn Equinox with a distant meditation, click here for information on our worldwide meditation. Exact Equinox is at 2:29 UTC, on 23 September 2014.

I wish you a very happy Autumn season.

© Franco Santoro, info@astroshamanism.org

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Scottish independence referendum

"Align with your highest truth in any viable form, and the whole physical universe will finally be at your service, wherever you are security and protection are guaranteed." (guidance for the referendum)

This is the astrological chart drawn for the close of polling for the Scottish independence referendum, on 18 September 2014, at 10 pm.



SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM

This is the astrological chart drawn for the close of polling for the Scottish independence referendum, on 18 September 2014, at 10 pm.

Astroshamanic guidance: "Align with your highest truth in any viable form, and the whole physical universe will be at your service, wherever you are, security and protection are guaranteed."

The Sun is in Virgo in the 4th House, the Moon in Cancer in the 3rd House, and the Ascendant in Gemini.

There is a strong emphasis on Mercury, ruler of Gemini (sign of the Ascendant), and Virgo (Sun’ position). Information, communication and propaganda are decisive elements here. Mercury in Libra offers an attitude of prudent discernment, balance and diplomacy, also indecision, hesitancy and compromise. The way both sides make their final pitches to voters is vital.

The Moon in Cancer in 3rd House squaring Mercury, is a major emotional load, a boost on ancestral feelings of belonging and patriotism, stressing need for security and protection. Fears and strong emotions are likely to prevail over idealistic and logical considerations. Pent-up feelings have a strong impact on communication and the outcome itself. Here it can be vital to express them in luminous and uplifting ways, hopefully surrendering to the highest good.

The Sun in Virgo/4th House, close to cusp of 5th House, again stresses family, tribal and ancestral roots, an attitude of service and commitment in this realm, a tendency to hide, be in the background and dependent, mixed with an emerging drive for autonomy and self-assessment. This drive is enhanced by Jupiter in Leo/4th House, providing enthusiasm, generosity and a sincere quest for the truth. Jupiter trine Uranus in Aries/11nth House promotes openness towards radical changes and alternative configurations, also stressing unpredictable developments. This may help both sides as long as they come from a spirit of authentic renewal and not from grievances related to the past.

Saturn in Scorpio/5th House close to cusp of 6th House: hidden agenda, intrigue and purely pragmatic considerations could play a crucial role.

The Ascendant in Gemini fills the referendum with copious curiosity and a climax of information and networking. Here the communication factor is vital, together with the need to express honourably and with integrity.
 
The astroshamanic guidance for the trinity 6.4.3 (Sun in Virgo, Moon in Cancer and Ascendant in Gemini), the one for the close of polling, is the following: 

"Align with your highest truth in any viable form, and the whole physical universe will be at your service, wherever you are security and protection are guaranteed."

Blessings, Franco Santoro


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