ASIACT Astrology - March 2010
Wellspring of Love
Magenta connects us with our formless essence, with an inner spaciousness that provides a nourishing stream of well-being, ease, of alive peace and delight. When we are able to let go of the active world, even for a brief shining moment, enjoying the sound of the rain or the wind or being alone without feeling lonely... it means that a space has opened up and the refreshing waters of our wellspring can flow towards our heart.
In Hebrew, one of the original words for salvation is also the word for space: 'A little space for the rose breath to fill...' W. B. Yeats When we are alert and able to breathe in the beauty and the fragrance of a flower within the stillness of the mind, we connect to the world of the unseen, the world of magenta.
There are nine Equilibrium bottles with deep magenta as the lower fraction and nine with light-filled magenta in either the upper or the lower fractions.
Combining the energies of the primary red (grounding awakening) and the secondary violet (inspiration), lightful magenta could connect us to what the ancient sages in India called ananda – the bliss of Being. The deep magenta absorbs all colours so connecting us to the depths and heights at the centre of our being.
Turquoise relates to the Ananda Khanda, the small centre on the right hand side of the chest. Connecting our inner heart with the unseen world, Bottle 45, Breath of Love, turquoise/magenta becomes a conduit: by gently following our breath we connect with our inner wellspring of divine love.
Bottle 107, Archangel Tzaphkiel, opalescent turquoise/deep magenta came into being on 14 December 2009. This bottle, so similar and yet so different from Bottle 45 is a call from deeper realities and dimensions to raise the bar, to swell our inner wellspring so that we become able 'to hold an eternal ocean of compassion... Our humanity is transformed by the commingling of the human and the divine within us.' Mike Booth
Within us the four elements, fire, air, water and earth exist as states of consciousness; beyond us they function as templates for all physical and metaphysical processes. The fifth element, ether, creates the space without which there could be no existence. Ether represents the formless, our unmanifested potential, our soul star and the frequency of magenta.
Each of the elements is linked to one of our five senses and ether relates to hearing: divine love hears with the heart. Truly hearing another, being present is unconditional love in action. Stillness, listening with our soul aligns us with our universal rhythm.
The essence of Bottle 69, magenta/clear, The Sounding Bell: Listen to the silence of my clarity, respond to the tenderness of my caring. Be who you are. Mike Booth
The clear in the lower fraction of Bottle 69, suggests suffering: the well of unshed tears. The emotion associated with ether is grief. Deep grief pierces us to the core and it is for this reason that grief can unlock our limitless spiritual potential – this is the cold, clear secret water from which we drink that David Whyte refers to in 'The Well of Grief'.*
Both Bottle 69 and Bottle 77, The Cup, clear/magenta offer the possibility of integrating suffering and caring: by being still, we honour our connection with the infinite. We quietly move through the illusion of separation to a space where there is a sense of connection and from where we feel energised and supported; we feel the Source within.
*The Well of Grief
Those who will not slip beneath
the still surface of the well of grief
turning downward through its black water
to the place we cannot breathe
will never know the source from which we drink,
the secret water, cold and clear, nor find in the darkness glimmering
the small round coins thrown away by those who wished for something else.