ASIACT Astrology - April 2014
Do stuff, be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention, attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager, stay eager.
Right Action calls us to be mindful of our speech, our actions and in our daily lives so that we do no harm to others and cultivate wholeness in our life.
For thousands of years the driving force behind the creation of our reality has been our emotions. Emotions are associated with the element of water just as our beliefs and intellectual capacity are linked to the air element. We are rapidly moving into a new age of compassion, interdependence and harmony, reconnecting to a grid that has been awaiting our remembering. This grid, the icosidodecahedron, reflects the element of ether. The ether element is the neutral space that allows the free movement of all the other elements; within ether there can be a fusion of the polarities without the separation into darkness and light, good and bad and even spirit and matter. Within this context each end of the spectrum, the yin and the yang, can be accepted as another expression of the same essence.
Red in Aura-Soma is about supporting this shift in consciousness, a neutral state in which thinking and awareness separate, waking the inner observer, making it possible to witness all that occurs upon the stage of our self – the good, the bad and the beautiful. We are then able to take right action, to take the initiative and to connect and even earth the creative aspects of our life that we have up to now not pursued.
Bottle 6, Red/Red, called simply Energy represents The Lovers in the Tarot. Traditionally an image of duality and choice, the Lovers teach us about the yin and yang forces of the universe and their natural attraction to each other. In its deeper form the Lovers refer to the sacred marriage of the initiation mysteries, the coming together of opposite qualities within our being which lead to wholeness. In a colour sense it follows that to take right action (red) we need to add heart (green).
In Bottles 27 and 28, Robin Hood and Maid Marion, these colours come together and speak about the balance between the root and the heart chakras. One of the primary reasons we are born into physicality is to consciously come to terms with our survival issues: our resistance, frustrations and resentment of being without. And yet we choose our life situation so that we have the energy (red) to do something different. These qualities endow us with the discipline (red) necessary to become more conscious, to evolve. This quality of discipline is linked with awakening: to be good at something we need to follow the discipline of a practice. Perhaps our resistance to discipline lies in the fact that we don’t appreciate the gifts of our anger and resistance: together these gifts forms the force that binds us to the earth. They are a part of our being, the part that has the discipline necessary to take action to undo the conditioned factors that keep us away from our true Self. (Mike Booth)
In Bottle 27, Robin Hood, the green in the lower fraction relates to the energy of the heart, the reflection of the truth – very often the hidden truth that lies within the depths of self. It supports us to make the right decision, to find the right direction to understand that the truth of Existence is abundance. It lies in the depth of self, the emerald of the heart. Should we forget this simple fact, we experience poverty at some level. The red-green combination supports us to remember and so leads us to right action and to live the answer into the present moment.
Becoming more conscious of our natural self, we are able to see and love all our thoughts and feelings, our shadow and our light. We create the opportunity of loving self and therefore of truly loving others. Equilibrium bottle 81, Pink/Pink is simply called Unconditional Love. The pink is able to reconnect us to our intuition, to our disciplined, wise and loving self. The affirmation with this bottle is ‘I love myself the way I am, not the way I would like to be’.
The pink represents the blending of spirit and matter, promising abundance, birth, growth, harmony, community and relationship. It is all about letting go of the expectation, stress and perfectionism, all of which are on based on the demand for how things ought to be. Choosing to let go allows you to reconnect to intention, to open to the next step that brings new possibility and a truer life.