ASIACT Astrology - July 2017

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‘You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was’ - Anthon St. Maarten

The organic process of the Sun in a chart is where we express and experience our true self. Our natal Sun is at all times a dominating and an integrating force and is expressed through the transiting Sun as it travels through the constellations of stars: each zodiac sign a step along the way of a very special, delicate process of self-development. For most of July the Sun is in Cancer; Cancer symbolises our foundation, our springboard to fulfilling our purpose. Superimposing the Aura-Soma colour rose onto the zodiac signs, colours Cancer gold - the colour of our incarnational star: our test when the Sun is in Cancer is to be willing to reach the stillness, the golden area within our being. While the Sun is in Cancer it is important to take note of the discord of life, to feel the burning as the alchemist within turns the lead into gold and, against all odds, learn to love, trust and accept all that existence offers.

Bottle 13

Very often this time of the year (especially if we have many planets in Cancer) we may experience a tendency to withdraw from love or to dream about relationships with unattainable partners. Conversely, a tendency to save others and to wrap them in supportive caring, all the while feeling a gnawing emptiness inside. Vicky decided on Bottle 13, Change in the New Aeon, clear/green for Cancer – a bottle that could support us with the enlightenment of our heart, with the unfolding of our higher consciousness. Applying the contents of this bottle could take us on a journey that will ultimately awaken us to the reality of love within us and around us. Eventually, by trying to aid others in their search for these things, we will see that they already exist in these people’s lives, but are simply unrecognised in form and unacknowledged in existence. We can then also realise that this is mirrored by our own lack of recognition of the love around and within us. As we learn to love self – the essence of all healing – we simultaneously become aware of the love around us that is - and has always been there. ‘Bondage to memory is sacrifice to the future. We cannot evolve into joy by carrying grievances and stagnated emotions from the past.’ Mike Booth about this bottle.

Bottle 5
Bottle 83

Perhaps most important aspect this month is that Uranus, the planet that invariably takes us on an unpredictable awakening adventure, preparing for its retrograde period, is hovering on 28° Aries. The Sabian Symbol for this degree (there is a symbol for each degree of the zodiac) reads: The Music of the Spheres: attunement to cosmic order and implores us to listen to the inner voice. The idea is that Creation can be likened to a music score and that each one of us has a note, part or piece to play that contributes to the symphonic score and that evolution is a process of development analogous to a musical theme with its movements, stanzas and rhythms. With Mercury ingressing Leo on the 6th and Mars following suit on the 20th our search for our spontaneity, for our Inner Light for our God-spark, the freedom to sing our song without fear, will be uppermost in our hearts. The bottle Vicky ascribed to Leo was her own bottle, Bottle 5, Sunrise/Sunset Bottle, yellow/red, a bottle that inspires us to open ourselves to the joy in life. The return journey, Bottle 83, Open Sesame, turquoise/gold relates our process of individuation directly to our star of incarnation and why we have been placed here at this time. With the help of this bottle we could gradually learn where our true light shines, to celebrate who we are, exactly as we are, in gratitude and love for the universe that created us. Such gratitude and love are the true seeds of our wish to create – of our wish to give something back to the universe.

Bottle 5
Bottle 59
Bottle 37

The intense form of Bottle 5 is Bottle 59, Lady Portia, pale yellow/pale pink – the bottle Vicky ascribed to Libra and with Jupiter moving forward in the middle degrees of Libra our search for meaning, especially in relationships will be uppermost in our minds. The mirror of others, the tool of duality, could allow us to awaken to aspects of ourselves – aspects that we perhaps previously denied, judged and not loved. By seeking to discover the balance, proportion and perfection of things and the people around us, we are revealing our own inner balance and perfection - we may even discover that balance already exists…’ Letting go of judgement of self helps with discrimination and balance.’ Keynote for Lady Portia. Bottle 37, The Guardian Angel Comes to Earth, violet/blue is the bottle for Jupiter and in the age-old system of the Tarot represents the King of Water: ‘The ability to release old emotional patterns from the personality, to aspire to a higher level, to wish to know essence.’ Mike Booth

Bottle 76

The Full Moon on the 9th is at 17° 9′ Capricorn and closely conjunct Pluto on the same degree. The Moon carries our Holy Grail, everything we brought with us as part of our evolutionary process and our source of creativity; Pluto represents the potential of the ending of old cycles and the beginnings of new ones: the transformation of consciousness as we move to the next level. As many aspects of our lives and our hearts are illumined on this day it might be a good idea to keep in mind that Spirit will do everything it can to ensure our ultimate healing and evolution of consciousness – we are either moving towards or away from the light and ultimately the choice is ours. Right on cue the Guardian Angel (from the course 72 Angels of the Kabbalah) for this day is Yeyayel and is aligned with Bottle 76, Trust, pink/gold. This angel combined with this bottle could underline for each one of us the value of true self-discovery.

Bottle 44
Bottle 37

The New Moon on the 23rd is a SuperMoon at 0° 44′ Leo and brings the messages of Bottles 0, Spiritual Rescue, royal blue/deep magenta and Bottle 44, Guardian Angel, lilac/pale blue together to support us as we move into the unknown. How elegant that Bottle 44 is the intense form of Bottle 37, the bottle for Jupiter! (A SuperMoon occurs when there is new or a full moon at the time when the moon is closest to the Earth: it increases the electromagnetic force of both the Sun and the Moon, generating stronger gravitational pulls on coastal (and our emotional!) tides, weather patterns and tectonic plates.) Take time around this New Moon to be with self. Recall the times you felt most alive. Make a list of what brings you joy. Reflect on what you are grateful for, gratitude opens your heart and tells the universe that you’re ready for more.

‘Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful’ - Amit Ray, Non-Violence: The Transforming Power

written by Marelna Du Plessis