Black Moon January 31st 2022

When fabulous glistening fish leap into existence from nothingness, exploding the brilliant mirror surface of the lake, there are immediately three vital considerations: the still lake, the leaping fish and the awareness that is present in both.” ~from Roaring Silence by Ngakpa Chogyam & Khandro Dechen

No matter what is going on in our lives we can remember that it all arises from source/awareness. Everything leaps into existence from “that”. Makes one wonder, how can we have expectations that things be more, better or different? Can we really critique the infinite, eternal essence? That from which we continue to unfold, becoming clearer, less encumbered by the conditioning that began from a single thought such a long time ago.

Simply stated, when we have clarity there is only “that”. Our desire to, or ability to judge, question or analyze fades. We rest as Being—observation and knowing. Observing what appears on the screen of experience with little or no reaction and knowing that there is nothing to know and ‘I’ know nothing. The entire individual relaxes.

I unwind from the intricate web of confusion that has been my limitation. Suddenly my vision is panoramic, sweeps the surface of this existence and dives deeply into what is not defined in any way.

How surprising and how liberating! It isn’t necessary to describe the nature which is intrinsically ‘I’!

Less responsibility, more opening. And if I can describe it, that ‘it’, it is not.

We call upon the wisdom that resides within each of us to navigate this path to freedom. We are on auto pilot now. The car is driving itself without ‘my’ interference and will arrive faster if I give up control.

There is always what appears to be going on for an individual and there is at the same time the ever present flow of essence that is everything, moves everything. We all swim in that same sea. Whatever touches me, touches you. The vision that many many share at this time features abidance with what supports this vision and life with less suffering. As water levels rise so our emotional wisdom does exceed selfish myopic, tendencies. We all rise.

We have been talking about Uranus and its general influence during these last several months. It continues as we move through 2022. At this New Moon (12 degrees Aquarius) Uranus squares the dominants position from 10 degrees of Taurus. In Taurus, Uranus has shaken our foundations to the core requiring us to re-envision the structure which we have relied on for a sense of security. With little left to which to attach we are automatically driven to explore beyond what we know. No better time to look at Uranus’s influence than with New Moon, our monthly reset, in the sign of ‘the visionary’.

This New Moon is the second one of January on the west coast. We are able to reset our intentions with even greater resolve! Uranus went direct on January 18th after many months in retrograde. We can be sure that the forces for change will accelerate. The second New Moon (occurs once in two or three years) is called a black moon. Symbolically, do we dig a little deeper into our sense of values and what we most want to create? What are we most called to with the influence of Uranus?

Freedom! Freedom for all beings. Its a climb as we are all aware. Most of us have entered into the journey of healing our wounds and have experienced the multiple layers of ‘stuff’ that came in with the package. Is it never ending? We effort only as long as we feel there is a need to effort. It can be comforting to realize that it all happens quite organically and without my working at it. Liberation is attained when I no longer attach to thoughts that suggest, ‘There is more work to be done.’

The beauty of Uranus is the energy turned toward lightening the load (dissolution of old patterns and beliefs) and receiving the light of Truth that Uranus is known for. Uranus the ‘light bringer’. Uranus out with the old! Make way for the unknown.

Enligthenment is possible at any moment. The intrinsic spaciousness of being is continually reminding us of enlightenment.” ~Roaring Silence

Individuals with vision have great faith and trust in the unknown. They are aware of spaciousness, of what is the more that we seek.

They are aware of that which is most evolutionary residing within this territory. This aspect, of faith and trust, is most frequently associated with the planet Jupiter which began this year at zero degrees Pisces. Jupiter + Pisces is indicative of expansive consciousness, the rise of spiritual perspective, deep sensitivity to the collective expression and plight. Dissolving of the warp and weft that has bound us to certain beliefs. No boundaries. Everything is possible and not needing to know the how or why of it.

When we have realized, as Richard Tarnas* puts it, “that there is a deeper principal of order at work in the world connecting inner and outer”, we are more apt to become excited about the journey knowing that whatever happens is orchestrated by that ‘principal’. There is an element of mystery involved (Pisces) that nurtures Jupiter’s optimism.

The conjunction takes place in early April at 23 degrees of Pisces. The previous conjunction of these two planets occurred in 2009 at 23 degrees of Aquarius. The difference? Aquarius is futurism while Pisces is spiritualism. A word for each that is highly selective from many words that can describe these planets. The selection is based on what one perceives as the evolutionary trajectory of this planet, Earth. As we move further out of the Kali Yuga (darkest period of experience) toward the Golden Age, awareness is our path.

This conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces is a point of ‘light’ that illuminates further our way on the journey. The last meeting in Pisces occurred in 1865—end of American Civil War, abolition of slavery. The year of 1865 was associated with the wood Ox. 2022 is the year of the water Tiger. We have just moved through the year of the Ox, of subservience, obedience compared to the Tiger…strong and independent.

Our task for 2022 is not in the doing or efforting to make something happen but to listen to the inner calling that will lead us without effort in a way that is in harmonious alignment with the abiding principal that is Life.

Please stay tuned as Jupiter will conjunct March’s New Moon in Pisces that gives us the opportunity to adjust mindset according to everything that happens in every magical moment. Why we take one step at a time. We really do not know what will be next.

*Richard Tarnas is the author of Cosmos and Psyche. There are a couple of videos in which he discusses his work. The above quote is from Part I of Cosmos and Psyche

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