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Today’s energy brings clarity to matters. Motivations and intentions are crystal clear. The wisdom that results from this is expansive and alters our mindset, course of action, level of involvement, utilization of personal resources, or direction.
I’ve chosen today’s photograph to remind us that we need to find nourishment today. It’s a “replenishing” day where we build up energetic reserves (or fill up if we are low). It would be easy to minimize or neglect the importance of this today.
These are short and simple messages but that’s the point! Keep the focus on these two things and it will carry you over conflicting and chaotic energies today.
Today Tara, the Mahavidya who is directing this month, asks us to take ourselves out of time. That is, to suspend focus on the past or future and concentrate wholly in the present.
If you take direction well, you will notice that your attention gravitates to something for intense observation. From that we gain insight or wisdom. To facilitate this little gift today, go outside and pay close attention to the natural world. This will help shift to the appropriate brainwave. I know everyone here has a deep connection with nature and I really do not need to mention that we should go outside, but life is fast and sometimes it bears reminding.
Welcome, dear ones, I am, the Keeper of Time. I wish to take you on a bit of a journey today and explain a few things that have been taking place on planet Earth, but you must also pay attention to where you are in the time line. There was a very important critical mass that had to take place before I could begin to release any of this information and that is now in place. It was a critical time for humans; all of humanity has gone through this incredible portal which began on December 12th and stretched all the way through December 21st 2012, and you have emerged on the other side of this portal unaware of what has changed. Today, I wish to share with you some of the effects of the portal that you have gone through into your new world which you are now trying to acclimate to. Elrah wanted to come in and share with you his smile so that you would re-member to take life a little easier, a bit more comfortably.
So, why is it raining meteors now? Does anybody wonder about that? I wish to tell you about that because there is a lot happening on planet Earth that could not be shared until now. So, welcome to all the Earthlings and I say that with such jest because none of you are from Earth—not a one of you. You all began in another part of the universe somewhere, another dimension of time and space in perfect connection where all the elements were there for you to experience life in some form. Many times you have looked to Home and noticed how spirits from Home seem to have diverse personalities. I will say that as spirits, we are actually much more diverse than even humans. You are currently inspecting Mars more closely because now your technology will take you there and you are able to study more of Mars, your sister planet. Right now your scientists are looking desperately for any and all forms of life or past life. It will take a bit of time, but they will find it. You will discover life but what you will not know is it is yours, for there used to be human life on Mars. Much of what you call human is a template that exists in many places throughout the universe. You are going to be quite disappointed if a space ship actually does pull up to your planet and someone gets out of it and they look like you. You will say, “Oh, no. You must be from around the corner. You cannot be from across the universe. Please. Send out the person with the little funny antenae on their head,” because you are so accustomed to thinking in these strange ways. Look for your own reflection in the skies, dear ones, and you will begin to see it.
The keyword for today is transcend. If you have any worries or are facing difficulties, the way to handle it is to take your understanding to a higher level – into the mystic. See it from an elevated point of view. This is particularly true of relationships – personal and professional. If a relationship ends today, rest assured that this is for the best. Try to transcend painful feelings through the knowledge that something more appropriate to who you are will replace what is ending.
Today is the last day of the astrological year. “New year’s eve” is traditionally a day for celebration. But unlike “December 31st New Year’s Eve,” the natural new year is not a raucous party. It’s a time of spiritual rebirth and reverence for the cycles of life.
Transcend anything that reinforces a feeling of deficit or inadequacy. Leave it behind you as you sail high above and away from it. Turn it over to a higher power and trust that it will be transformed.
Today we are directed toward our inner power. It’s a day to go inside and become very aware of your personal energetic resources and where they are being used. Focus your center of concentration (locus of control) on the inside of yourself, not on the outer world and watch how things are moving around.
Mars makes a square to Pluto today. This energy is in conflict. Mars wants to move forward and Pluto wants to take down. Oftentimes this brings emotional confusion and a layer of depression. We are less likely to spiral into confusion if we pull in our power and settle it inside instead of trying to make strides. Practice the technique of the wise owl in the tree and huddle back to the stance of observer.
The energy to ground limitless possibilities enters this weekend. Over the past few months we have undertaken a vision quest to gain wisdom. We’ve been integrating new insights, awareness, and understanding. This weekend we want to lift ourselves above ordinary awareness and look at things a different way. Is there something you haven’t considered? Are things taking an unexpected turn? We know that the more we ground ourselves with the Earth, the higher the perspective we can gain. We ground ourselves by taking care of our basic needs and maintaining simplicity. The mental zone of simplicity allows magic to occur.
Mercury will station direct Sunday and communications, telecommunications, electronics, and travel issues are a reaction to this. Keep this in mind with your interactions with others. Give people their space. This energy is about opening things up and bringing people to new levels and events will reflect this.
March of 2013 witnesses a very rare alignment of celestial heavy-hitters, namely an Isosceles Trapezoid. This highly symmetrical pattern keys off the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square, the defining aspect of our times, although the next point at which these two will be exactly squared is not until May. Filling out the pattern are sextile aspects from each end of the square, joined by inconjunct, with two additional inconjuncts forming an internal “X” from the four corners of the trapezoid.
Essentially, this pattern is composed of two interlocked Yods, bound together by a stressful square. Yods, also known as the Finger of Destiny, are formed when two planets in sextile along the base of the Yod are each inconjunct to a third planet at its apex. Yods represent fated or predestined events, situations which cannot be avoided, for good or ill, and reap karmic benefit or punishment.
The planets in question are Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. Often when a trapezoid forms in the sky, a key component is one of the more swiftly-moving inner planets, indicating a fleeting or transient nature, but here, moderate to major slow movers are involved, giving the pattern much more stability and durability than would normally be the case. The first of the six exact aspects that bind and create this pattern occurs February 13, and the last on May 20, but March and early April are dominated by the trapezoid, with four exact alignments within a five-week period, and all planets are within orb of their relative aspects throughout the period.
Several other planets and minor bodies of the solar system will conjoin the principals in this complex pattern, but to begin at the beginning, let’s discuss the various primary energies interwoven into the trapezoid’s structure.
The Uranus/Pluto square forms the backbone of the pattern, and is the longest-lived portion of it, being in effect for almost three years, from June 2012 through March 2015 (for a detailed look at 2013’s exact squares, see my article “Galactic 2013, Part One” in the December 2012 issue of Daykeeper Journal). Essentially, this is a conflict of action (first-quarter square) between the forces of change, challenge and innovation (Uranus), coming from a rebellious, iconoclastic stance bent on individuation (Aries), and those of entrenched power structures (Pluto) coming from a hierarchical, traditionalist stance bent on conformity (Capricorn).
This is never good. That is, it can lead to something very good indeed, but the process is often ugly. Tension, strife, open conflict and turmoil: these are the likely results of this combination. This mix represents the individual versus society, free-form versus structure.
Today Spirit takes over to work with whatever we have developed since the New Moon. So this means we step out and let things take their course. These types of days are always a leap of faith, but we have strong faith here. Our part in this is to let go and place our focus and energy on nature.
The message is short and simple today: get grounded.