According to the ancient Yoga Sutra, a Raja Yoga text which shows the way to a calmer mind and inner peace, two of the most important concepts in yoga are practice (abhyasa in Sanskrit) and non-attachment (vairagya). As one of my early yoga teachers told me, another way of saying this is “never give up and always let go.” These words have guided me through every noteworthy event in my life, big and small, and can be applied in any context.
As I have been telling anyone who will listen, we are in the middle of a period of profound societal and personal transformation, which started already in 2008 and picked up intensity in 2011. Since 2012, there has been such constant change, unraveling and reconfiguring, that the inconstancy of things has become rather banal, and we no longer even seem to notice yet another war or political uprising popping up. Some of us can recall the (illusory) certainty of a period that ended around fifteen years ago, when we seemed sure of who the good guys and bad guys were, and we felt free to discover the world without fear – the world felt less angry. The leitmotif of the past five years has been “expect the unexpected”, and this is an especially appropriate slogan for this week!
In the space of four days we are experiencing five relatively rare cosmic events, from the end of the generation-defining Uranus-Pluto squares on Monday night, to Friday’s new moon solar eclipse exactly at the moment of the spring equinox. We are doing a major spring cleaning this week – release everything that has outworn its usefulness or purpose in your life, and keep your eyes up front! Think back to what was going on in your life after March 1996, and into 1997. Whatever that was has come full circle, and either is being left behind or will need to be taken up to a new level.
For those of you who might not “believe” in astrology, never mind – neither do I! As an astrologer I have seen that these energies are at work in all of us, though I haven’t a clue how it all works – I just see the results. As above, so below. A new perception of our world and our role in it is desperately needed now, and where your heart and intuition is telling you to go is where you will be able to see yourself expand in ways you never imagined. These are precarious times which call for radical leaps of faith and innovation, and the courage to release the past – never give up and always let go!
Much love and light as always,