Monday, 15 June 2009

The Sacred Dance Continues... Part 3

As discussed last week, there is a special triple conjunction in Aquarius at this time. Chiron, Neptune and Jupiter continue their sacred dance through the Heavens, and today Jupiter moves retrograde…

Jupiter is the planet of growth and expansion, luck and possibilities. Whilst in retrograde, these qualities are internalised to help each of us to explore our full potential and to realise just how much we do have in life. It is all too easy to focus on lack and those things we either don’t have or can’t have. Yet, in order to truly understand Jupiter, we need to be thankful for those things that we do have.

In these times of recession, it is all too easy to think about having less, cutting back and giving up some of those things that we love. Yet, what about those things that we do have like food, clean water, shelter? If we have the basics, do we truly need all the trappings of the western luxury lifestyle?

This is not to say that we should all turn our backs on society and go and live in a croft and be totally self-sufficient (although that does sound rather appealing!), but rather we need to see that some of the things we take for granted in our lives are actually not that important – that second car, those expensive shoes, those designer glasses etc.

Jupiter can help us to see the true abundance that we all have on some level. Of course, it is easy for me to say this from my comfortable chair in my nice little home. There are of course many people around the world who do not have the basics, who struggle to survive – maybe we could learn by their example? They are strong, resilient and on the whole content with living a simple life. Of course, having to struggle for the bare necessities seems outrageous with so much excess and waste in the western world, but these words are not about addressing that balance (but wouldn't that be wonderful to achieve?) - this is about us seeing that what we do have is actually enough.

Jupiter can help us to tune in to our inner resources of strength, self-belief and dreams to see just how much abundance we have. The more we can focus on this, the richer we become emotionally, spiritually and psychologically, and the more content we can become with our lives.

This sacred dance in the heavens is a powerful and very special event. We are now being challenged to go within, to let go of our fears, to find our inner strength, to listen to Spirit and to follow our destiny. Not much to ask then!

It is time to be centred, to tap into that vast inner well of love, compassion and strength and to stand hand in hand with one another. It is time to not be afraid to let the world see the core of who we are, to face our fears, our inadequacies and to realise that we are all here for a reason. That reason is becoming clearer, and it will soon be time to step into the unknown, into infinity and beyond to realise our full potential. There is a choice though, the alternative is to stay put, to not take that risk, to avoid jumping into the spiritual watery depths of the unknown feet first.

That decision is yours, and yours alone.