Sunday, March 19, 2006

Verging on the Vernal Equinox

Tomorrow's Spring Equinox is a potent moment to sow the seeds for the future you desire to manifest. At Equinox, when the Sun is directly over the equator, the days and nights are of equal length all over the world, representing a time of balance between the light and the dark. Many ancient cultures built their greatest architecture - tombs, temples, and sacred observatories - so that they aligned with the Solstices and Equinoxes. The early Egyptians built the Sphinx so that it faces directly towards the rising sun on Equinox.

Visionary activist astrologer Caroline Casey says this particular Equinox is "a particularly strong time of coming back to life, followed so closely by a total solar eclipse in the Middle East (Libya and Turkey) on March 29th, as Pluto, principle of powerful metamorphosis, stations on that day. Re-connect with the power of storytelling, bring the old stories alive by fresh language and metaphor. We toss into the spiraling cauldron of this time, all we don't need, all past poisons."

I did exactly this yesterday, at an alchemical sound healing event to clear the ancestral lineage and welcome back our generational gifts. Led by shamanic ceremonial sound practitioner Kathleen Casey (no relation to Caroline), the ritual helped me release, forgive, regenerate and integrate on a cellular level material I've been resolving by layers for years. Today I feel radiant.

I was even graced with a fresh way of describing my work, which came to me just as we sat in circle introducing ourselves: "practical alchemy to help you transmute poison to power and wounds to wonder."

Let your inner Sun shine, dear ones! We need your Light more than ever now, as the entire planet rises in Love and comes back to life at a whole/holy/healed new level of awakening, awareness, joy.

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