The Descent has Ended. We’ve met Ereshkigal, Pluto, Osiris, Anubis – the various beings and psychopomps that cast us through trials and grant us boons in the Underworld. And the Rise has Begun.
As we Ascend through the Darkness of the Cave once more, we look back on the trials we’ve faced – the lessons we’ve learnt – the baggage we’ve let go of – the monsters that we later realized were our allies – the pain of loss – the confidence of re-discovery – and so much more.
We’re now heading for the Mountaintop (Sagittarius).
In astrological terms, this corresponds with the final Saturn Retrograde into Scorpio which ended at 1:52 pm (GMT + 8), August 2nd 2015. Saturn will now be moving forward till mid-September (after a brief stationary period), when it enters Sagittarius and leaves Scorpio for nearly 3 decades.
Over the next three weeks, we’re going to be clearing out the karma of our relationship with the Subconscious, The Underworld, The Dark, The Taboo, The Suppressed, The Forgotten & The Powerful. We’ve been working on this since 2012, but this is really the final stretch, and gains added intensity. Anything unfinished will now require completion, be it through integration or release.
In day to day life, this can manifest as a focus upon shared resources/finances, intimate partnerships and mergers and re/negotiations on contracts regarding the allocation of resources. You will understand where your Core Strength emerges from and where you can, and should, commit your energies to. The decisions we make now, will last us for a long time ahead.
Many facets of life will be consolidating at this time, with other facets that no longer resonate with your deepest sense of sense will simply crumble to dust. Whilst this can be an emotional, traumatic experience – bear in mind that nothing that doesn’t survive a Saturn transit has no real place in your life. Saturn teaches us, after all, what lasts.
Those of you who work with gemstones or do shamanic work, Labradorite will be a powerful ally at this time. The archetype of the Crone-in-the-Underworld will emerge as a powerful ally, guide and facilitator through the Shadow-Working that we do now.
Bear in mind that Darkness – as an archetype – is as Sacred as ‘The Light’ – for we can find our greatest gifts in the soft, intimate, healing silence and space of the Earth-Womb. It’s not all ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but relative. Be fully open and present, even to things that seem scary and overwhelming. Breathe, and keep moving forward – the next chapter will begin soon 🙂
Hope you’re all well <3
Blessings and Love,
Image: Saturn’s polar regions. False-color image of Saturn’s north pole hexagon storm. – By NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Text/Info: © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2015. All Rights Reserved.