After the Storm

The solar eclipse on July 1 swept through like a tsunami, with wild energy. Likely, you felt the wave emotionally, for the eclipse was ruled by Cancer, a feminine water sign. Water rules emotions, so the current either lifted you higher into spiritual union or caused inner conflict to surface, like the debris on a beach after a storm.

The effects of the eclipse linger throughout the year. Your discoveries will travel with you—the seashells and seaweed return on the tide. It’s your choice whether you find the gift beneath the darkness or throw the seashells back into the sea. New Moon/Solar Eclipses offer a demonstration of our inner conflict—how life works or doesn’t work within us, and in the outer world.

The water sign of Cancer indicates both the shadow and the love of the mother, a highly personal form of love.  Imagine the beach at night. It’s difficult to discern the objects, and the crashing of the waves is loud. The next day, the sun is very bright. The seascape looks different, and the crabs, shells and debris have assumed another shape. Change comes from accepting the alteration of the landscape –the beach may never look the same, but the ocean remains the same.

Alchemy teaches “feeling” as a method of merging with the Divine. The mind and action cannot save us when the world is topsy-turvy. Instinctive and intuitive feelings connect us with a higher source, so we find alignment, as a compass to direct us toward the love and light. Or at least the right answer, which can only be found within the heart.

To fully travel the new world-scape, it’s important to discard old patterns. Look at them as baggage or burdens, which are no longer needed.  Surrender the old emotions around useless or repetitive patterns by throwing them “out to sea.”  The course to freedom begins by realizing no one can truly affect our thoughts or feelings or reality (in the big picture.)

The separation from collective consciousness and movement toward the expression of inner love will continue throughout the summer. Remember, you are a creator. The message is: your vibration alters your perception of reality. The seascape changes when you focus on the heart and love–the storm ceases, and the sun shines through the clouds.

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