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Can Sacred Arts Really Transform the World?


Art reflecting Heaven Above and Earth Below
Art reflecting Heaven Above and Earth Below

According to the Astrology chart of the New Moon, Sacred Arts can make a big difference! I was very excited to blog today as there has been some extraordinary dance, song and visual arts emerging from Standing Rock. I have been wondering how the Astraea (Goddess of Sacred Arts) and Hygeia (Natural Rhythms) conjunction would manifest in the world and I was positively gleeful when it arrived. To the Native American’s sacred arts and music are the very foundation of a harmonious culture.

The New Moon today is in Sagittarius and conjunct Astraea and Hygeia in Scorpio.  The New Moon is also exactly conjunct Juno Goddess of the Sacred Marriage. Juno is the Goddess who births the Spirit into Matter in the alchemical transformation of human consciousness. What I love about the Goddess Asteroids is they always seem to offer a positive solution. What this Moon is saying is ‘sacred arts can transform energy in a powerful way’. Left brain people may scoff at such an idea believing the intellect to be our only means of change. However we only need to review the history of the last few thousand years to realise that the left brain cannot do a damn thing about the big problems in the world. The creative and empathetic brain on the other hand can craft miracles in the web of time and space. This is the perfect Yin and Yang balance united by Juno.

Empathy has been on my own mind. Recent political events have left many people who are empathic in a state of shock. Being empathic takes a lot of strength as a person as often you feel you are alone. When people do listen to your message of peace and equality you are ignored, or if you do start to make an impact persecuted if you threaten the powers that be. Empathy is not a choice for those who feel it and Ive realised in recent weeks that it is a form of enlightenment. It sounds obvious when I say it, and I don’t mean it in an arrogant sense. I think a lot of empaths are very self-critical and actually need to clear the moss from our eyes and realise that we are very strong. Often we chose difficult circumstances to be born into, often these have led to mental health problems and there are many empaths still in dark places who need reassurance. We have done good, we are loved and we are strong. ‘Let us return to the pure empathy and passion of our youth’ is my prayer for today.

Alison Dhuanna (Blue Spectral Eagle)

A Strategy for Holding a Vision of Peace

Dragonfly - medicine of transformation powered by water

Dragonfly – medicine of transformation powered by water.

Humanistic astrology’s core belief is that choice and free will decide our future. In any moment whether personal or collective there is no pre-determined outcome. In the UK and USA with recent political events we must accept that those wanting equality and peace in the world are still a minority. We are in a dawning Golden Age but it is not beyond the realms of possibility that another world war will occur in the transitional period as the old structures crumble and there is chaos as those in power fight for control.

The Second World War was in part triggered by a Uranus Pluto square (which has also been aspecting the past few years). With the rise of China and India and the uncertainty which now exists we are right to worry about war because this is what has happened historically. Brexit is extremely significant because the structures which held countries in check, the European Union has begun unravelling and in the USA, we now have a leader willing to use violence and chemical war fare against its own citizens. Ceres, Eris and Uranus whilst suggesting shocking events may occur, also suggest a time when the Divine Feminine energies may be liberated. These two things clearly co-exist now and Standing Rock is where it is all playing out.

The key issue in this moment seems to be how to hold the vision of peace without losing heart, feeling powerless and falling into despair. We also are remembering the ways that held peace in past civilisations before the Great Flood – ceremony, sound and light healing to raise vibration, architecture, sacred places upon the Earth which can be kept activated.

As if in answer to my prayers for help for my own despair, yesterday I attended a Buddhist meeting to support a friend who was sharing her experience of marriage break up and adoption – a story very like my own. At this meeting, I heard the most amazing and inspiring story which I’d like to share.

The story begins with a monk Nichiren who was born in 1222. Nichiren stood out because he was the only voice in Japan at the time calling for politicians to serve the people (and not just get rich). His teachings were also that men and women are equal and that no matter what social class you come from you can attain enlightenment. He simplified the complex teachings of the time only accessible to a few, to the Lotus Sutra. The words to this Sutra are ‘Nam Myoho Renge Kyo’ and reciting it raises human vibration awakening the Buddha within. For his views, he was persecuted, his house burnt down, sent into exile and the state tried to buy his compliance. Nichiren would not back down though – he was a monk of the ordinary person and he could not be corrupted in the way the other monks were.

His mantle was taken up in the 1930’s by a school teacher Makiguchi. At this time the Japanese school system was very militaristic with children being brainwashed from an early age to give their lives for the state in the event of war. Makiguchi believed childhood should be for play and happiness and his strong belief led him to the Buddhist path of Nichiren. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbour Makiguchi became even more passionate and vocal about the extreme loss of life and damage to the community he was seeing. He was imprisoned and died before the end of the war. One of his students Toda had also been imprisoned and was released to the devastation and misery of Japan following the war and the nuclear bombs. Malnourished himself, the fire in Toda’s heart had only increased and he began to give talks about the teachings of Makiguchi and Nichiren and the desire for a peaceful world.

‘Soka Gokkai’ as the religion is called has become quite popular in Japan though the State still invest a lot of time and advertising in discrediting it. I found it very inspiring to hear this story, the fortitude of these people despite everything being against them. I was particularly inspired that there is a religion in the world which embraces women as equals and gay and transgender people. The message which has survived is that everyone has the Buddhic nature within and this is totally what I believe.

I hope that this story brings inspiration to you too if you are feeling some despair about the political issues in the world. We are in a fortunate position to be able to be a global community across national boundaries at this time, and this I believe is our greatest strength. The anchoring of the Divine Feminine through art and culture is something we can also all do now and it is vitally important, the most important thing we can do now to restore balance to our world. We can use the Ceres Uranus conjunction to our advantage and ride this dangerous wave of liberation we have found ourselves upon.

I sing and chant daily to my Pachakuti Mesa a special altar I learned from don Oscar Miro Quesada. It is empowered by generations of traditions of healing medicine in the Andes mountain and coastal regions along with all the magic I’ve brought it from the Western Mystery schools. It is important to remember our own Buddhic nature every day and be grateful for it and to pray and sing for the issues that are important to each of us. Creating an altar strengthens intention and focus and is a portal to the quantum realms where anything is possible.

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