This year We Release the Old and Embrace the New & Let Love Reign
The month of August carries mostly the energies of zodiacal Leo, which governs the HEART of universal Man just as Aries is said to govern the HEAD and Sagittarius the loins. The ancients said that the zodiac is but symbolic of Macrocosmic Man, the Man of the heavens. In the Eastern religion of Hinduism, the oldest religion in the world, the birth of Krishna is celebrated in the month of August and is called Krishnashtami or Janmashtami.
The lunation of August is a golden opportunity to connect with Transcendental higher forces that enable us make the shift and begin to live the truth of who we are; souls of the living loving Light.
This year 2018 Krishnashtami falls on September 2
The date of the celebration of the birth of Krishna varies, as it is calculated according to the Hindu luni-solar calendar and falls on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Sravana – which equates to late August and early September in the Gregorian calendar. This year 2018 Krishnashtami falls on September 2, 2018, eight days after the last full Moon of August.
It celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar – or incarnation – of Vishnu, one of the principal deities of Hinduism, known as the “preserver” and part of the trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer, or Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. Krishna is considered to be part warrior, hero, teacher and philosopher by followers and is also regarded as the god of compassion, tenderness and love. The god features in a number of key Hindu texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavad Purana and the Mahabharata.
This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zest. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth of lord Krishna who was the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Every year, it is observed on the 8th day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada.
According to the scriptures, on this day only, Dwapara Yuga was ended and Kali yuga was commenced. The festival of Janmashtami which is also known as Krishnashtami is a symbol of absolute faith of people in Lord Krishna. The enthusiasm of people can be witnessed in all parts of the country and all over the world where Hinduism is practiced and the zeal with which Janmashtami is celebrated is unmatchable. Two more popular names of Janmashtami are Sri Jayanthi and Gokulashtami.
The symbolism of 8 in one system is the number of the Christ principle or the fish archetype. The fish is the symbol of the Vishnu aspect, the Christ principle, the second aspect of divinity in Christian Trinity of God the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit; it is the symbol of the Christ in incarnation, whether it is the cosmic Christ who is expressing Himself thru a solar system or the individual Christ, the potential saviour within each human being; the ” Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27)
The eighth planet of our solar system is Neptune and was discovered on 23 September 1846, 84 years after the seventh planet, Uranus was revealed to us by British astronomer William Herschel on March 13, 1781. Neptune according to the Tibetan Teacher transmits energies from the Heart of the Sun whilst Uranus is the electric Fire of the Central Spiritual Sun. The dynamics of the planet confirms this. The North node of Neptune is in zodiacal Leo and its South node in which it was unveiled is in Aquarius. Neptune’s perihelion, when it is closest to us and the Sun is in 18 Taurus, completing its signature on the Fixed Cross of the Heavens. Taurus is the Divine Feminine and is called the Mother of Illumination; Neptune brings the energies of the cosmic Mother, Pleiades into our solar system. The love of the cosmic Mother surrounds our universe.
Our insightful Esoteric Astrologer tells us that Neptune “the mother is connected to the Moon which is exalted in Taurus, receiving the reflection of the solar rays at the full moon period of Wesak. Hence Taurus is both the Mother of Form, and the Mother of Illumination, the “eye of the Bull” to which Christ made reference when he said, “I am the Light of the world … if thine eye be single thy whole body shall be full of light….the Moon’s exaltation in Taurus, embodies in its full moon symbolism, the reflection of the Sun and solar consciousness. When Taurean ruler Venus is considered, “Venus is “the little sun in which the solar orb stores his lights” (H.P. Blavatsky) – is it any wonder Taurus is called the “mother of illumination?”
The last and third eclipse of the 2018 trinity of Eclipses occurred on 11th August 2018 in the 19th degree of Leo. This solar eclipse opens a new chapter globally in our evolutionary unfoldment-whether social, political, religious, scientific, educational, art or the health of individuals and health of our planet as a whole. Since this site is about attaining total health of body, mind and spirit we also see revolutionary changes on health issues for those willing for change. The trinity of 2018 eclipses climax with a solar eclipse which reveals and invokes a formation called the Yod, also known as the Finger of God. The Yod of this solar eclipse invokes Neptune, the divine Mother and also inscrutable Pluto, the Father of the Universe, recently upgraded from a mere planet to a body of unknown origin. The word Yod in Hebrew means the divine hand of God working thru humankind.
The Golden Yod – the Finger of God
The golden Yod formation of this solar eclipse offers us a golden opportunity to connect with transcendental and higher forces to help us adjust to the new truths of living. The Yod is formed by two [or more] planets in sextile [60 degrees] to each other, each forming a quincunx [150 degrees] to a third planet. It is sometimes called the ‘Finger of Fate’, or the ‘Finger of God’, and its meaning has to do with destiny. It creates a continuous need for adjustment with relation to the planet that is in quincunx (also called an Inconjunct) to the other two, or to which the ‘finger’ is pointing; in this case the Sun and Moon in conjunction at this last solar eclipse of the year. The New Moon and Solar eclipse is involved in a Finger of God or Yod pattern – a catalyst for adaptation in these hard and challenging times.
Together, Neptune and Pluto join forces and create a YOD with this Solar Eclipse New Moon. A Yod is called the ‘Finger of God’ or the ‘Sword in the Stone’ and is a powerful energetic pattern that, once released, gives us the power to change and upgrade ourselves and our world.
PAM YOUNGHANS from her North Point Astrology Journal shares with us:
“August might be called the ‘month of the retrogrades.’… a grand total of six planets — seven if we include Chiron — moving backward…
“Retrograde planets direct our attention inward and to the past…
“With so many planets retrograde, the Cosmos appear to be impressing upon us the necessity of tying up loose ends on many levels, before we can fully embark on the next stage of our journey.
“A Yod formation also plays a significant role in this eclipse. “A yod is called ‘the finger of god’ due to its fated quality and how it pushes us to learn important lessons so that we achieve necessary soul growth.”
So here is a Yod (finger of God) pointing to the Sun and Moon. And this Yod involves the heavyweights, the Transcendental planets — mystical Neptune and enigmatic Pluto, promising renewal and rebirth or delusions and mistaking shadows of truth for reality with the consequence of death of the values that make us spiritual beings.
Jupiter in Beneficial Aspect with Neptune
But Neptune, the God of Peace is involved in another configuration with beneficial Jupiter, bringing us the saving grace. This aspect has been on since last year. It is the aspect of Divine Love, Joy and Peace to assuage frayed nerves and capable of soothing any pain, healing any ill-ease or disease, calming any turmoil, uplifting and expanding every joy.
Jupiter trine Neptune is one of the most beautiful aspects and is the big aspect of 2018 which climaxes on AUG 19. It is a harmonious and spiritual aspect for the collective that seeks meaning beyond the material. The trine of Jupiter and Neptune is interesting as it marries the two Piscean rulers, the traditional and modern.
Jupiter trine Neptune is a major planetary aspect commencing in late 2017 and extending into 2018. There are three exact trine aspects between December 2017 and August 2018. This Solar Eclipse leads up to the final trine between expansive Jupiter in Scorpio and transcendental Neptune in Pisces. They have been linking cooperatively all year and make their final direct link August 19, encouraging us to be kind to ourselves and our loved ones we know and also be kind to strangers we do not know, refugees either escaping from the tyranny of oppressive governments or cataclysms caused by climate change or human ignorance or selfishness.
Jupiter’s trine to Neptune speaks of Idealistic and humanitarian goals. Accepting and making connections with others from a different background figure well during this period. Neptune encourages the mystical realization of the Oneness underlying Existence and that we make sacrifices for each other. We are all One. We must care, respect and look after one another. The aspect asks us to widen our hearts and minds through unusual or strange experiences that is a part of the bigger picture the universe is teaching us. Practical considerations should not take a back seat to our spiritual goals though. Generosity and compassion should increase and our faith in the goodness of life should take us to the next level. We can receive a spiritual boost if only we open to Neptune’ boundless space. We more easily make personal sacrifices for what we believe to be for the larger good. JUPITER amplifies everything it touches and a lovely beneficial trine to compassionate Neptune is like a magic carpet ride thru the storm.
From Neptune Café we read “Jupiter trines Neptune on the 19th, a potential “good luck” indicator in effect from the 10th through 24th. Traditionally, these two planets are associated with religious and spiritual faith, and their harmonious interaction favors getting your material existence in harmony with your beliefs. Intuition is keen now; follow your hunches, your inner knowing. Meditations centered on your third eye can bring startling insights. For some, playing the lottery or taking on other speculative ventures could bring a big payoff.”
Saturn’s Dance with Uranus – “We Release the Old and Embrace the New”
Another important aspect or configuration in this climate of eclipses is another ongoing beneficial aspect between another set of heavyweights; that between innovative Uranus and stern Saturn, the great Teacher of life. They are both co-rulers of Aquarius just as Jupiter and Neptune co-rule Pisces. This configuration encourages us to release the old and embrace the new and more progressive. Let us not forget that aspects between the planets generate magnetic forces whose outcome depends on the level of consciousness of those experiencing the impact.
The Universe seem to be asking us to ‘Cleanse and purge our life of self-limiting beliefs, negative thought- patterns and attitudes. Remember that, we create our reality with our thoughts, words, feelings and actions. ‘
A powerful meditation to affirm if you wish to break thru your limitations:
“I release all thoughts of limitation in my life.
I release all constrictive self-image that no longer serve me
I let go of all old perceptions & misconceptions that block my vision and
I open my eyes to see the new and beautiful
I let go and let God in
Thine will O Lord not mine”
The aspect promises Strength thru overcoming of difficulties…difficult but successful battles of life….Many unexpected happenings in life can be positive and progressive for an aspiring soul.
Jupiter will be in positive energy flow with Neptune for most of the year. This is good news as it will enable us make that change with ease. This brings healing and is an optimistic energy that encourages success; it empowers our creativity and attracts good fortune as a result of our kindly and expansive attitude of goodwill. This beneficial aspect between Jupiter and Neptune is what the religious call the ‘Grace of God’ when unexpected increase in either spiritual or material benefits can occur. Spiritual or artistic talents can bloom if you have prepared for it. Your dreams may be prophetic and can come true. It can also help to bring you your soul mate and harmony to otherwise turbulent relationships. The aspect will go exact on May 25 and on Aug 19, 2018 make its third exact hit which runs to the rest of 2018.
The effects of these eclipses will run at least for the next six months or more, at least till the next eclipse of January 2019. It’s a golden opportunity to raise our vibrations. It’s an opportunity that can enable us make that shift in consciousness It’s an opportunity to Wake up from that Spell that is binding you. Have you been trapped and or felt bound to circumstances beyond your control? You can use the rest of the year to break those chains of bondage.
This New Moon solar eclipse is the third and last eclipse of the year and with only one more eclipse in the Leo/Aquarius axis occurring next January 20, 2019. After that, the eclipse cycle moves into Cancer/Capricorn axis. So you can use this eclipse energy to boost your life and recreate yourself. You can employ this once in lifetime Eclipse energy to break the energetic chains binding you to your past. What do you want to create? How can you take charge of your mind and life?
UPGRADE YOUR LIFE TRENDS
The American Psychological Association has developed a list of ten ways to build your Self-confidence and move ahead in life:
- Avoid seeing crises or stressful events as unbearable problems.
- Accept circumstances that cannot be changed.
- Develop realistic goals and move towards them.
- Take decisive actions in adverse situations.
- Look for opportunities for self-discovery after a struggle with loss.
- Develop self-confidence.
- Keep a long-term perspective and consider the stressful events in your life in a broader context.
- Maintain a hopeful outlook, expecting good things and visualizing what you desire.
- Maintain good relationships with close family members, friends, and others.
- Take care of your mind and body, exercise regularly, paying attention to your own needs and feelings. Listen to your inner voice.
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