First of all, it’s a beautiful day here in the Appalachian mountains! Cool nights lately too. There’s nothing like brisk mountain air! I’m wishing you an exceptionally great day! Deep breathing, fresh air… It is so helpful to disconnect from our heart connection attachments and get some space, get some air. Our connections to others sometimes cause congestion in our own heart and clearing is needed. I’m thinking of a break up–when two souls go their separate ways. Recently, in the news, we have the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. There are going to be a lot of old (and even new) emotions that will need digesting and clearing out. It will take some time. But even in milder relationship issues, sometimes deep breaths of fresh air, space and separation are required to clear the heart energy.
Broken hearts and disappointments–who hasn’t had them? The question is have we cleared them, released them and forgiven them? Today’s message is a reminder to consider that we have to create distance and separation for these types of resolutions to occur.
I remember reading somewhere that colds and chest congestions are the body’s way of manifesting feelings of loss and grief. When my mother died in December of last year our entire family (every single one of us!) had very deep chest colds after the funeral—and I really hesitate to use the world cold because none of us had ever had that type of deep chest congestion and chest pain ever before. We all commented that we had never had such a deep cough! We were clearing from our bodies feelings of loss and grief. By the way, I also hesitated to type the word “died” just now too because, as you know, technically there ‘is’ no death. But back to today’s topic.
The inspiration for today’s message is the tarot 3 of Swords which is the same archetype motif as Saturn in Libra.
As it so happens, the transiting planet Saturn is moving through the constellation Libra currently.
One of Saturn’s many archetypes is “boundaries” since it is associated with the boundary of the mind that separates the conscious from the subconscious or unconscious levels. Or we could say the boundary between universal consciousness and mundane or ego-consciousness. Phrasing it another way, I believe it could rightly be said that Saturn represents the boundary between ego and soul.
When we factor in Libra, since this motif relates to Saturn in the sign of Libra, this relates to relationship issues since Libra, as most people know, is the sign associated with relationships.
Saturn began its march through Libra in March 2009 and has gone retrograde and direct a few times and will keep dancing back and forth in Libra until fall of next year. So we’re not through these relationship boundary issues for a while.
Saturn will remain retrograde in Libra until mid-June this year when it goes direct again for a while.
Since Saturn represents the boundaries of consciousness, anytime it is retrograde, we can expect (or so my teachers say) that we will be able to receptive to other levels of consciousness, the barriers are dropped and so we may be more aware of past life connections or soul memories as they, in this case, apply to relationships with people but also with places or things–relationships of all types.
We may have awareness of relationship patterns that our soul carries and we could tap into other lifetimes where we have experienced disappointments or sorrows in relationships. My thought about it is that anytime we become aware of memories or patterns, it is for the purpose of healing and releasing. Current relationship issues (even with parents, children, co-workers or whomever) may be triggering these memories.
And then we can recall our true connection to the Divine Heart for the purpose of rebalancing and healing and getting a newer perspective.
As the Buddhists tell us, attachments create suffering and isn’t it true that when it comes to relationships, we have certain ideals, expectations and fantasies? It is our attachment to these that create the disappointments and suffering.
Today’s message reminds us that any sadness, depression and memories of difficult separations that come up in your thoughts are asking for space to be released–they are asking for freedom. Once we create the space to deal with the pain, acknowledge it since it’s coming up anyway, having that newly created space enables a new vision for a new beginning to be created.
As this manifests in the outer world, we may find ourself releasing others, letting them go to some extent, if not fully.
I didn’t know that I would draw this card today, but my subconscious must have known. Here’s why I say that. Earlier today, I came across these familiar words from Blake that I’ve always related to and I happened to tweet this:
“Man is made for joy and woe; When this we rightly know; thru the world we safely go. Joy and woe woven fine, clothing for the soul divine.”
Why do our ideals become shattered? Why is it necessary? I’ve mentioned some reasons already. Here’s another. Sometimes it is about getting the priorities straight. Many of my own soul triggers involve money and issues of survival and security. I had this idea once that god him/herself was giving me an opportunity to become wealthy in order for me to achieve freedom—back then I was starting to awaken to life beyond the mundane and the ego.
I came across an opportunity—one of those fantastic get-rich quick things earmarked for light-workers to achieve their great purpose here. I invested a lot of my energy and time into believing this was a personal answer to a personal prayer and was very attached to this idea. When I was able to finally “get real”–another archetype of Saturn is about getting REAL–disappointment and sorrow ensued (I felt betrayed), but it did serve to realign me and further awaken me. Perhaps it represented that last big separating desire that needed to exhausted and released from my system so that I could fully direct my energies to the inner world, not the outer. That’s my personal take on it for now anyway.
So then, whatever the relationship happens to be with—a person, a career, money or whatever it is–the Saturn in Libra and 3 of Swords message today has to do with understanding the attachments and patterns of the soul to that particular relationship.
And to integrate the idea that sometimes those disappointments and sorrows help us to create new visions and released attachments that are no longer serving us.
I hope that something written here today will bring you a personal message of understanding and hope and encouragement and add something golden to your “clothing for the soul divine.”
PS – it may be helpful for you to know what house Saturn is currently transiting in your personal astrology chart. If you go to www.astro.com, you can bring up your personal natal chart and also do a transit chart for yourself to see. For example, interestingly enough, Saturn is transiting through my 2nd house of self-reliance, self-worth and “money”. And so in my case the Libra (relationships) issues regarding my relationship (Libra) to money, self-worth and self-reliance (2nd house) are being triggered by Saturn. I’m going to be giving this more thought today. I recently had a past life memory during a regression that I did which explained a few things for me regarding my relationship to loss around money and security issues.