ASIACT Astrology - February 2009

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Divine Discontent

Where, as the times implore our true involvement,
The blades of every crisis point the way.
I would it were not so, but so it is.
Who ever made music of a mild day?

Mary Oliver

Violet is a secondary colour combining primary blue (heaven) and primary red (earth), taking the messages of both to a new level. Violet is an uplifting colour that supports the harmony of our soul when new (and at first unwelcome) contents are introduced into the set structures we identify with.

Evolution can be deemed creative progress; creative progress for each one of us means the constant expansion of our values and our sense of meaning. To do justice to evolution our values and meanings must grow in scope, extension, depth and height to become ever more inclusive. The growth of value and meaning requires the transformation of all the earthly forms that hold these in place.

Bottle 16

What is the transforming power? Why do any of us don the Violet Robe (the name of Bottle 16, violet/violet), and become – wittingly or unwittingly - a catalyst for change? Why do we risk moving away from our centre and towards an ever more-inclusive space? Perhaps it is because within us burns the fire of divine discontent; no matter how good it is, we know that we cannot realise what is better until we become smitten with the fire of unexpressed depths and unenvisioned heights!

Bottle 79

Letting go of old contents is literally to experience dis-content: a positive openness to an ex-centric space is to experience bliss – joy is born of discontent. 'The possibility of deep transformation puts us in touch with a sense of rapture & bliss within, from where insight is used in the service of others.' In a way we become the Magician as represented by Bottle 79, Ostrich Bottle, orange/violet. (Equilibrium Resource Cards)

To transform the circle of life into a spiral, the constant centrifugal force of discontent has to be applied. The great principle of transformation, the law of spiritual performance is that cause-and-effect must be overcome unceasingly through being creative and karma through being compassionate.

Bottle 35

Vicky Wall writes in her book Aura-Soma, Self-Discovery Through Color that the pink/violet oil, Bottle 35, Kindness represents 'the destined healer who has now learned healing with unconditional love. This is the crucifixion of self, the devoted healer, the true dedicate since first released upon the inner "spiral-ation" of his /her mission. A soul-stirring combination, this.'

At every point of transformation, space must triumph over centre.

Any bottle with violet as one of the fractions can support us to find a balance between space and centre, between the discontent that brings forth creativeness and simultaneously allows us to discern which forms are eternal and need not be discarded. This balance is life – in universal evolution and in cosmic meaning.

written by Marelna Du Plessis