ASIACT Astrology - February 2011

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Existence and Being

On a clear day, rise and look around you, and you'll see who you are. On a clear day, how it will astound you, That the glow of your Being outshines every star

Frank Sinatra

When we look deeply into the sacred beauty of a clear night sky what we see is space, filled with celestial objects, yes, but mainly space – a space so vast that it leaves us speechless. In that moment of awe we become aware of the infinite depth of space itself.

Space enables all forms to exist and yet our lives revolve mainly around the dimension of form and our thought processes and emotion that are so much part of the world of form. Violet in an Aura-Soma sense gently reminds us that just as with silence there can be no sound, so we could not exist without the formless dimension that is the true essence of who we are.

Violet is a secondary colour combining primary blue (uplifting heaven) and primary red (grounding earth), taking the messages of both to a new level. Violet is an inspiring colour that supports our exploration of Being – to go beyond what is happening around us, beyond our thoughts and perceptions. With regular use of any of the twenty-three bottles with a violet fraction we are supported to find a healthy balance between existence as the foreground and Being as the eternal background to our life.

Bottle 56

Bottle 56, St Germain, pale violet/pale violet could awaken our inner conductor so that our (five) senses beat in harmony with our heart (six) equalling eleven, utilising the many challenges of duality to create a symphony of things and no-thingness. Fifty-six also represents seven multiplied by eight - the link between mysticism and infinity.

Bottle 15
Bottle 93

In the twenty-two archetypes depicted in the tarot cards, Bottle 15, clear/violet relates to The Devil, representing bondage to a world of duality so denying the spirit. The return journey of this card is Bottle 93, Hansel, pale coral/turquoise. The pale coral in the top fraction connotes the ability to step back from self so that we are able to go beyond duality and foster a belief in justice, natural law and universal love.

The growth and value of meaning requires the gradual (and should we resist, not so gradual) transformation of all the structures that we believe hold us in place. Those forms which hold our original search for significance fast to set patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour have to be unchained.

Bottle 106

The Archangel Ratziel, pale misty olive/pale misty violet (Bottle 106) is a master alchemist; through inner alchemy he is able to transmute conditioned patterns through inner alchemy into pure gold. ‘It is true to say that dealing with the karmic seeds of the past is to be able to overcome or transmute those seeds into something more positive, which is a consequence of the quality we bring in the moment to whatever we do; to be present to the wonder of the moment and not lose ourselves.’ We become less consumed by time and are ever reminded that eternity is our home, our destiny. ‘Eternity is the living reality of who you are.’ Eckhart Tolle. The mistiness may remind us that not everything needs to be crystal clear: a soft focus takes in everything.

You'll feel part of every mountain, sea and shore, You can hear from far and hear a word you've never heard before. On a clear day, on a clear day, you can see forever, and ever, and ever more.

Frank Sinatra

written by Marelna Du Plessis