ASIACT Astrology - May 2011

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When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe

John Muir

Not only is humanity at the end of a 2150-year cycle (the Age of Pisces), the Platonic or Great year – the cycle that describes the precession of the equinoxes and spans 25765 years – is coming to an end. We are part of a momentous transition into a new age, the Age of Aquarius, where our old structures are falling away and the new are more of a dream than reality. We are evolving beyond identification with ego, family, religion and culture to being a member of the human race and an understanding that we are all part of a Greater Whole. Underlying this insight is that everything is about consciousness and that consciousness is all there is.

The coral vibration in Aura-Soma represents the emergence of this new consciousness: an appreciation that the world we see around us is a world of perceived duality. Any of the five bottles with a coral fraction could align our sometimes fragmented consciousness into greater unity and recognition of our place within the community.

Bottle 87

Interdependence is a dynamic of being mutually responsible to others: each participant is as far as possible physically, emotionally and spiritually self-reliant whilst at the same time responsible to each other. Liberally and regularly applying the contents of Bottle 87, Love Wisdom, pale coral/pale coral ‘creates the possibility to recognise the feelings and the needs of others, and to support others in practical ways.’ Notes from the course Aura-Soma and the 72 Angels of the Kabbalah offered by Mike Booth.

Coral is made up of primary red and secondary orange. The red stimulates a healthy sense of detachment that enables us to recognise the impersonal nature of emotions and negative thoughts: we permit an intelligence far greater than any of us could imagine to operate. Being the observer enables us to recognise that we all have human emotions and human thoughts and that everything is exactly as it must be; compassion for our own humanness is then easily extended to others.

Bottle 105

We live in a world of illusion where we all seem separate. No man is an island: should we remove the sea we would find one land. Bottle 105, Archangel Azreal, iridescent coral/coral could help us ground the potential of coral – cooperation, community and universality. Unity, union and oneness are all truths of higher consciousness; this is why connection and setting aside the illusion of separation is the healing (making wholeness) of the world. Using Bottle 105 will support us to go beyond separation, to recognise the truth in diverse positions and weave them together.

Bottle 92
Bottle 93

Bottle 92, Gretel, coral/olive and Bottle 93, Hansel, coral/turquoise were the only two bottles that came into being as a pair. Interdependence is an important part of this story as Gretel trusts her intuition and saves the day by pushing the witch (representing the feminine of the past) into the fire. In her love for Hansel, the emerging feminine (Gretel) finds the courage to grow past her fears and to take the initiative. Hansel mainly bears witness to this process. Their collaboration is testament to transcending dependent and unfulfilling relationships. Coral heralds a time in which we are able to go beyond the duality of self and unfold new archetypes more fitting for the emerging age.

By living interdependence we live from our centre. We naturally offer the gifts of who we are and receive the gifts of who others are. Within maturity we strive toward equality and interdependence in relationships in which all parties are able to experience their area of expertise and everybody is able to be their true selves – relationships in which there is ease and mutuality. It brings us to the realisation that co-operation is more than mere ‘operation’, that the Whole is more than the sum total of the parts.

'It isn't much fun for One, but Two Can stick together', says Pooh says he. 'That’s how it is', says Pooh.

A.A. Milne

written by Marelna Du Plessis