ASIACT Astrology - April 2012

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Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It's seeing through the facade of pretence. It's the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true


After we have done much work on releasing outworn habit patterns, after we have become aware of the deep emotions that drive our repetitive patterns and our outworn mind set, we are required to initiate novel ways to find harmony in our every-day world. This initiation process is a rite of passage; it is a re-making of our inner being, the birth of a new self.

There are thirteen bottles in Aura-Soma with red as one of the fractions that can support us to ground the full energies that are part of this radical process of transformation.

Bottle 5
Bottle 83

Bottle 5, Sunrise/Sunset Bottle, yellow/red relates to the Hierophant in the Tarot and could provide the foundation for this shift in identity helping us to find our spiritual authority, transcend our smaller sense of self and at the same time release any fears(yellow) that we may still be harbouring. We are able to step into a true Open-Sesame time in which we awaken to an undying wisdom, fearlessness and love. The Return Journey for the Hierophant in our beloved system is Bottle 83, Open Sesame, turquoise/gold.

Initiation into a new way of being is a challenging task in which our heart is matured: it takes ardour and courage – the red substance in Aura-Soma could supply us with ways to make choices that reflect our true self and so find a balance between the intense activity of initiation and the force and strain generated by ambition, striving or grasping after a goal.

Bottle 6

Bottle 6, red/red is the Energy Bottle and could free us from the restrictions of old conflict and perhaps even fill us with the limitless energy of perseverance and a full aliveness of being. Our love for life could allow us to see the love in everything and how much we are loved. We could accept ourselves for who we are, include others and naturally create win-win situations. The intense enlightenment that is so much part of our initiation process, suggests consciousness (light) brought to our Earth Star (red) - turning it pink.

There are twenty-one bottles with pink as one of the fractions. Applying the substance in any of these bottles could help us to accept our own vulnerability and allow ourselves to receive, whilst offering tenderness and compassion to others. We are able to bring appreciation, inspiration, spontaneity and fun into any situation; fun is true responsiveness and allows us to lighten up.

Bottle 21

Equilibrium Bottle 21, green/pink, is called New Beginning for Love and reminds us that pink can express itself only through the green of the heart. The new beginning we are all experiencing is born of love. The pink teaches that our liberation is awakening to loving kindness: 'to find the space (green) within our heart, to allow the love to harmonise and balance our being'. Mike Booth.

Let the love take you all the way home.

written by Marelna Du Plessis