ASIACT Astrology - May 2014

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Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that


Every day we walk our tightrope that bridges the gap between that which exists potentially within us and that which seeks to be expressed concretely into form. James Hillman in The Soul’s Code compares this process with the acorn’s journey by which the acorn grows into the oak tree. The idea is that each one of us is born with a unique calling and that there is a force guiding us towards the fulfilment of that calling. With few exceptions this seems to be a process which unfolds gradually as we grow up. Perhaps we sometimes forget that growing up silently involves another parallel process that Hillman calls ‘growing down’. The higher we reach towards our soul, the deeper our roots anchor into the soil.

Coral is a tertiary colour combining primary red (grounding and purpose) and secondary orange (insight and bliss): becoming acquainted with the world of form, coming to terms with our corporeal existence, awakening to the perfection of our lives. The coral energy symbolises the threshold of a new paradigm in which we naturally reside on the rainbow bridge between growing up and growing down – paying equal attention to both. More and more we are able to accept without fear the many imponderables, paradoxes and unanswerable questions that are so much part of our journey. Using any of the five bottles with coral as one of the fractions gradually reconnects us to the wisdom of our deeper heart.

Bottle 87, Love Wisdom, pale coral/pale coral could support us ‘To be able to see ourselves beyond the reflection of self’. (Keynote for this bottle) – to see ourselves as part of a larger plan. This implies that the masks we have worn to protect ourselves, become superfluous and that when we deny or disown certain parts of our self, we are in denial of our purpose as part of the universal purpose. ‘Within is all you seek’ Mike Booth

Our descent into creation as innocent angels merely offers us the opportunity to awaken our consciousness through the mirror of duality. As we anchor ourselves by descending, by growing down, we explore all possible connections between body, mind and spirit and in so doing expand our conscious awareness. This is the path of synthesis.

The keynote for Bottle 105, Archangel Azreal, iri-descent coral/coral promises ‘Going beyond separation, receptive to the feminine and touching unity’.

Time and eternity are two aspects of the same experience. We are in the process of experiencing the truth that we are both spirit and matter – we grow up and we grow down. ‘Connected to the root and sacral chakras, B105 supports healing the shocks and discrimination that exists in our racial, tribal and genetic lineages as well as the pain of repressed sexuality and unrequited love’ Aura-Soma Sourcebook

Coral prepares us to see the gift in all of life and grooms us to take our deserved and dutiful place within the collective, offering our earthly wisdom and compassion to those who ask for it. And so we are of service to others as they go through their own rites of passage. And assist them in their efforts to grow down.

‘When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way’ Wayne Dyer

written by Marelna Du Plessis