Today brings the opportunity for a mid-week cosmic reset. Wherever we are and whatever we’re doing, the Sun, the Moon, and Mercury, the ancient Messenger of the Gods, remind us that we’re always in the heart of the Cosmic Mystery.
The Pisces Moon is void of course and soon to move across the dynamic and potent Cardinal Cross and enter Aries, tapping the energy of the Beginning. The void-of-course lunar energy brings the opportunity for exquisite, keen awareness of the energy that our Star, the Sun, is carrying today.
Sol moves through a degree of Capricorn that is saturated with the highest expression of the nimble and sure-footed Mountain Goat, ever climbing towards his lofty goal. “Pilgrims climbing the steep steps to a mountain shrine” is its symbol. This is the energy of the ascending consciousness, Dane Rudhyar tells us in An Astrological Mandala.
Traveling within a degree of the Sun for the next two days is Mercury the Cosmic Messenger. Today he moves through a degree of the sky that’s still illuminated by the stellar energy of our solar system’s heart, for it was only yesterday that the Sun was here. “A nature spirit dancing by the iridescent mist of a waterfall” is the symbol for 25 degrees Capricorn. It carries the energy that allows us to perceive the creative power of the cosmos, hidden within every molecule of Nature in her myriad guises.
That nature spirit carries the Cosmic Spark–and it’s within all that is, including our own hearts. The American Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron reminds us that “the wisdom, the strength, the confidence, the awakened heart and mind are always accessible, here, now, always. We are just uncovering them. We are rediscovering them. We’re not inventing them or importing them from somewhere else. They’re here. That’s why when we feel caught in darkness, suddenly the clouds can part. Out of nowhere we cheer up or relax or experience the vastness of our minds. No one else gives this to you. People will support you and help you with teachings and practices, as they have supported and helped me, but you yourself experience your unlimited potential.”