Luna is full in the fiery, visionary sign of the archer, Sagittarius. Raise your sails as we head into this new chapter under her luminous light.
Sun & Moon, Night & Day, Dark & Light are examples of the duality within our selves manifested on our dear planet Earth and vice versa.
Like many of you, I tend to deep dive into subjects that come up in the collective consciousness. The reason for the dive is a profound sense of curiosity and search for truth.
The ancient alchemists viewed their art as one of transmutation, referring to consciousness or a substance, moving from a base form to an enlightened state. This applies to both psychological (internal) and scientific (external) aspects of the work.
We move from base matter to a more refined understanding and then go through the process again and again, like the cycle of the Phoenix and the ouroboros, in a constant loop.
These loops can be seen in our physical world as described above and through the three motions
of the Earth:
- Her spin on the axis within 24 hours, resulting in night & day
- Her revolution, producing the four seasons
- Her wobble, taking place approximately every ten of thousands of years. The wobble cycle has a few names, including the Yugas, originally described in the Vedas, and Greek Great Year by Plato. The current cycle is referred to as the Kali Yuga, the Iron Age.
"The Kali Yuga is an age of darkness, when we witness human morals and capabilities at their lowest point. The Mahabharata describes this period as when the “World Soul” is Black in hue; only one quarter of virtue remains, which slowly dwindles to zero at the end of the Kali Yuga. Men turn to wickedness; disease, lethargy, anger, natural calamities, anguish and fear of scarcity dominate. Penance, sacrifices and religious observances fall into disuse. All creatures degenerate. Change passes over all things, without exception."1
Sound familiar? The good news is that we are moving out of the Kali Yuga, which Indian academic Bibhu Dev Misra has calculated to begin at 2025 as we move into an upward cycle called the Dwapara Yuga, the Bronze Age. There is much speculation as to the exact dates, according to The Great Year documentary, the dates may fluctuate depending if we have a binary sun or not.
Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano
1 Bibhu Dev Misra