While it may seem that there’s overkill chat regarding the Pluto/Uranus square and the first of seven exact hits this past Sunday, the reality is… not really. Or, put another way to coin a phrase, ‘it’s never enough’. Globally and on all levels, all of us are going to be living with this energy as it builds and wanes, builds and wanes until the final of the seven exact hits occurs March, 2015.
How and where this energy is affecting us personally as we navigate this passage is and will be very individual. Outwardly we’re already witnessing its effects in Mother Nature’s rage environmentally along with the struggle for political change around the globe.
As I’ve mentioned previously, Pluto is currently in Capricorn where its mission is to break up and eliminate those things and structures that no longer serve. On the other end of the square, Uranus is sitting in Aries where as a restless rebel, it’s full of aggression.
Thus, this circumstance begs the question, what can we call upon to calm our own turbulent waters of emotion so that we may respond with clear vision and action to the environment around us?
As I wrote in Igniting Soul Fire, Spiritual Dimensions of the Bach Flower Remedies, Dr. Edward Bach did explore the subject of astrology as it related to his 38 Bach Flower Remedies. Nevertheless, in his writings which are scant, he admits to stepping away from his theories of such connections because, ‘one wants to be sure’. However in Igniting, I speculate that while he made this statement publicly, privately I find it hard to believe that he did so; he was too esoteric in his philosophy and explorations. Perhaps he felt the time wasn’t quite right for such speculation and therefore decided to leave it to others who would follow him.
Without delving too deeply into the whys and wherefores through the astrological lens, I offer these interpretations with remedy suggestions as a starting point for calming the internal reactions that may be stirring up for you.
I begin with the reminder (again) that each of Bach’s 38 possesses multiple subtleties when it comes to choice consideration, similarly to the numerous contemplations an astrologer ruminates across when interpreting the planetary relationships in a chart.
This said, Bach’s remedy Mimulus is classically suggested for calming ‘worldly fears’. In other words, whether it’s an ongoing phobia or situational fear, you KNOW what’s frightening you. You can finish the sentence, “I’m afraid of…” You can name it and it relates to the mundane of everyday life AND I add from an evolutional perspective, our past…in this life as well as perhaps a prior life which carries karma that has now ripened to be dealt with. With Pluto currently sitting in the sign of Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn, there’s an energetic theme that demands we dig deep (Pluto) in order to come face to face with long-denied fears (Saturn) and thus claim our power through transformation (Pluto).
Among Mimulus’ attributes is the energy of courage; here there’s no coincidence, for ‘courage’ is a positive characteristic of the warrior planet Mars… which rules the sign of Aries… right where Uranus the rebel, is currently sitting! However, when Aries isn’t balanced it becomes (among other unattractive attributes), impatient! Happily, there is a remedy for this and it’s Bach’s Impatiens which also happens to be in his famous combination, Rescue Remedy.
Thus, we have two initial remedies capable of supporting us through the challenges ahead. For directions on how to use them in combination as well as other information on flower remedies, please refer to my website: http://www.gayemack.com
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