The Deeper Reality of Being
New Moon | July 28, 2022 | 5 Leo 39
Planets in Cancer move into Leo. Feelings turn into something. The thing might be love or it might be a work of art.
In Leo, we are adding heat, wit and will.
Observing South Node in Scorpio at the foundation of this chart in the position of home and family, I suddenly realized that in my 70’s I am still living the drama of childhood, where the “play” was often, “Boys against the girls.” At this point there were my two older brothers, Deborah, and I. The girls never called this game. “Let’s play ‘boys against the girls” meant we girls were under attack because the play was physical and no contest. It meant severed dolls heads and limbs and a doll funeral at the incinerator. “My Bonnie lies over the ocean, my Bonnie lies over the sea. My Bonnie lies over the ocean. Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.”
I have a feeling that “boys against the girls” is the archetypal struggle of might makes right vs. cooperation. Males vs. females is representative of this conflict, which is really about the use of solar/ heart energy with silver, reflecting energy. If we think of the specifics as only representatives, we won’t get so wrapped up in the specifics and better get to the heart (Sun/Leo) of the matter. Ill-dignified, might (or force) can come in the form of a mother who won’t let you live your own life.
The Tarot Key for Leo is a picture of the archetypal feminine representing receptivity. The Key is labeled Strength and the woman is easily taming a lion. Paul Foster Case wrote, “He who would rule nature, must obey her laws.” Sir Francis Bacon said, “Nature to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
The “play” in our home might have been an unconscious dramatization of the energy of our parents, both fire signs. Mother was an Aries and father a Leo. The boys were Sagittarius and Aquarius, both projective or masculine signs, and the three girls, were Pisces, Taurus, and Capricorn: feminine signs.
It is not that my parents are male and female. Energetically, they were male and male. That is what they had to work with.
As I revisit this under these transits, I think that North Node, Uranus, and Mars in Taurus in the 10th represents the collective pain body that is undergoing a challenge to heal from misapplication of mind. “The pain body is accumulated in the collective human psyche over thousands of years, through disease, torture, war, murder, cruelty, madness and so on. Everyone’s personal pain body also partakes of this collective pain body.” – Eckhart Tolle
We cannot perpetuate the boys against the girls, man vs. woman habit of mind. We cannot perpetuate good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, light vs. darkness, Force vs. Invitation. The Lord is Lord of light and darkness. The light and the dark, sometimes referred to as contrast, need each other in order that we may have these rich and diverse lives, full of risk, excitement, and quest. The caduceus, symbol of Mercury and the healing arts, comes to mind with the two snakes, one masculine and the other feminine wrapping back and forth around the center. We gotta get the extremes to flow freely.
Transiting Mercury, strong-willed and creative in Leo, squares the free agency of North Node, Uranus, and Mars as well as the South Node in Scorpio. Scorpio is also representative of pains of the past leaking into our vessel of life. The South Node here counsels, “Don’t get stuck in your pain, reach for your pleasure."
“What does remain true, however, is that the energy frequency of the mind appears to be essentially male. The mind resists, fights for control, uses, manipulates, attacks, tries to grasp, and possess, and so on.
“To go beyond the mind and reconnect with the deeper reality of Being, very different qualities are needed: surrender, non-judgment, and openness that allows life to be instead of resisting it, the capacity to hold all things in the loving embrace of your knowing. All these qualities are much more closely related to the female principle.”
“Whereas mind-energy is hard and rigid, Being-energy is soft and yielding and yet infinitely more powerful than mind. The mind runs our civilization, whereas being is in charge of all life on our planet and beyond. Being is the very Intelligence whose visible manifestation is the physical universe. Although women are potentially closer to it, men can also access it within themselves. At this time, the vast majority of men as well as women are still in the grip of the mind: identified with the thinker and the pain-body. This, of course, is what prevents enlightenment and the flowering of love.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.
Sun and Moon in Leo trine Jupiter in Aries. “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” – Dalai Lama
Put more emphasis of your beingness and not on your fights to be right. This grand trine suggests the idea that peace on earth begins with me. Think a kind, gracious and forgiving thought. Do an act of kindness.
Be respectful of yourself. Do not judge yourself.