Stand on that mountain top, survey the terrain, and prepare to charge...the Sun has entered Aries...
...but make sure which way you're going to thrust down that mountain for the path may not be so clear still.
A friend of mine posted a snippet from the iconic Indian mystic Osho the other day. It was from a book called Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within and I think it holds much relevance to the mood lately and this move of the Sun m into Aries:
Remember two words: one is action, another is activity. Action is not activity; activity is not action. Their natures are diametrically opposite. Action is when the situation demands it and you act, you respond. Activity is when the situation doesn't matter, it is not a response; you are so restless within, that the situation becomes an excuse to be active. Try to see the delicate distinction. For example, you are hungry, then you eat -- this is action. But you are not hungry, you don't feel any hunger at all, and still you go on eating -- this is activity.
Action is beautiful, action comes as a spontaneous response. Life needs response, every moment you have to act, but the action comes through the present moment. You are hungry and you seek food, you are thirsty and you go to the well. You are feeling sleepy and you go to sleep. It is out of the total situation that you act. Action is spontaneous and total.
Activity is never spontaneous, it comes from the past. You may have been accumulating it for years, and then it explodes into the present -- and it is not relevant. But the mind is cunning and will find rationalizations for the activity.
The mind will always try to prove that this is not activity and will try and con (convince) you into believing it is action - that it was 'needed'. But it was not needed, the situation never demanded it, it was simply irrelevant -- only you cannot see. There was no need for it.
The moon phase is still Balsamic, the moon is in Pisces, Mercury and Mars are still retrograde...the calling right now, I think, is to remain contained, be aware of all directions and what's in them, acknowledge the forces within that crave for motion but blend into the stillness and wait for the spontaneity of action. It will come and my guess is it will come in spades with the coming New Moon but even that "event" is not reason enough to move, in fact the message of the moment may be to allow yourself to be moved by that mysterious force of knowing when, where, and how to act.
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