by Robert Wilkinson
It seems that many are feeling a bit “let down” by the lack of spectacular or obvious transformational events when the Great Sextile happened. Some are hoping they’ll figure something out in this period after the event. I have some insights.
First, the 6 pointed Star, or Great Sextile, was made up of two Grand Trines, one in Earth, the other in Water. This makes for a lot of sextiles and trines, offering understanding and some degree of productivity, depending on what we were “doing” with the planetary energies. Some things have been stabilized and/or understood in their operation, whether for good or ill.
There were also oppositions creating a line of tension, or “the tension of opposites” as the Master DK puts it in the AAB material. Oppositions generate awareness through the polarity and contrast experienced via the planets in opposition. These oppositions involved the Earth and Water signs, thus focusing the awareness in material and emotional terms.
There was a lot of talk about the Star being a “gateway” to higher awareness, a global experience of some form of higher consciousness, or an “ah ha/eureka!” event. While in fact it did hold a promise of some form of one of these things for those who had prepared for such an intention, remember that higher awareness is in the eye of the beholder. And often we are not trained to see the long term trajectory of seemingly insignificant events in the NOW.
As I explained to someone trying to understand this event, the Star didn't necessarily mean that obvious transformational experiences would be happening globally, or that they would even be noticed or understood as such. I believe that was a misconception spread by spiritual cheerleaders who don't understand how long wave transformation works as a process.
I was asked what I meant by “long wave transformation.” I answered that it is the only real transformation! We all go through lesser transformations, but these are usually superficial reactions to events. Long wave transformation is a process that occurs over time that is consciously managed, at least from time to time.
Some practices in self-realization can only yield results months down the road, and though it may seem like we're wasting time and nothing's happening, in fact things are going on that shift the subconsciousness and its imagery. And referencing “the order of priority,” some things must be done before other things can be done.
The ground must be prepared before we plant. We must plant and tend the garden as it grows. The fruits and vegetables are not evident until after the plant flowers and some length of time passes as the blossom becomes the fruit or vegetable.
It’s the same when it comes to the garden of personality. In any genuine transformation of the personality, we must prepare the ground by eliminating the weeds, breaking up the clay, taking out some rocks that have surfaced since the last time we did this, and put in that which will nourish the evolving personality as it begins to grow into its future.
That’s why I have been most impressed with the quickened flow of the Grand Water Trines going on since early June. These have helped many to a greater emotional intelligence, a clearer understanding of what they feel and why, and has helped to reorient many toward more relevant relationships and actions. This is necessary if we are to experience our self-chosen process of transformation, rather than believe it’s something happening not of our own making.
Too often we act as spectators in the audience, rather than directors of that which acts on the stage of life. Many wait for the “deus ex machina” of external intervention rather than take command of the Great Vehicle. If our bodies, feelings, and minds are not in synch with each other, then who is actually living our life?
We are the God we seek. We are the ones who determine our destiny by our choices to learn or not learn, to feel or not feel, to act or not act, and what we choose to understand about these decisions. Over time we shape our lives consciously at critical points, or choose to turn it over to chance and circumstance. This is where apparently minor decisions and realizations could generate major effects down the road.
As I noted in a previous article, this 6 pointed star energy will come back into focus from time to time on its own, like when the Sun and Mercury transit early Virgo in a few weeks. It will also be activated when anything transits the span of degrees in Earth and Water signs re-triggering the original alignment of 2 days ago.
Perhaps the Merkaba was not so much a gateway to a short term experience, but a check in point where we got a tune up so that our Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces energies could understand and harmonize as a baseline pulse to guide us into the future. And the awarenesses generated by Venus opposed Neptune will be seen in a different light when the Sun and Mercury oppose Venus, just as the Mars-Jupiter opposition Pluto will be seen in a different light when each of these moves forward to make other aspects to Pluto.
Transformation is an on-going process of consciously living life in the NOW. As I noted, often the most seemingly insignificant realizations have long term implications when they are lived out in actions, feelings, and thoughts down the road. Much more about the long range transformational potentials generated by the Grand Water Trine anchored into form by the Grand Earth Trine will become clearer as the various transits of early Virgo, early Scorpio, and early Capricorn take place during the second half of 2013.
We all have been shown emotional understanding and intelligence, both through positive and negative experiences. We are still anchoring this emotional substance through Pluto in Capricorn’s seed form building. The coming Earth transits will continue to ground the process.
This quote seemed relevant for now and the near future:
The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually make a new man of himself. - Wang Yang-Ming (1472-1529)
© Copyright 2013 Robert Wilkinson