by Crystal Pomeroy
Have you felt impotent in the face of
apparently rampant abuse by ruling groups? How do you
feel about the idea of power in general?
What are your beliefs about having it yourself?
Your beliefs contribute to how you—and the world you live in—experience
power, and this last New Moon of the year
gives us a chance to transmute that condition.
2007 has been marked by a lengthy rendezvous between
Pluto and the Galactic Center, emphasizing
the supernatural force of consciousness,
a message made popular in the movie, "The
Secret." The year comes to a close with fireworks as this intense
conjunction is joined by Jupiter, along with Sun, Mercury
and the New Moon, making a wide stellium
in Sagittarius. It is a dynamic portal, integrating
themes of cosmic truth and global power with
the personal forces of emotion, will, belief
and mental programs. A volatile square to
Uranus can bring great liberation as it shakes
up unconscious patterns.
Much has been written
about the conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto
that becomes exact two days after this lunation.
From a worldly standpoint, it could coincide
with an upsurge of power-mongering in the
same circles whose dominion already seems close to choking the
planet and its species. (Indeed, as Jude
Cowell points out in Stars Over Washington, the
Feds have arranged a meeting on that very day.) With these two honchos
of the solar system involved, it’s particularly
important to bear in mind that astrological
aspects have different octaves of expression.
Part of the message of the conjunction of
the Galactic Center to Pluto that has flavored
this entire year is precisely that:
cosmic self is the center of your own experience;
you can and do wield power right now, from
wherever you are, and you reclaim your influence as you stop projecting
it onto outer forces and figures that seem
to control your destiny.
In an interesting article
on the subject, Shelley Ackerman says that
Jupiter with Pluto “refers
to an inexhaustible supply of both spirit
and riches. How wonderful it would be if
the two—the generosity and wisdom
Jupiter and the power of Pluto—would merge
and work together again for the highest good
of all concerned.....Providence indeed!” Thankfully,
providence isn’t something we have
to sit by and hope for. It is already with
us, awaiting our quantum attention to create
a new cycle of empowering beliefs by the
dark of the New Moon in Sagittarius. The
metaphysical suggestions below are designed
to optimize that promise.
Metaphysical New Moon Ceremony
you enjoy synchronizing your sacred space, choose:
- Candles, garments and decor in tones of brilliant purple with touches
of gold and silver
- Sagittarian stones such as amethyst, white quartz, lapis lazuli
- Bright flowers
- Jasmine or sandalwood incense
Angelic Assistance for the December New Moon
rules angels, and these heavenly helpers are
especially connected to this strongly Jupiterian portal.
their vibrations by remembering and invoking
them, and for this portal, by calling on
the Angels of Higher and True Power, and also what Lucy Aspra calls
the Angel of Sagittarius, Adnachiel.
Ask for their assistance
to release blocks against expression of your
true power, as well as for connecting with and expanding vibrations
of healthy power around the planet.
Clear the way to pray.
- Have on hand a notebook and pen.
- To connect with your resistance to power, choose one of the thoughts
that follow, write it down and complete it with whatever comes into
- I was brought up to believe that it was good to be powerful.
This is not true for me because:
- The following beliefs I have absorbed or promoted unconsciously
- Write at least five examples of times you may have abused power
in large or small ways. Answers from our prayer group included:
I was arbitrarily bossy in a volunteer position of
I criticized someone I was jealous of behind her back
in an exclusive group I belonged to.
I was overly
aggressive when scolding my children because
of frustration in other areas of my life.
have used my imagination to visualize negative
things that worry me instead of desired outcomes.
- Read your abuses over slowly, and then, with your
attention on your heart, repeat a thought
of forgiveness—for yourself and for all
others who have allowed power to corrupt them—during ten minutes.
Forgive us our trespasses against your law of love,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Or, try Neil Douglas-Klotz’ translation
from Aramaic of this timeless phrase:
the knots of failure binding us, as we release
the strands we hold of others’ faults.
- Write down five or more types of power you consider positive.
- List five or more ways in which you personally would like to be
- List five beneficent kinds of power you would like to see more
of in the world.
Repeat affirmations to heal your connection with power during seven
minutes, such as:
I am not alone in my need and
desire to experience positive power. The Divine
Helper is with me, freeing me from any blocks,
personal or collective, conscious or not,
and the Divine Helper is guiding me in any
way that’s necessary to expand empowering
beliefs and actions for myself and for the
There is only One True Power, that is Omnipresent Good. I now remember
that Higher Good is present in all situations everywhere, with all beings that
may possibly need help, in all meetings of government and other circles that
are vital to planetary concerns. Omnipresent Good is at work in all these circumstances
and It is greater than any other influence. My recognition of Omnipresent Good
attracts powerful manifestations of good to me, as it also connects me to a
like awareness in all people everywhere; together we surround the planet with
the consciousness of victorious good now. Any false displays now fade away
in the light of the One True Power.
- Follow up daily at least until the coming Full Moon:
Read steps five through seven, and do steps four and eight. Also,
keep alert for signs of manifestation and opportunities for powerful
action, and consolidate the flow with by giving thanks, and taking
action, as each is required.
Bouska, Nina, Daily Success Guide, www.daykeeperjournal.com
Cowell, Jude, http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/
Aspra, Lucy, El Agenda de los Ángeles 2007: Mexico
City, Casa de los Ángeles, 2006.
Ackerman, Shelley L., “Great Balls of Fire! The Big Bang Jupiter-Pluto
Conjunction of 2007”, in Mountain Astrologer, Dec/Jan
2008, p. 25.
Douglas-Klotz, Neil, Desert Wisdom: San Francisco,
Harper Collins, 1995.
Merriman, Raymond L., Forecast 2007: Seek-It
Publications, West Bloomfield, MI, 2006.
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