Shinto never attempted to answer “Why do things happen?” In fact, Shinto is about living the moment rather than digging deeper into affairs out of human control. This practice is not about trying to control energies, but how to live and deal with those that already exist around you.
With its visionary imagery, Neptune connects us with the waters of our being. This means that it lets us access and understand the collective unconscious. It is also a gateway to our subconscious. Our subconscious mind is made up of thoughts, beliefs, emotions, memory, instincts, and behavior.
This date is a celebration of the first fruits from the harvest. However, there was also an element of foresight, as some of these fruits were preserved for the winter. We also celebrate the self-sacrifice of the Deity Lugh to save humanity. The Sun is descending and this is noticeable. This is a time to give thanks for the first fruits of your hard labor. However, the idea of death, both literal and metaphorical, is also present. It’s deep gratitude mixed with the sense of an ending.
To begin with, it is important to clarify that there is no unique method to dispose of your Tarot Cards. This is so since every person performs their magic differently. Whatever information you take from this post, it will work best for you if you adept it to the different aspects of your practices, as well as your own knowledge and beliefs.
All asteroids have meaning in Astrology. The Pallas Athena asteroid will speak to us about wisdom. Vesta is hearth, Juno is commitment, and Ceres is nourishment. Chiron shows us our own misery. We must accept both wounds: the wound of rejection and the physical wound. Chiron will also reveal the wound of our soul, and is often referred to as the “wounded healer” archetype. This asteroid also points to where our painful experiences teach us something. It also tells us how we can use that understanding to help others.
I always look at the astrology around the Sabbats. This time, it was impossible to ignore Pluto. Roe v Wade is one of the things the United States’ Pluto return, which took place on February 22nd this year, brought to the light. The United States as a nation (and the Western world) can choose to acknowledge it as the big problem it is. Only in this way will we finally get rid of that nasty, controlling energy and start to heal. It was hard to think about Litha in terms of celebration. I was soon drawn to it as an opportunity to strengthen our Solar Plexus chakra. This is the energy center that keeps our leaders going. I have also thought of rituals to help us channel our anger towards authority figures.
The Soul Star Chakra is related to our soul’s mission in this incarnation. In that sense, it has to do with karma, which is both what our soul has done in our past lives and our fate in this incarnation. When our 8th Chakra is balanced, our purpose and our mission become clear. We know why we’ve incarnated in this physical plane, and what we need to learn and do here. At the same time, the Soul Star Chakra enables us to get in touch with our Higher Self. If we tap into the energy of the 8th Chakra, we will start challenging our limiting beliefs and achieve a deeper knowledge of ourselves.