17th September 2013: Saturn and the North Node in Scorpio (again!)

by Sarah Varcas on 17/09/2013

 

The Power of Relationship

by

Sarah Varcas

 
Today we are reminded it is often in the closest and most important relationships that we encounter the deepest pain and therefore the greatest opportunity for healing. The extent to which we can embrace this fact largely dictates the depth of the healing we can experience. If we fail to learn from the themes which arise again and again in our relationships we can find ourselves unconsciously living out age old patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour which serve only to keep us cemented into a past which can never serve us well in the present.

The heavens point right now to the layers which exist between ourselves and others. We are invited to explore them and discover what really lies beneath the surface of our inter-connectedness with the people in our lives. How and why did these connections between us really come to be? What forces are at play in our world when we are locked into union with another which both liberates and limits us at the same time? Why is it that we can find ourselves compelled to return again and again to people by whose presence we are pained but in whose absence we feel we cannot survive?

The power of relationship is being brought into the light now, for all to see and explore. No longer can we stumble onwards walking the same path of togetherness and pain without growing in our understanding or awareness of what’s really taking place. The field of relationship is one in which we encounter deeply powerful forces which move to wake us up and bring us into a state of conscious awareness. They do this through scenarios which refuse to be ignored and via dynamics which resist all attempts to circumvent or shift them before their true depths have been penetrated and plumbed. The path of relationship can be a steep and rocky one, but the view from the summit is like no other…

If you thought that the end of Saturn’s transit through Libra meant relationships would be sunny from here on in, you were wrong! Libra is one level of relationship, but Scorpio is another and with Saturn and the North Node there now we are forced to dig deep if we are to penetrate the truth about what’s really going on between ourselves and other people. And the fact is we may not like what we find. So many relationships are built upon a bedrock of fear – that this may be our last chance for happiness; that without them we’ll be alone forever; that we’re not strong enough to go it alone. And it’s not only partner relationships which trigger such responses in us. The prospect of stepping outside of our family of origin or away from our old social circle can have similar effects upon our confidence and courage.

Our connections with and dependence upon other people are some of the most powerfully shaping forces in our lives which we would be wise to explore with as open a mind and heart as possible. What we discover when we do may not be too appealing at first, but we cannot develop courage unless we are afraid, and we cannot know truth unless we have deception with which to compare it. The paradoxes of life are encapsulated in the forces which bring us together or keep us apart, and it is towards them that we are encouraged to turn at this time, with eyes unflinchingly open to the truths of our relationships and a heart willing to be broken open to allow the light of wisdom in.

Here’s wishing everyone an insightful day.

Sarah Varcas

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