Astrology

By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, March 2006

MEDITATION

Meditation comes in many forms, some active and some passive. All forms take us beyond ourselves and immerse us in universality. All astrological signs can contribute to one’s own discovery of our perfect meditation.

ARIES meditates on the rhythmic power and passion of the drum, the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Martial arts and power lifting become moving meditations on physical discipline.

TAURUS uses the invisible power of music, song and chanting the Name of God to bridge itself to its ancestors and the unseen world of the Divine, emptying the mind of distracting chatter, readying it for brilliant stillness.

GEMINI understands why the Bible begins with “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. Repeating a living mantra is a path to meditation.

CANCER has the innate sensitivity to meditate on crystals and gemstones, which impact the astral body, and subsequently the physical body. But choosing the right crystal is not as simple as looking up one’s “birthstone.”

LEO meditates on dance as an embodiment of the Divine Flame within. Bon and Sufi dancing express that Holy Fire as Divine attributes through hand mudras and body movement.

VIRGO serves the Divine by serving in the world, especially where there is medical need. Mother Teresa was a consummate example of doing “seva,” spiritual service, by attending to the lepers. Telepathic connections with animals are also significant.

LIBRA meditates on being the dispassionate witness within to the inner opposites of thinking and feeling, sensing and intuition, the mundane world vs. the sacred.

SCORPIO discovers tantric sexuality as union with the Divine through intimate union with the beloved. If it is consecrated to the Light, its occult experience becomes infused with spiritual experience.

SAGITTARIUS loves God. Its devotion becomes its path to merging with the Divine. As a result, its actions in the world become permeated with Divine qualities.

CAPRICORN uses ancient traditions to experience Oneness with God the same way that its ancestors found Higher Truth. It is obedient to the history of its path.

AQUARIUS meditates on social equality and activism to uplift humanity. It wants a world without borders, and respects all cultural differences as necessary elements in the diverse tapestry of Creation.

PISCES can just sit still. In that receptive stillness it hears Higher Guidance, feels universal love, and empathizes with the suffering of others. Water meditations, like swimming also help it dissolve boundaries between itself and others.

Oahu Island News Contributing Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411 or by email at lori.jade.emory@gmail.com.

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