By Cal Garrison
This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of an Aries Moon. My comments on Venus and Mars in last week’s column generated a lot of questions. One question in particular gave me plenty of food for thought. It was: “So, if Venus is behind Mars, can we change this pattern of meeting people we learn from temporarily? Surely we can transcend anything?”
It’s for sure that we can transcend anything, theoretically. This concept is true, on paper. But the third dimension is a weird place. As much as we like to think human beings are operating at a high level of consciousness, planet Earth is the last stop on the evolutionary spiral. Even if our souls reincarnate from the higher spiritual realms, once we descend to this plane of experience we leave the state of oneness that we came from and enter a much lower vibration. There are 48 laws that are immutable in this dimension, one of which is the law of resonance. As soon as we enter the Earth plane, we become subject to all of those laws and go into resonance with the vibratory rate that is de riguer at the bottom of the evolutionary barrel.
Why our souls choose to reincarnate here is a karmic thing that is unique to each individual. Through time and experience the business of living in this reality requires us to evolve from the lowest level of awareness back to the state of oneness and unity that we came from. So, the statement, “Surely we can transcend anything” is 100% true. It’s what we came here to do. No matter what our karma looks like, our purpose here on Earth is to “eat it,” or to transcend it before we die.
This is easier said than done. When I say, “the Earth is a weird place” and refer to it as the last stop on the evolutionary spiral, it means that everything about life in the third dimension is designed to keep us asleep. Most of us lose our way. The spiritual component gets exchanged for an attachment to money and things. We get lost in the realm of greed and ambition. We succumb to sadness and misery. We forget who we are and where we came from.
If, by chance, we happen upon the spiritual path things can shift. But here in 3-D, the spiritual path is as slippery as every other slope. We think it is all angels and unicorns, and sweetness and light, forgetting that this part of life is subject to the same 48 laws that govern every other area of human experience. Trying to grok spiritual principles with a polarized mind has its own set of pitfalls. The belief that we can alter any set of conditions with the mind, or with the power of focused intent, alone, is one of them.
So where does that leave us? Keep in mind that all of us chose to be here. Three months before we were conceived we sat down with the archangels that superintend our evolutionary process and came up with a curriculum for the upcoming incarnation. That process involved weighing the past life deeds, looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly, and deciding what it would take to redeem the negative, make the most of the positive, and create an incarnation that would allow us to live through a series of experiences that would, hopefully, give our souls the opportunity to ascend a little further along the evolutionary path.
We agreed to certain conditions in the area of relationships. These were agreements, or contracts that were signed by us, with the understanding that those contracts would be met (or not) by the time we died. The statement, “Surely we can transcend anything” is absolutely true – but, in the third dimension, transcendence is something that is learned through experience. There is no way around this, no spiritual bypass. Through time, and one test after another, we are called to ‘eat’ our karma, and digest our experience. We can’t just blow a few affirmations on it, do a little yoga, and cancel it out just because the ego is unhappy with those conditions. Bowing to the dictates of karma is the only way to transcend it.
So while you can transcend anything, those abilities are beyond our reach at the moment. Time and experience will hone them (maybe) if you keep paying attention to what’s right in front of you, and lose the need to change it.
From an astrological perspective the sign that the soul has shifted the need to keep bumping into all the wrong people happens at the point where Venus progresses into a conjunction with Mars and winds up leading, instead of trailing. I was born with Venus trailing Mars by 90 degrees. I am 72 years of age. My progressed Venus is still trailing at 3 degrees Scorpio. Venus will not catch up with Mars until I am around 82 years old. Will it be then that after four marriages and too many boyfriends that I finally find Mr. Right? Maybe: Who knows? But, at the end of the day it doesn’t matter, because after all this time I have learned that I am my one and only and that there is way more to life than earthly love. Let me leave you with that and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.