A Tree in Her Right Mind
Let us take some time to celebrate the unchallenged, timeless wisdom of the tree. The roots are her mind, her intelligence. The tree is wise, rooting her mind in our ancient grandmother Earth, deep in her grounds, receiving unwavering support. A tree is a living embodiment of the serenity and fulfillment that a human being seeks. Humans naturally feel a sense of great peace when surrounded by trees. It is this hidden intelligence of the tree that communicates a deep inner security and carries the charge of pure, available life-force.
As humans, we walk with our head in the air, often forgetting the majesty of bowing to Earth. Our feet step on her and our head is usually ahead of us! We ignore the deep, silent-knowing of our feet, we trap them in shoes and then proceed to get lost in busy, daily, mental gymnastics. While we are engrossed in our mental-world, we usually receive less true fulfillment. We tend to lose the magic of raw life by allowing our heads to be full of noise that has very little nutritional value. Emotionally, this results in a deficiency or a feeling that something is off or not right. Not only is most of what we are surrounded by daily uprooting to mental peace but the resulting mental content, there of, serves to unground us even further. This entire repetitive process serves as a barrier from the abundant wealth of genuine connection available in the natural world.
Root Kingdom Rules
Our New Moon in December is aligned with the powerful star sign called Mula (Root). This sign has a very intimate link to the hidden worlds of nature that thrive beneath soil, in caves and other concealed places. Many of these life forms are solid, still and slow moving. They are knowingly and intelligently dependent on the support of Earth. Their communication with Earth is clear and sturdy. They refuse to be disconnected as they understand the beauty of this secret. This acceptance, this surrender, is the knowing that all are inter-dependent. We are all dependent upon Earth. As we create the illusion of advancement through the medium of science, we fall into the delusion of an unnatural, disproportionate independence. This, in turn, fosters a sickness of selfish concern in humanity. This presumed independence is actually dangerous for us and harmful to other life forms.
Castles in the Sky
Our heads are like little bubble-fortresses in a vast ocean of life, the depth of which we may not actually comprehend. With our heads in the air, we are natural innovators. We love to modify. This is exactly what air does. It changes things. Air creates movement and it also causes decay and transformation. This is a beautiful paradox. That which gives life (oxygen) also takes life. Out of balance, over stimulated air causes disconnection from Earth, an overly-inspired feeling and a false sense of freedom. This kind of inflated intellect may justify taking liberties against other beings for any reason, believing firmly in it’s own genius, but this doesn’t mean it is really brilliant at all or even just. Those that do not have a human voice cannot cry out in a way that the human intellect understands. Yet those who have established a deep connection to life, hear these ignored voices and their united cry.
Under a Mula Moon, we are invited to examine our current choice of inner and outer rooting. Where are our allegiances? How selective are we about the soil we have planted our lives in? If the soil is questionable, if it is diseased or eroded, we cannot expect to feel nourished or to nourish anyone else.
Calling All Healers to Attention!
It is time to connect with our roots! Literally. I am drawn to mention the real, living roots we receive medicine from such as ginger and turmeric and so many others. They are effulgent with the light of life and when honored, they offer this glow to us as precious medicine. We often take for granted the lives that give us life. A root is the mind of the plant. We should not forget this. It is part of a healer’s responsibility to cure illness and that often starts in the mind (the real root). The mind is often full of entitlement to the natural world instead of gratefulness. This is the root of an illness.
My prayer for all of us under this powerful Mula New Moon is that we all mature in our understanding of life and connection. May we understand the absolute beauty of our inter-dependency and renounce the idea that this is weakness. May we all be granted the insight to plant our lives in a solid, rich and fertile place so that our lives become abundant, fruit-giving trees for all who need nourishment. May we all heal together. May we all grow together. May we all enjoy real peace.
With Deepest Gratitude,
~ Eve ~
Eve became a serious student of Astrology at a young age. In 1994, she met her first Astrology teacher, who taught her how to construct charts by hand and led her to the feet of Jyotish Shastra, or more commonly known as Vedic Astrology. Eve spent 10 years in India studying Vedic Astrology as well the sacred art of Mantra as well as Ayurveda, and under the request of her teacher began offering readings in 2010.