Maha-Kali’s beautiful face projected onto the Empire State Tower in New York – a paradigm-breaking/defining moment now gone viral on the Internet. I can’t think of a better visual depiction that summarizes this exact Black Moon Lilith / Saturn sextile and what it means for us all.
Saturn represents the pinnacle of material manifestation, the power of ‘the establishment’, whereas Black Moon Lilith represents The Dark Goddess herself, albeit more so towards the Crone/Detached aspects of her being. In Scorpio, Saturn demonstrates to us what is true about our our relationship with power and how we discover our authenticity in that journey of discovery. Saturn then takes these energy and power of these realizations and, like a reservoir, stores and channels it a gradual way towards the fulfillment of longer-term goals. Linked with the energy of ‘building’, few things scream ‘establishment, authority, status’ as the iconic Empire State Building in New York City (and as one clever commentator noted, essentially She’s on a giant phallus, a.k.a Shiva Lingam).
In Virgo, Black Moon Lilith rises to the Path of Service irrespective of how she is projected upon (unintended pun 😉 – as a sexual harlot, as a mad-blood-thirsty-vampiric-heathen-daimon, as something unclean, impure, etc. Those of you familiar with the history of the Goddess and Priestess traditions and the ways in which they have been suppressed and re-written by mainstream readings of religion and spirituality will know exactly what I’m talking about. In the original context of the artistic projection of Kali-Ma, her image was used as part of an effort to raise awareness of the need to protect animals (which is Virgo-an in its desire to preserve and sustain the self and others through the material world).
Seeing the two come together in that powerful, visual image just .. captures this sextile’s energy of possibility in sheer perfection.
In our daily lives, we are inspired now to come forwards – in the public eye – and Serve in the ways we see fit, embodying Her Vibration. She, Maha-Kali, represents a spectrum of possibilities too vast to ever contain in any single archetype: The Fierce Warrior, The Nurturing Mother, The Tantric Lover, The Formless Feminine; The Widowed Crone; The Maiden of the Three Worlds — the list just goes on and on..
As we embody her without fear, and in absolute integrity, we set the foundation establishing a Path of Service that will stand the test of Time, and, if need be, challenge the dominant institutions, norms and structures that seek to project upon it differently. In some sense, this image is an inverse – for it is the Super-Structure (Capricorn) that The Dark Goddess is projected upon, not vice versa.
Also bear in mind that we’re already in a fairly heavy energetic climate, what with Jupiter’s impending transit into Virgo tomorrow, Saturn preparing to enter Sagittarius, multiple retrogrades ongoing & more. I’ll be covering that in later articles so stay tuned!
In the meantime, celebrate your love for The Dark Goddess within and don’t be afraid to Serve her as you see fit.
Those of you with bodies close to 28 Aries will experience this sextile as a powerful Yod (or Finger of Fate). As I looked to a complete list of known asteroids currently at this point, I couldn’t help but notice two: Discovery (9770) and Opportunity (39382).
I read this as a threefold cosmic, energetic promise:
(1) that more and more are going to awaken to the Archetype of the Dark Goddess and recognize her as an undeniably elemental, primordial, palpable presence – or archetype – within our lives
(2) that we will individually and collectively rediscover that which is Sacred about Her and those who walk with on their Paths of Service
(3) that we will come to realization of how we can and must integrate her wisdom if we are to live with integrity, authenticity and as part of human civilization that can stand the test of time. The message for which Ma was introduced – as a fierce warrior able to protect endangered species – is a clear beginning.
Is it any surprise that the project-makers, who made this beautiful, beautiful, message possible called it ‘Projecting-Change’ ?
I leave you with the words of Vera de Chalambert, expressing her heartfelt joy at the display:
“In a breathtaking heart-to-heart, Ma Kali took New York last night. The Divine Feminine, Maha Shakti, goddess of spiritual death, destruction and resurrection, rode the zeitgeist straight onto the face of the Empire State Building…
In an unprecedented and awe-inspiring public display of art by filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and his team, Projecting Change, projected onto the NYC skyline , was meant to spark awareness of massive wildlife extinction, and be a chilling call to conservation turning the Empire State Building, New York’s brightest and most recognizable symbol and capitalism’s earliest totem, into the worlds greatest canvas, as well as its most epic tombstone and oracle of the Dark Feminine”.
(Quote Source: http://www.rebellesociety.com/2015/08/07/kali-takes-new-york-sign-of-the-times/ )
An absolutely mesmerizing video of the display by artist Android Jones + another writeup: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/new-york-city-fierce-maa-kali-ligh…
Image used: The Hindu Goddess Kali LACMA M.83.48 (1 of 9).jpg, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, public domain image via Wikimedia Commons
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JAI KALI MA!
Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD