In the prologue to The Spell of Rosette, Jarrod shares an epiphany. He repeats it in Arrows of Time on page 93. It’s short—only three words—but it is the foundation for the technological hegemony of 24th century Earth, and the magical hegemony of Gaela as well.
He says, ‘energy follows thought.’
This is what makes it possible for Janis to bring online a sentient computer, for Jarrod to create a tulpa (thought form) body, for Nell to shape-shift and for Rosette to blast a wall apart when she tries to light a candle. The idea is simple really—where we direct our thoughts, life follows.
I learned this from my first astrology teacher many decades ago. She laid it out in three steps.
1. Everything is energy.
2. Energy is directed by consciousness.
3. Consciousness is directed by thought.
Astrologically, these notions are the domain of Mercury—messenger of the gods. Because Mercury rules conscious (what we think and what we think we think) getting into alignment with this planet can put our lives on fast track, making it easier to actualise our goals and follow our bliss. Here are some hints for directing thought in this August eclipse season.
Aries: The eclipse season brings new creative opportunities! Think about what you want and why you want it. Know this and anything’s possible.
Taurus: Home, family and security are areas of life stirred up right now. Think about practical matters—food , sex, pleasure, peace and commitment.
Gemini: The partial eclipse suggests a month of non-stop action. Think about what you want to send, receive, communicate, revamp and restore.
Cancer: This season brings financial patterns to the fore. Think about money as you do air. Would you ponder where your next breath comes from?
Leo: If insecurity creeps into your relationship life there is only one cure—self-love. Think about being as good to yourself as you would a most cherished friend.
Virgo: The eclipse season awakens your imagination and you can use this energy for creative change. Think about, ‘what if . . .’ as often as possible.
Libra: Friends, associates and colleagues all have a different view right now. Think less about ‘should’ and more about ‘feel good.’
Scorpio: Career, mission and profession are spotlighted by recent eclipse activity. Think about doing what you love, and only what you love.
Sagittarius: If you have to know ‘how’ a thing will happen—it’ll trip you up. Methodology concerns sap energy. Think about allowing instead of forcing.
Capricorn: Shared resources, issues of power and control beat an unerring path to your door. Did you forget you wanted this? Think about sorting wheat and chaff.
Aquarius: Relationships morph into unrecognizable shapes reminiscent of Stoker, Shelley and Wilde. Deep breaths. Think about the insights you’re gaining!
Pisces: The eclipse magic is working on you from the inside out. The tendency is to run away. You might want to think about changing that.