This is a delicate moment, because one cycle ends and another cycle starts at the same time.
Upon reaching the end of the journey we can ask ourselves if we have reached our goal, if we have found what we looked for.
If we have forgotten what that is, the purpose of our journey, this is not a big issue, since forgetting is the major feature of human beings.
The past remains a mystery.
Yet it is not vital to know all that happened, since the past is constantly recycled in the present.
If we just consider the whole annual cycle since last spring, we can find the purpose of this and all our past journeys.
The voyage through the zodiac from Aries to Pisces is repeated every year.
We can see it as the voyage into the mystery of Light and Love, meant as Wholeness, Unity, Spirit, God.
The zodiac is a journey in search of Love, which ends up with a failure, because Love is not found.
Yet there are two types of failures, radically different in their effects: ordinary and paradoxical failure.
Ordinary failure implies not finding Love at the end of the journey and having to start a new journey in order to continue the search.
Paradoxical failure involves not finding Love at the end of the journey, because we realise that Love has always been with us since the beginning, it never abandoned.
Upon realising this, we don’t look for Love anymore, we simply live Love, giving and receving it… and become a Traveller.
Love never abandons us no matter where we are, how we feel and what we do.
This is the ideal experiential realisation at the end of the voyage in Pisces.
What I desperately looked for has indeed always been with me, and always will be.
There is only one thing that can keep Love and Light out of our life and this is the belief that we are not loved, that we are separate, that we are not part of the Wholeness, of Love and Light.
It is true that at times things can get very hard and confused for many of us on the path, especially when we appear to lose the connection with friends, places or situations representing that Love… and feel abandoned.
And this causes the greatest pain, for in those moments we believe that also Love is lost, that we do not deserve to be loved.
As the final gateway of the zodiac path is approaching, it is this outworn belief that we can resolve to dissolve.
Love cannot be lost.
Love can only be provisionally forgotten.
And all our loving encounters in life are reminders that we are loved, that we do not need to do anything to deserve to be loved, and that we will continue to be loved, world without end.
Have a luminous journey!
© Franco Santoro
Photo: Findhorn beach