I was walking down the street on 3/27, and I saw this brilliant gem of urban love poetry in action. I was ecstatic to see this. Rumi probably would have been also.
To me, this is an expression of divine lyricism that I rarely get so see in the concrete jungle of the city, and an expression of love, whether it was meant that way on purpose or not. The universe has her way of delivering messages to those who have the eyes to see.
For months, I saw this broken heart painting on this wall, and wondered who painted it and why; what's the story behind it. On that morning, someone put strawberries under it, effectively making an altar, on which the strawberries were offered to heal this broken heart. Strawberries being symbolic of love, as they are the shape and color of the heart, and represent romantic love in particular. Any ledge, window sill, rock, or even a part of the floor or table, can become an altar, when the intention is there to create sacred space.
The reason this is so significant at this time is because, the time between March 19/20 till May 1st, is the season of sacrifice. It is the time of Aries (and later also Taurus), when Astrologically, the energies are conducive to the seeding of new projects and plans, and grounding them in the physical material plane. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, and has that energy of the dandelion that breaks through the concrete. So doing rituals now devoted to starting new projects, and supporting them with affirmations, prayers or offerings would lead to greater success later in the year, or in the next few years, whenever they are supposed to come to fruition, rather than seeding projects at some other time of the year. The Astrological influences and energies are impersonal, and can be used by anyone, for good or evil, so practice consciously. If your intent is to yield heart centered positive results, make sure you set the purest, most positive intentions, during your rituals, affirmations or prayers. Even if you are not doing ceremonial work, you can still find plenty of opportunities to seed your moments of the day with magikal intent, such as in the example of the strawberries.
Arriale Starbird is the founder of The Pure Hearth Center. She is a Spiritual Counselor and Energy Healer, and is available for one-on-one consultations by phone. To book an appointment, please contact us.
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