At the moment I am reading a wonderful book some Facebook friends recommended to me, Ascending Into Miracles by Jennifer Hoffman.
If you haven’t read it, I have to tell you it’s pretty amazing. Jennifer Hoffman is not as well known as some of my favourite authors but she is apparently the purveyor of some fantastic wisdom.
One of the main topics of the book so far is FORGIVENESS. She basically says that forgiveness is the key to … well, everything that we come here to Earth to learn.
She writes about our karmic contracts, the things we decide to experience here on Earth before we incarnate. Most of these involve interactions with someone else that can be as painfully wounding as they can be healing.
She says that when we meet these people, our karmic contracts are activated and we feel we have almost no option but to work through our karma with them. Know that one? I sure do!
She writes: “We continue in these cycles, switching the roles of teacher and student, aggressor and victim, abuser and abused, until one of us decides we are ready to forgive, which ends the karma.”
In my trusty Bill’s Rulership Book, it’s written that Venus rules forgiveness. And I do think that works well. The recent retrograde might have seen you forgiving someone from your past.
However I also think Neptune and Chiron in particular have a strong role to play in forgiveness. Neptune because Neptune is divine and to forgive is Divine. If we are inspired (which is what Neptune does – and which means to be “filled with spirit”) we are far more likely to find it within ourselves to forgive someone.
And when it comes to Chiron, well, here is the thing; Chiron used to be known as “the wound which will not heal”. Astrologers seem to have stopped referring to it as that now – it became unfashionable – but I can’t help wondering if it refers to karmic wounds which need healing. Chiron strikes me as very bound up in forgiveness. And karma.
If you don’t know your chart, then you can’t know where Chiron or Neptune or Venus are. But I can tell you this. Right now, Venus is in Gemini, so it’s a very good time to think about who you need to forgive. Write their name down and burn it saying “I forgive and release you with unconditional love.” This is an abridged version of a wonderful exercise Jennifer Hoffman gives in Ascending Into Miracles and I am hoping she is so genuinely keen for people to forgive that she won’t mind me mentioning it here.
Meanwhile Neptune and Chiron are in Pisces, so we are all more able to access inspiration and forgiveness. If you don’t know how to access that, learn to meditate.
Also keep an eye on your daily Stars because I will be expanding this theme.
If you want to read Jennifer Hoffman’s amazing book Ascending Into Miracles, you can order it here.