The Initiated Masculine ~ The Lover
New Moon Pisces, Solar Eclipse Pisces
I had a dream of a beautiful young man. He was taking care of a group of small children, who clearly adored him, and the bleachers they were all sitting on had cups stacked in all the spaces not filled by children. His eyes shone with a gentle, vital light, and his beauty made you grateful to be in his presence, which was filled only with warmth and love, not ego.
This is the possibility of the mature Lover--one who takes your breath away with his depth of beauty, one who is not just a lover of another woman or man, but of the whole world. What would it take to heal the wounded lover, and bring his light to the world?
The Lover essence clarifies and purifies negative energies, making room for higher energies of love and compassion while also helping us to comfortably integrate those higher vibrations. Where it may have once felt too burdensome or frightening to inhabit our bodies we find new comfort and safety in being embodied. Our vitality increases, as well as our attunement to Eros, creativity and source.
Where once we may have felt ourselves strangled by the cultural code that says masculinity requires emotional suppression, we find our expression freed and the throat chakra cleared in the process of releasing the old and welcoming the new. Where we have feared losing control or suffered from our own desperate and destructive impulses, we find unconditional love, spiritual surrender, and the guidance and support of a higher power.
To free the lover we must free the body of the box into which we have shut men and masculine-centered folks. The Lover essence calls in clarity about sexual identity, sexual self-acceptance, and an individualized integration of masculine and feminine energies.