There is astrological significance in everything, and so it is no coincidence that The Queen has died at the time of the Full Moon, always a reminder of completion and the ending of cycles but particularly so in the case of her long life and its completion. It is another sign of how all the institutional pillars of accepted life are altering as the winds of great change, along with dying autumn leaves, blow away the old and call in the new.
According to ancient spiritual wisdom, the Full Moon this weekend is about the transition of the soul from one level of consciousness to another, whereby the soul begins to transcend the human being and its higher nature dominates everything you are. No longer do you need to self-identify as a name, a label, an ego, no longer are you self-pre-occupied and introspective, no longer are you self-ish.
Few people have reached this level of spiritual evolution, but one who did, I believe, was Queen Elizabeth. Despite being the most well-known woman on earth, she did not care what people thought of her nor of her importance: she was driven by kindness, by the wish to help and to heal, and by her sense of service and duty to her people and her God. Her faith was her support throughout her life, and her humility came from her awareness of the higher authority of God over her and all things, as well as a personality based on stoicism, clear values and the wish to do the best she could with the life she was given.
Her commitment to her service was remarkable, and it is unsurprising that many people feel that she was the Mother of their world, a reassuring constant that was always there in time of need. The loss of that constant is disconcerting, and is another reminder of the fragility of life and the inevitability of change. The Queen’s death now, coming as it does with political, economic and social change everywhere, has added poignancy and deepens the sense of loss. The country, the world is in mourning for good reason.
The Queen has left with her life’s work done, leaving behind many reminders of how to live life well according to strong values and the will to good. The Elizabethan age is behind us now, and it is up to each of us to determine how we want the next era to be both societally and in our personal lives. The Queen made our lives better, and as we face an unknown future in which the only certainty is more change, it helps to remember that just as she confronted great challenge and crisis with wisdom and faith, so can we. Her soul reigned in her, and so it can for us.
At this time of the Full Moon, let us give thanks for what she gave us and prayers for her well-being, as she moves on to her new journey and her new, bright world.