She is risen!
I’ve been contemplating the metaphors that are so prevalent in this time of the Virus, and they are many!
It feels to me that this is the rise of the Feminine, and the Dark Feminine is certainly one aspect of Her. Many of us have seen her coming for some time, and now she is here in the form of the Coronavirus — the Crown Virus. What a way for Her to make Her presence known!
I’m a Jungian by nature and to understand the Virus more fully, I’m looking at the metaphors and archetypes She is giving us (and I credit my son, Darby for some of these ideas).
It’s so interesting that She has been named Corona, the Crown. In esoteric anatomy, the Crown chakra is the highest energy center in the body and it is where spiritual energy enters our physical system. So, here is our message from Spirit, and it is one we dare not ignore.
First, she comes to us from the East. And surely, the East is the Feminine as opposed to the Masculine energies of the West. She made herself known to us just as the Lunar New Year was to be celebrated. In dream psychology, the Moon is seen holding Feminine energy, while the Sun is seen as holding Masculine energy. And She arises from our desecration of the animals, and the animal markets are thought to be the origin of this virus.
This is the Earth Mother crying out that this is too much! We are harming the balance of her energy in so many ways that She is coming to us as mass illness. We’ve had so many warnings that we haven’t obeyed, and now we are being forced to see them.
The Virus is especially virulent for the old and infirm while the young are largely left untouched. In other words, the old and sick are being taken out to allow the young, new energy to arise. This feels like the energy of the Mother who protects her innocents and allows the rhythms of life to be as they are. It’s harsh but necessary (and as one of the old, I do not say this lightly!).
The Virus is particularly attacking our lungs. In Chinese medicine the lung is Feminine and holds the sorrow of grief for us. Are we at long last feeling the grief of the earth? Feeling the grief of our own lives? Feeling the grief that our mass consciousness has created on the planet?
The Virus is forcing us into withdrawal from the world. Again, this is the purview of the Feminine — the turning inward into the realm of Being, rather than moving outward into the realm of Doing. And it is also showing us how painful it is to be disconnected from each other, how painful it is not to touch and be touched. For touching is certainly an important aspect of our lives, and an important aspect of the embodied experience.
The Body is seen as Feminine in Jungian psychology while the Spirit is seen as Masculine. It’s how we know we are connected in the physical realm, and now we have to learn new ways of touching and being connected. The Mother is forcing us to realize our connection by the very act of making it dangerous to touch.
It certainly looks obvious that we are facing a world-wide economic collapse, a collapse of a system that though it supports us, is blatantly unfair to so many. The Mother wants to support all of us, not just the wealthy, and we are being asked to find compassion and care for our neighbors, both locally and globally. She is rattling the cage of Profit and presenting us with the necessity of Care instead.
Finally, it looks like the Virus may be the undoing of our president, a harshly uncaring Masculine energy if ever there was one.
She is mighty, and She is having Her sway within us. Let us find a way to be at peace with this energy. It is a profound moment on the planet, and the only way to survive is to learn Her lessons at last.
Love to all of us. Candida