Libra is the sign of give and take. Do you consume more than you create? Or is it about even? In other words, are you finding a way to give back (with talents and insights), in the midst of all the taking in of media?
Input, Output is a chapter in philosopher-teacher Neil Kramer's book The Unfoldment. It's illuminating reading for the Libra New Moon, or anytime, with its subtitle, "The organic path to clarity, power and transformation." Neil Kramer is a teacher who walks his talk, and clearly loves language. I've followed his work for years and the book dropped insights for me that are bringing a crashcade of perception shifts. In this chapter, he gets to the heart of what makes us so sick and off-balance -- too much input, not enough output. He throws out a maxim to go with it: "Consume less; create more."
With the shift of Saturn into Scorpio, the call to be creative comes from the depths of the soul and its desire to share with others. This is a transit for giving expression to what's raw and unprocessed input. On creativity, Neil writes, "At root the creative impulse is a willingness to transmute energy from one form into another."
At the dark of the Moon, there's a space to heal and expand into known as the void. Neil writes of the many ways to run away from it, recalling an experience between flights when he absorbed ten hours (!) of news or as he calls it, doom porn. He writes, "Filling oneself with input temporarily quells the emptiness that arise from a deficit of self-expression -- of output. Whether that input is focused on doom, cooking, sex, soap operas, talent shows, sport or high culture,the desired outcome is the same: tranquilization."
I know I do better with this some days than others. I like how Neil writes about it as a "habit" that loses its magnetic pull the more we experience real creative catharsis.
This is a loaded theme that hits on Scorpio's power to transmute, and the balance of Libra -- both energies are present at this New Moon (October 15th). It's about doing something with all we're absorbing and holding in the psyche. Writes Neil, "Balance is central to the art of living as a naturally ascendant human being. Balancing input and output is the same as with any other play of polarity." Thoughts?