777-9311 | The Three Gunas : The Gunas Cycle
The three characters in Madame Malachite’s story, Juliet the passive peacemaker, Taylor the hotheaded tantrum thrower, and Malachite the apex, their salvation, their gateway to Nirvana, can be seen as representations of the three phases of the Gunas Cycle.
But what is the Gunas Cycle?
The Gunas cycle has been described as the three main aspects of the functionality of the human psyche, which form the actions of human existence. The Gunas can be related to the quadruplicities in astrology.
The peaceful & passive, slower moving guna which then embodies the danger of slipping into laziness, is the Guna Tamas. The Guna Tamas mirrors the passive nature of the fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
This may seem an oxymoron, passive vs. fixed, but fixed signs are hell bent on remaining the same, or doing what it takes to remain the same, in whatever is a state of comfort for them. Looking into what sections of your birth chart hold these signs may provide insights regarding areas of your life that you may have become a bit accustomed to, possibly subconsciously resisting change or forward movement. This logic can be applied to all three gunas.
Which brings us to the second Guna,that of which is solely forward movement, the guna of passion, the Guna Raja. Cardinal zodiac signs can be paralleled to the Guna Raja, the signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. These signs are known for starting things, thus moving things forward, particularly the seasons. This passion and drive is the action that brings you out of the slumbering state of the Guna Tamas imparting momentum towards a goal or destination.
Passion and drive can very much be a beautiful thing, as it births, generates, procreates what is needed in the life of the human. The downside of this guna however, is very easily discernable in the Western ways of living, where a sense of rushing, competition, acquisition and constant forward movement is glorified. As wonderful as it is to be constructively occupied, busy-ness and constant attainment can lead to greed and excess of consumption (in any sense), blinding the person of the true meaning of their life or existence, inducing a sense of “sin”, if you will, as one in this state perpetually is completely missing the point of why they are here, giving precedence to action and movement, and not the purpose of the action or movement.
The third Guna is the Guna Sattva, the attainment of peace, the ascend into a blissful state of mind. This guna can be related to the mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. In a sense, this achievement can be considered the “end” of the cycle, as the ease and peace of this guna has no attachments, embodies adaptability, and invites change. This guna is said to be the “revealer of consciousness”.
The danger in this guna is a false comfort in spiritual enlightenment & spiritual entitlement; in short, this may induce a bit of a “know it all” complex. A biblical* verse that is used when explaining the possible negative effects of this guna, is a proverb that states “Pride comes before a fall.” This is a concept that can be easily seen in various worldwide examples (and possibly in yourself, myself included) when any human being is held or holds themselves on too high of a horse, a fall cannot help but be impending. Pride in all its forms is such a sharp sensation that it holds so much danger to whom is experiencing it.
Daily reminders of humility and gratitude are the specific vibrations used to combat this. Your place and role in this world is no better or worse than anyone else’s as it is simply one piece in a grand, Universal puzzle.
I hope this lesson in The Gunas helps you better understand the mechanics of your journey!
I Love You.
Blessings Upon Blessings. #KeepDancing
*I am not a bible thumper! However fishing out the truth in a sea of bullshit can serve to help us all.
“The perils in pride of knowledge and wisdom, often called spiritual-pride, ever beset the seeker of the Real. Better than happiness is the adamantine divine ‘contentment’ beyond any duality.”