Are you overwhelmed? Do you find everyday life shifting in directions that are new to you? Is watching the news hypnotic and repulsive but hard to look away from. Well here we are in the middle of a planetary pattern known as a Cardinal T Square. What that really means is when you look into the sky you can see an arrangement of planets in three of the four cardinal signs forming a right triangle. That ninety degree angle is what is shaking and stressing us.
The apex is formed by Pluto in Earthy Capricorn: suggesting the paradox of digging deep to climb high.
At the second corner we find Uranus and Jupiter conjunct (together) in Fiery Aries: offering the possibility of recklessness and self-righteousness.
Opposite, 180 degrees away, we find Saturn in Airy Libra: balancing human rights issues, personal and communal, is what is calling us here.
So what does this triangle suggest to you: a dunce cap,
a mountain to climb, a sail, an angel wing, a building block
that might hold or crumble, a Mississippi Delta to be cleaned up?
The list is endless. The challenge is living with uncertainty for most of the month of August. Darned if really I know how? But we can’t be unconscious; however, beginner’s mind might be helpful. For sure we must not allow cynicism to cloud our hearts. Here is a story from The Medicine Cards By Jamie Sams.
“A big, ugly, stinking, fire-breathing demon blocked the way up the Sacred Mountain. It blocked All Beings’ connection with the Great Spirit. Most creatures froze or died at first sight of this monster. However, Fawn, who was answering a call from Great Spirit, was not frightened. She walked right up and gently said, “Please let me pass. I am on the way to see Great Spirit.” Her eyes were filled with love and compassion. The Demon was astonished by Fawn’s lack of fear. No matter how he tried, he could not frighten her.
Fawn’s love had penetrated his hardened, ugly heart. It melted and, in fact, his whole body shrunk to the size of a walnut. Fawn had cleared the way so all Great Spirit’s Children could reach the Sacred Mountain without having to face the demons of fear blocking their way.”
What is the Demon blocking your way?
What is your path up the Mountain?
Is it possible to soften yourself in the face of demons ?
These are just a few of the questions we will consider in my Insight Astrology Class Starting Wednesday August 4th at UUCB Call for reservations. It will meet twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.