Yes Another *#&*% Growth Experience!
May 20th marks the third Pluto Uranus Square of 7 . Old structures are falling away new ones are waiting to be born. The call for freedom and independence (Aries one arm of the square) of the 60’s may be echoing in our ears. Now in 2013 we have the maturity of Capricorn(the other arm) to guid us or act as the paradigm we want to tear down. If that sounds like a paradox welcome to the friction of the Square! Many of us are exhausted from the constant “one thing after another” relentless onslaught of challenges. I can’t give you a formula for surviving , but I can throw out the life line of knowledge that this transition is part of a bigger picture that we have come here to participate in:
For many it is also clarifying; each new turn offers opportunities to identify or to adjust priorities,
especially for those evolutionaries who continue to ask where their efforts are best spent.
For those with vision, the pace may seem glacial.
For those who are wrestling down old paradigms, the pace may actually feel accelerated.
“We don’t need the stars to tell us that we live in “interesting” times. What astrology can offer is a way of contextualizing the tumult as part of some greater narrative, and pondering the synchronicity between celestial and terrestrial cycles has the potential to open a richer and deeper conversation about creative solutions. For most of us, change is a painful process—old systems tend to die hard, and many won’t give up without a fight. And even the best intentions to release destructive patterns often meet with ferocious resistance. As the Uranus/Pluto squares continue to unfold, notice where you are resistant to change, and then be determined to put your best evolutionary foot forward. “Ralfi Finn
As we progress through this 3rd week of May the will slip into Gemini on Monday then the Full Moon In Sagittarius will be shooting his arrows in hard to fallow directions because he is being eclipsed by the Gemini Moon on Friday 24th. Our need to trust in our faith becomes overshadowed by apparent facts. Both are working in the realm of shadow. Look to the courage of your heart to lead you through this passageway. Remember the being having the melt down next to you is on the same journey no matter how different he or she looks and acts. So far we don’t have a space ship off this planet…all we have is our imagination. Dream a better world.
- Eclipse watchers last summer
Be Ready To Dance With The Dark
My friends in New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific are in for a 4 min solar eclipse November 13. ( I look forward to pictures.) The rest of won’t be able to see it but we will feel the results of the interruption of constant stream of solar radiation. This annual meeting of the Moon and Sun and Earth comes in the mysterious and shadowy sign of Scorpio. Scorpio has it’s dark reputation because it is ruled by king of the Underworld Pluto, the god that demands that we must pay our dues by facing our personal shadows. If we release the energy usually held tight in fear of being found out a great treasure could be found.
Scorpio Rules Spys General Petreaus, a Scorpio, is setting the example of how to deal with shadow. What is he getting by revealing what he did in the dark? It is easy to say why didn’t he just keep quiet. But he is an honorable man and has always put his country first. He will come away with his self respect while he makes the country safe from blackmail. Oh yes and he probably learns the lesson that he is human. Our desires and hungers our are terrible gifts that makes for a juicy life.
The Treasure:No matter what your circumstances expect light to be brought to the dark this coming week. If nothing else you will find a favorite shoe under the bed. At a party once, we started telling stories about what was the most interesting found in coat pockets. We came up with jewelry, cash, checks, lost love letters….you get the picture.
This same eclipse took put 19 years ago November 1993. Those of you old enough might want to reflect on what dramatic powerful event took place in your life. It might help make creative choices or not being taken unaware over the next few weeks.
Remember we are coming to the end of a year that will reset how we will move forward as a people willing to live sustainably on our precarious planet. Our choices matter every day.
Tender, sensitive, creative, are just a few key words for the up coming Full Moon in Aries opposite the sign of Libra of balance and relationships ruled by Venus Goddess of love and peace. This alignment ought to be bring us breathing space in this painfully fraught world. Please take every opportunity to see peace, be the peace. Unfortunately emotions looked after by the moon which will conjunct Uranus in Aries which is in the throws of squaring Pluto so we are more likely to feel the raw rub of these two planets at frictional angles to each other all week and through the week end. Full Moon exact Sat. September 29, 7: 19 PST.
All this is taking place in the interpersonal realm but since the Moon is involved we will make us feel it deep in our bellies. We need to listen to our gut reaction intuitions while at the same time be careful not to project our fears and anxieties onto the world around us. Great time to pull out any Zen training that helps us figure out what is yours, mine or ours.
Be Ye Kind reads the little plaque I made in Sunday School a long time ago. Today I dusted it off and put it in a prominent place that I can see every day. Isn’t it time we dusted off those simple reminders and payed attention to them. What would your Plaque say?
Remember we are all connected the Moon video came from Anne Bonnie whose interesting and quirky blog is Gun Smoke and Knitting. Thank you Anne 🙂
The external revelation is being televised as I write.
But that internal change, letting go, expansion or up-against-the-wall personal revolution will not be televised. What was once dependable patterns will no longer hold. This week and next look for shifts that are far beyond anything you ever expected.
Virgo New Moon September 15. Plant seeds of kindness in thought word and deed. Set intention to become the Bodhisattva, Angel, or Girl Scout you have always known you were called to be. As always being good to yourself comes first. Please, I beg you ,don’t believe the mindset that says: you are a failure or not enough. Jettison those thoughts completely off this planet. Every cruel thought arrow you turn on yourself or others hurts. Brain sciences has proven that your mind can’t tell the difference between “just” thoughts and actions.
Sept. 18-19 Pluto Ruler of the Dramatic obsessive depths turns around comes out of hiding and slams into Uranus God of revolutionary change. We are already feeling the rumblings of this interaction. Pluto squaring Uranus not a sudden out of the blue moment it has been in the works since March 2011 and will Become exact for the second time on these days.
“Many of us are already suffering with soul fatigue, especially those of us trying to make ends meet or working overtime to help others to make it through to safer ground. But because this square is a symbol for cultural and collective revolution, and because it always signifies social unrest, many of us are also suffering from the despair that our global situation may not change as quickly as it needs to for future generations to flourish. This would not be the moment to give up hope. Revolution happens one heart at a time, and yours could be the heart that makes the difference.” Ralfi Finn The Aquarium Age
By now you probably have heard that August 31st Full Moon is a Blue Moon. A name given to the second full moon in a month by none other than the Farmers Almanac. Besides being an interesting foot note this Full Moon shines it’s light on personal and planetary transformation. Your rare beautiful and uniqueness is being called forth. The Full Moon in Pisces, our dreams and inspirations, is directly opposite Earthly practical detail oriented Virgo If you pay attention you can begin to realize your dreams in very practical ways. Or you may feel pulled too many ways. Take time to feel the ebb and flow of light and dark.
The Pisces Full Moon happens every year, but this year Neptune has journeyed into Pisces is in it’s own sign, making the pull toward finding our collective dream even more powerful. This weekend each of us will be called upon to look into our unconscious to see if we are swimming towards a greater good and where we need to take “swimming lessons” which we all do. There may surprising wake up calls. Look at hurricane Issac some of us may get all wet or the RNC Convention some of us may BE all wet. Just think of them as challenges to grow and expand! Open to the Unknown!
A Blast From The Past!
We are being whisked back to the mid 1960’s because this Full Moon occurs at the same time as second Uranus Pluto Square out of 7. If that is Greek to you, this might help: what we are being asked is to see where we began to change, grow and rebel at in the 1960’s and to take them deeper.
For example my friend just told me in the 60’s she was part owner of a health food store and the other owner burned patchouli incense every day. It was exciting and counter culture back then to be able to buy herbs and vitamins and organic vegetables but we have learned along the way about chemical sensitives. At the same time health food stores have grown to big business now. If I could say one thing about NOW it would be: it is the time to fine tune our youthful dreams. Even if you weren’t alive back then you still will feel the pull to refine your earlier goal and dreams, to perhaps align them with your souls purpose.
What question of purpose is the Blue Moon lighting up for you?