Uranus, Pluto and Saturn:
Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn are still squaring off, although their next meetup isn't until May 20th. These revolutionary energies set the tone for the next few years, and we can already see how this energy is manifesting, as it did in the 60s, as citizen protests, political and military intrigue, financial corruption, unemployment and pressing environmental and health issues. Pluto aligns nicely with these planets in Pisces to add urgency and power to our visions and hopes for the future.
Saturn is also working with Pluto for the next few years, each inhabiting the other's sign, moving together to transform us individually and collectively. Right now Saturn is retrograde in Scorpio, adding its assistance to our dive into the deep unconscious, supported by Pluto evolutionary urges. (Think: a really good wetsuit and oxygen tanks!) It's time to renew our collective life here on Mother Earth.
Saturn in Scorpio helps us look at the emotional component of our shadows. What are we afraid of? Why do we expect to be unloved and betrayed? Why is it easier to go to war than to work for peace? What can we do to work together rather than stand apart? By working with our unconscious fears about life, we can more easily hear Spirit's voice within and learn the Piscean lesson of trust.
The Sabian symbol for Saturn at 12* Scorpio is: An illustrated lecture on natural science reveals little-known aspects of life. Pluto has finally reached the 2nd decan of Capricorn (there are 3 - 10* decans in each sign), the decan ruled by Taurus, the Builder. It's time to build a new culture, a new individual life based on a more holistic, spiritual foundation. This symbol indicates that we will be learning new ways to work with both sides of the brain: the lecture is in words and pictures! It's time to understand Nature's Laws and how we fit into them, because our new vision of life on Earth must acknowledge that humans are part of Earth's ecology, so we can explore what our responsibilities are.
Jupiter and Mercury retrograde:
Jupiter and Neptune are considered the rulers of Pisces. With Neptune holding down the whole fort as it continues its 14 year residence in the Piscean Ocean, we look to Jupiter to see what kind of help it can provide.
Jupiter is again moving forward through Gemini until it moves into the sign of Cancer on June 25th. Jupiter in Gemini offers us many ideas, insights and mental puzzles to work with, but right now, the most important way it can help us is if its energy can provide us with larger, more spiritual paradigms of life and categories of perception. We need to re-think LIFE: our religious beliefs--especially our fear of death, our social order, our consumer economy, our relationship with each other and to the Earth.
Then, because astrology is multi-dimensional, we look to Mercury, the ruler of Gemini and the power of the Mind, and see that it's retrograding in Pisces. Mercury in Pisces swims with the fishes, moving here, there and everywhere at the flip of a fin. But the messenger god is picking up information from the Anima Mundi, the World Soul, about what is needed to enhance life on Earth. We are the ones who will be receiving the information, so stay tuned in!
Once again we see two planets occupying each other's home territory, and so they get along, even though these two planets are squaring each other. This square becomes a good-natured challenge between the highest god and his messenger son: can we come up with just the right story, just the right belief system, just the right paradigm shift to get this ship turned around and headed on a new course.
Jupiter/Zeus was the god of the lightning bolt, the revelation of spirit. His son Mercury/Hermes served him as psychopomp or guide to souls. So call on these two planetary spirits during your meditations this New Moon.
The Sabian symbol for Jupiter at 9* Gemini is: A quiver filled with arrows. The Mind is like an arrow -- we can focus it and send it to its mark. Make sure your Ego is working for the Self, otherwise the arrows can cause damage.
The Sabian symbol for Mercury retrograde at 8* Pisces is: A girl blowing a bugle. This was the degree of the last Full Moon. What did you become aware of then? This symbol is a call to action, a call to rebirth.
Mercury just began a new cycle with the Sun on March 4th, and so it wants to be the energy of a new mindset. Let go of old perceptions that no longer serve you or others. Just as long as you hold your values in your heart and your imagination, you will never go wrong.
May you answer Lady Wisdom's call.
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