Dec 19 2014
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Hello from Mumbai, India!
As is the sky, the world has changed in the past ten days since my last post and since I arrived in India.
I wrote this on Dec. 14 a couple of days before the recent and sixth (in a series of seven) exact square between Uranus and Pluto. I never finished the post, in the midst of life. And forgot about it and was going to start over today. But re-reading the words in the light of recent events, I thought I’d post it anyway.
“I arrived in Mumbai, not after an uneventful journey. My flight was the night of the Full Moon — hours later. It was pouring rain in NYC and I had errands to run in the city.
“But with luck and grace (of the Sagittarius Sun and Gemini Full Moon) I found a cab driver, who drove me around the city all day while I ran errands for free. He said it was Karma. And the best part were his stories and the wisdom he had to share.
I couldn’t help but smile at the symbolism — cab driver, transportation, conversation — all Gemini and wisdom, generosity and me traveling long distance — Sagittarius. Showing me yet again, bearing witness to life, astrology comes alive.
“Bringing me to the current astrology and what’s going on in the world. Venus entered Capricorn a few days ago, and is inching her way to a conjunction to Pluto. Also we’re approaching the sixth of seven Uranus-Pluto squares on Dec. 15, 2014 bringing us to a collective and personal turning point yet again.
“You see the angst in the world, the oppression, the abuse of power, the explosive anger of the people. We are living and acting out these archetypes — right here on earth. Really if things were any different I’d be surprised. But as bloody a mess the world is in right now (no pun intended,) all IS just as it should be. This is suchness.
“I say this knowing there is much that begs for change — but if astrology can teach us anything in this moment about how we can better navigate this landscape, the square suggests, for change to be effective and lasting, it has to come from within.
“As long as we keep projecting out anger, powerlessness — we will continue to repeat the very patterns we are trying to break free from or destroy. There’s no time to waste in blame, pointing fingers. It’s easy to say, give yourself permission to be yourself. But do you know who you are? Your behavior is how you are — not “who” you are.
“And the aspect is really awakening you to an inner essential reality and truth. “
Since I wrote the post above — the Uranus-Pluto square arrived with the cafe siege in Sydneym which was just the beginning of a chain of horrific events, not least the murder of more than a hundred innocent children.
If you read my Blog you’re aware I rarely comment on politics or even current events or the news too much. But what’s happening now is impossible to ignore. And the astrological symbolism is stark and undeniable. Aries is the sign that rules “the child,” “children,” it also rules the “head.” And the children were shot point blank in the head; Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio (mutual reception) showing us the darker side of humanity.
But yet, in the midst of this, we’ve also seen the restoration of relations between the U.S. and Cuba after 50 yrs all in a span of days. An undeniable sign of hope and liberation — opening boundaries.
Situations are slowly but surely reaching a place critical mass — where change is inevitable. Either you change or change is made for you. And all that’s unfolding is indeed reflecting the sky.
We’re moving through the holiday season a time when people are naturally feeling a lot a more sensitive, nostalgic. And the sky too reflects, an intense patch of astrology between now and Christmas day — which comes with it’s own fireworks and potential for breakthroughs. So go slow.
On Dec. 21, 2014 stations direct just before the Sun leaves Sagittarius to enter Capricorn, marking the Solstice; followed immediately by the Capricorn New Moon. Also Venus and Mercury make conjunctions to Pluto, triggering the recent Uranus Pluto square and Saturn enters Sagittarius.
No matter what the calendar says, the year is far from over. And there are more than a few surprises yet to come, so buckle up. But none of this need make you nervous or fearful. With awareness, there is every opportunity to breakthrough mountainous obstacles and generations of patterns and conditioning. Liberating you to explore the potential in front of you.
I’ve interpreted these aspects in detail in the December Cosmic Weather, which I’d highly recommend you read given the potent climate. And f you haven’t watched the Overview for December, or even if you have, I’d recommend you watch it again to see if the words have deepened in meaning as life and aspects unfold.
Perhaps the most significant of all: these are Saturn’s few days in Scorpio before it changes signs for the first time in over two years to enter Sagittarius on Dec. 23, 2014, ushering us into a whole new chapter.
Saturn is the teacher, the master, the gateway, between the past and the future. And in Scorpio this has been an inward journey to the depths of the unconscious; that has likely taken you to the edge of your personal abyss.
Saturn entered Scorpio in October 2012. What have you learned in the past two years? How have you grown? The area of your life (chart) represented by Scorpio, has changed undeniably, perhaps irrevocably. But where we’ve been willing to do the work, learn the lessons — Saturn promises rewards. And this work has been of your evolution, so you can be elevated.
There is no escaping Saturn and there is no escaping Scorpio — and now as Saturn enters Sagittarius, whether you’re ready or not, there are chapters ending and doors are closing. But where one door opens, another opens and as we enter the Capricorn New Moon (ruled by Saturn) on Dec. 21, 2014 and as Saturn enters Sagittarius only days after on Dec. 23, 2014 — this is certainly heralding new hope, beginnings, setting us on a whole new path.