Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sun in Aquarius/ Approaching Full Moon (prt 1)

The trouble with missing a blog post  (so much for New Year’s resolutions!!) is that I then feel I have to make up for it with an extra long one.  I have therefore divided this into two sections; part 2 will be published  Friday or Saturday.

 I have been reading Robert Wilkinson’s Aquarian Papers  (side bar) where  he talks about our times in terms of what he calls the  ‘Grand Irrationality’ .

“All around the world, things have destabilized in unimaginable ways, and new developments are happening so quickly that it’s almost impossible to reason out why this is happening the way it is happening. From genocides to electromagnetic breakthroughs, (to financial meltdowns) … we’re seeing a lot come down in this 25 year period of “The Grand Irrationality.”

Neptune and Pluto, the outermost invisible "spiritual" planets, have been and will be in the irrational, compulsive, "fork in the road" septile aspect for quite a few years. This energy began to creep into play between 1992-1994, and will begin to wane in the Springs and Summers of 2015-2020 .

He says that all aspects in a septile  (a circle divided by seven) produce irrational points in our evolution,  and due to Saturn's association with the number 7,  these septile aspects create a  "destiny producing" influence, and as such are associated with "forks in the road," where we make choices that throw our "destiny" onto its path for some time to come.

Wilkinson says some seem to be handling the ensuing chaos  okay, and are “able to function with apparent ease despite the hard edged irrational behaviors so prevalent in our world (think wacky right wing politics). Others are having a harder time with the generic weirdness.”

 If you find things in your life a bit topsy turvy, and if your plans are going awry ... know that it may be part of some great higher purpose to shake you out of your complacency. And if you are an Aquarius, and you come to that fork in the road, I know you will take the road less travelled (see bottom of page)

The Sun  now in Aquarius is in a sign that says irrational and rational simultaneously. Ruled by both Saturn (old) and Uranus (new), Aquarians can be  fixed and stubborn as well as quirky and unusual.  They are proud of their individuality and are certainly unique, while also representing the best of community spirit and group dynamics. 

Aquarians often deal with cutting edge scenarios in computers, science, communications  etc, and are known for being calm,cool, and collected. Not the most romantic types, Aquarians can be appreciated for their objectivity and rationality. They also can be seen dabbling in esoteric sciences and New Age ideas. Whatever they do, there is bound to be something unusual or unique about it.

Oh, and Aquarians don't like being told what to do.

Key words for Aquarius:

Thinking outside the box
Unusual, Eccentricity

Mars  (warrior, masculine, desire, anger, impatience, feistiness) in Aquarius now, can have a bit of a chip on its shoulder i.e be a bit defensive, bit rebellious, and rather touchy around authority. This Mars is a maverick, a very independent spirit, who chafes at being held back for any reason.

The recent square of Mars to Saturn (restriction, authority... all the things Mars in Aquarius doesn't like) is now waning, yet some of the frustration and tension lingers on, and  it may sometimes feel like you are still driving with the brakes on. 

For all of you with personal planets in early Aquarius: 
 This too shall pass.

Neptune in Pisces highlights the irrational,the dodgy and the dishonest. Its job is dissolving our sense of reality, by obfuscating everything with veils of fantasy and illusion. Its higher purpose is to pull us into a deeper egoless realm by awakening our intrinsic longing to connect with the ineffable. Some try to get there with drugs or alcohol, others use meditation to reach those depths. 

Meanwhile, on the earth plane, Pluto in Capricorn is breaking down systems and challenging old outworn power structures, while bringing up deep survival fears around our material wealth (or lack there of).

The good news is that creativity thrives in chaos. Out of breakdown and instability can come new and better ways of doing, experiencing, being.

 Wilkinson says we are "birthing a new way of living our global reality and new ways of relating to all that is.”

(to be continued...)

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 


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