by Kit Walker
I’m going to go out on a limb here, now that we are in the Leo season, with a suggestion that the Leo/Aquarius polarity has a lot to do with the process of attention. This is not “official” astrology, (whatever that is), it is only my speculation. But if we trace attention back to its source, we can see that the source of attention is the heart, which is ruled by Leo. The opposite sign to Leo is Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus.
The symbol for Uranus is this:
Notice that it looks kind of like an antenna, like for example, a TV antenna. I am going to suggest that Uranus is our antenna, since it rules intuition, among other things. Let’s look deeper into this symbol. If we superimpose it on the human body we could say that the circle at the bottom lies in the heart, and then the central line rises up through the throat and up to the crown of the head.
The two lines on each side could fall on either side of the head, helping to give the sense of duality, and perspective. Let’s consider the part of the head on each side, between the eyes and the ears, commonly known as the “temples”. This is an interesting choice of words for this part of the human body.
Some are saying that we humans have all been fitted with invisible etheric implants, before birth, with the purpose of blocking our full perception and memory of who we are, in order to maintain control over us. It is pretty obvious that most humans are not firing on all cylinders, so to speak.
They say that one of the places these etheric, invisible implants are placed is in this precise region of the head, on each side, between the eyes and ears. And now as we are becoming free of these implants, the senses of this region are becoming active again. Perhaps they are called the “temples” because when active, they bring the ability to perceive or intuit the sacredness of all life.
We could think of it like a combination of the eyes and ears, perhaps giving the ability to see sound and frequency, and hear colors and shapes. Since scientists have now been discovering that everything is actually frequency based (see cymatics), then it would make sense that these extra-dimensional senses would be waking up in us now.
And these etheric implants in that region of the head would have a very similar function as the blinders put on horses when they have been used in cities, so that they can just see straight ahead, with no peripheral vision. We have all been fitted with blinders, to be good workhorses. We have been “outfitted” with ears and eyes, both dualistic senses, which give the sense of distance and space, like stereo. Perfect for functioning in 3D. But our multi-dimensional senses have been lying dormant, having been disconnected, on purpose, at the “factory”, so to speak.
Uranus rules lightning, and kundalini, which is a kind of lightning in the body. Sudden, and unexpected. When the heart kundalini, or (Hridaya Shakti) awakens, the head is illuminated with transcendental fire, which naturally clears all implants and blockages. When the head (Uranus) and heart (Sun) connect in this way, the whole sense of “I am” changes radically, that is, at its root (radix, in Latin). This is not the kundalini of the spine, in the chakra system, however. As far as i can tell, it is a completely different circuit, as the chakra system is related to the cycle of down and up, death and rebirth. The Hridaya Kundalini comes directly from Source, and returns directly to Source.
After establishing the hearth of Cancer, we build a fire there. This is Leo. The art of the hearth is the heart. And we keep the fire alive (Leo) in the winter (Aquarius). Since the Northern and Southern Hemispheres have the opposite seasons, we could say this polarity is a winter/summer polarity.
But in the non-dual astrological approach we have to consider the Leo Aquarius polarity as one complete process, which as always, brings out the most positive attributes of the signs involved. Let’s look at that process as it progresses.
Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs, and all the fixed signs share something that is not found in the other signs. That is that the middle of the fixed signs is the 45 degree angle point, in other words, halfway through each 90 degree quadrant. This divides the circle in 8 parts, if we include the squares as well, which divide the circle in four.
Each quadrant contains a cardinal, a fixed, and a mutable sign. The middle of the fixed signs is a very important point in the cycle, where energy transforms into something tangible, effective, and useful, and with the potential to be something entirely new, a radical departure, so to speak. It is an alchemical transformation, an actual transmutation of one thing into another, like a caterpillar into a butterfly, or a seed into a sprout.
So as we progress through Leo/Aquarius it goes something like this: Leo is, among other things, the creative artist. So at the beginning of Leo we have something like the artist or musician, let’s say, a jazz saxophonist, who creates art for its own sake, without any regard for the audience (Aquarius). He’s over there just blowing away, not even noticing or caring if there are people there or not, or whether they are bored or not. He just doesn’t care. He just keeps his head down, and plays, not even looking up, totally self involved. But also, this quality of not caring what others think is a necessary ingredient in the mix, as it gives one the courage (Leo) to be oneself.
So our hero plays and plays. And by the time he gets to the middle of Leo, he is taking it out, very intensely involved in his personal process of creativity, without any self critic going. The self critic comes later, in Virgo.
But suddenly, as he reaches the middle of Leo, the energy shoots across to Aquarius, and he realizes there are people (Aquarius) listening. He looks up, and sees the audience. Maybe he sees they are bored. Maybe he sees they are loving it. Or maybe he sees that they all left the building. Suddenly our hero realizes that the audience is part of the equation, and that the process of creativity includes those who participate in it on the receiving end. He realizes that they actually give him energy when they enjoy, and vice versa. It is a mutual exchange. The opposition is bridged. He also realizes that the best among them are not really so interested in his ego’s expression, but rather in his capacity to transmit what is beyond…which helps change the quality of his expression, once he can see himself more objectively (Aquarius). He also finds his originality there in Aquarius, as Uranus has everything to do with originality. Thus, the “bridged” Leo Aquarius polarity really has to do with creative (Leo) freedom and originality (Aquarius).
Meanwhile, on the Aquarius end, in the first half of Aquarius, the group is everything. They are happy to look up at the stage at the performer, the one who has the talent, and they don’t recognize their own uniqueness (Uranus). They are looking for a hero (Leo) to lead them. No one dares stand out from the group as a unique individual (Leo). They do whatever it takes to fit into the crowd, happy to jump on the latest bandwagon. If the crowd is doing things to themselves to look unique, such as tattoos, piercings, wild haircuts, they do it too. They say and do all the things the group approves of.
This attempt to be unique (Uranus) is outwardly based, so everyone adopts the latest “look”, not even noticing that they in fact look like everyone else in the group, no matter how hard they try to be different. The one thing that doesn’t occur to them is the obvious: be yourself. (Leo) You already are unique (Uranus), just as you are. In fact, you can’t help it. But when this polarity is disconnected, we get narcissistic (Leo) groupthink (Aquarius).
Notice that the medium of exchange here is the process of attention. The Leo wants to be the center of attention of the group. But when the Uranian process is not understood, the Leo will be looking for attention to come from the outside. You already have your own attention, and that is the only attention that will release you, as it becomes free attention. As attention becomes free from all the places it is bound, both in the “outer” world, and the “inner” world, it transforms into bliss, which is really the key ingredient everyone is searching for. The desire to be the center of attention simply shows a misunderstanding of how attention works.
The Leo experience has to do with self expression in all of its many forms. And the unevolved Leo expression is really about narcissism.
The Facebook selfie phenomenon illustrates this perfectly. Am I still here? Look at me, everyone ! Do I exist? Take a selfie ! Ah there we go, yes I still exist ! OK, how about now? hmm, not sure. Take another selfie. Yes, I still exist. And everyone still “likes” that i exist ! Ad infinitum.
The cure for narcissism is Self-realization. The heart is the direct connection to the Divine Self. And in particular it is the “tiny space” of the heart, the sino-atrial node, which is the direct doorway to Infinite Existence. When this doorway is open there is no more wondering whether I exist or not. It is self evident. It is self verifying. There is no need for external verification of any kind, because there is no external, or internal, only eternal remains. Even “inside” is the other, objectively witnessable. And the “I” that actually Exists is completely different than the one who was never quite sure.
Attention rises from the heart, and moves through the senses to create the sense of space and time. The problem arises when attention becomes fixated in externals, (or internals), and cannot be released back to Source, the eternal. Then you can be led around by your attention, and influenced and controlled in many ways.
Notice the language: “pay” attention. Make no mistake about it, attention is the real currency. Everything that the matrix does is designed to make you “pay” attention, like a tax. The matrix is designed to capture your attention and hold you hostage through it. Your attention, positive or negative, is food for the false kings.
However, your attention is the key to your bliss, your pure consciousness, but in limited form. It is how you create your world. If you are not master of it, then you are at the mercy of your world.
Think of the difference between a camera and a projector. Now we are like cameras, imagining the light source to be outside us, and the pattern of planetary influence is imprinted on our mind, like the film in the camera. We are at the mercy of whatever event transpires.
But when we realize that we ARE Source, we become like a projector. Ramana Maharshi has spoken about this analogy. The light source is within, and the pattern of the film (our astrological dynamic) is projected onto the screen of the world. You are the source of what arises. And when you exist in wholeness, your astrological pattern becomes coherent and unique, no matter how many supposedly “difficult” aspects you may have. It resonates, much like the sound of a bell, with complex harmonics.
By resolving the pattern on the film, your astrological dynamic, you can change your world, because the light that brings your world into being is the Source Consciousness that we all are. So then we can begin to participate in our own lucid dream, creating it as we go. This is the true creativity, when our whole life becomes our work of art, our masterpiece.
So when we reach the halfway point of Leo, the polarity with Aquarius activates, in a transformational way. Suddenly the creative person integrates his genius (Uranus) as his creativity become useful for others in some way. And at the middle of Aquarius, the individuals (Leo) in the group (Aquarius) begin to realize that they will be a much more effective part of the group when they develop and share their own unique gifts and talents.
Leo is the creative artist. it is about self-expression. But imagine the difference between self-expression and Self expression. What would your art be like if “you” were able to be completely out of the way? What would the art of enlightened beings be like? Well, one thing is for sure, it would be completely spontaneous. (Uranus). Without ego, the “small” self, there is no agenda possible. It is all improvised. Improvisation is another function of Uranus, along with synchronicity, intuition, and free attention.
When you are creating your art, what happens with your attention? It is very interesting to notice as you go through your creative process. To me, the whole point of practicing and mastering your art is so that “you”, the “doer”, will be able to be completely out of the way. The body, the instinct, will know exactly what to do, without any interference from technical limitations. The artist can rest as free attention at Source, and the process can happen on its own. This is the process of artistic mastery that can take a lifetime, and it is very much a yoga, a spiritual practice, to engage such an artistic, creative practice. With the amount of “destructivity” going on these days, it is of vital importance that we keep this fire of creative process going, by persevering in doing whatever it is that brings us to bliss, like we keep the fire on the hearth alive in the winter for warmth.
Leo without Aquarius is like the king or queen who doesn’t care about the people. This is a very common phenomenon these days. The arrogant world “leaders” who presume the right to force themselves on people, with no regard whatsoever given to how those people feel about it. But this cannot last, and will not last. We can see its approaching demise right up ahead. Somehow these cretins realize they need the support of the people, but their blind spot is that they think they can force people at gunpoint to love and support them.
And the people who still look up to these “leaders” are the other side of the coin. Not willing to take responsibility for their own awakened connection to Source, they prefer to project their own royalty out onto these impostors. The unawakened Aquarian impulse keeps these tyrants in power, and it is a pathetic imitation of real power. What kind of satisfaction can you get from forcing others to do your bidding? Obviously not much, as this frustrated insanity proliferates with ever more desperate attempts to control.
Uranus also is Truth. The false kings of Leo need to be faced with the truth. The open eyes of the people (Aquarius), seeing that the emperor has no clothes. People who do not comply, because they recognize the game. People who are masters of their own attention. These are the true royals. People whose awareness circuitry (Uranus) is activated and awake, and who recognize that their own sovereignty (Leo) is inviolable. Let’s be those human beings !
the Chandra Symbol for the 2015 full moon in Leo/Aquarius is this:
A book, the words in it keep changing.
Destiny can keep rearranging itself under special and unusual conditions, where you have written into the contract ahead of time extravagant allowance for major shifts throughout the course of your lifetime. Ready and able to live several lifetimes in one, you are eager to wipe out the traces of a given cycle and start all over again. In love with change and in desperate need of change. Because one side of mind is dogmatically rigid. And so in order to neutralize and outwit your own dry, stuck places, you make sure to generate innovative, radical currents–slowly wearing away the tight self-identity knots and generating freedom where being stuck in old pictures had sealed off the territory and made life predictable and unbearable.
A young woman sits at a piano and improvises beautiful music.
Aristocracy and fine breeding open a space for the inner heart to sing. Being aware that you are given manifest advantages which make it likely that your talents and abilities can flourish. Past life attainment pulls in present lifetime congenial context. But a shadow creeps over this beautiful scene. You take on how others see you and reflect you. Which leads to, in one direction, becoming the performer who plays to the audience, losing your center. And in the other direction, to becoming the one who suppresses and feels guilty about outstanding individual attributes and colludes in going against yourself. Many possible directions. It all depends upon ripening to be simultaneously proud and humble, magnificent and sober. A path of character evolvement with many places to get lost and a very strong will to work through it all, becoming fully who you are in a way that gives life to everybody and takes nothing away from anybody anywhere.
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I don’t know about you, but I am tired of being affected so strongly by the planets. I am beginning to feel that there is something not right about it, and am interested in how astrology can be used to free us from the influences, which continue to happen like clockwork. Every day it is something. Of course many don’t notice, but does that mean they are not influenced? As Goethe said: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
In my last post I introduced the idea of non-dual astrology, and the idea that by inhabiting the center of the chart we can bring about the more positive qualities of any configuration. It might be helpful to call the center of the chart the “zero point”, or the point of equilibrium. If you look at any chart you will see how it is almost always unbalanced, and you could imagine the planets trying to pull you out of center, always, in different ways every day.
Since the last new moon, which was in Gemini, we have been exploring mostly the Cancer Capricorn polarity, but it is not until this Wednesday that we will have the actual new moon in Cancer, this cycle having begun in Gemini. But we had the full moon in Capricorn, conjunct Pluto, and now the moon returns to the sun, bringing with her a better understanding of Capricorn and Pluto as well.
As Capricorn’s realm is that of Saturn, let’s explore some of the positive qualities of Saturn. As the moon returns to her partner, the Cancer Sun, perhaps we can harmonize this Capricorn/Cancer polarity more in our lives.
To me, the energy of Saturn has been hijacked somewhere along the way, and has become this hierarchical top-down false male dominance paradigm, with a re-written history (Saturn), and the moon is used as a distributor of this principle of contraction, fear, and control. Take an organization like the Masons for example. A Saturnian organization if there ever was one. Apparently the origins of Masonry had to do with the builders of cathedrals, who used stone (Saturn) for everything. At some point, the organization was hijacked, just like most of them have been, and the energies were distorted into the mess we have today, where the structures have become a prison, rather than a support.
But Saturn is still part of the puzzle. Let’s reclaim its positive qualities, express a more complete understanding into the energy field, which can help us navigate here in this hologram. Saturn rules the process of crystallization, so therefore it is logical to say that Saturn rules crystals, which have memory. They are used in computers for that reason, to hold information in memory. But let’s consider the crystal structures deep in the earth, and participate in the process of the Earth remembering who she is. Since these crystal structures are also in our bodies, and on etheric levels as well, we are intimately involved, whether we know (or like) it, or not. But if we can participate with the earth consciously in this deep memory process, we can experience miracles. This is a vital ingredient right now. Rather than being turned into artificial intelligence cyborgs now, we can remember in real time (i.e. the eternal NOW) the natural crystal structures that we share with all life, and evolve to a level of freedom unimaginable to the dimwits who seek to control and own the world. All the AI is a cheap imitation of the real thing. Making cheap imitation everything is a process the archons are famous for.
Capricorn is an earth sign, so one of the positive ways Capricorn can manifest is in natural memory. To me, the most positive expression of memory is simply to remember who you are, here and now. To remember to constantly come back HERE. It is that simple. And any other memories that interfere with your being present need to be released.
Using memory in this way gives you a vehicle, a chariot, so to speak, which is also a function of Saturn. The ego, if not calcified (Capricorn without Cancer), is your vehicle for navigating the earth realm. There are times you need its functionality. The problem arises when it is not fluid (Cancer). If you cannot let go of ego when it is not necessary, then you are still bound by it. So that can be the edge of practice (another positive Capricorn/Saturn process).
Another thing to note for this new moon is the conjunction of Mars and Mercury at 14 degrees Cancer, which is also the degree of the fixed star Sirius. This could imply some kind of message (Mercury) coming at this new moon, perhaps extra-terrestrial in origin, and once again perhaps pertaining to the USA, as the Sun of the US is at 14 degrees Cancer. Since Sirius has to do with liberation, among other things, this message could be a very forceful (Mars and Pluto) kind of “do or die” message.
It is pretty obvious to anyone that is at all intuitive, that there is more going on now than meets the eye. The moment when humanity as a whole “clicks over” to the presence of extra-terrestrials is really in process right now. There is still a lot of fog around the issue, but it is inevitable, and when this happens, everything will change radically. The question is, are we ready for that? Something about this may clarify in these days. Interesting that right at this moment the Pluto explorer is just reaching Pluto, which is astrologically directly opposite this Mercury/Mars/Sirius conjunction at the new moon. Coincidence?
With Venus entering Virgo and then going retrograde, we may have to rearrange our priorities, and stop putting money first. As Jupiter enters Virgo soon after, and both are square Saturn, the test will be if we can put the joy of cooperation (Jupiter in Virgo) ahead of any concerns about money (Venus). It’s clear that whatever happens now, will be happening to all of us. We will sink together, or we will swim together. If you think you can swim while others sink, this may be a moment of rude awakening. The whole idea that money and “self-worth” are related is no obviously longer valid, not that it ever was.
the Chandra symbol for the New Moon degree is:
A single crumbling Corinthian column.
The inward temple held in tune. Sitting in celestial juices. Beheld by the Gods as a pillar of light. Defiant of time’s cycles. Invested with the life-pulse immortal. As serene and effortless as it is constant and true. Making way for what cannot be foreseen. And giving voice to a sensibility that is entirely pregnant with worlds within worlds held intact, and offered up upon the altar of the world stage.
The inward temple. The zero point. It is a point, but it is infinite, and effortless. Inhabit that space, and don’t leave it, no matter what is happening. It is your sacred space, the true Home (Cancer). It is free, unbound, and eternal. Surrender attention tHere, at its source. This is the point of freedom from all astrological interference. Notice how you are being pulled from all sides, and simply witness, from the neutral dispassionate place. Your actions will arise spontaneously, and in harmony. Easier said than done, but certainly not impossible.
By Kit Walker
I’d like to propose a slightly expanded, and perhaps more radical way of looking at and working with astrology. We could call it “non-dual astrology”. The premise is, that in order to manifest the highest form of any particular configuration, including your birth chart, or the chart of the planets as they are in any particular “now”, it is important to occupy the chart at the center point, which means beyond duality. So if there is a planet in a particular sign, one always has to take into consideration the opposite sign as well, whether there is a planet there or not. Imagine the infinity symbol overlaid on each polarity.
Let’s use now as an example. There is no Cancer without Capricorn. The Sun is in Cancer, along with Mars in close conjunction. Very soon, on July 1st, there will be a full moon in Capricorn, which will be in conjunction with Pluto, although not exactly. We are moving into position to receive a very strong experience of the Cancer/Capricorn polarity, so let’s look at it.
Cancer is ruled by the moon, Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. So we have the soft sensitivity of the moon on inside, and the protective shell of Saturn on the outside. The moon also represents women and the mother, and Saturn represents the father and corporate patriarchal kind of male. Like all astrological symbols, each has an entire spectrum of qualities.
What I’ve been noticing about this polarity lately is what happens with the public (Cancer, Moon), and the state, and “authorities”. (Capricorn, Saturn).
Bear in mind that, unless you can embody BOTH ends of a polarity, you will find a tendency for the more negative aspects of the signs at each end to come forth. So in this case, a public that is easily led by creature comforts, like cattle, (Cancer rules the stomach….think about it, cows have THREE stomachs !) is faced off against (opposite) a rigid control structure (Capricorn). Old McDonald had a farm.
Why is the public so easily led? Because most people are not in the non-dual understanding. They cannot conceive of taking their own authority and responsibility (Capricorn) for their security (Cancer). Nor can those in positions of supposed authority imagine being strong (Capricorn) and sensitive (Cancer) at the same time. Somehow they have lost the ability to empathize. They are not operating from the center, but rather stuck at the Capricorn end. The idea that corporate power has anything to do with true male energy is completely erroneous. The Saturnian idea of male ego power through domination is an anachronistic concept that has been held in place way too long.
Cancer is the family, the familiar, the home, the hearth. But consider how the family and the state interact. From the moment a child is born into a family, from the mother (Cancer), the child is signed up as property of the state (Saturn) through the birth certificate, and entered into the corporate process (Capricorn). All of us received, without our knowledge, a strawman corporate identity, (the name in all capital letters) which corresponds directly with the formation on the inside, of our ego structure. It is a CONTRACT, a contraction. It is unconscious, we live it out without an awareness of it. Capricorn and Saturn rule contraction in all its forms.
In case you still aren’t familiar with what the straw man is, this is a great little 5 minute introduction to the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME7K6P7hlko
As long as the family complies with the social contract then the state is happy, because their investment is well protected. Because, as little unconscious corporate entities, we are really just cattle, complete with brands and ear tags, the property of the controllers. But the state does not like it when the cattle start to think for themselves. This makes it much more difficult to herd them. When we wake up to the Infinity that we truly are, all these corporate structures are revealed for the deception that they are. They are all contracts with implied consent. In other words, they assume it is binding, because you haven’t said no, even though the terms were never disclosed.
Let’s consider the Moon for a moment, and her two primary relationships. The moon is one of the female planets, (along with Venus) and of course, is the counterpart, or consort, of the Sun. She is silver, he is gold. They rule adjacent signs and houses: Cancer and Leo, 4th and 5th houses. They are neighbors, meant to be together. Every month the moon goes through her cycle with the Sun.
This relationship between the moon and the sun is part of the alchemical process. The Sun is the gold, the philosopher’s stone. The Moon is the personal essence, the aspect of Being that can be personal, connected, empathic, caring, and which makes it possible to look at the light of the Sun. It brings the light into a form that we can use in the mundane sense. It is the light shining through the face of the enlightened ones. It is the hearth of the heart, where a fractal of the Infinite transcendental Sun fire is kept alive within each of us.
But alchemy is about the transformation of lead into gold. Saturn is lead. The Moon has a very different relationship with Saturn. They rule the opposite signs of Cancer and Capricorn. They are the parents, the husband and wife, the protector and nurturer, but also enforcers of the familiar.
Now, familiarity seems like a good thing at first glance, but notice what happens. When something is familiar to you, you think you know it. So then the temptation arises to forget to be present, and instead to take things for granted. Isn’t that how families work so much of the time?
Even in a very basic example, if you know that this is a “tree”, you don’t have to really become present (which can be unbearable, truly), and really SEE what a miraculous occurrence a tree is. Everything has a label, we know what it’s called, so we miss what it really IS, in its pure radiant existence, beyond any labels.
But this is the desired effect of the controllers (Saturn). If they can keep you totally preoccupied with the familiar, then they are free to use your energy for whatever purposes they need, without you ever even noticing. But if you are not willing to even look at how that really happens, then you and the controllers are a match made in heaven. (well, maybe it’s actually made in hell.)
They can just throw up some sports on the TV, and you’ll be all screaming and shouting for your favorite team, and meanwhile, behind your back, they will be selling your grandchildren down the river for some pieces of plastic. They can manufacture whatever drama on the TV, tell you it’s real, and you’ll just buy it, eat it up, like a cow grazing in the PASTure.
Saturn and the Moon, have another connection, too, besides the fact that they rule the Capricorn/Cancer polarity. Saturn has a 28 year cycle through the signs, and the moon has a 28 day cycle. The Moon rules our emotional body, which receives conditioning from an early age, and Saturn is the source of the conditioning, i.e. the societal structures, school, career, business, the past, the ancestors, and so forth. David Icke has written and talked about the “Saturn-Moon Matrix”, which is an interesting hypothesis that is somewhat borne out by astrology. Personally, i am very suspect of a lot of the energies we are bombarded with, that come up in our behaviors. I am not convinced that humans are like this innately. I am suspicious of this relationship of Saturn and the Moon, there is an ongoing distortion there that we need to be aware of. The moon moves around the earth, almost like a satellite dish, a broadcasting device. It definitely amplifies the energies of whatever planet it contacts for the few hours that a lunar transit is in effect. You can experience this for yourself, by watching the positions of the planets every day with an ephemeris.
Saturn is the outermost of the personal planets. You could think of the orbit of Saturn as the city walls, for example, past which we dare not go, as it is scary and unknown out there. The city wall (ego) is there to protect us, but then it becomes our prison. Our “person” is our prison. The way the prison is enforced is through the Saturnian realm of time and money. We will not make it to freedom (Uranus) until we can decode Saturn’s program and tell him, like Jesus told Satan (Saturn) : “get thee behind me!”. When Saturn is behind us, we are beyond the city walls. But this takes great courage. It takes walking out on your own two feet. There are no guarantees out there beyond the castle walls, anything can happen. The outer planets past Saturn are forces beyond our control (Saturn). But there is where we discover our freedom (Uranus), bliss (Neptune), and power (Pluto).
So that is the theme for this month. Since Mars is in Cancer as well, the hysterical part of Cancer may well be activated. The fiery Mars is out of his element here, quite literally. Cancer is the womb, “hyster”, from Greek “hustera”, meaning womb . As the Sun and Mars move into opposition to Pluto and square Uranus, the public hysteria (Cancer) may build quite intensely.
Also of particular note is that the USA is a Cancer nation, born on the 4th of July, and that Mars and the Sun will be crossing the natal Sun of the USA very closely together. Since Mars is the planet of aggression and war, i would not be surprised if some kind of explosive (Pluto) and aggressive (Mars) energy really peaks during this time, (the first week or two of July) especially in or related to the US, which seems to have the misguided idea that it is everyone’s parent.
For this energy, fortunately there is also an antidote, in the form of Neptune, which is retrograde in Pisces right now. As the Sun and Mars move through Cancer, they will be trine Neptune. The solution is to surrender (Neptune, Pisces) directly to Source, and to find the true power (Pluto) there/here. To realize that you, as the Source itself, can embody the creative power of the Divine, and can change things even at the atomic and subatomic level (Pluto), moment to moment. The surrender process dissolves the contracted state, transforms particles into waves, which are much more fluid, and changes possibilities, timelines, and possible futures. It is a process similar to lucid dreaming, available in pure presence beyond thought. It is direct participation in the process of creation.
We have not even scratched the surface of our creative potential here. Any problems in the dream state are instantly dissolved upon awakening. No need to solve them, they have evaporated. We cannot solve the problems we have at this point with struggling and fighting. That is a set-up, to keep us trapped here. It’s simply time to wake up. Together.
Let’s look for a minute also, at the position of Saturn right now, in relation to the square of Uranus and Pluto. I have mentioned it before. Saturn is in a 45 degree semi-square to Pluto, and since both are retrograde and moving slowly, they will be like this for 2 or 3 months.
The waning 45 degree semi square is an 11th house, an Aquarian kind of relationship. This is the moment when the group (Aquarius) transforms, as individuals within the group realize that they will be a much more effective and integral part of the group if they fully realize and express their unique expression and true power as an individual (Leo, the opposite sign), and share that in the context of the group. We will find that everyone’s life paths and gifts intersect and complement each other in miraculous and synchronistic ways. But in order for that to happen, we each have to stand up and be seen, in our radiance (Leo, Sun), above the status quo of group-think. Any group-think bandwagon you happen to be on will not help. Group-think doesn’t like it when anyone stands out and shines.
As the I Ching says in Hexagram 22, Grace: “He lends grace to his toes, leaves the carriage and walks.” (The feet here are regarded as more substantive than the carriage, suggesting that one must rely on one’s own inner worth rather than a “vehicle” of ostentatious superficiality. Suggested is the need to abandon a crutch of some kind. )
The group can be a crutch, reinforcing incomplete views, and wasting your time. It is time to know for yourself. Then you can approach the group in a whole new way.
But this is going to be gradually pressed out of us, like juice from fruit in a juice press, with the immense pressure of the tightening restrictions and controls (Saturn), both physical and non-physical, being inflicted on humans all over the planet. It will be dawning on us that we really have to step up to the plate and offer our gifts and cooperate, together, because we are all carrying solutions, or we all will go down with the ship. But as we begin that process we will notice more and more fellow explorers, and creative system hackers, until we realize we have reached critical mass.
Things could very quickly accelerate in a positive direction. We have some very powerful aspects coming later in the year that show increased joy of cooperation and a large movement towards practical correction. We are, after all, in Sophia’s Correction now, according to the Gnostic scholar John Lash. This is the moment when the planet begins correcting the primal mistake of the illusion of separation, and she needs our participation.
It can’t and won’t happen without our conscious participation.
The other aspect which i have mentioned before, but which is much stronger now, is the direct conjunction of Venus with Jupiter in Leo, and both are trine Uranus in Aries now. The Venus Jupiter conjunction signifies abundance, and the Uranus trine can make it spontaneous and unexpected. There is a lot going on behind the scenes with the financial system, we hear rumors of good things. Some of these may start to come to pass, as soon as Saturn’s vice-grip on humanity begins to loosen.
This aspect is very positive for people connecting in an awakened and loving creative spirit and working together. Really, the only antidote for all the destruction is creation. Creative energy in whatever form is the best way to move forward. And with the Sun and Mars trine Neptune right now, music and dancing are very helpful. Whenever you feel angry, dance it out, sing, play music, create art, integrate the energy, surrender, and then allow any action that arises from that space beyond reactivity. And with Jupiter involved, we mustn’t forget the tremendous transformative power of our most human of qualities, our sense of humor.
Responsibility is the ability to respond in a conscious way, not just out of reactivity, which is the way of ego. When both ends of the Capricorn/Cancer polarity are embodied, we have true response-ability (Capricorn) based on a deep sensitivity (Cancer) of the connectedness of everything and everyone. But when they are left separate in duality, Cancer is emotionally reactive and hysterical, and Capricorn is rigid, controlling, patriarchal and hierarchical.
The eternal being has no problem with being grounded and focused (Capricorn), and empathetic and sensitive (Cancer) at the same time. Sometimes the shield (Capricorn) is needed to protect the sensitivity (Cancer). These are all qualities that arise effortlessly when needed. This is just one small example of how to remain at the center of a polarity, embodying both without getting stuck at one end or the other in a polarized state.
Fighting against the matrix will exhaust you. Once you overcome one obstacle, they will throw another one up in front of you. There is no winning at their game, if you want to keep your soul intact. Yes, they make a law protecting whatever, but then the next round of politicians comes online, and they repeal the law, and all the work to get that law instated was wasted. Don’t make the mistake of asking some imagined “authority” for permission to have what is already yours (i.e., your inalienable “rights”) .
If you are exhausted, you are not a threat, because you are too preoccupied with the familiar. Your schedule has to be packed with things to do. Work, family, and “entertainment” (i.e. distraction). It’s an old trick. Don’t take the bait. Turn left, take a new direction, YOUR OWN. Be still and know. Invent yourself anew. Take responsibility (Saturn) for yourself. Don’t wait for Mommy (Cancer) and Daddy (Capricorn) to approve. Don’t wait for some politician who doesn’t care about you to fix everything. It’s never going to happen.
I guarantee you, there is something right in your immediate environment that needs fixing, that needs YOU and your talents, and you can get to work on it right away. We are needed EVERYWHERE now. Realize as you work on the local level, that there is a fractal going on. Everything is connected. Your small effort is like a seed that can grow into a tree. Go for it. The Butterfly Effect is in full swing.
The art of the hearth is to hear the earth. Sit quietly in your place, keep the fire alive, and receive direct instruction from the planetary mother, the earth.
The following is from the Chandra Symbols, a book called “Inside Degrees” by Elias Lonsdale, which are similar to the Sabian Degree Symbols, but very different too. Here are the symbols for the degrees of the Sun, and the moon for this full moon:
A violent hail storm.
Great disruption serves long-term continuity. By submitting yourself periodically to excruciating soul ordeals, to severe tests and trials, you make sure that your destiny is self-renewing. You pull in, at these junctures, what is alien or strange or far removed from your own way of being; by suffering the imposition of the dark stranger, you completely shake up all smug structures. Much of your life is keyed into enduring under onslaught, being able to form yourself into one who can encompass absolutely anything. The path indicated is neither chaotic nor random. It is sharply pointed to take on experiences and lessons that are needed and to fully transmute the karmic sequences. You have a core commitment to tackling the hard stuff with a fury of intent that is just enough to make the whole thing work, revealing that you can do the impossible if your will is singular and your inner strength to go the distance is as solid and real as any obstacle, and even more so.
A man drinking blood from the vein in a horse’s leg.
Being driven to tap whatever source promises inward sustenance, you are wildly propelled to journey anywhere, do anything, go to any lengths to come upon something vital here in the world. Tending to feel desperate, abandoned, forsaken. Unable to find what you crave in any of the usual places. Instead, magnetized to the wild and the free and whatever has yet to become tainted by civilization. Drawn far back to gain propulsion to go forward with conviction and power, and with deep embodied presence that cannot be taken away from itself by any passing wind.