Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Todays Transiting Alignment - Earth, Air & Water

*Numbers in parenthesis indicate degree of sign position

Jupiter (22)Chiron (25) & Neptune (26) - Aquarius & Air (fixed)

Moon (20+) Uranus (24) Mars & Venus (29) - Pisces & Water (mutable)

Sun (2 Taurus) Saturn (15 Virgo) Pluto (3 Capricorn) - Earth Trinity
Mercury (21 Taurus)
(Not a grand earth trine, but each sign of the Earth Trinity is active)

Also: Sun in 2 Taurus trines Pluto in 3 Capricorn, indicating strength of purpose in matters of grounded practical (earthly) concern. Mercury at 21 Taurus Trines Saturn in 15 Virgo to add skill and know how, an efficiently functioning plan... with skill and combined, all matters of earthly concern are no longer seen as a burden.

Aquarius and Pisces Stelliums indicate change is in the air, and a higher consciousness, a guiding light in the collective Pluto in Capricorn darkness. How they effect each individual depends on his/her natal or progressed chart(s).

To more clearly give an example that I know most about(my own current tranits), I have given immense attention to this for the purpose of attaining a sharp clarity and wise intuitive guidance (Aquarius)with regard to real issues in my life... Mostly it's (Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune) in my 8th House (change & death), and continued (w/Uranus/Mars/Venus) in the Ninth, by offering a new possibility and hope for a fresh start elsewhere, perhaps closer to my true home.

My overall theme, consistent w/ the Nature of Aquarius/Air and Pisces/Water (and the 8th & 9th Hses) is a leap of faith, moving boldly forward into new and unknown territory, keeping that calm inner strength and peace amidst all of it happening.

More to come later & I will gladly address anyone's questions about their own transiting natal influences at this time...


Friday, April 10, 2009

Beyond Venus (from Libra into Scorpio)

Every now and again, due to strongly Libran inclinations, I am tempted to look for that same frivolous momentary joy that others indulge in at parties and large social gatherings. It is so familiar and common, and yet I am outside of it (much of the time) looking in, unable or unwilling to merge... to do so is just a phoney awkward attempt to fit in. The same holds true online as I make more friends who share my common values and language, spiritual and otherwise... when the convos end is there really any relationship, any real communion or something akin to love and appreciation, or are we all really just playing "make believe". All is based on a concensus, a common group interest (Libra), and from this point we relate. It is just not the same thing as the bond one has with family and the closest of friends.

Shifting from this pleasant and pretty view of the world of the Libran approach, which is valid so long as it is a way of staying happy in the present, I see the Scorpio.... beyond the fair weather friends and acquaintances, beyond the pleasant courteous conduct at work, and beyond all the spiritual interests I share with others... no matter how "you and I" have in common, have read the same books, etc. With Scorpio, ruled by Mars & Pluto (inseparable octaves, individual & universal respectively), the show is over, the gig is up and the curtains go down. Here one sees the aloneness of being and the greatest desire for solitude. Scorpio, sign of the (human) jungle reminds me that nobody else is paying my rent or looking out for me, this reality is seen in most heightened form in war, where the soldier becomes ever so acutely aware of how alone in the jungle he/she really is (even as others are experiencing the same).... save your own ass or die.

It is said that character or integrity is taking full responsibility for one's own life, and this involves a very real and close up examination of one's own wishes and fears, of what I want and do not want, committing to focus on the positive while simultaneously "negating the negative". In the lightness of being, in the fleeting moment, we are to appreciate one another's company and benefit from the energy vibes of others (and vice versa), however there inevitably comes a point when we can no longer suspend disbelief, the masks are removed and the roles dissolved... now what? We can only ask ourselves what is next, once the party is over, the previous illusion dissolved into memory... a whole new birth of experience, allowing all manifestations and people to flow in and out alternatively, easily and effortlessly, fully present and unattached, embracing the eternal yet forever changing beauty of now...


Friday, April 3, 2009

North Node Aries - South Node Libra

For the sake of clarification, it is worth it (as a writer) to clarify one point regarding eastern philosophy and religion in general. It still does have its great importance, particularly where meditation, yoga and other down to earth spiritual practices are concerned. This inherited wisdom, astrologically my lunar south node, exists primarily as an internal guidance system, a reminder to let go and go with the flow... A shift in emphasis is needed, from passivity to action, without neglecting the occasional need for passive reflection and the courtesy/respect I naturally to extend to others.

As a good friend said in response to me today "it's like going to school to learn how to speak english". Some of us don't need to be any more sensitive, just more assertive and true to ourselves by having a thicker skin and firm boundaries. Then that sensitivity has value, when it comes from an individual with a strong spine, one who can totally and completely stand on his/her own two feet. Those of us born in the Aries North Node period (all of us born in 1968) must emphasize autonomy, acting not reacting, leading not following, and ultimately to reach that point where the opposite south node qualities naturally are blissfully showered upon us like "pennies from heaven"... this is our inherited wisdom which need no further emphasis, just let it be...