Wisdom of Astrology.
The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection, in which are reflected the mythologems, i.e., the archetypes. In this vision astrology and alchemy, the two classical functionaries of the psychology of the collective unconscious, join hands. - Carl .G. Jung
Cosmic Story: 3rd Uranus/Pluto Square—May 20, 2013
What was begun in the 60s now has
to become a collective necessity in the 21st Century.The revolutionary
energy of Uranus and the evolutionary energy
of Pluto have come to a crossroads.We
have to consciously participate in evolution this time around. We are the ones who have chosen to be here at
this crucial time in our world’s history—chosen to be here to make a choice
that will determine the future of our world.Will we choose love or hate, domination or partnership, greed or
cooperation, fear or vision? We have
learned to see and know both the light and the darkness of our world, and now
we all have to do something about it.
Today we went over the limit of CO2
in our atmosphere that scientists believe we can’t recover from.What is the world’s response?What are we all going to do now?We are one world, and we are all being ‘ruled’
by an unhealthy, out-of-balance paradigm of life.Patriarchy upholds values that no longer
serve life: individualism rather than self-aware individuation, domination
rather than partnership, masculine power over feminine love and connection. Isn’t it time to step away from that old story
and find a story that fills our heart with courage and love and determination?Isn’t it time to become the heroes and
heroines of our own lives?
Three is the number of process,
and with this 3rd out of 7 squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto
in Capricorn, it is time to awaken and stretch our muscles. This
square can be a game changer.The first
2 squares brought up the issues; now this 3rd square demands action.
Both Pluto and Uranus have moved into
the second decan (10 degrees each) of both Aries and Capricorn.The 2nd decan of Aries is overseen
by Leo—the steady fire sign of individuation. The 2nd decan of Capricorn is
overseen by Taurus—the secure sign of building and manifestation.The Cosmic Story offers us a chance to build
our individual vision of life in the midst of cultural transformation.
The Sabian symbol for Uranus at
12* Aries is: A triangle-shaped flight of
wild geese.This symbol urges us to
believe in Cosmic Order.There is a
bigger story going on than our old collective story, and when we can see the
image of that new story clearly, we can live it.
The Sabian symbol for Pluto at
12* Capricorn is: An illustrated lecture
on natural science reveals little-known aspects of life.This is a call to explore all aspects of life,
especially our right-brain, feminine consciousness, which can show us the
natural laws of life.
Together, these symbols challenge
us to step outside-the-box and into our destiny—our life’s purpose.Explore and believe.Challenge and change.Imagine and manifest. (for an interesting talk on The Science
Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake which was removed from the TED site, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHUaNAxsTg)
Uranus in Aries is the great
Awakener.This energy fertilizes our
consciousness like lightning fertilizes the fields in Springtime.I’ve been suggesting that we use this Uranus
energy to find our archetypal ‘soul-identity’, rather than an unconscious Aries
‘ego-identity’. Uranus awakens
consciousness, so we think outside-the-box, understand our emotions and
transform them into conscious feelings, access the imaginal realms where creation
begins and listen in the silence after the thunder for Spirit to speak to us.
Are you a leader, an inventor, a
healer, a bard?Are you a mother, an
artist, a teacher, a priestess?Uranus
urges us to see ourselves in larger, collective roles—not the roles patriarchy
offers us, but rather the necessary and archetypal roles that all humans must
fill to create a healthy, compassionate society.
Pluto’s energy in Capricorn is
behind all the dirty little secrets that are coming to light about our
government and it’s collusion with our banks and corporations. The American Supreme Court just ruled in
favor of Monsanto holding our food system hostage with their GMO seeds. The US Congress won’t pass a gun control law
despite the slaughter of innocents.The
US government is spying on its own citizens in the name of security.Corporate profits are at an all-time high—and
so is poverty.The old patriarchal center will not hold any
longer—people all around the world have been educated and know that our freedom
and our future is in jeopardy.
Uranus gives us the energy to
rise up what is new and necessary for life in those places Pluto tears down, that
are decayed and rotten.One way we can help the process is to step out
of our patriarchal mindset—our 3D reality—and imagine and create our own vision of the future with our community.If we spend time every day imagining what
kind of life we want to share with others here on Earth, we can bring that new
vision into our collective reality. Of
course, then we have to find ways to implement it.That means we have to engage in our
communities and help solve problems. As
we stand and face the evil in our world, and name it for what is it, we have a
chance of changing the probable outcome of our reckless consumer reality.
With Neptune in Pisces, we have a
multitude of realities to choose from. Instead of continuing to be caught up in the patriarchal
game of power and money, we can choose to live in a more fruitful reality, one
that places love at its center. There
are other ways to use our talents and help each other. There are other forms of exchange.This breakup of our culture is a necessary
step toward our future.So don’t
despair!Take action and join with like-minded
The proper use of the Creative Imagination
is so important right now.We use
imagination to keep our intentions for the future viable.An image is an energy conductor.So when you visualize the life you want to live--see it and feel it, don’t just think it.We each have something to give to our
world.See it, believe it and live
it.That’s how change happens.
When you see evil in the world
and you get upset, find that tiny space of darkness within you and bring it into
the light. Each time we redeem the
darkness within us, we bring more light to the world.It’s time for us to embrace the dark and see
our own shadows.Once we accept these
rejected parts of ourselves, we can find ways to use that shadow energy for the good
of life, rather than the repression of life. Be clear about what you want—know what you
value.Then use your imagination coupled
with your will to stand up for your values, not just in your personal life but
also for our collective life.
The Sun goes into Gemini an hour
before these two planets come into exact square.The Moon is in Libra.Both our lights
are in air signs, so look at how you think, how you categorize, how you communicate
and how you relate.Air symbolizes our
mental knowing, so give your mind a spring cleaning so the cosmic laws of life
structure our knowing.
Blessings in this time of cosmic
transformation! Bright Blessings in these transformational times. Cathy
We are entering an intense eclipse
season as the lead up to the revolutionary/evolutionary 3rd Uranus/
Pluto square on May 20th.Our
ability to see the truth is sharpening, and change is happening from the bottom up!We have to remember that change on a global
scale will take time.We also have to
remember that we are the grandmothers and grandfathers of the future.The decisions and actions we take today will
create the foundations for the future. Making wise decisions for our lives is a must
Eclipses occur at the Moon’s Nodes,
where the Moon’s orbit intersects the Earth’s path around the Sun.The point where the Moon ascends through this
elliptic is called the North Node and symbolizes where we need to evolve our
consciousness.Where the Moon descends
through the elliptic, the South Node, we are pulled to the past, to the
patterns and beliefs we need to release to get to our new future Selves. These next 3 eclipses all take place very
close to the South Node in Taurus, so we will feel the cosmic pressure to
release old patterns of behavior, especially around the issues of our relationships,
our use of both personal and collective resources, our talents and our money.Be aware of what memories come up for you now.
Energetically, eclipses dissolve old
energy patterns and create new ones.During
and after eclipses, our consciousness can be regenerated and reconfigured into
higher states of awareness.So listen to
your instincts and intuitions—they are strong right now and will guide you as
you build a new paradigm to live in.There’s
a grand trine in the water signs: the asteroid Ceres the Nurturer in Cancer,
the Moon and Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. Be open to the imagination (Neptune) and
discover what nurtures you (Ceres).Bring that knowing and truth to your relationships (Saturn/Moon).
The two lunar eclipses signal major
endings in our lives, while the solar eclipse fertilizes the new beginnings we
energized during the past month while the Sun was in Aries. Remember, the Sun connected with Uranus,
Venus, Mars & Mercury in Aries, while squaring Pluto in Capricorn,
energizing our will to carry forward the evolutionary revolution within
ourselves and in the world. The really exciting aspect of these times we
live in is that there are enough conscious people to channel the energies into
positive directions and make a difference.
A lunar eclipse is an extra powerful
Full Moon.At the Full Moon, when the
Sun stands opposite the Moon and fully illuminates it, we can use the Moon as a
magic mirror to become more self-aware of our emotional patterns regarding the
many issues of our lives. The Sun’s light, reflected in the Moon, brings emotional
patterns out of the shadows, so we can see them and transform them.On a
lunar eclipse, when the Earth’s shadow blocks the Sun’s light, the Moon’s dark face
can cause us to unconsciously act out these emotional issues in ways that show
us what must be resolved if we’re to move ahead in our lives.
The cosmic clock not only tells us when it’s the right time
for change, it also gives us hints as to the flavor of that change.The South Node of this eclipse is in Taurus,
along with the Sun, Mars and Venus.Taurus is the first Earth sign, a fixed energy that concentrates and
shapes Aries fiery energies into manifestation.When the eclipses take place in the signs of Scorpio and Taurus, the
Cosmic Story asks us to look at our security and self-worth issues (Taurus) and
release (Scorpio) old beliefs that outer things give us our value instead of
our own inner worth. Self-esteem and self-worth are the virtues we
have to work on at this lunar eclipse.
Taurus is the sign where we learn to
relate to our physical world in a healthy way.In Taurus, the senses open up and reveal to us the ancient laws of life
and fertility. Taurus teaches the lessons that help us relate in a responsible
way to the beauty of Earth and its resources. That’s why Earth Day comes at the beginning of
the sign of Taurus.Taurus is the
Goddess made manifest; the energy of Spirit at work in creation. Open to your senses and see what they tell you
about what you want out of life.
You know, Taurus is also the sign of our values; the best
things in life arise from living a life based on our values.What are your strongest virtues?It never hurts to remind ourselves of our strengths.Our virtues uphold our values: we are honest
when we believe in Truth, compassionate when we believe in Love; brave when we
believe in Honor.Knowing we act
according to our values is what makes us strong and secure.But we have to live those values, not just
lip synch them.
Along with the Sun and the South
Node, Venus in her Wisdom aspect and Mars in Taurus call on us to become
conscious of what we really love, want and need to build the most creative,
fulfilling life available to us.That
is, if we can step out of the old patriarchal mindset that forces us to think
in its terms of jobs, money and prestige.What if we imagined a life-style that actually fit our needs rather than
the imposed needs of patriarchy?New
lifestyle patterns will start to spring up as we become more creative with our
Where Taurus teaches us how to tame
our appetites so we can discern what we really want to create in our life to
feel fulfilled, Scorpio challenges us to leave behind what stops us from
discerning it. At this time in history,
most of our prefabricated needs are fake, unfulfilling and therefore
addictive.Scorpio has the power to burn
away and release these false needs so its healing waters can do their work. Just as Taurus gives birth to Earth’s
blossoming, Scorpio ushers in the death aspect of her year.Life and death and rebirth, love and desire
and creation, light and dark and shadows are all encompassed by these power
signs of Taurus (ruled by Venus) and Scorpio (ruled by Mars).What will we hold onto?What will we overcome?What will we create?
Scorpio deals with the emotional battles we engage in with
ourselves, over ancient sorrows and bitter losses, hard deaths and unexpected
betrayals.If we can let go of these old
emotional scars, understanding that they were the experiences which taught us
the meaning of life, we really can start all over again.These 3 eclipses offer us a new beginning if
we focus on how the energies affect us.By staying aware and awake, we can shed some skins and re-ignite our
senses and instincts in a conscious, wise way.
The Scorpio Moon lines up with Saturn and the North Node,
symbolically telling us that we are emotionally ready for this evolutionary
challenge.Saturn has been working its
way forward and backward through the early degrees of Scorpio and will oppose
the Sun and the personal planets as they move through Taurus.Saturn narrows our focus so we must deal with
the issues it brings up.Saturn uses
fear as his weapon, and the only way to deal with this energy is to move past
fear into acceptance.Our Scorpionic Saturn
forces us to face those uncomfortable feelings we have about sharing ourselves
with people in our lives, confronting us with the choice to hold onto
resentment or open up to forgiveness.
We will see the results of his lessons when Saturn opposes
the Taurus planets in the sky now and those planets which you might have in
Taurus.Anyone with planets at 0*- 17*
Taurus and Scorpio, as well as Leo and Aquarius, will be very affected by the
first two eclipses.Saturn and the Moon in Scorpio bring up old
memories and feelings that need to be honor and let go of.Venus
opposes Saturn on Monday April 22—self-worth is put to the test.The Sun opposes Saturn on April 28—you might
ask yourself, ‘who am I and what am I here for?’And on April 30, Mars opposes Saturn in the
test of desire.How much do you desire
your new life and what are you willing to do to achieve it?
Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
This Full Moon eclipse occurs on
April 25, 2013 at 12:58pm PDT/ 3:58pm EDT/ 7:58pm GMT.This is a partial eclipse of the Moon and is
visible from most of Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. It will not be visible in North and South
The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 6*
Taurus is: Cantilever bridge across a
deep gorge.Dan Rudhyar says that
this image ‘suggests the conquest of separativeness through group cooperation’.In working together to build a bridge into
the ‘unknown’, people overcome our collective obstacles. These are the tests of
our evolution as a species.Taurus’ often
tends to be independent and doesn’t ask for help, so this image from the
symbols suggests a new way of creating the Garden for all of us.Not alone but together.
The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 6* Scorpio is: The Gold Rush tears men away from their
native soil.Rudhyar says, ‘this is
the passionate search for new values which promise a more abundant life.’This is the symbol of a passion that fires
the imagination to make us leave home and the ‘known’ for our dreams and visions.
Scorpio looks for the intensity of transformative experiences.This Moon will be shouting out our secret
desires to live more and better by dying to our fears.
Together, these two symbols merge
into an image of undertaking a collective project—raising our consciousness
about global issues—that will take us into our future visions. We have to decide how we’re going to treat
each other and work together.It’s time to find your people so you can build
your common dream together.
The Sabian symbol for Saturn at 9*
Scorpio is: A Dentist at Work.It’s time to get a grip on what’s happening
in the world.We need to expose the rot
before we can heal the wound.We have to
heal the patriarchal wounds inflicted on our senses, and take more
responsibility for understanding our lives and what we are called to do.
The Sabian symbol for both the Sun
and Venus when they oppose Saturn on April 22 and 28 at 9* Taurus is: A fully decorated Christmas Tree.What is more magical than our beautifully
decorated Christmas tree? We experience this image of renewal and happiness and
hope and wishes at the darkest time of year.It is the Light within the Darkness, the faith in a fruitful
future.Opposite Saturn, we must look at
and clear out any doubts about our ability to create a different future than
our governments have planned for us.We
the people can rise and make it happen, if we work together.If we invoke the renewal of life.
When Mars and Saturn oppose each
other, they are perfectly poised at 8*00’ of Taurus and Scorpio, so we can use
the two symbols for 9* and also go back one symbol and look at 8* Taurus and
The Sabian symbol for Mars at 8*
Taurus is important.A sleigh on land uncovered by snow.This symbol urges us to plan ahead when we
know we’ll have to deal with difficult situations.We need a future-oriented imagination, one
that will work outside the box of convention and use what we know in different
contexts.Mars symbolizes our desire
nature as well as our energy and determination, and in Taurus works to build
something of lasting value.Invention
and creativity are needed in changing situations.
The Sabian symbol for Saturn moving
back to 8*Scorpio encourages us to relax and reflect on our deepest
feelings.A calm lake bathed in moonlight.This opens us to higher inspiration.So let go of fear—it is all in the mind.Quiet the mind and let the imagination give you the answers.
The Sabian symbols for the Moon
nodes are telling.The South Node of the
past is located at 17* Taurus: A
symbolic battle between ‘swords’ and ‘torches’.In ritual and tarot
symbolism, swords symbolize the element of air and of the intellect, and
torches or wands indicate the fire element, the creative spark of inspiration.There is a battle between these two
forces.Perhaps we need to stop the
battle and join forces.In a healthy
situation, the elements work together. Our intuition and our intellect can work
together if we know their proper use.Intuition and imagination get us the meaning and answers we need.Our intellect helps us manifest what we need
to do about it.
The Sabian symbol for the North Node
at 17* Scorpio is: A woman, fecundated by
her own spirit, is ‘great with child’.This is an image of Lady Wisdom, the cosmic
woman as the ‘woman clothed with the Sun, standing on the Moon, crowned with
Stars, in labor, giving birth to the Savior.’The Inner Light of Spirit is driving women to give birth to ourselves
and to a new and better world.The
feminine side of men is awakening, and if the women in their lives are awake to
the source of their wisdom, the men can learn quickly how to listen as well.
Happy Earth Day—may we all learn to
be good stewards of our Mother, the Earth.
When Mars and the Sun team up, anything is possible. The energy of desire is made conscious and we KNOW what we want. When Mars and the Sun meet in Aries, we want something NEW. And we want it NOW!
There are many different versions of the Sabian symbols, images that speak to the 360 degrees of the zodiac. The degree of the Mars/Sun conjunction is 28* Aries, and there are some interesting differences between two of them.
Dane Rudhyar's Astrological Mandala gives this image: A large audience confronts the performer who disappointed its expectations. This symbol seems to indicate that when we have high hopes and great expectations, they cannot be sustained for long if these hopes are not met quickly. This might be relevant to those people who expected something physical to happen on 12/21/12. No, the aliens didn't come and open a portal for us to escape our earthly life. What 12/21/12 indicated is that a great cosmic Age ended and a new one began. So we have a responsibility now to protect and grow this new life.
In Steven Eardley's Revised Sabian Symbols, we seem to have an opposite image. A crowd applauds a man who shattered a dear illusion. I love opposites! They fit so well together, don't they? This image speaksabout exposing hypocrisy and liberating the mind by cutting through false ideas.
We can bear this tension of opposites and say, it is time to let go of expectations of deliverance and take responsibility for our lives and our world. It is time to expose the hypocrisy of the patriarchal system, that shaped our lives and our world.