I was dooby dooing along in my life when the March eclipses happened and suddenly I shifted from a couple of beautiful acres on the beach on the mid north coast of New South Wales to inner city Sydney, with planes whizzing overhead. I went from listening to the ocean as I fell asleep to listening to the throb of traffic! I’m writing this from my new breakfast haunt, a cafe in a converted industrial space 10 minutes walk from home.
Before you draw any conclusions, let me say, I’m really happy about the change. While my previous home was beautiful, and my students and clients loved that we often had kangaroos right by the window (I would turn my camera around so they could see them) I was slightly … well, I was just a tad bored. I haven’t lived in the city since I was in my 20’s and it’s much changed. And I don’t want to be here for a long time, but for a few years I consider this a wonderful adventure and I am looking forward to seeing what life will throw my way.
We’ve had some major shifts in the background energy – Jupiter went direct on 9th May (hurrah!), Uranus moved into Gate 42 on 16th April, Neptune into Gate 63 on 25th April, Chiron into Gate 36 on 7th April and Mars has been retrograde since 17th April. I am only just catching my breath!
As the super-structure of reality shifts, what is the effect on you?
I want to mention yesterdays Full Moon. It was a pretty spectacular line up, but one that could be misunderstood.
Firstly, Mars retrograde. Right now Mars is in the Gate of Great Vigour – Gate 34. Here’s what Hilary Barrett has to say about this gate:
You stand upright and robust, full of resilient energy. You are inspired and animated by strong purpose.
Not so much? Many people are feeling really worn down and exhausted just now. If Mars is the planet of vigour, and he’s in the gate of vigour, why would you not be jumping out of your skin? Because Mars is going backward, inward. Mars is asking you to check in – how are you using your energy? What are your guiding principles? Let’s see what else Hilary Barrett has to say:
The action of thunder rests on the underlying principles of heaven. The noble one, acting with Great Vigour, will not be improvising and adapting as she goes along. Great energy needs better guidance. If she acts in ways that observe the principles of creation and follows their patterns, she is in harmony with the nature of things.
Which is all very well, but how does one go about getting into harmony with the nature of things? And especially when we are conflicted. What do we really want?
There is a peeling off happening, a letting go of fear and opportunity to connect with a much bigger picture of what is going on here on our beautiful planet. This new scene is far more expansive than the narrow view you have now, so what can you do to stay open to broader possibilities?
Can you commit to your own personal goals as they now stand, and also receive and nurture a potential for growth? Can you find a way to respond fluidly in each moment to stay in tune with that potential?
Two powerful planets of feminine wisdom are sitting in Gate 20 right now. Like a siren song (a good one, not an evil one) they are singing to us of deeper wisdom, greater knowing, longer time frames and more noble goals. They are drawing us towards relationship with all things through being clear and present in each moment.
Vesta in Gate 20 line 3 – what you are devoted to, your greater spiritual purpose, your path of service –
Now you can see your whole life coming into view and start to see what you are creating. It can feel strained, as if you are being pulled in 2 directions at once. You advance, get more involved and then feel the need to pull back.
Does that feel familiar? It’s like dipping yourself gradually into a cool stream, allowing the heat of your body to adjust to the soothing flow.
Metis in Gate 20 line 4 – the root of ancestral feminine wisdom, particularly connection with the emotions (Metis is Goddess of Oceanic Wisdom and mother of Pallas Athene) –
You feel called to a bright shining realm where there is a promise of destiny, something you can apply your gifts and insights to. You must enter into this realm modestly, like a guest, pause and really see this realm without imagining you own it, or that it owns you.
Just an aside, but perhaps a very significant one – Metis knew that Pallas (daughter and feminine totem of the patriarchy) would not have her support as she ventured into the city of men. So she gave her infant daughter a full suit of armour. As Pallas returns to the realm of her mother, and the deep wisdom of the feminine that is resident there, she is gradually able to let go of the armouring. Have you been feeling this?
Both Nemesis and Sisyphus are making a channel with Pluto. I know from my work with clients that both these asteroids have the potential to strike fear in the hearts of brave and strong women!
I particularly love Hilary Barrett’s take on Gate 32 –
Whatever becomes part of the heart’s circling journey will last. We bind things – influences, ideas, people – into the very fabric of our lives by integrating them into the daily round of our way of living, so they are carried with us through the change.
This is an active creative process, keeping the channels always open for exchange between inspiration and reality.
What lasts bears fruit, not because you ‘arrive’ at some final destination, but because through all the changes you persevere in your intent and inspiration, always finding some small way to make it real.
This is such a feminine way to ‘manifest’, through the heart’s circling journey, weaving into each moment that which we want more of. Nemesis and Sisyphus can haunt us with the need to make huge efforts against some external authority figure, or to meet some rule in order to be ‘of service’ or ‘of value’. What if, instead, you turned again and again to what you value, what feels right to you in your own beautiful life?
There are many BIG players right now – Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Haumea, Eris, just for starters. They are all adding their energy to a fundamental shift in the structure and reality of life on earth. What do you sense about your part in this shift, even if you can’t put it into words?
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