The Moon is about to pass over Ceres, and in the process it will activate a Grand Water Trine involving Ceres, Neptune, Mercury and Saturn.
Where we find Mercury, we find an increase in consciousness. Ideas that have eluded us suddenly become clear as the light of day. The tricks we’ve been playing on ourselves are revealed as sleight of hand.
Mercury is sharing a gate with Saturn just now. It’s a gate about changes in our social fabric that bring a higher order of caring for each other. It’s the Gate of The Ting, Gate 50 in the Spleen Centre.
Luckily for us Pandora has turned up to grace us with her presence in this gate at just the right moment. Pandora is opening that box filled to the brim with her natural abundance, no longer convinced that she will damage the world irreparably if she dares peer beneath the lid. What we have believed is wrong in us is becoming oh so right!
What’s a culture worth if it isn’t based on the health and wellbeing of it’s people? What false stories keep us locked into a world of false lack? What have we been convinced to suppress for the apparent reason of greater good?
Neptune is also known to have a few tricks up his sleeve, notably the ability to seduce us with the apparent nobility of self sacrifice. As children we learn to hold ourselves in so as not to threaten our family with our omnipotent infantile power. Or so it seems. As we grow and mature we are loath to overtake our parents as mature adults. We’ve learnt our lesson that the threat is real.
This Grand Trine is removing that coding from our DNA, allowing each one of us to step into our spiritual maturity and contribute to a society worthy of our best intentions. Neptune asks you to hold a vision for earthly transformation that includes an understanding of your own visionary capacity.
In partnership with Snow White, Neptune is dismantling our fear of the daughter. She’s beautiful, she’s potent, she holds the keys to the dimensional portal of growth. In fact she holds the secrets to our very survival. (And don’t forget that Salacia, the young woman who is Neptune’s unwilling bride, is creating a connection between Jupiter and Neptune just now. ) In Gate 55, Neptune lets us know that endings are okay. In fact, they form an essential aspect of life. When we get to the end of something it’s not so much a death as a transformation.
Not surprisingly, the mythology of Ceres is also centered on the daughter. (Daughter Persephone in Gate 46 is square Ceres just now, showing a difficult relationship between mother and daughter.) Ceres is in the Gate of Humility, Gate 15 in the Ji Centre. This gate tells us that false humility is inauthentic. We need to have the courage to release our ‘daughter’s creativity’ into the world, not matter how strong our feeling to hold it close and protect it!
It’s not just the daughter who’s sacrifice is being put to the test of reality in this Grand Water Trine.
Cyllarus is in Gate 39, creating a channel with Neptune. Cyllarus is the warrior, needlessly sacrificed in battle. Cyllarus is the lost masculine energy in the chart. This centaur shows where we hold our active principle back from the world, afraid that it will be put to the purposes of others and lost to no good effect. If our best masculine energy is put to war, what are we to create with? How are our effects to create being eaten up by battling false threats and defensiveness against loss?
This Grand Trine is a potent point of shift, bringing together many disparate energies. Saturn in Scorpio asks us to be open to new interpretations, to allow the unthinkable, the unknowable, the dispossessed and overpowered ideas to surface and become part of our sustenance once more. Ceres brings grief in the loss of what’s passing and new alchemical gifts to learn. Neptune is literally lifting a veil from the dimensional doorway that has been cloaked in loss, revealing an abundance undreamed of.