29th March 2011
As Mercury goes retrograde in Gate 42 tomorrow we can expect hickups to communications as our perceptions shift and change. Although we may not be aware of it, we are opening up to new ways of seeing and doing. Everyone is ready to blame Mercury for any problems, but when he is keeping company with the Goddess of Discord Eris, as he is now, well, expect to see a bit of chaos!
But it’s not necessarily just a mess of bad news. Because in April, we also have Jupiter joining the mix. Jupiter and Eris together tend to set wrongs to right.
From Philip Sedgwick’s Galactic Times:
Long ago, Jupiter was displeased with the ruler of Mycenae. So he summoned Mercury to approach the leader of the land and ask if he would relinquish his throne if the Sun and Moon rose in the west. The ruler, forgetting the messenger was the inveterate trickster, quickly agreed. Then, Jupiter dispatched Eris, the goddess of discord, for a hand.
Together, they reversed the motion of the heavens for but one day so the stars, Moon and Sun rose in the west and the Pleiades wept (and that’s why that asterism holds the reputation as weeping sisters/brothers). Bottom line: Jupiter and Eris aligned energies to correct a political wrong and to reverse courses that did not agree with Jupiter’s aspirations.
Eris is also responsible for showing us the places where we tend to create chaos in our own lives because we are being ignored. It’s not that others are ignoring us. We’ve been ignoring an aspect of ourselves and it’s capacity for chaos is rampant around the globe, unseen because we have as a species been oblivious to it in our individual selves. Keeping an aspect of ourselves locked away in inhuman conditions – effectively in hell – has left us open to treating others as less than human. More on that later.
On 29th April, Jupiter and Mars will align with Eris in Gate 42. Remember I mentioned that we are seeing the fall of the ‘head’, the king? Well here is part of the description for meeting of Jupiter, Mars and Eris in Gate 42:
You have a blessing of unshakeable intrinsic value. It is good to respond with a fluid steadfastness: to stay with it and invest your whole, true self, but also to stay mobile and responsive to change. Receive your blessing as a king, who understands that s/he is blessed and chooses to dedicate the whole changing experience to the higher good.
Saturn and Jupiter are opposite each other today, a completion of all those oppositions we sweated through in 2010. The key issue here is an activation of the place where we struggle to keep our blinkers on and don’t want to look at the good things in our lives.
It’s partly because of the trauma we’ve been carrying, the inner child hiding away from the world, huddling in a safe place. I’ve been feeling a bit Harry Potterish, like a wild and magical child who’s been locked in a dark cupboard below the stairs for a very, very long time. The only thing is, our hiding places haven’t actually been safe and it’s gotten very lonely in there. With the asteroid Child conjunct Pluto just now, we have a choice to stay in hell or get the hell out of there.
How? By giving up having to know how. By trusting the range of fractal possibilities in an abundant universe. By living fully in each moment and seeing the gift it brings.
Saturn urges us to take responsibility for our own growth, but we have launched ourselves into another reality where that responsibility aligns with the power and freedom of our own soul journey, rather than with following the agenda of others. When we build a life with the newly evolved Saturn, we create a life that makes perfect sense (Jupiter). A stable (Saturn) faith in life and ongoing sense of good fortune (Jupiter) is the result.
The Sun in Gate 17 is at the centre of the whole Pluto/Saturn/Jupiter/Uranus shift we’re in the middle of. Gate 17 is a mental gate that can tend to see only what it wants to see – the pattern of reality we’ve decided will keep us safe. Our ego mind wants to have a logical plan, a goal and a pathway we believe is safe. There’s a lunacy in the illusion that we can control our lives in this way. But never fear! Our ego is evolving, opening out from a limited logical mental view to one that sees more possibilities and connections. It is listening to our true awareness. It is shifting from linear to fractal.
Letting go of the neurotic (but perfectly understandable) need of the inner child to keep safe opens us up to a flow of universal energy that we were previously blind to.
The way we view the ‘head’, – as in headmaster, headquarters, etc – shows us clearly how our culture assumes the head should always be in charge and in control. Our inner landscape is littered with the bits of our psyche that didn’t make the grade, didn’t make it past the logical gatekeeper, couldn’t rationally justify their existence.
But those days are numbered, on the inner and outer planes and hence the ‘beheading’ of various world leaders just now, as they are toppled by the ‘body’ of their citizens. Notice that this is not faction fighting or alternative dictators we are seeing in the middle east, but citizens against the leader – a true Aquarian revolution. Saudi Arabia is starting to shake and shiver, as the ruling dynasty has just refused women the right to vote at it’s upcoming elections. Many influential Saudi’s feel that this sort of regressive tactic might not be a good move in the current climate!
This week’s amazing Pluto (58), Earth (18) and Saturn (48) lineup is shifting our perception of reality and opening us to a new view of our future. Venus, Ceres, Chiron, and Dwarf Planet Snow White – all in Gate 55! with Neptune close by in Gate 30 -are triggering our emotions to help us wake up to our wounded self, the parts of ourselves who didn’t pass the logical test. This gives us a whole new way of seeing what’s really going on. As a result, we are casting off the mesmeric effects of our long term somnambulance, owning our personal needs for nurturance, accepting the abundance constantly flowing to us, and realising the sacred nature of our own humanity.
There is nothing about you that isn’t sacred, nothing within you that isn’t love. It may not be logical, but it’s true!