The Sun shifts into the Gate of Revolution as we begin what will be an extraordinary few days. Days that have the potential to leave us changed forever. If you feel like you’re becoming a different person, you’re probably right.
8th February 2011
Here’s the timetable:
Jupiter and Uranus are both in the Gate of Innocence (25) in the Ji Centre. This is the place where we are challenged to return again and again to the simple soul essence, our purity and innocence. Jupiter moves on to the next gate – Gate 17 on 11th February. Jupiter last passed through the Gate of Innocence in early 1999. Many of us remember that year as one of incredible shifts. The Ji Centre is the energy centre that represents our sense of identity, so we can expect a huge expansion in our sense of self.
Jupiter opens the doorway to gifts of self but sets us two last tests. Firstly, we must have worked hard at building a solid Saturnian container for our exuberance, we must have the discipline to hold Jupiter’s expansion within a secure personality framework. We have been busy constructing that framework in 2010, during Saturn’s oppositions to Jupiter /Uranus and squares to Pluto. And secondly, Jupiter asks if we are ready to step through the doorway of opportunity with an unconditional acceptance of what will be on the other side.
Eris is also in Aries, and will play out particularly in April this year as Jupiter passes over her current position in the Gate of Increase (42). One of the key factors Eris brings to consciousness is the issue of blame. We blame others when we fail to take full responsibility for ourselves, and we find ourselves blamed for our natural tendency to seek expansion and growth. Blame is thick on the ground just now so be alert to how it’s impacting in your life. Blame energy entangles our field and prevents us from clear co-creation.
Uranus was last in Aries (and Gate 25) in 1927. Uranus seeks to shake us free from the restraints of self-imposed external authority figures. When we chafe under the yoke of ‘I have no choice’ we are giving up our genius, our right to full and free self expression. We are committing a polite form of suicide. Our culture is still strongly based on the old Saturnian ideals of hard work, complying with roles that bestow status .. or not, and taking imposed responsibilities seriously. Kids brought up under this old Saturn are not allowed to play until they’ve done all their chores. Play is a reward rather than a way of life, a birth right. Uranus gives us the chance to shrug off the chores and learn that life is play, creative and loving play. Uranus says we don’t have to be alike, we don’t even have to agree with each other, we all fit together like a jigsaw puzzle and the overall image is amazing. Uranus demands that we step outside the rules and live larger!
Tomorrow, on 9th February, Venus will be conjunct Pluto in the Gate of Joy in the Root Centre. On her way here, Venus passed over the Galactic Centre in the Gate of Peace (11) and the North Node in the Gate of Treading (10). She’s a powerful mover and shaker right now, triggering our ability to create beauty and love. We can, however, choose self indulgence and comfortable superficiality rather than an active receptivity to the chance for radical transformation of relationships. Let’s agree not to do that, but to go for connection over the old defensive story of isolation.
On 8th March we move into the Ninth Wave of the Long Count Mayan Calendar, according to some. And after 7 months, Chiron finally shifts from Gate 30 to Gate 55, both in the Solar Plexus Centre. This happens today, with Chiron also shifting into Pisces where it will be till 2018.
There is a cornucopia, a wealth of resources – but also a wealth of choices, tasks and demands. This is a crucial moment, when it all comes together. Despite what you have lost, there is a new charge given to you that leaves no place for sorrow or anxiety. It is not a time to hide yourself away and grieve the past. Decide what you will do, take it on, make the practical preparations and march out.
There is a continued focus on our emotions over the next week, till the 11th February. I know, I can hear you going arrgghhh from here :). Mercury (19) is creating a channel with the Sun (49) right now in a channel that ramps up our sensitivity, and has us considering our needs – material and emotional. No doubt it’s why our Prime Minister was crying in Parliament today while talking about the flood victims. So unlike her, everyone said.
This channel says you may feel foolish at times (Earth in Gate 4) while you are making changes, but the bud needs to open! Also, and this is important, it’s a solo thing. While the shift is global, it happens because each one of us chooses to risk going it alone a la Uranus. We’ll all end up at the party, but must take separate taxis.
This week’s emotional shifts create an internal revolution. It asks us not to push for outcomes, but to allow the process to complete itself naturally. In this way it opens like a flower. Like the Egyptian protesters left sitting outside parliament, we may at times doubt our own senses, but the revolution has it’s own purposes and if we impose our will we limit the outcome.