“Behind our existence lies something else that becomes accessible to us only by our shaking off the world.” Arthur Schopenhauer
“The feeling – I won’t call it a belief- that I had a sudden opening, had seen through a window, as it were, distant realities that incomprehensibly belonged with my own life, was so acute that I cannot shake it off today.” William James
Jupiter made its third and final square to Pluto on Friday 8/4. This influence has been ongoing since November of 2016 and will continue to be widely in influence through the beginning of September. In general this aspect can indicate a time when there can be a need for an “attitude adjustment” or a need to deepen or update the philosophy, belief system or spiritual system that provides meaning, inspiration and guidance in your life.
Beliefs over time can become crystallized to the point of rigid dogma which no longer allows room for mystery, change or growth.
We are now in Eclipse season – the first of which is Monday August 7 – a Lunar Eclipse at 15 of Aquarius. Eclipses are evolutionary doorways and under their influence there is always the opportunity to overcome no longer needed influences from the past and to move forward in a new, expansive or evolved direction in your own life.
Aquarius is the planet of the future and in some systems has two rulers – Uranus- the futuristic, innovative, and humanitarian planet and Saturn- the planet of tradition and the status quo. It’s a good time to look at how these two elements are balanced in your life. One of the Sabian symbols for this time is, “A big business man at his desk” and another is, “Two lovebirds sitting on a fence and singing happily.”
The second eclipse – a Solar Eclipse on August 21 is at 28 degrees of Leo. There is a great deal of buzz about this eclipse as the path falls directly across the continental US – a rare occurrence. The Sabian symbol for this time is “The storm ended, all nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine,” with the keynote, “The surge of life and love after a major crisis.”
Sabian symbol from Dane Rudhyar
“The storm ended, all nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine,” with the keynote, “The surge of life and love after a major crisis.” Dane Rudhyar