“When you forgive, some deeper, divine generosity takes you over…When you cannot forgive, you are a prisoner of the hurt done to you.”
Saturn is now conjunct the North Node making this a good time to commit or recommit to serious life endeavors and to the work required to bring them to fruition. It is a karmic doorway of sorts and a good time to implement the alchemical powers of forgiveness – to let go of the past and move forward in a more loving, less burdened way.
Quote from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra
With the Sun moving up to a square to Saturn (in effect for a week or so) a lot of progress can be made if you are willing to work creatively with challenges as they arise. As Mercury picks up speed in forward motion be sure to heed any insights that have occurred over the past few weeks – particularly those which reveal missing pieces of information related to family issues and the past. These insights can add new perceptions to ideas and beliefs which may have become crystallized over time. Mercury stationed in aspect to Chiron and the symbol for Chiron is the key. Chiron can often hold the key to missing information.
“There is no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resourceful thing, it turns out.” Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess
Uranus stations retrograde today at 12 degrees of Aries. It is a good idea for two or three days to pay attention to realizations that arise. The Chandra symbol associated with today’s station is, “The wind blows white sheets hung out on a line to dry.” The meanings include, “A force which never lets up, yet conceals itself within the commonplace” and “the twists and turns of fate that keep on happening and demand a form of resiliency which then becomes a doorway into wide open spaces that no longer polarize and divide.” Uranus will be retrograde through Dec 17 and in general this is a good time to contemplate the right use of power, the role resiliency plays in our lives and how we might increase the courage and enthusiasm with which we approach beginnings.
Chandra Quotes from Ellias Lonsdale’s Inside Degrees.
“Discipline is the masculine counterpart to the feminine energy of Expansion. Discipline is action, focus, intention, commitment, resolve, courage and showing up. Good discipline in service to Expansion will always be rewarded with magically manifesting your intentions.” Lena Stevens
Saturn stations direct on Monday at 4 degrees of Scorpio in a magical, beneficent trine to Neptune and Jupiter. This brings opportunity, luck and magic to the process of manifesting visions that are clearly defined. Commit to doing the work required and keep the level of inspiration high. Be open to help and guidance that arrives in unexpected forms.
Lena Stevens is a writer and teacher and her work can be found on thepowerpath.com
Years ago when a group of friends and I would get together and talk about the future we used to joke about restaurants that would have psychic waitstaff – that there would be no need for words when ordering because their psychic powers would be so highly developed that they would know what you wanted without speaking. I was reminded of this yesterday when I was having lunch with a friend at a local cafe. When the chef brought out our lunch my friend pulled a sheet of paper out of her bag and said to the him, “Here is a recipe I copied down for you. I thought you might like to try it – it is for an organic chocolate cake which has beets and zucchini in it.”
Looking surprised he responded, “This is great thank you. Today is my wife’s birthday and when I asked her what kind of cake she would like me to make she said, ‘Something with beets in it.’ ”
Much of the evolutionary process going on individually as well as on the planet now has to do with integrating and implementing untapped powers of the mind and using synchronicity as a guide and for affirmation. As Saturday’s New Moon at 18 Gemini approaches it is a good time to heed intuitive knowing and to be aware of knowledge that comes in nonlinear ways. Mars is square Neptune at the time of the New Moon which is an indicator that integrating higher knowledge is a process that needs to be learned and tested over time rather than a once time occurrence. It will lead to more holistic perceptions.
“We are taking slow and steady steps toward making some deep changes in ourselves – lasting changes, rather than quick fixes.The energy is pushing us to create new, lasting patterns and approaches.”
Venus moves up to a square to Neptune today as the Moon enters Cancer and the Uranus/Pluto square. The speed and intensity of information coming at us can be challenging to integrate. As we are in the midst of an eclipse cycle it is best to assume that not all the information is in. It is wise to provide extra down time and keep your thoughts on what you are aspiring to.
Genevieve Hathaway writes for Planet Waves
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein
The Moon waxes full Wednesday at 6 degrees of Libra. This is an action oriented, dynamic time and it is possible to harness this energy as long as patience, equilibrium and moderation are at the forefront. Do use extra caution when traveling and avoid impulsive behavior.
We live in a time of fast paced evolution personally and collectively. Answers to the challenges we face as individuals and as a planet will be found through accessing and integrating higher levels of consciousness and innovative thinking.
One of the Sabian symbols for this Full Moon is, “A Person Successfully Expressing Themselves In Two Realms At Once.” It is a good time to take heart. Be brave. Assess personal progress in facing challenges and overcoming obstacles and set new goals if necessary. Make a commitment to more closely align hopes and aspirations – both for yourself and the kind of world you would like to see- with daily actions.
All times mentioned are EDT. Sabian symbol quote from Lynda Hill
“New Moons are anything but empty events; rather they are fertile moments and openings, marked by the potential we feel before something forms or manifests.” Genevieve Hathaway
The Pisces New Moon on Monday opens a cycle leading up to the Spring Equinox on the 20th when the Sun enters Aries. Pisces symbolizes the end of a cycle and Aries the highly energized, action oriented beginning. Spend time this weekend in ways that make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. It is a good time to review spiritual, creative and emotional aspirations as we move towards the rebirth of Spring. The wind is at our back with setting clear intentions connected to higher aspirations Monday.
“The alchemists held that the divine faculty possessed by man was his imagination, and their theory seems to be that if the imagination was sufficiently well disciplined and concentrated it would produce amazing results.”
Juliet Sharman Burke
The alchemists were not alone in their idea of the importance of the imagination.Throughout history this idea has been the foundation of many magical traditions. Albert Einstein who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 was famously quoted as saying , “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Th alchemist’s work involved the process of purification and transformation. Calcination – when matter was heated until it was reduced to ash – was an important part of the process.
The ongoing Pluto Saturn sextile throughout the month frees up energy for transforming the parts of our inner lives that have over time become calcified – crystallized in a way which inhibits growth and evolution. These calcified areas can be emotional, spiritual, mental and physical and involve beliefs that have become rigid over time. The beliefs may have been helpful as defense mechanisms at one time but inhibit growth in the present.
In the first half of March it bodes well to broaden horizons with the imagination and work on expanding views which have become rigid and limited. The second half of the month when Mercury stations and starts to move direct and many of the faster moving planets engage the Pluto/Uranus square will be an action oriented, volatile time.Work imaginatively on visions and intentions which will be clear by mid month and implement them after the 18th when the dynamic, action oriented energy of Mars is strong.
Transits throughout the month:
Through the 13th – Venus squares Jupiter – this is an aspect of good times. It bodes well for activity that bring happiness and pleasure into our lives. It can be an optimistic time. Avoid overspending and excess in general.
The Saturn/Pluto sextile is in effect all month. This provides good timing for financial work and plans. Review how you create financial abundance in your life seeking areas that are in need of improvement. Review investments and how money is spent. Use your imagination to create opportunities.
On the 12th Mars enters his home sign of Aries aspecting Uranus and Pluto. This will usher in a time of more energy but a volatile time as well. Throughout the month guard against impulsive behavior on your part and the part of others as this can be an accident prone time when too much haste, rushing or irritability clouds the thinking. Sudden, surprising events are known occur with this aspect and it bodes well to fortify the nervous system and provide extra down time for regeneration all month long.
On the 17th Mercury stations direct.
The Sun moves into Aries on the Vernal Equinox March 20. The Sun and Moon both engage the Pluto/Uranus square which symbolizes the powerful, transformational nature of our times.
From the 22nd through the end of the month Venus moves up to a conjunction with Uranus in Aries. This is the love-at-first-sight aspect. Surprising things can happen under this high voltage aspect.
The Full Moon is on the 27th at 6 Libra.
“In my dreams I can see
I can see
A world that could be….” Crosby, Stills and Nash
Amelia Shea has advised clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ameliashea.com or www.ameliashea.wordpress.com . Her readings start at $30.
Quote from Mastering the Tarot by Juliet Sharman Burke. All times mentioned are EDT through the 9th then EDT