“Here are the years that walk between, bearing
Away the fiddles and the flutes, restoring
One who walks between sleep and waking,
While light folded, sheathed about her, folded,
The new years walk, restoring
With a new verse the ancient rhyme. Redeem
This time. Redeem
The unread vision in the higher dream
While jeweled unicorns draw by the gilded hearse.” TS Eliot
“If faith puts us on the road, hope keeps us there.” William Sloane Coffin
It’s another very busy week in the starry heavens.
Mars the planet of action, courage and desire just entered his home sign of Aries. The transit through this sign will last through early January. The long stay in Aries is due to the Mars retrograde period from early September through mid January. A lot can be accomplished during this time.
The Pluto /Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn will be exact again on Tuesday. This is the second of three conjunctions – the first in April this year, the second on June 30 and the third, November 12. Under this influence it is possible to understand things in our lives that underlie our thinking but we previously were unaware of. It can deepen thinking and provide a broader perspective about inner and outer issues.
Pluto represents the natural cycles of life, death, rebirth and regeneration. Jupiter is associated with religious or spiritual systems and the kind of wisdom and guidance with which they can inspire and guide life. Mercury is retrograde now providing a good time for review this area and to look for what is being born or reborn in the midst of these rapidly changing times.
It’s a good time for spiritual growth and renewal. It’s also a good time for catharsis – and letting go of old emotional patterns that no longer work from a spiritual perspective.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,” A woman reading tea leaves.”