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Saturn square Neptune. Lets break it down.

First of all, a square is just what you might think; it refers to a 90’ angle being formed between two archetypes on the astrology wheel. It can be helpful to visualise, say, a two-way electrical cord bent into this shape and imagine how difficult – what a pile-up/traffic jam – it will be for all the electricity coursing through the cord to navigate around that angle. One end or the other will have to send the order out to give the right of way to the other. Speaking of traffic jams, this is another great analogy. Without a system understood (and accepted) by all drivers, there are going to be a lot of serious crashes at intersections. And by no means are all vehicles equal…Taking these examples to the dynamics of living, we see that squares force change.

  1. Sometimes this is a somewhat obvious course correction that we are willing to take or watch and appreciate another taking.
  2. Sometimes we can be truly blind to the cause of the squaring issues – though certainly aware of the effect.
  3. And sometimes, we feel certain of the cause and regardless of effect, we make a decision that we absolutely will not budge for love nor money. We let it be known on the other end of that power cord.

While you may call it by another name or phrase, you know it when you are ‘in a square’. Now lets look at the archetypes: Saturn & Neptune and their placements in Sagittarius and Pisces.

All energy is neutral until it is channeled/wielded/offered/manipulated/stifled/let loose/ect, and so on, by an individual or an entity. By entity, I mean a group, a tribe, a government, an institution, a nation, a coalition of entities under a particular banner. An entity is your family unit; its also your home owners association, your church, synagogue, mosque, temple.

Keywords for Saturn:

Concrete. Physical reality. Boundary/Red Line. Hierarchy. Tradition. Patriarchy. Authority. Earth Time. Karma. Ruler of Career, Reputation, Standing in the Community or Entity.

When an individual or entity feels challenged, Saturn is often channeled as rigid/passive-aggressive/dictatorial/wall-building and refortifying/backward focused. This is because when our physical reality feels threatened, we like to retreat to the fortress we are familiar with, regardless of whether it still provides what is needed. It is the System that has worked. And we don’t see another system that has stood the test of Time.

Sagittarius is the sign of the archer. This archetype is generally depicted standing on a high point looking out over terrain yet to be traveled. His view is spacious, he registers the general topography and gallops forth with enthusiasm. Mutable fire, he hungers for greater knowledge and experience in new realms.

Keywords for Neptune:

The god of the boundless sea. The All-One. Maker of the tsunami and the still waters. Spirit space. Source of Gnosis, fantasy. Space Time. Sacrificial lamb. Peace that passes understanding.

When an individual or entity feels challenged, Neptune is often channeled as isolation or an inability to bear empathy and imagining a future ‘lost at sea’. Mirroring our perceptions, we can metaphorically drown in our favourite form of escapism in an effort to console our victim-circumstance. Some of us are finding we can choose to use our imagination as a starting point for connection to Gnosis. Neptune rules the heroin addict but it also rules the practices of the Dalai Lama and the prayerful.

The archteype of Pisces is the unbound realm of mystery, that which is divine and that which we conjure – indeed, Neptune rules these mutable waters. Primal soup of Alpha and Omega.

So…wow. Two areas or themes in our life are ‘in square’ with ZERO apparent common ground for negotiation. In some matters, we have been floating along in our little boat with our vision, our story, our beliefs and bam, a steam ship looms in the thinning fog, closing in fast. We’re flailing around best we can but it looks like we’ll be going under. Or perhaps we have been making quantifiable strides in building an area of our life; we’ve been going from strength to strength and everyone can see the fruits of our labour and bam, one of the support beams starts to crack and you can daily measure it spreading while you run around trying to source a solid fix.

Phrases I am hearing: ‘I can’t absorb any more responsibility’. ‘All I want to do is sleep.’ ‘I don’t know how we can both be from the same family.’ ‘I cant concentrate.’ ‘I am not a racist but its not my fault.’ ‘For a while, I could see a way to keep training for my dream job while I pitched in with an ailing relative but now I just have tunnel vision.’ ‘The money I was counting on for Christmas must now go for a washing machine.’ ‘My parents say I am not a good Christian if I like that politician.’ ‘Where does all the time go?’ ‘I want to give my kids the best Christmas presents to make up for being away so much but there is no way I can afford it – what will they think of me?’ ‘The test results are back but the doctor says he cant fit me in til next year!’ ‘Invest some more or close up shop?’

 

Checking out our handy road map, we can start framing our thoughts around the following points:

This vise is going to tighten, let up a bit and tighten up again three times between this November and next September. That’s three chances to perfect a balance between Earth and Sea, tangible and intangible values. You are in the midst of the first chance: take detailed notes about how you and the other end of the power cord are positioned: pre-existing grudges, vague or timid language, and what would happen if you considered and, maybe, said out loud that you could compromise or that you have been wrong? What would your response be if the other side said that to you…are you ready?

Saturn is in Sagittarius. Yes, the analogy of E.U. governments slamming doors on emigrants could apply to your situation. But I feel strongly that in individual readings, we might also need to check our analysis with a basic premise of astro: Saturn must express according to Jupiter’s house rules. While Saturn feels harsh, its prime objective is physical security via tangible world systems. Saturn generally cuts off excess. Maybe we shouldn’t be too quick to pout. The area of your life that is run on Sag or Pisces energy could be excessive in ways that aren’t obvious – are you willing to zoom in and see? Good Times Jupiter needs that foundation in order to party-plan realistically. Sag also rules our philosophies and our understanding of Justice; maybe we need to rebuild or edit the mental structures that we use to judge these themes. Yes, Saturn is ‘cold’ but its travelling through fire. Yes, Saturn expects action but in Sag, that action will be manifest in all sorts of creative ways and if we find we must backtrack to begin again, we can decide to be glad for the chance.

Neptune is in Pisces – its very own castle –  which means there is access to passwords, security codes, way cool intuition, aha!moments every bit as much as death-by-chocolate cake. In this area of life, you can gnosis that what you feel and experience here is universal. From the dawn of humanity, others have felt desolation, pain, confusion; others have felt so high, transcendent, metamorphic. You are not alone. This may sound trite but let it sink in. You are not the First Victim. You are not the First to experience Rapture. No one can judge you or compare your experience as greater or lesser. You are being. Try to visualize the boundless power that courses through your unique self simply because You Are, with or without physical means.This is a warm reality check.

This square is fair notice that the Nodes have moved from cardinal to mutable mode. That means the flexibility inherent in the square belongs to both sides. Growth now comes infreedom copywrite1weaver direct proportion to how adaptable and responsive we can be – and yes, that will be far more difficult for some, but just considering a change in operation mode can be a start. Even a tyrant can get curious about how it might feel to have less friction in their interactions. This square between Saturn and Neptune will generally manifest as one side clearly having all the apparent power. Beware of falling for this mirage.

Ah, there is more I would like to say but, generally speaking, I hope this gives some bumper guard. I have been wanting to post for weeks but so much is going on (one example of the square, in fact: literally half of the house is a construction site as walls and floors are removed and we go ‘open-plan’ while the winter torrential rainy season hovers ominously. Oh, and have I mentioned that The Engineer recently inherited a pregnant goat?!), it is wiser to pour what I’ve got into quality client work. I worry specifically about clarity in my writing with this square and hope that you will let me know if something reads amiss.

What themes are squaring for you? Areas of your life that resonate with this post will be affected again in June and September of 2016. Take advantage of the big picture with a reading today. elemental.living(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Greetings, Saturn in Sagittarius

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Are you ready? Are you Ready? Are you READY?  – Pope Francis

“We need constructive solutions to current and emerging problems emanating from wrong perceptions and misinformation about Islam and Muslims in America.” Dr. Islam Siddiqui

“The State of Israel has become Sacred because the narrative of homelessness and eternal rejection has become our dominant paradigm, the distorting lens through which our worldview is skewed, sending our moral compass into spasm. But the Modern Jewish Sacred, this Jewish trinity of Security, Holocaust and State, has left us ill equipped to manage the Jewish future with either political good sense or religious responsibility. We have chosen the wrong Sacred. Now we must find a way back.” – Robert A. H. Cohen

“Time is always moving on and while we can’t change the past, the future is still in our hands. Meanwhile, circumstances change but our old ways of thinking remain the same. Many of the problems we face are of our own making. To solve them requires vision and a more holistic view.”   The Dalai Lama

“May God bless the world and every person, every nation, every religion, every race, and every culture, and let no one keep clinging to the misguided notion that theirs is superior to all others.”  – Anonymous

Trending Word-Meanings: Caution Advised

in the mixI was recently reading an article and having the strangest experience throughout. Just about every time I share news with you, it’s because I want to draw the macro point or theme down into our micro worlds.  So I want to make it very clear at the outset of this post that that is exactly what I am trying to do here.

This is not a political post; I find politics to be a highly complex, Time-spectrum entanglement of peoples and entities that, by no means, fit into neat little boxes. I am not interested in the political perspectives of my readers except to the degree that it influences personal co-creativity. And then it only comes up if you want it to. The various current ‘bedrock themes’ within faiths that fuel political perspectives are, again, something I find to be so intricately and intimately imbedded on the Psyche that it is only a specific factor when the individual deems it must be when defining energy interpretations.

I just like to introduce macro archetypes into personal spheres as a reminder that energy is energy and the rain falls on all, the rich and the poor, as the biblical lesson tells.

So, I am reading an article wherein the author is clearly disappointed with his subjects for reasons that, to me, seem illogical and ironically self-contradictory. I think to myself, how can this person lay out all of the material that supports the supposed stance of his subjects and then say its ‘a train wreck’? I don’t think I am being too literal: words have meanings that are generally understood. When I use the word, ‘progressive’ or ‘evolution’, you don’t immediately plunk that into a political frame but hear these words for their general meaning. Of course, a specific article on a specific subject will align the meaning – but only so far. The mental image/imprint of a word’s meaning has limits, if only for the basic fact that the audience, ranging potentially in the millions, necessitates this.

Some excerpts:

‘…the progressive tag…: ever evolving, changing, progressing along to something…The evolution across issues is so vast, so unceasing, that no progressive can tell you where they will stand years from now. They merely know they’re progressing…By progressive thinking, (the subjects), say, 5, 10, 15, or 50 years ago were not finished progressing. This should also mean that the (subjects) were in fact wrong at each way-station in their journey to today’s progressive “truth”…But here’s the kicker: How can the (subjects) — or any modern progressive — know they’re right now? How do they know they’ve progressed to the “correct” point on (the issue)? Progress, after all, never stops progressing.

‘(A political icon’s) faithful supporters roared approval, projecting upon his blank screen whatever they had in mind. In (the icon’s) mind, this included bestowing unto himself the monumental ability to literally redefine (the issue), granting himself and his government a power heretofore reserved for the laws of nature and nature’s God.

…they know where conservatives stand: we look to tradition, to Biblical law, to Natural Law, to time-tested things worth conserving. We see (this issue) best as it has been since the Garden of Eden. We can tell you our end-goal, our ideal. Progressives cannot.’

Well. I realize its not comforting to be confronted but reality does that. Concerning the first paragraph of excerpts, I have to remark that I don’t know anyone who has lived a few decades that doesn’t see some truth – maybe a lot!-  to these statements. I object to the terms, ‘wrong’, ‘right’ and ‘correct’ being used in explicitly judgmental terms in a context that pre-assumes that the search for the ‘right’ and ‘correct’ is not being genuinely sought; for the average person, it is most definitely in a state of relative awareness. The reader will also conclude that the author seems to feel quite ‘right’ and ‘correct’ on the topic which is in direct contradiction to the archetype Christian and Jewish ‘bedock theme’ of humility and awe at how low human thoughts are compared to God’s thoughts: as far as the sky is from the earth. Why, just consider for a moment the phenomenal changes these very faiths have creakily and often grudgedly made over the millenia as those that they are meant to serve via interpretation of Scriptures have made it all too clear that awareness has increased. And it is virtually unanimous that the changes made in the last 5 decades by the Christian belief system, in reference to civil liberties, are far more firmly rooted in ‘right’ and ‘correct’ than they were previously.

The emphasis in the 2nd paragraph of excerpts are mine. That we all project onto the blank screen of an energy conduit is a universal human trait. This is one of the best points that I think this writer makes. It is a primary ‘bedrock theme’ to co-creative living that we use to gauge whether we are using energy with wisdom. That a particular icon rises to that position brings us back to the complex ball of knots that is politics. Yet it’s still a fact that, whether you personally wanted this particular icon or not at this particular time, somehow he/she is there. The archetype messages are heard by the individual, processed in their micro-world, influencing their thoughts and feelings in relation to a combination of their micro-group and that group’s awareness-trends of the goings on, in this case, within the community of macro-science, -inter-faith dialogue, and –commerce.

Continuing with my emphasis, I just have to say that ‘the laws of nature and nature’s God’ seem to rarely factor into the machinations of the political world, except through contortion. Enough said, easily.

And finally, in response to the last series, Wow. I am a highly conservative person. I come from a highly conservative family, going back generations. I agree with ‘live and let live’ and I choose to live within my means; I owe no debt; I am risk-averse; I expect that if I work hard, I should reap the benefit of it; I have never expected or asked for assistance though I think some persons need assistance at some points in their lives and I have no right to judge those needing assistance. If I can help, I most definitely will.

Sidebar: I think I have needed assistance at times, frankly, but somehow I managed and this is an example of how strongly I am culturally imprinted on this point…I might chuckle now to remember but only because those instances are some time-distance behind me. Another macrotheme that All of us are increasingly aware of is how fragile life can be even if you follow every ‘rule’.

The strain of conservatives that I come from has always placed great value on higher education, expansion of the intellectual mind – indeed, why did God give you a brain? That the cherished archetype, ‘Garden of Eden’, taken by some Christians as literal and by the majority as poetic insight-teachings about their Genesis, enters the writer’s theme here gives me pause. Maybe he is preaching to a select choir? How should I interpret his meaning, given what I have come to learn about the Aramaic and Greek language texts, the evolution of English and the motives/perspectives of ‘perfect translation’? I do know my end-goal, my ideal, fits very cozily within the genuine bedrock themes of Christianity: inclusion rather than exclusion, even if very uncomfy at stages, is the way of Christ. ALL are welcome at ‘his table’, whether we personally like it or not.

What if Paul had not had his Damascene conversion? Or had it, but by pure will, blocked it out? How well do you really know the daily goings on for him at that time and his experiences, both within his microcosm and macrocosm? If that seems a bit of dramatic license, then please do a little research. There was nothing ‘right’ or ‘correct’ for him and his in this new perspective.

The identity of an individual is sacred and as all the major religions insist, it is not the destination but the journey. You are to use your relationship with your Spiritual Authority in conjunction with your relationship to your neighbor and to your Self, thus navigating life by the ‘most important commandment’. Clearly then, identity issues are, by default, the most serious of Being. And that makes struggle valid even if others feel indifferent. Especially in the country that proudly states that all are created equal and thus, within its borders, should pursue equality.

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I will close with the repetition that I simply wanted to point out some of the archetypal trends making the rounds these days and encourage you to read and think with a critical eye. This post is not meant to be about this writer’s particular subjects and it is not really meant to be about any particular religion but rather his writing seemed to floor me with its use of language. I took it as an opportunity for me (via my personal journey) to climb up on my soapbox and talk about how we absorb any subjects/themes that cross our view. No one should be hijacking our word-meanings. I am progressive. I am conservative. This is not a contradiction in terms. If we will be making new words and word-meanings, thats fine, too. I am sure that I will become aware.

Know your definitions and why you have them, the importance of word-meanings and trickster_zpse1d6d78d[1]how language should be working for you, not against you. When you communicate, what do others hear? When you listen, are you contextually aligned to the point of evaluative disengagement? It is surely not easy, but we can try to be open to edit or enlarge the Self as new information comes  – for our own wellbeing. It is not a sign of weakness to Grow into what feels ‘right’ or ‘correct’ in this moment in Time – and your own perspective should not be the only mental fertilizer being used.

Related:

Re: Catholic-Muslim Forum & the new Pope.  “Political and religious leaders have the duty of ensuring each individual’s freedom of conscience and freedom of religion.” – Pope Benedict XVI

Me, me, me! Following on the themes I discuss above, here is a article concerning how to forge your ‘I Am’plans: A fantastic overview on how to think about your urge to just do it, whatever it may be.

Empathy Video: An exercise is crossing over the divide between ‘you’ and ‘me’.