Certainly we are in unprecedented times. The ride this month for some, has been intense, crazy, out of the box and frankly, mind blowing. Uranus since the beginning of this month, has indeed set the tone of all things moving forward now to be quick, if not fast, & in quantum leaps.
Remember, in times like we are in now - and btw, things are not going to calm down anytime soon for sure - remember your practice. Your internal world. The Oneness that can be found within. Use your breath, deeply moving into the lower belly to bring a calmness when the ride accelerates, ensuring your steadfast connection is always there for you, holding firm.
Uranus the bold game changer & Awakener turned Retrograde on the 24th August slowing things down - indeed a time now until January to deeply feel into, revamp, review, recalibrate where in your life, in your body, on this earth, what do you FEEL needs changing for you to be more resourceful & happier? He joins Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune & Pluto together with Chiron & Eris who are all also retrograde. Thats 5 planets and two main asteroids! Evaluation, introspection, deep reflection is being asked of us now.
There is so much in the celestial realms that we know not of ... a reminder to all that Sedna, an asteroid that has a highly elliptical 11,406 year orbit is back nearing our planet earth. According to Sarah Varcus her words here are so significant as to the meaning and directives of Sedna that I include them here -
"Sedna speaks of paternal betrayal and the sacrifice of the feminine principal (in both males and females) to protect the patriarchal power base. When considering the role of Sedna in our life, it can be useful to reflect on when and how we allow social mores to disempower us instead of proudly standing firm, declaring ourselves sovereign and free? When and where do we choose the path of fear that shrinks our life to a mere shadow of its true potential – and then blame other people for our fate? Where have we become frozen in resentment or the desire for revenge, refusing to let go of the pain inflicted by another? We may find Sedna in any such scenario, where autonomy has been sacrificed for the false security of a gravely diminished life.
At a personal level Sedna demands that we uncover, process and then release past betrayals that have wounded us so deeply.
Currently straddling the penultimate and final degrees of Taurus, she’s approaching her entry into Gemini which begins in June 2023. Sedna’s been in Taurus since 1965/6 during which time rampant materialism has consumed our world, at the expense of a deeper movement towards wisdom and integrity. The material world of ‘things’ has been positioned as our anchor, our safety blanket. Sedna’s father’s boat (in her archetypal story), is the world of money, of fashion, of the latest smart phone, the latest game, to which many cling for dear life, seeking meaning in a world devoid of soul. In the final degree of a sign, we have the opportunity to bring about closure. To glean all the teachings available in a situation and bring it to a conclusion that sees us enriched for the experience. As Sedna traverses these final degrees of Taurus, the dark underbelly of materialism is laid bare for all to see as the billionaire elite pull the strings of the entire world, in which ever-growing numbers are plunged into poverty, while they become ever richer.
We too, must be prepared to partake of our share of the shadowlands. We cannot live on love and light alone, but must embrace the darkness and pain which frame the radiant essence of our being. Failure to take responsibility for the personal shadow turns the collective one into an unruly behemoth that acts out in group and global acts of violence, tyranny and oppression. In Sedna’s world there is no ultimate ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, ‘good’ and ‘bad’.
Sedna speaks now of a shift approaching: a chance to consolidate bold new beginnings when Saturn conjuncts Neptune in the very first degree of the zodiac (0o Aries) in February 2026. This conjunction between Saturn (planet of form, duty, responsibility, oppression and self-discipline) and Neptune (planet of dissolution, unity, spirituality, compassion and deception) occurs once every 35-36 years and augurs a manifestation of popular ideals and aspirations (Neptune) into form (Saturn). The last conjunction, for example, saw the fall of the Berlin wall. Its energy empowers the people to embody changes they’ve worked hard to manifest in the previous years. It portends a groundswell of energy that cannot be diminished or deflected by an elite power base increasingly weakened by its own exposure.
But what does this have to do with Sedna?
Well… the Sabian Symbol for the first degree of the zodiac is a woman just risen from the sea, embraced by a seal. This is an image often used to depict mythological Sedna, the Inuit sea goddess. Carvings exist of her together with a seal or as part human, part seal. Indeed, as noted by Melanie Reinhart within a week of Sedna’s discovery, the biggest seal hunt in fifty years took place. Sedna’s association with the seal is central to her mythology and, as such, she is linked integrally to this very first degree of the zodiac. But in this image we see a risen Sedna, emerging from the frozen depths in an act of choosing, finally, to release herself – and the departed souls she has previously bound – from the bitter, stagnant past and breathe once more the fresh, revitalising air of life above the waves.
"Knowledge is not power, it is only potential.
Applying that knowledge is power"
— Takeda Shingen
As we now head into the New Moon in Virgo in the wee hours of the 27th August for most in the USA, and in Hawaii, late on the 26th @10.17pm HST - Virgo ushers us all to reconnect and dig deep into our routines and habits, adjust and redirect so that we are honouring the well needed balance within. Times are not what they used to be, so our habits may require adjustment/s, our daily practices possibly, added to, or something let go of - you know by now what jibes for you and what does not. Trust your imagination, dive deep into your connection.
This Moon asks us to look squarely at what we are 'doing', what are you passionate about - exact Mars square to the New Moon - what illusions/disillusions may be harboured that colours where we take action, effects our passion.
Mars will be in Gemini - he entered August 20th, and will stay there for 8 months. Normally, 5-6 weeks in a sign. In Gemini, Mars asks us to be curious, get talking, get your message out there. Albeit rather aggressively from some, forceful from others, there may indeed be some mixed messages involved too. Be courageously curious, creative, venture into communications with an open mind, be tolerant of ideas that initially may not be your thing, yet maybe become a new resource. Be flexible.
The Retrograde period will be from October 30th - January 12th 2023. from 25 degrees gemini to 8 degrees. IMOre later on Mars.
Meanwhile, Saturn continues the push for the the top down materialism & crystallised form within & without to transmute .. the Earth, being represented in this Moon by Ceres, the harvest Goddess, makes her heartfelt call to be heard by everyone.
Onwards & Upward as they say, for us all. The potential lies within us all to be free, to leave the children a planet that is liveable and sustainable.
What will your mark be?
What arena of your life, where in your chart does the Mars Retrograde fall? The Uranus Saturn square - the push with the new changes and the letting go of the old - what scene in your life is that happening in?
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