Forecast for Saturday, September 12th
Cancer Balsamic Moon; Part 2
★Oracular Overview—finding freedom through conscious choices…
Continued emotional overload today, and, for what it’s worth—that much more opportunity to form a better understanding of your inner motivations through the messy work of processing the inner squish that keeps you suspended in a psychical time that is No Longer, in an effort to overcome these inner battles of Now currently facing you.
Whoa, that’s a heavy mouthful.
Today’s moon opposes the heavyweights in Capricorn, as Jupiter—the friendliest, though weakest, of the heavyweights—stations direct at 17°24′ Capricorn, a degree which associates itself with self-confrontation, feeling exposed, and ridding oneself of restraints and conditioning.
With the moon opposing Jupiter as it stations—this would suggest an emotional inflation or expansive emotionality, especially in regard to long held beliefs and conditioned falsities… Laurence Boldt, in his book “Zen and the Art of Making a Living”, poses several pertinent questions, asking the reader to ask themselves the following:
Right now, are my choices conscious or automatic?
Do I accept my responsibility for life—that is, my choices—or do I seek to escape?
Right now, in this instant, is my imagination creating beauty or destruction?
Right now, in this moment, is my aggressive energy serving a higher purpose, or is it stagnating or openly destructive?
Right now, in this instant, is my knowledge serving the greater good, or is it unused or abused?
❝You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.❞
——Francis Ford Coppola
Keeping and clinging to past memories largely depends upon the inner motivations as to why—and whether this ‘why’ has its place in love, or fear.
If you’re living in the past, within the days of No Longer, this is not ideal—if fact, it may even be quite damaging—as the old adage insists that days were easier then, when they were most definitely not… memories have a strange way of romanticizing themselves in ways that beguiling-ly haunt and hinder, and can do great damage if not realized. As Raven Kaldera offers, “the strong pull of memory makes the past more real than the present, even if it’s only a wishful view of the past… if one is wise and not too wounded by the events of life, keeping the memories might actually be useful to others in fairly clear glass, not romanticizing or demonizing them…”¹
However, “the danger [as this moon’s emerges] is of getting stuck in a past that never was and insisting that it is of more value than the present… when the present is painful, the past can be a solace.”¹
Sometimes we get an idea in our head, and we might mix and mingle that idea together with a memory we’ve conjured, conditioned, or created… and then the actuality of any of it is forever compromised.
❝A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.❞
——Edward de Bono
Further still, “when the past is painful, too, one may decide that it deserves a rewrite, especially when the point is to hold it up as some kind of ideal against which the present utterly fails… to be willing to keep the pain in the pictures means one must be willing to admit that there was a point to all the pain, that it wasn’t just something that everyone would have been far better off without.”¹
Astrologer Safron Rossi* shares, in regard to Mars stationing retrograde, though entirely relevant for today and toward my point about pain and how we process our emotions, both comforting and uncomfortable… that it is “not so much about moving forward but kindling some inner light—it invites a greater capacity to paying attention to how our courage, purpose and will live inside us… it could be an inner pursuit for understanding how we use our energy, which would inform what we do and how we move once the paths open up again. And they will.”
❝Why abandon a belief simply because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.❞
Kaldera advises forgiveness being the source and solution to whatever pain you may be grappling or confronted with… “forgiveness is more than just letting the memory fade until there isn’t much to it anymore—true forgiveness is not a passive act—it is actively forgiving someone, letting yourself feel the willed act of opening the clenched fists and letting the resentment go… active forgiveness is what really purifies the memories and allows pain to be given its full respect, thus giving respect also to the strength that survived the pain.”¹
Universal law dictates that light mingles with the darkness… as Sartre stated, “freedom is what we do with what is done to us.”
The lunarly opposition to both Pluto and Saturn later this evening would suggest a serious extreme—be it forgiveness or forging forward despite it all, or, within this precious place of vulnerability: letting go of the weight of it all in an effort to feel more clearly about it.
❝It doesn’t happen all at once… you become; it takes a long time.❞
Boldt, L. “Zen and the Art of Making a Living.” Penguin Arkana; ©1999.
¹Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.
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❝The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.❞