PULLING IT OFF—DESPITE IT ALL

Forecast for Wednesday, December 16th
Capricorn Crescent Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—sometimes we don’t give ourselves enough credit…

All too often we overburden ourselves with everything lacking, with everything we didn’t do, or couldn’t do, or wouldn’t do… and forget about all that matters—all that we «have» pulled off.

It’s not always what we haven’t done—it’s what we’ve managed to do,
«despite it all»

However, today’s earlier energies might bombard you with a reality check or three of the former—don’t let this deter or overwhelm you.

❝Well, quite softly, one day following another, a spring on a winter, and an autumn after a summer, this wore away, piece by piece, crumb by crumb; it passed away, it is gone, I should say it has sunk; for something always remains at the bottom as one would say—a weight here, at one’s heart.❞
——Gustave Flaubert

A superior conjunction is building between the sun and Mercury, beginning today through the twenty-fifth degree of Sagittarius until solstice, then moving upon the zero point degree of Capricorn—the same day as the Great Conjunction confliction between Jupiter and Saturn occurring through the zero point degree of Aquarius… these five late degrees of Sagittarius will become an undertone throughout the next five days, all of them directly inspired by pure optimism—assuring that “the essential technique for successful living is the development of a consciousness in which peace and happiness dwell… that good fortune is going to bless your life.”

Please keep in mind, however, that despite this ongoing merging of conjuncted combustion shifting in time through five days—its exactness occurs on December 19th at 28°41′ Sagittarius, with each of them crossing over into the zero degree of Capricorn within hours of the other: Mercury on December 20th and the sun, appropriately, marking solstice, on December 21st.

The twenty-fifth degree of Sagittarius, where the sun is currently moving through and Mercury is striving toward, associates itself to “the anticipatory enjoyment of powers one can only as yet dream of utilizing… there is something of an initiation in the play—in a mood of play…” the keyword Rudhyar is emphasizing here is: foreshadow.

To foreshadow something is to prefigure, and the translations are doing their best here—upon the origins of these degrees, the foreshadowing looks to indicate and ensure a sense of good fortune, however playfully.

Remember, too, that ultimately it is Jupiter which governs these superior conjunctions…

❝I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.❞
——Hermann Hesse

The twenty-sixth degree of Sagittarius associates itself to “submerging in and identifying with the welfare of the greater whole… to act as a conscious and responsible agent for mankind—toward a consecration to an ideal…”

Through the twenty-seventh degree of Sagittarius, it is interwoven what feels to describe the Magician of the tarot… through “the ability to project one’s vision upon and to give form to materials…”

The twenty-eighth degree of Sagittarius associates itself with the ‘beautiful necessities’ and enduring… while the twenty-ninth degree of Sagittarius describes self-worth, respectability, and the maintenance of personal constitution—and these degrees will be more deeply considered upon Saturday, when the superior conjunction exacts itself.

On solstice, there will be a need to quietly and mindfully hold space and have gratitude… and in going back to the beginning—having gratitude for all that you have managed and authored; all that you have pulled off, despite it all.

❝They were things for which it was impossible to prepare but which one spent a lifetime looking back at, trying to accept, interpret, comprehend. Things that should never have happened, that seemed out of place and wrong, these were what prevailed, what endured, in the end.❞
——Jhumpa Lahiri

It’s in particular gratitude, today, as Saturn—governing today’s lunarly energies—moves into Aquarius… and today’s moon even illuminates this ingression later tonight.

What a lunarly delight, to honor such a movement!—talk about attempting the impossible and pulling it off, despite it all, however playfully.

Saturn will remain in Aquarius until March of 2023, and I will write a separate post regarding this transit, of course, and share with you what it means, as well as what we can expect from its symbolic manifestations…

❝Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.❞
——Mahatma Ghandi

However, today, or tonight rather, as the moon illuminates this movement and all of its associated symbolisms—as we are lunarly motivated to ‘attempt the impossible’ and defy all conditioning which no longer serve—we take one small step into Not Yet, with the auspiciousness of good fortune, and the memories of all we have managed and authored, and pulled off—despite it all.

We can consider all that was forfeited and all that remains later…

For now, let’s just give ourselves this precious pause in gratitude, for the experience in its entirety, and for all the lessons we’ve learned from these experiences—Saturn would appreciate this process being acknowledged.

❝True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.❞
——Seneca


Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

★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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