HONORING THE INNER KNOWING

Forecast for Saturday, January 23rd
Gemini Gibbous Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—look within, all is known from within…

Thoughts are things, friends.

Words hold weight, words have power.

An intention that is spoken, and simultaneously put out into the ethers reverberates itself within the cosmos for all of time, repeatedly, forevermore…

And, of course, it’s one of those days—it’s so easy to lose focus and get off topic… watch, I’ll demonstrate:

Today’s Gemini moon holds thoughts, intentions, and the appropriate words to communicate these inner motivations within a powerpack of potential… if you have something to say, my friend, today—something that mere words cannot easily grasp or express—today might be the day to try to summon the words, much more: the gumption of the feeling itself.

❝God damn it, there are nice things in the world—and I mean nice things. We’re all such morons to get so sidetracked.❞
——J.D. Salinger, “Franny and Zooey”

Essentially, and theoretically, it’s not simply informative—the content of which you may feel urged to support and scatter sounds and stances…

Rather, it’s a knowing from within that operates on something of a morse code throughout the very veins pumping oxygen into your blood in every moment—this morse code of inner knowing is asking to be translated.

Into words, no less. Immediate disconnect? We’ll see…

It’s important now to not become too sidetracked by/with the words… words lie, essentially, or, at the very least, words miss the point, and this inner knowing needing to be expressed and exchanged is as true as the first breath ever taken—know that your words will experience something of a transmutation.

Also, it’s building, and thickening, and alluding itself within the thickest of the slow-moving and nebulous fog being infamously influenced through Neptune squaring the Nodes since early November… which is now as thick as thick can be.

A rather blurry transmutation, yes?

❝The brain’s transmutation begins when consciousness understands that it made everything up—morality, good and bad, redemption and the truth. With this understanding, it realizes that now it can start anew.❞
——Shai Tubali

Further, and happily, feelings of lack, inner wounding, irrational fears, and collective missteps are opening for resolve in more sobering manners than ever before in history… the degrees through which this Neptune/Nodal shift is offering sparks, however subtly, occurs through “the transfer of power and knowledge which keeps the original spiritual and creative Impulse of the cycle active and undeviated…” providing, quite profoundly, “an indication that in the end, and at the appointed time, the individual’s needs will be met among those to whom he is linked by a spiritual web of energies.”

It’s all happening—it’s all falling into place… one conversational exchange sparked from within at a time.

The South Node tends to cling to where we’re coming from, both individually and collectively, and through this degree the South Node is communicating “the need for people concerned with the future to discover a new way of living and more wholesome surroundings…” appropriately so, though this will not be so easy, nor without efforts of raw and uncomfortable sacrifice.

❝If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.❞
——Charles Bukowski

Eerily, this degree, associated with the symbolisms of pelicans, eludes, going so much more deeper, according to Rudhyar, that it is at “this stage of the cyclic process… that tradition tells us that these birds are so concerned with their young that they give their own blood and flesh to feed their progeny… whether this is fact or symbol, the meaning of this picture refers to a situation that lately has acquired great urgency—our technological society is polluting not only our global environment, but the mind and feeling-responses of new generations as well… the search for a new way of life is seen by many people to be imperative.”

And there will be a trail of birdseed to follow…

Finally, “we are told that the race’s survival has become a matter of extreme importance—whole animal species may be destroyed by our civilization; mankind itself is in danger… going to distant planets is hardly the answer—a generation may have to sacrifice itself for the sake of its descendants.”

This South Nodal degree synopsis is much like the final paragraph of our collective No Longer, in other words… we are embarking upon Not Yet with those sentiments and anxieties, through the same degree of Gemini—a degree which speaks of what Rudhyar refers to as seed-knowledge.

❝To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.❞
——Tom Robbins

The North Node promises a Not Yet that embraces “the “technique” by means of which the human mind can uncover the foundations of its nature and acquire… the knowledge of the structure of cyclic and cosmic manifestations of life on this planet…” and truly, “some effort needs to be made to discover the large archaic volume and to allow the traditional wisdom within it to inspire our actions in present-day situations…”

This will be exact in several days time… however, its energies are strong today, and may become more clarifying tomorrow… a major component, through the thickness of this fog, is the very confusions toward navigating oneself beyond the current Now being experienced, so entrenched in blur and unknowns, and out-of-experience circumstances, forwardly into the clarity of one’s more authentic Now and inner knowing, and on, into the more trustworthy unknowables of Not Yet… it is the experience of it all that matters most.

The feelings.

Not the words—there are no words.

The experience of living these inner knowings in real time—oh!—we should all be so blessed to possess this inner knowing!—to be alive at this time in history!—our souls chose these duties…

Perhaps, even, the words don’t/won’t matter at all—only the gumption to try to manage the moment of the knowing: to live by example, for others to observe, to sacrifice any need for righteousness or the egoic satisfaction of pointing blame, or even an illusioned necessity to achieve an other-appointed salvation—what truly matters, each day, every day, is to show up in our authenticity, to hold ourselves personally accountable for our own actions, and to raise the exception to the rule.

Conveniently, always, the forward-thinking Aquarian sun is connecting to the strategist of Saturn in conjunction today at 4°20′, and so these noble and respectable feats are not only remarkably achievable and inherently organizable—they are now your newest and highest prioritized spiritual obligation.

Off you go, beginning from within.

❝Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.❞
——J.M. Barrie


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

★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—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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❝If you’re betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair.❞
——O.R. Melling

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