Forecast for Sunday, February 14th
Aries Crescent Moon
ॐOracular Mantra—where there are visions there are vectors on this Valentine’s…
The earliest possible origin story of Valentine’s Day is the pagan holiday Lupercalia, a festival in mid-February marking the beginning of spring. Occurring for centuries, the holiday celebrated fertility, sex, and violence.
Men, and even young boys, would strip naked and sacrifice a goat or a dog… and then chase the women and young girls around with the bloodied carcasses, beating them with the sacrificed carcasses to smear the blood, all to inspire fertility.
It was, apparently, though somewhat unthinkably and unrealistically, willingly participated with and even enjoyed by both women and men.
Nothing says love like being beat down with a carcass dripping of blood in superstitious pursuits as foreplay.
The festival also adopted something of a lottery, where men and women were matched in the spirit of fertility for the duration of the festival… and if something sparked, c’est la vie.
This year’s Valentine’s Day offers a lunarly conjunction to Chiron, in Aries—the zodiacal origins of which boast much more preferably to Self rather then Other, much less Us, simultaneously illuminating the ongoing metaphorically carcassed wound of Chiron dutifully working its way through tradition with Saturn—which sounds, to me, about as romantic as the Valentine’s Day grim origins.
Whether you’re coupled or alone, overall, today may carry the weight of an additional burden or misunderstanding…
❝You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.❞
If you’re willing to listen to the plights or needs or desires of an/Other over the clinging to, and resonating with your own, you will likely be rewarded with intuitive insights or expanded awareness, in that there may be many other alternative ways of doing or feeling whatever gestures of love you’re trying to orchestrate, experience, offer or share… either for yourself or for an/Other.
Also—always, but particularly today and tomorrow—holding expectations toward anything or anyone is always always an invitation for extreme disappointment, especially when the expectation is for someone to read your mind or know superfluously the rhythm of your heartbeat or inner longings; it’s both despicable and unreasonable, toward both yourself and the targeted someone.
To think of it: to expect an/Other to know, for you, what you might not even know you might want would be much like charging after someone with a bloodied carcass, expecting them to respond with eager enjoyment—you just don’t do that.
Instead, consider vocalizing your desires or needs and sharing your own vulnerabilities and silenced squish… and announce your acknowledged adorations for an/Other aloud—I wonder if this will attract more fertile reciprocations than it would disappointed sacrifices.
Are you creating or perpetuating some of the pain or disappointment you’re experiencing?—in relationship or otherwise, overall.
❝People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.❞
On this note, it is interesting to note that in consideration to sharing aloud what you so admire, or asking directly for what you want… a retrograded Mercury will connect to Jupiter in conjunction in Aquarius through a degree, ever so humorously, which describes both anticipation and penetration—if you’re thinking what I’m thinking…
This degree associates itself, rather, with planning over spontaneity, and the prognostications of pressure… “planning for the near future is a possibility because the potential of the future is already operating at the core of the present… Man must be inspired by a vision of what is possible for him to achieve”.
In sharing your feelings, your hopes, your desires, and your devotions—spare the fluff, and acknowledge that the origins of this holiday were supported through the tenderness of a most raw and fleshy honesty in an exaggeratedly primitive fashion… be honest with your heart, it shouldn’t be such a messy run-around.
❝Conversation is the sexiest foreplay, the perfect prelude to sex, the fiery banter that gets you heated, the stimulation of the mind that transmits to the body. Conversation is a give and take. Just like sex itself. And the best give and takes—the best conversations—lead to the best sex.❞
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973
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❝If you’re betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair.❞