Clarifying Complications or Complicating Clarifications
May 31st-June 6th
Aquarius Disseminating Moon
Yet another reminder, as the sun connects to the North Node in conjunction through, again, that eleventh degree of Gemini—the degree which associates itself to ‘rising to the occasion’¹… “this situation is one which will fulfill its potential if you go forward, leaving the past and what’s familiar behind, to seek out potential new experiences…”²
Further, “there may be some experiences that come your way that seem difficult, hard work or just plain undesirable, but that is often the result of venturing into new and unfamiliar environments—there may be a need to start life all over again—be open to whatever comes your way.”²
Blurried or clarified, a retrograded Mercury is applying backward toward Neptune by square, and at this point “the situation facing you is full of promise for the future…”² though it may not seem or feel that way immediately.
Despite the distance between the sun and its transits and Mercury, and its retrograded rerun, there is an underlying resonance of similarity vibrating throughout these degrees of Gemini… and with this, through these energies of mutability, an “integration of spirit, soul, and body will lead you to being able to fly on your own in good time.”²
This promise for the future implies that manifestation is already occurring, but underneath it all, to sprout and blossom at a later time… this germination phase is equally as imperative—if not more so.
If it’s true that a single individual can project one’s own fears out into one’s environment, and these could very well manifest in either reaction or event, somewhere… imagine what a projection of love and genuinely motivated intention could make possible…
❝Bit by bit… she had claimed herself—freeing herself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.❞
Pisces Disseminating Moon
The Piscean moon illuminates its first lunarly conjunction to Jupiter in Pisces, as the last conjunction, which occurred on May 4th, occurred through the twenty-ninth degree of Aquarius… reflect back to last month and note the subtle differences.
Remember that wherever Jupiter is moving within your chart grows, expands, opens, or receives…
It’s likely, that back in May, this conjunction was illuminating a new awakening, a bigger picture epiphany of sorts, a metamorphosis—however metaphorically… whereas now, this illumination may be forewarning caution and reserve.
Jupiter doesn’t exactly recognize concepts like ‘caution’ or ‘reservation’.
Jupiter will move into Pisces through the second degree until June 16th, at which point it will station retrograde, moving back into the twenty-ninth degree of Aquarius on July 28th… and this subtle symbolism offers plenty of preview through today’s illuminated degree in both direct motion and retrograded motion, offering a glimpse of what to expect toward January of 2022, through which Jupiter will move directly upon this degree again (January of 2010 was the last time Jupiter moved through this degree).
Moving on… today may reflect something of a hesitation, or confusion—astrologers all around are likening these vibrations to those of Wonderland—this caution and reserve will be a necessity, in terms of mere personality, toward the unknowns and unknowable parameters of not only what lies ahead—but that which is occurring at the moment, underneath it all.
Because, remember: Jupiter influences expansions, and growth… reception and openness—however hidden or underlying it may be.
Further, however, in tandem with Mercury, retrograding, Mars is connecting to Neptune by trine, and potentially perpetuating feelings of confusion, upset, constriction, or isolation… “there may be uncomfortable and even impossible choices to be made—at this time, however, removing one’s self from the situation may not be possible… the value of this experience is to attempt to create new understandings and standards in order to turn the imbalance to everyone’s advantage in whatever way possible.”²
This is not a celestial warning to distrust, understand.
Simply, to refrain from impulsivity and naivete… “this may be because of a change in relationships, beliefs or ideals—it may be a hidden memory or inner childhood issue that is rising to the surface and now manifesting [through] similar problems…”²
Perhaps today is an ideal day to reflect upon what was and ponder more so toward what could be… and to see, more realistically—but also more energetically—what is occurring Now in as many perspectives as are available to you at the moment.
❝I’ve come to the realisation that I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing half the time…❞
Pisces Last Quarter Moon at 11°59′
*12:23am PDT; 1:23am MDT; 2:23am CDT; 3:23am EDT
Accentuated even further today, yesterday’s vibrations come to a climactic crescendo, however quiet… bigger pictures or otherwise, within the physical realm, are confronting you now—and as the Fish forever swim forcefully in opposite directions—a give and take is being asked of you.
The degree through which this last quarter moon is occurring is associated, as the late astrologer Dane Rudhyar explained, at “any level of activity, sooner or later Life itself demands of the individual that he or she stands up clearly and unequivocally to the ideal he himself has declared publicly his own…”¹
Further, “sometimes it seems that our lives are like lessons, and we are periodically examined to see how we are doing on our path…”¹ much like watching fish swim within their streams…
As your bigger picture ideal continues to swirl and blur—you might need to go inward, deep within yourself, in a most generously compassionate way… and remember that you are no longer seeking these ideals, but rather that these ideals of yours have welcomed you—and you have communicated your needs.
It is now time to own your ideals and prove yourself to them, as they are—and have been—proving themselves to you.
This is the give and take, indeed.
You are now a part of your ideals—you and your ideals within this Whole… and so slow, complex, graduated changes from within need to be manifested through you rather than changes being made of your ideals. Furthermore, this however unsubtle response could eliminate obstacles for you, if you allow it to be.
Remember, too, that Piscean influences can become blurred to a point of projection, escapism, martyrdom, or outright boundarilessness… these optional reactions would only offer you obstacle—choose wisely.
You’re no longer asking yourself how badly you want your ideals—because you’re living these now…
There should be no want.
Now you’re asking yourself what it feels like to Be your ideal—and this is bigger picture Plato’s cave type stuff you may or may not be ready to discuss with yourself.
❝I’m not afraid to speak out, and say things that I want to do, or do the things that I want to do, so I think in the end, being natural, and being, being actually genuine is what wins.❞
Pisces/Aries Balsamic Moon
Today’s challenge dares you to emerge from your limiting perspectives toward your bigger picture, to emerge upon the horizon of your ideal wholeness, to emerge from Plato’s cave.
Today’s challenge will also likely dare you to recognizing the humor within the human condition—especially yours.
As Goethe has been quoted, “none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free…” quite similar, if you will, to Plato’s cave type stuff, as well as notions thereof, “to think is easy, to act is hard—but the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking… as soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
❝Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.❞
Aries Balsamic Moon
The harsher actualities and sentimentalities toward the newest emergence of awareness in wholeness of your ideals emerge today… you may need to reel in your emotional nature, as the moon connects to Chiron in conjunction, suggesting too that inner reflection might need to be actively applied.
Actions feeling rash, heated, egoically driven, or implosive are likely not your answer…
In fact, “getting everything under control and safely out of the way will reveal how you can handle things…”²
However, significant response in emotionality could be expressed and experienced if you’re “being out and the open about [your] goals and values; [demonstrating] defiant honesty and integrity; making adjustments when things don’t go as planned; and taking responsibility for [your] effects as an individual…”²
❝How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it…❞
Aries Balsamic Moon
Depending upon how you chose to navigate your circumstances, emotionality, options, and alternatives yesterday will speak volumes into today’s vibrations…
With several aspects exacting, simultaneously through a weakened and struggling, albeit confrontational, Aries moon, it’s suggested that “you may find yourself much deeper in a situation than you may have imagined… there is probably no immediate escape from the turbulence that is happening.”²
Further, you may need to actually participate in the emotional turbulence of this, as “endeavoring to contain it may result in more damage… look back to see what you’ve contributed, as it may help to see a way out, or at least reconcile what’s happened—it’s likely a number of people have been affected.”²
This turbulence could look like an argument, a confrontation, an emotional trigger, or actual bad weather delaying your plans… and, this too—whatever it may look like in your reality and however intensely your are experiencing whatever it is—shall pass.
It would be best to keep positive, to practice a patience through emotional intelligence in whichever way you choose to respond to your circumstances, however trying this might prove to be.
Remember that mind over matter could provide a boon to you—especially if you’re able to remain collected enough to notice subtle opportunities and hidden rewards, looming all around you, or extraordinary potentials before you just waiting to be acknowledged…
Sometimes, through the storm, lights are blurred to provide a new way.
❝A man is sometimes lost in the dust of his own rising.❞
Taurus Balsamic Moon
Another heavy day.
Be mindful of your baggage, especially if you’ve been carrying the weight of an/Others’ burdens.
And, always always, try to grasp for the potential through the problems, the opportunity through the obstacle.
❝Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.❞
¹Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
²Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
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