Aries Crescent Moon
—March 5

The entire day is a lunarly building toward a square to the still-applying Vesta/Pluto conjunction, exact tomorrow morning, as well as to the Venus/Mars conjunction, exact in the early evening hours here on the west coast*… which would suggest that both ‘adjustments of expectations [will bring] realizations about what is really possible… and realizing limitations’ will be a likely consequence.

The degree through which Vesta and Pluto meet is a degree that represents ‘a large disappointed audience’… associating itself with “anticipating a different result from that which is delivered”.

When Vesta and Pluto meet in conjunction, this is to say that which shines on within you seemingly eternally is connecting to a deeper, darker, and much more honest realm of consciousness—it is experiencing a raw rebirth in an effort to become transformed into a better version of itself… and so, if you’re thinking that you’ll have any control in this whatsoever—this process, this metamorphosis, this transcendence—you’ll be quite disappointed, indeed.

Ultimately, you are the audience—you are an observer… you did not write the lines, so to speak, in your own transformation—you are not the actor playing the role of yourself…

Further, “quick realizations of things as they really are can bring a… need to remember that we often project our own thoughts and expectations onto others; perhaps we can actually learn something more from failure than from success; watch your reactions to the situation facing you and see what comes up.”

Interesting… the concept of ‘failure’ comes up again.

What could you learn by observing your own expectations?

What could you learn by being extremely honest with yourself toward your circumstances—and observe others’ expectations of you?

What could you learn, ultimately, from observing your own failure?

As Ovid once stated, “we are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us”… and so how realistic is this?!—your pursuits, then, should they ring familiar to this, are failures from the beginning. Well, gee…

Try to remember that these incredibly impersonal failures are rather timely, and thereby, mostly celestially supported… 

As the forward-moving moon moves forward through Aries and moves forward, evermore, to square Venus and Mars, connecting exactly in conjunction—something of a momentously magical illumination indeed, as we have been feeling the influences of Mars chase Venus for nearly a month now—we are reminded that regardless of how forwardly far ahead we get, we are essentially only as far as our consciousnesses are capable of being open to… indeed, a certain amount of flexibility and open-mindedness is necessary, if not required, then, for you to truly move forward.

Today is all about looking at ourselves in a much more open and vulnerable perspective of understanding… and embracing what will likely become even a smidge of personally funded failure—and sort of revelling in this, because to honor this will be to learn from it… whereas denying it or scorning it or feeling shame thereby will only invite a narrow-minded loss and/or projected denial of self.

The wealthiest and most daringly intelligent individuals on the planet at this time in history will tell you to fail as many times as you can—because only when you fail do you expand for yourself the possibilities open to you… denying yourself this integral step in experience limits you exponentially.

So, what, then, is the real risk?

It is your responsibility—and personal duty—to venture into your own failure; to focus upon your inevitable failures with as much honor as you would your success.

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.❞
——Randy Pausch

🖋️ by Jamie James ©2022; 📷 by cult.class

*9:25pm PST; 10:25pm MST; 11:25pm CST; 12:25am EST tomorrow

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

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