As much fun as I had over my Solar Return vacation, it was still a rough ride, and without actually having to consciously choose, my life has changed. Internal shifts were presented as both necessary and inevitable–I don’t feel like I have a choice, while at the same time what must happen (what has, in effect, already happened) feels like an appropriate expression of my Soul intent at this point in time; this means that there’s no conflict for me in what’s developed, though there is a little regret at losing a particular rhythm that was stressful but had become comfortable, and for a time suited me very well.
The part that affects all of you centers on the way I will be spending my days on other than astrology. I won’t stop doing it, but I will be doing things only when I want to, which means the daily posts are (probably) a thing of the past. I will continue ECLIPSE for as long as it’s feasible; the goal is to cut down the time I spend on the computer every day from 8+ hours to no more than 2. I can’t accommodate what feels like a personal mandate to fulfill another part of myself if I’m chained to this machine–this part of the change is made quite consciously, though what I’ll be filling my days with is open to many forms–and I’m excited to see where my impulse takes me.
What else has changed? I seem to have become a vegetarian. I know! Weird! I have always been a meat-lover–but, suddenly, not anymore. I’m not saying this is a forever thing–if meat appeals to me tomorrow, I will eat it–and there’s no ideological basis for this, though I’ve long believed that as a species we would evolve away from eating other living things–but never thought something so basic in me would change overnight. It’s just one of the shifts in my life this past week, and serves to show just how fundamental some of the new directions are for me.
There are lots of options out there for astrological advice and forecasts–choose wisely and with care. A handful of sources, at the most, or just one that you vibe to, are all anyone needs. I’ll expand even further the forecast contents in ECLIPSE, so that those who want to know how I see things still have a way to find out.
As for what’s up now: Ceres entered Capricorn a few days ago, and she makes slow progress, still at 00. My feeling is that Ceres is very much at home in Capricorn; she abhors a vacuum, and Cap is structure from the cell to the firmness of the Earth herself–together they fill and contain, cradle and create–they are the point where the natural fertility and abundance meets form and structure. We cannot, figuratively speaking, hold a bowl without it filling with something, almost before we know it. No space is left empty by Mother Nature–and this means that we may find some odd combinations, where spiders move in to shoes and it doesn’t especially bother us, and we prefer the dying flowers to an empty vase. The bounty is everywhere, in all its phases, which means decay is as big a part of what fills our spaces as is the flower or the fruit. Learn to work with this anti-emptiness as it will be a theme. The fussier among us may be frustrated by the temporary inability to clear out and lock down, and authorities may present as much more formidable than usual. Remember it’s just Ceres doing her best to fit her abundance, the variety of life and death, into those things that appear static, rigid, and uncompromising–we can all benefit from the union.
Vesta sextiles Pluto and Pallas rides the midpoint, offering a unique opportunity to edit our lives; we can see where to make the smart cuts, where to resurrect, where to destroy. It’s housecleaning that preserves what’s most important to us as we do the wise thing–no regrets or gaffes possible, IF we listen to the voice of our inner wisdom, and honor what really matters.
Starting with the Moon’s entry into Capricorn (9:16 PM PDT the 12th) look for a feeling of emotions trodden by cloven hooves–I hate to be dramatic (or at least, I hate to be overly dramatic!) but that’s how it may feel for many during this Moon transit. Evil will be barefoot, traipsing over the Soul, and kicking us, whether we’re up or down. Relief doesn’t really come until just before noon PDT on the 14th–but by then, any damage may already be done, pacts with the devil signed, and we won’t see what kind of partnership we’re really in until the 15th-16th (Merc Superior Conjunction with the Sun in Libra). If we don’t react too much from hurt feelings or the idea that we’re powerless (which is an illusion) we should be able to avoid major ill effects.
And whatever you do, have a great one!