What I really want to talk about is the way the Sun, while still trine Neptune, will conjoin Ceres tomorrow (the 19th), while Earth, sextile Neptune, will conjoin Pluto, this happening across the Cancer-Capricorn axis. It presents us with at least two broad scenarios: one involves ideals, creativity, and ‘the Dream’, while the other involves delusion, illusion, or deception. We have been concentrating on, dreaming about, or enveloped in maya, from the Sanskrit meaning ‘magic’ or ‘illusion’, though it may be better defined as unreality–but that pertains to concepts still percolating within the imagination, the formulation of a dream or idea, the way energy will coalesce into a coherent picture and so invite a plan for realization. We’re speaking, then, in the most general terms of thought forms on the threshold of materializing–but what we must discover is whether those have the potential for becoming real, in the Capricornian sense of physicality, of becoming in the real world, or if they are in some core way illusory, whether that arises from the impossibility of what we imagine, or from the way we may be believing things are other than they are, which removes the potential for them entering reality.
How do we distinguish between the idea that holds promise, and the one that is a mere illusion? In this case, we examine Nature, what is ‘natural’ to us, we recognize our own dominion and power, what we are responsible for or hold dear and must nurture, and we accept the idea that there is a need to negotiate for what we want, specifically with the Powers of change, destruction, and resurrection (Ceres opp Pluto). The key to physical manifestation is in accepting the depth and permanence of Plutonian energies; the steps we need to take will be deliberate, will clear the way or alter what is forever, may end or otherwise destroy what was but is now outmoded, and may involve re-claiming something from the past–exemplified by the South Node (experience) trine Juno (empowerment) in Water signs=it’s through what we’ve learned on the Path, and the emotions it brings forth in the now, that we will know how, and why, Plutonian steps must be taken.
There’s the possibility that facing Pluto will cause things to be re-born, as much as it may eliminate–but in any case it reworks the present so that that Neptunian inspiration, and our genuine power position within the natural order, can be seen for what it is: either a dream or ideal we must strive toward, or an illusion that if pursued will disappoint.
Have a wonderful week, and if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, stay cool!
Thank you Julie, and yes! One of my family members said just the other day, “I was living the dream before this all happened and now look!” My reply was, perhaps it was time to wake up and smell the roses or a rat, depending on the reality?” Yes, those Neptunian energies can be incredibly deceptive, unless one practices using their imagination & practices listening to their instincts, and learning to use our enquiring minds, to know the difference between reality and the dream/illusion, to be able to trust what is real and what isnt, and no doubt quite frightening to discover, that at least partially, we are living in the unknown every day and everything is always changing, the facts included, however it is a lesson well worth learning, children can do it, thus so can the inner child, if it is allowed to learn to be disciplined rather than obediently restricted.
Yes! We are partially living in the unknown, all the time–and if we think about it we can freak ourselves out! But, knowing as much about the reality picture as possible is definitely the best way to handle it–that way what we choose has the absolute best chance of success, since it’s as aligned as possible with real potentials. Thanks for chiming in, Debbie!
My dear Julie,
I am very happy to read today’s astrological heads-up. Actually, I was looking forward to it, given that I am sensitive to the Plutonian energy picking up these last few days. But you also helped me add Neptune in the picture, and now things make even more sense. I hope you are having a wonderful time this summer, both with your book and (hopefully) some vacation, and I am sending you my warm wishes for your well being.
Take care, much love,
Thank you so much, dear Anthony! So glad to hear this helped. I hope you’re having a wonderful (and cool!) summer as well. The book is coming along, with all the prose done, now filling in even more examples–there are just so many people who show Luna at work in her many facets! Wishing you all the best, both health and happiness–
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clear and true; thanx a lot
Thank you, Mag!