Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, June 17, 2016

Gibbous Moon Phase:  trust

Moon in Scorpio/Sagittarius 9:35 pm ET/1:35 am UT

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Bagalamukhi, Goddess Who Destroys Illusions

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East

Skill: strongly ground yourself like a tree and rise high with the branches

True Alignments:  allegiance, tapping inner strength, free to move on, turning points, supernatural, gestures of love, loyal, making decisions, reverence for the past, bridging over emotional chasms, abundant supply

Catalysts for Change:  let off, issues of abandonment, rejection, losing trust in what has been established or the establishment, separating, seeking relief, disappointments, aggression, disloyal

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a woman in an emotional speech dramatizing her cause" (rising of the stronger inner self)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending the past and crumbling past control systems)

Today, two massive planets are making exact angle to one another: Saturn and Neptune are making a square (come 90 degrees apart exactly).

Before we look at the Sabian symbols for the astrological energetics let's briefly review what Saturn and Neptune are all about.

SATURN is the inner voice that wants us to be the best that we can be.  But it does this in the harshest ways.  Saturn shouts at us, showing us all of our weaknesses or places where we wish we were stronger.  Saturn is a hard-driving taskmaster, and it wants things done correctly.  Saturn says, "Do the right thing."  It is super-responsible.  It wants structure, orderliness, and efficiency.  It tells us what to do and how to do it.  It never settles for less than the standard it has imposed. 

Enter Neptune.  NEPTUNE is the inner mystic that wants us to become ephemeral.  Neptune is nebulous, watery, misty, creative, changeable, etheric, spiritual, and streaming.  Neptune takes us to "other worlds."  It creates the stuff of stories.  It pulls the brilliant gem from the dark void.  Neptune says, "the party never ends."  Neptune creates the conditions for the information field in which we are immersed.  It is the stream of consciousness.  Since it is watery, it abides its own rules and goes where it wants.  The only standard it is concerned with is the level of spiritual connection it can provide.

So you see how the energetics are very much in contrast. Saturn wants to control and Neptune wants release.  Hence, the dilemma for us today.

Yet both seek to take us to another level.  Saturn seeks to ground or root us like a tree, and Neptune wants us to take us into a higher realm like branches.

These planets are farther out in space, thus move more slowly, so when they come into exact aspect, it is a big deal. Interestingly, both planets are retrograde right now, and Saturn will move to a different degree tomorrow.  So, most of the energy that comes from the astrological aspect through June 26 will be different from what it is today.

Here is where they are today:

SATURN: "a widow's past is brought to light" (unveiling, exposing, ridding the past, becoming free of something that has "haunted" us)

NEPTUNE: "a sword used in many battles in a museum" (putting down or putting away a battle and having something to remind us of it in the future so that it doesn't happen again)

This dance of these two energies ends today (and may carry an amount of grief or feeling of loss since the Moon and Black Moon are still in Scorpio today, emphasizing losses), but a new dance for them starts tomorrow:

SATURN: "a flag turns into an eagle that crows" (declarations, ideals/hopes/wishes coming into fruition, carrying the "banner" of the self, turning things around, liberty, the rise of the grassroots).

Today is about putting the past behind in preparation for tomorrow, the beginning of a time when we will bring structure to our ideals and creations IN SERVICE TO THE FUTURE -- Second Renaissance.

Today is contemplative.  The energy is more serious.  Serious Pluto is activated through the Moon, Black Moon, and Mars' transit through Pluto's realm of the underworld.  It is a Black Moon Day, so we endeavor to keep our shadow sides calm and to ourselves instead of projecting them onto others or lashing ourselves with them.  We are TRANSFORMING the shadow side, disempowering its control over us.

Tomorrow is celebratory.  The energy refreshes and changes.  Relief will come a little early, as the Moon leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius late tonight.  The heavy Moon-Mars-Black Moon in Scorpio energy fades.  Stingers should start to retract.

The location of the Earth today is "an old bridge over a beautiful stream in constant use."  This helps us bridge the gulf between today's Saturn-Neptune square and tomorrow's Saturn-Neptune square.

Above all, Saturn and Neptune together enables the structure of creativity.  Our ideas come to life; they are made real.  This should be kept in mind.

Since I have focused primarily on the Saturn-Neptune square, please rely on the True Alignments and Catalysts for Change above for specific influences today.

Happy Friday and happy Saturn-Neptune, everyone!