Part 3; The Outer Planets ~
As mentioned in the previous two posts, a bunch of planets are doing a timeless dance in the sky right now, moving forwards, backwards, and influencing each others rhythm.
The inner planets move relatively quickly, and therefore have a stronger pull on our individual charts than that of the greater picture. Of course, with masses of people feeling similar or opposing effects from the same transit, it is highly possible that the greater community will also feel some sort of shift in energy.
The Outer planets move much slower than their Inner siblings, and therefore have a stronger pull on the community as a whole rather than the individual (although, again, these two things mutually affect each other, as well as depend on other aspects, etc.)
SATURN went retrograde in Scorpio yesterday. Check to see which of your Natal chart houses is ruled by Scorpio to see where and how this retrograde period will affect you. Saturn is the planet of lessons learned. Rules, Boundaries, and Responsibility are all ruled by this ringed planet. To have it moving backwards is to teach us lessons relating to our own boundaries, and really learning when to say “NO”. It’s hard sometimes for us to assert ourselves, especially when your sense of morality or duty is concerned. Hard work is ruled by Saturn, so now is a good time to reflect on that work, has it been rewarding to you? Is it worth the effort, stress, setbacks? Have you bitten off more than you can chew?
Saturn does not care about your feelings, or what else you have to do that day, or about other influences in your life. Saturn teaches the hard truths that you need to know - the more resisting and ignoring you do, or “coping” (however positive or negative to you these mechanisms may be) - if these little patterns don’t change than neither will you & Saturn will make it significantly harder to ignore. By July 20th, Saturn will go Direct again, so hopefully you’ve got a new perspective by that time. Avoid new commitments of time and energy in favor of working on those you have currently - don’t fix what isn’t broken, do fix what is, and quit thinking that New is inherently Better - sometimes you already have all the tools that you need, and seeking more would just cause clutter.
On March 6th JUPITER will go Direct! This is wonderful news to combat the isolation from Mars & Saturn Retrograde. Jupiter is a bountiful planet, ruling Luck, Sex, Money, and Goals. Those with an influential Jupiter seem to have all the luck, and seem to constantly be at the right place at the right time. This period of Retrograde was in Cancer, a deeply sensitive and emotional sign, so the focus was turned inward and onto those issues. Since November 7th 2013 we’ve been on a soul-searching journey to find what truly motivates our goals, and what really matters to us in life. Jupiter teaches us that we can help ourselves and keep ourselves motivated and supported, especially when we feel doubtful about our connection to others. If you’ve felt that this winter was especially hard on you in terms of learning to let go or keep going, March 6th will feel like a great cloud has been lifted. Things will start to look up again.
Have you noticed the amount of snow we got this year? Not only as a state, or a coast, or a country, as a PLANET? Or the flooding that happened in states that were completely unprepared for it? Or the poisoned water in streams and rivers that now have made communities sick? Oil spills in the oceans? Massive hurricanes and storms that tear through seaside towns without mercy?
How about the social uprisings and clashes that Governments & The People have been having across the world? The damage and destruction that those in power will inflict on their own people when they feel their power is threatened? The lengths that Authority will go to make sure any massive social demonstration is broken up and ignored in media; not to mention the tedious laws, fees, and procedures set in place to prevent such demonstrations from happening at all.
There has been a resurgent focus on laws and policies that restrict individual rights to information and to aid. The powerful seek to control & distract from issues that actually matter on a grand scale. Policy makers and the Mass Media would rather discuss Celebrity Rehab stories or opinions about whether Women deserve rights to their bodies, than Environmental issues that threaten literally the entire planet, or the systematic destruction of communities and how to change these horrific patterns.
The skeptic would say that this stuff happens all the time, and the skeptic would be right to an extent - everything happens all the time, and if turning a blind eye to it makes you sleep better at night that’s completely fine - but you cannot deny the ‘coincidence’ that it is all happening relatively close to each other (within the same 3 years). The same 3 years that the planets in our solar system are moving around in such a unique way - the Outer planets (and some inner) have found themselves all in Water signs at the SAME TIME (therefore issues dealing with a shortage or an abundance of water is most common); All the while, Uranus is in Aries & Pluto is in Capricorn, creating a Square-off that we haven’t seen since 1776. Squares mean Tension, opposition, and shifts in power structures - and the result could swing either way, as it seems now.
This is our Divine Wake-Up Call, it’s up to us whether to snooze or not ~
Part 3; The Outer Planets ~