Tomorrow's eclipse is nothing if not supremely intense. We are seeing that now with the attacks in #Brussels. If you've felt a disturbance in the force for the last few days (even up to a week), have been alternately very tired or have had insomnia, have felt anxious, ill, or otherwise just not right --- you've been carrying this energy in your body. Between now and the Full Moon in Libra/Lunar Eclipse tomorrow at 8:01 EST, try to be in a space of love and healing -- starting with yourself and moving that energy to all beings. Jupiter is also square to Saturn, exact tomorrow, so we are feeling this at a global/political level -- but that, too, is in us, even if it seems remote. Something major is changing now, and it is within our power to shift that direction to one of compassion, not fear. In moments after horrible events like this one, after Paris, after Kenya, after Ankara, after Mumbai, after Madrid, after US invasions of other countries, after London, after 9/11, and on and on, we are almost always bound up in fear. But what if we tried to make ourselves over, in Libra style, with love and deep relating? No matter where you are on Earth today, try to reach out and see the "other" in your midst as part of you. <3 <3 <3
Only #Prince, the genius, the master, the Artist, the sexy Mother F**cker, would go out like this -- in a shroud of mystery on the eve of a Full Moon in Scorpio, the sign of sex and death. He was just starting his second Saturn Return, and he left us the week that Mars and Pluto both went retrograde -- once again reminding us that sex and death rule our lives. But he'll live forever in funk, because he must. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwWBJ3U3THs
Mars and Saturn in Scorpio are starting to feel like the insistent Dark & Stormy party crashers.. raining all over the Leo parade...
If you're wondering why the world seems to be falling into chaos and batshit craziness, you can *blame the Saturn-Neptune square. Blame it for #Trump's rise, blame it for #Brexit, blame it for the mass delusion and projection and the emergence of full-tilt, unbridled racism (that's always been under the surface). This is the ultimate expression of rich, white elites in power destroying the lives of poor brown and white people with austerity, but lying to the poor white people and telling them it's the brown people's fault. Confused? That's the point. Saturn represents authority, the old ways, kingdoms, rules, governments and the structure of society. Neptune is the force that melts them all away. This can actually come from authentic compassion and idealism (see Bernie Sander's worldview vs. Hillary Clinton's establishment politics) but it can also be outrageous, vicious xenophobia taking over whole populations, as we see with Brexit and Trump winning the nomination. Saturn is in Sagittarius right now -- the sign of religions, belief systems, politics and faith. Neptune is in Pisces, the sign of its rulership, intensifying its dreamy, surreal, delusional nature. At its worst, Neptune symbolizes deceit. If you feel like you're being lied to, you probably are. The first exact square between Saturn-Neptune was November 26th, 2015. (Just a few days before the attack in San Bernadino.) The second was last week: June 17th, a few days after the horrific hate crime/terrorist attack in #Orlando. The third and final aspect comes on September 10th of this year. This is about bubbles bursting, illusions deflating, and massive, cultural projections prevailing until they wash away. Reality will be harder to come by, but by hook or by crook, we have to push through the images being projected onto the proverbial wall -- and also our Facebook walls. This is just as true for the collective/cultural impulse as it is for our personal lives. It is EXTREMELY important to do your due diligence and wade through the morass to get to the facts - and to help your less reality-based friends and families to do the same. You might want to yell and scream and tell them they're stupid (Mars is still retrograde, so we're all ornery) but it's best to be gentle and patient, until they wake up and smell the conspiracy theory. Plus, Jupiter and the North Node/Rahu are in a tight conjunction now creating even more chaos and anxiety, especially as the Moon moves into opposition tomorrow. After Mars goes direct this week (on the 29th) the volatility should wane, at least a bit. But Saturn-Neptune lasts through the summer, so prepare yourself for the reality show to end all reality shows. All the love, Saturn Sisters * NOTE: When we say "blame" the planets, we're just being a bit literary and hyperbolic. Really the transits just show us the energy, and the energy all lives in potential -- it can be transformed by our response and our actions.