Catching a bit of a ride with the current energies building up to the full moon happening this coming Friday. It will be forming a t square between the Moon in Sagittarius, the Sun in Gemini and Mars in Pisces (close to Neptune), all at 15 degrees (so watch out all of you with personal planets in the mid degrees of the mutable signs).
As the lunar nodes have also shifted recently to the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, I expect a lot of intense discussions to be taking place, and considering the apex of a t square as a potential clue to a way out from the dichotomy symbolised by the opposition (between the Sun and Moon in this case), I feel that there is something of the energy of Pisces and Neptune that can help us get out of the impasse. Perhaps transcending truths that are plainly egocentric and not really constructive for others as well as ourselves is one way of interpreting this.
Both Pisces and Neptune at best talks about compassion and the capacity for dissolving boundaries which are necessary for us to understand that ultimately we are all connected. So perhaps something connected with that could help us resolve some of the difficult debates that we are bound to be witnessing, as well as taking part in, this week.
Another thing that comes to mind is any form of artwork could also be of great help now to contain the splits of opinion within and without! Paint, drawing, dancing, writing…
This whole thing reminds me of a small discussion I got myself involved in these days, and made me think as well (again) about the spread of misinformation that we currently can have access to using social media. Freedom of expression can be great and very empowering, but at the same time, there seems to be a lot of people claiming to hold the truth about something which isn’t quite correct.
To be precise, there was an individual claiming to be a professional astrologer who said that: ‘If you have Saturn in a hard aspect in your chart it can and it will definitely make you poor’. I mean, what the fuck? After this post there were lots of comments from scared people, trying to find out if they had that or not in their natal charts.
I usually don’t get myself involved in these online debates, but I couldn’t help and just searched for examples of people with hard aspects from Saturn who happened to be quite rich actually, to respond to that person.
Anyway, my message here is to say that astrology can be a wonderful tool for empowerment and insight but it has to be used wisely. And, at the same time, I strongly feel that it cannot be used divorced from serious commitment to personal work and growth. It’s just too easy to project our life’s traumas and shortcomings into an astrological aspect, star sign or whatever, and then spread misinformation to people around us perpetrating fear and disempowerment.
So remember, if it sounds like fear mongering and simply negative, go and try to find another source or another astrologer to have a consultation from. I am pro different views and techniques and approaches to astrology, but definitely not supportive of astrology done badly and without personal responsibility.
This is so poignant. I did a lecture where one of the attendees said that Capricorn women make bad mothers (I was talking about Marlene Dietrich and her cappy stellium).
As you know I am a Capricorn and I thought about the implications of how this statement could affect any Capricorn woman thinking about having a child.
I also had someone in my astrology community say squares in the natal chart indicate the native is “damaged”. Honestly, please see a therapist and iron out your creases before casting your fear over other people’s charts!
Since starting my journey as an astrologer I have been studying counselling skills and cannot stress how important this personal work is if you are intending to read clients charts for them.
It is a huge responsibility and to make fatalistic and condemning comments like that can really affect a person’s self-belief, self-esteem and as a result, their life choices! How utterly irresponsible.
Love from the angry goat! x haha
Thats brilliant, exactly, our role is to help empowering people, not the other way around!! I wanna catch up with you, really want to hear more about your course as it sounds fascinating and truly important for the kind of work we do!!! xxx