February has been an interesting month for me so far.
The latest journey (Im realising more and more that there is always a journey within a journey within a journey…), the one connected with this month’s unfoldment, has been very much related with astrological work and symbolism for me.
I’ve had around 12 clients this year and the more I work with astrology the more it mesmerises me as something that is totally alive and mysterious.
What is behind the astrological symbolism communicating with us? Who is IT, or even, is there a who? The universe? The cosmos? God? I have no answer. And yet every single time, I feel something grand happens when Im reading a horoscope, and the connections that I can make afterwards also.
In the book ‘Cosmic Loom’ Dennis Elwell says:
‘For the non-mathematician 196 and 2744 seem unconnected, since they have not a single digit in common, but the mathematician recognises them as the square and cube of the same number. So there is a language of mathematics whereby hidden relationships are revealed, and there is a language of astrology which connects things that might seem unconnected’ (pp. 10 – 11).
I really like that he uses mathematics as an example to explain the hidden language encoded in astrological symbolism as well.
Symbols are a wonderful and elusive thing at the same time.
It never ceases to surprise me and I’m inclined to give it space to communicate rather than rush into putting it inside interpretative boxes.
Out of these 12 clients that I’ve mentioned above, more than half are currently dealing with a Pluto transit/progression to natal Venus/Moon, and my Solar Arc Venus has just conjoined my natal Pluto a few months ago. There is something about this archetypal union between the feminine and Pluto, the God of the underworld, that has been trying to communicate with me. I feel honoured that with each one of my clients I had the opportunity to explore a different dimension of this combination, in a different context, with a different life story.
Im in awe.
“Who is IT, or even, is there a who? The universe? The cosmos? God? I have no answer. And yet every single time, I feel something grand happens when Im reading a horoscope, and the connections that I can make afterwards also.” — Some folks, myself included, believe there’s no hope for the planet until we Reanimate it, recognizing that every particle and wave of it is a Conscious Entity on some level, some very minute of course, but none lesser than a Human Entity.
The Heart and the Brain were arguing one day over who was more important, each asserting that no Human could Live without them. Then the Colon walked in, saying “Hi Kids, What’s up?”
So IT is unknown and perhaps unknowable, at least from our current Perspective. But even as our Perspective Grows we recognize that a Larger Unknowable is behind what has become Known. So give IT a Name, and talk to IT as if it was a friend. IT may answer directly – wouldn’t that be a Gift! Or IT may continue to indirectly answer your unspoken Wonderings – also a Gift, and one that you’re Celebrating, which is fabulous!
Lovely post, Fernanda – your description of clients bringing your own archetypal stuff to you via their current issues, very much resonates with me, and fits with the experience of other astrologers I know and probably many I don’t know.
Coming across a stunning overlap between my two most influential grandparents’ progressed charts to my birth – both their prog Ascs and MCs were the same as mine on the day and time I was born – I remember once writing that I felt ‘…as though I’d been touched by the wing of a great Mystery…’
It was awesome – in the non-trivialised sense of the word. So I understand your feeling.
Yes, so often the clients come with the problems we need to solve for ourselves. (I’m not a professional astrologer, but I see this as a massage therapist always!)