Curious that both Daniel and Michael focused on Letting Go of our old baggage today. Daniel…
“What we really want you to recognize is that you created something in your past that was meant to serve you in some way, and until you see it that way, it cannot. You cannot receive the benefit of what you have created until you accept that you created it and that you created it for a very specific reason. The reason is always that you have something to gain from the experience.“
And Michael (2 April “365 Steps” email, http://int.michaelroads.org/ )…
“With the mind full of the detritus of life, it can literally ferment, causing a type of mental inebriation. This is the person who, addicted to thinking, is regurgitating continually their endless negative mental clutter. When we surrender the mind, discarding our burden of thought, letting go all attachment to our thoughts, to the ‘rights and wrongs’ of the ‘this and that’ of life, we become mindless. It is quite a paradox when you consider that we need to be mindless to be more mindful!”
And the emphasis on Expanding beyond Limitation of the last few days – we wouldn’t normally see either of these as particularly Saturnian, though it makes total sense that they would be The Most Important Thing in this day and age.
Well, as is often the case, turns out there are good astological correlates. What a coincidence! Among other things, there are two Sign Changes, and a budding Initiation, that are all very relevant.
First, at 4pm PDT on 31 March, asteroid Atropos moved out of Gemini and into Cancer. Atropos, which symbolizes Endings, has been anchoring one corner of the long-standing and now broken Golden Rectangle that we’ve been discussing for a long while, and which has provided the nest for our profound Yin Gates.
Gemini is good at Letting Go, but it has a short Attention Span; it’s just as likely to Grab It Back as it is to Let It Go permanently. Letting Go is incidental to Gemini. It’s primary job is to Disassemble a new Creation in order to find what is and isn’t working and what could be improved. If the Creation stops working or fails to improve when Gemini Lets Go of a part, Gemini will Put It Back and move on to the next part.
Cancer on the other hand has a definite exogenous Purpose – Nurturing. So it doesn’t matter if a part of our Creation works (to prop up an obsolete Identity for instance!) or not; if it doesn’t Nurture, Out It Goes. That explains a lot of the background for Daniel’s and Michael’s readings.
Second, at 12am PDT on 1 April, asteroid Moira left Pisces and entered Aries. Moira is about “Fate” – that which follows us faithfully till we Get Conscious about it so we can exercise Choice about whether or not we want to keep it and when we might want to use or disuse it. Pisces is about Finishing Emotional Business. And Aries is about Intuitively Creating a New Endeavor.
That makes it glaringly obvious that Holding On to what doesn’t work is just silly. Who needs it! Aries is completely non-intellectual about its Creation. Aries has a quick mind, but it won’t have any idea what it’s Building till five years later. It’s all seat-of-the-pants.
So Moira entering Aries will make us much more Willing to Accept the Unknown. Normally we reject what we don’t Understand, but here we’ll be very Willing to walk undefended into unknown territory, and very Willing to drop our Defenses to do it.
And third, at 6am on 3 April, dwarf planet Chaos Initiates asteroid Veritas. Chaos represents the Zero Point Field, or Unlimited Potential. And Veritas means Truth. So while previously we shied away from the relative Freedom of our Forbidden Genius because we Feared the Unknown, now we’ll understand the Truth of our Limitlessness, and recognize our former Limits as the Fake News that they were.
The Initiation occurs at 21 Gemini, “A tumultuous labor demonstration.” This is a 64-month Cycle, so for the next five years we can expect those parts of our Selves that actually do the work – our Identities – to revolt against low wages (Lack of Self-Love), poor working conditions (unnecessary Limitation), and the absence of Respect and Safety (Self-Criticism).