2016. As above, so below, or is it?
The most overriding influence this year is the transit that began in 2015. Saturn in a Last Quarter Square to Neptune. Even though the next peak is not until June, the influence of Saturn is long term. This year’s theme: reality versus alternate reality.
Do the images we see match the truth of what is going on? It’s the Conspiracy Tango. Well, that is how it feels to me when Saturn and Neptune dance. This is a Last Quarter Square, so the partnership is tense. The two might want to break up, because the reality for each is perceived so differently.
Saturn, as Mark Jones writes in his latest book, Heal the Soul, can represent the Super Ego, which carries the conditioning of family, culture and community. The Super Ego can be a hard task master, when we don’t live up to its rules.
Jeffrey Wolfe Green, correlates Neptune to Consciousness, in his latest book, The Structure of the Soul. As Jeffrey might say, we can’t open up the brain and see consciousness. So, how is ‘consciousness’ defined? Anywhere from “breathing” to “Awakened” with a capital A. Saturn may attempt a definition; however, it is necessarily clouded in conditioning of the culture.
I’m writing a bit of convoluted astrology with no resolution or ending. In a way, it is on purpose, because who can predict the outcome of this transit or the year? In the end the perception depends on both consciousness and conditioning. We can swing from illusion to practicality. If we only look to external references, we may be persuaded to believe what is not true.
I’m reminded of the Who’s “I won’t be Fooled Again.” 2016. A year to stay alert and question what you think you see or who you think you are.
Big Picture: Practice mind concentration techniques so when the timing is right, true visions will be perceived, retained and understood.
January 5. Mercury Retrograde
January 7. Jupiter Retrograde
January 9. Capricorn New Moon
January 23. Leo Full Moon Leo
January 25. Mercury Direct
The year starts with the Messenger, Mercury, slowing down, slow slow, to turn Retrograde on the 5th.
Over the years of writing about Mercury Retrograde, I hope I have learned to tone down the fear factor. The more we relax into natural flow rather than artificially made schedules and constructs, Mercury Retrogrades, stops being worrisome. Instead, we review, reflect, take care of loose ends and details, plan for software upgrades. We might meet with people from the past. And, we don’t go out of our way to sign contracts.
There are four Mercury retrogrades in 2016. How about that?
January’s Mercury retrograde starts in Aquarius and ends up in Capricorn having made contact with Uranus and Pluto three times. (The first was December 20, 2015.) Likely they will include another set of those messages to remind us about the profound evolutionary journey we are on during this era.
Mercury correlates to the mind and linear thinking. Jupiter, also changing direction in January, represents intuition, and right brained thinking. It is Stationary Retrograde on the 7th.
A highlight of January is the Moon’s North Node conjoining Jupiter at the end of the month. Here is a portal of vision into our destiny where Virgo falls in our own birth maps.
Preview to February
Big picture. Check into your heart of hearts for awareness of over or under-doing and how that affects your response to life on a daily basis. Watch for guilt and victim thinking, replace with three cups of compassion and three cups of self-acceptance.
Preview to March
Big picture: Living in balance takes discipline and commitment. Over time, wisdom and intuition develop.
Preview to April
Big Picture: Accept that life doesn’t always go our way. It’s not personal.
Preview to May
Big Picture: Practicality is necessary to manifest Vision and set the course for the long term.
Preview to June
Big Picture: Don’t believe everything you are told. Review with a critical mind.
Preview to July
Big Picture: Presence with a big ‘P’ defends against resistance to change.
Preview to August
Big Picture: Review February’s big picture.
Preview to September
Big Picture: Offer a service or new skill for the benefit of others.
Preview to October
Big picture: Choosing the past or the future requires commitment and perseverance.
Preview to November
Big picture: “When you forgive, you in no way change the past, you sure do change the future.” Bernard Meltzer”
Preview to December
Big picture: Manifest your own personal inner revolution. You are supported.Share, please and thank you.