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There are always going to be some rare days when it feels like the sky is falling. Of course this can take many forms. If you are sensitive to astrological shifts, meaning you have a more refined state of consciousness, then there might be one or two days per year when the majority of transiting planets are making aspects in your chart.
This is why it is good to have a good support network. As the saying goes, “No man is an island.” No woman is either for that matter, although they are typically better at nurturing supportive relationships. Why do I say this? Because there might not be that many tough aspects in the sky in general, and yet, it will feel like the gods have all ganged up to bring you enormous challenges. So your neighbors and friends might be fine, but you are either secretly or not so secretly suffering internally.
Now why would I write about this topic today? Tangentially… Some people say that the frequency of the planet is becoming more amplified, and I think I agree with that statement. However, as I become more conscious, more present and more aware, maybe it is me that is changing and not the energies around our beautiful planet. I can’t say for certain. But whatever is going on, the last few days of September were doozies for me. I will first describe what was happening in my chart.
Transiting Sun / Pluto / Uranus all involved in a transiting T-square with my Mercury in Aries (kidney depletion, potential headaches, a tendency to want to be done with a project or activity as soon as I start – and wanting to jump onto the next). Then the Transiting Moon / Mars were squaring my Na. Uranus with Venus conjunct it – no I did not start any bizarre or unusual love affairs, but did have some unusual attraction energy going on. This was happening with Jupiter squaring my Hades Moon – Moon / Pluto conjunction (I have been feeling a little invulnerable as of late, thinking I can take on enormous projects with ease, leading to further depletion and subsequent collapse) AND Transiting Saturn (Tr. Chiron was also in this mix) was trine my Mars amping up my desire to get a job and work many many long hours at it! For one day there, only two transiting planets – Neptune and Mercury were wandering free from close aspects with my Natal Chart.
Oh, and my secondary progressed chart is quieter than the Transit chart, but there are still some challenging aspects (Pr. Mars conjunct Mercury, Pr. Mercury just re-entered Aries, Pr. Sun is close to squaring Na. Jupiter, etc). Long story short, it took all the skills I possessed, along with some self-care tools (literally physical tools) to quiet my mind and heart down. For an hour or two, I felt as if my body could no longer contain my energy (Moon / Mars square Uranus). I wanted to be out running a marathon, even though I haven’t run more than a mile in years…
It is times like these that having an authentic spiritual practice helps. From my meditation experience, I knew that “this too shall pass.” Even though it felt like I could nearly fly with all the unrestrained energy, praying to my authentic spiritual teachers helped, along with pulling on a Development Needs Meeting Strategy reciprocal tension bar which helps to move energy through the body (specifically good for shifting anger and frustration).
That day was a good reminder that while I have come a little ways in my spiritual practice, I have not even begun to cross the Great Ocean of suffering and confusion. So it is / was good motivation to do more practice while at the same time being kind to myself and being alert to potential ways in which I might use my spiritual practices as a way of self-punishment or being tough on myself in general. I survived that difficult day, but like I said, I had a very frustrating couple of hours (to put it lightly).
Maybe it helps to have a good book to immerse yourself in, and I mean really immerse yourself. 🙂 Because sometimes the best we can do is to just get out of the way [of negative karma ripening (and at least prevent those karmic conditions from arising)].
It is also at times like these that having a qualified astrologer around can help. Perhaps they would have mentioned that day ahead of time so you know to duck, or scheduling an interpretation with them will bring clarity about what was going on during that crazy day. 🙂 But please know that if you practice virtuous behavior and try to be kind to as many people as possible (including yourself!), then you are shifting toward an optimistic paradigm and you are purifying negative karma by doing so. Yay! One right step at a time.
Thanks for reading. I hope this was not terribly confusing!
P.S. As a side note – this is one example of how we can have difficult aspects involving the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) but only feel the difficulty when the Sun and / or Moon and / or Mars get involved. As I mention to clients, I say that the challenging Uranus aspect (say Uranus square Mercury for instance) opens the window for difficult days, but it neither predicts nor guarantees it. And actually, that is why it is good to have a qualified astrologer – because they will judge from your history how present and future aspects will unfold. The challenging days are when the Sun and Moon get involved (most often with the Full Moon or New Moon falling on a Natal planet or aspect) and the energy is certainly amplified when Mars is also involved.
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