“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
― Joseph Campbell
Neptune Stations Direct on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017.
Neptune stations are infamous for blurring our perception and turning us into space-cadets. We may feel spacey, groggy, sleepy or confused, and as untethered as we are, emotions will have unlimited range ─ and that could spell trouble for some of us... at least, at first.
Over the past month, Pandora's box has been opened, releasing secrets into the world regarding sexual misconduct, initiating an unraveling of magnificent proportion. Women (and men) have been unpacking a history of trauma, violation and shame on a personal and collective level, stemming back to the very roots of patriarchal conditioning. We are going deep and we are determined to heal.
For many of us, the thing that we shoved down inside us to deal with later is now bubbling up to the surface.
The shadow's emergence is reflected by Jupiter's transit through Scorpio, serving as a magnifying glass into our psyche. Neptune's station trines Jupiter in Scorpio, further enlarging these feelings.
This past weekend's New Moon in Scorpio doubled down on our ability to see our subconscious and unconscious operations. Scorpio rules our primal urges and instincts that are not easily tamed by the conscious mind. And with a rough square from Mars and Pluto, feelings such as anger, aggression, viciousness, and competition were obvious side effects. Conversely, I witnessed great strides in healing this week.
Neptune's ability to highlight the subjective experience
may HELP US to understand our feelings and reactions
that have been coming up.
Allow the spaciness. You don't HAVE to been anything right now. Get in touch with these feelings.
Float, listen to music, encourage introspection with evocative films, artwork and poetry. This is an excellent time to really pay attention to your dreams, as they can be extra vivid at this time; stay with them upon waking. What was the message? Who/what did you see? Look it up in your dream dictionary.
Use this week to gain greater insight of your own psyche. The only thing you have to do is allow.
What feelings have been coming up for me?
For me, it's been anger ─ I've been unusually reactive to small things! So now I'm exploring why.
I've noticed people posting things like “this isn’t usually me… I can usually move past this, but today I can’t…”
For the time being, our conscious mind has taken more of a backseat, allowing our subsoncsous and unconsciuous to have their say. Perhaps it's healthy for them to speak aloud sometimes, instead of constantly running in the background beyond our immediate awareness. When you can identify these feelings, then you've found your gift.
The good news is that we are moving forward.
Neptune stations direct, but before we actually begin to move forward, we may first feel stuck, even hopeless. This is where our feelings can deceive us. Neptune is the master of illusion, so the shadow monsters may seem humongous.
If this is you, remember that YOU'VE GOT THIS. Surround yourself with your support system, and most importantly have compassion for yourself. Neptune always enhances our empathy for ourselves and others. On a positive end, Neptune offers us an ideal to strive toward; we are given the capacity to serve, surrender, and sacrifice. Neptune gives us HOPE.
So no matter how you are feeling, use this period to go deeper within to gain more insight on your own psyche. To see, is the gift. Use any muck as fertilizer to grow a healing vision for the world, so that we may relinquish our discontent. Together we can.
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson
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Catherine Urban, Astrologer
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