“It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting the high technology from weaponry to livingry.”
Buckminster Fuller, Geodesic Dome inventor and writer of “Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth” (Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Cancer in a grand water trine with Moon in Pisces and the Awakener Uranus in Scorpio)
Jupiter is barely moving after having stationed retrograde in Pisces during the last period and is still emanating intense vibrations coded to magnify whatever it is we’re feeling. The Sun in Cancer is just pulling away from its trine to Jupiter but is yet only a degree away. On June 24, the Full Moon in Capricorn pulls into their alignment, forming a sextile with Jupiter and opposition to the Sun. As the culminating moment of the lunar cycle, full moons often correlate to peak emotional periods and when the “fullness” of the cycle is experienced. This full moon is under a cycle initiated by a powerful Solar Eclipse so may be felt even more strongly as its inertia-busting wake swells. Fortunately, the Sun/Moon connection with Jupiter offers a sense of optimism and opportunity while the Moon in a practical earth sign can keep us responsive to the needs at hand. Capricorn is the sign of the Ram, which in esoteric symbolism represents the “universal essence” and “basis of the world.” The archetypal message is to tune into its skill at discerning the important from the nonessential and remain open to expanding into new territory. Furthermore, the Sun in Cancer reminds us that we have a special place and role to play in the larger scheme of the cosmos. Feeling “at home” with whatever we’re doing will help us feel connected to the greater Whole and our purpose in it.
On June 25, Neptune stations retrograde in Pisces, which means it is also barely moving as the Full Moon unfolds. The modern ruler of Pisces pivoting in the sky within a week of Jupiter, Pisces’ former ruler before Neptune was discovered, suggests a further amplification of feelings and sensitivities to what is happening. But more than that, Pisces teaches us to develop the courage to show up to our life, no matter how painful, disappointing, or unbearable it might seem. It asks us to open our hearts to compassion and love as the healing balm needed to dissolve any thoughts that perpetuate our separation from the spirit. Neptune teaches us to connect to Divine consciousness and experience the powerful force of Love as the essence of what we are.
Yet, because humanity is far from this realization, one effect of these powerful archetypal emanations may be to sensitize us even more to all the unnecessary suffering of the world. Humanity persists in perpetuating great corruption of spirit through acts of hatred, violence, war, crime and unconscionable selfishness, committed by those who most likely have been cruelly treated themselves and programmed to think that is the best way to solve a “problem.” All our fixed beliefs about these things are truly what separates us from spirit. It is clear humanity lacks the necessary intelligence of compassion and imagination to envision a different way of living with greater wisdom and dignity for all spiritual beings having a human experience. Learning how to be in a State of Love is what Neptune in Pisces calls us to do. Let’s hope at these moments when it is so strong that we listen and summon the courage to face these demons of spirit and begin a dialogue of healing our fears and tragic self-loathing.
The second “crisis of consciousness” Saturn/Uranus square of the year that became exact in the last period has barely separated as Mars in Leo pulls into their degree space July 1 to 3. This creates a fixed T-square alignment that has the potential to be agitating or rebellious but can also incite inspired creative action. Mars opposing Saturn in Aquarius suggests a need to find a way to integrate the impulse to act independently while respecting others’ authority. Mars/Saturn contacts can be powerfully productive when we embrace discipline and strategize our use of energy rather than prematurely expend it. Mars in square to Uranus in Taurus intensifies the need to act without constraints from societal norms that appear to suppress one’s individual creativity. The volatile nature of this square could be mitigated by Saturn’s stabilizing influence if the ability to act isn’t snuffed out altogether and progress is allowed to be made. Yet we will need to be mindful of reigning in the Mars impulse to selfishly act out of personal desire rather than acting in service to humanity. Freedom without respecting the rules of the road becomes the wreck of anarchy just as societal structures that do not evolve with changing needs block the creative impulse and stifle self-expression. On July 5, the Sun forming an opening sextile to Uranus reminds us that we have unique gifts to contribute to humanity and how important it is to remain true to that creative spark within.
On July 6, Mercury in Gemini has its third “crisis of action” square with Neptune in Pisces since last May. By now we may understand how this prolonged challenging alignment has taught us the delicate dance between data and dreams, rational thought, and compassion, to strengthen our awareness of the connection between this reality and the mysterious realms beyond. Hopefully now that Mercury is direct, we’ll have had the difficult conversations necessary to confront issues with others or researched further into areas of confusion to gain greater clarity and an acceptance of the reality of what is. But also, hopefully, we gained insight on how to remain compassionate in our communications, with others as well as in our internal dialogues with self. It is mindboggling to consider how much the way we think perpetuates anything but an ability to love ourselves. Even when we feel the surge of love emanating from deep within, we automatically assign it to an object of desire outside ourselves. Mercury/Neptune asks us to compassionately and without judgement observe how we think so we understand how the mind works, often in sabotaging ways. Perhaps it could start with an inquiry into how the mind misinterprets the call to just Be love and turns it into our own romantic passion play. Experiencing the state of love is the doorway to transformation that starts with a total acceptance of self. This is where the movement towards Unity must begin.