Last updated on January 21, 2017
The Salon for Astrological Discourse will meet again this month. Here’s the chart.… You don’t have to be an accomplished astrologer to see the stellium in Pisces. Soon, Mars and Venus will move into Aries and the energy will change, again, dramatically. But for now, Chiron sits between them, and I see an opportunity here.
Regardless of what side of the political, social, economic, educational, or religious fence you’re on, our differences continue to devolve down to the lowest common denominator which is our gender differences, and our differing definitions of what that means. Are there still just 2 kinds of people in the world, as Barbra sang so many years ago in the song People? Male? Female? In a book by Leonard Schlain he wrote about how our language and our social systems have all evolved around the basic theme of man vs woman, and we know that we are now witnessing the death throes of the Patriarchy….. Anyway, Chiron between Mars/Venus reminds me of this ‘wound’ and depending on your particular state of consciousness, belief system, or recovery from damaging relationbships, one could actually use this time towards mending fences in whatever Piscean way suits you.
In the years running up to 2012, I was reading a lot regarding ancient calendars particularly the Mayan one. It took some study and discussion with teachers before I felt I understood the metaphysics and astrological patterns that were driving this significant shift in our energy field and what all that meant. I closely followed the transits of Chiron during that time and you can read some of those posts here, in reverse chronological order. Today, in 2017, in hindsight, it’s easy to see how the symbolism has manifested in this new reality we all find ourselves living in.
Neptune will remain in Pisces long after the others have moved on. It’s way out there so each degree it moves into opens up new pathways, so to speak. Today as I write this Neptune is nearly complete with the 11th degree, and according to the Sabian Symbols this degree represents:
MEN TRAVELING A NARROW PATH, SEEKING ILLUMINATION. The keynote reads: The capacity inherent in every individual to seek at whatever cost entrance to to a transcendent realm of reality. It refers to the eternal symbol of the Path of Discipleship. the Path is always open to the pure in heart, the mentally aware, the conpueror of emotions and the spiritually self-mobilized.
Marc Edmund Jones, 10/1/1888 – 3/8/1980, was the astrologer who ‘created’ the Sabian Symbols, and he taught that astrology “properly used” can help people see more clearly their own tendencies. Once seen, we can then apply our free will to adjust, modify, change, or ignore what has been seen. Our evolutionary engine depends on our ability to learn & grow in this fashion.
Anyway, it’s easy to see how our Salon can dig into some of this material and I look forward to hearing many voices.
…..more later. Check out this winter’s Inquire Within© intensive. We’ll be delving into all this experientially, and more.