Tip of the Week
In astrology planets are not simply perceived as objects out there in space. When symbolically drawn out on a Mandala Map, which is what an astrology chart is, planets can be seen and measured to be archetypes. In turn, archetypes are even more profound and multi-layered than symbols. They are what the symbols point to. Taken as a whole, archetypes constitute the blueprints of existence. They can basically be understood as shapes. A circle, for example, is symbolic of cycles and of spheres and refers to themes of infinity and spirituality, without beginning or end. By examining and defining shapes, the language moves beyond mere objects and enters into psychological and even spiritual principles.
This is difficult to comprehend from the standpoint of purely linear, logical thinking, which requires start and end points. Such thinking can best be illustrated as a two dimensional line, as in the so-called arrow of time.
Neptune is the planet that archetypically refers to mysticism, which refers to states of consciousness and to realities than transcend linear perceptions and conclusions. If a person has Neptune prominently placed in their Natal Chart, they will possess a very imaginative, sensitive, inspired, dreamy and idealistic nature, regardless of what their Sun Sign is. At worst, a prominent Neptune will manifest as unrealistic, flaky, escapist and addicted. The gift of Astrology is that it reveals the prominence of the various archetypes in our character. With awareness we can then consciously integrate, accept and align ourselves with the particulars of our nature.
PS The New Moon on March 11 at 12:51 p.m. PST hosts seven planets in Pisces.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
You will feel the early breeze of spring this week. If it is not the weather this feeling will at least shine through in your actions. As the week progresses you will feel increasing determined. Some of your actions may well be deemed revolutionary. Yet, this will not be entirely the case. In some respects you will be happy to escape any responsibility.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
This week’s New Moon will serve to ignite assertions that have been hidden up to now. Even you may be caught by surprise. These may be directed inward to tackle lingering fears causing hesitation. Working behind the scenes more directly is likely as well. Meanwhile, sharing quality time with friends will bring balance to the overall dynamic.
You are in the mood to take some new leads. You are happy to take it slow but you also want measurable progress. Extra efforts to break free from winter’s inertia may be required. Thinking, wondering and dreaming too much may be an issue of late. As long as you take note and follow through with small steps your confidence levels and momentum will grow.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
A mystical mood is lingering. At worst, you may feel lost, confused and depressed. At best, any melancholy could produce rare and profound insights. Is it possible to experience a heightened state of sensitivity without it producing conflicting waves of emotion? The answer is yes, if you are able to bear witness to your experiences verses getting all wrapped-up in them.
Leo (July 22 – Aug 23)
A powerful purification process occurring at subconscious levels is underway. At worst this is leaving you feeling anxious, insecure and confused. The more able you are to consciously tune-in, allow the process and even cooperate with it, the better. This includes taking extra care and trusting the process. On the flip side this is a summons of your warrior spirit to have courage.
Your vision may seem obscured. You are unable to see yourself or anyone else as clearly as usual. Although this too will pass, it will linger for a while yet. Take solace in realizing that you are not alone. Discussions about it with others having similar experiences may help, as long as you are mutually supportive. Avoid intrigue over imagination, yet acknowledge your feelings.
Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
This delicate cycle that we have entered is directly linked to your health. While this confusing energy pattern will dissolve over the next few weeks for most people, for you it will continue for some time. The key is for you to be extra aware, determined and pro-active towards perpetuating and ideally increasing your overall health levels.
Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
Like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, your strength is on the rise. The past 2-3 years have been extra challenging. But now while many are feeling the weight of current cycles, it stands to feel like flight for you. After coming through a dark night, the future feels brighter than it has for some time. A key to making the most of this time is to exercise a beginners mind and explore new territory.
Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
A steady stream of energy is serving to dissolve old patterns, attitudes and lifestyle rhythms. This cycle of influence will continue for quite some time. A slow yet sure approach to make small, consistent adjustments on a regular basis will help a lot. Clean closets, clear clutter, and break free of indulgences that you simply can no longer afford.
Reflections of what has been and will be are playing on your imagination. Dealing with the past however, may be keeping you at least as busy as working towards the future. Wishing you could feel more confident and focused is likely. This is where looking to the leadership and accomplishments of others can prove helpful, especially now.
Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
A steady climb to greater heights continues. Yet it is not material rewards that you seek most. Your dream is to feel spiritually fulfilled. Self-actualization and loving what you do and feeling purposeful and the conviction that your life has deeper meaning…, are examples. Getting rewarded for it in the material sense as well completes the picture.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The New Moon in Pisces is an extra special one for us all since there will be 7 planets all hovering close to the Sun. This will activate new dreams, intentions and initiatives for you. This may require that you clear the old to make way for the new. Habitual beliefs, perceptions and attitudes may be at least as important as clearing stuff. Spring clean, holistically.
Tags: astrologyHoroscopeMandala MapMichael O'ConnorNeptune
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