“The Portuguese call it saudade: a longing for something so indefinite as to be indefinable.
Love affairs, miseries of life, the way things were, people already dead, those who left and the ocean that tossed them on the shores of a different land
all things born of the soul that can only be felt.” ― Anthony De Sa
We are moving through changing tides and this week continues to bring revelations and dreams that fertilizes our future.
The Moon is moving towards her first quarter square and we can feel the building momentum of this highly mutable season. Moving through the end of the zodiac, we take stock of our lives, we dream, we fantasize and we hope as the winds of change are blowing.
Can you feel the stirring under your feet, under the Earth? Can you feel the butterflies awakening a sharp longing within you? Like you have been summoned by an invisible force to push beyond your comfort zone and reach for the sublime. Senses are magnified and the sap that runs through your veins is rushing to awaken you. Possessed by a new vision that will revitalize your spirit, can you hear the distant calling of possibilities?
Uranus is now officially in Taurus until 2025, signalling a totally new awareness being birthed.
For the next few weeks, Mercury retrograde in Pisces is creating a sort of timeless space that allows us to sit with our new awareness and even maybe, perceive a glimpse of what is to come. Perhaps, this is an unusual way to look at things for some of you, but the month of March can be very fruitful if you are willing to sit with the new emotions that are arising as they are indicators of things to come.
Mercury retrograde in Pisces can also generate confusion or distort what is in front of you, creating fantasy that would not sustain a long exposure to daylight. Dreams are lingering throughout the day and things could feel unclear or even scattered if you are not use to taking detours. The time for stoic commitments and pragmatism will come soon enough. Take advantage of this next week to bask in the romantic glow of your longings, allow yourself to get lost along the way.
Find inspiration in your day-dreaming as this is where the fire is burning right now, but remember that in the end you will need to discriminate between what was mere fantasy and what was vision.
The biggest event this week happens Thursday night at 21:48 EST with Mercury entering the heart of the Sun. Sitting on the Solar throne, Mercury Cazimi offers revelations and clarity. The Cazimi lasts about 2.5 hours either side of the hour and represent the halfway point in Mercury’s retrograde cycle. Since Mercury squares Jupiter at the time of the Cazimi, the revelations and incoming messages might have something to do with fate and the bigger patterns in your life. This small window can offer solution, answers, revelations and incoming messages that can help you especially in matters of the House where Jupiter rules in your chart.
We are moving through deep and important times right now.
Some things have become too heavy to bear. Sacrifices are taking on a whole new meaning. The burdens we have chosen in the past might not be right for us anymore; freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.
This week, we are basking in the after glow of the Jupiter/Neptune square which was exact Sunday.
The planet Neptune is associated with the desire for transcendence. Jupiter is faith and optimism but also over-inflation.
Think: Cotton-candy clouds, siren calls, romanticism, glamour, rose-coloured glasses, the deep faith that everything will work out, trust at the cost of a more pragmatic approach, over-inflation of dreams and wishes, magic, spirituality, visions and dreams, being aware of synchronicities and omens…✨
At its worst this aspect can correlate with a strong divine discontent, reality not meeting the expectations we have for ourselves and our specialness or just not seeing reality for what it really is. There can be a tendency for denial, bad choices and ignoring painful truths…
Neptune is often associated with drugs, alcool and substance abuse or getting involved in relationship scenarios where you idealize the person as oppose to seeing who they truly are.
Jupiter square Neptune this year, will be super good for artists, magician and witches as it can be a time of heightened inspirations and cosmic downloads…🔮
Neptune is like an exit door into a fantastical world that has no bottom and Jupiter will come to amplify that.
Something to keep in mind this year as there will be 3 Jupiter-Neptune squares aspect that will colour 2019.
Are you under the influence?
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?
Depending on your natal chart, you might be picking up on the other big vibe of the moment which is ALL of the heavy-handed action happening in Capricorn. (Saturn, Mercury, Pluto, Sun and South Node in Capricorn)
The sign of Capricorn with its ruler Saturn at home means that we might be hyper conscious of:
Time, time passing, getting older, limitations, responsibilities and obligations, the process of aging (think of that FB trend over the weekend).
There can also be a sort of ”status anxiety” and fears around money, authority, superiority/inferiority complex.
Our society puts a strong emphasis on material success. However, we are now in the midst of sweeping changes in regards to materialism and what it means to ‘’make it in the world’’ and be ‘’secure’’.
People are coming to the realization that consumerism and the capitalist model is destroying life in Earth. That perhaps, a big house, a secure job and 2 cars in the driveway is more of a burden than anything else. It is also creating a lot of anxiety as we adjust to this new awareness.
The deep stirrings of Pluto transiting through Capricorn is removing the false ideas we have about success.
Dissatisfaction will continue to grow louder as we approach the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 2020.
While this unsustainable system continues to crumble, it is important to remain aware, that the best inversement you can make is towards your health and strength.
Be pragmatic about what is possible for you this year and start working towards your goals whatever they might be.
Throw your fears of inadequacy into the garbage and stop comparing yourself or competing with others. Root down from within.
FULL MOON IN LEO
On Sunday, the Sun enters the sign of Aquarius and less than 24 hours later we have a FULL MOON at 0º LEO/LUNAR ECLIPSE which is the last one on the Leo/Aquarius axis.
For people with important planets in either Aquarius or Leo, the last 2 years might of brought some important changes and now this is sort of like a culmination of that process coming to a close.
2019 in so many ways is the beginning of a totally NEW ERA and this will become apparent as we progress through the year.
THERE IS NO TURNING BACK so keep moving forward, keep hustling and stay true to yourself!
I have a golden cup overflowing with possibilities.
It’s all in the vision
I’m aiming high with a long-range mission
Hubris is possible
Playing the dice
Out of my window I see good ol’ practical me. Pacing and worrying about the small details.
Defying the Gods
Making spell-ing mistakes
When I woke up this morning, it dawn on me: What a strange feeling it is to be alive!
Why waste any time being serious when I can experience each moment in it’s full potentiality?
I don’t want to believe in the fascism of the mind.
I don’t want to put limits with language and words.
I want to break the walls that were built with fears.
And ride my horse into the sunset.
♃ Laying down with Jupiter ♃
It all kicked in a couple of nights ago, when I came back from three weeks of travel all over the continent. People have been so kind to me, I was given more than I asked for, and many times my cup overflowed. I found joy in new places and it has been a time of excessive abundance and over the top opportunities. I originally had plan to travel for educational purposes but the four-day trip became a three-week adventure and I just went with it.
(See Jupiter transit to the 9th house)
In order to worship Jupiter, I want to spend sometime with him right here today, Thursday, Jeudi… Jupiter’s day.
Let’s start at the beginning.
♃ Jupiter the Big Dude on Campus ♃
Zeus, supreme sky-god of the Greeks and son of Kronos is most often associated with Jupiter. The name Jupiter comes from the original diu-pater meaning something like ‘day/sky-father’ and is to a large extent a merging of provincial Gods from the Roman Empire. In myth, Zeus and Jupiter are equated.
As the Roman Empire expanded, his warlike functions were more and more extolled. He was invoked before any military actions, and portions of war booty were given to him.
His shrines were to be found on mountain top where he reign over all things. Clouds, rain, wind, thunder, lightning, honor, justice, riches and light.
Jupiter : The Smiter, Best and Greatest, Stayer, Lord of the Heavens, the Big Dude on Campus.
♃ Jupiter in Astrology ♃
Jupiter is most often associated with success and luck, the wish for growth and expansion and therefore connects broadly with the 9th house of travels, higher education and religion. He is the traditional ruler of Pisces and has rulership over the sign of Sagittarius.
Jupiter can manifest as an incredible restlessness and the need for new horizon and experiences. There can also be a difficulty with commitment and a lack of focus since the vision is on the big picture.
Where ever Jupiter is in your birth chart or by transits, will be the area of life where you are willing to gamble. When we feel surefooted and in command, new horizons open up.
“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”― Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss Explorer – Jupiter and Mars in Sagittarius.
In Vedic astrology the planet Jupiter is sometime called Guru. He dispels darkness and ignorance, and fills one with wisdom and faith. Any profession connected to religion, preaching, priestly professions come under domain of Jupiter.
People with a strong Jupiterian signature in their birth chart will often be enthusiastic and over the top. The adjective “jovial” originally described those born under the planet Jupiter (reputed to be jolly, optimistic, and buoyant in temperament) and if or when overdone the person with strong Jupiterian tendencies can become arrogant and excessive, over rating their qualities or abilities. What was once charisma and optimism turns in to megalomania. What was generosity and benevolence becomes delusions of grandeur.
“I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that’s living or breathing is number two.” –Kanye West, Sun-Jupiter conjunction.
How we experience ambition, faith and trust is indicated in part by Jupiter in the birth chart. Jupiter in Sagittarius might have an unquechable thirst to venture into new territory and put itself at risk while Jupiter in Virgo will calculate carefully the odds of success and failure before launching. A square to the natal Sun will give the desire to climb mountains and perhaps make the native overly ambitious. Jupiter’s influence is not always positive. I once had a client with a Moon-Jupiter conjunction who struggles with weight and overeating. The Moon symbolizing how we fulfill our security needs and our nurturing urge and Jupiter expanding those needs can be a disastrous combination.
♄ Saturn, Jupiter’s counter part ♄
It is an amazing thing to be imbued with optimism and faith. Having the courage to believe in ourselves and set out to fulfill our dreams. A good dose of Saturn realism helps in grounding the visions. Somewhere between extreme austerity (Saturn) and gambling all of your life savings (Jupiter) is the middle path towards tangible results. ‘‘Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” writes Roman philosopher Seneca.
♃ Tangible Juju ♃
What is luck if nothing more than the willingness to put yourself out there and try? Is there such a thing as chance? What if it has something to do with the willingness to seize opportunities when they present themselves? Even if they don’t seem to fit the vision we had, trusting the process that it will turn out into something good. Belief plays a big role in what we will accept into our life. Part superstition, part conditioning, we only get what we think we deserve.
So if you find yourself full of cynicism and lacking vision, pay attention to what Jupiter is doing in your chart. How do you relate to new experiences in your life? What kind of relationship do you have with trust?