There is an obsession with having clean hands: not discussing anything controversial, be it what you really think about something in the news, what you really want from, or to do in, your relationships or who you really are in your sexual dimension. This is the illusion of purity — the only kind there is. This is astrology that can get you wet, and dirty, and agitated, and sweaty, and excited and, most of all, INVOLVED.
The Gemini Sun’s conjunction with Jupiter tomorrow at 12:11 am EDT will correspond to a lot coming together at once. This feels like long tributaries flowing into a big river. Eric’s brilliant blog yesterday showed us the headwaters of the river. It’s not just the Sun and Jupiter, the two biggest objects in the solar system converging in one degree. It’s their location at 28+ Gemini.
Sarah Taylor’s Tarot spread for the week continues from last week’s with the Three of Swords at centre once more. We are no longer in the realm of wounding thoughts and the self-imposed psychological barriers that we build around us. We are in heart territory, land of emotions and the unconscious. In this, it seems, we are getting closer to our depths, a place where we are more open to receive something different.
Today’s article is from the “too scary to think about” file. Everything we hear about of any relevance tends to be so overwhelming that one’s nervous system goes into overload. No matter how “normalized” or “commonplace” it may be, living in an environment of ubiquitous surveillance, it’s still a sign of cultural and individual sickness. And it’s never, ever for a friendly purpose…. This is a fundamentally spiritual issue.
The lunar first quarter at 1:24 pm EDT Sunday will find the Virgo Moon square the Gemini Sun. Distinguishing this particular first quarter, but not visibly, the Moon will also be conjunct the asteroid Sisyphus. Given that the authoritative Dane Rudhyar referred to lunar quarter phases as times of crisis, and when you consider Sisyphus is named after a mythical symbol of unrelieved futility, you might feel discouraged. Let us see what we can do about that.
From Len Wallick’s astrology offering, we see Jupiter returns to reflect the center of our celestial neighborhood; it’s an auspicious time for you to reflect as well. As the year of Jupiter in mutable air reaches its last fortnight before ingress to Cancer on June 26, Len asks us, “To whom will the remaining years of your precious life belong? Beyond that, how will you emulate Jupiter by growing into what you must be?”
Eric will be exploring some of the spiritual questions and the ‘meta’ level of last week’s revelation that the National Security Administration has been collecting the phone call records of millions of U.S. citizens, as well as emails and records of Internet use by those in other countries. Also, in tonight’s broadcast, Eric will take a look at the chart of Edward Snowden.
Thoughts create beliefs — a belief being a thought that has been repeated to the point where it isn’t as immediately open to enquiry. It can become entrenched like the grooves of a record, which is only capable of playing the same song, over and over again. If that song is a song of fear, one that drowns out your connection to what lies at the very heart of you and separates you from your Self, then you have a choice.
As part of Saturday’s New Moon festivities, Mars and asteroid Pallas Athene, conjunct in Gemini, are square Neptune in Pisces. Mars square Neptune is a complicated aspect that can have deceptive and self-destructive tendencies. However people born with this aspect can also have a talent for seeing through hypocrisy — George Orwell, author of 1984, stands out among them.