April 2nd was the strongest solar flare of this 11 year solar peak cycle
occurred. This blast increases the emotional, energetic and psychic ante of
virtually everything in life. As we watch the United States and China do a
combination between a two step and a tango regarding the spy plane incident
near China, take notes. The initial response of the US to keep ships in the
area, then withdraw them offers the image of back off from first response -
at least one intelligent move in a difficult scenario. For yourself, go for
repose, regrouping and recollection. Personally, find your spirit's way back
into your body, redefine your soul felt energy and deal with life above and
beyond the level of raw emotional reactions and fear based projections. Then
all goes well.
Meanwhile, the solidity, security seeking Saturn now ranges through the last
degrees of Taurus on it's way to Gemini (entering the Twins' domain again on
April 20th). As Saturn conducts the last Taurean movement for over
twenty-nine years, he passes by the powerful stars of the asterism, "The
Pleiades," a subset star grouping of the constellation Taurus.
The Pleiades woefully and more commonly bear the reputation as the seven
weeping sisters. In other traditions, this cluster can also be seen as seven
brothers. But to offset the feared emotion of grief consider (means with the
stars) that in the Cheyenne tradition, to shamanize means literally, "to be
in the condition of seven." This condition also denotes inhaling spirits for
healing, conducting ceremonies by fires and generally using spiritual
assistance to heal. Any asterism or constellation containing seven stars
(such as the Little Dipper, Big Dipper and Pleiades) symbolizes this
Given the less than dubious grief reputation of the seven stars, the
mustering of shamanic forces to invoke a healing of completion, might be just
what the doctor (the process of shamanic healing is often called "doctoring")
ordered. Currently, the collective embraces, willingly or otherwise, this
symbolism. It is time to let go, once and for all (as in there is no day like
today), of any negative thought, memory, psychic wound, emotional trauma,
regret, misgiving or whatever that does not fill your spirit with good.
Sounds good. Sounds difficult.
For some folks this is difficult. For others it is easy. Typically the
Pleiadian push is for an emotional release and a powerful catharsis. Perhaps
some assistance might be necessary. It is a better thing to seek out a
facilitator, healer, medicine doctor to get the ball rolling. Otherwise, life
circumstances and life players inadvertently help you get the healing
initiated. These people push you, power trip you, guilt trip you and just
plain agitate you. So do the conditions of life. It might appear that the
issue involves only the present scenario. Be assured, this stimulation only
activates other forces, long forgotten or unconsciously repressed. Denied
factors surface yet again for undeniable attention.
It probably feels like regrets cloud your present perceptions. The probably
do. These tossed in with a good measure of any feeling of lost opportunity
would be well shed. Whether the issue appears as a lack of a professional
pursuit, love lost (or never pursued), ignored knowledge or shunted
creativity, removing the emotional concern clears the air for the pursuits of
now and the immediate future. This would all be a very good thing.
On a simpler level, even clearing the clutter of mementos of difficult times,
badges of courage for endured negativity or just plain throwing away old
clothes, pictures and attachments, the cleansing proceeds. Like it or not,
this is the nature of the time. And the time supports and encourages your
Soon Saturn joins Jupiter in mentally stimulating, thought provoking Gemini.
Should you be nice and clear, the new information pulling into your personal
port will be welcome. Should you not be clear, the new input feels
overwhelming, taxing and generally confusing. And the important idea to hold
in mind is that a choice must be made. Short term release in the interest of
long term relief - what a concept! Guess at this point it's up to you.
2001-2014, Philip Sedgwick, All Rights Reserved
Philip Sedgwick is on the faculty at the Annual NORWAC in Seattle. He is also the author of books, 'The Sun at the Center' and The
Astrology of Deep Space.'
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