One highlight from our alove (I meant to type alive) and living sky is that the Sun is right where Chiron was discovered in 1977. Chiron, the birth of a new era in astrology and astronomy, is a planet related to standing out, raising awareness and gifts of healing. Chiron’s discovery degree acts a lot like Chiron, and we’ve been getting the full effect since the Sun entered Taurus Friday, followed by that vibrant New Moon.
Adding to the fast vibration of the moment is Mercury conjunct Uranus. This is the astrology of a breakthrough in motion, of an idea being born, of the mind seeking freedom. In Aries, add to that a quest for liberation from whatever concept of ‘self’ no longer works: your personality box, your self-definition, whatever you consider to be your ego and your ideas of how that limits you. You might be right up against those limits right now, feeling them strain, feeling the boundary stretch, aware of your imminent release. You might be scared at the thought of what happens when it (whatever ‘it’ is) bursts, or you might have the sensation (magnified to the size of your mind) of wanting to break a blister on your foot, knowing how good it will feel if you do it precisely and gently.
Some who can see onto the energy planes describe a kind of envelope within which the soul exists, when incarnated, which sometimes seems like a bubble. Imagine that bubble can be at a higher pressure than the space around it, and press outward; or that it can be at a lower pressure and be pressed inward, collapsing a little (or a lot). And it can be at equilibrium with the space around it. Given those choices, how do you feel?
The astrology, for what it’s worth, is describing higher pressure inside the membrane than outside, like a balloon. Perhaps visualize a way that you can ease off the interior pressure just a little bit. You may know techniques that work for you — movement, meditation, breathwork, artwork, orgasm — there are many. The astrology is calling for flow, for all of this energy to flow somewhere, though a gentle approach will work best.
The Sun, which you can think of as representing the expressive adult ego, is now about to move into aspect with one planet after the next: it’s just passed a sextile to Neptune. Next is a trine to Mars (Monday) followed by a sextile to Chiron and an trine to Pluto. The planets involved in the upcoming aspects (Mars, Pluto, Chiron) are all of the potent, focused variety; the aspects (sextiles and trines) are the ones that facilitate the flow of energy. Quoting Joe Trusso, the opposite of depression is expression.
Expression will help you tap the energy and also give you nice opportunities to put it to use. If we’re talking about Mars, Pluto and Chiron, use might include the deeper emotional kind of expression or self-exploration. Mars invokes the theme of desire. Chiron wants be comfortable in its individuality and Pluto wants depth and growth.
These are the places to maintain your focus. Ease through conflict before it escalates; return to your central task of guiding your journey from moment to moment. Note your experience. Notice what you know needs to change, what simply must change, and see if you can ease into the flow of precisely that change happening. The rare beauty of this moment exists in potential until each of us, individually, embraces the possibility. Tune into how many are awake to the tangible idea that we can go past fear into something better, not just that we must but that we truly can. Then, prepare to go deeper: lovingly, boldly deeper. First with yourself, then perhaps with someone else.