“There is virtue in being the low lying, still water some days.”
“Wanting to just live in the surface of the water for a while…”
– Unrelated posts seen on Facebook Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
Tomorrow Venus exactly conjoins Saturn in Scorpio — an aspect we have been feeling build since last week, but which may manifest in a much more concrete form as the two planets align. The duo will also be roughly trine Chiron in Pisces — suggesting that you may encounter challenging emotions with deep, transformative potential, or the feeling of a ‘full stop’ on some issue. You might also feel like you’re having to fit yourself into a rigid mold of some sort.
The idea, however, is to use that container like a diving bell or submarine to get beneath any turbulence.
Much could be said about having a ‘sturdy container’ in which to process feelings; the phrase ‘safe container’ is almost cliché in many spiritual, healing and creative circles.
Clichés evolve for a reason, however — and with the building Pisces Full Moon this week ramping up our emotions and reactivity, you might find yourself appreciating Saturn’s sturdy walls and the ability to set limits on how far certain situations can spin or flow out of control.
Since the Full Moon is conjunct Salacia and square the Galactic Center, the sense of vast waters and vast space could be overwhelming for some; going vertical by diving into emotions rather than trying to dissipate them might prove more productive. Think of being in a submarine during a big storm: the surface waves might toss you around violently. But deep below the surface, all is calm. It might be darker down there, but you carry your own light source.
It’s easier to hear and feel subtle messages and sensations when you’re able to dive into still waters. This is not to suggest that this week will be rough, but many people are sensitive to Full Moons, and this one involves a very emotional sign and a very mental sign. If your more rational thoughts and your emotions are in conflict right now, you might see that manifest in your relationships.
Plus, opportunities for healing aren’t always as comfortable or easeful as we’d like them to be. Chiron is an incredibly useful planet in terms of bringing things to our attention so that we can go about healing them or bringing facets of ourselves into alignment. Sometimes that is challenging, and if we have resisted or ignored Chiron’s nudges in the past, it can feel like some kind of ‘crisis’.
Luckily, the aspect from Chiron to Venus and Saturn is a trine: easy flow. Chiron seems to be greasing the wheels here (or, more appropriately, the gate or sluice, given that Saturn is involved in a water sign) so you can slip beneath the waves once the Venus-Saturn conjunction resolves.
How deep you have to go to get to that “low-lying, still water” may vary. Just keeping diving — we’ll be meeting Salacia, the goddess of calm waters, just as the Full Moon arrives and resolves another possible layer of tension.