At the stroke of midnight tonight 2013 will be history. Nevertheless, the astrology of the year now waning with the Moon will continue for and through you into 2014. For you and the rest of the us, planets outside the solar system’s main asteroid belt (most notably Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) will continue a uniquely concurrent combination of configurations to define our era as unlike any other, anticipating perpetuity in the process.
Through you and your experience, celestial patterns of 2013 not soon to repeat will become part of the continuum of history. Participation in the historical process will in turn strongly imply something about your own continuity as part of the universe.
Just as it was in the year now passing, and just as it was the year before, the big picture for astrology in 2014 will be the continuum of cardinal squares from Uranus to Pluto.
Now nearly halfway through a predictably tempestuous seven-year traversal of energetic Aries, Uranus is keeping things interesting. Granted, the proverb of “interesting times” as a curse has touched all of us over the past couple years, leaving serious bruises and painful scars. Nevertheless, it’s not making light of such wounds to say that Uranus will contribute significantly to make 2014 boring only for those not paying attention. It will not always be that way, and those in generations to come may well envy the dynamic (if dangerous) alternator that galvanizing Uranus is to glacial Pluto.
Pluto’s very slow apparent motion around the zodiac (about two and a half centuries for one circuit of all 12 signs) makes it rather glacial in how it expresses for, and through, you. With such nature comes the irresistible force of what is inevitable. With the glimpse of what is (and is not) inevitable that experience with Pluto provides, comes in turn a connection to historical and cosmic cycles that transcend your physical existence — even though your every moment plays a crucial role in the longest periodicities and largest manifestations.
That’s because you and others like you have free will, unlike the planets, or the seasons, or indeed many other beings. With such nature comes the phenomenon of cause and effect. Cause and effect is how, with your every moment, you perturb the continuum of all things, making interesting (if dangerous) and inevitable things come to pass.
Similarly, through you, the parts of the astrology that will not soon repeat after 2013 will perpetuate. Through the perpetuation of your experience, you may further your personal evolution, and the evolution of our kind so as to make the most of every moment.
Foremost among the astrological phenomena of 2013 that will not soon repeat is how Mercury spent half the year moving exclusively through water signs.
Mercury is nothing if not versatile in how it expresses on Earth. One thing not abundant in Mercury’s character, however, is the emotional, intuitive nature of elemental water. Three retrogrades — first entirely through Pisces, then Cancer, and finally Scorpio — implied how two diverse parts of your nature (symbolically represented by how the two hemispheres of your brain diverge in their proficiencies) were compelled not only to coexist, but to merge and even marry.
You may not know or feel it now, but on some level that marriage of thinking and feeling did take place for you in 2013. You will carry the experience into 2014, and your experience will find a more expansive, defining and creative continuation through a grand water trine without precedent in modern history.
It started before 2013 when creative Neptune moved home to mutable Pisces for the first time in a century and a half. Then, defining Saturn made its way into fixed Scorpio. Both completing the water circuit, and connecting it to the cardinal square from Uranus to Pluto, was expansive Jupiter — entering cardinal Cancer about 5 months ago. Now, for another 7 months or so (until Jupiter leaves for Leo on July 16, 2014) the unprecedented flowing water circuit will continue.
You can go back centuries upon centuries until the records become iffy and not find any match in either configuration or longevity for this particular arrangement of Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Such lack of precedence, combined with the long cyclical periods of the three planets involved, indicates a corollary never before experienced by our kind. For that corollary to coalesce into a never-before-seen reality of warm, living heart and cold, human history, a baton must be passed. That’s how 2013 will continue into 2014 for you.
It is as if Mercury has passed the baton to you. It is as if you are now the mythic messenger. The message is your experience during this past year. Astrology indicates there is something vital in your experience of 2013, something essential to those yet unborn. For what has happened to you during this past year is not destined to be forgotten, not fated to oblivion, but amenable to continuation through cycles longer than your physical existence.
So run the race of 2014 knowing that it’s about more than you. Run the race as if you have a role to play in the destiny and fate of the Earth, its beings, and the universe itself, because you do. If there is anything to astrology, 2014 will be the year some of us evolve to realize and accept the role of a purposeful and conscious agent of continuation as well as perturbation.
Run to be among those who so evolve and, in a way perhaps unprecedented, your own continuation will likewise be assured. Happy New Year to all, and to all a good run.
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