The Sun joins near-Earth asteroids Eros and Cuno in the first degree of Pisces at 7:01 am EST Monday. The mutable water of Pisces is where the zodiac winds up in both senses of the term. It is like the sea where all rivers end. It’s also analogous to the spring at the heart of an old-fashioned watch.
The initial solar conjunction to Eros and Cuno, and the major stellium further into Pisces, works for both interpretations.
Neptune, Chiron, Mars and Mercury have already wound up in the ultimate sign. That’s a lot of energy in one modality. If the Sun’s ingress does not induce overload (or overflow), its first encounters should provide valuable hints about its remaining time in Pisces.
Cuno will the first encounter, though not by much. It’s not an A-list asteroid for most astrologers, but it winds up on the scene of meaningful solar events more than many of its counterparts of only nominal cachet. 2012 provided two impressive examples.
Named after the blue-collar astronomer who discovered it, Cuno (properly 4183 Cuno) opposed the Sun’s ingress to Cancer last year from the first degree of Capricorn. That opposition marked the first solstice of 2012, and Cuno was holding the place of the second one, which as you recall, didn’t wind up as a dead end for you.
Two months before the Cancer solstice of 2012, asteroid Cuno made its closest approach to Earth until the end of the century on May 20. That was also the day the Moon passed directly between Sun and Earth, beginning an eclipse cycle that would segue directly into a solar transit by Venus on June 5 that nobody then alive will see the like of again.
To have Cuno follow its 2012 track record by winding up at the door of Pisces to meet the Sun next week is unavoidably auspicious. Cuno’s recent symbolic precedents indicate that your life will be something more than ordinary over the next month or so, providing you with the opportunity to wind the watch of life itself. As ever, only you can make opportunity real.
That impression will be furthered by Pisces’ second solar greeter, asteroid Eros, which implies that the extraordinary nature of the days leading up to the 2013 Aries equinox will have the potential to flow into some liberating experiences. As always, whether that potential is fulfilled depends on you.
Unlike Cuno, Eros does not have a problem with name recognition. As much as some folks try to suppress, oppress or depress the urge to merge, it will not abandon humanity. Freud has been one of the very few to challenge Plato’s assertion that politics is the be-all, end-all of human existence by convincingly pointing to the root of the word erotic. Yet, to this day, Plato’s apologists ruthlessly attempt to cover up not only your body, but the truth that only your beautiful body can tell you. You know where you wind up when the truth is concealed, and it’s not a good place to be.
To have the Sun conjoin Eros just as it enters the deep emotional waters where the zodiac goes to dissolve is the cosmos itself asking you not to abandon what has not abandoned our kind. To have Cuno as part of the connection is emblematic of just how important your answer to the universe will be.
That does not mean you need to participate in an orgy next week. Nor does it mean that you should do something inappropriate for your age or preferences. It does mean that every human consciousness on Earth winds up in a physical body, made of the same stuff as countless bodies that came before yours. Bodies that returned to and dissolved into the vast ocean of life from which your current physical manifestation emerged.
It also means that the solar traverse of Pisces this year is, at long last, time to be conscious of, acknowledge, and reveal this deepest of truths by actually listening to your body. If you can do that — just listen to your body — you will actually be doing something about where life itself winds up. Or at least, you’ll be making a start.
You can do something about where life itself winds up. You can begin by feeling what you are holding, standing, sitting or lying upon. You can continue by seeing what you are looking at, actually tasting what is in your mouth and hearing what is going down around your ears. Once you finally get the scent, you can follow it, and if you do, please don’t think or listen to what others think, as least for a while. Let your body tell you. It doesn’t lie, and that is a good place to be.
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