Astrology, Books

Boys will be Boys

I have not been blog writing much, despite the intriguing Astrological aspects that have occurred. I’ve been preoccupied by personal and professional endeavors. One example is this: I recently chose a person to preview Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome to get early feedback. She is more than half way through and had this to say about it:

Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome_FrontCover600dpi-2x3With that said, I have been able to get back into the book, and I can hardly put it down. The level of detail, not only with the layers of numerology (which is incredible), but the descriptions of locations and how it ALL ties together is incredible and unbelievable and makes perfect sense all at the same time. I am in the 8s right now and am not sure which I like more – the plot line or the channelings.

Today I was inspired to write a blog post and lo and behold, the Astrology is speaking to me.

I’m sure that many of you who read A Fool’s Inclination read other Astrology blogs as well. So, to keep things interesting, I will write about something other than the big stuff. Trust me, the big stuff (the Equinox, the Solar Eclipse, the Pluto-Uranus Square, etc.) do pertain, and in a big way. I am simply choosing to focus on the subtle because I am tuned into it right now.

The chart I will focus on is the moment when Mercury joins Icarus:mercury_conj_icarus

Mercury and Icarus have a lot in common. They both carry that young, somewhat male vibe. They are both moving quickly forward; Mercury is just a bit faster. Tomorrow morning, they meet in the last third of Pisces.

Mercury rules Gemini—the twins. Pisces also features twins—a pair of fish. Mercury and Icarus are playing the role of twin boys—swimming through the water and flying through the air.

Let’s take a step back and examine the entire chart. Notice that there are four squares that weave across the chart. All of the squares are between major planets:

  • Saturn square Neptune
  • Pluto square Uranus
  • Sun square moon
  • Venus square Jupiter

In this chart, all of them are separating except for Venus and Jupiter. And let’s face it, with Venus and Jupiter, it’s not much of a “square”.

The overall background from the four squares, as I see it, is the easing of tension, the solving of problems. It’s not a time of breakthrough, but rather a step-by-step movement toward solution. This matches my life, except the step-by-step is nearly glacial and frustratingly so.

Next, look at the trines and sextiles. They too weave themselves across the chart. I’ll list the trines here:

  • Saturn trine sun
  • Pluto trine Venus
  • Uranus trine Jupiter

Again, Venus is the only applying aspect of the three and all trines are between major players.

Another artifact of this chart I find interesting is that four planets are in their sign of rulership:

  • Mars in Aries
  • Venus in Taurus
  • Moon in Cancer
  • Neptune in Pisces

When planets are in their sign of rulership, the energy feels clean and clear. It does feel that way right now; do you agree? It didn’t even a week ago, but today, certainly.

Note how active Venus is. She is also the ruler of the chart (being that Taurus is on the Ascendant).

The chart is very heavy in Pisces and Aries…and this is possibly the thing I feel the most. Also consider that the sign of Aries is intercepted within the 12th house, which essentially hides all of that Aries energy under the sea.

Earlier this morning, before perusing Astrology charts, I had the following sentiment on my mind:

Endings and beginning are overlapping.

Take, for example, the seasons. Here in Austin, we had a bout of spring in early February. We then had a long bout of winter; trees and flowers bloomed beneath cold, gloomy skies. The past few weeks have been back and forth between warm, almost hot, sunny days, and cool, wet, gloomy ones. Winter and Spring are definitely overlapping.

The sign of Aries hidden inside of the 12th house is sort of what y’all up north are experiencing. It is officially spring, there are more than six hours of sunlight, the clocks were moved ahead, maybe even some flowers are blooming, but it still feels like the middle of winter.

In Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome, there is talk about gateways. One gateway is that which sits between an ending and a beginning—such as when a person leaves one job and starts another. In a perfect world, that gateway would look like so:

  1. We would know where we are going before having to let go of where we are.
  2. We would finish the old with a clean and clear completion.
  3. We would have a break to enjoy some rest and reprieve.
  4. We would start the new with a clean and clear beginning.

Right now, at least for me, this phase does not resemble that ideal in the slightest.

I mentioned a bit ago that I need to move. I need to find a new home (or at least be out of this one) before the summer solstice. It’s nice having a few months to do this, but it muddies the waters. This house is already starting to not be my home. I’m like a lame duck. I can’t start packing or “moving forward” because I have no idea where or when I’m going.

A few days ago, I asked the Tarot cards what I can do to prepare. What I pulled was the 5 of Cups: mourning. How does one do that?

Well, thankfully, the Universe is much smarter than I am. I was guided right into the process I needed within hours.

As you know, I am primping and polishing Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome preparing it for release. That means I am reading it over and over and over. The book is filled with channeled wisdom—I guess I need to hear it over and over and over.

Like Mercury, I can be a very good messenger, but like Icarus, I am not a very good student. You can tell me 100 times not to fly too high too quickly, but will I listen? My natal chart has Venus in Taurus. When it comes to the things I love and the things I find beautiful, I get stubborn and possessive. In fact, in my natal chart, Venus is conjunct Icarus (and the moon, and a bunch others). I don’t have Mars in Aries, like this chart, but I do have Mars in Gemini, which is similar.

But enough about me.

Look at your life. Do you feel like your spring is buried under the snow? Do you feel inclined to do, yet find that the environment is just not letting you? Are you rearing to start anew, yet find the old dragging you back repeatedly?

If so, then you too are feeling the vibe I am seeing in the current Astrology. I think the message here is this: we need to tend to our feelings. That’s the spring-cleaning we need to do first.

I’m sure many of you are like me; you’d rather get on with it than sit and wait. When you know you have work to do, it’s hard to relax. I, for one, am having difficulty enjoying this time of ease knowing I’ll have LOTS to do…imminently.

But the heart needs some TLC…at least mine does. Moon in Cancer is not just about nurturing others, but also nurturing ourselves. Check in with your heart. If you can’t do…out there, maybe you need to be…in here. And don’t forget that we are in between the eclipses. They always come in twos or threes—and thus demark a gateway.

Intention holds more power than action…or so I am told. Actually, I DO know this, but like I said, I’m a bad student. Intention requires NO action…it prefers inaction. The most productive intention is that which is clean and clear.

The Astrology right now, is working on us; it is helping us get clean and clear…from the inside out.

To me, the message is clear. And I am trying to get out of my own way, but old habits die hard.

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