Marianne Stokes - Madonna and Child
The last solar week was about memories, doubt, questions, confusion and transition into a new order that requires determination and strength.
This solar week is about oppression, grace, making sense of past experiences and transmutation. The possibility for being blocked has been in the transits and it will be in the transits for this whole month of September. According to statistical logic, that means that enough people out there have been blocked or will be blocked. But attempts at inclusion, genuine influence and spreading of truth and will continue at the same time. Many difficulties might lift in approximately one month around the full moon on the 1st of October. This can be a full moon of healing through understanding and escaping statis and standstill. It can also bring karmic payoff.
If you are in a difficult position right now - know that nothing lasts forever and the only thing that endures is change.
This week brings the danger to fall back into old patterns and to hate oneself for it; or to fall back into old addictions out of newly fueled self-hatred. [ Addiction & Relapse Prevention. Uranus transits Gate 24 until April 2022: Working through returning Patterns and old Wounds, finding Breakthrough and sudden Renewal ]
09 September 2020 05:34 UTC: Beginning of the new solar week in gate 47 ䷮ (Virgo) - channel of awareness (61.3 Pluto & 61.6▲ Saturn-24.4▲ Uranus), channel of openness (22.3 Neptune & 22.1 Earth-12.3▲ North Node)
Working through or overcoming another big mind fuck
- 09 September 2020 16:03 UTC: Sun in 184.108.40.206 ䷮ (Virgo) trine Jupiter in 220.127.116.11 ䷵ (Capricorn)
Problematic: deepening of self-hatred over one's own inadequacies, which distorts the focus towards shame, blame and feeling like the world is against us, especially if we can't take a back seat and claim more than is ours (more attention, a better position, etc). That prevents true change and transmutation and cements a difficult situation in which we might feel shut out and powerless.
Productive: focusing on what we can and need to change, rather than getting stuck in self-blame, shame and negative thoughts. Learning through self-analyzation, seeing and accepting our place and eradicating unjustified vanities, claims and demands. Transforming the fear of being excluded and blocked and the fear that what happened will never make sense. Mistakes are an important part of the human process and under this transit mistakes might teach us to be more careful and cautious in social interactions.
Mars retrograde: MUTATION. Either accepting the wrong guidance, being conditioned and becoming depressed. Or self-actualization, determined persistence and the emergence of a new order. Letting things naturally fall into place despite confusion. Knowing one's place - or not knowing one's place and claiming more than one's due, or falling back into old addictions or totally irrational justifications
- 09 September 2020 22:22 UTC: Mars stations retrograde in 18.104.22.168▲ ䷂ (Aries) conjunct Black Moon Lilith in 42.5.6▲ trine South Node in 22.214.171.124. D-Saturn: 126.96.36.199
Alfons Mucha - Madonna of the Lilies
Mars will go direct in mid November in gate 188.8.131.52. At that point in time, Mars will be in opposition to Venus in gate 184.108.40.206 and in waning quincunx to the Sun in gate 220.127.116.11. Mars going direct in November brings challenges, shocks and crises, that are either destabilizing and could have been caused by following bad advice or ignoring good advice and insisting that only oneself knows best, or that can be mastered through previous challenging experience and trusting in one's own abilities and knowing. Right now, there likely is nothing to do but to wait and watch and sit through a difficult situation that might be confusing, but that also demands to stick to our truth with determination.
In some cases, when there was a situation that could not be changed and transformed, people might need to forget a situation, a group or an individual who wasn't balanced in their use of power and who influenced others at their expense solely for personal gain.
Often though, we will learn something during the coming months and find transformation. We might be able to gather support and let past mistakes be past mistakes.
Interpersonal difficulties and failed communication inflicts pain – or cooperating on working things out together
- 10 September 2020 22:23 UTC: Mercury in 18.104.22.168 ䷑ (Libra) opposite Chiron in 22.214.171.124 ䷐ (Aries)
Things might have gone wrong if we were complaining too much and refused to cooperate, or if we were too open to the wrong people who spilled our secrets.
Problematic: Instability, restlessness, lunacy and emotionally out of control self-hatred over failed or hurtful communication. Secret or previously censored information can create blame and oppression.
Productive: Biting one's tongue if all that one can contribute it bitching. Leaving aside what disturbs the flow and being busy with focusing on what can be done in the now. Working things out and correcting or making right what has gone wrong. Recognizing our interdependence and recognizing that we are not alone in the world can then help us with adjusting towards each other in our relationships.
Not feeling enough and having extreme difficulty in recognizing one's self-worth. Trivia, distraction, escaping reality, irrational delusion and self-oppression – or self-consciousness, right action and healthy boundaries
- 11 September 2020 20:25 UTC: Sun in 126.96.36.199 ䷮ (Virgo) opposite Neptune in 188.8.131.52 ䷕ (Pisces)
12 September 2020 12:34 UTC: Mercury in 184.108.40.206 ䷯ (Libra) waxing quincunx to Uranus in 220.127.116.11 ䷗ (Taurus)
Herbert James Draper - The Mountain Mists
Problematic: Returning to unhealthy and oppressive relationships, not thinking that one deserves better. Getting caught up with useless things or even unhealthy things instead of maintaining right action. Numbing one's mind and escaping into addiction or trivial distraction. The snake that bites its tail: the more we get caught up in distractions and the less we maintain right action, the more difficult it becomes to overcome self-oppression and self-blame. The more we blame ourselves, the less tempting it becomes to numb ourselves, and the less faithful and motivated we might be to do what is practical..
Productive: recognizing the unhealthy cycle and breaking through it. Overcoming irrationality and stopping to justify unhealthy patterns. Investing into what is practical and what could even solve the problem now or in the long run. Purposeful and authentic action gives us the sense that we are really okay. Even if it is just a tiny first step, overcoming the initial inertia can be the most difficult, and that can help us to realize that we are really alright.
Jupiter goes direct: Ambition fulfilled through covert Interaction. Being driven to succeed (or not), and potentially succeeding by helping the right people to succeed and making an effort. Seeking one's way up through secret relationships - if the official route is blocked, or if one got ditched. Possible oppression through secret relationships and seeking one's way out (or in)
- 13 September 2020 00:40 UTC: Jupiter stations direct in 18.104.22.168 ䷵ (Capricorn) trine the Sun in 22.214.171.124
In mid May, Jupiter went retrograde in 126.96.36.199 conjunct Saturn who went retrograde a few days earlier in mid May in the 188.8.131.52. [ Restless Agitation or finding Acceptance and Stillness. Being at Peace with the Need for Self-restraint ]
The retrograde was all about being restless, or finding acceptance.
Now that Jupiter goes direct, he brings the theme of material ambition and the drive to be included and succeed. It brings the energy to circumvent obstacles through secret relationships and informality (or to hard-headedly insist on being included or on getting a promoting through the official route, which is in general less likely to be successful in many situations right now). Jupiter goes direct on the cross of oppression, which potentially indicates transpersonal difficulties and energetic oppression, but also the need to find those who value our ideas, to collaborate with them and to bring inspiration and clarity to others.
Success can come through being in the right place at the right time with those who share the same aspiration than we do, which ultimately depends on trusting our inner authority → [Find out your aura type and inner authority here]. By helping them rise, we rise as well. At the same time, there is a need to know our place and to not be an unwanted interference to others, otherwise we can easily end up being uninvited and more blocked.
From the opposing perspective of being the one who is being interfered with or who is being energetically oppressed by others, in the worst case scenario, one loses one's identity or even direction through such interference, conditioning and oppression. We can not allow others to interfere with us – especially if they insist on being included without any basis. For example, in a more extreme case, if one is being stalked, that can't and should not be tolerated.
Recognizing when one needs to retreat either from a damaging situation, or from a damaging distraction and addiction – or not, feeling forgotten and being unable to withdraw
- 13 September 2020 11:24 UTC: Venus in 184.108.40.206 ䷠ (Leo) trine Chiron in 220.127.116.11 ䷐ (Aries)
Nothing to do but to accept what is. People are what they are and sometimes they babble endlessly without necessarily saying much
- 14 September 2020 23:09 UTC: Sun in 18.104.22.168▽ ䷮ (Virgo) trine Pluto in 22.214.171.124 ䷼ (Capricorn)
This can also bring attention to the fact that we (or someone) says geniously nurturing things, but always goes unrecognized. If what we say always goes unrecognized, there might be two questions to ask:
a) are we in the right place with the right people?
b) are we truly contributing genuine and helpful things, or are we just rehashing things that truly are of no interest to anyone and that are not inspiring, just so say something?
Next solar week will be about emotional intimacy, sex and crisis. There will be a new moon that brings strong fertility, so if you don't want to become pregnant, it might be wise to be careful and to take extra measures while enjoying each other.