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These have been some over the top days, and the one ahead is no exception. It’s important to remember that we are still inside a worm hole. Even though the eclipses are over, the atmosphere remains wonky until the next new Moon on April 7. Until then, everything that happens comes under the heading of sideways elevator ride, and must be allowed, but not defined or attached to. This is MOST important today as Saturn, the GREAT TEACHER WITHIN, stations to go retrograde. At this moment, the important meaning of all that we’ve been through begins to crystallize. It’s not yet time to grab for the understanding, but the shape of things is definitely beginning to manifest with this turnaround.
From this moment on, Saturn begins to journey toward an essential and magnificent rendezvous with Mars, ruler of the physical body. Mars is ALSO making his way to a retrograde station, which will happen on April 17th, at exactly the same degree that Saturn is making his way back to now. I’ve been talking about this degree, 9 Wisdom (formerly mutable) for weeks now. Neptune has made several connections to ALL the other lower body rulers (all except Mars) at 9 Pisces.
Mars and Saturn will conjoin at 9 Sagittarius after Saturn makes his way back there and Mars goes direct (June 30) and recovers his shadow in late August. Neptune has left 9 Pisces but he too will go retrograde in June and make his way back to 9 Pisces on New Years Eve. That makes this Wisdom crossroad (Orcus is currently at 7-9 Virgo, creating a T-square, or crossroad) a yearlong event!
The Mars Saturn dance will ultimately provide a major reconstruction and redefinition to the physical experience here on Earth. That means our bodies and also our planet. What happens is not yet determined. That is up to us. We can get this right, that is, CHOOSE LOVE, and move on to the next dimension of life on this planet. The alternative is obvious, literally and figuratively. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Saturn will pass over the Great Attractor degree two more times before he completes this retrograde cycle. This can only mean the there is SO MUCH more consciousness to be gleaned from this next journey around the Sun. Jupiter and Saturn are currently in a stepping stone that is not yet completed either (it will be in May). The social consciousness is begin upgraded in extraordinary and unpredecented ways. All we can do is stay tuned.
Saturn will be retrograde until August 17. He goes direct, as mentioned, at 9 Sagittarius, and he will still be in his station until Mars makes his way back to 9 Sagittarius on August 22. Then they both move off that degree together. There is so much to be realized from this Mars Saturn dance, but its all manifesting as we go. Presence and diligence are the prerequisites, those and faithful surrender to what is.
Here is Ellias Lonsdale’s meditation for Saturn’s station today, reprinted with the author’s permission from his book Star Sparks:
Sagittarius 17: A monkey dressed in a brocade coat.
“We cavort through life, playing, becoming roles and worlds, casting them off just as easily. We are ablaze with a strange conviction that life is for the playing, that nothing is all that serious or enduring.
Everything passes rapidly. We flash through this life, always elusive, never quite there. We are on our way to somewhere. But we lose a lot along the way. For the ordinary round of things is not so much fun after awhile.
Then we go into free-fall. Will we come out as a new person, really changed? Or will we get even further lost under there? Does it matter? Do we care?
We are multiple. It depends which one of us you ask. Somebody in here wants to get on with a destiny spark. Somebody else in here delights in tripping that one up.
Welcome to the monkey house. There is every kind of monkey here to entertain and amuse. What happens to the monkeys after they’re not so lively?
There comes a point along the multiple, wandering journey when it is high time to try on the role of the real-self. That is the ultimate challenge. To throw off the saboteur self and get down to it. Especially when we have conditioned ourselves to be far away from our inward core.
Yet the talent, the ability, the [instincts] serve here at their best. That spark of coming at it from another angle is a very good idea when something inner dawns upon the self. The fun turns into the great adventure of discovering what is really here. And we can go anywhere with this energy, wherever the path calls our feet.”
“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
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