This is the climax of the Grand Alignment of Water for 2013, now come into this week of its perfected fullness. Here is what I wrote about this in my General Forecast:
...Jupiter in Cancer serves to restore and renew your feelings of security that originate in your most intimate and profound experience that you are connected or part of something greater than just yourself. As you grow and develop, in life after life, you will find your own true center by being and belonging with one another. It will usually begin in your affections and bonds experienced in your immediate family group, and it will slowly and increasingly extend itself in any life, (and over many lifetimes, in life after life), into your ever-unfolding expansion of consciousness and spiritual connectedness.
This sense of belonging, of rootedness and security, expands from your immediate family outward to your village, and then perhaps it may move out further to a local area of several communities. Then it continues to grow outward even further in your belonging to some grouping perhaps grounded in your identity with an ethnic group, and then perhaps into some greater grouping of many ethnicities. Eventually you find an even larger sense of identity and meaning within an ever more complex culture and society, until you finally experience your profound familiarity with all who journey in the family known as "human".
This fundamental spiritual truth of connectedness will finally blossom forth, as you reach the "promised land", the profound spiritual epiphany of understanding that all life is one, all beings are one with one another, that everything in this cosmos is a spark of the one Great Spirit in whom we live and love and find our true being.
...Yes, it is from Jupiter's meanings as modulated by the Sign of Cancer that you can find the first of three offerings to help you navigate the year ahead. But there is much to be hoped for here, because Jupiter is but one part of a gift of inspiration and meaning that comes within a three-fold blessing from your Starry companions this year. For what Jupiter is anchoring and carrying forward to you in August is the meaning and message of the other great alignment this year, and which will most thankfully still be in force during Jupiter's August alignments with Uranus and Pluto...it is the radiant beauty of the year, the Grand Trine in Water of Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune.
The Grand Water Trine, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune July 17-19, 2013
We can forget as we go about our busy lives "down here", we can forget how magical and how full of meaning were the patterns discerned by our ancestors. How they marveled at what stood revealed in this great pageantry that sweeps before us every day and night by our Starry company, those constant companions who dance and form beautiful, intricate and meaningful patterns all around us. Yes, we can miss the signs and portents because we do not see them or even look for them anymore, but they are there...these Guardians of Life continue their wondrous weaving, helping us to understand our great unfolding journey through the spaces of space, our walk among stars.
Sometimes these planetary patterns are harder to discern, and their true significance and meaning even more hidden from you. But this mid-summer alignment of Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune will, even if not seen, be felt by many...it will be beautiful to behold and its message is sweet and deep.
The aspects between planets, formed by their angular separation from one another, can be understood by dividing the Circle of Life by a particular number. The division of the Circle, which is 360 degrees in circumference, by the number 2 creates the opposition of 180 degrees. The division by the number 4 creates the square aspect of 90 degrees. And for our purposes this July, the division of the Circle of Life by the number 3 forms the Trine aspect of 120 degrees.
Whenever three planets line up equally spaced from one another, it is called a Grand Trine because the pattern is formed by dividing the circle of space around you into three equal portions, and finding that at each dividing point there stands a planet equally distant from the other two along the circle. This division by three resonates with a harmonic that represents a poised balance of energies that are being focused through three distinct avatars, in this case by Jupiter in Cancer and Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. The Grand Trine of July is all about the Meaning and Power of the element of Water. It is through these three Avatars in Water that you will receive inspiration to help you walk your path of destiny in this time of great and transformational change.
Having already observed the contribution of Jupiter, let us turn our attention to the other two Lords, and then turn and see how all three avatars will combine and contribute to a greater influence too.
The message of Saturn in Scorpio resonates with the strength, power and depth of feeling that abides in the experience of Union. For as much as Jupiter in Cancer upholds the truth of finding your connection to one another by looking to the past, to what you and all around you have come through and from, Saturn in Scorpio holds out the necessity of dealing with your ever-resurgent need, your yearning necessity to cross the divide that seemingly separates you from one another and so find your greater strength in joining together in your sacred unions. For when two or more are gathered together, united in a common purpose for which each has made a rightful sacrifice, it is from such acts that the magic and power of spiritual growth is in fact realized and released. For it is not enough to remember and honor from where you came, it is equally important to work together, to forge deeper understandings, to share in the joys and burdens of life and so continue to walk this spiritual path of your self-becoming, self-unfoldment...together.
The message of Neptune in Pisces, like bells pealing in a dew kissed morning, thrill with the third and final form of Water-Feeling, which is that numinous force that resides within each particle of this creation, providing the impetus that inspirits the lives of all who journey within this cosmos. The creative force that is behind all of the phenomena in this universe is known by many names. For many it is called Faith, some would say it is their Dreams or the power of the Imagination, but none can truly capture the mystery behind what flows through each and every being, that leads them out from within, as they unfold as the sparks of the Divine, these self-becomings who ever strive to grow, to become something more.
For it is this feeling that binds all as one and one to the All, and that leads all out so as to grow beyond what they have so far created, to walk the pathways of light and love outward into the spaces of space, out upon their wondrous, spiraling journey. It is this Great Journey which will eventually bring them back to return as something more, having become so much more than what they were, when they return home again.
For as much as Jupiter in Cancer will provide you with your foundation of feeling, and Saturn in Scorpio will teach you about the courage you have within you to reach out and join with one another, it is Neptune in Pisces who completes your circle of life, Neptune brings it all together by singing to you of your ever-renascent power, forged in your beginning by your nature as a spark of the Divine and that holds you as one of countless creators who need but dream of a better world...and it will be so.
For this is how the Universe came to be and continues to become, because your Spirit is the very essence of it all, the power behind your Imagination, Dreams and Faith...The Power of your Becoming, The Power of your Self.
Together these three, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune can show you once again that you are the maker, you are the Creator of what you face now. That you can feel more truly the roots that hold you all together, that you can feel the greater joy that comes from joining with one another, and that you can love and create a better world by believing and dreaming for one another.
Yes, this will be a year to remember, and quite a summer indeed. The energies delineated above will be building in towards the end of June, growing through July and climaxing in August. The continuing challenge laid down to you by Uranus and Pluto may be somewhat eased by these spiritual emanations that come from this grand alignment of Planetary Lords, and equally and most challenging activated by the T-Square formed by Jupiter too.
There is much to be hoped for here. There is the hope offered in the Grand Trine that perhaps the things which divide the many from one another will be surpassed by this greater understanding of our mutual need to sacrifice for the greater good of one another.
Let us hope, may we dream...and it shall be...
But there is more to today than just this fulfillment of the Watery Ways you are bound by and to one another...there is another song being sung within this grand chorus of your Starry Company now, and it is, of course, just what is you need so that you may stay more closely upon the middle path, that noble path of Wisdom, Love and Purpose...
So please turn to the next entry, "Uranus Turns Retrograde" and marvel at the wonder of this Polyphonic Melody, the Song of Spirit, that is offered to you by these Universal Energies of which you are made and in which you abide...