Podcast—2016, Part Two
Continuing from Part One, in today’s podcast I consider the contribution of the Third level in this tripartite Hierarchy of Planetary forces, the intersection of Jupiter’s orbit with the four previous planets of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The influence of Jupiter, the ruler of Truths, Philosophy, Science and Religion is to bestow the various meanings for our journey from unself-conscious sparks of the divine to our eventual awakening as fully conscious co-creators of Creation.
These four modulations of Jupiter are: Jupiter/Saturn forming Truth and Order or how we bring Meaning into Manifestation. Jupiter/Uranus forming Truth and Freer Minds or how we bring Understanding into our mutual Liberation. Jupiter/Neptune forming Truth and Universal Love or how we come to understand the Truth of our Oneness. And, Jupiter/Pluto forming Truth and Will or how we Live in Truth in our Sacred Spaces.
Then I will consider one of the signature alignments of this year (actually from Fall 2015 through Fall 2016), the Saturn/Neptune waning square. Their relationship articulates the ways and means by which we seek to integrate our Reality and our Dreams, of how we see the alignment or disconnects between our Visions of our life and the Physical facts of our experience. Their Synodic cycle (from Conjunction to Conjunction, like a New Moon to New Moon), is about 36 years.
The conjunction of Saturn with Neptune forms the release of a new statement or instance of Dreams becoming Reality. This new impulse is then re-examined, choices are faced and we are tested at the waxing square about 9 years later. The fulfillment and/or so-called failure of this effort is then experienced at their opposition 9 years later (which is like a Full Moon), when Saturn is on one side of Earth and Neptune upon the other side. The waning square 9 years later, where we are this year, presents another moment of choice, but this time the development of Dreams becoming Reality (or Reality denying Dreams), requires a “letting go” in order to grow. For at each waning square, of whatever planetary pair we are considering, we are challenged to face our assumptions, thought-forms and ideals that have brought us to this point. We are given an opportunity to see what must be transcended or released so that we can continue to grow on this path of fulfillment, and/or to change direction altogether to a better path if what has been so far realized is not true to our dreams.
The particular focus of this Saturn/Neptune square can be ascertained by referencing their Astrological Sign placements as they square one another. Neptune is in its own sign of Pisces, (which we last experienced from 1848-8162), and is carrying the message of our most precious gift of the Imagination and the power of our Dreams as the source of our Reality-Making. That the Power of our Faith can be found in our Spiritual Nature, that we are in Truth the creators of our reality.
Saturn is in Sagittarius, (the time before this was 1985-1988), and our determinations of what is really True, of what is correct or right as articulated by our Science, Law, Religion and Philosophy is being shaped/challenged in this waning square by our understanding through Neptune. Neptune is challenging Saturnian rigidity and dogma by this “Living Spirit” of Neptune in Pisces, and that through this Greater Understanding we can re-experience that “we are one” in Truth.
We are one in Spirit, and so in all things we should be guided by the fundamental warning that the Great Illusion of any age is the error of Separation. That if we allow ourselves to be divided from one another, if we make some of us into something less, then this will lead to the division by those who wield a position of the superior, who will then bring harm to those they consider to be lesser. By this we will reap only bitter fruits, as we bring about fear, pain and suffering through injustice… and we will fall from grace, as we fail to fulfill our humanity and our spiritual promise.
But really, truly, we are all one in Spirit…and so the Universal Teachings, the Ancient Wisdom behind all lesser teachings shines forth again in the right alignment of Sagittarius and Pisces in the Great Law or Truth:
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you….for before you is another who is as you, you are the same, and what you do to the least of any of these you do to the One.”
There is no other way than the One Way, “Love one another”.