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There’s a lot of excitement about next week’s astrological pattern called the “Grand Sextile,” which will be appearing on July 29, 2013. This article takes a deeper look at the meaning and relevance of the Grand Sextile formation. (Please see The Lunar Matrix for the July 29 Astrology Guide.)
I have always looked at this cosmic pattern with great curiosity and I love its symmetry. The Grand Sextile looks spectacular, with the shape of a perfect hexagon, or a perfect six-sided star.
The energy associated with a Grand Sextile is stable and balanced, allowing for the free flow of life’s vital forces. The result is the opportunity to feel an almost perfect flow of harmonizing energy. Through its symmetry, the Grand Sextile holds a grid of harmony and balance. It also provides a superior level of organization that can be used in multiple ways, especially in various types of management.
What is the Meaning and Significance of a Sextile?
A Grand Sextile is a pattern of six individual sextiles (60° each) linked together to form a circle of 360°. To understand the meaning of a Grand Sextile it’s helpful to understand the significance of a single sextile pattern.
A single sextile is created when a distance of 60° separates two planets. Whenever it occurs this is considered an important accent within an astrology chart. In the most general sense, sextiles indicate a function of management and organization.
There are two types of sextiles, and each one indicates a particular type of organization.
The first type is a separating sextile where the faster moving planet has moved 60° away from the slower planet. A separating sextile indicates a new style of organization, for the purpose of inspiration and momentum. The driving dynamic is creating new structure that can be built on.
The second type is an applying sextile where the faster moving planet has almost completed its cycle and is only 60° away from its next conjunction. (In this case, it is actually 300° away from the slower moving planet.) An applying sextile indicates management that is focused on re-organization or re-orientation. The driving dynamic is centered around adapting to changing values.
The main difference between the two types of sextiles is that one creates new momentum and the other creates change. In other words, the “separating sextiles” are based on creating structure around new values, and the “applying sextiles” are more of a reaction to what’s not working.
The Challenge of a Grand Sextile
A Grand Sextile always contains both types of sextiles. These two types are working together to support the larger pattern. By reading the pattern of individual sextiles and their accompanying planets, you can identify strengths and see different ways that management and organization can be applied to different situations.
While the overall form contains dynamic elements, at the same time, because of its almost perfect symmetry, it also inherently lacks the dynamic interaction or tension needed to spur growth and transformation. In other words, an individual sextile holds tension and the potential for growth, However, once six sextiles are joined, the overall pattern of harmony stabilizes and neutralized the expressions of the individual sextiles. They lose their emphasis and their individual accent in favor of the larger pattern of harmony.
The challenge of a Grand Sextile chart is to find the creative outlet that provides enough tension to allow for the expression of all of the harmonized energies. The opportunities for growth in a chart are always identified by the patterns that create dynamic tension. In the Grand Sextile chart this pattern, the “accent,” must be found outside of the sextile itself.
What is an Astrological Accent?
An astrological accent is what is emphasized or what stands out in a chart. For example, the accent could be a planet isolated and standing by itself in a hemisphere. It could be the 90° angle between two planets that forms what astrologer’s call a square. It could be a group of planets (usually 4 or more) bunched tightly together forming a stellium. In a Grand Sextile, it could be the planet (or planets) not part of the pattern. In the case of the July 29, 2013, Grand Sextile, there is only ONE planet (the Sun) not included in the pattern so this creates the clear accent.
Accents are important in a chart because they create a dynamic quality which provides the catalyst for personal growth. Accents define creative purpose or tension in a chart and this tension is the builder of character and maturity. Their specific meanings and roles depend on the type of accent involved.
With a grand sextile, the accent is often the planet which is “not” included as one of the six points of the hexagon. Being separate creates a type of dynamic tension and channels extra energy into that planets force for growth and transformation. This is precisely the situation we have with the July 29, 2013 grand sextile formation (read article). The Sun isn’t part of the Grand Sextile formation and thus it channels all the free-flowing energy which would otherwise be stuck and spinning within the hexagon with no place to go.
Real-Life Analysis – Grand Sextile in a Birth Chart
Let’s take a brief look at how the Grand Sextile is expressed in a natal birth chart.
I’m familiar with the birth charts of two people with this beautiful Grand Sextile pattern. Relying on the analysis of the original astrologer, Leyla Rael, their lives were smooth sailing, with no drama, and no extra excitement. There was nothing particular to point to as being dramatic or challenging. Rael noted that they were both great managers, however they were so good at keeping everything running smoothly that they didn’t receive the recognition of the great job they were doing.
What surprised me the most, after reviewing what was said about these individuals, was how uneventful their lives were. My analysis is that with nothing or no one to push against, their lives flowed with stable, balanced energy that was almost unnoticed. This is similar to a perfectly round ball rolling along on a smooth surface. After all, in most cases it’s the sharp edges and bumps in the road that build our character and make life interesting.
The challenge of this cosmic formation in a birth chart is finding the opportunity for growth, in the face of such strong balance and harmony. Both of these charts had accents, but the overall dynamic was so stable and harmonious perhaps there wasn’t enough tension to create personal motivation for change or growth.
The Grand Sextile in a Transit
Transits are the passing formations in the sky that appear daily throughout our lives. Because of the rarity of a Grand Sextile, the most common scenario for experiencing one is as a transit. For example, those who are born on July 29, 2013 between 8 am and 1 pm will experience a Grand Sextile birth chart. The rest of us will experience the form as a transit.
Whenever a transit appears, it represents an opportunity for growth. The challenge of experiencing the Grand Sextile as a transit in your life centers around recognizing your personal opportunity for growth. You can recognize this opportunity by working with the accent in the chart. There is an opportunity for growth, however experiencing a Grand Sextile will most of all feel wonderful because of it’s stability and balanced flow of energy. It may feel so good that you may lack the extra motivation to do anything but enjoy it. Perhaps that is OK!
I believe the natural tendency will be to get immersed in feeling the incredible stability and balanced flow of energy it provides. Because of its dramatic flow of harmonizing energy it is much easier to sit back during a Grand Sextile and feel how good life is, thinking to yourself, “Wow, life’s great. I’m so blessed.” Perhaps this feeling of appreciation for the blessings of life, is its greatest gift. Maybe you will experience the Grand Sextile as a much needed Cosmic break. Maybe you will seize the opportunity for growth by working with the accent. Either way life is good.
The significance of the Spring, or Vernal, Equinox is in the balancing of the day-force with the night-force. This occurs twice a year in the spring and fall. At the equinox the length of daylight is equal to the night. What I find significant about the spring equinox is not necessarily that the days and nights are of equal length, but the idea that the day-force, which has been building in strength for 6 months, over takes and begins to dominate over the night-force.
The Power of Light
One of the important aspects of light is that it supports individualized growth. We can observe this in growth patterns within nature. Light provides a purpose for life. It allows life to grow, transform, and perpetuate. It is the individualizing function of the solar system. Light illuminates so that each person can see their own path in the world. Light allows for all the differences in the world to be supported, yet at the same time it transforms life into a unified cooperation, or eco-system, in order that life can perpetuate itself through the “seed.” The Sun, our source of light on Earth, is also the creative impulse for that which is new and emerging into form. The power of light working at the Spring Equinox is in the power of the new forms emerging, signified by the day-force once again moving to dominance.
The Astrology Chart – A Springtime Kite
This year’s Spring Equinox astrology chart feature a spectacular kite configuration. The backbone of the Kite features a Pluto/Moon opposition (activating personal awareness of higher-self) as it pulls in the higher structuring power of the Saturn/Neptune/Mercury connections within the Kite. This three planet connection allows for a new capacity to expand in the world through both the higher self and humanity as a whole. A powerful T-square activates a 4 planet stellium, bringing abundance as an integrating factor through both your higher-self connection and your personal relationships.
Kite configurations simultaneously incorporate three powerful capacities: a powerful new awareness, the ability to envision what can be done with the new awareness, and at the same time the organizational skill to bring it into form. The new awareness of our “Spring Equinox Kite” is a powerful new capacity to explore your personal connection to your higher self. This isn’t an overnight “Ah, I’m enlightened,” type of connection. Rather, it’s an unfolding opening of new avenues for learning how to work with and expand into your higher self. This spring your relationship with your higher self has the potential to shift from only being a higher guide to more of a partner with whom you can collaborate.
What Can You Expect this Spring Season?
I see the next three spring months as having a high potential for personal abundance. This new abundance will operate first at two internal levels. It will operate through your spiritual community as a generalized feeling of compassion and connection with humanity. You will experience abundance as an expansion of compassion and connection to humanity through your relationships within your community of support. This expanded compassion will in turn nurture your relationships.
The potential for abundance will also be operating at a personal level as you learn to connect as a more integrated partner with your higher-self. No longer will you be receiving “messages” from your higher self, you will experience a new level of collaboration with the more expanded aspects of your Self. To recap, you will experience the abundance of compassion and connection through your community of support. You will also feel a new sense of richness, joy, and connection through your own expanded relationship with your higher self.
Both of these types of abundance are internal, but there is good news for prosperity in the physical world as well. The type of material abundance indicated this spring stems from a fertility and receptiveness of awareness. Pay close attention to new possibilities in which which you can be a act as a pioneer, but only if you are completely willing to rise to the occasion, meaning the opportunity won’t just fall in your lap without a committed effort. For an extra level of manifesting support this spring, rely on your social circles, as complex relationships can contribute to your flow and expansion and easily translate into additional prosperity.
You have a new awareness of your higher self coming into form. If you can nurture this relationship to your higher self, as well as your relationships through your community of support, this spring can be an incredible time. Expect to have a feeling of abundance operating in your life which may also transfer into manifestation in the material world.
New Astrology Classes
A new astrology class is being offered called the Lunation Birthday. To my knowledge this is the first time this information has ever been presented in a classroom setting. In my opinion, your Lunation birthday is more important than you solar birthday because it is the clearest indicator of your personal path to success and fulfillment. This three week class will be offer once in April and once again in May.
[blockquote align=”left” variation=”teal”] Your Lunation birthday or “Lunar birthday” is more important than your Solar birthday. It is your clearest indicator of your personal path to success and fulfillment.[/blockquote]
This 3-week class teaches you how to interpret the astrology of the Moon and your own Lunar birthday. To my knowledge, this is the first time this information has ever been released for classroom study. This class teaches you how work with and amplify the energy of the Moon in relationship to your personal astrology chart.
An important function of the Moon is teaching you how to adjust your life for maximum results. You will learn to recognize when to back-off, when to take risks, when to go with the flow, and when to fight for a new course of action. Through understanding the power hidden in your Lunar birthday, you will also develop the tools for manifesting what you want in your life.
[icon_teaser type=”Group” style=”teal” style=”teal” title=””]The Lunation Birthday Class is limited to 8 people for maximum personal attention. Each student will be able to ask specific questions about their own astrology chart.[/icon_teaser]
No prior knowledge of astrology is required
The significance of the Moon in astrology
How to use Lunar astrology in your own life
How to calculate your Lunar Birthday
What your personal Lunar Birthday means
How to celebrate your Lunar Birthday
How to calculate and use your hidden Lunar path for success
An individualized approach to New Moon manifesting
How live in tune with the Lunar cycle
[icon_teaser type=”Calendar” style=”teal” align=”left”]This 3-Week class starting Sept 11
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Sun 22 Capricorn Moon 22 Capricorn New Moon, Friday, Jan 11th, 11:44a PST
A Graceful Inner Strength
New Moons are really quite special in the bigger picture of life. This week’s New Moon introduces a new capacity for inner strength which is needed to move gracefully into your future. Before we look at the specifics of this month’s chart, it feels appropriate at this first Moon of the New Year to review the transformative potential that each New Moon offers us.
The Importance of Each Month’s New Moon
Each New Moon involves a powerful activation (note to astrology students below). In the Big Picture it’s becoming clear to me that if self-aware individuals fully understood the raw power of the New Moon, our entire culture could make a dramatic shift toward manifesting a beautiful future.
The Joining together of the Sun and Moon is a type of fecundation or impregnation of pure potential. This is when the magic happens. When the Moon’s orbit comes between the Sun and Earth, the Moon’s light is hidden. Past traditions have referred to this Sun-Moon conjunction as “The Dark Moon.” as if there were an absence, But the Moon’s dark period is when the activation occurs.
During the New Moon, at the moment of conjunction, the Sun fertilizes the Moon and a new purpose is born. This birth of purpose represents the opportunity to begin again with a new idea, or a new opportunity. If the previous lunation cycle was successful, then the new opportunity also builds on the previous cycle.
This idea of building each month from the previous cycle holds a special type of cosmic gracefulness. Not only is each positive step forward rewarded, but there is also an ease in moving forward in life. With growth comes integration. With integration there is the possibility for new skills or mastery. With mastery, transformation is possible.
The magic of each New Moon is that the activation holds a future possibility of self-transformation. Creativity is regarded as one of the highest attributes of Spiritual activity, and during each New Moon creativity take a new form as potential is born into the physical world.
The Jupiter Factor with This Month’s New Moon
If you have followed the previous lunation cycle, which began on December 13th and includes the Winter Solstice, there has been a powerful release of cosmic light. This light is here not only inspire you, but provides the opportunity to begin using this light in your everyday life. This month’s New Moon continues the expansion of light in your conscious being by reinforcing a new level of inner strength within you.
Jupiter occupies a significant spot in this month’s New Moon chart as a benefactor of hope and expansion. The new year, as it begins to unfold after our spectacular Winter Solstice, brings a sense of hope to all of us. The planet Jupiter carries a powerful desire for an expansion of life. Its position in the chart is driving this current lunation cycle by giving you an increased capacity for inner integrity and inner strength.
Jupiter, in its alignment at the New Moon, indicates that your search for new knowledge will lead you to a fundamental level of faith in the sustaining power of life. The life of our planet is constantly supporting and sustaining us. It is this sustaining power of life that you have a new capacity to nurture within yourself. You have a increased capacity to trust in, and cooperation with, life itself. By life, I mean the experience of feeling the energies of life coursing through your body. Energy and Chi penetrate every level of life. This is an awareness of life “as a process” in which you are integrally engaged.
This idea of life as a process is an important concept to consider. Faith is a natural by-product of life itself. Our planet is alive and individual life everywhere is sustained and nurtured by this aliveness of Earth. We all live in a larger container of planetary life which, by its very nature, is cyclic. Your capacity to rely on this ongoing cyclic process of life forms the basis for your inner strength. It directly correlates to your inner faith. In this way, faith is not reduced to a set of mental ideas or beliefs on which one projects outwardly. Faith becomes a fundamental trust in an ongoing process. It becomes a point of integration and strength, because it is no longer an outward projection, but an inward reliance.
The hope which Jupiter brings to your consciousness stems from a new level of inner strength. This strength flows from the integration of Cosmic light which you are beginning to experience (since the previous New Moon Dec 13th). This Jupiter Factor is supporting your inner realms and inner faith. The New Moon brings a new capacity to move forward in life through the gracefulness of your inner strength. Let this inner strength continue to build in you throughout this lunar cycle.
New Moon Activities
The New Moon is at 11:44a on Friday the 11th. Here is a meditative activity you can do, ideally before the conjunction of Sun and Moon, either Thursday evening or Friday morning.
Sit quietly with eyes closed for 10 minutes and feel the inner sensations of being alive. The inner sensations of “Life” moving through you.
Contemplate how alive Earth feels. Reflect on the ways in which everything related to life is part of a cycle and a process.
As you sit, realize how your life is part of the Earth’s life, how you are intimately connected though your cooperation, trust, and faith in the processes of life.
Sense your own significance and how your life is not random. Nurture the feeling that you are as significant as the Sun and Moon. See and feel yourself as a presence in the solar system as powerful as the Sun and Moon.
Feel your inner strength begin to build as you feel life moving you forward with purpose and meaning.
Set your intentions to increase your capacity for inner strength in the coming days, as you consciously integrate your access to Cosmic light.[/fancy_list]
Note to Astrology Students
Each month there are two important cosmic activations. The first is when the Moon conjuncts the Sun. The second is when the Moon conjuncts Uranus. Both of these activations are important and represent new energies which are available for use. The understanding of why they occur and how use them in chart interpretation would be typically will be covered in my upcoming astrology classes Esoteric Astrology Level I, and Your Lunation Birthday I.
I find it most fascinating that buried in the collective consciousness of the average person is the idea of the “end of the world.” This is somewhat accurate from an esoteric point of view. Allow me to explain this idea further.
This year’s Winter Solstice is occurring during a powerful and magical Uranus activation. This, coupled with the Sun conjunct Pluto, points to a cosmic situation leading to the end of current structures of power. This is the power that currently holds control through sanctioned organizations and existing power structures. By power, I mean the ability to establish, organize, and to initiate that which controls and brings to order. Power also refers to the energy to act and to accomplish new activity.
This year the Solstice is about the death of one great power, and the birth of a new great power, emerging for the first time. This is the power to create something meaningful and new, in closer alignment with Cosmic harmony.
The Winter Solstice always represents a form of death. In this country, our preoccupation with death limits our understanding of what it means to end a cycle. With our Sun in a balsamic conjunction with Pluto on this year’s Winter Solstice (right before the exact conjunction), the ending of our current cycle is certain. Cosmic death is occurring in the most powerful and auspicious way possible. I am thankful that in our culture we have another symbol to help us understand what is occurring. That symbol is the birth of the Christ consciousness, which occurs every year in this season.
It’s important to realize that on the Winter Solstice both death and birth are happening simultaneously. As the death of one cycle occurs, the birth of another cycle begins. Life is eternal, with the promise that when one phase of life ends, a new phase of life begins. This is precisely what is occurring during the Solstice.
A Deeper Look into the Birth of Light
To fully understand the magic that is occurring on the Solstice, I would like to take a deeper look into the nature of light.
You and I live in a world where the balance of light is constantly shifting. In June, at the time of Summer Solstice, when the days are the longest, light predominates and the day-force is the strongest of the year. At the same time, the night-force is also the weakest. This is when a bit of cosmic magic occurs. At the moment of Summer Solstice, the night-force is awakened out of its slumber and it begins to build in strength. Over the following weeks and months, the night-force builds and builds until the time of Winter Solstice, when it is the strongest of the year.
Magically, on the Winter Solstice, the death of the night-force is foretold with the birth of the light. From Winter Solstice on, the awakened day-force will continue to build in strength, until the next Summer Solstice arrives.
Each year at Winter Solstice the Light re-awakens. And each year, a new quality of Light is born. This is the birth of the Christ consciousness. This is the light which will Light the world and guide our way. Winter Solstice each year brings the sacred birth of a new quality of illumination to Earth. We celebrate it, we rejoice, and we hold sacred this magic of Light. It is this yearly birth of Light which gives us hope and inspiration. We sense the glory which is to come when this Light comes into its full power of strength and illumination.
Feeling the Solstice Shift
The Winter Solstice, by its very nature, is perhaps to most powerful shifting point which occurs on a yearly basis. This year’s shift is amplified by an additional Moon-Uranus activation which is happening simultaneously with the Solstice.
The Moon represents your daily experience and adjustment to life. It’s a focal point of Cosmic integration of the changing flow of spiritual energies available to you. The Moon also gives you the ability to feel this amazing cosmic shift.
Every month the Moon experiences two activations. One is at New Moon, when it contacts the Sun and activates a new way to fulfill your purpose and potential. The other is when it contacts Uranus and activates your galactic purpose from beyond the solar system. Significantly, this year the Winter Solstice is occurring on this second of these two activations. The new phase conjunction (right after the exact conjunction) of the Moon and Uranus is the marker of a new era of time and progress.
On the Solstice you may have the feeling that something is different. It is important that you feel this on an emotional level. Without the ability to feel the shift, you may struggle with how to react. Astrologically, we are in a period of emotional rebirth, following the special activation which occurred at last month’s Full Moon. This rebirth is supporting a fundamental shift in our nature, to act and react consciously from a new emotional center. From the perspective of your new emotional center, you can feel that the past has served its role and it’s time to move on to bigger and better ways of living and being in harmony with the universe.
When you look outside on the Solstice, the Light you see and feel, the Light inspiring your actions and decisions, is not the same light as it was yesterday. This is the Light of a new era of fulfillment.
A New Era of Fulfillment
We are entering the era that we have dreamed of. A time to bring our visions to form. What was previously only an idea, what could only be dreamed of in the past, is now crystallizing. Our visions are becoming possible because of a new form of power.
The inspiration of the night-force will be fulfilled when a spiritual community of awakened people is able use the birth of Cosmic hope and Light to energize and start using this Light as a real and useful form of power. In the new era we will have the Power to “do,” and not just to dream. We will have the Power to act in the Light, not just talk about a world in the future. This new power becomes the force we will use to build the new world which was previously only a vision. The New Era of Fulfillment is arriving through the use of the power of Light, in action.
The Birth of a New Capricorn
Each year, on the Winter Solstice, the Sun moves into the Zodiac sign of Capricorn. Capricorn energies are those energies in which the earth, or anything with form, can hold and wield actual power. This year, with the help of Uranus, the birth of a new quality of Cosmic Light will begin to flow and energize through Capricorn, This is the birth of “The New Capricorn.”
In the past, the ability to claim, use, and embody power as an individual or a group has been directed by Capricorn in tandem with the planet Saturn. Saturn, ruler of form, structure, building, and laws has traditionally been considered the ruler of Capricorn, but that is about to change.
Some have predicted that the Earth’s poles will reverse on the Winter Solstice. This isn’t what is happening literally, but there is an important reversal in the flow of Cosmic energies. In the past, Cosmic energy tended to flow primarily outward, from Jupiter through Saturn and Uranus and the remaining outer planets, to the Galaxy.
Capricorn is an Earth sign. The New Capricorn embodies the transcendent quality of “Earth.” This can be seen in a crystal, which is the new symbol of the earth element of Capricorn. With this shift to the new era, Cosmic energy flows in two directions, like a crystal in which energy can flow in both directions at the same time. Cosmic flow now moves two ways, from galactic center to you, and also from you out to the Universe.
Because Capricorn energy can now flow in two directions, there will be a split in the world. Some will be able to move in both directions, others will be stuck in old forms. Those who struggle to feel the shift will declare, “The world didn’t end, nothing has changed, let’s continue along our previous path.” Saturn will be their ruler of power and power structures.
For others, who have cultivated subtleness and a new awareness, those who can feel more than the retail shopping spirit as an indicator of fulfillment, Uranus will be their new guide into a new understanding and expression of fulfillment.
Inspiration for Moving Forward
Uranus has the ability to show us what is beyond and just out of reach, guiding with a vision of the correct use of power. Uranus as the new ruler of Capricorn will show us the way to transform our world into the paradise we once only dreamed of. The use of power for the sake of power, and as a measure of success and control, will start to fade as the new ruler of Capricorn shifts the consciousness of more and more individuals.
As we enter the New Era of Fulfillment, we now have the ability to hold the inspiration of our spiritual ideals, and also build realities from them. The new Capricorn is about seizing power from those who abuse it and reclaiming it for the harmony of all. It’s is about being responsible for what we envision and then making the decisions and taking the actions which support it. Group responsibility and support will be especially powerful as we move forward.
Let us each feel this shift as deeply as possible. It’s a time for celebration and joy, a time for us to anchor the birth of this new Light.
It is important to realize that Astrology is a symbolic language. The language of astrology interprets and describes the overall cosmic pattern, a rhythm of wholeness and intelligence, which is operating both in the universe at a grand level and operating within each of us at a smaller level.
These two levels, the universal and the personal, are typically referred to as the macrocosm and microcosm. The connection between the two is a fundamental principle of esoteric astrology.
[icon_teaser type=”Sun” style=”astrology16″ title=”Sun”]The centralizing and harmonizing source of light, and life’s sustaining and vitalizing Solar energies. The original LOGOS and integrating factor that gives purpose to individual and holistic existence.[/icon_teaser]
[icon_teaser type=”Moon” style=”astrology16″ title=”Moon”]A reflection of the Solar principle which provides form, organic activity, and bio-psychic structures. It structures through the ego, instincts, and all that nourishes. It functions as one’s ability to adapt to their changing environment. It also functions as a common planetary pair with SATURN, NEPTUNE, and the SUN.[/icon_teaser]
[icon_teaser type=”Mercury” style=”astrology16″ title=”Mercury”]The first differentiation of Solar energy, which allows for the principle of separating into differences, giving rise to duality and the mind. It functions as the lower-mind with the ability to classify, organize, abstract, and communicate within the phenomenal world. It represent intelligence within the world, as the ability to create relationships between that which can identified as have different characteristics.[/icon_teaser]
Each of the planets has a transcendent aspect, illustrated here in relationship to Mercury.
Mercury has the ability to function in a higher capacity within the higher-self or higher-mind of individuals who are able to pierce through Saturn’s initial boundary to more transcendent understandings. A typical way in which this initial boundary operates is the division between the physical world and the metaphysical world. For those who experience the universe as only that which can be seen, calculated, classified, observed, and proven by a modern science methodology, Mercury does not function as a conscious planetary pair with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Mercury functions as a common planetary pair with both JUPITER and SATURN.
Mercury functions as an uncommon (and in most persons, unconscious) planetary pair with URANUS, NEPTUNE and PLUTO.
MERCURY / JUPITER: Expanding the intuitive function of the mind.
MERCURY / SATURN: To architect new systems of complexity reflecting a new structural need within Humankind.
MERCURY / URANUS: Bringing planetary revelations to the conscious mind.
MERCURY / NEPTUNE: New symbols become new ideals for Humanity-as-a-whole.
MERCURY / PLUTO: Radically transforms the higher mind with a new level of identification built on new ideals and planetary revelations.[/fancy_box]
[icon_teaser type=”Venus” style=”astrology16″ title=”Venus”]The function of centripetal (inner) awareness, giving access to one’s inner realms. The extraction of value and meaning from one’s experiences which give rise to what is needed for harmonization with the inner Self and others. Functions as a planetary pair with Mars.[/icon_teaser]
[icon_teaser type=”Mars” style=”astrology16″ title=”Mars”]The function of a centrifugal (outer) release of energy. That which moves away from one’s center in order to experience that which is greater, and to initiate a creative expression of one’s inner or “centripetal” awareness, associated with Venus.[/icon_teaser]
[icon_teaser type=”Jupiter” style=”astrology16″ title=”Jupiter”]The harmonizing management of that which is structured or contained. This planet symbolizes the function of the principle of expansion and all that is needed in any comprehensive order of activities. It assimilates, organizes and expands all that operates within the framework of the structure that Saturn provides.[/icon_teaser]
[icon_teaser type=”Saturn” style=”astrology16″ title=”Saturn”]The great container. The “active container” or skeleton, boundary, limitation, threshold, of all that is organic and structurally contained within the phenomenal world. It represents the structure of the ego, as well as the structure of tradition, culture and society. Functions as a planetary pair with Jupiter.[/icon_teaser]
Trans-personal Planets or Planets of the Awakened Mind
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto function to bring Galactic ideas, information, and rhythms of wholeness to the solar system. These planets operate in an unconscious manner for those persons who have not yet begun to awaken to these rhythms from beyond our solar system.
[icon_teaser type=”Uranus” style=”astrology16″ title=”Uranus”]The glimpse of a richer, fuller, and expanded level of participation. Its frequency and function is to shatter that which has crystallized into obsolete forms. It represents the vision from higher realms, descending to the physical, and new revelations from the expanded realm of consciousness operating at a planetary level.[/icon_teaser]
[icon_teaser type=”Neptune” style=”astrology16″ title=”Neptune”]The function of dissolving all that is obsolete. It dissolves all that isn’t in harmony with Wholeness and operating as a universal principle. What dissolves becomes new substance for new universal order and spiritual ideals.[/icon_teaser]
[icon_teaser type=”Pluto” style=”astrology16″ title=”Pluto”]The new order and transformational rhythm of the galaxy. Working with the original Solar purpose and LOGOS in conscious participation with the Wholeness of “planetary-mind.” No less than a complete and radical transformation of the identification and experience of Wholeness.[/icon_teaser]
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