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Taking Heart, into Neptunian Weekend
Friday January 7, 2011
Today's Sun-Square aspect leading into a Neptunian weekend reminds me of an ongoing dialogue I'm having -- within myself -- about finding ways to overcome the heavy inertia of our times. The escape routes are there (via innovation, the imagination, mystic portals), but this square intensifies any conflicts with authority, and can be discouraging.
Growing up with this aspect in my birth chart, I dealt with a critical, you could say abusively so, parent. Church and school felt very punitive and I retreated ever deeper into my Cancerian carapace. The harshness I felt coming at me, became internalized as self-hatred, and a paralyzing fear of simply being who I am (Sun).
My friend and colleague Denise Dee also has this killjoy aspect natally. On her Soulstrology Facebook page, she writes, "Today Saturn is squaring the Sun asking you to take a look at - who in your family/past have killed your faith in yourself and your enthusiasm? And what will it take for you to begin not only believing in your dreams but to manifest them."
The Sun-Square aspect can feel like being stuck between a rock and a hard place. With Sun in Capricorn, square to Saturn Libra, somethings got to give. It can bring you out of inertia, as a force to push through the frustration.
This weekend, with its well aspected Pisces Moon, can be a time to experiment with your power to create -- via the imagination. And to find your faith in that power. In her book, Path of Empowerment, Barbara Marciniak writes, "The key to solving the great planetary crisis you face lies in the compassionate recognition that humanity has essentially developed a collective fear of the power to create."
This could be a weekend of breaking through that early conditioning and fears that keep your gifts from fully coming out. The first step is dealing with fear, so you can tune in to the more subtle nuances available in the psychic landscape and dreamworld. This is an ideal few days to mine that infinite resource for your own encouragement, the path of heart.
Ideas: Drawing, dancing, singing or acting out your fears; Flex the muscles of your own imagination, rather than going for passive entertainment; Pray and ask for guidance as you move through the day; Embodied mystical practices like yoga - here's one I'm doing called Heart Yoga:
Awaken to the Joy of Living.