by Robert Wilkinson
Since we still have a few weeks to go in this particular time warp, please remember that we're all living within a big weirdness that seems relentlessly unending, at least from the perspective of we who still use time to measure our experience. Septile series aspects are associated with "destiny producing events," and being non-rational, can manifest as obsessive-compulsive behaviors, things that don't make sense, irrationality, and a feeling of a lack of control. Of course this last feeling is unreal, but so are many of the other sensations going on right now. There are reasons for all of this, and by noting the timing of certain aspects, we can mitigate or cooperate with the larger process we're all experiencing.
I'll preface what I'm about to say with the reminder that we ALWAYS have control over our responses to events, and have no control over other people's behaviors. If "character is destiny," then as we shape our character we shape our destiny. That's why it's important to be aware of what is pushing or pulling us in our daily and weekly experience as factors in a larger process where we are choosing what to learn or not, what to say or not, what to do or not. These all shape our future, which you can see is in fact our "destiny."
The major factor in the big weirdness we're all experiencing is the years-long Grand Irrationality. This is associated with the ongoing Neptune septile Pluto, setting up our experience of the long term collective transformational process to be very strange indeed. We last experienced this in the 1930s through 1941, when there was a lot of totalitarian thinking globally, irrational behavior, hard-edged violence, and circumstances that seemed to be propelled by very weird forces seemingly beyond individual control.
Neptune and Pluto re-entered a septile relationship in the mid-1990s, and will continue there for about 10 more years before again moving into a sextile, which they were in from about 1942-1995. This will eventually produce a circumstance where everyone on Earth will have either a septile or sextile between Neptune and Pluto in their charts.
When this happens, my personal opinion is that will represent a "fail safe" point where everyone on Earth will "know better," and the so-called "Lords of Karma" will activate the Law affecting everyone according to whether they are builders or destroyers, cooperators or monkeywrenchers. When all beings on Earth truly know "right from wrong, good from bad," regardless of what local belief systems are asserted to prop up ego, there should be a collective awakening to a different view of Earth, life, and our human purpose on this beautiful ball of dirt, though of course dualities will still exist as long as we're in this individual and collective evolutionary state.
The Grand Irrationality is being triggered 7 times each month by the transits of the Moon. This is producing circumstances that force "choices and changes" on us all in the areas being activated in our charts. Right now the zones of influence are 26-29 Sagittarius, 19-22 Aquarius, 10-13 Aries, 1-4 Gemini, 23-26 Cancer, 14-17 Virgo, and 5-9 Scorpio.
These of course move forward as Neptune and Pluto move forward. So if you have planets in these spans, expect those parts of you and your life to be thrown into strange situations bringing radical changes. If you have planets or points earlier than these, then you've already been through your life altering transitions, and if you have planets later than these, your changes are yet to come, so prepare the best you're able for what can best be described as a wild ride through the intersections of fate and free will.
The other big factor contributing to our temporary collective insanity and/or breakthroughs can be found in the article Spiritual Astrology in September-October 2007 Pt. 1 - Jupiter Biseptile Saturn Exteriorizing Forces of Destiny, which describes the ongoing Jupiter biseptile Saturn and its specific influence on all of us. In that article you will also find more about The Grand Irrationality. The Jupiter biseptile Saturn adds another layer to the generic weirdness, since it also is activated 7 times a month by the Moon and occupies different degree spans.
At present this set of activated degree spans is 26 Libra, 16 Sag, 8 Aquarius, 30 Pisces, 19 Taurus, 12 Cancer, and 4 Virgo, mas o menos a couple of degrees to either side of these points. Again, each time the Moon crosses through any of these, it triggers the larger configuration. This will last for the next several weeks, and because Jupiter and Saturn are both moving forward quickly, so will the active degree spans. You can move these forward 3-5 degrees over the next month, and even when it disappears in mid-November, remember that Jupiter will join The Grand Irrationality as it conjuncts Pluto at the Galactic Center and septiles Neptune.
Thus you can see that between these two simultaneously occurring configurations over the past and future weeks, we're all in a pressure cooker of decisions and changes where things make little or no sense, but our responses to the pressures are shaping our "destiny" for years to come. As I wrote back in early August,
"... so expect some very bizarre events and behaviors to dominate for several weeks. A whole lot of us will find ourselves in a very changed reality fairly shortly, so go with the flow.
If appropriate, avoid extreme behavior and people, but remember also that sometimes stances must be taken as the time requires. There are moments in human life that affect us for the rest of our life, for good or ill, depending on who or what is assisting us or betraying us, consciously or unconsciously. And of course, when we choose a path, we must leave behind other options that would hinder us in learning and practicing the wisdom that is ours to experience.
So consider this is a time when "the die is cast," when choices and changes are determining the future in ways unimaginable to us now, since the process itself won't make any sense as it unfolds. Even though there may be edginess, there's also magic and transformation at work, so ride the waves, be as reasonable as possible in the face of irrationality, and honor your quirks as well as your particular form of uniqueness and/or genius.
This energy will be around for a while, so take a deep breath, take the plunge into what path you know you must take, and don't worry about why it's so weird. It just is, and will be for quite a while. Remember also that The Grand Irrationality is also active for years to come, so at present there are about 14 times each month when these forks will be hit and choices must be made. It's all part of humanity becoming individuated, and consciously choosing what behaviors to cling to and which to transform.
More on the septile series aspects at the link, and more on the Grand Irrationality in this article which also has links to other articles valuable in helping us position ourselves to make best use of these very strange times and energies.
On a related note, for those who want more information about the Galactic Center effect, I've found an interesting piece written by a very respected scientist and metaphysican who challenges some famous "new age" authors' assertions on what's up with the Galactic Center. If you want to read a solid refutation of the channeled new age soup concerning photon belts, the Pleiades, Alcyone, and Galactic cosmic ray superwaves, please check out Morphogenic Resonance or a Plethora of Galactic Center Disinformation? by Dr. Paul LaViolette.
Though I'm usually skeptical of "scientific" refutations of metaphysical assertions, this guy has an amazing track record of decoding many of the ancient sources of wisdom that we in the metaphysical community rely on as our gold standards. He's investigated the Great Pyramid timeline, Atlantis, the Popul Vuh, ancient Greek, Norse, and Egyptian mythology, the Vishnu creation myth, and the I Ching, among other things. To view some of what this spiritual scientist has done, here's a link to a list of some amazing accomplishments.
Whether they are all "true and correct," or whether some of it is or is not, he's done enough work to impress me. And it serves to remind me to remind you always to be skeptical of "channeled" material, and subject it to reason, historical investigation, and cross checks with what we actually know is true. Regarding a lot of new age speculations and assertions, the words of a brilliant writer comes to mind: It's like perfume. You can smell it, but you shouldn't swallow it.
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson