by Robert Wilkinson
A very big shift actually occurred at the last Winter Solstice. It affected everyone, both similarly and differently. We are being tested right now to keep our balance as we move into heightened feelings.
While much seems pretty intense right now and some of it does not make sense, it’s showing us how to “know without thinking,” and forcing us to sort through what in us "knows" it thinks it knows. Some "knowing without thinking" is pure and accurate intuition. Other "knowing without thinking" is a self-generated echo chamber that can go strange places. Put another way, some "knowing" is more accurate than other "knowing."
This will be with us as a constant in the years to come. Right now the trick is to learn to navigate this increased sensitivity when confronted by the abrupt upheavals and strange events associated with the ongoing Uranus square Pluto with Pluto continuing to anchor the Grand Irrationality.
Over the next 7 days we have a host of major league intense aspects and configurations going on that is bound to affect us in many areas of life. This is one of the periods when we’re tested to keep our equilibrium and not allow our feelings to overreact.
We have two "Fingers of God," one a Yod to Jupiter, the other a Yod to Saturn, and a situation where these interlock with each other. At this time we also have Mars square Pluto, then a Full Moon with a Cardinal T-square, then a Venus-Sun-Uranus cluster of conjunctions that re-triggers all the previous aspects Mars has made, then Mercury square Jupiter, and then finally the Sun and Venus square Pluto.
Any of these would set off major things in our lives, and all of these together will profoundly affect almost our entire chart. Since these involve the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto, you can see how it cuts across almost every area of our lives. Given the placements and rulerships involved, it seems the only sign that isn’t impacted is Aquarius.
I’ve explained the Yods in previous articles. Over the next week, the cardinal squares being triggered now are showing us just how sensitive we are, and are forcing us to find our balance along with being sensitive to our needs without excessive sensitivity throwing us off. Learn to stay balanced, moderate the oscillations, and feel what you have to feel without allowing your mind to take it where it doesn't need to go.
Also remember Mercury has been squaring Jupiter since the beginning of March. That’s a long time for those two principles to be at cross purposes to each other. The fact they’re in mutual reception only heightens their influence. It also challenges us not to allow our minds to take things where they don’t need to go, since the square from Pisces to Gemini can never get clear enough to be satisfied.
I’ll write more about these aspects in the coming days, since they’ll be a very heavy influence in the coming Full Moon at 7 Libra at 2:27 am PDT, 5:27 am EDT, 9:27 am Greenwich on March 27. At least the Cardinal squares are made productive via the sextiles to Jupiter in Gemini, and the Mutable square is made productive via Mercury in Pisces sextile Pluto. So while there are abrupt blocks, brakes, releases, and corners turned, it’s all productive for getting to the truth of a matter while also taking ideas into actions.
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