Astrology of Now: On Such A Full Sea

Saturday June 10th 2017
The Ninth Wave — Ivan Aivazovsky

The Ninth Wave — Ivan Aivazovsky

“There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.”

Julius Caesar, Act IV, Scene 3

We are at an unusual astrological point right now. The two rulers of watery Pisces  — Jupiter and Neptune — are standing (apparently) almost still in the sky — one just turned direct and one to reverse next week.

Jupiter also rules the sign of Sagittarius, which had its annual Full Moon last night. The tide is indeed high. Emotions are large — overwhelming, beautiful, scary.

These two mighty gassy balls have energies that are not dissimilar. In fact they can work together well — and now they are in a very tight aspect — just one degree apart — which will hold until well into July. But this coming week is the only time when they are both direct. On June 16, Neptune turns retrograde.

The aspect is a strange one: the “inconjunct” or quincunx of 150°. This is awkward, interesting, creative, irritating; it forces an adjustment. It joins together two signs which have little in common — in this case Jupiter is in Cardinal Air Libra and Neptune is in Mutable Water Pisces. But because they have little in common, they have much to teach each other — and they must find the qualities or values or ideals, bigotries or biases that they share. When we mix air and water, we might get gentle rain, the heavens’ release.

So this quincunx broadly connects ideas and emotions, justice and compassion, politics and idealism, art and imagination, romantic love and universal love. This is a moment for the collective, but your own canvas may go from tiny watercolour to vast expressionist chef d’oeuvre. If you are an artist or a lover, you may want to lose yourself for a while in this full sea.

In The Mood for Love. There is never a bad time to watch this beautiful, romantic movie again, but there are peak times — and this is one.

In The Mood for Love. There is never a bad time to watch this beautiful, romantic movie again, but there are peak times — and this is one. Listen to the soundtrack here.

But if you have any planets or angles near 14° in mutable or cardinal signs — Aries, Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini — then you are likely to feel this huge shift in currents personally. That’s a lot of people.

So one large planet turns backwards and the other turns forwards. Imagine two huge liners churning the oceans: we are caught in the chaotic turmoil, that space between where everything stands still for a moment. Take a pause in that flat water that happens in the middle of the chaos. What is beautiful? What is good? Where is love?

Allow these two contrary currents to work together. Libra and Pisces (at their best) are the signs of peace — and different kinds of love — Neptune and Jupiter — compassion and generosity. Pay special attention around June 19-20 when Venus in Taurus, the planet of love in her own sign, gives this aspect even more momentum.

Soon the tide will turn and we will need to take it at the flood.

Ramadan Karim.

 

 

 

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  1. soab says:

    I’m feeling a change, but its only because of the election result yesterday I am sure. Still I am more optimistic now. I also yesterday had a reply letter from a debt collection company yesterday that indicates that they are no longer going to pursue collecting the debt ie no longer any need to pay them (he he ha ha). I have Pluto, and Moon at 13/14 of Virgo, and Chiron at 13 of Pisces. Stange because I was thinking the day before that the game is rigged against everyone; shows there is hope.

  2. mike says:

    “Wonderful Life” ( Colin Vearncombe aka Black)
    Here I go out to sea again
    The sunshine fills my hair
    And dreams hang in the air
    Gulls in the sky and in my blue eye
    You know it feels unfair
    There’s magic everywhere
    Look at me standing
    Here on my own again
    Up straight in the sunshine

    No need to run and hide
    It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
    No need to laugh and cry
    It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

    The sun’s in your eyes
    the heat is in your hair
    They seem to hate you
    because you’re there
    And I need a friend
    oh I need a friend
    to make me happy
    Not stand here on my own
    Look at me standing
    Here on my own again
    Up straight in the sunshine

    No need to run and hide
    It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
    No need to laugh and cry
    It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

    I need a friend, oh I need a friend
    To make me happy, not so alone
    Look at me here
    Here on my own again
    Up straight in the sunshine

    No need to run and hide
    It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
    No need to laugh and cry
    It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

    No need to run and hide
    It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
    No need to laugh and cry
    It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

    Wonderful life
    Wonderful life

    My favorite version by Smith & Burrows: youtube.com/watch?v=bypdakHeSfY

  3. mike says:

    I’d also add June 24th as a day of peculiarity, as Moon will conjunct Mars @13* Cancer, squaring Jupiter, trining Neptune…same day Venus trines Pluto, while Jupiter is approaching square to Pluto.

  4. Vesta says:

    Lovely post, and replies. 🙂
    I felt different when I woke up today. Lighter. I realised there’s hope, and I didn’t have to fight for it or reach for it, it’s there. I haven’t lost myself in a book or a film for ages. I’m looking forward to it.
    Thanks!

  5. I loved this post, Christina. Will Share!