This week we hit Peak Retrograde, with seven planets retrograde until the 12th when Jupiter turned direct. Since Jupiter is the planet of faith and religion, as well as optimism and good fortune, I thought this from Thomas Moore was an appropriate quote for today. When the world changes around us, our ideas of what give life meaning, facets of Jupiter, need to change along with it. As we bridge the doorway from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, many of our religious theologies and beliefs have fallen away, and in their place we are crafting new philosophies.
The kingdom [of God] is invisible, empty. It’s more like a color than an object, more like a sound than a structure. It isn’t anything more than a point of view, but it is a perspective on life that makes all the difference. …
The kingdom is like an open window, nothing in itself, and yet it allows everything. It is transparent and translucent. It allows the fullness of life to shine through. It is a way of seeing and living, but it is not an entity separate from ordinary existence. It is not a set of beliefs as much as a slant on life. In some ways it’s a door opening to a new life, but even better, it’s a window you can look through and see another world.
Thomas Moore, Writing in the Sand