Optimism and dreams vs cold hard reality in 2015: Round 1
One thing I love about the astrological language is that everything has both a positive and negative aspect. The confidence and abundance of Jupiter and Sagittarius have a dark shadow: complacence and laziness. The stress and challenge of Saturn and Capricorn have a bright side: focus and achievement. The creativity and spiritual magic of Neptune and Pisces can also bring illusion, delusion and confusion.
But there’s no sugar coating the fact that energies of expansion conflict with energies of contraction, and we have a great deal of this push/pull going on right now. Saturn (restriction) moved into Sagittarius (expansion) in late 2014 and then retrograded back into Scorpio until this month. Saturn’s passage through Sagittarius over the next two years will enable us to harness our dreams and yearnings into a focused plan for success. However, it will also test our confidence and potentially create an environment where distress can occur.
Sagittarius rules religion, philosophy and other shared ideologies, as well as air travel and the mixing of foreign cultures. Saturn in Sagittarius has brought with it the challenges (Saturn) of migration (Sagittarius) in Europe and of course even more stress (Saturn) from ideological conflict (Sagittarius). This conflict accelerated in August when Saturn formed a challenging square to Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius and brought these issue to a fevered pitch.
Jupiter is now in Virgo – an earth sign which, like Saturn, demands a level of practicality which Jupiter is typically not that comfortable with. Jupiter seeks to perpetually grow and evolve, and Virgo wants to hold back and create order so the conflicting energies of expansive dynamic creation with repression and reorganization will continue to react against one another, potentially causing an eruption or […]