Planetary news this week: Jupiter/Neptune, and the Libra New Moon
It’s an interesting fact that the astrological factor associated with spirituality is the same as the symbolism associated with creative inspiration. And also delusion. That is not to say that spirituality and creativity are the same as delusion, but when the veil between the Divine and the practical begin to thin there is some danger that we will not always be able to distinguish what is “real” from what is “false.” It’s a well-known fact that some of the most brilliant artists have bordered on madness – something we attribute to the Neptune factor.
Jupiter is a personal planet, describing our personal optimism and faith in life. Under the influence of Jupiter, we feel more able to dream of a life that is bigger and better, and have the confidence to seek those dreams. Neptune is a transpersonal planet – inspiring us to go beyond the obvious and the mundane. The challenging square between Jupiter and Neptune culminates this week and we are seeing a higher degree of confusion and illusion in the news. Who said what in Ukraine? What is causing mysterious illnesses in vapers? Is confidence in financial markets an illusion? It feels a bit like we have been riding in a bubble and all of a sudden look down to find there is nothing holding us up. (If this is new to you, you can catch up with this article.)
Challenging aspects are not always hard or “bad” – they ARE strong, and they can therefore also be of great benefit to us. Under this Jupiter/Neptune energy we may find that we have an increase in creativity and that our imagination can more easily be unleashed. It is a wonderful time for […]