Friday, March 8, 2013
ADDENDUM TO SPRING EQUINOX 2013 - USA
Leave it to a retrograde Mercury, I never noticed a second Yod pattern on the chart until now. This one has Saturn in Scorpio in the 8th house as the Apex planet, inconjunct Mars/Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Gemini. Translated, a configuration of Karma, of self-preservation and the requirement of inner maturity regarding readiness to approach this turning-point, this special forked road in life. Reminds me of Yogi Berra's famous line: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
In the planetary family of thoughts, Saturn represents the Safety factor, the negative expressions being anxiety, uncertainty, fear. So we need to avoid self-defeating attitudes that are reinforced by harsh outer conditions and to flow with the corrective nature of the inconjunct and Saturn's natural drive to overcome obstacles, for this is a testing Yod.
Posited in both a prophetic sign and a prophetic house Saturn's position is an urgent message for Americans to cease relying upon personal power, to place their focus on disengaging from pride and selfishness...for those are the shackles that bind souls to matter, mortality and fate. It is past time to put your spiritual house in order.
"Expect poison from the standing water."
- Wm Blake - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell