Mark Twain said “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”.
Saturn, the planet of focus, moves into the imaginal realm of Pisces today on March 7th, 2023. Are you ready to get your vision checked?
The transit occurs at the height of a Full Moon, ensuring that no magic goes wasted on such a potent shift. Saturn had been focused for the past 3 years in Aquarius, the sign of networking, future, and individualism, seeing the growth of the web and the rise of new existential questions about how we are to live in a blooming digital age. Now the focus shifts into the imagination.
How sharp can you see with the eyes of your heart? How much reality can you discern in the clear sweeps of a fairy tale that has diligently been taking shape all of your life yet remains cocooned in the galaxy of your dreams?
Concentration is such a powerful gift, as are all of nature’s powers. Concentration is like tossing a stone into the waters of your mind and allowing the concentric circles to radiate outward. No matter how big these circles get, how far they travel into a larger sense of self and a bigger sense of nature, they share the same center. Your concentration is that center, surrounded by coherence in a large and poetic natural world.
There is sight to be brightened by the sea of dreams. Saturn will swim through these waters until May 2025, and again with the retrograde from August 2025 to February 2026.
Wings are things for bugs bats and birds, but they are also for hearts, souls, minds and words! Wings have always been waiting in the wings, so to speak, persuading our senses to hunger for peaks. Peaks of experience, when all is affirmed, lucid mountain-top-moments where true wealth is learned.
William Blake famously said, “No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
With Sagittarius’ totem planet in Capricorn, the sign of authenticity, and conjunct Saturn, the author of authenticity itself, there is extra attention to the authentic integrity of these wings. Pluto has been nearby as well for quite some time, as a stirring of kundalini enlivens these wings. And don’t tell me that you have no wings, I’ll just refer you straight to Muhammad Ali who said, “The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
What are these wings of yours that vibrate to such a particular voice, and animates a world of choice, appealing to those higher ceilings, and cheering on those freeing feelings.
Peter Pan and Mary Poppins seem to agree that the secret of flight lies in the heart’s delight.
What are these wings, and what song must they sing? What heights of true home claim these wings as our own? As the artist William Holman Hunt said, “The door of he human heart, can only be opened from the inside.”
Mercury, with winged sandals and winged helmet, flies in the upward nitrogen-rich air of Sagittarius. Approaching a square with Neptune the God of the Sea, he expands his zest for higher ceilings, to incorporate delicacies of ephemeral feelings. Perception is gleaming with the phenomena of sun mixed with sea. Rimbaud’s sense of eternity.
Venus in Scorpio, in a dramatic state, awakening like she did when she first met the snake. Have her senses been dormant? Has her pleasure been sleeping? Higher ceilings in question, fuller senses are creeping, upward as pre-flowering roots.
At the hub of this spirit to fly and soar, travels Mars in Aries, as the Will gets restored. The precious Will, with such high determination. Awakened senses and commitment to creation.
Uranus in Taurus- waking up a natural instinct, of flight through delight.
Neptune in Pisces, in dreams we reunite with our wings- but only with some deliberate intent.
The Moon begins the week waning into it’s 4th quarter in Virgo, the simple maiden of leisure and cultivation. In practical-Moon-fashion, she nudges us towards new habits, that favor these Sagittarian instincts. With a nurturing humm, she cultivates the treasures that put horse power in our soul; Laughter, anticipation, elevation, and the appetite for learning.
By mid-evening on Tuesday, she continues to wane now into Libra, and there is at last air in the sky. The air of what’s fair, in both sense of the word. The balance and also the beauty of a bird.
The Sun, near perceptive Mercury, comes into an exact square with Neptune Wednesday. Look a moment longer in any place that glimmers, feel in your heart a true signature of shimmer.
By later evening Thursday, a Scorpio Moon continues to slighten- and an earth magic is heightened. The next day the Sun goes into trine with Mars, carpe that diem for it truly is ours. Just like those vital things that give life to our wings- Be wakeful today, in the Warrior’s way.
The Scorpio Moon grins slimmer through Saturday. Slighter still by evening, as into Sagittarius it slips- to be New on Monday for a Full Solar Eclipse!
Unless you are in South America you won’t see it- but nonetheless- quite an event is headed our way! A mystifying sky, prompting that question of why? An upcoming wonder, who’s skies we stand under.
A staggering phenomenon to behold, seemingly unreal, yet governed by natural laws. Writer philosopher, Colin Wilson believed that peak experiences are also governed by natural laws. Laws that govern the structure of our consciousness. Are positive responses more intentional than negative ones? Can an active and purposive state of mind help you, in Wilson’s words, “sense the magnetic north of [your] existence”?
In the Season of the horse, this is the course. An altitude of attitude aiming straight for the source. Lucid-mountain-top moments, when all is affirmed, to be honored in memory as true wealth that’s been learned.