I want to turn to something Andy Warhol wrote,
which includes something Simone de Beauvoir wrote:
– ”When Simone de Beauvoir said “I’m reliving it, neutralizing it, and transforming it into an inoffensive past that I can keep in my heart without either disowning it or suffering from it. That’s not easy. It’s at once painful and poetic.”
Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what.” –
Our New Moon at 23 degrees Capricorn happens in the dark of the night between January 12th and 13th. It brings together our Solar (conscious) and Lunar (unconscious) energies. It marries them to Pluto, to compulsion, to finality, to the bottom line, to a state which we do not come back from.
This is drastic, drastic energy, as when lightning strikes a power plant, or a volcano eruption, and it happens in the dark. It’s the seed of it, the spark…
You may well wonder who called for this? Is it possible to send it back??
Who ever calls for a volcano eruption? Could it be the same forces that cause lava to be created in the first place?
Isn’t it that the earth itself is demanding to be reshaped? Isn’t it that pressures have brought us to a place which has no resolution without changing our entire landscape?
Einstein was the one to say`We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” and what could be more plutonic, more nuclear than him, than that?
A situation is forced to the breaking point: a death, a bomb, an explosion, a fight, an accident, whatever the ending is, that this beginning forces, you will find yourself in new territory, under new pressures even if you didn’t make the choice yourself!
Sudden and unexpected events are the story for the whole rest of the month. There is big news that we take with us, life altering events for many. Could someone important die? A public figure perhaps? In a word, yes. You might move, start a new job, or project, end something as a way of making a new start.
Is it dangerous? Well, it is. It is dangerous. Fear won’t help you here, or will it?
In a way, in a way it could be helpful, because in the sky, this time, it’s Chiron who steps up. Chiron who knows he will never fit in, Chiron who carries the weight and privilege of not being the same, of not following the rules.
It’s that energy you can lean on: Authenticity, accepting your fear as you find it, it’s the one where you say to your audience “I’m really nervous today” and then go on to give the best speech imaginable. Give your fear all the room it needs to breathe without allowing it to stop what you came to do.
For the December 2018 Solstice I wrote a Chiron in Aries Message for Sibyl Kempson’s 12 Shouts project at the Whitney Museum, I’d like to read some passages from it to you now:
– I want to say also, that there will be a lot of waste. It will take too much time. You won’t be able to get it right. That’s it. You are doing it, move ahead.
We are all trying so hard right now to not let go, of our lives, our impossible circumstances, the reality, the facade we have constructed, and at the same time we can see that we have to, we have to tear the past in half, even as part of what we are tearing is ourselves, and our desire to maintain, to have an understandable, a comprehensive structure under which, and even more importantly within which we can live.
That is gone now. You are holding it like a piece of paper and the wind will rip it from your hands and you will watch it taken from you, as the wind takes things, in it’s own time and without regard for meaning in the way you are able to understand it.
There is no constructed meaning. It’s humbling, and standing there is not enough. You will be forced to move your legs, your feet, even your arms and the rest of you. You will have to carry yourself to another place. And as you go, you will see the earth reshape itself around you. New colors, new objects. No security…..
We are waiting, and now, even if, even as, we are pushed out the door of the airplane, already teetering at an unthinkable, and yet absolutely logical, a measurable distance from where we are going, even if we are pushed, at some point, and that point is now, we will still have to jump. –
That jump for our Capricorn New Moon appears as an inevitability. If you don’t feel it January 13th, you certainly will in the days to follow. Uranus resumes direct motion January 14th and presses hard with Mars against Saturn and Jupiter. The Sun and the Moon join Pluto and participate. Something will crack. It will bend, brake and snap.
It’s a high drama moment that kicks off nearly a month of struggle which we won’t emerge from in any genuine way, until our New Moon in Aquarius on February 11 &12 for our Chinese New Year, the year of the Ox. & Thank God for that!
Rebecca Solnit writes:
– Sometimes a gift is given and neither giver nor recipient knows what its true dimensions are, and what it appears to be at first is not what it will be in the end. Like beginnings, endings have endless recessions, layers atop the layers, consequences that ripple outward.-
We cannot arrive at our New Moon in Aquarius without this, our New Moon in Capricorn. This is that battle that we have been anticipating, shocking but absolutely integral. The trash won’t take itself out, until finally, maybe it does.
It could certainly be an accident, or even a lucky break, and if this happens, whatever happens, step into the new.
Chiron here aligns with Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, Venus and Mars suggest we behave sincerely, practically and not the least bit hemmed in by what anyone expects.
Conflict is the big news, despite interpersonal sweet spots and unexpected GOOD NEWS, which we will certainly have.
Rilke sez “What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it. In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us. Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are.”
Let’s allow this space for the contrasts we experience, let’s be open to our own imperfections and humanity, to the joy of being sincere, which is as right as anyone can be. Can you feel that?
There is a promise here, and certainly a prize:
The beautiful benevolence of imperfect desire, imperfect attempt, that is a love song.
Our promise is courage; bravery which can not be felt without fear. Who comes to help us now? The influence of our ancestors, which is a way to say our own biology, our chemical makeup, our internal dialogs, our bones and the muscles that carry us through the space we share with every imaginable creature, an infinity of vibrating molecules which individuate us and link us, inextricably, together.
We are a universe in motion. We shake, we spin, and we breathe. Let’s do some of that now on purpose. Let’s do it together. Let’s breathe and feel everything happening that is happening. Let’s breathe together and welcome each other into our hearts. I’m so glad you are alive and breathing here with us.
What is the difference between crazy wisdom and just being crazy?
In the case of ordinary craziness, we are constantly trying to win the game. We might even try to turn craziness into a credential of some kind so we can come out ahead. We might try to magnetize people with passion or destroy them with aggression or whatever. There’s a constant game going on in the mind. Mind’s game- constant strategies going on- might bring us a moment of relief occasionally, but that relief has to be maintained by further aggression.
In the case of primordial craziness, we do not allow ourselves to get seduced by passion or aroused by aggression at all. We relate to these experiences as they are, and if anything comes up in the midst of that complete ordinariness and begins to make itself into a “big deal,” then we cut it down- without any special reference to whether it is good or bad. Crazy wisdom is just the action of truth. It cuts everything down. It doesn’t even try to translate falseness into truthfulness, because even that in itself is corruption. It is ruthless, because if you want the complete truth, if you want to be completely wholly wholesome, than any suggestion that comes up of translating whatever arises into “your terms” is not worth “looking into.”
On the other hand, the usual crazy approach is completely up for that kind of thing – for making whatever comes up to fit into your thing. You make it suit what you want to be, suit what you want to see. But crazy wisdom becomes completely accurate out of the moment of things as they are.
Forces at work here are massive, fateful, dreamy, abrupt (and the key word and absolute trash panda of 2020): unprecedented.
This time: December, January, and February is such alchemy, such absolute transfiguration that it makes no sense to write about the full moon exclusively or in isolation. Here on earth, in your life, a tiny seed, whether perceptible or not, has been planted, no really.
What grows, what is about to grow, (some of it jack and the beanstalk style) appears fully formed as a true mystery. You look up, your path stretches into clouds: a definite climb, or at times leap by leap, to an absolutely uncertain destination. You’re going alright: somewhere.
And now as you stand, pack in hand, you do get your accolades, your flowers, some cosmic or karmic reward from having made it this far. These are facts. Where you explore, what you begin, the experiment, what you build, you will build for 20 years to come. That’s true. That’s just actually true. Think back to 2000, we had a Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in Taurus, what was the story you began then? It has, one way or another ended, the critical bit, the bit with teeth, you can see through it or past it now, whatever that was, you set it down on some level. Set down who you have already been. You are going elsewhere. Now, it’s something else.
To identify your focus, find Aquarius in your chart, by sign and house. If you don’t know how, ask an astrologer.
If we are technical it’s the start of a 200 year cycle. 200 years of AIR. But come closer, let’s look at your life, your next 20 years. It started last week, it started right around December 19th. WHAT? What is it? What sort of something else? Some of you might have an inkling, but the trick of it is… and I think you know this, it’s a surprise.
Aquarius: a revolution for everyone. All together, alone. Which part of your life suddenly is up for alteration? Big picture alteration. Independence, interdependence, rebellion, Social Vision. What you are building now, or beginning to understand you will build, on some level, has already engaged you, look around, if not in the exact circumstance it will continue with, but by THEME.
The themes should be evident.To explore what each of us might encounter, let’s again not trot out unprecedented, instead let’s say unpredictable.Let’s allow our current, previously unimagined set of circumstances to liberate us from tired timelines, from worn out stories.
Let’s welcome 2021 as the absolute catapult that it is. We have just been launched into deeeep space. It turns out, as Jack discovers, for better and worse, for treasure, and danger, for illumination, and value, there is a whole world in the sky. I mean this in terms of direct scientific ramifications, and I mean it in terms of new theoretical understanding that has practical implications here on earth.
Who controls your mind? Who controls the flow of information you receive? Where do you place the power of your perspective?
The next 20 years will form around constructs of public information, science, the reframing of history. It will involve space exploration and development, perhaps space mining, genetic medicine, new models of quantum physics, anti-aging science, new levels of digital currency, cyborg and increased clone development, contact with life from other planets, the dissolving of gender norms and identities, the creation of new gender norms and identities, and both a fear of, and a willingness to delineate even the most abstract ideas and ideals.
We can easily see that we have been growing toward this point, and the fact that we are here takes less of an adjustment, than the fact that we need to let go of where we have already been. The fact is, we will be REQUIRED to let go of where we have been, or be increasingly marginalized. Aquarius is not a forgiving sign, nor is it a vindictive one. If you are not ready to grow now, what you will be, or what you will become, is irrelevant.
That’s a lot. A lot to take in, a lot to process, Jupiter and Saturn taken together in Aquarius is not only a growth hormone but a mutation. An alternate reality springs up, and here we are already ensconced in strange surroundings that offer us a challenge: we must find a new way to proceed.
Let’s establish something that does indeed need to be said: there is fun to be found creatively.There are opportunities in the spaces that open up now, in the weedy cracks and the broken apocalypse vibes of Pluto in Capricorn.
We will be able to use these openings when we stop being amazed that we are here, and start using that amazement as fuel, fuel for our development as wild, authentic, subversive individuals in love with our collectives sparks. In these scary spaces, in this scary shell of our former reality, there is love and more than love, there is growth.
So what can I tell you about our full moon in Crab? The days around it are bonkers, it’s kind of bonkers too, but the Moon itself arrives as a blessing, almost a benediction.
Venus on the south node in Sagittarius reminds you to use ordinary ethics and respect for personal freedom if you get confused. Cancer and Capricorn protect the baby in the light of the new bottom line. Venus and Mars agree on how to handle any new encounter. Jupiter and Saturn stake out the territory. Whatever has gone on already, the culmination our Crab Moon offers is a chance to digest, to turn on every light in the house, look around, and then turn them off again. It’s an acceptance moon.
As we do that, as we allow everything to flow through us, let’s allow ourselves to experience our inescapable connection to the infinity mystery and limitless power of creation. There is no meaningful way to separate the vibrations of your molecules from the vibrations of the molecules surrounding you.
In whatever we encounter, let’s bring our whole self, our whole selves, our entire multiverse of interconnected particles. Let’s be together now, and take a breath. I’m so glad you are alive and breathing here with us.
Belief in Magic by Dean Young
How could I not?
Have seen a man walk up to a piano
and both survive.
Have turned the exterminator away.
Seen lipstick on a wine glass not shatter the wine.
Seen rainbows in puddles.
Been recognized by stray dogs.
I believe reality is approximately 65% if.
All rivers are full of sky.
Waterfalls are in the mind.
We all come from slime.
I believe we’re surrounded by crystals.
Not just Alexander Vvedensky.
Maybe dysentery, maybe a guard’s bullet did him in.
I believe there are many kingdoms left.
The Declaration of Independence was written with a feather.
A single gem has throbbed in my chest my whole life
even though this is my second heart.
Because the first failed,
such was its opportunity.
Was cut out in pieces and incinerated.
And so was denied the chance to regard my own heart
in a jar.
Strange tangled imp.
Wee sleekit in red brambles.
You know what it feels like to hold
a burning piece of paper, maybe even
trying to read it as the flames get close
to your fingers until all you’re holding
is a curl of ash by its white ear tip
yet the words still hover in the air?
That’s how I feel now.
Something I would have LOVED to have mentioned in this video is that Saturn in Aquarius will mess with technology.
Of course it will! It will slow down and collapse the old technology, even as Jupiter in Aquarius comes up with new technology! Systems hacked? CHECK.
So just as the old, started by one man (I’m looking at you Mark Zuckerberg) tech monopolies are being broken up, NEW more egalitarian, or group based tech will take it’s place.
Will they be idealistic? YES. Will those ideals be good? Who knows!
Pluto in Capricorn will keep stretching Capitalism to extremes until it breaks or is fundamentally useless, a la the journalism effect when we had Pluto in Sagittarius. So deep Capricorn motivations continue to be unearthed until 2024. And after 2024 we collect the bodies. (kidding/not kidding)
Saturn in Aquarius may ask us to go it alone, or it may bring an unexpected partner, what we know, is that you will be asked to take your individuality seriously.
With Saturn involved the word is CONSEQUENCES. Consequences regarding your individualistic choices & by the same token, your individual experimental RESULTS. Opportunities, as Saturn is joined on December 19th by Jupiter, the next thing you know: Open doors.
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You do have the heavy artillery. If all heads swivel when you enter the room they are not looking at who is behind you. You’ve had to wait so long, and in that time you have been building self control, deep honesty and competence. You don’t have to wait now.
Don’t tip over the apple-cart because you are bored, or let your ego or insecurities boss you around. There is plenty happening already and you are extra alluring. Enjoy the attention you get. Use your down time. You won’t have it forever.
You can run but you can’t hide. Drink the truth serum and revel in BIG REALITY energetics. Go radical relationship reset/renew/revive re-energize.
Despite the intensity, don’t overthink it! You go from scanning the crowd to an up close meeting with the stars. What’s that like? Well, I hope you will tell me!
All systems are certainly going somewhere! A creative merger is in the works, whether you can see it already, or not. You are getting approval, and something that looks like passport stamps, even if you don’t leave home.
Family truths emerging? Teaching/Travel/God related information or relevance? Old secrets are told and they energize the politics. You may not have the answers but at least you get a map of the territory.
I don’t think anyone is going to shut you up now, but do be strategic. That’s one of your best skills anyway. Wait to pounce until the 19th if you can. The conflict is not going anywhere and you want to be effective.
Big money moves or a reaffirmation of self love, you can see your value reflected, and I hope you can feel it. Old news should prove beneficial on balance. Give it a minute so you act, not react.
It’s your beginning. Here, now, when you really do need one. Take it. You are about to graduate from -how do I know my own value? – school. Whatever else you may have to navigate, a victory dance is required!
Psychic explosion that reawakens your core? Or maybe I could rephrase that, as something of an exorcism that establishes your renewed vitality. The pressure has been on you so long. It changes now from what you think your life is made of, to an open question: What you are building with your life?
Could it be Star Time? Nearly! You are about to be the most important person in the room! Say what you want, and listen up, you are surrounded by wish fulfillment specialists, the only criteria? Don’t feed your fears.
If you are getting destiny vibes you are catching on. To remember: this life is actually yours. Don’t govern by committee. But do expect to hear from your boss or career news. Do what you feel is right, and when I say – you – I mean every part of you, not just the bits that are convenient. You need your whole self for this one. Stay in touch.
-A scientist can pretend that his work isn’t himself, it’s merely the impersonal truth. An artist can’t hide behind the truth. He can’t hide anywhere.- Ursula K. Le Guin says that.
There is a poem called Dust by Dorianne Laux that begins
– Someone spoke to me last night,
told me the truth. Just a few words,
but I recognized it. –
For this Eclipse we will have the benefit of higher knowledge.
God says YES here, and whatever we and other mortals say, we will learn to recognize the Universal truth as it compares to the lesser weight of human assertions. We get a clean view of what we must begin, and a clear message of Karma from the Capricorn crew.
What have you done?
I think you know, and if somehow you do not, expect to be informed.
Mercury on the south node sends a man to say “Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry?” Away we go!
Our solid t-square with Sun/Moon/Neptune/N.Node is that very thin sugar coat, or a ruse that won’t fool anyone. I shouldn’t say that, because expect someone, not you, to be fooled. You could be the one with a gift of prophecy, you could be the one to connect God’s dots, you could be the one with extra compassion, and if you have been fooled, this is when, where, and how you find out!
Messages will be received and delivered, these story-lines run deep. Is it the last gasp of some old biz? It absolutely is.
Are we pushing our boat from a rapidly diminishing shore? Right again. Never go back? Nail on the head.
Pluto leans on Mars, lends him a hammer.
Any fight is a dirty fight now, not because you made it one, these motivations and entanglements have grown a long while, and honestly Mars is already swinging.
Venus at 28 Scorpio sextiles Jupiter/Saturn at 28/29 Capricorn. Something of lasting value may be established here. Especially if you have been through a lot to achieve it. A reward for your endurance.
Just like Jean-Paul Sartre to give us a classic: Freedom, he writes, is what you do with what’s been done to you.
That’s what we have now. That kind of freedom that fully embraces and creates a new set of valuations for the inevitable chains.
The Sun and the Moon come together in Sagittarius. Big picture information, as applied to both your life and our politics, moral, legal, religious, international news, and the spirit of our nation.
Sagittarius wants freedom and justice for all, as the saying goes. Whatever misdirection we are in the center of, he opens the door to truth.
Will you take a breath with me now? Is there a moment we can spend together letting the enormity of these processes wash right through us? Allowing ourselves to enjoy our permeable bodies, feeling the air expand and contract us? Everything in motion, everything inexplicably linked and alive.
Can we stretch to imagine the infinite expanding universe? How is it, that we can really exist, as individual humans, on a tiny planet among so many stars? All alive, all in motion, all the way out, all the way in to you, and your nearly infinite cellular biology. Wherever and under whatever lights you are listening. I’m so glad you are alive and breathing here with us.
circa 1967: Full-length image of Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, carrying his sitar wrapped in a cloth, on a London street, England. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)
Have you done it? Some of it? Release the beast! Armed with what you know now, you can position yourself. Self-actualization? I think yes.
Let yourself take it all in. Just receive whatever comes through. There should be a genuine opportunity. You yourself are the actual wild card, tho I doubt you will feel that way.
Under the light of your particular Moon, and with the North Node standing by as a witness, it might be time to go a little deep. Which dreams have you put on hold? Unlock. The ways in which you have been as a pinned butterfly; that time is coming to an end, by January most of your emotional debt is paid.
What’s happening behind your eyelids is the real story. While the stage is set for the next act (hint:it’s a big one) get your daily life straight, habits/home/health organize your surroundings. When your world is stable you have extra powers.
Creativity & Consequences. What have you done? There should be something you can use here. You might even enjoy it, some of it? Listen to what is NOT said.
Work versus family? Or do you spell that: obligation versus obligation? Consider who is feeding you, and what you like to eat.
Here’s what you did: expressed yourself. Here’s what happens: paradigm shift. Don’t rush to conclusions. We are mid-process. One Eclipse now, and one more to come.
This should be a big one for you! Treat what you find out as an oracle, pay attention to the themes, not the specifics.
You have an angel or two standing by if you need one. Believe you can do it, because you can. Whatever emerges, you are equal to the task.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you were just a tiny bit sick of every single thing, and yet here you are, having to care. It won’t be long now before you can take the weight of responsibility out of your head and put it in your hands.
What’s romance? Is it the freedom, or the connection? What exactly could put a spring in your step, despite everything? I can’t say if you win the gamble, but the fact that you are still in the game should not be lost.
You wake up, dust off your magic cloak, and remember that a Magician’s work is never done.
Neptune turns direct November 28th! Mars is on a roll.
Remember way back on May 22, 2020?
A New Moon in Gemini sent us on our way, and here we are at the Full Moon In Gemini, with extra sauce: It’s an ECLIPSE.
So what just happened? In a sense, we find out. Sagittarius Sun, Gemini Moon: Aren’t you curious??
The Lunation brings information. Mercury in Scorpio sextiles Jupiter, Saturn, & Pluto.
Clarity, as well as a duality of vision, with Neptune involved we may even hit kaleidoscopic: things are speeding up!
Bernard Phillips wrote this one:
Reality is Always Freshly Born
The more successful a technique, the more it is guaranteed to produce certain results.
But reality can never be known in advance.
Creativity is not a matter of just applying know-how in order to achieve ends that have been figured out in advance.
Indeed, we may say that if you know what to do in any situation, it’s the wrong thing.
Living truth has to be created in the act of living and even the means have to be created in the act of giving ourselves to the task.
If you know what to say, it’s a lie.
If you know how to teach, you’re a propagandist.
If you know how to compose a verse, you’re not a poet.
If you know how to get along with your husband or wife, you’re not really married, you’re simply applying psychology.
(If you know how to heal your client, you’re not a real therapist)
Reality is not gained by know how.
Reality is always freshly born.
Whenever a relationship or action is real, it is being created and re-created from moment to moment.
The real question is not what to do, but
How can I give myself more completely to the situation, to the task, to the person at hand?
As one learns how to give oneself more and more unreservedly, one is led step by step and
Discovers what to do –
Idea 1: No one’s needs are being met, how do you continue to grow and thrive while fully and deeply not getting what you need?
Idea 2: The universe does not owe you fertile soil at this moment.
I think we are being planted in the rocks and it is our weediness, our wildness, that will be our survival.
The New Moon plants a seed and the Full Moon draws out what’s inside. Magnified now because it’s the ECLIPSE ZONE. Here we go: Let’s flip the script.
A couple of weeks ago, circa the New Moon in Scorpio you discovered/remembered that you can NEED again. You want things, people, situations, don’t you?
Even with a plan, and even without one. Even without a legit 5 year plan.
Desire: we didn’t get everything we needed, not with that Venus Saturn square, but wasn’t it interesting, wasn’t it motivating, to remember how to want?!
To have that ache, that ache that wakes you up, as tho for a 3am glass of water. Thirst to make you move, to make a change. Do you realize now you will be brave in the days ahead?
Some bits of actual information or practical puzzle pieces play out on a large scale. These little changes, take us from 0 to 60: blink blink blink: watch and learn.
Beautiful amateurs, that’s what it looks like. I do believe we will take what we know, and try.
Something is shifting, a road or two opens up in the mist. Sagittarius is on a journey, is building a story, there is an endless “and then what….” Some way or another we are cut loose to pursue new attachments, new developments. What we get is not so much a plot twist as it is a tiny baby revelation. New Born: let’s stumble into it, let’s be forced to discover what we really don’t know. And as something is eclipsed: it may be gone.
Here comes a vortex.
Let’s all take a breath together now. Let’s take a breath where we can relax into all the parts we don’t know.
Some are revealed and some as yet, are hidden, unspoken. Deliberately? Maybe.
We don’t know all of what it is we are losing. We don’t know what’s ahead. Not really. Let’s breathe in this idea of welcoming whatever sort of knowledge makes its way to our awareness. If it’s a shock, let it in.
In every conceivable way, you are indivisible from the limitless power of creation. I’m so glad you are alive and breathing here with us.