Today we encounter the repetitious nature of existence and some of the reasons behind it. Freud long ago recognised the tendency for people to unconsciously repeat behaviour, situations and experiences.
As we edge ever closer to the eclipse season beginning on 13th October, Pluto and Saturn remind us that the only way out is through when it comes to the kinds of challenges eclipse seasons can present.
Yesterday we were balancing inner and outer activity. Today we begin the month exploring what distracts us from this balance. Martin Luther is famously quoted as saying: ‘I’m too busy not to pray’, which is akin to the Zen saying ‘If you’re too busy to meditate for thirty minutes you should meditate for an hour’.
We may find ourselves ending the month in a state of restlessness, approaching a New Moon (4th/5th October) which requires introspection and quietude, whilst being painfully aware of all manner of things demanding our attention.
As the Sun/Uranus/Pluto T Square settles in for the coming days we are once again reminded of the recent past – the end of August to be precise – and the adjustments we had to make as the cosmos itself shifted intopatterns and paradigms not previously encountered.
Today the Sun begins to form a T Square with Uranus and Pluto, which remains with us until 8thOctober. Here we see an enormous amount of energy with great potential for getting things done, tackling tasks and challenges ordinarily beyond our capabilities and undergoing internal processes the likes of which we rarely encounter.
Today we are encouraged to continue with our search for a lighter side to life, specifically in the realm of relationships. It can be all too easy to assume that growth in this area of our lives only occurs from deep and penetrating healing, which uncovers all manner of wounds and issues in the process.
Today the Moon enters Gemini for a couple of days, encouraging us to lighten up a bit and see the funny side of life. Yes, I know it can be somewhat elusive at times, but even the apparently least amusing moments of our day have a comedic angle somewhere
Today the Sun’s connection to Neptune warns us that we may encounter a martyr or become one ourselves. The potential for self-sacrifice is strong and the tendency to take on more than we can manage, prompted by a misguided sense of duty, is rife.
Pluto stations direct on 20th September, having been retrograde since April. Back then I spoke of Pluto’s demand that we ‘relinquish our petty desires in the face of a pressing need for temperance and responsibility, allowing all of life to flourish and be fulfilled’.