Diving in Hot Water
At the beginning of August I spoke about the Jupiter/ Uranus/ Pluto T Square which forms a backdrop throughout this month, helping us connect with our own power in the face of conditions which threaten to weaken and discourage us. Bringing to mind that old saying which likens us to a tea-bag, ‘You only know how strong you are once you’re in hot water’, this configuration provides the hot water with which to reveal the extent of our inner strength and resolve. In that respect the past couple of weeks have been pretty warm and many of us are certainly feeling the heat!
However, the North Node now offers some additional support, providing an opportunity to bring into awareness an aspect of our current situation which has previously proved elusive in our attempts to find a positive way through. What’s more, it is committed to doing so for the rest of this month so we have a reliable ally to work with now.
In Scorpio, the North Node insists that we seek hidden truths and concealed information in order to move forward. It’s no good scanning the surface when the obstacle we face is submerged beneath it. We must be prepared to dive into the less conscious realms of our psyche in order to uncover the things which are really holding us back.
Failure to do so in the coming days will mean an opportunity missed, because come the Blue Moon on 20th/21st August, we have an opportunity to release hooks and anchors that have weighed us down and held us tight for far too long, but we need to know what they are in order to let them go.This must be a conscious farewell, not one undertaken in a fog of confusion. The North Node in Scorpio wants the hard cold facts of the matter offered up in full awareness, not a vague sense of ‘well I know something needs to be released so I’ll just ask that it be gone, whatever it is’.
We may find this process to be more of a challenge than we first anticipate. Whatever we think the issue is, there’s more to be revealed and it’s more about us and how we function, about the contribution we’ve made to the conditions in which we now find ourselves. It may require a greater willingness to take responsibility for our lives than we have ever managed before. We may balk at the prospect, but even then it’s still worth doing if we can manage it. We can’t skirt around the edges anymore. It’s time to grit our teeth and cowboy-up, claiming the power that is ours by birth and recognising where we have misused it to keep ourselves frozen and stuck in old conditions that do nothing but sap our energy and dull our spirit.
The energy radiating through the charts today is forceful. It won’t be ignored. It is the power of confrontation, of revolution. It demands that we rise up against everything within us that we have allowed to hold sway in our lives and keep us down. And it reminds us that the extent to which we identify with our problems and feed off our own suffering reflects the extent to which we will resist this energy and its demands in the coming days.
There’s no more time for self-pity or blaming others. There’s no more room for regrets and ‘if onlys’. Life happens here and now and nowhere else, ever. And this week the cosmos wants us fully present to recognise that fact and act accordingly. It reminds us that in this present moment exists everything we need, and the deeper our insight into what that truly means the greater our ability to recreate each moment afresh, unhindered by past conditions or fear of future failures.
Here’s wishing everyone an insightful and liberating week!