To Change the World, We Must Change Ourselves!
There once was a man who wanted to occupy his son while he took care of some business. In his daily newspaper there was a picture of the earth on one of the pages. He decided to rip up the picture into small pieces to make a puzzle for his son to put together. “That should keep him busy for a while!” he thought.
20 minutes later, the son called to his dad and said, “I’m finished!”
The father was astounded! “How did you put it together so fast? There were so many pieces!”
The son said, “On the other side of the page there was a picture of a man. So, I focused on that. When I put the man together, the world was fixed.”
And so it is in these amazing, dramatic, exciting, sometimes terrible times that we are living in! It’s so easy to turn on the news and become appalled at what we are bearing witness to. These days, fingers are being pointed in every direction, but when we pause to take personal responsibility for our own lives, that is when the magic happens!
By healing ourselves, we heal the world.
This is the heart of quantum physics. Our perception drives our experience of our lives. We are each at the helm of our lives if we choose to be. We can either be buffeted by the torrential winds and tumultuous currents of this world and get swept up in the drama of it all, or we can harness our own power and agency and be the masters of our own lives!
Owning our own power has nothing to do with wielding power over others. It has to do with knowing that we are at cause in our lives…
Nothing happens to us. Everything happens through us!
When we do our deep internal work and take full responsibility for our lives, we can transform our lives & therefore the world!
Fortunately, we have some very dynamic astrology for us to employ during these times of change that we are collectively living in…
Beginning on July 31st and culminating on August 1st we have a once in a lifetime event that we will want to pay our conscious attention to. Mars, Uranus, and the North Node are all joining together (conjunct) at 18° Taurus.
The Lunar Nodes (North & South Nodes of the Moon) move very slowly, approximately 3’ a day in a retrograde motion. It takes 18.5 years for them to travel around the entire zodiac. They aren’t physical astronomical bodies, but rather calculated points—the nodal axis is formed by the relationship between the Sun, Moon, and Earth.
The line that is formed by the Sun’s apparent**(see footnote, below) journey around the Earth is called the ecliptic. The Moon’s orbit around Earth is at a slight 5° tilt and crosses the ecliptic twice a month. The node that is created by the Moon’s crossing the ecliptic in her journey to the north is the North Node, and conversely, the node that is formed by the Moon’s crossing the ecliptic in her journey to the south is the South Node. I’ve covered this phenomenon many times, but this is also how we get our eclipses twice a year…
In astrology, the Lunar Nodes have great significance in terms of our karma both on a micro and macro level!
In our birth charts, the relationship between our lunar nodes and the rest of our chart reveals layers of meaning in terms of our life’s mission, what we brought with us from past lives, etc. On a macro, more collective level, when one or both of the nodes is activated, the whole world is affected in myriad ways, depending on the aspect and how we each process the energy…
Uranus is the great awakener!
Uranian energy is sudden, surprising, and revolutionary. There is an exciting and electric quality to Uranus. If something has become stagnant in our lives, then we can count on Uranus to be the instigator of change. Uranus moves much slower, taking 84 years to circumnavigate the zodiac.
Mars, being much closer to the Sun, takes just under 2 years to make his journey.
Mars is pure energy!
Mars stimulates us into action in our lives. When he is in the mix, we are sure to feel his martial passion.
Uranus joining with the North Node would be enough on its own to alert us that something big has entered our theater! This is a huge opportunity to shift our lives in all the ways that we desire to!
Remember that we are all at cause.
The more that we have the figurative reins in our lives, the more the change that we experience will be change that we find delightful and positive. Though, anyone asleep at the wheel may be in for a rude awakening...
Now, we add Mars into the equation, and this is sure to be an aspect that will be near impossible to ignore!
All of this is happening in the fixed earth sign of Taurus…practically the quintessential opposite of the Uranian archetype.
There’s a very funny Friends episode in which Ross,
during one of his many fights with Rachel, said,
“Nobody likes change!”
It was a funny line because Ross was desperately trying to equate change with variety to win the fight, which of course didn’t fly with Rachel! We have very clever egos, but would we rather be clever or happy?
Here’s the thing, as human beings, who have navigated through history to get to this point where we have figured out how to be as comfortable as possible, with a quality of life unlike anything that our ancestors could have dreamed of, we have also reached a point where we must reevaluate how we live!
Many of the “creature comforts” that we enjoy in our modern world have come at a great cost to our environment.
There is an imbalance that must be addressed.
As amazing and convenient as life has become, unfortunately, there is much about the way that we go about our day-to-day lives that is unsustainable…
Sadly, the polarized political climate in our world is exacerbating the problem. Even the term “climate change” has become politicized. How can we bring alternative/zero emission sources of energy into our zeitgeist in such a climate?
We can continue to point fingers, or we can do something to make our world the paradise that it can be!
Something about this coming conjunction has me hopeful that we will have some cosmic help with our dilemma.
We have a week to prepare ourselves for this once in a lifetime opportunity!
What in your world needs to be changed?
It might be as simple as “Marie Kondoing” your home, or it might be joining an organization that is busily working on envisioning and creating a world that works for everyone.
One thing I have learned about these types of aspects is that applied knowledge is power!
When we pause to meditate, journal, and evaluate where we are in our lives, and then take proactive measures to change whatever we determine we want to change, we will be fully engaged in this exciting journey that we’re all about to embark upon…
Years ago, just before I met William, Pluto came to sit on my Sun. I hadn’t looked at my ephemerous for a while, and didn’t realize that this transit was happening. My whole world shifted in painful, but liberating ways. I found myself telling people that I felt like I had so much energy running through my system that I could either power a city, or have a “China Syndrome!”
It was an epiphany when I realized what was happening with my chart…it was practically textbook!
A dear friend, Holly Mae, told me to lean into the metamorphosis that I was undergoing. Shortly after the worst of the events, and as the gift of doing the deeply painful, personal work that I was doing…I met William.
“Every adversity, every unpleasant circumstance, every failure,
and every physical pain carries with it the seed of an equivalent benefit.”
~ Napoleon Hill
I am not here to invoke fear, so please take the following from an impartial place, and again, know that we are all in the right place at the right time, and until we figure out how to ascend, dropping our physical bodies for our light bodies is part of the program with incarnating onto Earth.
From a purely astrological standpoint, the energy that could be released from Mars, Uranus, and the North Node joining in Taurus could bring about dramatic earth changes…it’s pretty literal!
If you live in earthquake country, making sure that you have your supplies and a plan in order is a good idea. William and I live in a tsunami zone in Marina del Rey. We may or may not plan a trip inland for a few days…
What I am hopeful for is that each of us harness the energy that will be released by this powerful, once is a lifetime conjunction and utilize it for the betterment of our lives and mankind concurrently!
This aspect is sure to rock our worlds…let’s make sure that it’s in a way that we want to be rocked!
Fortunately, during the conjunctions, Venus will form a tight sextile (harmonious 60° angle) with the three of them (she’ll will perfect the sextile on August 2nd) I LOVE this aspect so much and truly feel that this will help us to channel the energy to inspire the most beneficial conscious co-creations for us all!
If you have planets or sensitive points between 16° - 20° of Taurus/Leo/Scorpio/Aquarius, you will undoubtedly feel this conjunction more powerfully. If your planets are between 16° - 20° of Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces, this may feel potent, but given that these aspects are trines and sextiles, you should find this to be an exhilarating time for you…
Check to see where 18° Taurus lands in your chart. That area of your life is up for a MAJOR overhaul!
1st House - One of the most important points in a chart; I or me, personality, body, health, physical appearance, how one is seen, how one sees the world
2nd House - My belongings, finances, earning power, values, resources, self-worth
3rd House - My communication, letters, emails…, siblings, neighbors, immediate surroundings, close travel, primary schooling
4th House - My home, real estate, private life, parents, roots, ancestry, foundation
5th House - My creativity, children (both human & artistic) drama, vacations, parties, fun, love affairs, romance, gambling, speculation, hobbies
6th House - My health, diet, work, job, employment, employees, dependents, mundane duties, hygiene, personal habits, pets
7th House/Opposite 1st House – Your others, partners, marriage, divorce, lawsuits, contracts, open enemies
8th House/Opposite 2nd House - Others’ belongings, support received from others, inheritance, legacies, insurance, taxes, trusts, secrets, sex, transformation, metaphysics, occult
9th House/Opposite 3rd House - Higher mind, philosophy, religion, higher learning, psychology, distant travel, foreigners, big business, law
10th House/Opposite 4th House - Profession, career, standing in community, status, fame, influence one has within one’s sphere
11th House/Opposite 5th House - Goals, wishes, friends, money obtained through one’s profession, groups & associations which are related to career
12th House/Opposite 6th House - Seclusion, suffering, sorrow, confinement, limitation, that which is hidden from sight, hidden strengths or weaknesses, secrets, self-undoing, subconscious mind, selfless service to others, charity
Here are the exact moments of the aspects:
Uranus / North Node conjunction - 18°41’ Taurus @ 1:05 pm, PDT on July 31, 2022
Mars / North Node conjunction - 18°33’ Taurus @ 11:05 am PDT on August 1, 2022
Mars / Uranus conjunction - 18°43’ Taurus @ 4:53 pm, PDT on August 1, 2022
William & I wish you much joy, peace, & success as you navigate these “interesting times” that we find ourselves in!
** We all know that the Earth orbits the Sun, but from our perspective, it appears that it is Sun which doing the moving…no wonder mankind was confused for aeons! Thank goodness for Copernicus, who shifted our paradigm with his published work, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) in 1543 (just before his death) revealed that it is the Earth that is rotating and revolving around the Sun.