As Mercury runs the gauntlet of the Galactic Center, the Capricorn cusp, the Moon’s North Node, Pluto and on, into the heart of they frey, carrying the message, meeting with first Mars, then Neptune, Chiron, Sun, as he speeds to assist Uranus breaching Aries point before delivering the call to Jupiter at Spring Tide, laughing across the void at Moon conjoined with Saturn on Equinox eve – he prepares the way for Venus to follow – these are the true paths of the planets over the next 3 Moons – a new process has begun and we will not be the first to see it…..
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.” (1)
where-fore, why-fore….T.S. – pealing off the layers of time, you ‘saw’…
….our times?…..for some an echo of the past, pursuing, revealing the inner lack – we run, as if in a dream – ever further, towards the frontiers of our knowing – unable to turn now, turn the now – forgetting our purpose, we accelerate the steepening exponential curve…..
…..and yet, we pursue a phantasm, pursued by a shadow – empty of remembering, we explore, that we might escape our forgetting, feed the lack, until….until, we fall to Earth and, into her, dream once again, remember all – erased of knowing……yet surrounded and, filled with all knowledge, in her lap, her womb, we embrace the eternal, now…….echoes, laughter, trick-ling lights fast returning in the endless pause…..
“Quick now, here, now, always—
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.” (2)
Synapses fire – raw inner light, lightning seeds in the sap – not seperated, not knowing seperation…..crowned with a halo of fire this Warrior Queen of Life, called Beauty – She loves us, embalms us, annoints us from her own ‘well-spring’
……’in-folding’ you say T.S. – full reckoning of sentience in the heart of things – ignited in the lotus wheel – and something grows, something…..turns and wakes as waters break – beyond the veil, another time – pull beckons, now reckoning our time, full term – crowning, birthing wholeness – emergence through the fiery knot – and again, we forget and bite the apple of our mothers nipple – and still, She loves us – small fish grown limbs….’awareness’, spirit lives in matter…..
And Beauty has her thorns – this Warrior Goddess – Wild Rose, five petaled, her symbol. And, every child ‘knows’ there is a star in the heart of every apple! Apple blossom transmuting symbol into heart of succulent fruit – Venus’ dance embodies it – Mercury’s childlike laughter, his pangenic pipes spin their magic, enchanting…
……’and all shall be well’…..within our ‘journey-hood’
For some the upcoming planetary positions of Mars over the next weeks and Uranus squaring Pluto throughout the year are the heavy news – and yet, this other dance described by our inner most planets, Venus and Mercury, who flirt with the Sun and illuminate our inner most workings of heart and mind, they also fascinate, are where the feeling and knowing soul is grounded within – our outer world will test us in this for sure, but, all the more reason to pay attention to the nature spirits, who also reside in the stars, and help us strengthen our own inner nature – the better to meet the challenge.
…the Full Moon comes on 19th January and the Bacchanalia continue beyond – Saturn, stationary, is transitted by the Moon on Jan 25th and within hours goes retrograde – the process turns inward once more – and then, a watershed is reached with the April New Moon when Sun and Moon stand exact opposite Saturn – ‘content and form’, new sap in the old tree, full in the blossom – the process, the dance with Saturn, continuing to shape our inner partnerships, reflected in the New and Full Moons, will continue until the June Full Moon, close on the Nodal axis, which sees Saturn go direct and auger in the Summer Solstice…..
The fire festivals come alive – and ‘Moonfire’ the shaman sings a silver song……
(1) & (2) T.S. Eliot : ‘The Four Quartets – Little Gidding’