As this Moon cycle winds down, the planets occupying the double bodied signs right now (Jupiter, Mars/Saturn, and Neptune) are getting ready for a big month of May. The Jupiter/Mars/Saturn/Neptune t-square will be nearly exact by the end of next month. So what might this mean?
* As double bodied signs indicate a kind of ongoing or perpetual state of change or flux, the events they point to might also involve the intensification of various ongoing dramas or themes that have been developing and/or constantly changing for some time now.
* Mars/Saturn in a mutable fire sign may want to purify or rid things of differences for the sake of unity or singularity. Fire has a tendency to refine differences into sameness. Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius may indicate a kind of puritanical crusade to convert or conform others to our will or way of thinking about something, or they might depict an ongoing struggle to clarify and essentialize our positions or beliefs on something.
* Jupiter in a mutable earth sign may simultaneously seek to expand various forms or systems of knowledge, information, belief, or even lifestyle, but may continue to find setbacks in the form of deeper questions, criticisms, and investigative detours or setbacks. In other words, the desire to purify and unite, to rally and simultaneously reduce down to core ideals or practices, is continually being sidetracked by the recurring (but important) investigative digressions of Jupiter in Virgo.
* Meanwhile, Neptune in a mutable water sign keeps flooding the efforts of Mars/Saturn and Jupiter alike with new and diverse images, dreams, and possibilities. Neptune in Pisces keeps bringing unlike things together even when they shouldn’t be brought together, and in the wake of these flood waters we can’t decide if all unity is good unity, or if it’s even appropriate to desire something like clarity or consistency in the first place. Confusion, complication, subtlety, and a kind of coordinated chaos are therefore filling the canoe with water just as quickly as we’re emptying it!
Sometimes the simplest thing we can do when things are in a state of flux is to stand back and choose to see ourselves living out our questions, perpetually, rather than arriving at their answers or conclusions.
Prayer: Help us to live our questions…help us to see you in and through them, rather than only seeking for you in the answers.