I want to thank French astrologer Lune Soleil for inspiring this week's Whole Astrology post. She had mentioned that Mercury and Neptune are influencing the presidential election in the US, and I envisioned these two planets dancing with each other. Then I began to feel the energies of each planet and then the planets combined. Oh, no, I thought, we are in big trouble.
What does it look like when Mercury, the quick-silver planet of communication dances with foggy-oh-just-let-me-escape or rescue-me Neptune? Neptune tosses a ball of confusion Mercury's way and both planets wallow in the emotional drama posed by water signs (Pisces and Scorpio respectively). The trance that many American voters have fallen into which plays to the tune of, "I have to vote for the Dem or the Repub will get elected..." Or if the voter is not singing that tune, then he's singing, "all I want is some powerful man to rescue me from oblivion."
Neptune waxes poetry while Mercury supplies the wit. We also need to watch out for a silver-tongued devil in disguise as a savior, because when Mercury and Neptune join in this dance, our thinking is muddy at best or full of delusions of grandeur. Life feels like a Hollywood movie and we want some figure to love and to merge with in a common mission. We want something big, and beautiful with words that shoot arrows to hearts. And we look for love and compassion in the wrong places, instead of caring for our own souls.
Seriously, each planet has its own energy and as humans we can merge and dance with these energies to our benefit. First, we need to study the planets' attributes and qualities. Then we intuit what those energies mean to us and how they surface and move about in our natal charts. If we view astrology in interdisciplinary terms, we not only have a good time doing this, but we balance energies in our lives.
|Spin me Saturn|