Saturday, June 11, 2011
Chiron Conjunct Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. All I Can Say is: Ow.
That's not a lake. That's flooded farmland in southeastern Saskatchewan. Only one-third of the land could be seeded this spring, and you'd better believe this water (Neptune) is causing pain (Chiron) for farmers and everyone and everything who rely on them. - Photo used with permission. -
Chiron just went retrograde at 5 degrees Pisces (June 8), and this is on the heels of Neptune going retro at 0 degrees Pisces (June 3). These two bodies are conjunct, moving very slowly retrograde, and the themes are dragging at us. There's a whole lot of concentrated pain being stirred right now.
Since late May, the Sun, Mercury and Venus in Gemini have squared Neptune and then Chiron in Pisces. Talking (Gemini) about things that are as huge and as Piscean and as difficult to pin down as, say, a slow-motion devastation of the food supply, lives and bodies brought about through HAARP technology and poisonous aerosol spraying, is not easy. But it's in talking about it that we can move out of one of the most difficult aspects of Neptune: being isolated in pain.
Though it's hard to remember when Neptune and Chiron are breathing down our necks, these are issues that affect most of us. Personal effects have ties to broader forces underway, and, while the particulars may differ, no one is alone in dealing with Piscean pain and loss, whether physical, emotional or psychic.
Chronic pain and illness are also Piscean/Neptunian subjects - isolating, but widely shared, as our systems work to process and adjust to multi-layered poisons, forced, unnatural rhythms and electromagnetic overload.
The situation on the planet coupled with difficult circumstances in personal lives can move us quite easily into "overwhelm" territory right now, unless we continually work to dissipate the Neptunian fuzz and fog, keeping it in proportion when it threatens to pull us under. Part of that is staying connected (Gemini) to the loving and guiding force in your own life and to the people, animals and places that help you feel loved, connected, part of a meaningful whole.
We're getting through this together, come hell or high water - and by the looks of it, both. This is a tough point, though, to be sure - soggy, damp, mildewed, like wearing a set of sopping wet clothes through an already difficult day. Don't feel alone if you are struggling with feelings of disappointment, disillusionment, fatigue, hopelessness, isolation or despair. This is the flip side of Neptune (conjunct wounded healer Chiron), and it's one tricky bastard.
We're not dealing with issues that have easy or quick solutions. There may not be any immediate solutions apparent at all. Holding the awareness of what is going on is sometimes all we can do.
Every time I see a blue sky, it's certain that within a couple hours, there will be either chemtrails sprayed or chemtrail drift coming in from a previous spraying. Whatever they're putting in them these days is making me quite sick. And yet, I know if I talked about it to most of the people I come into contact with, they would think I was nuts. At the very least, they'd be uncomfortable.
Nature has always been one of the only things that helps me, and now the air has been poisoned so that I have to stay indoors most sunny days unless I want to risk respiratory problems, a raw throat and airway and a runny nose. And who knows what goes on under cloud cover?
I didn't know if I should write about my experience getting sick from the trails on the blog (I never really know what personal details to include here and which ones to omit), but when I wrote about it, I got a message from a friend and blog reader in California who said she had almost the exact same experience. Then I got more messages from people in widespread areas who had similar experiences.
We're not crazy (Neptune), you know? This is going on, and making the connections really helps.
- Photo sent by reader. -
Making the connections (the right ones) isn't easy right now, though. We're being hit with a few difficult aspects in succession. Zero Gemini - the point the personal planets have activated and continue to activate in square to Neptune - is now home to the fixed stars Pleiades (which recently shifted from 29 Taurus), and this is considered an unfortunate grouping.
The Gemini-Pisces square can bring chaotic communication issues, especially electronics and computers going haywire. I'm posting this from an internet cafe as my own computer is being squirrelly as all hell. This can probably be expected off and on until late June when Mars passes out of the squares to Neptune and Chiron.
Under the square aspects, a lot of information sources and connections (especially media- and social media-related) aren't actually helping, so filtering is necessary. We're looking more to the quiet ambiance between spaces for our guiding, navigational faith than to continual chitter chatter, but it's highly difficult to cut the communication cords we need to distance ourselves from with the constant connection-craving Gemini South Node.
What is still working on the Geminian front are the connections that help us to feel loved and connected - anything that dissipates the gnawing isolation that can come with not only a Neptune-Chiron conjunction in Pisces but multiple connections to Sedna, betrayed Goddess of the Sea.
Mars is currently just past a conjunction to Sedna and we're getting some quite desolate transmissions from the bottom of the ocean. Mars then moves into Gemini (moving through that conjunction to the Pleiades) and squares Neptune at zero Pisces June 22.
Jupiter has just entered Taurus, which has thrown an unflattering spotlight on all my painful Chiron in Taurus issues, resulting in a lower back that has almost completely gone out.
All this, and we have the two-month Cardinal Grand Cross in effect starting June 16 when Mercury enters Cancer.
This summer is going to be quite the ride. Get ready, get as fluid as possible, and stay connected to those you love.
Posted by Willow at 11:05 AM