Thursday, June 15, 2017

Some Sustenance From the Vault as Neptune Stands Still in the Zodiac

 Photo: Willow

As outlined in the most recent patron article, we aren't in the easiest of astrological territory at the moment. Neptune is currently standing still in Pisces within a square aspect to Mercury in Gemini. We also have wounded healer Chiron slowing to station retrograde (July 1) in late Pisces, still within that blasted square to Saturn in Sagittarius, and this extra-potent Saturn-Chiron square is being activated by the Sun, Ceres, and Mercury in Gemini.

To illustrate the themes at play, I'm re-posting an article from the Neptune Rx station in 2013.

"Neptune Stations Retrograde and the End-of-Pisces Disappointment and Futility Drop Like a Veil..." (with updated transit information): 

"Hollow-gut disappointments hang around us like stale fumes. End-of-era love relationships are a confusing, disorienting mess. The idea that our dreams are not special, that we're not special under egalitarian Aquarius, can erode us at the heart. The discrepancy between where we hoped we'd be at this point versus where we really are is staggering at times - both personally and on a broader societal or collective level.

Anyone aware of the circumstances of humanity on Planet Earth at this time will find them humbling, to say the least.

The Moon entered Pisces early this morning (June 15) and forms a conjunction to Neptune tomorrow morning at 6:10 a.m. (PDT), just after the Neptune retrograde station at 14 degrees Pisces at 4:10 a.m.

The Pisces Moon will square Mercury in Gemini tomorrow at 5:29 p.m.

From there, it squares the Sun in Gemini and Saturn Rx in Sagittarius in the early morning hours of June 17.

Some lingering depression, disappointment, disillusionment, despondency, or a sense of utter futility about carrying on from here can be expected over the next few weeks as Neptune (and then Chiron) stations and starts moving backward through the zodiac. There's an unfulfilled sadness in the air, in the collective psyche, so watch to make sure you or your loved ones don't tip too far into the psychic bleak.

The new guy wasn't who you hoped he was. The new job that seemed so interesting turned out to be more of the same. The daily grind seems increasingly dull, painful, pointless, hopeless. Reaching for the bottle, for the bong, for junk food, or for the credit card are all possibilities to dull the pain, to desensitize.

This is standard end-of-era backwash, however. More end-of-Pisces clearing. Fool me once, shame on you, Neptune. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Keep moving, keep flowing, and keep laughing at the insanity of the situations with which we are faced in this foul year of our Lord two thousand and [seventeen].

It's the sensitives, the creatives, the Piscean/Neptunians who hold the true weight of where we are right now. They're the ones holding the energy of Pisces, the energy of the spiritual whole, where every last detail matters and nothing can be conveniently amputated or ignored without problematic future repercussions. They're the ones potentially being crushed under the cruelty, the inhumanity, and the dysfunction of the current scenes. Yes, it's that serious.

But it's also funny.

Isn't it?

To be set up with these seemingly impossible clusterfuck scenarios during our lifetimes on Planet Earth?

It didn't start with us, and it doesn't end with us.

But we do have a prime and shining opportunity to direct things now.

Neptune stationing, like prominent Neptune in the natal chart, can create a sort of stoner effect on even the most sober among us. Air-headed and flaky. Forgetful. Dreamy. Wistful. Pie-in-sky. Avoiding. Self-pitying. Indulgent. La La Land-living.

Stay on track and stay focused on your own Aquarian-era ideals, despite the Neptunian fog tempting us to go down maudlin back alleys or to take diversionary, wishful-thinking detours."

Remember - we've come a long way and cleared a lot of crap since this article was written, even if it doesn't feel like it in this exact moment. The stationing themes are still there, still threatening to dunk us under, but we've advanced the scene well beyond where we were. Don't let this Neptune-Chiron-Saturn triple team convince you otherwise. We've been very productive. And it all matters.


Willow said...

A fire at Grenfell Tower, a public housing high rise in London, England, has potentially killed 100+ residents at this point. (It is likely that casualty numbers are being downplayed in mainstream media.)

Grenfell Tower residents had already organized as an association called Grenfell Action Group and repeatedly raised fire safety concerns to property management, Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization (KCTMO), for years before the fire. They were ignored.

In 2013, a series of power surges due to faulty wiring was experienced in the building. Complaints and calls for safety improvements were ignored.

There was a single staircase running through the entire 24-storey building, 120 apartments, with one entrance and one exit. Fire extinguishers were outdated, stairwells were filled with garbage and old mattresses, etc., and residents reported hearing no fire alarms to alert them to the fire.

Recently, the building was given a "facelift" so the rich area residents wouldn't have to put up with an eye sore. New paneling was put on the exterior of the building, and it is being said that it contributed to the fire, as it spread along the outside of the building.

Just devastating.

These are the unfortunately, tragically, prophetic words from the residents' group:

"It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO, and bring an end to the dangerous living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation that they inflict upon their tenants and leaseholders. We believe that the KCTMO are an evil, unprincipled, mini-mafia who have no business to be charged with the responsibility of looking after the every day management of large scale social housing estates and that their sordid collusion with the RBKC Council is a recipe for a future major disaster."


A list of previous blogs made by the Grenfell Action Group calling for property management to take action on safety issues, all of which fell on deaf ears:

Willow said...

This is another horror show symbol of the Pluto in Capricorn years - making things look all pretty on the outside in order to cover up rot and corruption, which is allowed to fester until something devastating happens like this.

The entire money scheme, the entire establishment power structure, is rotten to the core.

But it's the poor and those who lack resources who are victimized by it, not those who are really responsible.

Here we see a group of low-income residents that did everything within its power - the people organized and made relentless petitions to property management to improve safety over the course of YEARS.

But under the Mercury in Gemini - Neptune in Pisces square, their communication (Mercury/Gemini) still left them with a mass victimization (Neptune in Pisces).

I hope this square also means that their words will now proliferate and proliferate and proliferate until the public knows the horrible injustice that was allowed to happen.

This type of thing can happen anywhere, any time. And it'll keep happening until action is taken. We're on the brink of disaster as far as low-income housing across the board on Planet Earth.

We need changes. We need affordable, alternative housing options for people of any income level. Land needs to be affordable and accessible for people of all income levels. We need an establishment that cares as much about the safety of the poor as it does about its own family members.

And that's not what we have.

We have the usual stranglehold of fake, phony, fiat $$$ and the people reinforcing and benefiting from this violent, unjust, horrific system.

It makes me puke.

Liz said...

Bless you, dear Willow - this happened very near the neighbourhood I grew up in - and where some of my family still live. I'm devastated. I've been wanting to know the astrological background to this - so can't thank you enough, as well as for your wonderful piece.

Willow said...

It's very devastating, Liz. :-(

I'm hoping to do a longer article on this today or in the next couple of days.

Liz said...

Very much looking forward to it, dear Willow. I'm touched by your knowledge and care.

Willow said...

Thank-you for your comments. They gave me the oomph to do the article. :-)

I care very much. I really despise the way we're being treated on this planet, especially along money lines.

And when there is misplaced authority that will not listen to reason, as in this case? Can't tolerate it one little bit.

Liz said...

Yes. xxx