“Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit?” Gabrielle Roth
Great questions lead into unknown idea chambers—and this particular one posed by Roth with its paradoxical synthesis of discipline and freedom offers a key to the Saturn-Neptune sextile that is quietly humming throughout the year. What does the conversation between these two archetypal forces look like in life? While there are many forms that can convey this dynamic, what captures my imagination is dance.
Waves Become Wings: Neptune, Betrayal and the Myth of Ariadne. Neptune transits often have us feeling lost at sea, but myth can shed light on the pain of Neptunian betrayal, the other face of trust, to a beautiful development of consciousness. This is the subject of an article I recently had published in The Mountain Astrologer that I want to share with you for contemplation.
The Saturn Neptune square is one of the significant transits of the year. Their cyclical meetings combine somewhat opposing needs of individual form and union through dissolution. So we find that together they have much to say about the relationship between our dreams, idealizations and reality. The myth of Ariadne, the Cretan princess, gives us a powerful way of imagining into this archetypal dynamic and how it moves through us.