We often imagine transformation in terms of magic. Transformation is how we try to talk about the changes in perspective, attitude and story that can utterly transform a life. Magic is the process by which thought becomes matter or effects matter, or form changes from one shape to another. Click on title to continue reading…
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We are descending into the quiet heart of autumn. Herein a melodic salve for the beleaguered spirit, an acoustic contemplation on the deepening light.
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When a planet enters a new sign it takes on the qualities and interests of that sign. It can be understood as a kind of archetypal renewal that gives rise to origin stories, carrying sparks of insight that unfold throughout the planet’s passage of the sign. These principles have been at work as October cradled Jupiter’s annual move into a new sign, Scorpio (October 10th).
Crossing the threshold into Scorpio and the autumnal mysteries that take us inside, underneath and in-between things.
‘I desire’, Scorpio’s phrase, brings us into the depths. To know and articulate your desire you have to feel into things, explore, spelunk. This is a time for penetrating surfaces, getting to the bottom of things, secrets, mysteries, the intimacy of turning inward. As if from the fearless heart of Scorpio come these words of Rumi’s:
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from the beyond.
This is also a time of year when we turn to our ancestors whose legacies are in our bones and need to be honored. Celebrating our connection to the underworld in all hallows eve, samhain, dia de los muertos…
To get us into the flow of Scorpio, I’ve curated a playlist of some ambient and world fusion beats. Slow rhythms and deeper resonances to help mark this threshold crossing. Invite the darkening of the light.
A curated playlist for these last few weeks of Mars in Scorpio. Go deep or get out...
This Sunday, June 14th, Saturn will step back into Scorpio and float in the tail end of the scorpionic waters until mid-September. Clearly there is something that Saturn needs to return to in Scorpio, something has to be revisited and integrated into our reality from the point of view of the underworld. Only then will Saturn step into the Sagittarian long-view. Saturn was in Scorpio from October of 2012 to this past December, spanning over 2 years of deep work. We were confronted with deep fears, our shadows, furies and frustrations. Many experienced loss, and the restructuring of areas of our life we thought was solid. We were also called out to name our desires, to get real about our truth. This all went down in Saturnian fashion which can feel like a grinding, a slow pressure that makes spaces, interior and exterior, feel constricted, too small. Saturn is the god who helps us create the diamond body, that treasure in and of our soul that only comes into being through enormous pressure.