Pisces 19° (March 9)
I have spent way too much time on this particular chapter and I, though I got some pages down this morning, I need to work all afternoon bringing this maybe home. And then I’ll just have three days for the next chapter, knowing it is a marathon not a sprint. I’ve just finished up the middle section and now I need to transition into the third. A writer friend says that it requires talent (which s/he believes I have) and will with which, let’s face it, I tend to struggle. I just want today to be the best day it can be. Nothing in particular ever happens these days, there are no events. So I must rely pretty much solely on what is going on in my head or in my expression for introductory fodder for this Blague. I know I can make some magic here I just have to stay open to it. A lot can happen in the course of a day. And whatever doesn’t get written today will get written in the second pass when we package this into a first draft. Increasingly I will be waking earlier, my upstairs office being warmer and warmer as time goes by. Plenty of time in the evening to pack books and bags and so forth. I need to get my body moving a bit again. I will have five more chapters to write in the coming month. And then another twelve which will bring me to May when I will take a tiny break of just a day or two to go to Boston and Cambridge and get some things accomplished.
Sometimes I think that I am behind and then I get signposts that say that I’m right on time. And so I am relaxing into the next final three hours of my day. Taking a little break to synthesize and reorganize my ideas. I will start with the notion of there being that star-crossed things, other countries, races, religions. Might even elope or marry in secret or in a private ceremony designed to say that don’t want to make too big a deal out of themselves while doing just the opposite, snubbing, making a great many Erises out of, others. She uses the metaphor of a rose, the flower associated with Gemini it blooms during the sign’s timeline on the calendare but also in meaning.
The following blocks of text are exceprts from my Blagues, nos. 1706-1710. I am reading through all of my Blagues, five per day, and posting some samples here. Now, in my sixth year of writing this Blague, by the time I get to my seventh, I will have journeyed through all the daily Blagues of my first five years. If that’s confusing I apologize. Year seven, I’ll only have to read through year six, once a day.
It’s a bit of a tetchy morning and I will wait too long to eat, taking myself to Cecconi for some chicken paillard before we have a client session for ninety minutes to two hours. Then Alice will come over and we will look at some more designs and make our notes; she says she had a lousy day, I forget why exactly. Anyway, we decide to go to the Grocery for some wine and cheese which is not very much like us, especially as we have a dinner date with Susanne. Something about the dinner at Emile triggers me and I’m not sure why but I get very emotional without explanation. I’m still wondering what that was all about. I think I’m feeling sadness surrounding not having children as I have such real affection for her boy. I know it is something like that. Plus the passing of time and all the unfulfilled promises. And of course all the rejection I feel I’ve been experiencing beginning at the end of last year, which is carrying over through to now. It is a Full Moon. It is a Pluto conjunct Saturn thing. It is all of it. And I suppose the cosmos is working my nerves harder than even usual. I want to make some drastic changes in my life that much is for certain. But where to begin. We shall see.
The transition from Capricorn to Aquarius is, in simple terms, a shift from the old guard to the avant guard. Capricorn is steeped in culture, tradition and social mores that are worth preserving for all time; while Aquarius is about breaking out of outmoded structures, innovation, and the shock of the new. Though opposite energies in many ways, they work in tandem to keep the past and the future in synch. Capricorn is the cardinal-earth sign whose symbol is the mountain, and Aquarius is the fixed-air sign, that translates to the stars or heavens. In most mythologies, the throne of the gods sits atop some mountain, a terrestrial seat from whence divine powers of the universe are received. Capricorn urges us to the pinnacle of earthy beingness, as it is from the vantage point of our most elevated selves that we glimpse truest cosmic revelation, and receive the manna that Aquarius represents.
The time corresponding to Aquarius is that of deepest winter. Whereas Capricorn began at solstice and involved seasonal revelry then resolutions made, Aquarius is about what revelations have come to bear, as a result, and what sense of renewal we might feel, thus far, in driest January. The o.g. waterbearer to the Olympian gods was Hebe, goddess of youth, who poured out the nectar that kept the gods juicy and eternally juvenated. At this time, we aren’t now so concerned with who we’ve been, and any changes needing making; now we arethe change, and we already have a renewed sense of ourselves and what the future of this year might bring. As we see the days getting longer, we feel on the dawn of a new era. Like Hebe, the goddess of the dawn, Eos, and the goddess of the rainbow, Iris, are all “descending goddesses” who had a special love for mortals, to whom they would descend in hopes of raising them up. So, just as we might be high on our positively altered states, we should remember to bring the good news of our own personal revelations to others, so they might likewise feel as lovingly renewed as we do.
S. wants to meet for lunch to talk about what’s going on. It is a very good question but not one I’m apparently ready to answer. I am in a mood and it isn’t a good one. Things will fall apart but I will have no idea just how much. It’s just one of those things on the one hand and yet it really must mark a turning point. My plaid bag and blue scarf will be the casualties. I need to call Emile to see if the latter might be there. I know the former has been scattered to the four winds. Why this bothers me more than any other aspect of this day is behind me because it is basically a plastic bag and there are elements of my actual life in peril and yet I must endow the small things, I suppose, with the big because the big are just too big to cope with? Something like that.
The planetary ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, the original sky god of the Universe. Just as Sagittarius is ruled by king Jupiter, followed by Capricorn, which is ruled by his father Saturn, so too do we go back a generation, in turn, to his father Uranus, as we move forward into the sign of Aquarius. Uranus is the personification of the stars, the heavens, just as the fixed-air sign of Aquarius is represented by the star—the Star card in the Tarot depicts the Waterbearer. To the ancients, the stars were divine beings, in the form of constellations, and so it follows that the grand daddy of the gods comprised that vast starry Universe of all his progeny. The motto of Aquarius is “I Know,” and the Universe represents omniscience. It is from it that we receive glimpses in the form of revelation, when we are worthy or ready or both. The lofty stars paradoxically provided knowledge of earthly placement, in the here and now, especially for seafarers. In this way the stars were the bearers of souls over the water. When mythical Uranus was deposed, cast down by his son, Saturn, he fertilized the sea, from whence Venus, goddess of love emerged. We can remember that, even in times of deepest disappointment or dis-aster (meaning the dissipation of the stars) the result can be a resurgence love, especially the self sort, in our lives
The New Moon in Aquarius initiates a period of emotional freedom and detachment. We can and should let go of ties that bind too tightly, along with possessiveness and jealousy—a ritual releasing on that theme can be quite powerful (we suggest lighting a purple candle). Alternatively, the New Aquarian Moon cosmically assists us in making emotional commitments to ideologies and causes and to the large groups and organizations that champion them. It is a powerful moment to divest emotion to people in general, if not humanity as a whole, along with the animal and plant populations. One powerful Aquarian archetype is (the sister-wife of Uranus, the namesake of the sign’s planetary ruler): Gaia, who is the divine embodiment of the Earth itself. Environmental issues do indeed effect us all. On a lighter note, it’s a great time to network on a global scale and to send your ideas and projects out into the ether. Aquarius is symbolized by wavelengths—the sign is air, remember, not water—so it’s time to infiltrate the Zeitgeist.
To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree point of the Sabian Symbol may at times be one degree higher than the one listed here. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°, for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. There are 360 degrees spread over 365/6 days per year—so they nearly, but not exactly, correlate.
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