Metaphorcast 6/14-20, 2021
What poetry do the planets speak this week?
“Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.” ~C.S. Lewis
Gemini season skips along, happy with tricks and surprises. The twins know a thing or two about how to keep things fresh. It has to do with duality: merging two worlds: the world of light and the world of matter.
In the world of matter, you get dressed, go to work, feel hungry, have lunch and so on. In the world of light you have ideas, you laugh from a real place, you recognize the beauty of something, you remember some important reasons for why you do what you do, you connect to a higher world.
Like frogs, we must come up for air if we are in the water too long. But our air is actually light, and our water is the world of matter and time.
As Arthur M Young explains in his book the Reflexive Universe, light is outside of time. Clocks stop at the speed of light.
He says, light is pure action, like the smile without the cat.
Leo the lion walks with his heel not touching the ground. Cats have an instinct for higher worlds, even though they fall off of furniture in the funniest ways.
Mars, the planet of will, is newly in Leo. How can you use your will to be more like a cat, and find those higher worlds, even if it be just a patch of sunlight in an empty room.
Mercury moves backwards in Gemini this week- retracing some steps in search of time mixed with timelessness.
Venus advancing in Cancer, like a gentle dancer, favoring moonlight, where two worlds seem to combine, and create such longings for things divine.
Jupiter with a couple months of Pisces right now before it goes back into Aquarius for the rest of the year. Jupiter is a spirited growth, in Pisces, the classroom is an ocean of imagination. A world of light within. No time no space, just a place of unity and infinite possibility.
Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus. A paradigm shift in the making. New truths begin quaking. Truths of existence and values of time. Things that leak in on the peripheries and lead to epiphanies. Better it be some blowing trees than a deadened sales pitch.
Neptune in Pisces a growing intuition into the nature of light.
Pluto in Capricorn the changes that make you better equipped.
The moon begins the week in Leo, the cat that favors sunshine- channel your inner feline to decipher that which is divine. The Cheshire grin is above you as this moon waxes crescent.
By 11 o'clock Eastern Time on Tuesday she will grow in Virgo, the sign of work. That cat knew that the sun supplies it, the Virgin knows best just how to apply it. She tends to routine but doesn’t let it obscure the richness that comes from two worlds in a stir. The Virgo Moon will wax through Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday and Saturday host a Libra Moon as she reaches the second quarter. On these final Gemini days a Libra mood breezes through trees that sway, filtering the sun into dazzling fairies, whatever you do at this time keep it airy.
A Scorpio moon heralds the first day of Summer, which occurs very late on Fathers Day Sunday, 11:30 pm Eastern Time. After we celebrate the Dads, and look back on the springtime we had, maybe before to sleep we drift, we can feel a certain Seasonal shift. With Scorpio sensors tuning in, Springtime ends and Summer begins. The Sun is now at its utmost height! Cheers to the timeless world of light!
As always, happy astro pondering!