Beyond the Watershed
Jupiter enters Libra on 9th September. Spending about a year in each sign, its entry into a new one signifies a shift in terms of how we make sense of the world and our experience within it. We have had the opportunity to learn much while Jupiter travelled through Virgo: a chance to look beneath the rocks and stones in our life, to peer into its dusty corners and generally spring clean our thoughts, feelings and attitudes. It has reminded us that we are part of an infinite whole. Not a solitary being living in a void. This fact comes with responsibility which we can no longer shirk in favour of speedy outcomes and rapid ‘progress’. Every moment of our life has an impact and consequences; every decision made and word spoken; all that we do, say and are, within and without.
Whilst journeying through Virgo, Jupiter illuminated our relationship with Mother Earth and the deep betrayals that human kind has inflicted upon her. It asked of us a recommitment to honour this beautiful planet, not exploit and neglect her in equal measure. The consequences of our everyday choices are felt not only in our own lives, but in our environment both near and far, each choice as a pebble in a pond, rippling through the collective energy field which connects you and I with everything, everywhere. We simply cannot wash our hands of the profound responsibility we carry as guardians of this planet and all life upon her.
When Jupiter enters Libra it begins a year of relationship rectification during which we can forge deeper and more enduring bonds, with those whom we love and those whom we instinctively don’t! We can no longer afford the luxury of dismissing all who don’t ‘make the grade’ or ‘come up to scratch’, validating only those who share our views, beliefs and priorities whilst warring with the rest. Such divisiveness is feeding endless hatred and conflict in this world and we cannot continue down this path without desperate consequences none of us want to see!
Jupiter in Libra releases a balm of understanding and connection on the seas of hatred and division, so stormy in recent years. But it is we, each and every one of us, who must apply that balm in our lives, every day, seeking understanding, cultivating compassion, embracing difficult truths and making decisions that foster peace and diffuse strife. Many won’t do this, such is human nature! It’s tough, to turn toward one’s enemies and see their beating heart as one with our own. And it is even more challenging to stand up against injustice, exploitation and abuse whilst recognising that each and every one of us is more than our behaviours, beliefs and feelings. That life itself is sacred, whatever form it takes.
These are profoundly challenging times with many pushed beyond their limits of tolerance and understanding, delivered into the fractured worlds of hatred, rejection and revenge. At his time we are invited to reflect upon our own relationship with these feelings, to face the person inside of us who may feel they cannot take much more. Jupiter in Libra tells us we can. That what feels like our limit is in fact a watershed, leading to a new way of seeing the world and our place within it. Faith is important now, in ourselves, in life, in the unfolding of all that must come to pass to birth the Aquarian Age. Faith in our ability to shift and change as necessary, to create a new world from the ashes of the old.
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