This year we get Uranus turning direct, a dashing New Moon in Sagittarius and here in the States, Thanksgiving, all on the same day. Now why do I get the feeling I’m going to be most grateful on Friday! I have been the chief cook for this event for many years and this time around is no exception.
Uranus is stationing in my fourth house and this is the year my younger sister says she can’t eat dairy products anymore so please plan accordingly. I made a pumpkin pie with soy creamer for starters and plan on setting aside potatoes, both regular and sweet, for her to add her non-dairy margarine to for seasoning. Yup, Uranus at work.
In addition we have a new dog! I picked her up last week and we are now in the process of doing some retraining. She had her previous people trained to play fetch with her almost non-stop and I want her to pay attention to my husband and me, not some toy. She is a Blue Heeler and is a very, very smart, determined personality as well as being sweet natured for that breed. However all this takes time and energy and adds to the overall chaos around here but with Mars, Mercury and the Sun in Sagittarius transiting my first house what is more appropriate than a dog showing up in my life.
Here’s to everyone having a wonderful Thanksgiving with keen appreciation of what we are thankful for in our lives!
I promised Eme Kah a response to her query from the previous post:
I don’t know how to use that Neptunian energy productively at all, I mean in a life-changing way not when it comes to creativity (that’s another story). One of the things that I used to do was to go the Piscean, “ignore it and it’ll go away” route. DOING something about a problem was such a drag. It still kind of is. I would just wish it away–definitely not the best way to use a Neptunian energy. On the other hand, I still haven’t learned how to transcend bad feelings. That would be a useful Neptunian skill. I would love to hear from people who have managed to use Neptunian energy in a productive way (other than in the arts, I mean).
It seems to me the key to learning to handle Neptune in aspect to Venus and the Moon in particular is through Saturn. If we can establish guidelines and boundaries for the way we express love and compassion as well as receive it, we will be less inclined to slip into Neptune’s illusions and false expectations.
Various religious belief systems use this very effectively. Think of the vows of chastity and poverty used to shift the focus to compassionate love instead of physical, romantic love. If we need to establish our own guidelines because we don’t ascribe to a particular belief system, like I did with Saturn-Pluto in the ninth house, then it’s up to using Saturn’s energy in our charts to enforce our chosen morale code.
Perhaps this dynamic is clear to me because my Venus is both sextile Neptune and trine Saturn while my Moon is conjunct Neptune and sextile Saturn. Sure I floundered around and made some rather poor choices [understatement], especially before my first Saturn return but in the end I learned to adhere to my personal code of ethics and boundaries. Misplaced nurturance and “rescue mission” relationships were gradually weeded out and replaced with equitable relationships with more mature personalities.
Channeling the compassion and caring of Neptune in a sane way also is aided by learning a hefty degree of detachment to outcomes. Because when we set out to “rescue” someone we have already passed judgment saying in essence they can’t take care of themselves and we know what’s best for them. I firmly believe 99.9% of the time there is not enough information to make that call about another human being.
This also goes back to treating one’s self with love, compassion and forgiveness first. When we can do that, then we can spread it around to all the other people in our lives. By the way one way of handling bad feelings is through forgiveness, how Neptune is that?!
So that’s my two cents. Anyone else?
Hydrangas are wonderful in the Fall. These are last year’s beauties.