2nd January as the Sun and Saturn conjoin in Cardinal Earth
More important than the arbitrary calendar rebirth is today’s cazimi conjunction and parallel of the Sun and Saturn in Cardinal Earth, a conjunction that occurs every year when the Sun reaches the same celestial longitude as Saturn, but it has not happened within Cardinal Earth since the 19th January 1991. There are two years, this and in 2020, when the Sun and Saturn align, although the alignment on the 12th January 2020 takes place with Ceres, Pluto and Mercury all within a degree of each other in Cardinal Earth, something that has never previously taken place. What is exciting about this alignment is the pathway of possibility that this alignment generates – which is to illuminate the reality that you are creating and are living within!
Yes, this year is the final stage of the balsamic (or preparation to release, cleanse and let go) phase of the Saturn-Pluto synod, of which we have felt so keenly as every structure that you live within has been uprooted, as you have felt anchorless within the shell of your material life, questioning what does power truly mean and do you have any relationship to true power – knowing thyself utterly and completely, and living freely from any egoic hunger, attachment and longing, free from concerns about your future and totally in touch with your heart, having forsaken so many distractors that has placed directly on your path to help you forget. Yes, this has been one hell of a year, as you have straddled that fine line between sanity and insanity, having faced down so many enemies that have chained you to your past, your lover, your friends, your community, your dreams, your longings, your family, your studies, your job, your sense of place and sense of pride, arrogance and abundance. I cannot say that this will all magically disappear after the 12th January 2020, but what I can say is that the pressure you feel to become someone, as dictated to by the patriarchy, is dying and for one, I am delighted to be able to write that, since it means that we are moving into a time wherein your interiority will finally be ‘seen’ as relevant and meaningful, a fact that will be freeing to many of you, as your intuitive hunches and visions gather strength and confidence as the arbitrary calendar year of BCE 2019 unfolds.
Over the past few days, you have been afforded the opportunity to reflect on how your reality has true been over the past synodical year – how aligned you have been with your deeper ideology, as you can ‘see’ the reality of the way that you would like to live and the way you are living, what you have learned about yourself, what you have had to confront, what you have released and what you have grieved. Laying down seeds that you seek to grow concerning the actualisation of your reality is what can emerge today. What this is about is to focus on the nature of your current reality and how much of it has been defined by you, and how much of it has been defined by circumstance, conditioning, finances, your family of origin, your initial education system, and your cultural and religious background. Remember that it is not a bad thing to have lived within what others have bound you by, as I am sure there are aspects of your life that have been conditioned in a healthy and constructive manner. But the issue of whether you are living in accordance with YOUR reality or someone else’s is what this aspect entails and is a place from which you can create, define and set deep intentions, as the energetic conditions are ‘ripe’ to ‘seed’ a reality based on the choices and decisions that YOU make for yourself, as opposed to have been made for you by someone else’s opinion of you and your life.
Andrew Smith © 2019
Art by Kristen Holmberg