Thursday, September 17, 2009


Everything is a symbol. The planets and their interactions with each other represent the internal aspects of our being, as well as how those inner aspects play out in the external physical world.

Right now we are working to find new balance on the planet and in our lives -- and the tension of that endeavor is represented in the opposition between Saturn and Uranus.

Saturn represents the past, karma, and personal responsibility. Uranus represents the future, liberation, and independent thinking. In the tension of this opposition between the two, we are each striving to liberate ourselves from the restrictions of the past, while understanding that we are fully responsible for our lives then as now.

The signs each planet currently occupies are also symbolic. In the case of the Saturn-Uranus opposition, Saturn is in Virgo and Uranus is in Pisces.

Virgo represents analysis, organization, and the efforts we put into improving situations or structures. Pisces represents the spiritual perspective, the ability to surrender, and the trust in a universal plan. As we work with these two energies, we are focused on improving our human experience, while also developing an increased connection to our spiritual center.


  1. John Muir comes to mind while contemplating what you've written here, Pam.

    "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."

    Along the same line as your weekly selection of graphics.

    Art: Opposites by Janosh: "The energy of 'Opposites' will help us taking a little distance in order to create clarity in what seems to be chaos. Because this chaos is an illusion. Instead these experiences in opposites will help us in making the right choices. Don't let these opposites bring you off balance."

    Pam, thank you for shining Light where it's needed the most.

    Personally, this Virgo stellium has brought an amazing amount of Beauty to every area of life.

  2. How wonderful that you write about John Muir! He is one of favorite beings to have walked this planet. I grew up not far from where he lived, and visited his home/museum several times. I feel inspired when I think of him, so thank you!

  3. Mt. Tam? Marin County?

    If so, you & I have danced a waltz by the same composer. Spent many a year soaking in its beauty. Muir Woods is truly majestic.

    Pam, lets not forget the opposite coastline during the same era; "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." ~ John Burroughs


  4. I lived in the Bay Area and Northern California until I was in my mid-20s, so am well acquainted with all your native references!

    But I was thinking of Muir's home in Martinez when I wrote. I read several books about him growing up, and wrote a high school paper on his work for the National Parks and against the Hetch Hetchy dam. His love of and commitment to nature always resonated with my Taurus self.

    Thanks for sharing the Burroughs quote!

  5. Ceres 1st house in Virgo here. :-) Tree Hugger from birth.

    Truly enjoyed chatting with you, Pam. Gave me a truer sense of knowing what makes you tick. (warm smile) And, why what you say resonates so clearly within me.

    Will stroll through nature in Joy & Awe knowing there's one more member of a shared consciousness ~ one who heals the earth simply by connecting.