"One foot on the platform, the other foot on the train..."
That line came into my mind as I sat down to write this post -- and it is a sign of the times that while I believe it's from a Peter, Paul and Mary song, and I know I've sung it often in years past, I now cannot remember more than those words, or the tune, or the title.
The Saturn-Jupiter quincunx that is exact today is a representation of this feeling of living in two worlds at once. Exuberant Jupiter, newly arrived in Pisces, is full of himself proclaiming that we are ascending, or have ascended, or maybe will soon -- even while the clear definition of "ascension" still eludes most of us. Realistic Saturn, on the other hand, now retrograde in Libra, continues to draw our attention to the practicalities of the physical realm, making sure we do the rebalancing work needed. And yet, with the retrograde influence, we feel slightly detached from that very work, as if a part of us has stepped back into Observer mode.
A quincunx is an aspect of adjustment. The signs involved are not quite opposites, but they don't really see eye-to-eye, either. So our challenge is to find a way to exist within the paradox, without needing to alter either perception. It does take an ability to live in two worlds at once, with one foot on the platform of our reality as we've become accustomed to it.
And the other foot? We may not have a clear idea yet of what our train really looks like or where it's going -- but with the help of Jupiter in Pisces, we are gaining faith in the process.