Here we are, Dorothy and Toto and our companions, skipping down the yellow brick road -- but our song is not about "lions and tigers and bears," but rather about "conjunctions and equinoxes and Full Moons," oh, my!
To clarify, over the next seven days, we will be seeing the Uranus-Jupiter conjunction (Saturday, Sept 18), the Equinox/Sun entering Libra (Wednesday, Sept 22), and the Full Moon at Aries Point (Thursday, Sept 23).
If you've been feeling emotionally on a rollercoaster, having trouble sleeping, experiencing odd eating patterns, or just feeling generally out-of-sync this past week, you're not alone. And, I would guess, those symptoms are going to be on the increase up through next Thursday's Full Moon, as we navigate the exaggerated and chaotic nature of these planetary influences.
Perhaps some of the higher purpose of this rapid one-two-three punch is to keep us off-balance -- but not for the amusement of some masochistic gods who are pulling strings from the heavens. The nature of these energies, especially the Uranus-Jupiter conjunction, help us detach from reality as we know it, which usually leaves the space for us to have a different kind of experience, and to interpret our lives from an altered perspective.
Uranus and Jupiter are in Pisces, after all, the sign which is often noted for its innate lack of a firm grasp on reality, and for its ability to transcend the ego. And, according to the NASA Science News site, Jupiter and his volcanic moons are currently at their closest proximity to the Earth in a decade (at the same time as the conjunction with Uranus and the opposition to the Sun!), bringing that Jupiterian amplification of Piscean energies right to our back door.
So -- confused? Finding it hard to stay grounded? Wondering why things are so hard to define, and if the world will ever feel "normal" again? Join the club.
Truth be told, the world is not likely ever to feel as it once did. We're all advancing in consciousness, and once those kinds of growth steps are taken, we don't revert to ignorance, even if we pretend at times that we have.
We may sometimes long for the days when "ignorance was bliss" -- but I'm pretty sure we don't really want to go back. There is another, more enlivening, type of bliss that we can find through awareness, and we've all had at least some tastes of that deliciousness. The one-two-three punch over the next week's time has the potential to take us up the awareness scale another notch, if we're willing and open.
Remember, Dorothy didn't get to the Emerald City by staying in Munchkinland.