Sun (17 Aries) – Jupiter (18 Libra) Opposition (7-8 April 2017)

Now, normally I wouldn´t be that worried about a Sun-Jupiter opposition. But given recent geopolitical events, it pays to pay attention. Jupiter Retrograde in Libra rules matters to do with diplomacy, rule of law, discourse, notions of Justice – and of course – relationships! The Sun in Aries is more about that utterly self-referential, instinctive, drive to act – without much thought as to the consequences of one´s actions. Think of the Maverick, Leader, Bully, Pioneer, Autocrat – these archetypes carry the Aries signature.

Now, politically speaking – most if not all of you will know to what/whom I am referring – so keep your eyes to the news headlines (if you do follow them) as major declarations can be made.

At the individual level, the challenge becomes that of managing the need to express and assert the self in relationship to other people. And that is a tricky balance to manage, especially given world events and the multiple retrogrades in the Sky. A whole lot of projection games are going on …  especially as people are freaking out big-time. Quite a lot of catharsis is likely to come out through partnerships and collaborations – so remember to give yourselves some room to be. As much as possible, try not to take anything personally.

I´ve addressed some of these dynamics on my Facebook feed (which is where you want to be following me on for more frequent updates) – copypasting here. Look to the video if you´re feeling tossed about and need to know what to do right now.

Also – if you need some focus for the coming months, revisit yesterday´s article on Saturn Retrograde 2017.

On Projection: 

Owing to the multiple retrogrades (present & upcoming), many people are not seeing straight. A lot of wounds (parent-child, abuser-victim, etc.) are coming up left right and center. And signals are getting mixed up all over the place.
Rather than talking, we´re engaged in games of projection. Depending on the other person´s state of mind – you become victim, abuser, oppressor, rescuer – or weird combinations therein.
No matter what you say, or do – what is ultimately heard is the fear or insecurity of the listener. It becomes a one-sided conversation masking as a two-sided one.
An extreme case of this would be in Batman Begins, where the Scarecrow uses a toxic serum to alter the perceptions of population so that they turn on each other out of fear. No amount of reasoning can work in that scenario.
The best thing you can do is to be clear about who you are and what your boundaries look like (unless you´re in a Batman-style scenario, in which case just leave).
Do not take on board the role of pedestalized martyr or punching bag in the name of ´love´ or ´compassion´.
At the vibrational level, love and compassion will not require you to mould yourself to fit into another´s expectation of reality.

On Embodiment: 

Those who are truest to themselves get projected on the most. Be Yourself Anyway.
Your presence in the world will inspire some and trigger others. Usually both.
Such is the work of embodiment. And the challenge is to know what is yours and what isn’t.
People can only see you to the extent that they let themselves.
And you do not need to process their vulnerabilities for them.
Stay clear, stay centred and speak from your Heart – that is the BEST thing you can do
It is then up to the listener to process.
Then carry on. . .

On Grounding (a.k.a. what to do right now):

 

Blessings and Love,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Post & Image © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2017. All rights reserved.

 

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