The Conscious Astrology Report for October 2016 with Paula Sheldon
As we begin October of 2016, the eclipse season is over for this year and Mercury Retrograde is also over and the mood begins to lighten up a bit this Fall. However, we still have Saturn squaring Neptune for all of October. This last square between Saturn and Neptune for a while is challenging us to look at our spiritual side of life (Neptune) versus reality and the structures and traditions we have in our world (Saturn). Neptune represents spiritual oneness, compassion,deception or illusion, dissolving into one, creativity, etc. Saturn rules our real world structures that keep us separated and categorized such as institutions, commitments, responsibilities, physical structures and even the bones in our bodies. Spirit versus Reality or Neptune versus Saturn.
We are starting to see the dissolving (Neptune) of how we do business in corporations, governmental structures, traditional marriage commitments, our financial system, agriculture, and most traditional societal structures we have in place (Saturn) as these two planets square off. This can all be a little disconcerting to most people. Traditional ways of living life are changing dramatically and we can no longer rely on old structures or business as usual. We must develop new ways of doing business, having relationships, and working together as a society. People will start turning to Spirit, to God, to Oneness and find comfort there during these huge changes and amid corruption and violence that come with it. They will begin to understand love and spiritual connection more and will feel the need to really incorporate it into their daily lives. If we don’t, we may not be able to sustain our structures and institutions and end up in judgments that further separate us and ultimately lead to conflicts that take us all down, including nature itself.
These outer planets affect society in general but they also affect us individually too. Our faith or spiritual path (Neptune) is running up against a brick wall (the limitations of current structures as they exist or Saturn). It’s up to us to adapt and find ways of incorporating what we believe into our everyday reality. To make our oneness part of the whole. We can no longer hide behind our structures or let someone else in authority (Saturn) do it for us. Our separation from others is what is dragging us down. We must become a working part of the whole and make sure our creativity and gifts are put to good use for the good of all, not just for ourselves or our own families. We will be forced to take responsibility on an individual level for ourselves and for others around us. We must live lives that express our Spirit, our Oneness. This will usher in the Aquarian Age where communities work together, technology is used for the good of all, and humanitarian works are part of everyone’s lives. Because we are better together…as One.
The Saturn-Neptune square also is bringing out beautiful creativity from the subconscious minds of artists and into the real world (Saturn). Expect lots of new beautiful music, wonderful theater and books, and other artistic endeavors during this time. Acceptance has the opportunity to replace division. Faith and talk of Spirit can become more than just talk. Compassion can create better real life structures and lives for us all. There are many good things that can come out of this Saturn/Neptune square too.
This Fall, if your spiritual beliefs are not congruent with your life and the structures in them, especially your career, you may be challenged to change things so they are more aligned. As a consciousness of One (Neptune). connected by love, grows, we are dissolving and breaking down boundaries between us in reality. Whether its race, religion, or gender biases, all boundaries and judgments are being given the opportunity to dissolve (Neptune) into One. One human race connected back to nature, one Spirit, One Love. Love is what connects us all. If we acknowledge and live this Love, this Oneness, what I like to think of as God, there is no need for Saturnian structures that divide us. No need for different religions, racial divisions, walls and fences, or judgement of lifestyles different from our own. We can all coexist in Love. Follow Neptune and quit judging others harshly or worrying about what other’s think, Be you, be love, be one with all.
And as I finish up this article, I hear Bob Marley singing…
One love, one heart
Let’s get together and feel all right…