Sagittarius Seeing Past the Illusion


9th House of the Zodiac, SAGITTARIUS — Nov. 21 — Dec. 21

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The results of the 2020 US presidential election is the zenith in a year of astrological phenomenas. While experiencing Mercury going direct in Libra the same week as the election, any person that gives an ounce of concern regarding the future of democracy is holding their breath, as every vote is counted meticulously. Due to the unusual circumstance surrounding covid-19 and in-person voting, many voters sent in their ballots ahead of time. People also postponed ordering anything through USPS until after the election, to help reduce the influx of packages — so postal workers could focus on processing mail-in ballots. It wasn’t until later in the week that the final popular vote went to Joe Biden, recognizing him as the 46th President of the United States. The shock was ubiquitous and the victorious, yet, stressful sigh of relief we all have been yearning for, was underwhelmed by this short term windfall. 

Settling into the Pluto direct in Capricorn feels in November, and recognizing the electoral college has yet to confirm the president in a few weeks on December 14th, 2020 — the truth of the situation presents another component of smoke and mirrors. As one-term presidents aren’t uncommon, though, rare… seeing passed the wishful thinking that Trump will finally be gone is too difficult of an illusion to bear. 

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Beginning in September 2020, we see the outer planets go direct with Jupiter and Saturn, Pluto in October, and now, Mars and Neptune in November. We’ll have the training wheels off from some of the bigger burdens by then. However, the main reason our vision is obscured in seeing the election results in crystalline form is due to Neptune going direct in its home sign of Pisces on November 28th, 2020. Uranus playing out in the background of it all, will continue its retrograde cycle in Taurus until January 15th, 2021. These planets eclipsing the results of the election energetically cross-cancel one another in seeing a clear future. Being marred with fear and uncertainty can quickly lead to one second-guessing themselves. But now that the thought of “another four years” diminishes day by day, what’s holding us together from cracking under such immense pressure? At this time, we fully acknowledge: we put in the time to bring awareness and advocacy to counter voter suppression across the country, we aired on the side of caution in wanting to remove extra obstacles that Mercury would throw our way as it was set to be rx right before (and during the election), and all the while going through the motions as this happens during a global pandemic…so why is it so difficult for us to wrap our heads around the fact that our hard work actually paid off?

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Symbol: The Archer

Planet: Jupiter

Element: Fire

Modality: Mutable

Mantra: “I Understand”

Masculine — Positive   

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The convivial energy we normally experience in Sagittarius season just rubs a bit differently in 2020. We’re wanting to bask in the celebratory nature of it all, but in the same instance our subconscious minds question whether or not we are witnessing the actualization of truth manifest. Its been a long year, we have all aged and grown tremendously. Isolation for the past eight months has led us as a collective to develop semi-permeant scars of trauma and time conflation from being in quarantine. The certainty of when things will eventually “go back to normal” will ultimately be a new normal to navigate. Like some reiteration of covid-19 being with us well into the foreseeable future, this trauma well too, remain. As Miller-Karas put, trauma being,too much or too little for too long” describes what our mental, emotional and physical bodies become exposed to when stress overtakes us. Our prolonged responses to these nervous system imbalances in offsetting our hormones can manifest through “accelerated heart rate, rapid breathing, and fatigue.” Our firsthand experiences relating to grief, death, the fallout of society, and the debate over science and opinion have positioned us closer to a constant state of confusion. And as covid-19 has proven, time is an illusion

Astrological occurrences taking place at this time give us some investigative opportunities to ponder.

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Neptune is the forth largest planet and most distant planet in the Solar System. The first planet to be discovered by mathematical calculations rather than through a telescope, there are oddities about Neptune that we simply don’t know yet. What we do know from Voyager 2’s mission to Neptune is, a day on Neptune is two thirds of a day on Earth and one year is equivalent to 165 Earth years. Faint rings surround and orbit this gassy, giant planet, but without studying the planet up close, the science concludes at this time that Neptune does not support life. Our gains through an astrological lens lends us the knowledge of Neptune’s duality — garnering influence in causing: deception, confusion and illusion in our ability to separate facts from fiction but also, contributing to fame, celebrity and the imagination. Neptune ruling the zodiac sign of Pisces, encapsulates the mysticism and subconscious natures of our world. Neptune in its truest form polarizes logic. Rising above and beyond our limitations of what we can achieve through our wish fulfillment is hindered when Neptune is retrograde. Since Neptune rx began in June 2020, we have dealt with serious life threatening traumas including but not limited to: housing, food, and financial insecurities. The magnification of prolonged grief and potential health threats have put us in a global psychological experiment leading to secondary consequences of burnout and absenteeism, which who knows how long it’ll last for… 

The shadow period of a planet’s rx can linger for a few weeks before and after it is set to go direct. When in Sagittarius season by November 28th, our associations to Neptune will have our intuition thriving and our fears declining pushing life forward in a clearer direction triggering epiphanies of what is actually real and what actually matters. 

Life is an illusion. One’s own preconceived notions of the universe is a mirrored illusion of themselves. That’s why multiple realities and outlooks coexist on Earth. Time is an illusion. As much as we try to measure it, it varies based on our own individual experiences. Citing Psychology Today, as research has shown, our minds in perceiving time tends to speed by when we have positive experiences and slow and/or come to a dead stop when things are dull and negative experiences become dangerous and highly stressful — queue lockdown feeling like years compressed into several months.

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As we transition and continue our healing journeys at the end of November and until the end of the year, the goal is not to allow the jovial novelty of life to slip by — its what helps time pass. Think of it this way, the idea of channeling the eternal student with our inner childlike curiosity that is gifted during Sagittarius season is still there, it just needs to be ignited as for the curiosity of the future is still there — and we are still here. The confusion and illusion will ebb and life will flow. As we pivot to meet the demands of what is destined for us with the divine into the oncoming decade, our spiritual intuition is only going to be getting stronger from here on out. Remember, spiritual attainment doesn’t come in a single one-time dose. When Neptune is set to go retrograde on June 25th, 2021, think of it as another opportunity to spiritually ascend further into the real you.

Neptune is the forth largest planet and most distant planet in the Solar System. The first planet to be discovered by mathematical calculations rather than through a telescope, there are oddities about Neptune that we simply don’t know yet. What we do know from Voyager 2’s mission to Neptune is, a day on Neptune is two thirds of a day on earth and one year is equivalent to 165 earth years. Faint rings surround and orbit this gassy, giant planet, but without studying the planet up close, the science concludes at this time that Neptune does not support life.

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