Wednesday, August 01, 2007

In Vein

An ordinary cabbage leaf. Most would chop it up and slather it with mayonnaise, or put it in a pot with a piece of corned bovine ass, grab a bottle of whiskey, and call it dinner. In the Ukraine and thereabouts, they roll it around, stuff it, and wrap it up in a neat package.
Is this the artist's job? To reveal what we're really doing? Eating the rivers and the deltas, the life giving vessels of animal and vegetable matter, or minerals slithering through the rocks. Vital fluids everywhere, transporting nutrients to the planetary body.
I feel that we are gradually learning to steer the collective boat.Opines Kadimiros.
The long retrograde of Mars in Cancer does indicate motion, water, and the collective traveling along the veins of the global map. It inconjuncts transiting Neptune in Aquarius. It ties in Saturn in Virgo, also inconjunct Neptune, although not by degree yet. Nonetheless, a pattern emerges, Aquarius being associated with the vessels that carry water within humanity.
Cancer emphasizes feelings as Aquarius, the water bearer, joins up and delivers circulatory fluid to society. Since maintenance, Saturn in Virgo, will be about, I can only ask, "Is the human vascular system due for some fixing?" The Cancer-Aquarius combination is the instinct to nurture humanity and protect one another as if we were family, which, in fact, we are.
Adding intrigue, is another fact. The north node of the Moon is leaving Pisces for Aquarius and then meeting up with Neptune exactly when Mars leaves Cancer. A year and a half of the NN in Aquarius follows, with Neptune still there, and Virgo in the inconjunct for even more repair of the collective rivers, tributaries, and deltas.
The United States is a major player. She has four planets in Cancer being aroused by this long Mars visit, a Moon in Aquarius, and the south node there as well.
I'm a Cancer with a tight Moon-Uranus opposition and I am more than willing to participate in a collective emotional gathering. Within reason, of course.

Photo: Edward Weston

3 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

Why is Aquarius the water-bearer considered an air sign and not a water sign?

24/8/07 3:59 AM  
Blogger Pat Paquette said...

Joe, JM probably should answer that, but as a double Aquarius, I'll put in my two cents:

The standard explanation of Aquarius is that the constellation appeared in the sky at the time of year when the Nile flooded, bringing moisture and nutrients to the land. In other lands, it marked the rainy season.

However, the esoteric explanation is that the "water" is knowledge from the stars. The Milky Way is the "river above," and this is what is being poured out of the urn. In the Tarot, this is nicely symbolized by The Star, the card that represents Aquarius. Knowledge has to do with the mind, and the air signs are associated with the intellect.

And, as it turns out, many people with strong Aquarius in their charts end up in astrology :-)

Does that help?

JM, the reason I stopped by was to let you know that I've sent you an e-mail. Wasn't sure if you still had that old address, so just wanted to make sure you got it.

24/8/07 12:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Thanks pat. So it's you and your brethren who're delivering us all that milk these days.:-)

I found this:

Though Aquarius is an air sign, its true nature is sometimes misunderstood because it is depicted by a man carrying an urn of water which he offers to all who will receive it.

In ancient times, when astrology was formulated, the concept of radiations and oscillatory impulses passing through the atmosphere and even through solid matter was impossible to convey graphically.[?] The only way people could imagine the existence of such subtle vibratory energies was by thinking of waves on the surface of a lake or the sea. Thus, the image of a man with a vessel of water was used to suggest the fluid quality of nature's finer forces.

Marcia Moore and Mark Douglas from The Divine Astrologer

I find the Moon in Aquarius to be a particularly peculiar thing, hard to define in terms of feeling and intellect.

24/8/07 4:49 PM  

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