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Neptune (source: World Atlas)

Every morning, before I decide what I’m going to write about on this blog, I revisit my posts to see what I wrote about on this day in the past so that I don’t repeat myself by profiling a celebrity I’ve already discussed here. Now that I’ve been doing that for a couple of years, I’m starting to appreciate the value of keeping a journal (a process I’ve been praising incessantly for a while now).

My posts from the past few days have been about a couple of things: getting a new job and making some more money mostly. Curiously, that’s what I’ve been writing about during this week for years now. There’s been a sense of panic surrounding my financial situation and my professional standing around July 13 for at least the past three years.

So, I did what any astrologer would do and I pulled up my chart. Of course, it only took me a moment to discover what has been there all along: the sun is forming a trine to my second-house Neptune.

I’ve read a lot of different interpretations of this transit, but the one that resonates me the most is this one from Cafe Astrology:

“You’re at the right place at the right time — very cool. This is probably because your hunches are more likely to be correct and you are “tuned in” to energy levels beyond the mundane. You may be feeling inspired, and charitable acts now will serve to lift your spirits like no drug can. This is a good time for self-improvement programs or efforts. Instinctual judgment is enhanced under this influence. You might solve a mystery or find that you’re rewarded for a past deed now.”

The part of that passage that stands out for me after reviewing my previous posts from this time of year is this one: “Instinctual judgment is enhanced under this influence.” Everything makes sense now!

My work/life balance means everything to me. Rationalizing why I won’t get a full-time job working for peanuts is something I do on a regular basis because I know that my sidelines (fitness; gardening; writing) are not only the things that keep me sane, but also the things that could potentially make me rich. Working myself into a frenzy because I don’t make enough money (a second house matter) happens every year at this time, but I just keep plugging along while vowing not to make any changes that don’t “feel” right to me. I even mentioned this to a coworker the other day, specifically referring to my “instincts.” Now that I recognize the astrological component in this phenomenon, I’m not going to allow myself to do something rash in order to deal with this fleeting anxiousness I’m feeling. I know that I can trust my gut feelings. Like any other living creature, I have instincts for a reason, and that reason is self-preservation.

In the future, I’m going to pay attention to this twice-a-year event and how it manifests itself when it happens from my fifth house rather than the ninth. The consistency of this cosmic event is fascinating.

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