From Mar 2002*
Saturn in Gemini Trine Neptune in Aquarius
Saturn ... now direct in Gemini ... has just made a very productive trine to Neptune in Aquarius, and last night, Mercury in Aries formed a fulcrum point to balance this energy by sextiling both these karmic giants in an extremely rare formation.
To put this in plain English ... the practical, well-organized, systematic application of ideas and information (Saturn in Gemini) can now achieve real results (trine aspect), using concepts and values that have heretofore been considered extraordinarily abstract and theoretical -- however noble and inspired they sounded in words. (Neptune in Aquarius)
Your personal intellect (Sun conjunct Mercury) can now use this energy in future applications regarding individual goals (sextile aspect, Aries energy) ... in ways that will not only advance your specific spiritual development but will also help meet some of your Karmic business -- and possibly assist your Karmic contributions to the betterment of yourself and those around you. It's quite a momentous little package here.
To put it in still other words ... and as simply as possible, this is an energy that can help make dreams come true -- achieving solid, tangible results out of raw fantasies, vision, and your own ideas!!
It is certainly a time to stay open to new concepts and knowledge and watch for ways to implement long-cherished plans that may have seemed nothing more than impossible dreams heretofore. The eventual opposition between the transiting Gemini planets -- especially Saturn, but also Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Sun ... one after the other over the next couple of months will break apart some serious obstacles and "limited thinking" that may have crippled your efforts -- or stopped you cold up 'til now.
Out of this explosive power struggle, new paths of progress will appear -- but there may be quite a dust storm generated by all this conflict. There are some serious changes that need to happen in order to set the stage properly for these advancements -- and some of the changes need to happen in you. (In all of us, to tell the truth.)
This is another milestone in a very important time of intellectual progress -- and like anything that requires effort and labor to bring itself into being, there may be a fair amount of discomfort before the new arrivals take their assigned place in the world. Opportunities will be available then ... because of this revolution in viewpoint ... that simply do not exist today -- right now.
Look for the period around the middle of October ... and on into the end of the calendar year ... to hand you chances and options you never expected -- or had despaired of finding. I've been saying for a while it's time to dream big. And it is. This summer an awful lot of changes will happen, and as a result progress into substantially improved circumstances will be a lot easier to manage than it looks at the moment. Another piece of the puzzle has just fallen into place.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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