From Jun 2002*
On Saturday, the Sun in Gemini made a trine with Neptune in Aquarius. A trine is an angle between two planets of 120 degrees. The planets situated this way are in a benevolent, advantageous relationship to one another, each offering the other outlets for mutually favorable expression.
This is an aspect that happens twice a year ... and we have a lot more of them to go, since Neptune stays in a sign nearly 15 years and is only 1/3 of the way through Aquarius at this point. It's a fairly gentle, unobtrusive energy that supports new ideas into your spiritual beliefs, new artistic inspirations, easy "flow" between your ego energy and any kind of mystical or therapeutic work you are doing -- especially work that involves your psychological structures.
It may simply mark a couple of weeks when ideals play a larger than usual part in your choices, when new ways to apply your spiritual principles and beliefs appear, when religious tenets are more apparent in your conduct and sense of self, when insights into your own psychology and therapeutic healing are more easily accomplished, and when your sense of compassion and empathetic support for those who are ill or in need may be uncommonly prominent.
It's also a time when creative and artistic work of all kinds can prosper -- or gain new dimensions and directions, when your intuitive senses are heightened, when your spiritual foundations are renewed and fortified, and your sense of charity and generosity are especially keen -- bringing experiences of positive karma to you -- and everyone else.
Ideas along these lines may be more radical and inventive now because of the two sign energies involved. Concepts will be more intellectual and cerebral, theoretical rather than emotional. This is energy that "thinks about and talks about" what it is receiving in the way of knowledge rather than "feeling" the changes inwardly.
It's an interesting time of spiritual, artistic, and soul growth. Nothing spectacular. And it will come again with slightly different emphasis during the time of Libra. Mostly this is a suggestion to be a bit more aware of your thoughts, inspirations, spiritual ideals, artistic impulses, and ways to heal injury -- your own and that of others. Again, this is a benevolent, tender, serene, even "forgiving" energy in many ways ... and by its very nature it gets easily overlooked in the press and crush of more urgent, and even more practical, concerns.
* 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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