Thoughts on Zodiac Spirituality

 

I’m really enjoying a discussion that I’m having with a friend in Meetup for our singles group, so I cannot resist posting it here. The discussion is posted on a board of our upcoming meet up, ‘Coffee and Conversation: Single Life and Holiday Happiness’

I’d love to hear anyone else’s thoughts on this topic 🙂9ba49b9630d7f1b2d87d9b92bb34daee

  • Richard
    Richard

    Part 1 Single Life and Astrology during the Holiday Season. The holiday season is launched as we enter the sign of Scorpio, of magic, death, transformation, and rebirth. We entered Scorpio on October 22. HALLOWEEN celebrates death and the start of the journey home. It marks the turning of Nature inward, from the abundance of summer growth to the return to the Joy and Love which live within our hearts. Scorpio is the destroyer of the old, providing fertile ground for the arrival of spring. Scorpio can be viewed as the beginning of single life. The crumbling of so many traditions. It brings freedom and rebirth. Next, we enter Sagittarius in mid November, a sign of fiery aspiration, a call from our hearts for a renewed abundance of spring. It is Thanksgiving for what nature has provided us and the planting of new seeds of aspiration and intention for spring. Do we aspire for another relationship or do we aspire to make the most of who we are?

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    • Richard
      Richard

      Part 2 Next, it’s Capricorn at the winter solstice, Dec 21. Grounded, practical Capricorn brings structure to our aspirations, and practicality to our plans. As aspirations of Sagittarius turn to structured plans, there Is Hope for the New Year. The Days are getting longer and Summer bounty is on its way. The materialistic Capricorn has been harnessed by Madison Ave with parties, wine and food, lots of gifts. It calls us to restructure our relationships with family and friends, in the workplace and in the world. To build the new structure we are called to release the old (New Years affirmations), to forgive the past and to embrace the new that Capricorn offers. Does Capricorn birth a new, solid relationship with another? or a grounding of our relationship with the love within?

      Then there’s the “Dawning of the Month of Aquarius”. You know, “Harmony and understanding, sympathy and love abounding.” But that’s a different season, and a whole new flavor of being single.

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    • steve k.
      steve k.

      Thank you Richard. As a Sagg/Cap cusp, I found it fascinating and inspiring.

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    • Wendy T
      Wendy T

      Love the reminder of Winter Solstice! I always celebrate the longest night and the return of longer days. Curious though on your calculations for zodiac periods, what if you compare to the 13 sign zodiac? Because if you introduce Ophiuchus into this span of fall to winter, winter to spring, that adds a different dynamic, thoughts? 🙂

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    • Richard
      Richard

      Please enlighten me.

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    • Wendy T
      Wendy T

      (Part one, didn’t realize there was a 1000 character limit) So the period of Ophiuchus, also known as Serpentarius, is Nov. 29th – Dec. 17th., leaving Capricorn firmly grounded as the time of Winter Solstice and the return of longer days. If you go off of Greek ideals, this sign has strong ties to Apollo and either was a representation of Apollo struggling to hold a giant snake and guard the Oracle of Delphi, or this could be a portrayal of him slaying the servant which Gaia set to guard Delphi, it seems to get kinda muddled; or his son Asclepius, who was a healer and had the power to resurrect the dead. Egyptians recognized the sign as an actual man named Imhotep, described as a brilliant and inovative architect, mathematician, astronomer, poet and a major figure in

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    • Wendy T
      Wendy T

      (Part two) Ancient Egyptian Medicine, which relates to Apollo and Asclepius, and was one of the few commoners raised to deification of medicine and healing. There are other references depending on what region you look at, like Nirah, divine messenger and minister to Ištaran (Mesopotamian Sumerian mythology), but my point is that the constellations itself seems to be grounded in healing and philosophy.

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    • Wendy T
      Wendy T

      (part three) The traits of Ophiuchus seem to be loosely defined as seeker of peace and harmony, poetic, inventive, intuitive, etc. So if I were to add in to your idea of transitions, I would say this sign is a time of steadfastness and strength in the darkest time of Winter (Apollo fighting the giant snake and guarding the oracle which could also be protecting knowledge), healing, and building – specifically personal growth and the focus of healing our bodies and mind. You could also tie in Asclepius, resurrection, with moving from Ophiuchus to Capricorn, (night relinquishing its hold to day) as Capricorn starts just a few days before Winter Solstice.

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