Some things take weeks, others years….some decades.
Taurus moves slowly and a Taurus Full Moon feels so appropriate as we move towards the end of the Fall season and into Winter. Everything feels like it is slowing down.
It can also take years or decades for dreams to come true. We may give up before we reach our goal when progress is slow. Things may be cooking in the crock pot of the 12th house and when the time is right they will be ready. They will cross the Ascendant and be born.
Many pregnant women report that in the final month they are tired of being pregnant and feel they will stay pregnant forever, but of course, they know birth is inevitable, and they look forward to it. Nature has its own timing.
So in other areas of life, when something that is meant to be born is ready to manifest, it can seem like it comes out of the blue. Actually the preparations have been going on under the surface. We are, in a sense, gestating our future selves all the time.
This is how I now feel about the North Node. In Evolutionary Astrology as in other forms of astrology, the North Node represents the direction of growth and is often hidden from us. The South Node, so familiar we don’t even notice it, can color our vision like sunglasses, so that we have no idea there is any other way to see. Yet, there is the promise of the North Node.
As Wayne Dyer said, why would the Universe not continue to take care of you just as it did when you were in the womb (paraphrased). Why would your destiny not unfold in the same way even when you have no idea what you are doing?
The more clients I see and the more charts I read, the more I am convinced of the efficacy of astrology in its ability to describe a life and help us chart our path into the future. We may not understand what the symbols mean or how they will manifest in life, but they are in some way inevitable. I personally feel there is a combination of choice and destiny/fate. All along the road of life we have choice points which affect how the archetypes will manifest. But if you look back at your life, you can see how something was foreshadowed at earlier periods.
Patricia Walsh says at all her workshops: “You can’t make this shit up.”
I just finished reading another book by Tahir Shah, son of Indries Shah the famous Sufi writer. In Arabian Nights, the continuing saga of his buying a house in Morocco and living there, focuses on his search for the story in his heart. Storytelling, a dying art, is still alive and well in some cultures. These stories, beyond their entertainment value, impart wisdom.
When I discovered the story “Fatima the Spinner and the Tent” listening to Caroline Casey on KPFA radio, I knew I had found my story. It is published in Tales of the Dervishes by the father, Indries Shah. This was over 15 years ago. In the ensuing years, I visited many of the places where Fatima found herself and when I realized this….I knew I was on the path to finding my tent, but I still had no idea what ‘my tent’ was. Yet I trusted because of this story. The story gave me hope that ultimately, I would find my tent. And that is one of the purposes of these stories. My knowledge of astrology increased my trust in the process.
I know what ‘my tent’ is now and another thing I know is that you can’t help but make your tent any more than a kitten will grow into a cat and not a dog.
Stephanie Austin, in her column about this Full Moon in The Mountain Astrologer cites this Sabian symbols for this Full Moon at 4° Taurus:
The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; riches that come from linking the celestial and the earthly nature.
And for the Sun at 4° Scorpio:
A youth carries a lighted candle in a devotional ritual; the educative power of ceremonies which impress the great images of a culture upon its gathered participants.
The thing is…you have to find your true story. When I first read Women Who Run with the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, I thought my story was ‘the Ugly Duckling’. That was my South Node story. Astrology suggested there was another story, my North Node story.
Born into a tribe that I didn’t fit into it took me decades to find my true tribe. Having done so, I completed that karma to some extent. It was now up to me to continue until I found my NN story, to believe it and to let it guide me to fulfillment.
Find your stories, past, present, future or write a new one yourself.
With Saturn in Sagittarius (the Storyteller) it’s time to be the author of your own story. We all can access this now for the next two years or so as the transit continues.
Our birth charts are like an operator’s manual we are born with but seldom learn to read ourselves. I am trained in reading these language and can help you read your manual.
Contact me for a reading soon.