There’s a pile-up of planets hitting my chart right now. I’ve been walking around feeling like I’m going to explode, and I even managed to get ill and spend the day in bed, which is highly unusual.
Jupiter is stationing on my Sun-Moon midpoint; Saturn is stationing on my Pluto; I have a Chiron Return; Uranus is squaring my Moon-Saturn; Neptune and the Node are conjoining my Sun; and Pluto is trining Pluto.
The big one in all this is Neptune conjunct Sun, and the rest are cheerleaders (well, not quite). What it feels like is that a defensive shell is dissolving, one that was necessary as a young adult to protect myself against the strange values I grew up around, but which is now in the way, which makes me rigid and defensive and cut off from my wellsprings. So here’s to some skin-shedding!
True to a Neptune transit, I’ve just bought some peyote plants and seeds. This is a long-term project, as peyote is very slow-growing. Apparently the authorities in the US are doing their best to get rid of peyote in the wild (along with some help from tourists), and so control the use of it by Native Americans. So there is a project to cultivate it domestically, and a seed bank to which you can send your seeds and get others in return: in this way genetic diversity is maintained.
The best time for planting seeds, as you might expect, is while the Moon is waxing, while it is still in a phase of new growth; and the best time for harvesting is when the Moon is waning, while it is in a phase of ripeness. So I am waiting to plant my peyote until the 5th of May, when there will be a New Moon in the perfect sign of Taurus.
Another Neptunian event: I've just treated myself to the complete works of Bach, and a decent CD player instead of a salvaged one. I'm just trying it out as I write, Mozart Violin Concertos at high volume with some decent bass at last, wonderful.
Jupiter is about growth. While he is stationing his influence is more powerful than usual. So if you have anything near 22 Capricorn, the next few weeks are a time for putting forth new shoots, trying out things you’ve always wanted to do, or always known you’d be good at.