However one receives the news today, either through the internet, on the air or print, one realizes that something is happening that is telling us that business as usual is not the case. Whether it is the political or physical upheavals in the world, weather patterns gone berserk and the doomsday prophesies; unrest, fear and frustration is here to stay with us for the time being. As the rebellion of thoughts and ideologies is running amuck across the global communities, the third eclipse in a row, forming a Solar Eclipse on July 1st 2011 at 9 Cancer 12 at 1:55 a.m. PDT, is a another clue telling us to pay attention to what is happening around us. That not only do we need to listen to our inner spiritual voices, but to be aware of everything that is going on around us, to make the right choices as we go forward during this period of trials and tribulations. This Solar eclipse square Neptune, trine Uranus and opposite Pluto is giving us another opportunity to get our personal world in shape, by giving us the energy and motivation to correct, clarify and fine tune our perceptions.
As the aspects have been forecasting for the last few years, that reevaluation and change is not only simmering in the atmosphere, but the need for action to bring it into reality is a necessity and must at the moment. The question to be under consideration and concern, is what action of change is to be implemented, is it change from the inside or from the outside of ourselves? Is it change from the stand point of what we think the truth is, or from the standpoint of what we are being told and or are being convinced is the situation, or change from what the situation actually is? Do we need to use hindsight, foresight, insight, or are all three needed to be blended in with our logic and wisdom to come up with the right changes and direction that will place us on the road we should have taken? All these questions are needed to reinforce and to reestablish the correct perceptions of any situation when making decisions. It is whether we wish to continue as is, make some minor changes, or make a complete turn around, as no resolution can be made without a truthful perception of what the circumstance are, in which we are dealing with.
“The Sabian symbol for the 10th degree of Cancer is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.
Cancer 10 A large diamond not completely cut This is a symbol of man’s basic self-justification on the cultural or intellectual side, and of the complete dependence of the world around him on his arts and skills for any values that may be built or sustained in its eternal promise. Here all progress turns out to be primarily the endowment of reality with expanded dimensions of significance, and man’s pilgrimage through the lower planes of being is revealed as a continual service to higher meanings through which he knows himself. The keyword is latency. When positive, the degree is an effective gift for dramatizing the potentialities of everything at hand, and when negative, a futile lean on purely static merit.
This sabian symbol in Cancer is telling us that we need to nurture the ability to have the insight to see beyond the surface of a person, idea or circumstances where we can see the potential, and work with it until it is manifested into reality. It is the ability to see an uncut rough gem and to realize the finished product may be a diamond. It takes hard work and intuition to look beyond what appears in its rough stages and it takes determination, faith and the will to see the project through to the end. Whether it is an object, an idea, or person, it is the firm conviction and hard work that brings the potentials into the open and we reap its rewards. The ability to have the insight to recognize merit only comes when we begin to fine tune our perceptions. To begin to see things as they are, not the way we want to see them or the way others want us to see. Having a clear perception of any situation or problem will give us a head start in solving and creating a world we would be happy to live in. This Solar Eclipse is allowing us to correct, clarify and fine tune our perceptions, and our responsibility, is to have the insight and determination to work with it for our benefit and happiness.