New Moon, New Stories … or the possibility seeds for just that, any time we’re in need of the good remedy of rekindled vision.
Our dominant stories can either grind us down and suck the lifeforce right out of us, or they can inspire, uplift, and energize us into more hallowed ground.
It matters, but we know this already, don’t we?
Here’s a bit of timely mythic-astro story alchemy for you.
After all, ’tis really the season for it.
For those with a tech-overdosed, two-second, flibbertigibbet attention span, here’s the wee gist:
It’s time to become aware of the stories you’re telling, and thus pouring your lifeforce into. Do they work well, or not so much? What (or whom) do they serve?
Need some help figuring that out & shifting it for the better? It’ll require more finely disciplined and honed attention and focus. Start here.
For those who have mastered their flibbertigibbet-mind a bit more and can still focus and concentrate — a necessity for change-catalysts, spiritual warriors, and transformation leader-alchemists — read on for more depth and substance.
ABOUT THOSE DOMINANT STORIES…
It has been said that ‘culture’ and even ‘reality’ are both a sort of ‘normal’ that is created by way of ‘the dominant stories’.
These dominant stories shape the common assumptions, define the common or shared ‘dream’, and thus define ‘normal’ behavior — whether it’s healthy and enlivening, or in service of an altogether different (and not so healthy) agenda.
In a way, that’s what ‘magic’ is about too, or sorcery if it’s used for purely egoic, ‘power over’ (rather than ‘power with’) or outright malefic purposes.
Reality becomes defined and shaped by the predominant stories we assume to be true — the ones we tell day in, and day out — as much as by what’s scientifically verifiable (and so much of ‘reality’ can’t be verified scientifically … yet).
So what are the dominant stories of our culture, and that define our own lives and experiences of life?
THE TIME IS RIPE FOR CHECKING IN WITH JUST THIS …
… and doing some story script re-writes if the Stories of Normal are less than inspired (or are outright life-draining or harmful).
There just might be a new story being born … or wanting to be noticed, acknowledged, and midwifed into being.
In the mythic-archetypal realms, Jupiter is, among other things, an archetype and energy of the inspired, expanded vision, story, theater, and drama.
Jupiter is the mythic part of ourselves that oversees the realm of the epic adventure, the creative — even mythic — exploration — whether in the movie theater or in the theater of your life or the collective life.
With Jupiter now transiting Libra, the sign of the Venusian “Beauty Way of Relating;” and Chiron and Neptune swimming through Piscean waters across the wheel, we have additional cosmic-juju support to pay attention to the details of the story we’re telling — and living.
Once we have a wee look-see at that, we can stir the story-magic and discern whether we might evolve our living stories into something more visionary, inspired, heartful, and healing.
We can ask, like Parsifal finally gets around to asking in the Grail Stories, “Whom does the Grail serve?”
In other words, “Just what am I serving? What stories am I supporting with my very lifeforce … my “one wild and precious life?”
We can inquire into whether we’re living small — being mindful that one can live large in seemingly small, mindful ways, or live small in what our culture might celebrate as ‘big ways’, so it’s not about the fame or the bling or the material scale here.
It’s about saying yes to living into our fuller, more heartful potential — what some traditions have called dharma or one’s destiny.
Dharma or destiny can be lived, cultivated, and fulfilled just as much within our own homes as it might be acted out on a world stage, depending on our unique dharma or purpose (we fine clues in our mythic-archetypal astrology blueprint or chart).
And it feels risky, heart-stirring, and very much alive. It’s at that fierce edge of life that vision-poets David Whyte and the late John O’Donohue have spoken of.
Here’s the thing about the current mythic-astrology, or some of the energetic-archetypal energy pools we’re bobbing about it …
Uranus and Pluto are still well within their Great Shift transformation square dance, and we’ll be living into the effects of those archetypal lightning bolts and earthquakes for the coming years.
But Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Chiron — and the lunar nodes, which just changed signs — are also part of the Alchemical Cocktail of Now, each adding their elixirs to influence the months or years ahead.
And here’s the gist:
Vision and story are lived on the day to day, in the mundane details, in the quality of the questions we’re asking and the words we’re choosing on a regular, day to day, week to week basis.
We can become aware of and change our relationship with certain disempowering, victim-martyr (perpetrator-crucifier) dominant stories that we might have inherited, had drilled into us through conditioning, and likely experienced here and there along the way.
We might choose to cultivate and embrace a renewed vision and ‘leading story’ that’s a bit more inspired, elegant, refined, joyful, alive, magical (pick your adjectives that make your heart leap) … Divine.
We call upon the humility, devotion, discernment, and attentiveness of higher Virgo, and the Divinely inspired Big Love and big vision — the vision that pulls us (vs. the pain of non-aligned being that pushes us) — that is whispered into the ethers (and our hearts and ears, for those with ears to hear!) from the Muses … the messengers of Divine Inspiration.
With the help of Saturn in Sagittarius, we use the discernment and devotion, along with the inspired heartful vision-clues from the Pisces-Neptune Muses, to focus our aim and light the fiery tips of the inner-Archer’s arrows, and release them out into the horizon to make them manifest.
Inspired vision, a renewed heartfulness, focused discernment on a more magical, enlivened story … these are powerful in that that they’re ‘strange attractors’ with their own kind of gravitational field, and ability to magnetize, focus, center.
For the Generation X – MidSixties Babies that I’ve written about before — the soul group that has recently been, are, or soon will be on the Chiron Return Zone, it’s Phoenixing Time, so the above is even more relevant for these Uranus-Pluto-in-Virgo emerging Phoenix Leaders.
How does your Vision & Story Garden grow?
Such inquiries … and knowing some of the answers … can help us to more easily navigate challenges and patches of uncertainty or stress.
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