So, yeah. That Full Moon was a doozy. I actually got some sleep for the first time in a few nights. The Luna energies are calming down a bit, and for those of us who are sensitive to Her tides, this may be bliss!
Perhaps we are ALL feeling sensitive now, as Sol moves closer to Neptune to become exact on Feb 28th. Red wine and blood, anyone?
Well, Neptune-Sun can be associated with Dionysus, the god of ritual madness. He travels with a group of charming mad-women called the Maenads. He is the part of us that needs wildness, release, passion, abandon. He's the guy who makes us want to have a few too many glasses of vino. Or sangria ("bleeding").
Dionysus brings a relaxed state of bliss when he gets his due of decadence. When structure and order are over done, he brings his shadow side--upset, destruction, fury. If he gets too pent up, he can incite the Maenads to violence. In this case, perhaps there has not been enough time devoted to our dreams, our true inspirations, our passions. It sometimes comes out when we've been treated unfairly and for too long. The Maenads counter repression and over-control.
Nietzsche had much to say on the topic of Dionysus. He said that he represents the irrational and unrestricted life force, while Apollo, the Sun, represents order and structured creativity. So, it could be said at this conjunction that we are called to balance these aspects within ourselves.
At any rate, there will be a tendency toward sensitivity. Along with the bigger picture backdrop of slower moving planets involving the Pisces-Virgo axis, this is a conjunction which brings a serious wave of the Water element. It flushes out old stuck patterns and disintegrates constrictive armor. It'll do its work to free us from that which causes our Light to seem dulled down. The trick is to open, allow, cry your head off if you need to. Dance ecstatically (we are ALL dancers). Write poems. Say things that don't make "sense". Paint with your fingers. Paint your body. Drink wine and eat donuts. Ritualize it. Enjoy it.
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