I hope you are enjoying this week's Saturn sextile the North Node which is exact today. Our responsibilities are facilitating our destiny, so embrace the work you have to do and be aware that you are creating karma for your future self.
Interestingly, Saturn and his higher octave, Varuna, are inconjunct during this time. So there is a fated relationship between our responsibilities and our sense of sovereignty. Remember sovereignty is a dance between our intention and the collective psyche. We have to claim it and at the same time others have to agree to give it to us.
And this inconjunct between Varuna and Saturn means that Varuna is also square the North Node, which poses the question: Do we give ourselves, and do others give us, enough credit to live up to what these times demand, so that our destined work can flower?
And for those interested in understanding the dance of sovereignty in your own life, I have a few scholarships available on the Varuna course which is starting on Friday in the next course bracket. More information below.
Sun conjunct Eris
Meanwhile the Sun is also conjunct Eris, so we need to embrace an inclusive wholistic view that accepts opposing viewpoints to be empowered today. If we don't, we're likely to get into ego conflicts in which the more we 'rise to the occasion' to deal with it, the more the conflict escalates.
Jupiter is coming up to a conjunction with Eris at the end of next week as Mercury turns retrograde. So if we can maintain an inclusive light-filled approach for the next week, we'll likely get a lucky-break just as we enter our three weeks of retrograde Mercury review.
Truth-Telling Spirit Guide
Eris is a truth-teller and few exemplify this better than Oprah Winfrey, who pioneered the intimate confessional style of talk show. She has Eris in the 3rd house of communication, giving her a strong voice and the intellect to discern what is off balance and who is not included.
Her Eris is inconjunct her Mars in the 11th House. These are fateful aspects and she was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a single teenage mother. She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son was born prematurely and died in infancy.
She landed a job in radio while still in high school and by 19, she was a co-anchor for the local evening news. Her Eris is trine her Moon in the 11th house of collective consciousness, and her often emotional, extemporaneous delivery eventually led to her transfer to the daytime talk show arena. Her debut season boosted a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place in the country. Her Eris is also sextile her Sun and Venus, which are conjunct, in the 2nd house of material resources, and she is North America’s first black multi-billionaire. She has become so wealthy through her truth-telling that she now gives away large sums.
Eris 101 Price-Buster
This is the last call before the retrograde Mercury distracts us all, for those who want to embrace their truth-telling nature and jump into our next 6-week course starting May 20. The cheapest Price-Buster rate was supposed to end at the beginning of April, but I've extended it for those on this newsletter. Grab a Price-Buster deal on Eris 101 today and save one third of the cost.
Varuna 101 Scholarships
And for those interested in embracing their sovereignty, I have a very limited number of scholarships available on the Varuna course starting in our new Friday slot, a month later on 23 June. Grab your chance to understand the dance of sovereignty in your life at one third of the full course price. Join us if you are able, and thanks for your work on-boarding these new consciousness energies in your life. Love and laughter Alan What Alan Clay has created with the Dwarf Planet University is nothing short of genius. His in-depth knowledge and amazing teaching style are unique and what the astrological world has been waiting for. I'm so enjoying learning about our far reaching dwarf planets amongst a galaxy of friendly, intelligent student astrologers from all over the universe, logging on at their differing time zones. Eileen Richardson, UK.