Now that all the planets in Capricorn have turned direct, I am hearing a lot of fear. People are afraid of consequences, afraid of loss, afraid of the sword of Damocles falling onto their heads. They’re afraid of being pulled back into the darkness.
I understand. The losses many of us have suffered have been staggering. This year has been bewildering and harsh. Life has irreversibly changed.
But here’s the thing. We’re good at this now. This story has been unfolding for at least a year now, and none of us are amateurs anymore. We have learned, we have grown, and most importantly, we have survived.
We will carry this memory of survival with us for the rest of our lives. We will have the emotional equivalent of muscle memory when it comes to dealing with hardship. We will bear our scars, yes, but we must always remember that scars are tougher than normal skin. Healed bones are stronger at the site of the break than anywhere else. Muscles that carry heavy burdens grow stronger.
For most of us, there will be other difficult transits. Saturn will render his judgements, or Pluto will drag us deep. But with every transit, we get a little better. We remember our previous trips to the underworld and can draw ourselves a map. Yes, we’ll go under, but we’ll also come up and feel the Sun again.
Through our transits, we become skilled travelers of all manner of spiritual terrain. We float on Jupiter’s clouds and eat from Venus’s garden. We fight through Mars’s battlefield and swim through Neptune’s oceans. We stand in Saturn’s court and we plumb Pluto’s depths.
We become more fully ourselves.
So as we come to the final act of this great cardinal play, don’t fear. You’ve become so strong. You’ve come so much farther than you realize. And you will make it through.
How have you fared over the past year? How have you grown?