It is in our nature to wonder. Equipped with all the existential questions and impossibilities of the cosmos, we stumble through life, then we stride, then stumble again. The frequently used saying, “down the rabbit hole” relates here. Originating somewhere in the late 19th century, finally published in 1865, this concept of Alice tripping down the “rabbit hole” has become a part of our language. Perennial in its usage, but in full bloom these days. The very idea of Wonderland is now a part of our imagination. It is a “rabbit hole” which leads us to the edges of reality. The book was lumped into a category termed “literary nonsense,” and it is precisely this kind of “nonsense” we all need. A respite from this world from time to time. A place to escape. Somewhere to remember.
Lewis Carroll, the man who gave us the “rabbit hole” to begin with, was born just after a Jupiter/Uranus conjunction. 33 years after his birth, he published Alice in Wonderland during a Jupiter/Uranus opposition. And tomorrow, there is another one (the final of three over the past year; On Sep 28, 2017). The cycle between the two lasts around 14 years and is one of tracking genius. Not confusing genius with IQ, yet placing it carefully in the bottle, knowing the proper rub to allow the genie out of it, so that he can guide us successfully to these “rabbit holes.” Genius is found far from the walls of academia, yet visits often. Jupiter and Uranus point to the kind of genius that can only be found when we go where no man has gone before. Like a moon landing, which also happened during a colossal Jupiter/Uranus alignment with Pluto. Whenever Jupiter and Uranus align, whether that be a conjunction or an opposition, there is a unique looking glass which appears. It can show us many untamed and wild things. Many miss it, many know exactly how to follow it. Which one are you?
On one side of the rope, we have Uranus in Aries, protecting our own individuated thoughts, our essential freedoms, and our tacit right to feel unique.
On the other side of the starry rope is Jupiter in Libra, who may be feeling the limitations to billions of voices broadcasting every second across the internet. He is simply showing where it divides rather than unites. He agrees: Everybody is a miracle. Everyone is special. And yes, there are a lot of idiots amongst us. He conspires to convince Uranus to tamper down the self-focus, attempting to turn his head towards all our relations.
In the big world, perhaps it’s Kim Jong Un vs. Trump.
In another world, one found through the “rabbit hole,” perhaps it’s faint memory of Us vs. Them. A land overflowing with magic and wonder. A place not too different than where many of us are headed. It is going to be wonderful!!! But first, we must remember what it means to be human.
Find them in your chart. The polarity of Aries to Libra. Begin your wonderings…oOo
Long days and pleasant nights my friends,
Art by Jeremy Vickery