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My Response-ability

Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Lovers by Deborah Singletary 1990

New Moon | January 2, 2022 | 12 Capricorn 20’

Don’t wait for the world to change. While we can’t control what happens, we can control how we respond.

The Moon in the chart rules both the public and our personal and private response. The Moon in the chart rules the habitual or automatic response. You will generally react the way you always react unless you bring some consciousness in through Mercury. Qabalah teaches that the Great Work is the work of the Sun and Moon with the aid of Mercury. Mercury helps us pay attention.

Taking a clue from the Magician Tarot Key to which Mercury is assigned, we note that The Magician is The Transparent Intelligence. This represents self as an unobstructed channel or instrument. It also refers to the passage of the light of the higher self into our personal affairs. The Magician raises his right arm above as he points his left index finger below representing “As above, so below.” Our relationship to the higher is reflected in the lower.

The course of human affairs on earth follows the arrangement of the planets. If you observe your natal chart, you will notice that incidents in your personal life stand out when the cosmic planetary alignments make exact degree relationships to your personal planets. If you work with your chart on a regular basis, you will see that the planetary arrangement above manifests in your earthly experience. This helps you to be more aware and conscious of how you express this energy, Our upcoming class, The Art and Practice of Astrology, can help you with this.

It is curious that although Mercury says pay attention, the Magician has his eyes closed. This hints that to understand your experiences, you must look within. What was happening within me to co-create yet another human being failing me? Why did I draw this experience to me? What in me is unconscious that I need to become aware of? The power of knowing myself initiates the resolution I seek.

Eckhart Tolle says that self-observation dissolves the ego. Why would we want to dissolve the ego? It is the ego that keeps us separate from others and invested in unhealthy behaviors in the name of being right. I’m right, you’re wrong. The ego is the bubble that reinforces the behavior that brings you undesirable results. As long as it is someone else’s fault, there is no need for you to think, speak or act differently.

Capricorn is the sign of responsibility. Sun, Moon, Venus, Pluto and Juno, the asteroid of relationships, are all in Capricorn. Wherever you have Capricorn in your chart, you are loading up on responsibility, or you may be loading up on anxiety, fear and dread.

We are impacted by the fact that we are entering our third year of Covid and its variants. We are entering our third year of people sickening and dying from this disease. By now we are probably sober about wishing the disease away. We are not saying good riddance to 2021 and hanging our hopes on 2022 because 2021 did not make good riddance to 2020 better.

2022 is a six year and six is the number of harmony, response, reciprocation, and more. Six represents harmony of the inner and outer life.

Can we compel ourselves to respond harmoniously even when faced with that which is not to our liking? We compel ourselves by deciding to (Mercury).

Carolyn Myss says, “Symbolic power is that which allows us to see things in impersonal terms, to view both history and our own lives with the overarching, unifying vision characteristic of the Aquarian age, which is calling on us to discover the inner power of consciousness. The energy of this emergent astrological age pulls us to create a culture in which spirit and energy have a higher priority than matter and the body, and to understand that the energy within our minds, bodies, and spirits is the same as that of God or the greater divinity. “

Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn is in the sign of Aquarius. We can benefit from seeing things from the angle of symbolic power.


Lessen the disturbance in the Force. Observe your reactions. If you slow down enough to see and not just react, you will be better able to respond deliberately and effectively. Know that difficult times are not meant to thwart us, but to inspire us to overcome.

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