My Dearest Friend,
This morning before dawn I sat at my desk, bleary-eyed, waiting for the tea to steep. I was contemplating the astrology charts for the day’s Daily Luna Tunes. A Moon-Jupiter-Neptune triple conjunction in Aquarius. How does that feel? What does it say to the world?
As I let my mind wander, I remembered a scene from my childhood. When I was 11 years old, I set the school record in archery. Only thing is, before that day, I’d never picked up a bow.
It was a school fitness day; races and other athletic contests filled the schedule. Archery stations were set up on one corner of the playground. It looked like fun, so I wandered over to try it. The gym teacher showed me how to hold the bow and notch an arrow, then wandered away to help another student.
Standing there, awkwardly holding the large bow in front of the target. I experienced a curious sensation. I felt the shot — myself, the bow, the arrow, the flight path and the target — as part of one continuous, instantaneous whole. In my mind’s eye, releasing the arrow and striking the bull’s-eye was one fluid movement.
Still in my reverie, I raised the bow, and let the first arrow fly. Thwack! The shaft struck dead center in the middle of the target. Without thought, I shot again. Thwack! Thwack! I hit the bull’s-eye two or three more times in a row.
Then the teacher returned. She looked at the target in disbelief and shock. She asked me what I thought I was doing. I explained. She scoffed and said I couldn’t do that.
Next shot, I still hit the target, but out towards the edge. The magic was broken.
How often are we told things are “impossible” in our lifetimes? So many times that we start to internalize the voices and carry them with us wherever we go? Eventually we might just stop believing altogether. When they are together in the sky, Jupiter and Neptune remind us that there is possibility in every moment, if we only open our minds to it.
A friend gave me a paperweight that’s been sitting on my desk for years. It reads: “what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”
An excellent question…
With Love, from Luna.
Moon in Aquarius conjunct Jupiter and Neptune, square Mars in Taurus.