When Neptune was courting her, she thought the King of the Sea was not being serious, so she went away. Neptune sent a dolphin to convince her that his love was in earnest, then she returned. Neptune is the furthest classical planet, discovered in 1846. Salacia, discovered in 2004, is one of the many newly discovered objects in the remote solar system, most likely a dwarf planet. It orbits farther out than Neptune; her orbit is 271 years, contrasted to Neptune's 165 years. But she periodically comes in closer. Salacia has one moon, Actaea, named for a sea nymph. Apparently Neptune and Salacia had a baby mermaid!
We have a water triangle of planets— Sun/Mercury in Cancer, Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio—flowing under the surface of our experience as a supportive current in the spicy tango of this post Solstice season. Let your mermaid or merman find your wavelength and go with it. Feel how fluid the energy can be when you tune in. Follow the sparkles on Salacia's sunlit sea.
This is the Big News
Mars just turned retrograde at 10 Aquarius (for the first time since 1971). As it circles back around the Dragon Tail, the South Node karmic point, it's a good time to take some advice from Salacia and retreat into your internal space for self-honoring. Take time to take council with your inner guidance and fan your deepest fires of desire. What is it that your higher Self wants? Take a broader look at your path of destiny. Remember to feel the flow, even while surfacing periodically, like a dolphin, to breathe out and in. We can take this extended opportunity to engage a level of detached perspective that Aquarius offers.
There is so much more to say about this Mars retrograde and the planetary patterns of this season. I am planning to do so. I'll soon be sending out an announcement. Stay tuned.
PostScript: I was just finishing this newsletter over the weekend. Saturday night I joined my neighbors to watch an original, local musical production at the Calais (Vermont) Town Hall. Entitled "Mad as Wind and Sea," it was a deep, funny, touching production that featured "People Fish"— ghostly mermaids and mermen, once human, who perished at sea. I didn't have to wait long for a mermaid sighting! How about you? I'd love to hear your stories.
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- Honey in the Heart: Emotional Alchemy of the Venus Retrograde Pentangle
- The Cosmic Feminine Path of Self-Awakening and Personal Brilliance: Three Essential Aspects - Moon, Venus, Black Moon Lilith
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