1/26/19 is the number 3. “It was the best of times and the worst of times.” This seems to be the theme of this blog today. The number 3 is that observation of the duality innate in life. At moments in time it seems to become obvious because of the extreme positions that manifest in the world. You can feel the duality fighting today in the astrology and the numerology. Learning to hold such extreme tensions is a part of expansion. You have to become fluid as the energies pull you back and forth between the sides. It is a part of learning to deal with this plane of existence, to have to contend with the inner and outer duality that is always present. Learn that both sides of your nature hold truth and wisdom. Learn that being in the center of both takes practice and discipline. After all, you must listen to both sides and always be at choice because it is in your actions you are judged in the end.
With the Moon in the balancing, relationship sign of Libra, you will notice that your re sensitive to where things seem out of balance in your life. It is time to come to a decision on many things. By the end of this month, I expect there to be many lines drawn in the sand for you. While the Moon in Libra is generous and diplomatic it is also always pointing out the imbalance which seems very obvious at this time. You can feel in your core if you are where you are supposed to be. It should be more and more clear that where others go, is no longer your path. Now all you have to do is figure out how to take that step that you know must be taken.
The Moon is opposing Mars and squaring Pluto today. There is restlessness in the mix. Small things are irritating. You feel as if you cannot swallow one more piece of distortion. There is an impatience within that is fighting and clawing its way out. There is a desire to fight for what you know is right.
While the emotional volatility is strong, what is going to help is a Jupiter-Saturn aspect running parallel. It is attempting to temper and mitigate the emotional intensity and bring about a more fair, just, balance, and impartial perspective.
The Moon is also harmonizing with Venus and Jupiter. The question is, “How do you find a way to balance, blend, and cooperate with a person who refuses to step beyond their ego?”
It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us,
we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven,
we were all going direct the other way—
in short, the period was so far
like the present period,
that some of its noisiest authorities
insisted on its being received,
for good or for evil,
in the superlative degree
of comparison only.
From A Tale of Two Cities
This quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens; suggests an age of radical opposites taking place across the English Channel. In this case between France and the United Kingdom respectively. It tells a story of contrasts and comparisons between London and Paris during the French revolution. This line describes a time of controversies and contradictions. Which is what many of us seem to be in at this moment also in history.
This proclamation of revolution for the oppressed civilians really turned out to be a “spring of hope.” A moment when the power of the people has to overcome the power of the wealthy. However, for any type of totalitarian regime, the outgoing of their political systems, was indeed a revolution that to them, felt like a “winter of despair”. Such moments lead to death and destruction of the old ways and the suffering of the people gives them strength to rise up because they have had everything taken from them so finally, there is nothing left to lose. This amazing phrase attempts to bring comparison and contrast of two situations and environments. And the breakdown that invariably happens when those in power have no concern for the suffering of their people.
These famous lines, which open “A Tale of Two Cities”, hint at the novel’s central tension between love and family, on the one hand, and oppression and hatred, on the other. Dickens technique of writing, along with the passage’s steady rhythm, suggests that good and evil, wisdom and folly, and light and darkness stand equally matched in their struggle. The opposing pairs in this passage also initiate one of the novel’s most prominent motifs and structural figures—that of the innate duality of life.
~Compiled from information on this story, Suzanne Wagner~