Changing Relationship Paradigms
Divine Discontent will be strong during the first half of 2001.
Divine Discontent is that feeling deep within that tells you it
is time for a change. You may not know what that change is, but
you know with every fiber of your being that you are on the brink
of its manifestation. You are being stimulated to call forth a greater
part of your spirit into your physical world. Relationships will
be a key activation point for this Divine Discontent through July.
The New Year begins sandwiched between the Capricorn Solar Eclipse
of December 25th and the Cancer Lunar Eclipse on January
9, 2001. This dynamic, yet introspective, period will set the tone
for the next ten months. Cancer calls for emotional security and
nurturing. Capricorn strives to build solid foundations and worldly
security. The first shift that occurs in the new millennium is that
you change your attitude about the relationship of yourself to your
The quest until October is to manifest a healthy balance between
Cancer's need for personal nourishment and the great Capricorn projects
you need to build for society. You would serve yourself well to
look at areas of your life that are out of balance in terms of self-fulfillment
vs. worldly activities you think you have to do to survive. You
are in control of your own reality, and now is the time to
establish your priorities. Your guardian angels will have
to handle the details of how to bring your priorities into manifestation.
Early January is a time of exploring your vision regardless of
practicality. Write your wildest vision of how you see yourself
on a pad of paper. Make a list for 2001 and another for where you
see yourself in 2003 when revolutionizing Uranus moves into Pisces.
Don't worry about being unrealistic. There will be plenty of time
for pragmatism later. If you simply try to work harder this year,
you will most likely add to your burden rather than propelling yourself
towards your goals.
The second relationship shift occurs between Feb. 4-25 when the
communications planet, Mercury, is retrograde in visionary Pisces
and freedom-seeking Aquarius. Since February is known for the romance
of Valentine's Day, and Mercury retrograde is known for communications
challenges, expect to review and revise your relationships. Where
are you and/or your partner off in illusions? Where are you energetically
blocking yourself from manifesting the quality relationships (romantic,
family, or business) that you deserve to experience?
February is a month to communicate your partnership needs in a
way that is both visionary and honest. Remember that relationships
with other people are only as good as the relationship you have
with yourself. The New Year will help you find clarity on this issue.
"Spring Fever" will be strong this year. This is because
two of the relationship planets, Venus and Mars, will be moving
retrograde between April and July. When a planet provides the optical
illusion of moving backwards, extra attention is focused on the
nature of that planet.
It would not be a surprise this Spring to see the break-up of relationships
that are not on solid ground. Single people who seek relationship
will be breaking through behaviors that do not support healthy relationships.
The danger will be to avoid relationships formed out of loneliness,
a state of mind and emotion that believes it needs someone else
to fill in what is missing.
It is better to seek partnerships from a state of aloneness. In
aloneness, you recognize that you are a complete child of Creation.
In this state, bringing a partner into your life adds together to
be greater than the sum of the parts. In the former state of loneliness,
the energy of the two people added together totals to less than
two, or a state popularly known as co-dependence.
More will be discussed on love-seeking Venus and assertive Mars
retrograde in the next issue of Community ConneXion. For now, know
that the fiery and passionate signs of Aries and Sagittarius are
activated. Venus in Aries will stimulate you to pioneer new paths
in the way you do relationships. Mars in Sagittarius requires you
to be honest with yourself and willing to take a risk on actually
creating the reality you deserve to live.
In summary, there are introspective and interruption-oriented eclipses
as well as planets shifting directions through next July. It is
important to stop and review your personal priorities for the year
ahead. It is not simply enough to "do what you have to do."
2001 is a year when you can begin to manifest core soul desires
and dreams. Strengthen your relationship with yourself and all your
relationships in life will fall into their highest order. It is
a great year in the making, especially if you like change.
Mark Dodich has been an Astrologer and Intuitive Counselor since
1980. He is past president of the Oregon Astrological Association
and provides consultations and workshops internationally. Call for
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