When you study astrology and mythology, it shifts your perception of reality. It makes you realize that humanity is pretty fucked up and duality is the reason; but we’re not the only ones. The hermetic “as above, so below” concept applies.
This is a funny paradigm shift to adopt because we’ve been programmed to believe that the heavenly bodies are not alive. And once we do realize that they’re alive, we think that they’re angelic… and that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The planets are a mess! Duality applies to them and their shadows directly affect our lives. All we do is reflect the heavenly bodies’ shadows down here.
Let’s take Saturn for example: he is extremely work oriented and he lives for efficiency. He is the ruler of time, law, and order. He is the reason why every corporation has policies and procedures.
Saturn’s relationship with Gaia is pretty amicable. Their opposing qualities refine each other. She respects and learns from his stability; he respects and learns from her creativity. But they get on each other’s nerves a lot too.
Gaia’s habit of reinventing herself stresses Saturn out because it forces him to return to the drawing board; and any time she feels like he’s being too controlling, she curses him out and pushes him away.
“You’re not my father Saturn so please, back off!!!!”
“But you asked for oversight. I’m just doing what I said I would do.”
“I didn’t ask for a tyrant!”
Usually after one of these exchanges, Uranus will seize the opportunity to save Gaia from Saturn’s stubbornness, and he’ll instigate a revolution of some sort. Gaia will show her appreciation for Uranus with affection (which makes him very happy because he’s pretty obsessed with her).
But when the Sun sees this, he will not be outdone. He is very competitive and he plays entirely too much, so he will do something to take Gaia’s attention away from Uranus. Yes, they really are that petty.
And so if this is the case, it opens the door to a better understanding of why we all behave the way we do. Our need to compete, confuse, and control comes from above. And knowing this makes me feel better.