The main lesson this year from the Saturn-Neptune Square has revolved around beliefs. We have noticed beliefs turn into dangerous ideologies and then erupting in violence. We have seen beliefs play out in the religious, political, and personal realms. And with Neptune involved, you know that our beliefs contain delusional structures.
“A belief is only a thought and a thought can be changed.”–Louise Hay
I’m reminded of that song by the band R.E.M. which starts every phrase with, “I believe.” And this has been the mantra and motto for the past year. People start sentences by declaring their beliefs and ideologies while expecting others to validate them through agreement. But as an astrologer, I know that the Saturn Neptune Square is running this show we call chaos.
I’m also familiar with the spiritual teacher John Newton’s work around dispelling beliefs. Beliefs are like magic spells we cast upon ourselves. Even when we switch sides or change beliefs we still cling to the old ones. We even fight teeth and nail to hang onto beliefs that no longer feel true or work for us. We fear that if we let go of our stronghold on the belief that we’ll lose our identity.
But our true identity is a reflection of God, this moment, and this single breath. We are not that which we believe. Beliefs are illusions that keep us stuck in our egos. Beliefs keep us fighting with our family or community. We pit ourselves against those who don’t share our beliefs and we call these folks evil. You see this playing out with the pro-choice and pro-life folks, both thinking the other side evil. And yet we are creatures of a single God and even that’s a belief. Is it true?
If you want to know what’s true in your heart, place your hand on your heart and ask it. Then listen closely to that small voice that whispers or warbles like a songbird. Remember that beliefs create reality and we all experience different realities based on our beliefs. So when beliefs clash so do realities. For instance, if someone believes that there is a housing shortage or that there isn’t enough to go around then their experiences will back that up. I have seen this play out in my own life.
So how do we delete beliefs or at least change them? Cognitive therapy works. As does the work of John Newton who even uncovers hidden beliefs or beliefs steeped in ancestral DNA. Check out his work at Health Beyond Belief.
I give astrology coaching sessions to also help uncover beliefs and to navigate the Saturn Neptune Square that has affected us this spring and summer. Contact me at Whole Astrology.