Sincerity is the key to 2002. All year long, honesty serves as a healing salve for whatever ails body, mind, and spirit. Of course, it won’t always be easy being true. Human truth bends and twists along the path of desire, sometimes disguised as logic, other times masquerading as righteousness, which is why having the heart to face what separates us from Higher Truth is at the core of this year’s journey. Be prepared to confront the demon of prejudice. And as you do, keep in mind, harsh judgments aimed at the self or others, no matter how comfortable or safe, stifle growth. Be willing to dismantle deceitful patterns, personal or collective and the gift of this New Year will be the capacity to touch transcendent truth and live with greater integrity.
The opening moments of 2002 delineate the need for truth. Two of these configurations only last briefly, but they are essential to understanding the energetic signature of the year.
First, a wide opposition between Mercury and the Moon signals a potential for deception. From a personal perspective, this opposition tempts the gossip in all of us. So resist blabbering about things best left unsaid. Collectively, this opposition fuels the Spin Meister’s talent for manipulating information, and the emphasis is on distorting the facts in order to stimulate specific emotional responses.
Second, an opposition between Neptune and the Moon amps up this deceptive atmosphere, providing the potential for self-delusion. Make sure your resolutions include releasing unrealistic perceptions of yourself. From a collective perspective, this Neptune Moon opposition provides the perfect IMAX screen for mass projection. Don’t believe your eyes and ears. Instead, trust your heart to know what’s true.
A square between Pluto and Mars sends a brutal signal through the ethers and reminds us we’re not yet out of the grip of tension generated by the Pluto Saturn opposition. Pluto and Saturn return for a final face off in May of 2002. Remember, this opposition illuminates what we’re most afraid of, personally and collectively, inside and out. Be sincere about what you fear and then make every effort to work through your anxiety.
Fortunately, positive alignments are also present at the stroke of midnight. First, a Neptune Saturn trine supplies the gift of genuine compassion. This alliance, while quiet, provides powerful depth perception and bestows the gift of clarity and insight. Second, a Venus Sun conjunction gives birth to an idealistic attitude, making it possible to respect the values of others even when those values differ from your own.
This year a truthful attitude will bring clarity to the confusion of daily life. So instead of opting for convenient or expedient answers, consider the long-range consequences of your responses. The truth, while sometimes difficult to face, always sets us free.