There are specific times throughout life when we experience meaningful changes or turning points. Positive turning points may involve having children or career and relationships endeavours. Whether you call it by karmic shift, turning point, psychological redecision there are rebirthing experiences which feel overwhelmingly liberating.
The process of my recent emotional turning point has taken some years. The trigger brought about by the generosity and recognitions from others. I experienced a karmic shifting that brought a tear to my eye after stubborn misgivings about my worthiness were suddenly dispelled.
Some people make change through therapy and spiritual pursuits. Some experience change of belief systems through career and relationship success. In my experience however its the profound and emotional turning points which become permanent developments.
I am not a stranger to making psychological redecisions in therapy however my current turning point came as progressed Mercury went direct in motion last week.
When the faster moving progressed planets change direction (motion) it is time for a karmic shift. About twenty-five years ago Mercury in my progressed chart went retrograde heralding a long introspective and karmic journey. There were some serious and difficult times back then.
It’s about time, it’s about space and the human race
When looking for turning points in the natal chart one cannot go past the progressed planets changing signs or directions. Progressed planets arriving on angles and conjunct planets are also meaningful turning points. If the solar return and other major transits or solar arc directions are also emphasised during these turning points, then one has a karmic shift-fest on their hands!
Progressed planets turning retrograde in early adult life may not seem helpful at the time however these necessary experiences do mature with benefit. It may take years and seem a long way off but when arriving at the planetary turning point one can be sure that change is imminent.
On other levels of cyclic change, transiting Mars will go direct in motion this week bringing the end to an introspective and internalizing period. The burdensome reassessment made during this retrograde period will begin to lift. There are opportunities to make redecisions and become assertive in relationships. Its time to drop being angry with self. Its time to drop guiltly feelings that have troubled you. Its time to become responsive in life after such a long hiatus.
What sort of turning point do you wish to entertain during these most opportune times?