This seems to be the year of Mutable energy. Many of the aspects, solar and lunar eclipses, lunar nodes etc are in Mutable signs this year. The positive side of Mutable is the ability to adapt and change to changing circumstances, this is a vital ability that helps us to evolve and cope. The negative side is the flip-flopping, not wanting to commit to any direction, which can lead us to not manifest our goals and desires, which causes more frustration and inner tension. A Mutable T-Square is made up of two Planets in Opposition, here we have Venus in Pisces in the 9th house Opposing Jupiter in Virgo in the 3rd house, and both are Square a 3rd Planet, which is the focal point of the T-Square: Saturn in Sagittarius in the 6th house. The houses for this T-square are based on location in the Northern Hemisphere (Ireland) and the timing of today, and the houses may be different depending on your location and time.This Mutable T Square is occuring in Cadent houses- houses 3, 6 and 9. Cadent houses are about reorganizing and redistributing energy.
My interpretation of this Mutable T-Square includes the Sabian Symbols for the degrees, the houses/Signs, and a shamanic perspective on the Sabian symbols.
Venus at 13 degrees Pisces in the 9th house: Sabian Symbol: “An Ancient Sword displayed in a Musuem”. Venus in Pisces is feeling a sense of harmony, embodying love and feeling a loving connection to others. Venus is exalted in Pisces, and this brings the positive benefit of this placement.
The Sabian Symbol is a an ancient sword, showing a connection to our ancestors, the battles that they have been through so that we can be here today. The sword can be viewed alchemically as a symbol of purification, it is also associated with protection in the form of Archangel Michael, and the buddhist view the sword as discrimination of thought, cutting away ignorance. Dane Rhudyar says the Sword in this symbol is the “ultimate spiritual weapon of our willpower” and states that this sabian symbol is the energy of the whole operating through the individual. Combining these metaphors, Venus at 13 degrees Pisces is embodying love and a sense of harmony by connecting to our ancestral stories, and cutting away that which is negative, toxic and not “in harmony” with the love that we are feeling. This is a protective alchemy of the mind.
The 9th house deals with our beliefs and intuitive thoughts, as we intuitively know the stories of our ancestors, and decide which we will keep, and which we will let go off, cutting through to form our own path.
Jupiter at 16 degrees Virgo in the 3rd house: Sabian Symbol: “In a zoo, children and brought face to face with an Organutan.” Jupiter in Virgo helps us to expand our awareness of the sacredness of ordinary, everyday life. Virgo is so practical, concentrating on the smaller details of our daily routine, and Jupiter expands that awareness so that we can connect to the sacredness of cooking, cleaning, having order in our lives, and being practical, which helps us to manifest what we want. This is the Mary Poppins Motto ” Practically Perfect in Everyway” that wants to manifest and can manifest when we change our viewpoint and make the mundane sacred.
Dane Rhudyar interprets this Sabian symbol as “karmic confrontation” to face our hidden motives objectively. The Organutan is an interesting power totem, with the qualities and power of : connecting to the forest spirits and trees, solitude, survival instinct, ingenuity, creativity and gentleness. While I agree it represents a primal and animalistic force, I feel its meaning is more to harness these powers rather than confronting our karma. The forest and trees have great wisdom, they have millions more years of time here on earth than we do, and the only block is learning how to connect and communicate with them. Go out, take a walk in the forest or near some trees, and connect with the trees, open yourself to receive their wisdom. Accessing primal forces does not have to be combative, it can happen gently and creatively. Jupiter in the 3rd house concerns communication, and the analytical mind, which can gather communication from these resources, primal and earthy.
Mutable Opposition of Jupiter and Venus: The Mutable Opposition of Virgo and Pisces/3rd house and 9th house is a push-pull dynamic between the analytical, concrete mind and the abstract, intuitive thought processes, a balancing of the left/right brain functions, the inherent tension between dreams and reality, order and chaos, practical concerns and our fantasies of how it should be. Jupiter wants to expand the practical awareness, making the ordinary daily concerns sacred with creative ingenuity from our primal energy, while at the same time, Venus wants to embody harmony and love, cutting away that which is toxic to a harmonious existence.
Focal Point of the Mutable T-Square: Saturn at 16 degrees Sagittarius in the 6th house: Sabian Symbol: “Seagulls Watching a Ship”. Saturn in Sagittarius is looking for the deeper or higher meaning to the constraints in our life. It also encourages us to cope with our problems, to be open-minded and explore our options. Saturn is challenging but also hard-working, and the 6th house is all about PRACTICAL- what works for our daily routine, what do we need to do to manage chaos and turn it into a practical order? Saturn in Sagittarius in the 6th house again reminds me of Mary Poppins, Practical(ly) perfect in everyway, and this is the focal point or path to integrate this Mutable T Square (both Venus and Jupiter are Squaring Saturn in the 6th house of practical every day concerns) is by embodying the Saturn in Sagittarius energy, into our every day life, in every way.
The Sabian symbol for 16 Sagittarius is usually considered to mean applying one’s intent to the task at hand, watching for opportunities and being ready to act when the time is right. The Seagull as a power totem encompasses freedom, adaptation, opportunities in strange places, survivor,communicating with deities, messages from spirit, stamina, fearlessness and cunning. To utilize this energy, we must be on the look out for opportunities from places we don’t usually look at. These new opportunities should be put to PRACTICAL use in our every day life and routine, to fully access and integrate this Mutable T-Square and be Practical(ly) perfect in every way. Let’s all embody our inner Mary Poppins and manifest what we need.
Summary: Using our willpower to cut through our inherited, ancestral patterns that are not harmonious to us in the now while at the same time creatively harnessing our primal creative force to overcome our karma, can be integrated through being open to opportunities around us and a practical approach to our every day issues and problems.