“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” -T. E. Lawrence
Helios- The great work. However you define that for yourself, NOW is the time to get out there and do it! You have planned long enough- now it is time to take those plans, and your vision for what your life could be at it very best, and bring them fully into reality.
Obviously this is not going to be easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. You will need to hustle. It is immensely difficult, and it will be an uphill climb every time. You will not get enough sleep, nor will you have free time or much fun to speak of. You will feel as though you are consumed by the work and your mission, and that you are spitting in the wind, the only one who actually gives a shit whether you succeed or fail.
Even with all of that, you keep going. Tired as you are, you are motivated, and exhilarated with every new step you take. The work is its own reward. You see, Vesta is a funny little asteroid- She rules things like your passion (not romantic passion, more like what you are passionate about, causes near and dear to your heart), devotion, and hope. In Taurus, the sign of momentum and bringing the formless into reality, it becomes time to turn that conceptual pet project into a truly licensed and trademarked venture.
This is very much an indicator that it is time to get serious. You need to put in the work, as its all about your great work here. No one else is going to do it for you, they’re all doing their own thing! This is where the rubber meets the road and you have to put your money where your mouth is. Can you handle it?
Your path unfolds in perfect harmony, but you still need to move your feet.
Artemis (Cards: 8 of Wands, Magician Runes: Gebo, Laguz)-
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek” – Joseph Cambell
Vesta ingress to Taurus? Get your shit together. Like, seriously, get your shit together. All of the planets, minor and major, are preparing us for the catastrophe that is the Grand Cross. It’s only a few months away, people, and Vesta is whipping us into shape.
You need to dedicate yourself to putting the pieces together and getting your weapons in line for the coming storm. The reason you are not seeing the message, seeing what you need to do next, is because you aren’t disciplining your craft. You need to funnel this Saggo energy (thanks Mars). Yeah, it’s kinda hard because Saggo makes us erratic and all over the fucking place. I get it. But if you can put the Taurus blinders on and charge full speed ahead – dedicated as a motherfucker to hit X marks the spot – you will be duly rewarded. You will get the seed planted that you need before the spring hits.
Sometimes, when we are talented at getting through life on little else but our wits, we forget that we could climb so much higher if we just practiced our craft more often. Look, we’ve got this insane energy coming in from Mars, so channel that shit. Yeah, sorry to say, THIS IS A TEST. This is a sort of “initiatory rite.” Yeah, you might have the talent to actually settle yourself into a plan – and even a good plan – but do you have the guts to actually carry it out?
For those of you who work ritual: If you are working with Vesta, make sure that she is the final energy invoked in your ritual as she represents the highest ideal. She needs us to keep our divine fire pure – “the purity of heart.” Keep what you believe is your highest duty as just that. Don’t muddle it with bullshit. Keep your integrity. Priestesses of Vesta who dirtied their purity were buried alive… Morbid as it may sound, this is a direct metaphor for your life right now. Keep your inner flame pure. Don’t let it burn out. Now is NOT the time. Seriously, are you afraid of your dreams? Stop being a coward. Get out there. Your greatest fear is also your greatest desire. Imagine that nugget of love inside of you, that thing you call you biggest passion, being taken away by the eroding waters of time. You do not want that. Poise your intentions toward what really matters to you – what you find to be your DUTY in this lifetime, and you will get through this like the fucking warrior you are.