Venus conjunct Chiron and the Nodes of the Moon is rare. It’s a potentially toxic lagoon of remorse, flash-nostalgia, and overly harsh self-judging benders. The combination of Venus with Doctor Chiron on the South Node (aka Swamp) in Pisces has many of us time tripping. It IS passing. But it’s tricky to deal with when there is very little Air (perspective, intellectual lightness) in the astral vibe.
Some of us are feeling this more than others. But if you’re trudging through the swamp and want to speed the process up, do a Time Tripper Assignment for your Sun and Rising Sign. It will make your progress through the South Swamp speedier and more purposeful. The renaming of the South Node as “swamp” came from this post here – it feels apt.
An explanation for those of you into astrological details: The South Node of the Moon is a point that has to do with the past. Whether you take the karmic astrologers view that it is about our previous existences or accept as being about this incarnation, it encompasses all that went before. Generally speaking, humans are happier creatures when living in the now and facing the future. Healthy animals exist in the moment.
The South Node Can Be Like A Swamp Of Unresolved Emotions
But the South Node is currently conjunct Chiron – the so-called Maverick Healer – AND relationship planet Venus. So it is like a forced retrospective journey into all of our ‘greatest hits’ issues and even traumas. The findings, healing, and insights from this will be enormous. But trekking through this swamp is not an altogether pleasant journey.
Jupiter square Saturn amplifies it – a great big blast of “get it together” structural reform impetus that feels compelling as fuq. BUT obviously, it’s hard to initiate practical evolutionary changes with swamp gunk on our shoes. Our mood is necessarily lowered to deal with all the issues from the past rising up from the mire.
It lifts with the New Moon on April 6/7. The most rad results of it will be apparent by June, if not before. You can speed it up with the following Time Tripper Assignments. The swamp trek is necessary. But we don’t have to actually hang out in the swamp and make friends with any monsters or set up camp here. Grab what you need and get out.
So voila your Time Tripper Assignment – they may seem weird, but they work. Please read for your Rising Sign as well, if you know it. When should you do your TT Assignment? A.S.A.P. This is not a swamp to linger in.
Venus, Chiron and the Nodes of the Moon – Sign by Sign.
Your Swamp Thing is the acknowledgment of past situations that you don’t usually like to talk about – even to yourself. They may be taboo, embarrassing or not a good fit with your self-image of “invulnerable.” But for whatever reason, they have been edited out of your narrative. Dreams tell all. Get an early night and write out a candid confessional – for your eyes only, obviously – and then burn it.
Likely Swamp Thing themes include friendships and one, in particular, that is like a flashpoint for general not-fitting-in-with-the-tribe emotions, feelings of being isolated and memories of being bullied/shunned as a child/young person. Assess your most recently problematic friendship or social situations, tap the emotions and see how they remind you of a more broad and deep-seated feeling or vibe in your life.
Gemini – Discomfort Is An Aspect Of Success
You don’t have to run through every single vocational failure, misjudgment or mentor turned nut bag to annihilate your Swamp Thing. Remember that the most fabulous people have made countless errors. Defeats are a natural component of (eventual) victory. Discomfort is an aspect of success. That this IS how we learn. Your Time Tripper assignment is to list your every accomplishment, attribute and strength, in detail.
Intellectual insecurity and feeling somehow, mysteriously not up to the mark academically or generally less-than is your Swamp Thing, along with the hideous prospect of a sudden Love Zombie relapse for someone unable to be gotten. Your Time Tripper assignment is to blast your sweet brain with proper, real, contemporary information – update your vibe – and to write a ‘farewell’ note (not to be sent’) to the person you need to cut ties with.
Leos don’t suit Swamps. So if you’re mixed up with a situation that feels obsessive or fixating on “long-shot” faux solutions, return to baseline Leo functioning. Simple good grooming, hormone enhancing sleep, exposure to or creation of art. Ground yourself in the now via Tibetan chants, meditation, yoga and healthy vanity. Time Tripper Assignment: Saying fuq you to the people that tried to crush you once upon a time. Survival is a talent.
Time Tripping Need Not Mean Guilt Tripping
Time Tripping need not mean guilt tripping. Or building a holiday home in the swamp of your past relationships. Your Swamp Monster is an unhealthy repetition of relationship patterns and themes. Whatever feels the most stagnant now – even a social or a sexual rut – is also the source of your greatest healing. Your Time Tripper Assignment is to look into just why or how specific dynamics feel so gunky and yet comfortable. Think: What does the feeling remind you of?
A swamp of emotional eating or stray psycho-somatic wellness issues threatens to bog down your impressive spiritual progress. Jupiter is but a few months away from being in Libra, your incredible astro passage in ages and with support from Saturn + Uranus. You don’t so much have to go back into the Swamp and confront any monster as drain the whole thing so that nothing negative can even survive there. Your Time Tripper Assignment: Self Love/Care.
Scorpios terrify Swamp Monsters. They freak the fuq out should you so much as gaze in their direction. But this does not mean that the swamp of your past is a desirable habitat for you. Your most likely suspect is expired creative projects, party vibes, not-quite-suitors and general artistic vibe that needs to be dealt with, lest the rotting stench permeate your otherwise amazing prospects. Time Tripper Assignment: Relinquish out of date dreams.
Something You Thought You’d Conquered Needs One More Blast Of White Light
Ancestors, family secrets and not-quite resolved childhood issues make up the bulk of your Swamp threat, ironically, just as success beckons like crazy. It is the week when you know for sure if something you thought conquered needs one more blast of white light. Time Tripper Assignment: Identify wonky thinking that is not hardwired into your neural set-up and change it via cognitive work/counseling.
Growth has rarely felt to imperative or natural, but the Swamp Monster that is holding you back is most likely things left unsaid, maybe not even acknowledged to yourself, let alone a relevant other people. The very way in which you express yourself may seem suddenly stilted or of another time. Time Tripper Assignment: Radical candor and streamlining the automatic “constructs” out of your thought-talk style. Composure – yes. Suppression – no.
Jupiter In Your 8th House Is Big Money
Your Swamp may be financial, a seemingly never-ending struggle with Debt monsters, continually striving to elicit more time/money from a scarily finite supply. But this lifts radically from next week, and your overall, broader prospects are epic. Jupiter in your 8th House is Big Money. You’re just clearing the way and learning some vital $$$ lessons in the meantime. Time Tripper Assignment: Realize the connection between your self-worth issues & prosperity vibe.
Relationships – past, present, and future – are a source of pain or (at least) poignancy. Situations you got over ages ago or that YOU wanted out of can suddenly seem desirable again. You mull over past decisions and feel old scars itching. Time Tripper Assignment: To not wallow in a martyr guilt orgy over what was rational at the time and to separate self-image (poor at the moment?) from a realistic assessment of mate/date prospects. Do not hang out in the Swamp assessing the virtue/value/crap quotient of past relationships/sex. Just keep moving.