When Neptune meets Saturn … or: how did I get here?

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Two weeks ago …

Waking up in a strange bed. Thousands of kilometres from home. A warm, naked man sound asleep beside me under the sheets.

The large city outside is already buzzing with energy. I get up, naked, wandering into the kitchen, checking the clock: 7 am. Jetlag, here I come. Taking a slice of watermelon from the fridge, opening the door of the balcony, settling on the sofa. A bird landing on the railing, peeping at me. Strange smells and sounds drifting inside. A sea of buildings as far as I can see stretching around me. Far far away from my ‘comfort zone’ – but in a way I’m suddenly feeling at home.

In my head David Byrne is singing: „You may ask yourself: Well, how did I get here?“


 
So this is what happens when Neptune meets Saturn. The master of dreams vs. the master of reality. Dreams collide with reality – or: dreams come true. Reality gets blurry around the edges – or: reality steps its foot down. It’s a bit of everything actually. When you experience a so called ‘double whammy’ in two charts between Neptune and Saturn – i.e. aspects from one’s to the other’s and vice versa – this screams ‘karma’ in capitals. A pretty interesting piece on this is found here.

Think of Gary Oldman as ‘Dracula’, whispering to Winona Ryder “I’ve crossed oceans of time for you.”. This is what it feels like, encountering a person with whom you share such a connection. The pull is magnetic, irresistible. How it plays out, nobody knows. Saturn is also the master of time, after all. So it may take some time, to solve that mysterious knot. They say ‘Karma is a bitch’ and this may be true, as this task can take more than one lifespan. Maybe you’re destined to meet again – because here and now was just a reminder, but not the right place and time.

Tomorrow it’s a new moon. Chinese new year. Year of the monkey. In Hermann Hesse’s wonderful poem ‘steps’ he says “A magic dwells in each beginning, protecting us, telling us how to live.”

No matter the final outcome – I’ve got a feeling that this has to run it’s course. And what year could be better suited for this crazy experience, than that of the curious, cheeky monkey?

Dream on dreamer – stay hungry, stay foolish …
the next flight is already booked.

Once in a lifetime – Talking Heads

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?”

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself, “How do I work this?”
And you may ask yourself, “Where is that large automobile?”
And you may tell yourself, “This is not my beautiful house”
And you may tell yourself, “This is not my beautiful wife”

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was

Water dissolving and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Under the water, carry the water
Remove the water from the bottom of the ocean
Water dissolving and water removing

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones, there is water underground

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Leting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

You may ask yourself, “What is that beautiful house?”
You may ask yourself, “Where does that highway go to?”
You may ask yourself, “Am I right, am I wrong?”
You may say to yourself, “My God! What have I done?”

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones, there is water underground

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, look where my hand was

Time isn’t holding up, time isn’t after us
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, hey let’s all twist our thumbs
Here comes the twister

Letting the days go by
Letting the days go by
Once in a lifetime
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by

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