Nothing can dim the light which shines from within
― Maya Angelou
On Tues the theme was power, and today it’s personal potency.
Gillian Pothier describes the difference between the two archetypes as follows: “Just as archetypal power is encoded with shadow and Thanatos (death instinct), potency is encoded with light and Eros — which is creational life-force. This is because potency does not contain within it a hunger for more of itself.” She describes potency as a state of beingness, integration and wholeness, which is based on love, as that is our true essence.
This theme is active today, as aspects of our individual potency and lack of, are likely to come to light in our interpersonal dynamics. Notice what’s triggered within you throughout the day. Do you feel in charge of your own life? Are you living your truth? Are the relationships in your life enhancing, or detracting from your inner beingness in the world?
The logical mind is unlikely to yield answers to the above, so best to use creative tools like dream tending, meditation, journaling and drawing. As always, kindness and self-compassion are key with these intense planetary energies. MG
Many thanks to Gillian Pothier for the above quote from her article: https://medium.com/@gillianpothier/power-vs-potency-men-and-the-archetype-of-power-646ce205442e
Key astrology of the day:
Jupiter quincunx the North Node
Mercury/Neptune conjunction (1°orb)
Saturn/Pluto conjunction (3°32 orb)
Pluto conjunct the South Node/opposite the North Node (1°orb)