Turning Point

There are specific times throughout life when we experience meaningful changes or turning points. Positive turning points may involve having children or career and relationships endeavours. Whether you call it by karmic shift, turning point, psychological redecision there are rebirthing experiences which feel overwhelmingly liberating.

The process of my recent emotional turning point has taken some years. The trigger brought about by the generosity and recognitions from others. I experienced a karmic shifting that brought a tear to my eye after stubborn misgivings about my worthiness were suddenly dispelled.

Beggars Belief

Some people make change through therapy and spiritual pursuits. Some experience change of belief systems through career and relationship success. In my experience however its the profound and emotional turning points which become permanent developments.

I am not a stranger to making psychological redecisions in therapy however my current turning point came as progressed Mercury went direct in motion last week.

When the faster moving progressed planets change direction (motion) it is time for a karmic shift. About twenty-five years ago Mercury in my progressed chart went retrograde heralding a long introspective and karmic journey. There were some serious and difficult times back then.


It’s about time, it’s about space and the human race

When looking for turning points in the natal chart one cannot go past the progressed planets changing signs or directions. Progressed planets arriving on angles and conjunct planets are also meaningful turning points. If the solar return and other major transits or solar arc directions are also emphasised during these turning points, then one has a karmic shift-fest on their hands!

Progressed planets turning retrograde in early adult life may not seem helpful at the time however these necessary experiences do mature with benefit. It may take years and seem a long way off but when arriving at the planetary turning point one can be sure that change is imminent.

On other levels of cyclic change, transiting Mars will go direct in motion this week bringing the end to an introspective and internalizing period. The burdensome reassessment made during this retrograde period will begin to lift. There are opportunities to make redecisions  and become assertive in relationships. Its time to drop being angry with self. Its time to drop guiltly feelings that have troubled you. Its time to become responsive in life after such a long hiatus.

What sort of turning point do you wish to entertain during these most opportune times?



3 Responses to “Turning Point”

  1. 1 Jamie Funk March 8, 2010 at 18:34

    goode topic Kingsley, Mercury progressed retro when i was 12. it went direct 8 years ago when i was 33. both major turning points in my life. when i was 12, my family relocated for a year to Indonesia which obviously effected my whole life. when i was 33 my first child was born, agaion a life changing event. the positives for me, after being insular and shy i now express myself, maybe too much sometimes, but hey, i’m making up for lost time 🙂

    with mars, well i just discovered it is conjunct asteroid Atropos this direct station, maybe time to sever anry associations.

  2. 2 kingsley March 8, 2010 at 18:59

    Thanks Jamie

    Yes it does sound like they were significant turning points for the ages you mention. Mercury going direct seems to foster more outwardly types of expression where retrograde is introspective. These coincide with some kind of life experience in the grander scheme of ones direction in life. In other words there is a “higher purpose” in such karmic shifts.


  3. 3 libramoon March 9, 2010 at 06:28

    Ringing the Changes

    Seconds of afterlight, Sun lapsed into horizon
    Quiet of new snow, cold blanket to trees, roofs, road
    Gentle twilight, before the night, before all the freeze of laughter,
    bubbling partying, high hats and hands, desperate to ignite,
    to touch ice to ice and become.
    New Year searching forward, blind drunken eyes behind,
    leaking distilled tears denied. We are jolly good one and all.
    Revels, broken lyrics, misremembered, misunderstood;
    gladly clapping hand against back, strapping together to
    keep upright, sloshing through traffic mottled snow
    slipping together, sliding to raucous tune,
    old fools’ show, commemorative legends to pull out over
    brandy and fire.
    Resolutions and revelations.
    Look into the molten glass, sparking visions
    Clean star twinkles ask not, glorying in terpsichore,
    no written lines obscure wide sky, open beyond horizon
    mistily expanding into rolling sea. Drink to the season,
    to oblivion, to ecstasies bequeathed in excess emotion,
    rolling, amniotic, amnesia of expectation. Breathe —
    vestigial gills awaken.
    This is the first measure of the first movement
    a pirouette, a dervishly delightfilled whirl.
    Cast upon this rocky estuary, dance inner wise
    third eye calling dawn into destiny.

    December 31, 2009~

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