What if Cinderella was every character in her story?
- Her three ugly step sisters were simply manifestations of her own lack of confidence, procrastination tendencies and obsessive comparisons keeping her locked in meaningless routines and soul numbing drudgery.
- Her absent father: a lack of commitment to cultivate and nurture her gifts.
- The glass slippers: her innate promise.
- And what if her Fairy Godmother represented Cinderella’s own ability to midwife her fantastical potential to life if only she believed she could.
In this story, Jupiter conjunct Neptune—otherwise known as bibbidi bobbidi boo—dissolves the narrative of lack and limitation to revel in an intoxicating imagination of a dream-come-true vision. Jupiter-Neptune asks, Why not me? What if I believed in myself so strongly that my inner conviction began building the bridges to opportunities and people that led me to my happily ever after? What if I understood the rules of this waking dream so thoroughly, that I could trip the system like a lucid Magician… and the first rule is BELIEVE?
There’s a shadow side to Jupiter-Neptune as well: self-deception, aggrandizement and illusion. In The Archetypal Universe, Renn Butler sums it up as “fool’s gold”. But in the sign of Pisces where Jupiter’s at home providing for Neptune, the higher significations of this aspect have a greater opportunity to play out. Like a glimpse of nirvana gifted under entheogens or a spiritual dream: once we’ve seen what could be, we have a North Pole to guide us.
April 12th’s Jupiter-Neptune conjunction asks us to dream the impossible dream Fairy Godmother style. This is a signature of hope, unity and belief. On the heels of a heroic Mercury squaring Pluto in a soul-purge to empowerment, here’s to 100% trusting in ourselves and having faith in our vision. To know that someday soon, “rainbows will come smiling through” and that redemption is just around the corner.