Sun enters Pisces 5:43 AM EST:
If ever it meant anything to be ‘spiritual’ now, as we leave the Age of Pisces, would be a good time to investigate the meaning of this much bandied about word. We seem to agree that spiritual is not religious. Although most religions have a place for their most spiritual practitioners, call them saints or mystics. Spiritual may be more aligned with the notion of mystical, another word fraught with all sorts of nuance. Once we journey in this direction we find poets and visionaries. We might stumble upon the notion of faith, both blind and otherwise. This puts us in the realm of fanatics who seem able to believe almost anything with a kind of devotion that can lead to bad behavior. Devotion is definitely a word that belongs in the Pisces box of keywords. Humans long for someone or something to which we can devote ourselves. If nature could speak and She can and does, we might find a useful, yet profoundly spiritual way to use these Pisces inclinations as we journey toward the Age of Aquarius. And it harm none. February 19
Venus square Mars
Maybe you worry about the earth, changes to our climate as well as the relentless appetite we have for consuming and misusing our precious resources. Fear can stop us in our tracks. Lack of knowledge is also a danger. Here is something we all need to know.
Mercury stationery direct
Maybe you have been waiting for this day, to sign the contract, make the deal and move forward at last. Or maybe you spent the days since January 30th listening and learning rather than simply waiting. Now you might have a greater sense of what you heard. Given the airy, Aquarian flavor of this transit, hopefully we have been listening, not just waiting. In any case it is indeed a better time to sign the contract, make the deal and get on with things.
Mars trine Pluto
Having educated yourself in spite or because of your fears, now would be a good time to take a step, make a stand, commit yourself to the task at hand. Starting where you are or, as activists and poets say, digging where you’re standing can have awesome outcomes.
Venus enters Pisces
Sun sextile Uranus
Beauty and truth really are one in the same. How does that matter to you? It’s not enough to be spiritual on your own any more. Where we offer our spirituality to the radical shifting of these times, however small, creates ripples of opportunity even if we don’t see it just yet.
Jupiter trine the North Node (sextile the South Node)
Reach for a good idea. Don’t grasp. Better to open it slowly or watch it open on as you might watch a flower open on an early spring morning.
Full Moon: 08 degrees Virgo: 03:17 AM EST
This Full Moon trines Uranus reminding us to look for even a glimpse of how those seemingly small applications of spirituality in service to radical change, which we considered on the 25th make a difference, ease our sense of meaningless chaos and anxiety and offer real help along the way.
Mercury trine North Node (sextile South Node)
The Nodes of the Moon are points in space: portals. The North node call us toward our growing edge. The South indicates our most deeply ingrained habits. A planet aspecting the NN also aspects the SN. In 2020 Neptune squared these points. The exact finish of that was January 26th. A perfect symbolic rendition of the confusion, deceptions and supremely misguided realities of the world. Some people really do their best and even that hasn’t been good enough to dispel the distress and confusion of the times. Here we are in a New Year when everything and nothing seems possible. Between February 26 when Jupiter got involved and March 10 when the Sun conjuncts Neptune would be a good time for some deep reflection on where all this confusion has delivered us. Was anything learned? Most important might be to take the temperature of our longings, our sense of devotion and our addictions. The challenging relationship between our habitual behaviors and our longing to awaken might be as old as time itself.
Venus sextile Uranus
Mars enter Gemini
These times are more easily navigated when we see the world as if it is as alive and in a process of becoming, the way we would see a lover, a mystery. Over the next six weeks while Mars sojourns in Gemini we will need sharp eyes, wit and the nimble steps of a juggler not to get caught by the unreliable tricksters who will, no doubt, show up.
Mercury conjunct Jupiter
Good ideas are seeds. They do best when they fall on fertile ground. Some cultivation helps. At the moment they are falling and flying like pollen. Which ones will you nourish?
Sun conjunct Neptune
Today could be considered a kind of birthday for Neptune, if planets have such things. Here’s hoping it is the end of much too much confusion and the beginning of clarity. We might acknowledge our longings, all of them, in honor of Neptune, knowing that each and every one is a longing for oneness and therefore only human. For some, longing is the road to bliss which opens us to a fully lived life. The Full Catastrophe as it has been referred to. For others, longing can be an unbearable feeling which takes us down the road of addiction, craving and despair: A long and winding road that one day, in this life or another will connect to that other road, enabling us to understand simple and profound truths such as that nowhere in this world is there someone more or less deserving of love and compassion than you, or me for that matter.
New Moon: 23 degrees of Pisces: 5:21 AM EST
Venus conjunct Neptune
Every New Moon is a new beginning, a promise for a reset, a possibility for the kind of forgiveness that bows to the difficulties of simply being human and moves on. And so we make intention to do our best with what we’ve got. This one in Pisces calls for stillness and contemplation.
Mercury enters Pisces
The more we pause and ask ourselves what we just heard and how it makes us feel, the smarter we become. To allow our mind to connect with our feelings is like breathing under water.
March 16 – 18
Sun sextile Pluto
Venus sextile Pluto
As Venus catches up to the Sun they become one for a while. This lasts till the end of the month. The Sun catches planets in its fiery brilliance and they cannot be seen by those of us here in the realm of the ‘below’. By this process Venus is energized but not quite able to act on her own. She is fused or infused with the Sun’s agenda. As they aspect Pluto we might ask ourselves if we are ready, already to take responsibility for the radical transformation of values we are experiencing as reality tilts. Which isn’t to suggest that you wear the hair shirt.
See you Next Month!