Friday March 20th is a powerhouse day. The Solar Eclipse occurs at 29.27 degrees of Pisces - just about to move into Aries. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and Aries is the first. It is Astrological New Years eve.
The new year commences as the Sun enters Aries shortly after the eclipse, a time of a new start, a new year ripe for new opportunities. But when the eclipse occurs its still in Pisces, the sign which is the culmination of all other signs, the end of a cycle. This energy is ripe with history and knowledge of the human experience, of its potential for good and bad. It is rife with knowledge and wisdom, and so this eclipse heralds in a new, wise energy in the world. It is death and rebirth. If you have planets at late Pisces or early Aries, this will trigger great change in you. But it will trigger great change within us all. This is the birth of the new age, for real.
The battle with Pluto and Uranus has ended its peak energy and is waning, albeit quite slowly over several months before it truly separates, but the battle's peak is over. And this eclipse means that Uranus has won, and the "new" is at hand. This means Pluto will fulfill its promise of the phoenix from the ashes, ending the old to make way for the new...the new power, the new structure and new rules. These two titans won't connect for another 30 years, so we have that time to rebuild. Whatever house these planets fall into in your chart will have great change aplenty. Pisces rising....you are about to be reborn, shedding the old for a new you. Pisces 4th house, expect your domestic life to undergo major shifts. Pisces is your 8th house, expect relations with others to change and you will receive help from others and gifts or opportunities. In the 10th your career could change dramatically, etc.
Pisces rules the 12th house, the place of secrets, karma, enemies, but also the arts and spirituality. Her ruler Neptune creates illusion as well as spiritual epiphanies. This step into Aries with the force of a solar eclipse means many secrets will be revealed and made public. Expect some real shockers over the next few months, as evil is forced into the light of day. Als Neptune is in Pisces now, its home, giving greater credence to spirituality, and Mercury is there too, making the mind succumb to the spiritual. Everything in the world and around us is changing...be more fluid and less rigid and it won't be so hard. Don't cling to the shore...let go and float down the river taking you to new and better options.
The 20th is also a New Moon....new beginnings, new starts. The Sun enters Aries today as well. The first sign, the beginning. An the equinox as well, winter is past and spring is upon us.
Venus moved into Taurus, the home of Venus, so our hearts are filled with caring. Let this flow out of you and into your world and the world. Connect to others and the Universe and feel the warmth of its energy.
Saturn and Jupiter are in harmony, (Saturn went retrograde for several months starting last week), and Neptune connect to them as well, creating an energy for solid change (Saturn), spiritual focus (Neptune) and Jupiter who gives us a strong sense of justice and accounts for all the activism taking place now. Like the 60's, change is afoot, and justice, respect for one another, and practicality must merge. Spirituality is the key to it all. A world of justice, fairness and compassion is sustainable, and so very necessary to our own survival. Injustice, favoritism and selfishness must come to an end. Our spiritual guidance will take us there. Read last weeks blog for more information about connecting your daily life to your spiritual self.
May your coming days be filled with adventure, bravery, new ideas, new actions and a deeper connection to your true purpose in being here.
I want to talk about the coming change. The world really can be a better place if we all change. Change into mindful people with big hearts and a sense of the divine which lives within us and helps us everyday in everything we do.
Mindfulness is about being in the moment and acknowledging what is around you and how you are responding. And this is the key to making the change from a mundane life to a spiritual one. While we may have faith or belief, we may not be PRACTICING the behavior of a truly spirit guided soul. This blog today is not so much about astrology as about how to take advantage of the times, and move into that place of spiritual living on a day to day basis. So here we go.
To me astrology is just a road map of where the Universe is taking us. Mercury retrograde...slow down and look over your shoulder at what needs tending to for a few weeks. Mars in Aries, like it is now, go go go because when Mars moves into the next sign, Taurus, you will slow down significantly, so take advantage of this energy flow while it has your back.
And as I have been saying for about 18 months now, this is the time of the big change. I talked about people waking up and making changes...and now protests are taking place globally to make our governments and businesses change their ways -over internet ownership, fracking, pipelines across farm belts, student loans and tuition, unions and global warming - people are everywhere. People ARE waking up and demanding change and getting it. This is the OUTER reflection of this astrology pattern. Working as a whole, a bee hive if you will, will bring great change, and we need each other to do that. We are all made of the same 'stuff" or creator, and we need to act like it. This I, ME, MINE selfishness does not serve us or help us. It isolates us and makes us fragmented and less effective, happy or evolved.
But the key to real change is INNER work, the work of figuring out who you are and how you can attach to the Universe and your Higher Self, so you have a guide and a clue, and the chance to connect to your true source, and never being alone at all, realizing the Universe IS within you and just wants to work with you....but your free will has to choose that.
Mindfulness - living your life by thoughtful processes. Processes which ALWAYS invoke the divine. A pal is having her 60th birthday party. So we figure out where to take her, round up the friends and coordinate, figure out how much it will probably cost and have the cash on hand. Whew, I'm done. No I am not. The new world involves spirit in everything we do. Spend 5 minutes thinking about your friend, wishing them all the best, sending them love and light, and asking the Universe to watch over them now and especially during this year so they have the best, most prosperous and fun year ever. Just sit then and send them healing, light and love. Now you have manifested great energy for her, for her own spiritual development and prosperity, you have added to the pool of energy we all share and made it stronger with your love and best wishes, and you have helped yourself build your bond with the Universe by connecting to that energy CONSCIOUSLY acknowledging the PARTNER you have in life.....The Creator. Whether you are speaking directly to God, to your Guardians, to Angels or your Higher Self, you are speaking to the Creator. I have a "thing" for ArchAngels, so I often speak to them, but I also talk directly to the Creator when I am especially fearful or feeling lost. What ever works for you is fine, as long as you make that conscious mindful choice to connect to source on a regular basis. Like going to the gym, these dialogues are the exercises to keep you connected. and the more connected you are, the more peace and contentment you feel.
Right now the energy in the world is pretty bad. The planets are in a whirlwind battle for good vs evil, for bad vs good, for right vs wrong. On an unconscious level we are feeling lots of stress and anxiety, and when daily life stress interferes with that, we are powder kegs. Asking for healing, for peace, for calmness is key to settling down, and key to keeping you in touch with the Universe. Whether you need a parking place in a busy neighborhood, or help with a life threatening illness, the approach is the same. Go to Source and ask for help...I would really appreciate it if you'd help find me a parking place easily and swiftly. Then you get one, and say THANK YOU! If you need to find a source of healing, ask to find the right doctor or treatment, and when that option is found (and it will be if you sincerely ask for help) then say THANK YOU! If you have a successful business day, say THANK YOU! If your kid cleans his room and draws you a fun picture, thank them AND the Universe.
The whole idea is to create this give and take. The Universe wants to help, but you have to ask and/or be grateful when things manifest or good luck/fun comes your way. The Angels and Guardians LOVE to help you, and want to build a "friendship" with you. And the more you nurture that friendship like you nurture your Earthly friendships, the better your life will be. You are connected to your "good luck charm" and your life will be happier, more peaceful, and more magical. I manifest things all the time, yet I always seem surprised by it. Stunned if you will. I spend too much time trying to do it all myself, feel exhausted and even angry, but when I turn to Source, things "magically" happen. The phone rings with a new client, an old friend calls and cheers me up when I needed it, or I take time for myself to really look at my life and where its going, how can I be a more happy, productive and prosperous person, how can I learn from my mistakes and not repeat painful patterns, etc. I have taken some time these past few months to do some intense inner work, as have many of you, and its a process, often hard, and I find myself so critical of my errors, my life, my life choices, my looks, etc. But this is NOT the way to live.
Happiness comes from shifting perspective. This world we live in is truly crazy. Whether its crazy politics, or business greed, or the ruling class turning the world upside down, it all sucks. And the news, and TV shows and Movies are so full of bad images, ideas and actions - but we are like Monkeys....monkey see, monkey do. Where are the positive role models, the hero's, the doers and the leaders? They are YOU waiting to come out of their shell and step up to the plate and show people how its done, or lead them to a new way of living via your vision of what that might be.
One of the secrets of the Universal connection is that you become more creative, more psychic, more caring and distance yourself from the bad on a certain level of separation. Be of this world but not in it.
Try not to let the distractions that we are told are so important but are not important at all, take us away from our path to higher consciousness and evolution of the spirit.
Astrologically this is an awesome time of change, the Goddess has returned and is pouring her energy for Justice into the world like a waterfall from the Heavens. People are no longer passive, they are in the streets demanding justice; members of congress (who seemed to have been plucked from some mental institution) have to be voted out of office and replaced with people who care about the nation, the Constitution and the good of us and the world, since we are world leaders, albeit bad ones at the moment; corporate greed and tax evasion at the expense of the workers of this country has to cease, Religious leaders spouting hatred have to be called out; and people living selfish lives all about them or their immediate circle have to understand we are all in this together and stop being so selfish. We have to care about one another, wish each other the best, treat people as we want to be treated, and create a world of compassion, love, caring and support....not stand up on your own two feet and survive or get out of my way.
On some level it seems really simple, and it really is, but its hard when the world is communicating to you how flawed you are if you don't have a designer handbag, or fancy car, or important friends. Or if you aren't a size 2 and have tens of thousands of dollars in your bank account you're a loser. You get the idea. Negative message fill up our lives. And all this negativity has filled up our energy pool and made us crazy with anxiety. Do good things as often as possible for yourself and others with the help of Spirit and you can change yourself and our world. Pray. Meditate. Have Spiritual dialogues.
Tell yourself how amazing you are and how much you love yourself. Loving yourself is really key. Stop beating yourself up. Talk to yourself in the mirror and look at yourself several times a day....not to check your hair or make up but to speak to yourself OUTLOUD, affirm yourself, love yourself with all your flaws and make today a better day than yesterday. When you have self critical thoughts, say out loud CANCEL. Over time you will find you are living differently, you are not as anxious, you have hope and a sense of inner peace. But it won't happen overnight. Its a process. I hope you can get started with the little things, then move onto the bigger ones as your confidence builds. Be a part of the new world. Don't let this opportunity for growth pass you by.
Just remember that I keep reminding you that these are magical times. We can manifest a lot with our thoughts. So focus on seeing good things as manifested in the here and now. And don't dwell on the bad or negative, because you will enhance that and bring more of it into your life.
Stay positive...listen to tapes, CD's, comedy, hang with your happy friends. Best wishes to you and for you. Astrology report coming in a few days.
So, how are your nerves, your stress level, you angst? Should be pretty high as there is a whole lot going on. Where do I begin!!!
The final battle of Uranus and Pluto is raging all around us, invisible to the eye, very much "felt". It's the final of 7 rounds, and this is the fight to the death. It's the last call for change. Are you in for the new, or clinging to the old? You are now being FORCED to choose. No more apathy, no more later, its now or never, and the stakes are high. Do you have the guts to change? Is your life working for you or is it making you crazy? Then do something. Or be pushed off a cliff to make you do something. Can't figure out what? ASK! And its made all the harder by a string of planetary aspects that are screaming into our unconscious minds to become better people or bust. The Exact Square is mid-month. As each day passes until then the energy will grow exponentially. This is really big stuff. And a really important time in the growth of our species. And Uranus always brings surprises and unexpected happenings.
Chiron, the Wounded Healer, is inconjunct Jupiter now. Our choices or predicaments may seem daunting, but Jupiter gives us hope, and Chiron wants us to heal...but its a trial by fire healing. Lots of stuff from your past should be swirling about. What went wrong? Why didn't you turn left instead of right? Why did you make stupid choices? Unanswerable questions. You can't look back. What is done is done. Forgive yourself and others. Let people, places and things go. Attach a balloon to them and let them fly away. Its all about new. What can you do now to make things better for yourself? Then get off your rump and do it. Face your demons, embrace them.We all have dark sides/parts. We need it for survival. Walk into the shadows and greet your darkest self and LOVE him or her. Fight through the fear and embrace ALL OF YOU.
THIS IS A HISTORICAL TIME. This is the place of reckoning within yourself so you can step into the world and participate on a higher level. It is your time to step up and be counted. Be brave, be bold and be forgiving of your mistakes so you you let them go and start fresh. Like a snake shedding its skin, its a painful, birthing process, but when it over you will be bigger, and better and fresh and new. Meet yourself face to face and "accept yourself" and love yourself more when you stare into your flaws so you can be whole again. You cannot separate the parts of yourself anymore, they must be integrated. Meld with yourself and you will find peace and strength at once.
Saturn is squaring Neptune...solid matter and fairy dust. They don't get each other at all. Hold on as hard as you can to the past, and lose a magnificent opportunity for growth. Wrap yourself in fairy dust them manifest it into something real and tangible. Magic is afoot everywhere right now. Call on your guardians to guide you. The Earth is surrounded by energy right now, and the magical beings of the Universe are watching us, waiting to be asked to help us. Guides, Angels, whatever you call them, they can only help you if you call out to them. They will carry your angst if you let them. They will guide you and show you the way, if you let them. They will send you answers and options, if you let them. And on the 14th Saturn goes retrograde for several months, which means you will have to look at your past again and solve some problems that keep repeating. Get off the merry-go-round and walk in a different direction away from bad habits and choices.
The world needs leaders, real leaders with vision and wisdom and energy. The world needs you. What new things are you creating? What new ideas are you offering the world? Are you being selfish and making it all about you and your needs? Well get over that now. It's time for UNIVERSAL partnership and community, and me, me, me's days are done. Don't get left behind because you were too self involved to see what is going on around you. It's a peak time. Don't waste it. It's internal work to the Nth degree. The world is waiting for you. Make a decision to move forward, and remember that making no decision is also a decision to stand still and not take any chances. You chose to be born now. You chose to be here for this. Don't waste this opportunity or you'll have to do it again in another lifetime. Look forward instead of back. There is magic out there. Grab it and believe.