We have so much learn when the Sun enters Pisces!
Why is that, you ask?
Well, when the Sun enters Pisces, he is ruled for the month by both Neptune (the modern ruler of Pisces) and Jupiter (the traditional ruler of Pisces.)
What’s the difference between these two?
I’m so glad you asked!
Ruled by Jupiter—the planet of expansion of consciousness—the sign of the fishes is about faith. This is because Pisces represents two fishes yoked together, but attempting to swim in opposite directions. One is moving toward source energy (a.k.a., the ouroboric waters of birth, or the womb), the other out toward life itself…
How much faith does it take in one’s lifetime to venture out in into the often messy, seamy, mixed up—chaotic—world?
As a defense against making this trip out into the harsh glare of the uncertain, often cruel, world many of us seek to retreat.
Where do we retreat to?
Essentially, we try to go back to the womb. Back to mother. Back where it was safe and all our needs were met effortlessly. We never wanted for anything there, did we? When tired, we slept, when hungry, we ate…life was simple and oh, so gloriously peaceful…
Ruled by Neptune—the planet of illusion, confusion, & delusion—the sign of the fishes takes on a slightly different orientation. This orientation is fraught with challenges, because venturing out into the cold, cruel world—far away from the certainty of mother’s womb where all needs were met instantaneously and without question—is, well, confusing!
What do we find when we take this path?
Often, we are vexed at every turn, unsure if the blinking lights we see around us mean “stop” or “go…” How can we tell what is real? I mean, it’s so different—and disorienting!–out here…
Neptune’s rulership of the sign Pisces brings to the forefront—as the Sun enters Pisces until March 19—the potential possibility of self-delusion, endless idealistic dreaming, longing for something or someone ethereal to save us (the knight on the white horse anybody?) and mistaking it all for the real deal.
Victim Or Martyr
Hence, both rulers point toward avenues through which we can develop trust, both in the world around us and in our role in that world.
In short, the pitfalls are many when we deal with Neptune energy as it relates to Pisces. Many times we may mistake something we think is of value only to find, in the end, that it’s really worthless. Other times we may think people, things, and parts of ourselves are worthless…
In this way, Neptune often extends to us the notion that somehow we are destined to be either victims of our fate, or martyred by it. How can the world be so cruel? we may wonder…how can I stay out here when it’s so safe and warm back in the womb?
So we become the victim—to anyone and anything that provides us with the excuse to swim back to mommy.
If we manage to avoid the pitfall of playing the victim, we must then still overcome the hurdle of falling into the trap of becoming the martyr. This often consists of believing in someone or something SO strongly—seeing only what we want to see, the good, the positive, the artistic, the dream—that we sacrifice ourselves to him, her, or it.
The problem here becomes the fact that we don’t realize that in order to be a true martyr we must expect nothing in return. Yup, that’s right—nothing!
When one can search one’s heart and truly understand that giving and believing comes with no guarantees (either karmic or more immediate), only then can we understand that the only valuable in this equation—and one that’s truly priceless—is our love for ourselves.
When we become aware that Neptune’s rulership of Pisces brings with it creativity, spirituality, & psychic awareness, it can take the edge off of an “all that glitters is not gold,” devastating disappointment—in people, relationships, dreams, etc.
And through these elements, the universe assures us of our own, innate knowledge (dare I say trust?) that there is something behind the random movements of the universe; something that carries MEANING for each of us, collectively and individually.
The Jupiter/Neptune Dream Team
Neptune provides us with the capability to envision and dream, and it’s this energy—when used positively–that may lead us to our truth, or that in which we can ultimately truly believe.
On the other hand, Jupiter’s rulership of Pisces can bring to us an expanded awareness not only ourselves but of the world around us—and of our complete faith in that world…
It’s Jupiter who gives us conviction and the sense that we have the right to choose that in which we believe. Further, it’s Jupiter who allows us to KNOW that we have the right to change our choices–without judgment by ourselves or anyone else!
In other words, we choose our beliefs, regardless of whether we are provided with concrete, empirical, physical proof of them. Jupiter brings to us our capability for this element of faith without proof…
Neptune gives us the seeds, the dream, the ephemeral feelings, the sights, the visions, and the psychic, creative, and spiritual energy that can propel our concepts and creations up and out into the world…but we need Jupiter’s faith to be able to believe in ourselves enough to attempt to make our dream manifest, to mold it into something tangible, concrete, and real.
Go forth and dream, I say—but don’t forget to have the courage of your conviction in yourself that you can make your dreams come true!
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Namaste…belief, chaos, dream, faith, fishes, Jupiter, martyr, Neptune, ouroboric, pisces, Sun, victim, water, womb
SATURN IN SCORPIO VS. THE OLD MAN IN SAG
Saturn into Sagittarius follows his trip through Scorpio, when he traversed the murky Plutonian underworld realm from October 2012 until September 17, 2015.
While there, Saturn sank like a stone into Scorpionic waters, and by settling to the bottom (think a pebble thrown into a pond) allowed bits of sand, muck, and settlement to loosen from their foundation and float to the top.
Thus Saturn allowed many secrets and ugly things–you know, those things hidden in our psyches, our SHADOW sides!–to waft their way upward and become visible on the water’s surface.
Such was the alchemical gift of Saturn in Scorpio–he provided us all a look at the stuff we normally don’t want to see.
Saturn is wise, however, and he knows that it was necessary for us to peek under the hood, or poke our stick under the wormy side of the rock.
While some of us recoiled in horror and waited until those bits of flotsam and jetsam sank again to the bottom of this murky watery Plutonian realm, many others recognized the value of viewing the seamy side of our own shit so that we could expose it and transform it (metaphorically) from lead into gold!
Now Saturn enters the sign of Sagittarius until December 19, 2017. There are no accidents, no random occurrences–everything has a purpose and a point. And it’s up to us individually to recognize this…
As we leave for good (well, at least another 29.5 years) the Scorpionic waters through which Saturn paddled for nearly the past three years, we feel the mood begin to shift…
We are rising out of Hades, and the Plutonic realm where everything is tinged with a kind of secret, intense, do or die energy, and lifting up into Sagittarian heights.
It’s true that with Sag energy the sky’s the limit, but as Saturn moves through this sign he grounds our Sagittarian uber-enthusiasm so that it may become manifest in a REAL and more tangible way.
So Saturn in Sag lightens our load…but it’s no coincidence that his journey through this sign of higher education, law, philosophy/religion, and foreign travel (in short, all the energies necessary for growth in consciousness!) follows his visit to Hades…
It is a natural progression; the way of the cosmos…one zodiacal sign follows another specifically to provide us the opportunity to use their energies as building blocks, to stack one upon another, to move forward one foot at a time, day by day…
Wise old man Saturn, having cleared out some of the hidden psychological muck for us to see and deal with, got rid of what no longer serves our future purpose and growth.
NOW he applies his wisdom to that future path–and he allows us to operate from a solid foundation so that we may actually arrive (eventually) at that place where, before, no man has dared to go…
Mission: NOT So Impossible
Whenever I contemplate the archetypal combination of Saturn and Jupiter (the latter being the ruler of the sign Sagittarius), the image of a helium balloon–who’s string is attached to a lead weight to keep it from floating upward and disappearing forever– comes to mind…
The words I use to describe this image are: “the grounding of a dream…”
Jupiter, the king of the gods, represents expansion. Though the concept of “expansion” can (and does) mean several different things to many of us at different times in our lives, to me it’s ultimately about expansion of CONSCIOUSNESS.
Saturn, on the other hand, gives form–to the ancients he represented the element of lead. Alchemists of yore spent much time attempting to perform the miracle of transforming lead into gold.
These literal attempts at alchemy thus proved metaphorical for transformation of matter into spirit, out of flesh meshed with soul…
To me, this archetypal combination becomes the energetic bearer of an individual’s potential to GROUND HIS OR HER DREAM!
This concept becomes relevant to us all as Saturn segues into the sign of Sagittarius (again, ruled by Jupiter) on September 17 and traverses through Sag until December 19, 2017.
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM?
Practical pragmatic Saturn will now–and for the next two years–be lifted into Sag’s higher-minded, optimistic, more buoyant energies. But always Saturn will keep his feet on the ground, his head out of the clouds, and play devil’s advocate in ways that will ensure we concentrate on building that solid foundation on our pathway toward success.
The combination of these two archetypal energies provide us all with the opportunity to succeed at whatever goal we set. Freed now from at least some of our shadow side compulsions, obsessions, and beliefs–the ones that controlled us and prevented us from moving forward–now we continue to build the solid platform upon which success may comfortably rest.
And succeed we shall, with Sag’s “can do!” attitude and Saturn at the controls!
Think about what you want to manifest in the real, physical, tangible world of matter…now is your opportunity to take those formerly pie-in-the-sky ideas and flesh them out into something true, something real–because NOW is the time to take that “seed dream” and transform it–with Saturn’s help–into matter…
You’ll never know if you don’t try…just make sure you back up your dreams with a healthy dose of reality and you’re on your way…
Eventually, once launched, your dream will light up the sky–as long as you’ve got that Saturnian lead weight at the bottom of your helium balloon to ensure it does not disappear into the ethers never to be seen or heard from again!
YOU CAN DO IT!
Namaste…alchemical, dream, foundation, gift, gold, grounding, Plutonian, Plutonic, reality, Sagittarius, Saturn, Scorpio, secrets