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
Today’s synchronicity—as Venus enters Aquarius, the sign of forward-thinking inspiration—is that I just read about Annie Clark’s (a.k.a. St. Valentine) new guitar, designed for females.
Rock & Roll Like A Girl–Yeah!
So, like, now that we’ve seen women break into the ranks of CEOs, become doctors in far greater numbers than ever before–and are even contemplating a first American woman president—do ya think it’s time gals got their own electric guitar?
I mean, sheesh, it’s ONLY 2016!
Clark teamed up with guitar makers at Ernie Ball Music Man to design a lightweight electric guitar much easier to hold and maneuver on stage, and one that leaves room for—as she put it recently on Instagram—“a breast. Or two.”
Even though this new design is not exactly strictly for females, here’s what Aquarian Moon Clark had to say when she spoke to Guitar World last December:
“For me a guitar that is not too heavy is really important because I’m not a very big person. I can’t even play a sixties Strat or seventies Les Paul. I would need to travel with a chiropractor on tour in order to play those guitars. It’s not that those aren’t great guitars, but they render themselves impractical and un-functional for a person like me because of their weight.”
She ain’t heavy, she’s got a light(er) guitar…
Do Your Thing, Honey!
Venus enters Aquarius and joins the Sun & Mercury there for a couple of days until the Sun moves into Pisces on February 19, and Mercury follows the Sun into Pisces on March 5.
So what to expect? (Other than stories such as the one mentioned above?)
Venus is about peace, harmony, love, serenity, calm, and relationships. Venus is also about that which we value, including peace, harmony, love, serenity, calm and relationships…
However, when Venus enters Aquarius she forays into the sign of individuality, aha! moments & eureka revelations, humanitarianism, friends, groups, & outside-the-box thinking, she’s in territory ripe for doing her own thing…
Does this mean you’re going to get up and start, um, being different in the middle of a crowd or other group gathering?
It’s possible, but highly unlikely unless you’re predisposed to that kind of behavior in general. But with Venus now in Aquarius until March 12, you may find yourself valuing thoughts/ideas, people, relationships, etc., that are more unusual/original & less mainstream.
You may also feel less inhibited about being yourself—and value more the traits and predispositions you may have that make you “different.”
In short, when Venus enters Aquarius, different is good! If you experience original, bright, creative, & alternative ideas that inspire you through sudden aha! flashes of brilliance, rest assured—you’re not crazy!
More than likely, you’re feelin’ the Aquarian vibe…
The Best Way To Become Irreplaceable…
So, try something new, do something different, shed your preconceptions and misconceptions, and go with the flow…the world is your oyster, babe, and you never know what changes may take place next…
After all, change is ultimately what makes life bearable, even though some of us don’t like to admit that or–worse yet–fear change… Venus here reminds us to take a step back and breathe a bit as she wafts through this rational air sign—not everything has to be so serious!
So gather your friends, join your favorite groups, take up an usual hobby, or try your hand at something off the beaten track—and remember: the best way to become irreplaceable is to be different!
Annie Clark, Aquarius, electric, female, guitar, harmony, individual, inspiration, peace, pisces, relationships, St. Valentine, synchronicity, Uranus, Values, Venus
The battle royal brewing between Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces affects us all both personally and through the collective. This showdown, the result of a frictional square aspect between these two planets in the sky, became exact on November 26. It will be exact again on both June 17 & September 10, 2016.
Ergo, this energy dominates both the personal and collective realms between now and at least September 2016.
IS YOUR TRUTH REALLY TRUE?
On the personal level, I view Saturn transiting through the sign of Sagittarius (until December 19, 2017) as the ability to make manifest one’s dreams–i.e., to bring down from the sky grand and glorious IDEAS and make them REAL…(see https://karmicevolution.com/saturn-into-sagittarius-oh-happy-day/)
However, Saturn’s propensity for foundations, borders, and boundaries can resist Sagittarius’s desire to expand one’s ability to learn more about oneself through greater connection with other ways of thinking and being…
So, Saturn transiting Sagittarius may play out in two distinctly separate ways, as Saturn likes to contract & protect while Sagittarius favors expansion through higher learning & its connection to the divine realm:
• The expansion of consciousness around one’s realistic & grounded belief system
• The narrowing/stunting of one’s belief system into a rigid philosophy of life that–in the end–impedes growth in consciousness
WHEN SATURN & SAG DON’T PLAY NICE
When there exists a rigid mentality of the sort harbored by one who is righteously inflexible about his or her IDEA or philosophy, the desire to ground this idea become absolute.
In such a case, the actual attempt to manifest a dream encapsulated in such absolute rigidity becomes the mechanism by which the seeds of destruction are sown. And those hell-bent on sowing such seeds will likely find—at some point at least—that that which does not bend will break…
Throw a little FIXED Uranian/Aquarian ideology into the mix (Uranus in Aries anyone?) and the worst possible scenario becomes anarchy on the level of the collective. Recent suicide bombings and the massacre of innocents in Paris, Beirut, Mali, Syria, and other locations worldwide in the name of BELIEF illustrate what this worst case scenario can look like when individuals band together in the name of such rigidly held beliefs…
Those bound and determined to overthrow whatever structure is in place in the name of their beliefs—rather than to work toward their ends through diplomacy, negotiation, & compromise—illustrate the more negative, fear-based, knee-jerk, self-protective energy of Saturn combined with a “change at all costs” Uranian thrust.
However, when one’s Sagittarian dream (or vision) is lassoed and brought down to earth by Saturn, one may look at it in the cold hard light of day, check its vital signs, assess its actual proportions, and begin to tweak it and work with it realistically.
When nurtured and well-paced through Saturn’s penchant for cautionary boundaries, Sag’s all-inclusive & tolerant philosophy becomes the lens through which the dream of peace may truly manifest. In short, through Saturn’s patience and regard for slow growth, some truly amazing positive expansion can be born!
Yes, well, ok, maybe that is a bit pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking—but at least we’d be a whole helluva lot closer to it than now, no?
BOUNDARY OR BOUNDARY-LESS?
Onward now to Neptune…in Pisces…long story short:
Negative side of this archetype=addiction, escapism, confused &/or deluded thinking, misguided spirituality or spirituality without faith, lack of personal boundaries (where do you end and I begin?), & uber-sensitivity to self.
Positive side=faith, creativity, spirituality, understanding that “no man is an island” because we are all one–all part of humankind (the collective), compassion, & empathy.
Once again, as with Saturn, we have an issue concerning “boundaries.”
Saturn likes to pull the wagons into a tight little circle, keep out intruders, lock the doors and windows at night, and hide the guns in the safe (thinking he’ll get to them before any thief or murderer has the chance to pull their weapon first…)
Neptune (the modern ruler of Pisces) is water that wears down even rock over time, gas that seeps under the doors and through the windows, & energy that in general lacks the kind of boundaries that Saturn stakes its life on…and to top it off, Neptune/Piscean energy is intangibly metaphysical…meaning just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there…
“If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.” ~ Richard Bach
Neptunian energy provides us with the capability to empathize and feel compassion. Admittedly, an over-abundance of such energy may allow one to feel empathy and compassion ONLY for ONESELF…
This is the shadow side of Neptune, the “woe is me” & “why me?” victimization story, or the “I did it for love of my man/woman/country/God” martyr complex.
Just as Saturn in Sag allows us two alternatives–expanding our consciousness OR rigidly limiting our beliefs to an “us or them” mentality—Neptune in Pisces grants us several choices as well…
But, while Saturn’s choices are juxtapositions or opposites, Neptune’s are actually three: victim, martyr, or one who relinquishes both stances and attempts to provide for oneself unconditional love.
This means one does not have to play the victim in order to seek love from another, or play the martyr who ultimately harbors a hidden ego-boosting agenda, a he or she “will love me if I sacrifice for them” mentality.
Victim and martyr are actually two sides of the same coin in that both tilt the scale toward a “it’s really all about me, you know” mindset. The key is whether or not one is conscious of which role one plays.
The opposite of victim or martyr is one who neither ALWAYS passively REACTS rather than ACTS, nor one who takes on others’ troubles & thereby seeks to save them. While loving oneself unconditionally is a tall order, it’s a must for those of us who seek peace, both internally & externally.
SO HOW CAN SATURN & NEPTUNE RECONCILE THEIR DIFFERENCES?
As the Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces plays out energetically over the next year or so it asks us all to pose to ourselves the following questions:
• Where am I–down to my toes, feel it in my bones–absolutely SURE that what I believe is synonymous with what is RIGHT?
• What is MY TRUTH?
• How do my beliefs impact my sense of compassion for others (or lack thereof?)
• How can I have (& protect) my boundaries without becoming too self-protected & morally rigid, yet maintain my sense of faith in the world around me & not give myself away?
Charity begins at home, they say…allowing oneself the ability to fearlessly expand one’s horizons rather than limit them is key. Knowing that what’s best for oneself is not necessarily good for another is also a step in the right direction.
Applying the concept of unconditional love–not for the sake of saving others or for moaning and groaning about your lot in life, but rather to stoke the internal fires of self-love so that such love is ultimately reflected back to us–is the key…
Saturn’s greatest achievement in our lives is through the process of maturation. Saturn in Sagittarius helps us grow into our dreams, ideas and philosophies, not become limited or atrophied by them.
Neptune’s greatest lesson is that having faith in ourselves is possible if and when we believe we deserve to love ourselves first and others second. If not, Neptune’s energies disperse, flow, drift, and disappear silently downstream never to be seen or heard from again…
Saturn gives our Sagittarian philosophies structure, while its square to Neptune in Pisces allows faith in ourselves to grow at a sure, steady, reliable pace. This, in turn, sets the foundation for a world where our internal love for self is manifested out in the world and reflected back to us all as part of the collective…
Namaste…boundaries, collective, dreams, faith, idea, Neptune, personal, philosophy, pisces, Sagittarius, Saturn, Truth, unconditional love
PISCES FULL MOON: VICTIM, MARTYR, OR SERVICE TO SELF?
Do you ever feel like saying “oh, the hell with it–I’m tired of playing the victim!”?
What about “fuggedaboudit–this martyr stuff is for the birds!”
If so, you’re on the right track of higher vibration as this Pisces Full Moon casts is glow on the Virgo Sun August 29.
Energy is high right now around the sacrifice/service conundrum at this time, and full moons are always a time for release.
Perhaps what’s in order is a reevaluation, particularly vis-a-vis our relationships (Mercury will be retrograde in Libra soon, after all) of the “who, what, where, when, & why’s” of victimhood and martyrdom tendencies.
Remember please, that these are two different sides of the same coin, though it’s easy to see how many might confuse the two.
When we allow ourselves to play the victim–an energy inherent in the archetype of Pisces–we refuse to take responsibility. However, in doing so, we can make a habit out of blaming others.
On the other hand, when we fall into the trap of becoming an ever-sacrificing martyr, always we’re tasked with asking ourselves a hard question first: “What’s in it for me?”
Shocking as that may sound, please understand that very few of us provide services to others for which we actually do not expect to be repaid. However, we may not be conscious of these desired “payments,” be they in the form of love, loyalty, money, or anything else…
Rather, we may harbor the illusion that the borrower of our love, loyalty, money, or whatever, has every intention of paying us back–some day…
Devotion, adoration, sacrifice are all words (and concepts) that roll off the tongue easily for those who carry a heavy Piscean/Neptunian signature. Often they come out of one who may give and give and give, only to be extremely surprised to learn in the end that all that giving does not buy them what they really want–be it love, or something more tangible.
Howard Sasportas, in his book “The Gods Of Change” comes closest to putting it in language that’s easiest to understand:
“Many supposed ‘martyrs’ carry a great deal of hidden resentment around with them,” Sasportas writes. “If we are honest with ourselves now, we may come to see that serving others is partially a way of winning love and compensating for our own narcissistic wounds, or we might have to admit the sense of power which saving others gives us.”
Acknowledging how we are personally benefitting from our supposedly ‘selfless’ behavior doesn’t necessarily negate the value of what we are doing. In the end, recognizing what we are gaining from these kinds of relationships will enable us to care for others in a more honest fashion.”
VIRGO SUN = SERVICE (TO SELF FIRST!)
As this Pisces Full Moon highlights for us the dichotomy between playing the victim OR the martyr, and the call to be of service, think about this:
- How and where in your life do you play the victim (& why?)
- What are the REAL reasons to willingly take on the role of martyr? (Think long suffering wife, husband, lover, parent, sibling, employee, friend, etc., etc.
- How can you fill your own well of self-love from within so that you actually have enough to replenish this well if you give some away to another–and thus avoid a victim or martyr’s stance?
The seemingly fleeting light shed on this issue by the current Pisces Full Moon may be more important than we realize.
It’s my strong belief as an astrologer that the universe constantly and consistently provides us with opportunities to grow in consciousness. However, it’s up to us to recognize these opportunities when we see/feel/hear/sense them.
Each and every Full Moon gives us the chance to jettison that which no longer serves our higher consciousness. And growth in consciousness collectively helps make this planet a better, more loving, and more real place to both visit AND in which to live…
Namaste…full moon, martyr, pisces, self service, victim, Virgo
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These…
Mercury moves into Libra, the Venus-ruled sign of harmony, balance, & fairness, as the Moon gears up for her rendezvous with Neptune and Full Moon opposition to the Sun in Virgo on August 29.
Mercury’s stay in Libra will be a long one (due to its retrograde period from September 17 through October 9), lasting until the planet of communication, siblings, local commerce, transportation, etc., ingresses into Scorpio on November 2.
What to make of this? Well, in the short term, I’d say get out your paints, crayons, inks, musical instruments, pad and pen, dancing shoes, camera, computer, or whatever, and channel any confusion or romantic longings into a creative outlet!
Does it have to be “good?” Oh, screw that! Just DO it! After all, what have you got to lose?
You can choose to be burdened by confusion, foggy brain, intuition gone awry, or lured by something that glitters like gold but turns out to be lead, OR you can simply relax and have at it…
The Full Moon will be upon us tomorrow, highlighting the dichotomy between playing the victim/martyr game and being of service.
So why not start with Mercury’s ingress into Libra–the sign of relationships–and kick off this long period (which happens to coincide with tomorrow’s Pisces Full Moon) with some self-love and creative self-expression?
Pound the piano with reckless abandon, write a love sonnet to the world, treat yourself to singing in the shower, bake something yummy (creativity comes in many forms, you know!), or just kick back and watch a movie in your head…
Again, so you’re not on American Idol or The Voice, Dancing With The Stars, or a graduate of NYU’s film school or the American Ballet–WHO CARES?
Just let it all out and recognize how freeing it feels to simply express yourself!
If you’re a writer, stream of consciousness works best, as does poetry and/or poetic prose–after all, you’ll have the blessing of the Pisces Moon as it unites with romantic, spiritual Neptune on Saturday!
Write a song (simply a poem set to music doncha know?) even if no one will ever hear it…better yet, write a love song–to yourself!
Or simply take Louise Hay’s marvelous advice: Look yourself in the eye in the mirror and say “I love you!” (and mean it!) Then list all the things you LIKE about yourself, instead of the usual list (yeah, you know what I mean…)
Once again, what have you got to lose?
Stay away from chasing an ungrounded dream, release (with the help of the Pisces Full Moon) any unrequited romances, fantasies, projections onto another, etc., and see how good it feels when you keep the focus on yourself!
Mercury’s move into Libra kicks off an auspicious period for you to work on your creative endeavors, while the Sun in Virgo now helps you refine your ideas or works of art (remember, anything you create is a work of art, my friends!)
Don’t even BOTHER with criticism! Bypass the self-censure and let it rip…utilize the upcoming Full Moon to RELEASE all those nitpicky complaints you have about yourself and allow Mercury in Libra to float you down the river and into the land of creativity…
You may be surprised at what you discover, but you won’t find anything unless you let yourself take the trip…
Namaste…creativity, full moon, Libra, Mercury, Neptune, pisces
How To Expand AND Contract At The Same Time?
Virgo = Service
Jupiter = Expansion
In addition to being of service, the Virgo archetype includes health, daily routine, orderliness/cleanliness, and the capability to get down and dirty with the details.
Jupiter, known as the Great Benefic, can bring blessings, usually by making a bad situation better, or a good one great. However, Jupiter’s energy is definitely one that’s over the top.
When Jupiter enters the sign of Virgo, this expansive energy becomes imbued through Virgo’s more myopic lens.
Astrologically, Virgo is the sign opposite Pisces. Pisces is ruled by Neptune in modern astrology, and Jupiter in traditional astrology. The ancients considered Jupiter to be in detriment when in the sign of Virgo, mostly because it’s difficult to think or act expansively when you’re mired in the nitty-gritty details.
On one hand, Virgo’s opposition to Pisces signals the need to integrate service with a higher, more spiritual calling. On the other hand, it highlights our potential capability to bring together enlightenment and practicality in ways that benefit us on a conscious level.
Pisces is about chaos. Take the beginning of the world for example. Anyone remember Haldane soup?
That’s what they taught us in school represented the mixture of chaotic gases, etc., that existed prior to the formation of our universe. And from out of this chaotic mess–when conditions were miraculously and perfectly right (Virgo!)–came expansion (Jupiter) and then order (Virgo again!)
Virgo is about discernment, or making sense out of chaos. As such, this archetypal energy represents a sweating of the details, as opposed to ignoring them in favor of the bigger picture…
I think of this combination as the greatest potential of which integrated Pisces/Virgo energy is capable.
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” ~ John Wooden
Reconciling these two energies may prove difficult for some, easier for others.
When it comes to creativity, however, Virgo presents us with a difficult pitfall to avoid.
Jupiter’s influence may fill our soul with hope, spirituality, and greater consciousness. Positive feelings may abound where Jupiter transits. Ditto for where we chose for him to take up residence in our natal charts.
I sometimes liken this energy to that of a helium balloon. Without the ability to ground itself, however, this helium balloon may fly too high and disappear amongst the clouds, never to be seen or heard from again.
Such is the case with those whose grandiose ideas never come down low enough to allow their feet onto terra firma.
While Saturn in one’s chart can go a long way to ground Jupiterian energy, Virgo’s influence may be a positive one as well. But Virgo–as part of its role to distinguish the wheat from the chaff, to recognize nuances and details–may also instill in us the mantra “work hard for the sake of being perfect.”
That’s because–or so some believe, be it consciously or unconsciously–perfectionism brings one closer to acceptance into the divine realm.
In other words, the thought process goes: if orderliness/cleanliness and being perfect is next to Godliness, the Virgo archetype is placed in the position of equating perfection with goodness, and chaos with all that is bad…
How To Make Jupiter In Virgo Work For You?
If you’re a writer, creative, or intuitive, you’ll want to allow Jupiter’s energy to continue to fill you with a direct line to the divine source of your special and individual brand of inspiration and creativity.
However, Virgo’s uber-discernment can make one overly critical. As difficult as it is to be overly critical when one is consumed with only the big picture, imagine the problems of keeping Jupiter’s optimistic boat of hope afloat when all one expresses is criticism!
So, easy does it…
Mercury’s still in early Virgo, and the Sun will follow soon enough…but Jupiter in Virgo until September 2016 is the backdrop against which these more temporary Virgoan influences will prevail.
Don’t lose sight of your bigger picture, your creative dream!
Meanwhile, however, don’t let your perfectionism hold you back from dreaming at all…
Out of chaos comes clarity…when the fog lifts, all becomes clear…we all start with Haldane soup.
What we add to it and how we mix and stir it is what allows us to perform the magic that leads to exactly the right word or phrase, note or harmony, dance move, picture or video shot, etc., that perfectly expresses what it is we are trying to say!
Namaste…blessings, creativity, details, detriment, dreams, Great Benefic, health, hope, Jupiter, pisces, service, spirituality, Virgo
Piscean Chaos Can Leave One Confused & Vulnerable
The Virgo Full Moon on March 5 highlights the opposition between Virgo’s critical, analytic, perfectionist desire to collect information, categorize it, analyze it, and come up with a conclusion, and the Sun in Pisces’ more chaotic primordial creative nature.
K, let me explain what I mean by that!
While the Sun is in Pisces (ruled by Neptune, the archetypal energy of creativity and spirituality on the high side, and escapism, addiction, and delusion on the low side), the Moon in Virgo sheds light on our need to integrate the diametrically opposed energies of creativity/spirituality with critical discernment within our own psyches.
Those who carry Piscean energy are generally both compassionate and empathic (and often artistic and/or psychic as well.) However, extreme sensitivity to other peoples’ emotions can cause them to become overly sensitive, which in turn results in the need to retreat from one’s own feeling nature.
Think of it this way: You’ve been working in your home or office all day and it’s time for a break from the fluorescent lighting and your lack of a window (i.e., connection to the outside world.) You could also use a bit of fresh air.
As you make your way out the door of your building, you’re suddenly blinded by the brightness of the Sun. Your hand flies up to shield your eyes because this sudden brightness is disconcerting and leaves you momentarily confused, unsure, and vulnerable.
That’s the kind of sensitivity I’m talking about! Many of those with Neptune/Pisces energy strong in their makeup experience this kind of sensation on an internal level over and over and over again.
Remember, Pisces is the sign of two fish yoked together–one attempting to swim outward toward life, the other trying to swim back to source energy (i.e., the womb.)
When we become overwhelmed by life (for whatever reason) we can attempt to retreat into the type of environment where once–long ago and far away–we didn’t have a care in the world and all of our needs were met silently and effortlessly without our even asking!
Ah yes…now you are remembering…could it be? That place where you floated helplessly but comfortably and wanted for nothing–was it your mother’s womb? Pisces energy is what can bind us to our pre-natal primordial nature.
The question is how do we choose to manifest these energies out in the world? Do we choose to play the victim & seek to return to the uroboric waters of the womb where being dependent was a natural state?
Or do we choose to dig deep into the well of our own chaos and excavate from our very soul its true artistic and creative nature?
Only you can decide…
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