Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Spring has sprung!

Happy spring everyone!

On Monday  March 20th (yesterday now) the Sun crossed from Pisces into Aries… over what is called the Aries point, where the collective unconscious (Pisces) meets the  uber - personal (Aries).   

Pisces is where we lose our edges, Aries is where we find them.

If your birthday is today you are full of vim and vigour -  you take initiative and are on a fast track to get- er-done.  You are are also a bit dreamy and romantic and prone to escapism (Pisces influence), and might also be feeling a bit serious - due to the Moon’s recent conjunction with Saturn, the planet of cause and effect. 

Saturn’s position on the Galactic core says this is going to be a key year for all of us. The galactic core is the centre of our galaxy and represents a kind of tuning fork - or energy beam – tuning us into - calling us back - to our true soul purpose and meaning.

The Moon in Capricorn  and Moon/Saturn focus on mastery - gained through lessons, restrictions, duties and responsibilities. The emphasis is on maturity and accountability for both ourselves and for our collective purpose. This is a year to step up. Biggly! The radical changes will continue to shake us out of our complacency and we will need to be steady and clear enough to make our way through to the other side.

For the last few months many of the planets have been in either Pisces (water) or Aries (fire).   If you’ve felt either super sensitive, spaced out or dreamy (Pisces) - or over stimulated, impatient  and restless (Aries) - or both at once - its because of these two opposite  influences affecting us all together.

We have a moment now, in the midst of these extremes, to find  that balancing point in ourselves,  just as night and day are perfectly balanced. Finding a way to stay focused and clear in the midst of increasing acceleration is going to be our key task in 2017.

Uranus and Eris are going to continue stirring things up  in 2017. Even though they've just had their third and last exact conjunction and wont be together again for another 90 years, they are still conjoined at the moment, and their  influence is going to be felt for years to come. The last time this combination occurred was about 90 years ago, in 1927-28, when Eris first arrived in Aries. Radio came in at that time and radically changed the way information was disseminated, marking a new era of media influence that continues today via a plethora of electronic media.

Uranus is an awakener and Eris a warrior priestess - together they are tweaking our awareness  and keeping things unsettled.  The powerful tension created marks a struggle to maintain a unique  self in the midst of so much distraction and unreality. At the same time, through electronic media,  we have become connected to the whole world in a way that can precipitate profound global change. The question becomes: Are those changes for the better? Is the medium really the message? (Marshal McLuhan) And if so, then what is the message?

Many people now get their sense of self and of reality on social media, which makes us very susceptible, not only to 'fake news' , but to becoming  very un-grounded and  lost in a  reflection that merely imitates reality.

Current events are showing us just how crazy that can get. Jupiter is currently amplifying all of this unsettledness, increasing and  accelerating the disorientation and plunging us into a vortex of uncertainty. With Pluto continuing its shake down of the ‘system’, it can seem like nothing is solid or 'real'.

All of this instability can create  deep feelings of vulnerability and unease (Saturn square Chiron), triggering anxiety and a sort  of disconnect which slowly becomes  a deep spiritual crisis (Chiron in Pisces). This can be a good thing if it triggers a cathartic change for the better. Anything that gets us  to wake up and smell the coffee!  But it can also spiral us down deeper into feelings of separation and distrust, and when people feel threatened, they can turn against one another .

The choice is ours. We know what we have to do. Get connected! First to our self -  and then to each other.

Venus -planet of Love – is once again bringing us  her message of love, blessing and healing and a chance to begin anew. Currently  Venus is retrograde in the sign of Aries, and heading back toward Chiron in Pisces. On April 15th she will give Chiron a powerful, healing kiss,  before she turns back forward and rejoins us as the Morning star.

Venus in Aries is about our need for self love. Not narcissism or self aggrandizement (naming no names - ahem cough, cough) but a true sense of personal value that allows us to give and receive love..

The planet of love traces a perfect pentacle every 8 years.… called a pentagram, or a pentangle, one of the oldest symbols on earth, dating from 4,000 years BC. It represents the sacred feminine and is also linked to what is called divine proportion - as in the Golden section. 

 "The Golden Proportion is one beloved of artists since Renaissance times and also to be found in post-Hellenic art and in the geomantic planning of Templar sites, being those proportions of a rectangle considered most pleasing to the eye. Here, the ratio of the lengths of the two sides is equal to the ratio of the longer side to the sum of the two sides."

 So Venus is about our humanity, our humanness. We don't have to be perfect to be lovable. We can be perfectly imperfect. If we do not feel worthy of love,  we will always find a way to sabotage our life and our relationships in an effort to fulfill those negative expectations (believe me, I know this one).  As Venus represents energy exchanges, it also includes our money issues. Cup half full or half empty?

Venus retrograde is giving us a chance to reflect on what we want to receive - (what we think we deserve?) and gets us to examine how we can open our hearts to let in money/love/abundance. When Venus re enters Pisces and meets up with that vulnerable  part of us (Chiron)  she will bring healing and wholeness to our wounded inner child.

There's something here about letting go of what separates us from the love we seek. Could it have been inside of us along along?

The Moons nodes (destiny points) in Pisces- Virgo- bring home the message about  self- love and self forgiveness.

This is a chance for healing and redemption. It is time to let go of old feelings of worthlessness to  KNOW our true worth. 

We are truly magnificent. Every one of us.

And that's the truth.

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