Look to the Sun right now and you will feel the Moon fast approaching. The Pisces New Moon is exact tonight at 11:59pm. The Moon will first pass Neptune at 3:17pm today then move on to pass Chiron at 4:10am tomorrow. What a blessing it is to have Heavenly Healer Neptune and Underworld Healer Chiron both in the Pisces House of Healing at this turbulent time on Earth. Pisces New Moon aligns between the Planets of Upper and Lower world Medicine to bring our attention to our wounds Above and Below, Within and Without.
Tonight's New Moon at 10.39 Pisces is almost perfectly Trine to Jupiter at 10.29 Cancer, augmenting the Gas Giant Guru's intent of bringing spiritual nurturing to the rEvolutionary energy of the current Pluto-Uranus-Jupiter T-Square, which will become a Grand Cross in mid-April as Libra Mars retrogrades into alignment. For now, Libra Mars Squares Capricorn Venus, perhaps suggesting we are called to continue healing wounds between the Masculine and Feminine. On January 17th, Venus was reborn as Capricorn Wise Elder, the overtone Archetype our Feminine will carry for another year and a half. Grandmother Gaia will be heard! On April 8th, the Mars will be reborn as Libra Diplomat and Relationship Expert, the overtone Archetype our Masculine will carry for 26 months. His ears will open wide to hear Her voice!
Until then, perhaps we are called to contemplate the wounds of unbalanced Yin and Yang. If we are willing to be authentic in this investigation, the Scales will begin to level during the Spring Equinox when all energies have the opportunity to equalize. One week later, when the Moon next passes Healers Neptune and Chiron in Pisces on March 28th, Venus and Mars will align in harmonious Trine. It's just about to sheathe the sword, if you know what I'm saying. Make love, not war, fishies. Let's all soak together in the healing Waters of Spirit.
Neptune in Pisces is a Heavenly gift unwrapping the Spiritual component of the Awakening triggered by this time of Galactic Alignment. Neptune circles the Zodiac once every 165 Earth years so not all human incarnations enjoy the expression of this Planet of Celestial healing, visions, empathy, and spirituality at home in the Sign of Pisces. The rEvolutionary force of the current Pluto-Uranus Square is balanced by Pisces Neptune, which is the blessing of the Water that holds space for our spiritual unfoldment during these dynamic times.
The Sun Conjuncts Pisces Neptune this week (exact yesterday) as many of us contemplate the rEvolutions in Venezuela, in the Middle East, in the CPA, and right here at home. Many spiritual practices teach that the Mind is an enemy where ego dwells and there is no doubt our scientific intellect has delivered many difficulties like the current disaster in Fukushima, but we are here to birth a new Mind. The shift from Water to Air as we transition now from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius suggests this Intellectual Revolution will be seeded by the empathic merging of our Hearts. Connecting in One Love will allow us to reconnect to Collective Consciousness.
I have often contemplated the mystery of why Aquarius Air is represented by the Water Bearer. I now feel more and more that Aquarius is not spilling from his pitcher onto the Fish below, but that the Pisces Water of Celestial healing, visions, empathy, and spirituality is Ascending upwards to fill Aquarius with the nutrients necessary to birth the beauty of collective conscious co-creation.
I would love to hear what your hearts have to say.
Please join me for a swim through these Waters of Pisces Neptune.
March 6th at Sutra Yoga in Seattle
March 14th at Muse Mansion in Portland
Raindrops keep falling in my head. I've often said I must have moved to Seattle to find my inner Sunlight. Now, the Northwest winter weather gracefully coaxes my consciousness further into the kaleidoscope of rain and wind. Rivers rush into my intellect.
The stars suggest I will frequently voice my current interpretations that this rEvolutionary Awakening we have chosen to participate within is transitioning this year from the Waters of the Heart to the Air of Intellect. The Shift is Shifting from the Waves to the Wind. Those who listen will hear me say this again and again. Call it broken record syndrome if you must. I'll call it mantra.
The 2012-2015 Pluto Square Uranus alignment brings acceleration to this Awakening, this Galactic Alignment, this Turning of the Ages. Pluto spins through Capricorn Earth (esoterically, our Yin Left Brain of Body) and Uranus spins though Aries Fire (our Yang Right Brain of Spirit). Cancer Jupiter came into the alignment last year in the Water (Yin Right Brain of Heart) and this year Libra Mars moves in to complete the Cardinal Grand Cross in the Air (Yang Left Brain of Intellect). This year began with a hint of this Grand Cross, but it's strongest alignment will come shortly after the full Lunar Eclipse in Libra Air on April 15th at 12:42am PST (this "Blood Moon" shown in the second chart below will be entirely visible to us in North America... eyes to the skies!).
My last astro post focused on the shift of Mercury Retrogrades from the Water Signs where they were in 2012 and 2013 to the Air Signs where they are and will be in 2014 and 2015. I mentioned that this years Mercury Retrogrades all start in Water Signs, but complete in Air Signs. For example, this current Mercury Retrograde period began on February 6th in Pisces, but will complete in Aquarius on February 28th. We are in the last week of Water Mentality that anchored after Mercury's last Retrograde in Scorpio in November, 2013. Next Friday, we will shift to the Aquarian Intellect when Mercury goes direct in this Air Sign mysteriously called Water Bearer.
This Shift from Yin Water to Yang Air is reflected also in the wisdom of the Chinese Calendar, which shows we have shifted from Yin Energy of 2012 Black Water Dragon and 2013 Black Water Snake into Yang Energy of 2014 Green Wooden Horse. Some suggest "There might not be a bigger shift of energies in the entire 60 year wheel of Chinese astrology."
Yesterday (February 18th) brought attention to another Rain Dance with the Winds above for, as the Sun ingressed from Aquarius Air into Pisces Water, it aligned in a perfect Trine (120 degree aspect said to be a productive, conscious link between astrological energies) with the North Lunar Node just about an hour before it ingressed from Scorpio Water into Libra Air (the Sun ingressed into Pisces at 9:48amPST and the North Node, which predominately moves in retrograde motion, ingressed into Scorpio at 10:59amPST). During that perfect Sun-North Node-Trine (first chart below), the Watery Moon aligned to Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter in a Cardinal Grand Cross from Libra Air (first chart below), another brief warmup for the main Cardinal Grand Cross Event coming in April.
Just what the hell is the North Lunar Node?... good question. The Lunar Nodes are imaginary points in Space where the orbital path of the Moon crosses the orbital path of the Sun as seen from Earth. Why the hell would astrologers care about imaginary points in Space?... you're just full of good questions! The points of the Lunar Nodes determine the alignments of Solar and Lunar Eclipses (and they were first plotted by observing Eclipse frequency and placement.
Since you have a habit of asking so many good questions, ask yourself this... if New Moon means the Moon is between Earth and Sun and Full Moon means the Earth is Between Moon and Sun, why don't we have a Solar Eclipse every New Moon and a Luna Eclipse every Full Moon?... great question!!! The Moon orbits the Earth, not the Sun so it is not confined to the Ecliptic (apparent path of Sun from Earth). Solar Eclipses only occur when the Sun and Moon conjunct each other (New Moon) close to one of the Lunar Nodes and Lunar Eclipses only occur when the Sun and Moon Oppose each other (Full Moon) close to the Nodes.
Take a look at this chart of the April 15th Full Lunar Eclipse... Sun at 25.16 Aries is Opposed by Moon at 25.16 Libra very close to the North Node at 28.23 Libra (the North Node looks like a Horseshoe, but is really the inversion of the South Node, which is taken from the marking on the King Cobra's head). When New Moon happens away from a Node, the Moon is too far above or below the Sun from Earth's viewpoint for a Solar Eclipse. Similarly, when Full Moon aligns in opposition to the Sun away from the Nodes, we don't see a Lunar Eclipse because the Earth's Shadow from our viewpoint is cast above or below the disc of the Moon.
Okay, the Nodes matter Astronomically then, but how are they used Astrologically?... another great question... you guys are on fire! The nodes were first used by Vedic Astrologers. They call them Rahu, the head of the serpent (North Node) and Ketu, the tail of the serpent. Why the Serpent? I could talk to you guys all night! Here are three possible answers my quests have led me to:
1. Because the orbit of the Moon alternatively crosses above and below the path of the Sun, it's movement about that path models the curvature of a slithering snake.
2. You know I'm all about the Myths. In the Hindu Story of the Churning of the Milky Ocean, an elixir of immortality is created by the cooperative work between Devas (divinities) and Asuras (demons). Lord Vishnu incarnates as Mohini to distribute the Amrita only to the Devas. Rahu is onto this trick and sits among the Devas to get a sip of immortality. Surya (the Sun) and Chandra (the Moon) rat him out and Lord Vishnu decapitates Rahu, but not until he has taken a drink. He therefore lives eternally as two entities: Rahu, the head of the Serpent, and Ketu, the tail of the Serpent and he's out for revenge. Every chance he gets, he swallows the Sun or the Moon. They disappear for a short time until they reemerge from the decapitated neck of Rahu. Here's a link to a longer version of the story below. For another insight into Amrita... ask your friends of the tantric path.
3. The Ouroboros, the ancient, global symbol of the snake eating it's own tail is reflected in the heaven's above by the snake-like Milky Way Galaxy that encircles the Earth. The snake appears to be eating it's own tail at a very important place of the Milky Way. When you look to this place of the sky between the pointers of the Archer and the Scorpion, you are looking directly towards Galactic Center. Astronomers call this a super massive black hole. The Mayans called it Hunab Ku, the great mother who creates us all. Global Mystery traditions have called her many names including Grandmother Sun and Black Madonna. Many wisdom schools suggest this is where our souls go when we die and some astrological traditions suggest this is where Rahu, the North Node is exalted, at least at this time of Galactic Alignment.
The North Node, therefore, is typically used Astrologically to represent the forward direction our our soul, just as the South Node is said to represent our soul's lineage or past karma. Many astrological paradigms look to the Sign of the Nodes, but because they move so slowly (circling the Zodiac only once in 18.6 years), Shamanic Astrology looks to the House of the Nodes on our Chart to flavor the Lineage and Soul Intent. We say the House of the South Node represents the Job of the Lineage (it's Tribe is determined by the Sign of the Moon) and that the House of the North Node represents the Job of the Soul Intent (it's Tribe is determined by the Rising Sign).
On a Universal chart, however, I look to the Sign of the North Node for the forward direction of our collective consciousness. This collective intent has been steering us through the Waters of Scorpio since August of 2012. It nows launches into the Air of Libra where it will fly until November of 2015. Raindrops keep falling in my head... they ascend from Heart to Mind.
The Intellectual Revolution is upon us! My prayer for this shifting of the Shift from Waves to Wind is that it will blow the balloons of free energy technologies close enough for us to grasp them. Many of us are aware that such technologies have been suppressed again and again. Why? It is time for us to contemplate the nature of Free Energy.
Just what is do Free about it? Does that term simply describe the idea that these technologies will be fueled by an endless supply of Source beyond current scientific understanding of is there something more? Perhaps Free energy is called that because it won't cost jack. Perhaps it will Free us from oppression, poverty, and slavery?
Here's the real question... why don't we have Free Energy Technologies now if they already exist? Sure we can talk about how they have been suppressed again and again by THEM. But who are THEY?... the Global Elite?... the illy illy?... the banksters and governments... the 1%? Okay, but here's what I find to be the secret... We are Them! There is no 1%. There is no 99%. I find the Watery key to this Intellectual Revolution is this... we are all connected. We are ALL one. WE ARE THE 100% Yep, even those watchers in their Utah fortress who might bump me up another notch on the naughty list after reading this rant (they didn't get this far... but you did :) are US.
We are Shifting into the Age of Aquarius. This Age begins as the Vernal Equinox Sun rises in the Constellation of the Water Bearer. But, the Ages of Man are driven by the Precession of Equinoxes which shifts the Constellations against the Solstice and Equinox points in Retrograde Motion so we are transitioning from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius... from the Water to the Air... Raindrops keep Falling in my Mind... and they fall upward from the Waters of Heart to the Air of Intellect.
What's with Air Aquarius being represented by the Water Bearer??? In the night sky, the Aquarian Water Bearer is shown pouring his Water onto the Pisces Fish, but I'm here to suggest this river flows the other direction. I'm here to say the Fish are pouring their Pisces Water upward into the pitcher of the Aquarius Water Bearer. I'm here to say the Aquarian Age will not dawn until we are fully connected to the truths of Pisces... empathic connection to All That Is! We are the 100% and Raindrops are about to Fall from our Hearts directly into the Pitcher of our Collective Consciousness.
I'd love to hear what you're here to say. Please join me for a conversation of HeartMind at Muse Mansion in Portland this Friday 2/21, at Sutra Yoga in Seattle on 3/6, and again at Muse Mansion in Portland on 3/14. More Event details here.
Love, Planets, Waters, and Waves,
Tonight at 7:44pm PST, Mercury will Retrograde from Pisces into Aquarius. All three annual Mercury Retrogrades will be in Air Signs this year and next. It is one of the key indicators suggesting the rEvolutionary Awakening we are presently unfolding shifts now from the Waters of Heart into the Air of Intellect.
The transition from Yin energy of 2013 Black Water Snake (and 2012 Black Water Dragon) to Yang energy of 2014 Green Wooden Horse is reflected by Mercury's Dance. The 2012 and 2013 Mercury Retrogrades were all in Yin Water Signs. Now they shift into the Yang Air. This transition from Water to Air is further expressed in the 2014 Mercury Retrogrades which all begin in Water Signs, but complete in Air Signs. This Aquarius Retrograde began in Pisces, The Gemini Retrograde begins in Cancer, and the Libra Retrograde begins in Scorpio.
Though this current Mercury Retrograde began in Pisces, we call it the Aquarius Retrograde because, not only will it spend most of it's three-week course in Aquarius, but it will station direct in the Sign of the Water Bearer. Perhaps this is the perfect time to contemplate why the Water Bearer is an Air Sign. Isn't that a trip?
Shamanic Astrology suggests we collectively carry the intellect of the Archetype that hosted Mercury's last retrograde cycle. This means we are currently in the final stages of the Scorpio mind that anchored when Mercury stationed direct on November 10th in that Sign of Scorpion, Snake, and Phoenix. We have 16 days more to dedicate our meditation to the depths of authentic feelings, passions, desires, and excitement.
Then the intellectual rEvolution begins in full! When Mercury stations direct just before Sunrise on February 28th, the last day of the Aquarius Moon Cycle, we will engage the Aquarian intellect until the next Retrograde Cycle completes in Gemini on July 1st. Out of the feelings of Water, into the intellect of Air. Should be a breeze, right? Think again. Get it?
The stretching of our emotional experience during the course of the last two years has been nothing short of overwhelming. Our hearts have been ecstatically stretched wide open. This has been a somewhat arduous process, but it has prepared the womb for the Sacred Feminine to return. She anchors now into the Body of our Earth and the Heart of our Water. Sheltered in our Strength, She invites Vulnerability. She is Protected so She can Embrace. She is Secure so She can Risk.
She calls now for the return of the Sacred Masculine. She will connect to His Spiritual Fire through the Air of Intellect just as watery wood will not catch flame without the stoke of breath. We have quieted our minds during this deep dive into the depths of our hearts. Now we are called to bring the lessons of our emotional expansion back to Mind... a new Mind.... a Global Mind.
This is not the Mind as it has been presented to us. This is more than Air. This is Prana, the energy that connects us always to All that Is. Prana is in the atmospheric air, yes, but it is also elsewhere, it is everywhere and it penetrates where the air alone cannot reach. Perhaps this coming Intellectual rEvolution will help us understand the Air of the Water Bearer is the aEther of the ancients.
This First Quarter week of the Moon Game is meant to bring tension to Aquarian intentions. This conflict welcomes expansion through resolution. It is the stretching of the rubber band that will release into the higher realms of Intellectual rEvolution. We are in the midst of a beautiful transformation. And this Awakening, this Quickening, this Shift now shifts into the highest Air.
T-minus 16 Days to Launch.
See you in Space!
Love and Planets,
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