Drifting Through Pisces ~Dancing With Life

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If you don’t know quite what to do with yourself at the moment, relax. Honestly. Things will become clear in time. The most effective approach one can take now is to dance with what life brings your way and see what it has to offer.

Mars is back in Pisces for the first time in about two years. Mars in Pisces is fueled by inspiration and imagination. This means that for the time being we are all experiencing our energy levels ebb and flow. Allowing works much better than insisting. And patience is definitely a virtue, at the moment. Mars, The Warrior, ruler of instinctive, direct, ‘take no prisoners’, Aries, is most out of its element in Pisces. Mars doesn’t know how to act in this foreign terrain that dowses his fire. He can feel like he is all washed up. His fighting spirit is lost in the vast nebulous pacifism of this oceanic territory.

My favorite guy has his natal Mars in Pisces. He has taught me most of what I know about the fine art of allowing, of letting things be, of accepting what is and moving on to the next thing that comes along. He rarely gets stuck resisting something he does not like. He is the master of waiting to see what will happen before making a move. Does he miss out on things by doing this? Maybe. On the other hand, by the time he is ready to take action on something, the energy is all lined up for him–he calls this looking for the opportunity to present itself. He has a real gift of vision and can see how the pieces could come together for an optimal result. In being able to bide his time until it makes sense to him to act, he has enjoyed a great deal of success.

With Mercury, Uranus and the Sun still in Pisces, too, the heavens are awash with watery (emotionally sensitive) energy. Imagination, illusion, inspiration and dreams rule the day. Go with the flow, have faith and remember, it is always a good idea to breathe it out and let it go, whatever it is. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, cauldron of glamor, illusion, trends, the arts, death, completion, releasing, relinquishing. Spiritual sign of the dreamer, the artist, the poet, the dancer…. open, receptive, flowing, encourages drifting along to see where life takes you, answers come in dreams and visions.

My first astrology teacher, Georgia Stathis, born with her Sun in Pisces, had this to say on the subject: “Pisces is the sign of two fish swimming in opposite directions. It may appear to you that you can see exactly where they are, but if you stick your hand in the water they are never where you thought they were. The water creates an illusion that makes it impossible to know exactly where those fish are. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, God of the Sea. If you are in the ocean and can relax, it will support you and carry you along. If you fight it, you will surely drown.”

I saw Rev. Michael Beckwith, recently, on Oprah. He said that true spirituality is never about gaining anything, it always about letting go of something. As we release more of who we are not we become a clearer expression of who we really are.

This is not the time to fight. This is the time to wait… and see. Or go to the beach and let yourself be… Or walk by the water and set yourself free… Or take a long nap and let yourself dream… Bask in the artwork of nature and breathe.


Pisces New Moon~March 7, 2008

Pisces is the mutable water (emotional/feeling/sensitive) sign and the last sign of the zodiac and the natural year–the last month of winter. Pisces is in charge of imagination, compassion, spirituality, belief, the ocean, the unconscious, the collective, creativity, dreams, sleep, intuition, music, acting, theater, dance, the feet and shoes… Though why the feet are included is still beyond me when the symbol for Pisces is two fishes (neither of which have feet or shoes) swimming in opposite directions.

As the Sun and Moon come together at this new moon Uranus,The Awakener, and ruler of the sign of Aquarius, is right there with them, coloring the energy of the birthing of this new cycle. Don’t be surprised if things change course and unpredictability becomes the norm for a while. We could also find our access to our intuition is more available and bolts from the blue dawn on us with great flashes of insight into things we’ve not previously been able to get a hold of.

Aquarius is still full of planets as it has been since the first of the year. Chiron, The Wounded Healer; Mercury, The Winged Messenger; Neptune, The Great Dissolver: Venus, The Goddess of love and money, beauty and relationships, values and self esteem; and the North Node–Dharma or Destiny point are all continuing their dance sparking new awarenesses, clearing away old concepts and beliefs, and awakening us all to what is possible when considered through the lens and on the ground of Aquarius, sign of humanity, revolution, invention, technology, evolution and genius.

These are unprecedented times. All kinds of new potentials are being birthed in these first three months of 2008 as the majority of the energy in the zodiac is gathered together in these two Universal Signs and the planets passing through them connect to communicate and begin a whole new cycle of the co-creation of their joined energies.

Today as the Moon (the unconscious, feeling level of our being) meets the Sun (consciousness) in the sign of Spirituality, the ethereal, wild imagination and sheer limitlessness, there is an opening for each of us to tap this energy and dream, drum or dance something spectacular into being. Pisces knows no bounds and Aquarius is the visionary rule-breaker who never met a box that could contain its high vibin’ energy.

The energetic frequency continues to be high, wild and free. Entertain your most inviting imaginings, sparkle ’em up and unleash them to find their perfect form.

I’d love to hear how you are experiencing these aqua-violet energetic waves and what you are creating in this juicy new energy.

Love and oceanic bliss to you all,
Jodi


Aquarius, Aquarius!

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Though the Sun has already completed its journey through Aquarius for this year and moved on to Pisces there is still a lot of action in the sign of the genius, the inventor, the rebel and the humanitarian. Aquarius is the sign in charge of technology, the Internet, science, unique individuality and equal relationship–like friendship and the kind of relating we do when we collaborate on a project with others.

Today Venus, Mercury, Chiron (The Wounded Healer), Neptune and the North Node of the Moon (the dharma or destiny point) are all lined up in Aquarius, signaling a time for the seeding of revolutionary and evolutionary new developments. If you’ve been contemplating doing something that is a little to the left of normal, a little unexpected, a little bit quirky, the time for it has arrived.

With Mercury finally through its retrograde period in Aquarius and headed in a forward direction arm in arm with Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, self-esteem, money and that which we appreciate and hold dear, we are more prone to approach things from the perspective of what matters to us rather than what we have come to think of as logical or reasonable. Venus rules the senses and when she makes contact with Mercury, encourages us to think in terms of what makes sense for each of us rather than to operate from a prescribed perspective that paints with a broad brush declaring this right and this wrong, this good and this bad for one and all.

With all this Aquarian energy in the cosmic pool of potential, it makes sense to let our imaginations run wild and see where they take us. Under Aquarius the “crazy idea” is not so crazy. Visionary, inventive, progressive ideas that break with convention are more likely to surface and be supported now.

Though Venus and Mercury will move through Aquarius in the next couple of weeks, before they go they will touch and activate Chiron to awaken new possibilities in healing and insights about our wounding, Neptune to spark and help actualize the vivid spiritual imagination and then on to the North Node where we can access the possibilities and potentials humanity is now becoming aware of and ready to make real in our experience of life on earth.

This reminds me of the Seal song:

And through a fractal on that breaking wall
I see you my friend and touch your face again
Miracles will happen as we trip
But we’re never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy

Aquarian energy can feel a little crazy. Many of us who were born with Aquarian energy have felt compelled to push the boundaries of reality and question authority. We know what it feels like to be misunderstood, judged and found lacking. Some of us secretly wonder why we can’t be satisfied with what others consider normal, thinking that would be so much easier. It’s not, though. Those born with Aquarian energy are designed to break the old molds and usher in a new day and a new way.

In my birth chart Chiron was rising in Aquarius. It took me a long time to understand that I wasn’t here to fit in. I am here to offer a new perspective and fresh ideas about the nature of reality; even to question what people have accepted as reality. Humans are amazing beings with tremendous potential about which we are just beginning to get an inkling. In my work as an intuitive astrologer I encourage my clients and readers to trust their own nature and the instructions of their heart above anything else. There is no time but the present and no one to be but you, in all your unique glory.

Crazy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. And if crazy is what it takes to break out of the old mold of who we thought we had to be, I say please, let’s all go a little crazy. And enjoy the ride.