Venus moves into Pisces today joining up with Neptune, Mars and Chiron. Ahh Venus, the place where women are from while Men are from Mars? Right?!?!!? Well, more than that popularized saying, Venus embodies feminine qualities associated with beauty and things that are pleasing to the eyes. Venus can describe the way that we relate to others. As she spends time in Pisces, we are collectively encouraged to find activities with others that get us lost in the moment. Use your imagination and fantasy for ways of relating. It could be as simple as breathing or sitting in silence together to climbing Machu Picchu. This suggests finding ways to relate to yourself and others engaging from spirit, the energy that connects and interlocks the entire universe. When linked into the ALL that is, the ONEness of our world, we are not living in the past or the future, but the Present. We depart from our ego-ruled monkey minds to find nirvana and the bliss of existence. As Saturn is sitting in 3 degrees Sagittarius, very soon Venus with be in tension with Saturn. While Venus may start drifting up into the ethers of reality, Saturn will remind dreamy mystical Pisces energy to come back down to earth. At the same time Venus will be approaching Neptune which can lead to confusion and delusion if you try to apply mental and rational laws to Piscean energy. For Pisces is highest expression is found veering away from logic and into dimensions of spirit. So dream a little dream and enter into awareness and wonder at the mystery and beauty of life as the Planets guide us in that direction.
On Monday, Mars the Planet of Will and Conviction, moved into watery Pisces. Mars rules Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac, that takes the bold step to move forward dismissing fear and just "go for it". As we may imagine, Pisces watery, emotional, elusive, head in the clouds, fantasy laden energy is not so much about "JUST DO IT". Pisces is more about "just let it all pass through you and open to experience with the ALL whether real or imagined. " So we are all experiencing the drive to "Just Sit and take it all in", meditate, zone out and BE. Well, if that is not just a little bit challenging in a world dominated by accomplishments, goals and doing. It requires that we value connection and experience that many times is not tangible or definable. We can find that place of mystery inside us and foster just that. Calling on the higher vibrations that bring us to ecstasy and dreamy imaginings, we can find a sense of peace. Pisces can be known for compassion as it gets pummeled by the tides again and again. If not in flowing connection to ALL that is or ever was, it may develop a victim mentality. It must come to terms that there is truly a purpose for all this suffering as well as an evolution of the soul taking place journeying through the great mystery; beyond the daily difficulties of being a dense human form that will one day decay. "NO one gets outta here alive". So if it all is a big dream, what are YOU here for? Being that Pluto is squaring the Lunar Nodes, we are being asked to look at what is our real purpose during this lifetime? What can we excavate to reclaim our true selves? Planets close to Earth, Venus and Mercury, are in Aquarius asking us do it differently, approach relationships and communication from a different perspective, open up to new understandings. Saturn in Sag is holding court saying to "stand up for something". Have something to believe in, but you don't need to become a fanatic and march around saying "I know, I know, I know!" Our luminous waning Moon that shines light in the darkness is in the sign of Libra is asking us to keep balanced with our emotions as we consider the opposite perspective and seek harmony over righteousness.
“Trying to get down to the heart of the matter” sang Don Henley. Uranus is catching up with the South Node of the Moon in Aries. As in life, this is not a physical point but rather a marker in time referencing the past. Uranus who lives in a highly mental and unpredictable vibration can be so “out there” we can be shocked, amazed, or ready to call it “just weird” when Uranus is around. Nevertheless, there is a reason he is choosing to reckon with our past with a level of courage and bravery. He is showing up in a fiery Martian capacity to cut ties if necessary to begin anew. The vitality of Aries calls forth the individual to honor that bold weirdo inside them and let go of the fear of being different. In mentally contemplating our past, we can choose to approach the healing by carrying the passion forward and detaching from it being personal. We can allow for the awakening of our genius within who seeks to engage in relationship if it is in balance and authentic.
As the spotlight of the Capricorn Sun focuses our awareness around our psyche and the deeper yearning of our souls with its visit with Pluto, we have to balance the desire to build, produce, grow, and become wiser with our hearts and emotions. The Cancer Full Moon is the Great Mother. The Moon is ruled by Cancer and feels at home and calls forth all Mothers- Mother Earth, Grandmother- the carriers and nurturers of life. Ruling the emotional plane, we “feel” and have “moods” based on the Moon. This Moon wants us to feel our rawest sensitivities, the truth of our sentiments, what brings us to tears and what warms our hearts to feeling the love one experiences from being nurtured, supported and protected. As these times point to “igniting” changes with these Planets carrying cardinal energy that is a good “kick-start” for action, we are encouraged to stay a bit detached with Venus and Mercury in Aquarius. Yet, all the backing to stand in your truth, whatever that is for YOU.
Under this Full Moon, you will want to look where 14 degrees Cancer falls in your chart. This will reflect the area of your life that may be blooming with emotion. Cancer’s emotional sensitivities can lead to feelings of insecurity so know to give that shadow limited “showtime”. The Moon may be asking you to be true and honor that part of you that is being called “home”. Nurture, protect, and love your heart bringing forth the courage to embrace its FULLest expression.