From walking home and talking loads
To seeing shows in evening clothes with you
From nervous touch and getting drunk
To staying up and waking up with you
But now we're sleeping at the edge
Holding something we don't need
All this delusion in our heads
Is gonna bring us to our knees
So come on let it go
Just let it be
Why don't you be you
And I'll be me ~James Bay “Let it Go”
Today at 12:07 PM PST, there will be a Lunar Eclipse. It will be Appulse or just a bit short of full coverage of the Moon by the Earth’s Shadow. We will not see this in North America, but we may feel the effects. It is in Pisces at 24 degrees, 19 seconds of Arc. This song by James Bay has been playing often on the radio lately, perhaps you have heard it. It encapsulates the energy of Pisces- going to shows, drinking, sleeping at the edge and holding something we don’t need. Pisces likes to live in that etheric, trancelike space of consciousness where music, drugs and love can take you. The places that transcend time and sometimes the truth of reality. “All this delusion in our heads Is gonna bring us to our knees” as it can be known to see things through a lens of illusion. If you put on a pair of fuzzy goggles, you may see amazing orbs of light and beauty, but is it real? It is for the observer in that moment and the feeling of that can lift the person beyond the mundane. But how do we reconcile living in causative physical reality and also embrace the mystical enchantment telling us that there is more than the space we can see? This can bring on suffering “bring us to our knees” as Pisces can be familiar with when holding the awareness of so much more that is impermanent.
It turns out this artist, James Bay, has a Pisces Moon and a Sun in Virgo. He is singing from his heart, Moon, about his experience of merging with another which Pisces can also do in its efforts to be in a space of “oneness”. The blissful place of feeling interconnected space with everything and all that is, a place of no separation. It is a beautiful thing to feel this connection. It leads to incredible compassion and unconditional love. And yet, in that “why don’t you be you, and I’ll be me”, a recognition that we must also be ourselves. The Sun in Virgo questions "Is it true and what about my perceptions could be imagined?"
Much of Pisces is about surrender. Letting go of that which does not serve us. As the South Node of the Moon or the past, touches Neptune, Ruler of Pisces, we are asked to let go of what does not serve our highest good. We all know what that is for ourselves. As Saturn, the Lord of Concrete Reality is squaring Neptune, we come across the friction of “how do I really commit to what I believe in?” It can be working trying to find the balance point between knowing that we must do our earthly routines and tasks to make something, to serve some greater good (Virgo) and yet I cannot forget my connection to something beyond this physical terrain that carries me through the dark nights and transcends the harsh realities (Pisces). What is of most importance to me and what can I choose to stand behind (Saturn)? What can I let go of so that I can open up my heart to compassion and stay humble? Letting go of illusions and circling back to carry forward that feeling “oneness” as I try to bring Heaven to Earth. We need clarity of our mission and purpose for ourselves to stay disciplined (Saturn) to follow through with ability to improve something (Virgo)
Wherever this degree (24’19 Pisces) is where you may be asked to sit and feel that space as the Moon guides you. Ask her what shall I release and what shall I carry with me? What can I become responsible for in my life and commit (Saturn) to improving (Virgo)?
Love and compassion for all souls,