Monday’s New Moon represents a welcome respite from the emotional entanglements of the Pisces line-up of the proceeding week. While many planets remain in Pisces, including obviously the Sun and Moon, the configuration has changed so that Chiron is not so prominent as recently. Also, with the energy shifting forward, there is now less emphasis on introspection. While the value of living in the dark over this past week has been evident in terms of the insights gained, with this new configuration it is time to make a move toward a new direction.
Of course, Mercury is still retrograde, and therefore still bringing an introspective framework to the planetary conversation in this new phase. Also, Mercury in retrograde aspects Chiron, as do Pluto and Saturn. Jupiter squares the Mercury/Chiron midpoint. The archetype of the Wounded Healer is still very much with us in altered form. I would say that the Chironic impulse, that is the mental reflex to question ourselves and to seek to understand our inner wounding, has reached a more universal level.
I’ve got a busy day of sessions ahead of me, but I felt called to post an acknowledgment:
If you’re feeling weepy, intense, overwhelmed, terrified of seemingly dire health issues, horrified at recent government/NWO moves, and/or just wondering if all your dreams and progress are merely an illusion … you’re in excellent company.
We’ve got so much Pisces and Chiron energy whirling around these days that most sensitive people can’t help feeling it. That’s why, even though I’m not an Astrologer, I post others’ Astrological forecasts on this blog. Whether we follow the stars or not, they influence us. As Joni Mitchell so eloquently put it, “We are stardust, we are golden,” but physicists and mystics have also expressed that fact. As Above, So Below … As Within, So Without. Astrological trends influence, but we need not accept them as unalterable destiny. It just helps to know what kind of world we’re swimming in, and we’ve got whirlpools and a bunch of scary looking sea monsters right now.
Relax. Nurture yourself. This, too, shall pass.
The Astrology of March features Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Chiron and Pluto. Mercury is still in retrograde from late February, and only escapes its retrograde shadow on the 6th of April. Therefore the entire month of March will be one that partakes at least to some extent of the usual Mercury Retrograde symptoms of missed connections, communication mishaps and mechanical breakdowns. These interesting phenomena can usually be traced to false assumptions or overlooking something on the part of our own mental apparatus, and do not seem to much affect those persons born with Mercury Retrograde natally.
Venus, relationship planet and the astrological archetype of beauty and the arts, is also highlighted this month, now in Pisces and there conjuncting Neptune. The March 11th New Moon in Pisces also conjuncts Venus, so that a softer and more compassionate take on inter-personal connection is even more than usual on our minds and in our hearts. Additionally, with the Mercury Retrograde period ushering in a more thoughtful attitude, the focus of our meditations will likely be the very nature of our world as a relationship planet, as well as on our various relationships, our soul’s life blood.
With Monday’s Full Moon in Virgo we come to an important turning point in our journey toward greater self-knowledge and integration. This moment in the lunation cycle represents some sense of culmination in what we have been attempting in the two weeks since the New Moon of February 9th, and is accompanied by a Pisces line-up involving six planets, including the Sun. Although one of these, Venus, is not officially in Pisces until evening-time, she hovers on the very brink of entrance into the magical sign of Neptune‘s rulership. With Venus in the final degree of Aquarius, we are absorbing the lessons of detachment in relationship, the other side of the coin of merging and connecting. Venus coming into Pisces represents a different flavor of relating – we come into closer connection with spiritual purpose, and with the angel inside ourselves and in each other. This is indeed a special and a very mystical period of time. The Sun is in conjunction with Chiron, the Wounded Healer, with the Moon opposed, while Mercury completes its turn to retrograde motion in conjunction with Mars, also in Pisces, promoting inner work over outer activity.
The Full Moon also makes a T-square to Jupiter in Mercury‘s sign of Gemini, promoting an optimistic mental attitude, together with the spiritual energy for active contemplation, another chime with Pisces and Neptune. Neptune itself resides in early Pisces, near Chiron and the Sun. Mars in close conjunction with retrograde Mercury completes the sextuple of Piscean planetary energies. Then, too, since Mercury is beginning its five-week cycle of retrograde motion and the regaining of its lost zodiacal ground, returning to where it started on the weekend of February 23rd, there is a strongly meditative element expressed all through this last part of February and on into March and April. Mercury remains in Pisces until mid-April, stationing direct on March 17th and only escapes its retrograde shadow on April 6th.
Oracle Report Gibbous Moon Phase – Moon in Leo
As mentioned, Mercury stations retrograde Saturday, causing potential issues with travel, electronics, and communications. The energy borders on chaos and we may find ourselves questioning if something is worth it or wondering if we have misplaced our trust or loyalty, especially if we are sacrificing something else. It may seem like all effort has come to nothing. It is hard to fully judge this until Mercury stations direct on March 17 so bear this in mind.
Sunday’s energy jars or jolts us into clarity about something that is bogged down, giving us a wake up call. Mercury is headed back for another conjunction with Mars and the energy will build throughout the day and into Monday when the exact conjunction is made. A lesson is being taught. Monday is charged with emotional energy, so let’s ground ourselves firmly with the planet today in preparation.
February brings the potential for a gentler heart-centered month, which is due to a prevailing watery Pisces theme throughout this period. Mars and Mercury both enter Pisces during the first week, followed by the Sun and Venus later in the month. Neptune, which rules Pisces, will make alignments with all of these planets. There will also be three planetary stations that include Ceres and Saturn, with Mercury turning retrograde in the last week.
We begin the month still under the January Capricorn lunation period, which brought a mental focus of structure, organization and analysis. In this last week, we are in a finishing up and evaluating phase. With all the water energy, we are also taking stock of our feelings and how best to work with them.
On February 4, Ceres in Gemini turns direct. The urge to take care of oneself or a loved one is strong at this time. Mars also aligns with Neptune today, which suggests playing a savior or victim type of role. This combination can also result in deceptive actions or a passive-aggressive type of behavior. On a higher level, this energy can also be used to do healing work or in selfless service.
On February 5-6, Mercury enters Pisces and aligns with Neptune, which increases one’s sensitivity, empathy and compassion. This is an excellent time to connect with a higher source to receive spiritual guidance, or to make connection with other realms and dimensions. It may be best to avoid detailed mental work and focus more on right-brain type of activities, such as working with guided imagery, poetry, artwork, etc. On February 8, Mercury makes the first of two alignments with Mars for energized thinking and communicating. The second alignment is on February 26.
Though they continually try to deny that the mercury and mercury-based components added to many medicines and vaccines are toxic to humans, mainstream medical authorities are having a much more difficult time these days defending their distorted position against sound science. One of the groups responsible for bringing this continually emerging science to light and pushing for real change is the non-profit advocacy group Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs, also known as CoMeD.
Over the years, we have covered a number of stories here at NaturalNews that address the dangers of mercury which, contrary to popular belief, is still added to multi-dose vial influenza shots and various other vaccines commonly administered to young children (http://www.naturalnews.com). All this time, CoMeD has been on the front lines trying to raise awareness about the presence of mercury in vaccines, as well as urging lawmakers and other appropriate authorities to protect our children by taking action against the continued use of mercury in modern medicine.
“We recognize that organic mercury-based compounds are a proven neurotoxic risk to susceptible men, women, and children at levels below 1 part per billion (1 part in 1,000,000,000),” explains CoMeD on its website about the group’s core values. “We seek a world in which no mercury-based ingredient is knowingly added to any medicine, and the ingredients used in medicines have the lowest levels of mercury that the best practical technologies afford.”
Augureye | January 8 2013
It has been said that most people only embrace real change when the pain of remaining the same drives them to it, or fate leaves them no choice. I suspect that applies especially so here in the Western hemisphere where we have been programmed for luxury and bought off with shiny possessions for as long as I can recall. While we have been professionally distracted these last couple of years with everything from Twilight to competitive taxidermy, major portions of the rest of the world have been engaged in some fairly significant change, as the pain of remaining the same reached intolerable levels.
Without a doubt the powers that be have their bloody hands involved in many of these regional revolutions…trying to stomp out a prairie fire before it goes global. They are currently learning the universal law of unintended consequences; as all their years of greedy meddling and manifest destiny have created a monster which is now coming for them. This revolutionary prairie fire grows stronger, pushed along by the winds of change and the great shift of the ages. As I explained a few months back in aquarius rising; crossroads in time, this shift in the ages is essentially a brief period in time when several cycles and patterns all converge, and we are here to witness it, and benefit from it. This whirlwind of change is by no means limited to the political and social arenas, in fact what we are seeing play out in that regard is really just ripples, an energy by-product of dis-harmonious vibrations breaking up. The real show is on the spiritual stage and the players are taking their positions and preparing for a real rave!
Change is the central theme of this shift of the ages, and it seems to be a little impatient as many of us are finding that very recently certain things, habits and even beliefs are changing “automatically” without waiting for us to initiate them. This can feel a bit spooky at first, but when you sit with it in silence and really look at the new change, you quickly see how perfectly it fits into place. Then there are those other changes, the ones we have been meaning to initiate, “waiting for the right time.” Well brothers and sisters I have some splendid news for everyone. There will never be a better time than right now to kick up some dust and create a brand new beginning, whatever it may be. The energies and love currently swirling around spaceship Earth are literally destroying obstacles and opening portals. The universe is inviting you to create your heart’s desire, whispering “I’ve got your back!” At long last my friends, we are out of excuses!
Oracle Report | Third Quarter Moon Phase – Moon in Libra/Scorpio
Mercury from its Messenger probe’s 2008 flyby
Mercury is still causing quite a stir, moving off of its square to Uranus and moving on to making a conjunction with Pluto through the weekend. To some degree, Mercury affects our thinking. When it contacts Pluto, our thoughts can go very deep because Pluto rules The Underworld. In addition to being deep, The Underworld is also dark. Over the last several days, the trend has been to beat up on ourselves or “go dark” as in pulling down a curtain. The Third Quarter Moon phase enters this weekend to affect all of that. In fact, it is here for us to analyze where we are now as “immigrants in a new country” as the Sabian symbol of the New Moon envisioned.
Over this weekend, while our thinking is already deep with Mercury conjunct Pluto, think back to all that has happened since December 13th. Be analytical. What happened this month? Was it like the New Moon report discussed – a massive paradigm shift? If the light changed on December 21, 2012 – if the Sun changed – wouldn’t we need time to adjust?
January is highlighted by a strong communication theme, as both lunations align with Mercury. Several planets in Capricorn bring needed structure and grounding to our goals and projects. Therefore it is a good month for making new resolutions. Later in the month there is forward momentum and a renewed sense of expansion when Jupiter aspects the Sun and turns stationary direct.
We begin the month still under the December New Moon in Sagittarius, with the themes of optimism, freedom and truth-seeking. Uranus turned direct on this same day, giving us more confidence to pursue our ideals, but has also led to more unexpected changes, events and erratic weather.
The month begins on an expansive note with a grand air trine on January 4, between the Moon, Mars and Jupiter. There is a feeling of confidence and buoyancy, so it is a good day to initiate social events or other projects involving communication. As Mercury also squares Uranus at this time, we may receive flashes of intuition. However, beware of verbal blunders and accidents due to overextending oneself. Mercury aligns with both Pluto and Saturn on January 6, which brings depth and stability to our thinking and actions.
On January 7, Mars in Aquarius forms a challenging square to Saturn in Scorpio. This aspect can result in delays or other frustrating circumstances. This energy can be described as trying to drive (Mars) with the brakes on (Saturn). It is best to avoid important new beginnings over the next few days.