“All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.” MARTIN LUTHER KING
At this time of year we’re waiting and holding, allowing things to dissolve and re-seed so you might feel more of a need for ‘downtime’, time to relax and unwind, to dream and meditate – whatever helps you switch off all that left-brain stuff for a while. Piscean energy can also be very confusing at times – think of the myth of Odysseus – you think you know where you’re headed, but are constantly blown off course, find yourself strangely drawn to potentially dangerous situations, seduced into nearly giving up your quest – quite a list!
Both Chiron and Neptune (Pisces’ modern ruler, spending 15+ years in each sign) are in Pisces just now, along with sun, Mercury and Venus. Chiron’s energy may put us in touch with painful issues around our connectedness (Pisces) and we might feel like we’re going backwards instead of forwards (Chiron is in Pisces until 2019). Let’s keep in mind that his energy also brings an opportunity for a new level of healing and enhanced compassion for the human condition and also helps us to come to terms with what we can’t change.
Neptune’s issues are more related to addiction, obsession, delusion and deception – and he invites us (or perhaps more ‘seduces’ us 😉 ) to work with what needs to be refined and spiritualised in our lives. But remember that there’s a strong need for groundedness and protection when working with outer planet energies. With the full moon in Virgo on 2nd March, 2018 at 11Virgo23 (0hrs52), we have access to this sign’s discrimination which can help us to deal with boundary issues – knowing when to be open and with whom.
(Photo courtesy of phanlop88 at freedigitalphotos.net).
The words of Franco Santoro (below) chime in for me with those of Martin Luther King (above) – the latter born with both moon and Venus in Pisces:
“The greatest crime at a shamanic level… is to promote thoughts of hate, judgement and negativity of any kind towards others. A variety of this crime is even more serious and fatal, and at the same time harder to detect. It is about behaving “kindly” with someone… while breeding “secret” thoughts of hate and negativity towards them. This is something that happens regularly, without even being aware or with many “legitimate” ways to justify it. We believe that our emotions and thoughts are private, that we can do with them whatever we want, without causing damage to anyone. Shamanically or spiritually this is not the case.”
We don’t know the path that another is called to or what they’re dealing with in their lives, so let’s build love instead of hate and send blessings instead of negativity in these difficult times!