A palpable shift will be felt this week as we end the season of Pisces, which had us all swimming in an emotional abyss, and enter the season of Aries.
“Jupiter in Scorpio will drudge up the muck that resides beneath the surface of who we are, and in a big way. Skeletons in closets will be revealed. Lies will be unearthed. Wounds will be triggered. This is a necessary process that Scorpio does well. What follows will be a grand release that helps us to heal and evolve.” I wrote these words back in October of 2017, when Jupiter first entered the sign of Scorpio. Now I am curious to know…
What taboos are currently on deck?
For weeks, I have been telling everyone to sit in whatever is uncertain, have faith in what is to come, and live the questions for now. February was such a dreary and foggy month, with so much up in the air. Now that we have entered the month of March, a shift is in store. An energetic turning point will be felt this week; the clouds will part, and the Sun’s rays will blaze new trails.
“The mountain veiled in the mist is not a hill; an oak tree in the rain is not a weeping willow.” ~Khalil Gibran
Life is not always as it seems; this has been a recurring reminder for me over the past few weeks. With the Sun, and a stellium of planets transiting the elusive sign of Pisces (Mercury, Venus, Neptune, Chiron), it has been difficult – more challenging – to stay grounded in what is. A fog surrounds me. I wade through it sensing what is in front of me, that which I cannot see or touch. For the most part, I still have my bearings. But it only takes a feeling, an emotion, or an intuitive sentiment to throw me off. This, my friend, is Pisces season.
Compassion does not equate to giving someone a pass.
Many religious texts and spiritual philosophies teach the importance of turning the other cheek. Christians believe that we should forgive others for their wrongdoing. Buddhists teach non-attachment. Toltec wisdom tells us not to take things personally. These insights are simple truths that lead to inner peace, and at the core of such wisdom is the lesson of compassion; compassion toward ourselves, and compassion toward each other.
"Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you." Marianne Williamson
How often do you reflect on what you wish to cultivate in your life, clear on the decisions that need to be made, and the changes that need to occur? Do you ever pause to consider all the possibilities? Or do you reject your dreams, writing them off until they are hidden from view? I would argue that the majority of people, myself included, block abundance in life. Most times, it is never our conscious doing. In fact, the act of self-sabotage usually happens when we are close to success. The more clients I coach, the more I see the pattern, and the root cause stems from low self-worth.
Aquarius dominates the sky this week, and as we celebrate the Water Bearer in February, two words come to mind: Be Free.
A super, blue, full moon, lunar eclipse, peaks in the sign of Leo this Wednesday. It is a super moon because it will be at perigee, i.e., closest to the Earth, and a blue moon because it will be the second full moon this month – the first full moon fell on New Year’s Day. How timely and appropriate that a full moon will close out the month of January, a month that set-in motion what we can expect in the year ahead.
"What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have." ~Oprah Winfrey
I just returned from a trip to Cuba where I fell in love with the people, the live salsa music on every corner, and the revolution. There has been a shift in me – the kind that is felt when a sea of truth has consumed your entire being. I cannot unsee what I now see; I cannot unknow what I now know. I may not be too receptive for long, gaining wisdom and insights that can only be revealed once you have dared to step outside of your comfort zone. But an impact has been made. A coup of consciousness is currently underway.
The Winter Solstice will be unlike any other to date. Preparation for the long dark night will continue as tradition foretells, but this dark night comes with added weight. You are most likely feeling it already, as the rules of law and land in our society are turned upside down, wreaking havoc both nationally in the U.S., and internally. Life as we know it will continue to change; this, I can say with certainty. Astrological omens paint a clear picture, and if you are not a professional astrologer, you can still feel it. The rumble is real – you are not imagining things. The long dark night is upon us. Only time will tell how, when, and if we resurface.