Tuesday, March 12, 2013

EcoAstrology: Pisces New Moon Plus

 Stephanie's Updates are always informative and spot-on and this one is no different. The Celestial Choirs are singing the Ascension Ballad to everyone and she has given it a rich and entertaining melody.  Also noteworthy is the Jim Self "Illusion of Time" video linked in her resources section; there are worse ways you could spend a half hour...DT the ET

Posted By Stephanie Austin On March 9, 2013 

EcoAstrology: Pisces New Moon Plus

Important Dates:
March 11: New Moon 12:51 PM PDT (22º Pisces); Mars enters Aries 11:26 PM PDT
March 17: Mercury turns direct 1:03 PM PDT (6º Pisces)
March 20: Equinox 4:02 AM PDT
March 22-26: Mars conjunct Uranus (8º Aries) and square Pluto (12º Capricorn)
March 27: Full Moon (7º Aries-Libra)

March 9, 2013
Dear Friends,

We are approaching the end of the astrological year, as well as the end of an astrological age. If you have been feeling in limbo, in between worlds, you are not alone. We are awash in Pisces energy, which is very fluid and nonlinear, empathetic and intuitive, heart-centered and inner directed -- the antithesis of what is considered “normal” in modern western society. Pisces also deals with
archetypal, collective, and past life memories, so part of the reason we may be feeling disoriented or overwhelmed is that we are processing karmic lessons on many levels, and across many timelines. And because the solstices are now also closely aligned with the Galactic Cross — the intersection of the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy with the ecliptic (the path of the Earth around the Sun) — each solstice and equinox provides a wider portal for the celestial downloads which are accelerating humanity’s evolution.

So much is happening below the surface of our awareness. Like the process of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly, we are dissolving old forms so we can trans-form, transmute, and transcend old programs. Nick Anthony Fiorenza, in his brilliant article on Earth's Precessional Cycle: The Sacred Geometry of Global Change (at http://www.lunarplanner.com/HolyCross.html) explains how we are in a healing crisis, where things may appear to be getting worse, but are actually going through a necessary stage: “As we increase the vibrational resonance of the body... a more functional neurological resonance occurs. At this time, that which is of a lesser resonance surfaces to consciousness as our organs of weakness begin to throw off lower-order patterns (the mental, emotional, and physical patterns stored in our cellular makeup). During this healing process, our organs of weakness become acute as if in major turmoil before relaxing into their new and more refined state of vibrational function. It can appear as if something is very wrong if we are not aware of this natural phenomena... This very same intensification of conflict , a ‘healing crisis,’ is occurring in our world as we make passage through the Earth's Precessional Cross portal...”

 Things are not always what they appear. What we see while in a deep valley looks quite different from higher up on a ridge or mountain.The new moon which forms on Monday, March 11 offers an exceptional opportunity for profound insights, deep healing, and major shifts in consciousness . Neptune, Mercury, Chiron, Venus, the Sun and Moon, and Mars are all in Pisces, forming a huge celestial doorway into higher dimensional realms. As the final new moon before the equinox, this is a powerful time to review how far we have come and where we want to go next. The cosmic invitation reads: Turn inward. Explore the universe within. Rest, reflect, and remember your divine origins and your divine mission.

Pisces, the twelfth and last sign in the zodiac, represents the return to the Source. Each sign has its set of lessons, and Pisces’ primary challenge is having to unlearn most of what it has been taught. Pisces takes us into transpersonal territory, far beyond logic and the limits of the mind, into the depths and mysteries of the heart. In Pisces, we realize that we are multidimensional beings and that the gateway to higher dimensions is unconditional love. Just as a television or radio has different channels and programs, we too can attune to different frequencies. The vast majority of our universe (96%) lies beyond our five senses and most sophisticated instrumentation. Pisces takes us into our sixth sense, the realms where mysticism and quantum physics meet, where nothing is solid and everything is connected. Every culture and religion has its name for this greater reality — the Great Spirit, the Tao, the Force, Buddha, Brahman, Sofia, Allah, God, Source, and many others.

In psychological terms, Pisces represents the collective unconscious, the archetypal and primordial realms, as well as the dreamworld, imagination, and the gamut of human emotions, from ecstasy to madness. Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces and the mythic God of the Sea, provides instructive metaphors for this fluid and ethereal territory. Like a drop of water, we eternally emerge and dissolve, momentarily an individual expression of the Oneness but never truly separate. Water, like emotions, can be calm, stormy, and everything in between. Feelings ebb and flow. Grief comes in waves. We are sometimes misty, swamped, lost at sea. When the fog rolls in, we have to use our sixth sense, intuiting our way.

Modern western civilization has focused on the physical, material reality, rather than on metaphysical, spiritual dimensions. Denying the sacred and deifying the secular leads to addictions and escapes of all kinds; we become victims, looking for someone or something to save us, or rescuers, playing god instead of recognizing that everyone is God. Deluded, distracted, and exhausted by the overstimulation of modern life, we thirst for the divine, unable to see that we are swimming in an ocean of unconditional love.

So, how do we explore and navigate this mysterious realm in safe and healthy ways? Through meditation, prayer, contemplation, dreamwork, art, music, dance, collage, journaling, gardening, healing work, divination tools, being in nature, being in silence, being in gratitude, doing things we love. Take time around this new moon and the equinox to listen deeply to your inner guidance. Write down your intentions for the next three months. Do a media fast. Download Leslie Temple-Thurston’s wonderful 15-minute Conscious Awareness Meditation and other spiritual resources at www.corelight.org/resources/free-downloads/.

Rest and recharge now, for the energy soon shifts from water to fire, from self-reflection to action, as Mars moves into Aries just after this new moon, Mercury turns direct on March 17, and the Sun moves into Aries on March 20.
Get ready for big waves of change as Mars conjuncts Uranus on March 22 and squares Pluto on March 26. Don’t try to push the river, nor hesitate to paddle when necessary. Trust your intuition and remember: “You'll know when you need to know, and not a moment earlier. That's how it works when the answer you're looking for depends on other events that must first settle, new players that need to be gathered, and serendipities that are still being calculated. Sometimes, not even I know, until I know. But you will.” (The Universe, via Mike Dooley)

Stephanie Austin

Stephanie Austin M.A. is a full time astrologer specializing in life purpose, career, and relationship readings since 1986. She also teaches astrology and writes the New and Full Moon column for the Mountain Astrologer Magazine. Her background includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a master's in Consciousness Studies, and a lifelong involvement with meditation, Nature, and healing. For more information on her astrology readings, eBooks, tutorials, and forecasts, visit www.EcoAstrology.com.

photos by Stephanie Kendra Austin


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