Structure and Change

The Moon is in Capricorn for the rest of the day and just left a conjunction with Pluto triggering the recent cardinal t-square between Mars, Uranus and Pluto. Those of you with personal planets in cardinal signs (Aries-Libra-Cancer-Capricorn) could be especially sensitive to the changes that are trying to occur.

The image: Tectonic plates are shifting. There are significant structural changes happening with far reaching results which might be invisible to the naked eye. Tectonic plates moving around can also cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. This is part of a bigger process.

There is a desire to move in a new direction. We can see all the work that needs to be done and we are willing to roll up our sleeves. We could feel serious and determined as we take on new responsibilities. We also have to collaborate with others in the process. Finding compromises that work for both parties involved.

The spirit is moving forward seeking change and renewal.

A view through the narrow Nes Canyon, near Husavik, north west Iceland. This canyon is formed by a fault  in Iceland's volcanic landscape that has filled with glacial spring water.
A view through the narrow Nes Canyon, near Husavik, north west Iceland. This canyon is formed by a fault in Iceland’s volcanic landscape that has filled with glacial spring water. Photo taken by Alex Mustard.

 

Moon in Pisces

Like the waves of the ocean, our moods are susceptible to the changing of tides. The social medias are becoming a sort of collective brain we tap into, to get the general ”socio-cultural weather”. This of course, is a very subjective experience depending on what type of news you read.

The friends you associate with on facebook, twitter, instagram and the pages you follow will generally dictate your news feed. Our experience of social media is curated to our own like and dislike.

We can apply the same ideas, to our perception of reality.  To a certain extent, we can only know what we know and experience life through the lens of our own standpoint. We live in a metaphorical ”fish bowl” believing it is the sea. We might intuit that there is more than meets the eye, but we can never be certain.

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Albert Henry Collings (1858-1947) – The Fish Bowl

What keeps us believing that there is more?  What do we tap into when we connect to our higher ideals of compassion and trust? What is this all-encompassing feeling of faith?Where does our spiritual awareness comes from and how can it be such a strong guiding light while being so elusive? To know or understand something because of what you feel or sense rather than because of evidence.

The instability of the world tends to bring us back to faith very quickly. Shifting our perception from outer to inner, connecting to this mysterious and ever flowing river. We often do this through prayers and meditation but it can also be done very easily through music, art, poetry our whichever feeds your soul. We are all made of the same stuff but we vibrate to different tunes.

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The Moon will be in Pisces for the next 2 days.  Tonight, she will square Saturn and meet Neptune, triggering the upcoming square. In astrology, the all-encompassing feeling of faith and the elusive but healing spiritual waters are the domain of Neptune. Neptune sometimes gets a bad rap since the planet is also connected with escapism, delusions and fantasy. It can go both ways.  In fact it can go in all the ways you can and cannot imagine.

How to
It is best to surrender to the Moon in Pisces, knowing that the overwhelming rainbows of feelings are only passing sensations/images. Use this window as an exercise in surrendering. Feed your soul the proper food. Music, poetry, dance, prayer, love, magic or whatever floats your boat. Know that the impressions you are getting at the moment might not be totally aligned with reality. This can be a creative aspect as long as you are aware that you might not be seeing the whole picture. There could be a big piece of the puzzle missing.

The upcoming Saturn/Neptune square cautions us against the total denial of reality. You will need to throw your anchor down somewhere. The urge to escape, love everyone, sacrifice yourself for peace, become an enlightened creature and heal the world, must be tempered with a good dose of pragmatism.  Watch the sensations that arises in the next few days while the Moon is in Pisces, take notes.

Those emotions/sensations/intuitions/illuminations/denials, will most likely need calibration against the hard concrete walls of Saturn soon enough.

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Dreaming & Working

We are heading towards a Saturn/Neptune square that will first be exact in December. We can think of Saturn as the cold hard reality and limitations of the physical world and Neptune as the all-encompassing, boundary dissolving spiritual agent.

This is an opportunity to ground our visions, taking realistic and practical steps towards birthing a dream.

This is a big theme for the rest of the year and for most of 2016. Our fantasies need to be framed into a realistic context to be possible. Delusions, escapist tendencies and addictions to people or substance are NOT the way to build a solid foundation.

Take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself if there might be any self-defeating behaviors that keep you from being where you want to be. Do not fool yourself down the slippery road with rose-coloured glasses. Use this time to be serious about your calling. Align yourself with what needs to be done.

This is a time where your ideals are being tested against the limitations of reality.
Get inspired, tap into your dreams and have a serious plan in place to create tangible results.
Dream and get to work.

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Working towards the Dream

The Moon just entered the earth sign of Capricorn and the Sun is moving in the last degrees of Virgo, an earth sign also.

We are working towards something. We have a vision. Each actions are deliberately calculated. It can feel a bit heavy but we know that each step is contributing to the outcome. The process is important. So we apply careful attention without becoming overly critical. Each movement is a contribution to our ambitious goal.

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Art by Sean Mahan

There is a serious quality to the day as we prepare for the upcoming equinox, the change of season. We can feel a shift is coming but for today we put our head down and focus on the task at hand in order to slowly bring the dream into form.