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Pisces New Moon Solar Eclipse

5 Mar

big waveMarch is set to be an eventful month with a Solar Eclipse on March 8th, a rare alignment of Jupiter and Pluto on March 16th, and the Lunar Eclipse on March 23rd. Eclipses are a big deal in Astrology and they pack a lot of power.  They seem to accelerate events; it’s the way that the Universe puts us on path and in alignment and often it may seem quite sudden as life seems to change and speed up. This is a Solar Eclipse.  Normally a New Moon Solar Eclipse is associated with beginnings and would have us planting our seeds for the future but this one is very much tied to the past.  There is a lot that needs to be reconciled and let go of.  It is a time to wash away and to purify.

A Solar Eclipse has the power of several New Moons and the effects can last at least six months to a year; sometimes longer.  Some of us may already be feeling the changes.  At the time of this Solar Eclipse in Pisces, the sky is saturated with emotional energies.  There are seven heavenly bodies in Pisces, the sign associated with the mystic and mysterious, the unconscious and the unseen.

In addition to the Solar Eclipse (Sun and Moon) in Pisces, we also have Mercury so our minds may not be clear, information could be missing or there could be outright lies and deception or it may be that you have only to rely on intuition as logic is in short supply now. Ceres is also in Pisces asking us to nurture ourselves and each other with compassion, to acknowledge and accept ALL parts of oneself, Chiron and the South Node are helping us to heal our wounds of the long ago past so that we can experience a turning point and Neptune is dissolving all of the boundaries making us aware that we are all in this together.

Sensitivity and spirituality is heightened now and you could easily tune into other realms. We may be feeling quite reflective spending time day dreaming, visualizing or in meditation. For some there could be feelings of sadness, hopelessness, loss, grief or guilt. Don’t despair; it’s part of the process. You could be flooded with images from long ago, feeling as if you want to give up or escape and experience the freedom of surrender.  Some may feel adrift, confused or just spaced out. On another level, this could also be a great time for creating with art, music, film or photography; really any and all of the arts or for getting out into nature and peaceful surroundings.

Jupiter in Vigo is across the sky exactly opposite this Solar Eclipse; making things seem larger than life. We could feel overwhelmed and overtaken by a tidal wave of emotions and/or visions and inspirations. Jupiter in Virgo can be very discriminating and this could be very helpful now in cutting through any confusion, deceit or erroneous perceptions. We’ll need to turn inward to see what is true for us and we may find that some beliefs that we’ve organized our lives around aren’t really true for us.  We need to become aware of how those beliefs are affecting our daily lives and we may learn the truth of things that we have been in the dark about and unaware of.  There is a bit of a reckoning between truth vs. fiction. We are now able to move beyond some of those beliefs that have kept us insecure or feeling inferior, to let them go, forgive ourselves (and others) of our mistakes or sins and to have the wisdom and courage not to repeat them or to fall victim.  Addicts, addictions and the serenity prayer come to mind now.

On another level, if we are feeling overwhelmed at the enormity of some creative project or vision, Jupiter can also help us sort through and organize everything, knowing what needs to be done and just how to do it with the most efficiency.

Saturn in Sagittarius is in a harsh angle to this Eclipse challenging us to be disciplined, limit any excesses and cautioning us not to overdo it.  This may also be helpful in assessing what is real, what is important, and what is necessary or a priority as well.  There could be a test of faith or judgment or a challenge to our assumptions or opinions.  It could also be that there are increased responsibilities or schedule deadlines that pose a challenge.  Any way you look at it, there seems to be a lot of work that needs to be done whether it’s in the material world or on a more inner level; most likely it’s both.

Pluto in Capricorn makes a favorable aspect to this Eclipse giving the power to eliminate barriers and obstacles. We are in a process of restructuring, rebuilding and/or recycling.  It could be that there is a powerful authority figure that plays a role now such as a boss or a father possibly helping from behind the scenes.

Jupiter in Virgo is quincunx Uranus in Aries suggesting that by improving our process and systems we can break free and initiate changes.  On an inner level if we can make adjustments and move beyond some of the beliefs we’ve organized our lives around that may not be our truth, we have the power to break free from the things that have held us back for so long.  Again, this all depends on our willingness to initiate changes and efforts to work on it but the energies are supportive of releasing the past.

Mars is in the early degrees of Sagittarius where he’ll remain for quite some time, now our efforts are aimed at getting to the truth and we may even be willing to fight for it. We at least want freedom of action now or to pursue things that are meaningful to us.   We want to be better and to do better. We may feel enthusiastic and full of energy.  That’s a good thing because there is much to be done.  Try to get most of it done before Mars goes retrograde April 17th; the energy won’t be as robust then. It’s a great time to be outdoors, for doing physical work or playing sports.  Just know your limits.

A few other things I want to mention in relation to this Eclipse. There is so much energy concentrated in watery Pisces; we could see water itself become an issue.  It may have to do with floods, oceans, tides or marine life or it may even be about the quality or availability of water.   Flint Michigan comes to mind.  I think we may also see more on the topics of the healthcare system, hospitals, care for the mentally ill or those battling addiction, and also with our prison system.

Lastly, I want to mention the role of Ceres in this Eclipse because I think it’s important.  Ceres is the Goddess of Grain, giving her rulership over agriculture and crops.  In my last entry, I mentioned the implications of pesticides and their possible effects as well as the GMO’s and the labeling of food becoming more of a mainstream topic.  There was a quick mention on a network news channel about the FDA investigating the effects.  Meanwhile there is a bill in the works now (it may have just passed already) in addition to the DARK act. The energies clearly illustrate this.  Basically, there are powerful companies trying to block our right to know what is in our food and where it comes from.  Many of these chemicals are banned in other countries yet legal here and “They” think we don’t even have the right to know about it.  They also think that they shouldn’t be held accountable for any effects or illnesses caused by these toxic chemicals. You can read more about it below if you’d like.  Food for thought and I suppose we ALL should give more thought to our food. 

Blessings to ALL at this New Moon Solar Eclipse! May the Stars always shine upon YOU!

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“If you thought Congress couldn’t get any more corrupt, we’re going to have to ask you to sit down when you read this. When we woke up yesterday morning, we almost fell over when we read a New York Times front-page story about how Monsanto received extra legal protection from the House of Representatives last year when it passed a bill to update the 40-year-old Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), which leaves millions of Americans vulnerable everyday to more than 1,000 hazardous chemicals still in sale across the country.

In the process of writing this bill, an unknown member of the House of Representatives slipped a one-paragraph provision in the TSCA bill that exempts Monsanto from ALL financial liability from lawsuits and financial settlements sought for PCB contamination and cleanup sites.

This is essentially a Get-out-of-Jail-Free card for Monsanto, exempting them from BILLIONS of dollars of legal liability from lawsuits for damages which have been filed in several major cities, including Seattle and San Diego and a lawsuit filed last year from individuals seeking damages for diagnoses of a form of cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The St. Louis-based chemical and biotech seed giant is now claiming they “had nothing to do” with this new “Monsanto Clause”, even though Monsanto was the only company that made this toxic chemical.

According to the New York Times, “the provision does not mention the company by name, but between the early 1930s and 1977, Monsanto manufactured almost all of the 1.25 billion pounds of PCBs sold in the United States.”

That’s right, a member of Congress intentionally slipped in a provision to protect Monsanto’s toxic profits over those of individuals with cancer and major U.S. cities seeking millions in legal fees for cleaning up the cancer-causing PCBs, which are now pervasive in the environment.

Now, Monsanto is seeking extra legal protection from the Senate so it can continue to deny America’s their basic right to know what’s in their food by making state GMO labeling laws illegal.

Now Monsanto Seeks Special Legal Protection from State GMO Labeling Laws!

Today, at 10 am EST, the Senate Agriculture Committee is expected to vote to outlaw state GMO labeling laws in order to give extra legal protection for Monsanto and the biotech industry once again and we can’t let them get away with it!

Right now, Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) are desperate to try to prevent the state of Vermont’s GMO labeling law from going into effect on July 1st of this year and your Senator could go along with it! Last summer the House passed a similar Dark Act bill by a vote of 275 to 150 and we can’t let the Senate pass this outrageous bill!

We need to make sure they hear – Loud and Clear – that we won’t allow them to steal our basic democratic rights to protect Monsanto’s toxic profits.”

Virgo Full Moon

21 Feb

virgoFMpicOn the Virgo Full Moon we could see matters concerning health come to a head.  Or it could be that we see a situation at work turn a corner. Mercury, the ruler of this Full Moon is in Aquarius and conjunct Pallas so information could be coming in quickly or it could be that it keeps changing.  Situations with information and technology in the workplace may be highlighted during this time and there could be trouble shooting needed. It could also be that you are now willing to look at things from another perspective and think outside the box.  Change your thinking change your life.  Pallas in the humanitarian sign of Aquarius could also represent a champion for a cause.

This Full Moon is opposite Neptune conjunct Ceres in Pisces and it could be that information is not clear or you don’t have all of the facts yet.  On another level, it is important now to nurture ourselves and others with compassion, in particular those that may be afflicted with addictions or mental illnesses. Instead of being overly critical or judgmental, we need to be able to see their wounds reflected in ourselves and our own imperfections and to be willing to walk in the shoes of another. In matters of health and healing, alternative healing is highlighted now and the use of herbs, supplements, phytotherapy or hospice could also play a role.  Also, healing through vibration and crystals is also suggested or implied at this time.  It may be that these types of therapies are brought more into our awareness now and we may gain more knowledge about the healing effects of diet and using food as medicine as well as energy medicine. On another level, it could be that there are flooded crops or crops that are poisoned or toxic due to the effects of pesticides and GMO’s. These types of subjects may be brought to light and become more of a mainstream topic at this time.

We still have Jupiter and the North Node side by side in Virgo offering opportunities and guidance to our future path of service and/or healing and how to live our everyday lives to the fullest. We could be improving our health; learning a craft or deepening our skills; it could also be that mentor/apprentice relationships can play a role now.  This is also facing off with an opposition to Chiron in Pisces indicating that we are asked to go within and find our own inner truth, move beyond fears, insecurities and feelings of inferiority and to reconcile those wounds from the past and to let them go.  We need to learn from our mistakes. A major theme throughout the year suggests that we go back and finish old business.  With Mercury now in Aquarius, we may be able to look at a situation differently and can be open to a new approach.

Mars in Scorpio quincunx Vesta in Aries indicates that our dedication to our own self-interests may have to give way to efforts toward getting to the core of an issue for constructive or destructive purposes or for our aims at sharing or closeness.

Blessings to All at this Full Moon!

 

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