by Robert Wilkinson
It seems that Saturn square Pluto coupled with multiple Yods involving Jupiter in Pisces has brought up many difficult and/or timeless feelings for many people. How can we manage feelings that are vast and deep as we confront forms of emptiness at the end of life chapters?
(If you'd rather listen to this than read it, there's an audio of me speaking these words at the end of this article.)
First, a few things to remember. First, all forms pass away, even those feelings that seem overwhelming. If we continue to "breathe and love and breathe and love and...." then at some point we realize we're not suffering over our own suffering. This is essential to moving on into setting a better course for ourselves in times to come.
Second, despite the gear grinding, endings, hard turns, adjustments, and realizations, the sacrifices of life are necessary so that we can make "course adjustments" in our quest for Truth, or a better future, or a happier life, or whatever else we think is good, true, and beautiful. We have recently gone through such a time. These energies have worked out in obvious and subtle ways, whether we noticed those ways or not. All served to help us see our lives are not what they used to be.
Third, the on-going, seemingly never-ending square between Saturn and Pluto is just leaving its second most intense time. Due to Saturn retrograde and Pluto direct, this is showing us a review of past lessons helping us learn balance or perspective involving on-going life purifications and transformations.
This square is also helping us become our own "pathfinder," setting aside distractive or irrelevant energies as we mobilize toward unfamiliar life paths. It's also challenging us all to learn how to celebrate and find forms of peace and joy despite the overwhelming heaviness in the atmosphere. If we're not doing that to counter the prevailing vibe, then we're probably not having much fun at all.
Fourth and last, due to the waves of Jupiter, then Venus, now the Sun, and soon Mercury passing through the early Pisces zone of the Yod made by Mars sextile Saturn, Piscean energies are pervasive. Pisces is the sign of the end of the end, the ocean of human feelings and the time of forgiving and blessing past and present endings. It is where we experience "the harvest," for good or ill, of what we cultivated and/or failed to cultivate.
So when Pisces is triggered, it will bring us unexpected "echoes of memories of perceptions" of conscious and subconscious material. Here it's important to remember that though Astrology shows the timing and trigger energies, it is still up to us to learn how to manage expertly our experience of our feelings associated with apparent current or past phenomenon. We're all living a dream. It's our job to navigate that dream the best we're able.
Pisces is where we feel a sense of finality about things that often are not well defined, but acutely felt. Any sense of loss will bring an experience of finality. These feelings are beyond passing moods, since they involve deep and timeless changes of heart, knowing the past is done forever.
When we know that something is truly done, there's nothing to do but bless our own passage despite the difficulty of recognizing those endings. The emptiness will attract the next potential in the right way and time if we do what we have to do to move into a higher state of awareness of our process.
We must bless and accept endings, and even grieve them however we must, so that we can move cleanly into our next life chapter unencumbered by the ghosts and unresolved feelings of the past to whatever degree is possible. Cultivating detachment and the ability to witness the passages through the eyes of compassion are keys to many things, as well as knowing that as long as we are ready to grow in different ways, there is a new potential waiting to be revealed.
Sometimes life feels very difficult when we're experiencing echoes of memories of perceptions. These are the times to show our Spiritual strengths by persevering in doing what we must to take care of ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally, and Spiritually.
In this exercise of our Divine Power, Love, Wisdom, and Intelligence we bring forth better lives, better experiences, and better Self-realization than whatever life we had in the past associated with the difficult feelings and thoughts. This in turn attracts unknown better possibilities yet to be revealed.
This period of simultaneously productive and difficult Pisces energies is just such a time. Forgive the past with its intentional and unintentional errors and difficulties, bless yourself for being the Loving, Wise, Intelligent Eternal that you always are, and grow in your compassion and maturity into the Being you could become.
A source of comfort can be found by remembering that Pisces also symbolizes the vast feeling field of Divine Mother energy. In Pisces, we learn to flow with the universal current of Divine Mother energy in its all-encompassing redemptive nature.
When we relax into the merciful protection of Divine Mother energy, we move beyond fear, pain, and suffering. In Pisces we can find true relief on the deepest levels of our Being, since in Pisces separateness can vanish becoming a deep connectedness with All-That-Is.
So if you're troubled, let go, bless your passage from the old to the new, from the unreal to the real, from darkness to Light, and from death to immortality. We are never separate from the Source of all Light, Life, and Love. Now is the time to feel that non-separateness and know that a new way is soon to come.
© Copyright 2010 Robert Wilkinson