by Robert Wilkinson
Mercury is now at the final degree of Pisces where it will stay until 2:08 pm PDT March 13. This is the third inner planet to transit this fateful degree this year, but not the last! We are solidly in the Piscean dreamscape!
As we become more aware in this lifetime, we feel more than we used to. In astrology, the three feeling modes are Cancer (active personal feelings), Scorpio (fixed shared deep feelings), and Pisces (changing vast feelings we share with all others through all time). We all have Pisces somewhere in our charts. That is where we feel timeless feelings common to the human conditions, especially when that sector is activated, as it’s been for a few weeks.
Pisces is where we tap into the collective hologram, with its ghosts, superstitions, vague imagery, and echoes of memories of perceptions of echoes of memories of perceptions of echoes of memories….
Remember too that life was never that easy. In fact, it’s safe to say that life was fairly difficult for 99.99% of the human race, with wealth only alleviating a fraction of the pain. For example, you could have been worth the equivalent of a million dollars in the 14th century, but if you had a toothache, your options were extremely limited. We all tap into those vague, vast feelings of sorrow and suffering once in a while. The trick is not to take them personally, and have compassion for those who have suffered, are suffering, or will suffer.
Mercury is now at the end of the end of this “dreamscape” part of our human reality. As you know from previous articles, Rudhyar says it's where we visualize the ideal we would become, and over time we will see that ideal made manifest in our lives. In his "Astrological Mandala" he notes that this is related to our self-transformational ability that we cultivate through pouring our feelings and will into a visualized "mental image" aka "thought form." This projects that energy pattern into time as a "formula" for future developments on the mental, emotional, and physical levels of existence.
Most recently, Mars led the way through Pisces from December 19 through January 27, followed by Venus traversing Pisces January 3 through February 3. Now Mercury moves through the final degree of Pisces, preparing to enter Aries in about 12 hours. The Sun will occupy the last degree of Pisces at its usual time on March 19 just before the Equinox at 3:29 am PDT March 20.
This year, we shall get a “second chance” at re-visualizing the future, or find a renewed appreciation for what we want to see made manifest when Venus retrogrades back into Pisces at 5:25 pm PDT April 2, occupying 30 Pisces from then through 10:25 pm PDT April 4. After that it goes stationary direct at 27 Pisces, and will move through 30 Pisces for the third and last time between 8:20 pm PDT April 25 and 6:13 am PDT April 28.
Those Venusian periods at 30 Pisces are about our ability to focus Venusian energy to “value” or “capture a pleasing form” of the illuminated “Law” that we initiated with Mars, is being understood now via Mercury, and vitalized as a thought form for the future when the Sun transits 30 Pisces.
I wrote an article about the importance of the last degree of Pisces in helping us “dream the future” into manifestation which I post each year when the Sun crosses that degree. When you’re done here, please go check out The 30th Degree of Pisces – Archetypes, Thoughtforms, and the Power To Make Our Dreams Real. 30 Pisces is said to be a degree of "archetypalization,' where we sound the "cosmic tone" that creates our future.
Pay attention to dreams, visions, and what could be past life echoes during this time. Sometimes when we experience strange flashes of remembering other lifetimes, often we are clearing out old karmic residue by “returning to the scene of the crime.” When I say that, I mean I've found we must somehow re-experience everything that ever wounded us, whether in this lifetime or in other lifetimes, so we can become spiritual adults in healing those wounds.
When we re-experience an old wound, or form of suffering, whether from earlier this life or from another life, we are given the opportunity be conscious in changing our patterns of response. Through those choices we come out of a sense of powerlessness into power. By choosing to antidote the wound rather than suffer them, we break the link between pain and suffering, and create a pattern that will help us do it again and again in the future.
So dream carefully, since your power to issue the “Creative Word” launching a new life experience is more powerful now than at other times of the year. Mars initiated the new “law,” severing the old so the new can proceed unobstructed. Venus then brought the first of 3 glimpses of what’s valuable and beautiful in the new era being launched, and now Mercury should help us see how we’ve begun to live it, or see how to weave it into our Soul path. It will be powered up by the Sun in about a week, and then re-visited one last time by Venus during the periods listed above.
Past as Prologue
This degree has been a point of significance in previous years due to celestial events by Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus, as well as a HUGE Solar Eclipse on this degree in 2015! The initial long term activation of this degree was when Venus and Mars conjuncted at 30 Pisces in April 2009. That was the degree where Venus went stationary direct as well. You can read more about how those endings and beginnings have infused our lives since then by revisiting Archetypes - The End of the End and Beginning of the Beginning Affecting Us All in April, May, and June 2009
That Venus-Mars fusion energy was activated in extraordinary ways by the long term dance Jupiter and Uranus did beginning May 2010. Uranus occupied 30 Pisces in May 2010, and Jupiter was on this degree from May 30 through June 6, 2010. This was the "awakening and expansion of the dream."
Then Uranus retrograded back across 30 Pisces between mid-August and mid-September 2010. Jupiter retrograded across 30 Pisces from September 9-16. This revolutionized the dream, followed by a new look at the truth of the dream.
Jupiter again traversed 30 Pisces between January 16 and 22 2011. This final Jupiterian promise, protection, reward, opening, or greater Way opening was further electrified by Uranus when it made its final pass across 30 Pisces between February 21 and March 12, 2011. March 2011 was especially important, since Mercury conjuncted Uranus at 30 Pisces, giving a final "Guide of Souls" coordination to the dream being individualized by Uranus. This was then vitalized by the Sun, activated by Mars, and mirrored into a self-reflective reality by Venus in March and April of that year.
We then again got Mars, the Sun, Venus, and then Mercury all transiting 30 Pisces in a short period of time in March and April 2013, renewing what was set into motion by the dreaming we did between April 2009 and April 2011. 2015 was the next big “action beat” in the process, since Venus and Mars made an almost simultaneous pass over 30 Pisces in February, followed by the very powerful Solar Eclipse at 30 Pisces just before the Equinox!
We’re now getting the 2017 activation of this degree. This is the perception and weaving of the end of the end before the beginning of the beginning. Enjoy the power to shape your future!
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