As above, so below...
The heavens are opening a mighty Piscean portal for us right now, an opportunity to clear out the old and welcome the new. This is a double transit—Neptune and Saturn are in Pisces together from March of 2023 to February of 2026. If you have Pisces in your chart, it's been an even more intense spring and summer for you already. We're all connected though, so even if you don't, you'll be wanting to use this time wisely.
Neptune has been in Pisces for a while—since 2011 actually. But this is significant, because the last time Neptune was in Pisces was just before the Civil War. He is the Great Blue Dreamer, the pipeline to pure essence, and in Pisces, he heralds the time of BIG cycles coming to an end. Pisces is his native sign, and so it feels natural to have him here, it's an easy end.
But Saturn entered in March, and he is the reality gatekeeper, building your reality ring by ring—the "I'm here, you're there" boundaries and building blocks of identity and persona. He builds like an architect of the world around you, asking you why? Are your rings for defense? Protection? Identity? Entitlement? This is a time of recognizing boundaries, and In Pisces, he brings an emotional flow to this building. But he cautions against building walls around your emotional self. Instead, focus on clearing them, letting go of emotional triggers and auto-programs that no longer serve you.
The last time he and his brother planet Saturn were in Pisces together was from 1847 to 1849. This was a time of great exploration, scientific and political shifts and upheaval, unpredictability and opportunity. Sound familiar?
For us now, this is time to dream the biggest dreams possible before the cycle starts all over again. We have 2 years to do this, so use this energy wisely. What is it you seek for yourself? For humanity? We will see more of the above (upheaval and the world on its axis, and opportunity for growth and change) in these coming years.
Sister Moon was also in Pisces this week, through her full, blue, super moon phase midweek. She brought a deep emotional clearing and release from Tuesday to Thursday (and it's still moving), and she brought us back to center for this Piscean phase. If you haven't set your intentions for this yet, I urge you to. Check out this ritual, you have until Sept 9 to lock in the energy. We did it on Wednesday here on Shambhala and it was profound.
During this 2+ year cycle, our Sun enters Pisces twice, and next year, she has a Solar Eclipse in the middle of it. The release we will have during this phase will be profound, coming out of winter's reflection to clear out the old and again, wipe the slate clean for what's new as we enter Aries. So this winter, begin to really focus deeply on your intentions, repeat them day in and day out. Harness the power of the Full Moon each month, and focus on what you want to see during that time. Meditate on global peace, environmental care, old patriarchal paradigms falling, new ways of thinking and doing arising. Together we can make change. Together we can heal the polarity.
A lot of this knowledge comes to me from my annual reading with Star Sister Marcia, whose astrology gift is one of depth and profound wisdom. I love her monthly readings and Facebook page, so start there. She unpacked how what's going on in the heavens relates to my destiny, how it intertwines with Shambhala and my mission, how it's connected to my lifelong love of all things nature and Mother Earth, and likewise connected to my Gatekeeper Spirit Guide Merlin—the Merlin Asteroid conversation we had was hair-on-end accurate and enlightening.
Remember, sweet one, we are all in this together. Reach out to your elders, teach your young, stand up to the BS, and be intentional with your words and heart. Together we will ride this out, and together we will come out of the other end. How that looks is up to you, but without the Western pressure—because it always is just exactly how it's meant to be.
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” — Albert Einstein
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