by Leo Knighton Tallarico
It is transition time this week, as Mercury has just gone Direct; there is a New Moon in Pisces Saturday March 1 at 3 AM EST; Mars changes directions and goes Retrograde- also on March 1; Saturn goes Retrograde on March 2; and Jupiter goes Direct on Thursday March 6.
As planets change direction, either from Direct to Retrograde or from Retrograde to Direct; their meaning and energy have increased intensity and importance.
Add the New Moon in Pisces to these directional shifts, and there will be a feeling of new horizons to move toward, new consciousness to experience, and deeper feelings to explore.
A symbol of Pisces is two fishes going in opposite directions. This is symbolic of navigating one’s soul consciousness waters and deciding which direction to move in- upstream or downstream, positive or negative.
Though the Pisces world is often rather nebulous, and hence it does not always know what it wants or what direction to go; most Pisces people do tend to be either glass half full or glass half empty people.
Sure the more positive Pisces can have periods of dark negativity, feelings of hurtful victimization; negative ways of escapism like drugs, alcohol, or disassociation, and not feeling up to the task of being in “reality”, they nevertheless always go back to their core of resilience, faith in life, and hope for better times.
The glass half empty Pisces has moments of hope and joy, but at their core they identify with being a victim and not up to the task of cold hard reality, as they see it.
Though both are dreamers and know inside themselves what a better humanity would look like, the half full Pisces believes we can one day create heaven on Earth, while the half empty Pisces down deep believes human life is painful and history will keep repeating itself.
So these next few weeks, with emphasis on this coming week as planets are changing directions and Pisces has its annual new moon event, it is time for each of us, no matter what sign, to decide if our personal glass of life is half full or half empty.
With the planets changing directions during this Pisces mutable month before spring, events and inner stirrings will draw you into deeper and changeable feelings and consciousness.
As we shift, is there hope in your heart or cynicism at your core?
Mercury going direct should help you to revive and think more clearly now. Mars and Saturn changing directions at the same time this weekend may have you feeling both stop and go inside your self- desires to act and caution to hold back. Best to not go to any extremes, not be impulsive, and just “let it pass”.
When Mars goes Retrograde, which it will do from March 1- May 19, it is a significant passage as it happens only once every other year. While it is retrograde we are going deeper to decide what we truly want or desire and what direction we want to move toward. We also may be dealing with issues of will, assertiveness, empowerment, and anger during that time
By mid week this week, however, as Jupiter goes Direct on Thursday March 6 (where it will stay until December) ; there should be feelings of renewal and perhaps an expansive outpouring of emotions.
Jupiter going Direct will sweep you into your inner tides of soulful feelings and emotions, and deeper into deciding “glass half full or half empty”?
This is important now to stay with, be present for, and find your way to deciding. As winds of change will pick up appreciably after March 30 at the Aries Moon, a new moon that will push us over the edge into a most powerful Spring Eclipse Season 2014; it is time now over the next 4 weeks to build a more solid inner foundation.
This week especially your inner world may swirl back and forth, up and down like a ship on the ocean. It is a great time to meditate, to go with your flow, and especially to watch your dreams, both waking and sleeping. Put a journal next to your bed and record your dreams, looking for signs and symbols to reveal your inner truths.
The greater world also will be swirling and bouncing up and down with events, looking like it is not sure where it is going. The stock market should be up and down looking for direction; current hot spots like Syria, Iran, Ukraine, Thailand, Egypt, Israel, Afghanistan, Venezuela, and Korea may be swinging back and forth from dangerous to settled. Ukraine right now is especially important as old Cold War issues between Russia and the West are surfacing again, as they battle for control of that country.
As a culture we are needing to know what direction we are moving in on many issues. Are we on the verge of giving a better living wage to workers or not? Are we now going to commit our world to meeting the challenge of Climate Change on Earth? Or better yet are we going to commit to healing our Earth and developing worldwide policies to clean the environment, and begin developing clean energy sources?
Have we turned the corner to believe our world and its people are of one family, with many varied members: Diversity in Unity? That belief will help us to eventually evolve to a new species, one that knows ONENESS, and knows all the dots of the Universe are connected and held up by the twin pillars of Love and Truth? Or are we going to have another world war, a war built on the cynical belief that all tribes of human are out for themselves, against all others for the wealth and power of the world?
How we see it will determine what will manifest. Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
In your personal life the same issue is before you. Have all your relationship “failures” brought you to believe you are undeserving and will never have healthy relationships, that all men or women are no good, that you have horrible luck or are jinxed?
Or do you believe each of your past relationships, whether family, friend or romantic, happened for a reason, was a learning experience, and deepened your soul awareness, your empathy and wisdom?
Of course we go back and forth sometimes in our emotions and beliefs, the pain so horrible we see only the pit of despair below. But we can navigate those soul waters, with perhaps a little help from our friends, healers, therapists and counselors, to learn to see from a wider perspective, and to know we are evolving and progressing.
As we soon move into Spring Eclipse 2014 Season, where will your soul swimming take you? What will your glass of life look like?
Or as Hamlet said, “To Be or Not To Be, That is the Question”.
I will be in Mexico on the ocean for vacation till March 10. Not sure if I will write next Saturday or not. If I do it will be shorter than usual.
The next full forecast will be at the Ides of March on March 15, just before the Full Moon in Pisces/Virgo.
talk with you soon,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years