TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Some thought-provoking, inspiring and insightful information on the new moon in Pisces phase we’re in from Astrograph.com…
The New Moon that is upcoming in Pisces, taking place in the early degrees of the sign on Tuesday, February 21st, is an exciting one. The inter-galactic newsreels have lately been featuring the story of Neptune into Pisces, for the first time in over 160 years, and the symbolism that this event brings. This New Moon accentuates this phenomenon and gives it plenty of juicy energy. Neptune represents mystical dimensions beyond what is immediately available to our five senses of this physical world, and so this New Moon that is so connected with Neptune brings this perspective to bear as we attempt to deal with what we lovingly and laughably call the “real” world. Neptune is a trifle ungrounded, and perhaps even spacey in its application, being connected with a higher vibration than we can actually see, and could also manifest as overly enthusiastic idealism or even deception. And yet it has its advantages also. It might help to recognize that what we can concretely see and touch is only a portion of the story, and perhaps the smaller one at that.
The other powerful planetary factor in Pisces at this time is Chiron, the Wounded Healer, now at 4-plus degrees of the sign. The reason that this New Moon in Pisces brings these combined factors of Neptune and of Chiron into greater focus is that the New Moon, at 2-plus degrees of Pisces, takes place almost exactly at their midpoint, in conjunction to both planetary archetypes. Interestingly, the date when Chiron first entered Pisces was April 20, 2010 – the day of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – reflecting a sense of painful process for the ocean, ruled by Neptune and Pisces. Now, with Neptune moving into Pisces in conjunction with Chiron, we might see further developments concerned with that disaster, which was a tragedy of mis-management as well as of failed technology. On the positive side, we might as a culture develop a concerted attempt to make the oceans a higher priority and this determination could even extend to global warming, a factor that threatens to raise ocean levels worldwide.
Chiron with Neptune can also be thought of as the wound of separation from the divine; in other words a spiritual connection that is perceived but is also perceived as lacking. This surely defines our present era. The ingress of Neptune into Pisces contributes greatly to the tenor of these times that we are living though, and asks of us, as the Uranus-Pluto square gets ever closer and moves toward its first exact contact in June, that we seek the soul solution. This is the paradoxically fruitful vertical connection with Spirit that sees every trial as a chance for increased growth in awareness of what is really going on. The New Moon also strongly aspects Uranus in active Aries, reminding us that we need all our powers of intuition to see through to the core of the important matters that we face. It might be a case of the water glass half-full. With the right perspective we can rise above circumstances and make of our current situation what the Chinese phrase calls to mind regarding the ideograph for crisis – a combination of danger and opportunity.
# 2 – And here’s some more great information about the Pisces new moon from Simone Butler…
Pisces New Moon: Sink or Swim by Simone Butler
“When in deep water, become a diver.” –Joseph Campbell
In the wake of Whitney Houston’s untimely death, addiction is back in the news. Houston, a talented Leo with an impulsive Aries Moon, struggled with her demons for a long time. But, as is the case with many famous people, drowning her troubles proved too great a lure.
One way or another, we all struggle to fill our aching voids. A grande margarita or pint of dulce de leche ice cream helps blot out the emptiness of your job. A wild weekend with a stranger gets you past your loneliness—for a while. For some, addiction may be as simple as filling the emptiness by watching TV or talking on the phone.
All addictions stem from the same root: feeling separate. Making the connection to our inner Source through prayer, meditation or spending time in nature reminds us that we are one with all that is.
The Source is symbolized by Pisces and its ruler, Neptune. Connected to all things magical and mystical, but also delusional and destructive, Neptune is amplified since recently returning to its home sign of Pisces for the first time in 150 years. The next 14 years will be an inspiring but potentially dangerous period. Past transits of Neptune through Pisces coincided with the Knights Templar and the Crusades, the Black Death in Europe, Henry VIII’s break with the Catholic Church and Magellan’s voyage around the world, the birth of the Theosophy movement, the events leading up to the Civil War, and the discovery of gold in in California.
The February 21 Pisces New Moon (2:35 p.m. PST) inaugurates this new 14-year phase, as it joins Neptune to christen the ship. At this New Moon, all things that elevate the spirit are favored. Now’s the time to take that art course you’ve been dreaming of, sign up as a hospice volunteer, study mysticism or take a trip to Hawaii and swim with dolphins. But with Neptune there’s also the risk of being weighed down by fears and sinking.
Success at navigating Neptune’s waters depends on your willingness to trust the Great Unknown. This may not be easy, even for water signs who are accustomed to going with the flow. Heady air signs, practical earth signs and action-oriented fire signs may be challenged as well. We will all need to learn how to be more compassionate toward self and others, and pay attention to our intuition. If you feel like you’re floating in the void, unclear of your direction, ask for dreams and hunches to guide you. Don’t allow your fears to spin out of control.
Because the New Moon in Pisces conjuncts Chiron, the Wounded Healer, opportunities exist for healing core wounds. But the New Moon also sextiles expansive Jupiter in sensual Taurus, providing a much-needed anchor to Mother Earth and the body. Preparing the soil for your spring garden or going for a hike will help to ground you.
Rituals performed at the Pisces New Moon will have great power. Here’s one from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life, to help with healing yourself and visioning new possibilities. Or, simply put on some haunting music, relax in a rose-scented salt bath and let Neptune’s healing waters wash away all your cares.
© 2012 Simone Butler
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# 3 – QiGong master and distance healer Michael Mohoric is doing another free distant energy healing…
It’s for everyone who wants to join and all their friends, families and anyone else who reads this. The main healing session is SUNDAY Feb. 26th from 5-6pm Pacific Daylight Time or same as Los Angeles, (6-7pm MDT), (7-8 CDT), (8-9pm EDT-same as New York).
You can join this free distant energy healing session by using your intention to be included. If you wish to join, just close your eyes for a minute when you read this and mentally say that you intend to join the session and want to be included. That’s all you have to do to connect with the energy; healing energy can begin to flow to you once you do this. There will be unscheduled daily energy adjustments leading up to the main session and you can receive a lot of healing energy this way even before the main session on Feb. 26th.
If you would like to know more about Michael, visit the QiGongEnergyHealing.com website.
# 4 – Why raw honey should not only be in your pantry, but also your first aid kit…
And check out the Health Articles Archive in the left-hand column of my To Your Health page for another article about honey. (BTW, manuka honey is expensive, but you can get it and other raw honeys at a discount from Vitacost.com. Use this link and you’ll also get a $10 off coupon to use with your order!)
# 5 – And a little Abraham to end on…
“Don’t let any place that you are standing frighten you. All it is, is a byproduct of some Energy alignment, which only gives you stronger clarity about what you want — and, most importantly, greater sensitivity about whether you’re in a receiving mode or locked off of it.”— Abraham
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