TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Meditation myths from Deepak Chopra…
# 2 – It’s time for W.I.S.H. again!
W.I.S.H., or the Women’s International Summit for Health, starts March 8th, is free, and will feature Nadine Artemis, Daniel Vitalis, Tama Kieves (love her!), SARK, and many other experts who will be sharing their wisdom on a wide variety of topics.
Healing With the Masters – And I mentioned this in a previous post, but in case you missed it, Season 11 of my favorite tele-seminar series is about to start and each season is always better than the last. This time presenters will include Elizabeth Jones (a fabulous astrologer to update us on what’s ahead), Ram Dass, Neale Donald Walsch, and Rikka Zimmerman, plus there are bonuses and giveways you can enter. You can sign up here.
# 3 – The Shift Network is offering a free tele-seminar titled Rediscovering the Christ Path: Embodying Sacred Love in Action on Wednesday, March 13th, featuring renowned mystic and scholar Andrew Harvey...
This event is applicable to people of any faith or spiritual orientation and will help you open your heart and forge a life that is profound, impactful and divine. This tele-seminar is an introduction to an 8-week course titled The Christ Path: A Journey to Embody Sacred Love and Wisdom. You can sign up here for the free intro.
# 4 – The new moon this month takes place on 3/11 at 3:51pm EDT, at almost 22 degrees Pisces, and here’s an article by Dana Gerhardt of mooncircles.com that provides insight into what that sign is all about. It’s titled Call & Response: Pisces New Moon…
Pisces plays the mandolin and wears sky blue shirts that smell like lavender or sometimes roses. When he visits, you might hear snow melting. Tulips and daffodils poke their heads above ground to greet him, while starlings dream of their future: finding a soul mate, nest-building, teaching their young to fly. Pisces’ mother used to worry about him. He’d spend long hours alone in his room. Whenever she pressed her ear to the door, holding a bowl of soup or grilled cheese sandwiches, she would hear strange voices, sometimes sobbing, maybe a violin, or a trilling bird. One year he drew a thousand portraits of clouds. Next year he took up face painting, until every kid in the neighborhood had become twelve fantastic animals. The year after that he spoke just one word: “Ah.” He studied poetry and took long naps in college. Later he tried the corporate world, but missed too many meetings. One day he kidnapped the shipping department and took them to a matinee just before Fed-Ex arrived.
Pisces says that life’s too short and there’s important non-work to do. “Each day listen to your desires and follow them exclusively. That’s the wisdom of flow.” I’m suspicious: “How would anything get done?” His eyes grow wide and mirthful, as if to say “You’ll see when you finally try it!” I’d like to, for when I spend time with Pisces, my worries exhaust into a peaceful sigh, like petals releasing from a tired rose. At night Pisces tells me to sit in a dark room with a single candle for at least two hours. If I stay there long enough, I don’t know who I am anymore. Yet my heart grows as big as the world.
Let your heart likewise expand this cycle. Let your imagination run free. Business can take care of itself. The cherry trees are in bloom. You might be yearning for a little poetry or the delicious escape of a movie marathon. You may get lost in the sound of a symphony or the gentle touch of silk. Can you let yourself drift and dream? Soon enough the Equinox will be calling you to action. Next month brings the Warrior’s New Moon. Prepare now by first drawing closer to your soul.
If you stir dirt into a glass of water, it gets murky. But if the glass sits for awhile, the dirt will settle and the water will clear. Something similar happens to the mind inmeditation, which is another fine way to meet this New Moon. Sit. Come to stillness. Wait at Pisces’ door like an initiate at the gates of a great teacher. Without expectations, enter the void. This is the end of the zodiac; all signs are contained within it. Perhaps you can sense this, how harmoniously Pisces holds everything and dissolves everything, how this readies us for the Aries adventures to come.
Of course, no matter how dreamy we might like our lives to be, there’s always some unpleasantness. Sure as there are fairies making everything right, there are complainers making everything wrong. How do we respond? Pisces can inspire our most saintly self—or our most victimized. When you’re unconscious of its gifts, Pisces will make you whine: “Poor me!” or “Why me?” Remember that unhappy dinner last night? Maybe the sesame chicken was too dry. Maybe the salad dressing was bottled instead of fresh. Or maybe your dinner date never showed up. Pisces only wants you to understand that everything was just perfect.
Waiting for Pisces to appear is the fun part. No way can I predict his costume. But if you find yourself wandering into rooms for reasons you forgot, if you feel the urge to float for hours in the bathtub, or to take a long drive to nowhere, Pisces may be present, trying to get you to pause, listen, and come into this moment, where he promises you’ll find everything. Pay attention to your nightly dreams. Listen to your daytime fantasies. These are the expressions of your soul. Can you read their language? In the weeks ahead, you might find yourself suddenly weeping, overwhelmed with compassion, for the orphans in Kabul, the Libyan widow, the bankrupt yoga teacher, or the tense soldier prowling volatile streets on the other side of the world. This cycle may we all find, on our fragile spinning globe some grace, some power, the hand of sweet guidance. Call it faith or hope; both belong to Pisces. And let’s join with Swami Beyondananda in his prayer to the hot dog vendor: “Make me one with everything.”
And another take on the new moon and the current astrological line-up, this time from astrograph.com…
Monday’s New Moon represents a welcome respite from the emotional entanglements of the Pisces line-up of the proceeding week. While many planets remain in Pisces, including obviously the Sun and Moon, the configuration has changed so that Chiron is not so prominent as recently. Also, with the energy shifting forward, there is now less emphasis on introspection. While the value of living in the dark over this past week has been evident in terms of the insights gained, with this new configuration it is time to make a move toward a new direction.
Of course, Mercury is still retrograde, and therefore still bringing an introspective framework to the planetary conversation in this new phase. Also, Mercury in retrograde aspects Chiron, as do Pluto and Saturn. Jupitersquares the Mercury/Chiron midpoint. The archetype of the Wounded Healer is still very much with us in altered form. I would say that the Chironic impulse, that is the mental reflex to question ourselves and to seek to understand our inner wounding, has reached a more universal level.
There is also extraordinary emphasis on Pluto in the 12th degree of Capricorn with Saturn and Chiron in tight sextile and with the Sun and Moon in quintile to that degree. Chiron with Pluto – and with retrograde Mercury – in this context represents the pain of recognizing how distant as a society we are from cosmic purpose. The ideal of divine love is very much in the forefront of our consciousness, every day. And yet the reality on the ground is very far from that ideal
It is also important to note that Venus, while still connected to retrograde Mercury by a parallel aspect, has moved past Chiron and is now much closer the degree of Pisces where the Sun and Moon collide. The emphasis on Venus, without Chiron and with the Sun and Moon in conjunction, is more outgoing and continues to convey the recognition of the overriding importance of love and relationship in our lives to help to see us through. We might be able, in spite of the many distractions, to sense within us our ability to re-dedicate ourselves to this ideal of cosmic love; the rewards are great for so doing.
The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon degree, the 22nd degree of Pisces, is: “A man bringing down the new law from Sinai.” This symbol, couched in terms that were familiar to the medium who channeled these symbols back in 1922, refers to a new mandate for a universal moral code based on a different system of understanding; therefore to the coming of a more holistic approach to life and living, through the principle of universal love. This has come to be known by many names in our current setting, all reflecting a fundamental changing of the guard.
We live in perilous, fraught, and exciting times. We are witnessing nothing less than the thorough-going transformation of our society, here in the West but also world-wide since we live in what is indeed rapidly becoming a truly global civilization. As a famous sage once said, we must remember that chaos always precedes new birth. So as we go through our difficult days with the recognition of everything around us falling apart, we can therefore take heart: do not dwell on the chaos, but await the birth.
# 5 – And food for thought from Abraham…
“Don’t get lost in the diagnosis, the medicine, or in the statistics about what somebody else did about it. If you don’t feel good, it’s because you’re not thinking in a way that allows the Energy to flow. You could just get really, really mad at someone you love and make every muscle in your body stiff. And you would ask,”Why does my body feel this way?” And we say, because you’ve had a Vibrational tug-of-war going on…Stop looking for anything other than your mental and emotional state of being as answers to why you feel how you feel in your body. It is all Vibrational – no exception! And when you get that, then it doesn’t matter what diagnosis has been given to you – it doesn’t matter – it’s temporary.”— Abraham
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