” Your own Conclusions” Full Moon in Pisces/Eclipse September 16 2016

  • By Lisa
  • 16 September, 2016
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“Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it’s all at, it’s what lights the fire.”- Bruce Springsteen

“The truth of the story lies in the details.” – Paul Auster

 

 

Many of us carry the ideas and beliefs we were taught as children well into adulthood. It’s understandable because these ideas and beliefs were the doctrine of our tribe. They  helped us navigate our families and culture and they helped us form an opinion (not necessarily fact) of who we are and how we fit into this Divine drama. 

 However, if we do not challenge and shed these opinions turned into beliefs that are not true for us, we will also carry the burden of the problems these opinions/beliefs create that are not  ours to bare. Please think about this for a moment. Do you have an internal belief that subconsciously guides you yet directly contradicts the evolution of your own ideas? 

I know most people fear and loathe a Mercury in retrograde, but one of the most helpful influences for the critical thinking that we need to shed the fallacies we live by is Mercury retrograde in Virgo.

Right now Mercury is opposing or drawing awareness to our Chiron (the wounded healer), and Neptune (illusions, magic), in Pisces (impressionable, faithful, psychic), along with the moon (our emotions).  Everyone has Pisces in their chart. Find your Planets and the house in which Pisces resides and that is where you will find your beliefs challenged.

Saturn square to Neptune is another of the major influences now. It is about facing the scary darkness to shed our fear and guilt.

Mars in Sagittarius is helping us take action that expands beyond concern for comfort.

According to Joseph Campbell we live by our internal myths. We actually guide our lives along a story that we subconsciously believe. Myths are not necessarily untrue,they can be stories and legends that lend richness to our lives, but they do need to be critically challenged from time to time to make sure they keep their integrity.

The anxiety, crankiness and confusion you may notice in yourself and others is the tension of our beliefs being challenged. Just remember nothing changes unless you are uncomfortable enough to do something about it. We will not question the most basic facets of our existence unless they are uncomfortably challenged. 

Right now there is plenty of new information coming our way. so much so, that it”s in our best interest to stand back and observe and gather, rather than immediately react.  Being inundated with conflicting information as we have of late is actually a wonderful form of reprogramming.

Venus opposing Uranus in Aries brings unpredictable events springing forward from our subconscious causing revelations about our worth.

Just think about the American presidential candidates. We have two candidates having one challenge seemingly out of nowhere, after another. Yet, they created each of these personal challenges. Do they humbly face the challenge and become stronger for it? Or do they deflect and become weaker? They are a mirror for us right now. We have an opportunity here to watch and learn. Fortunately most of us do not have to play out our challenges on the world stage. 

On a lighter note, Jupiter has been in Virgo for the last year and Virgo is an intense sign. Jupiter is expansion, but Virgo is a humble sign. Virgo is about service and sacrifice. Serving others is the focus. It’s been painful to say the least. It was square to Sagittarius which represents seeking truth as well as Neptune our illusions. No one came out unscathed, but we did hopefully come out with a better sense of where we stand. We cannot change unless we aknowledge where we are. We cannot move forward without making choices based on the facts.

 

Jupiter moving into in Libra will bring some refreshment. Libra expands out awareness of  the arts and music. Libra seeks balance. We will be inspired in these areas. Libra is about partnership and justice.

Jupiter is also focused on justice.

A Lunar Eclipse is extra powerful. Again,see where Pisces is in your chart.

Here is a story to remind us how we don’t always interpret information correctly:

“The Cat Who Thought She Was a Dog and the        Dog Who Thought He Was a Cat”

by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Once there was a poor peasant, Jan Skiba by name. He lived with his wife and three daughters in a one-room hut with a straw roof, far from the village. The house had a bed, a bench, and a stove, but no mirror. A mirror was a luxury for a poor peasant. And why would a peasant need a mirror? Peasants aren’t curious about their appearance.

But this peasant did have a dog and a cat in his hut. The dog was named Burek and the cat Kot. They had both been born within the same week. As little food as the peasant had for himself and his family, he still wouldn’t let his dog and cat go hungry. Since the dog had never seen another dog and the cat had never seen another cat and they saw only each other, the dog thought he was a cat and the cat thought she was a dog. True, they were far from being alike by nature. The dog barked and the cat meowed. The dog chased rabbits and the cat lurked after mice. But must all creatures be exactly like their own kind? The peasant’s children weren’t exactly alike either. Burek and Kot lived on good terms, often ate from the same dish, and tried to mimic each other. When Burek barked, Kot tried to bark along, and when Kot meowed, Burek tried to meow too. Kot occasionally chased rabbits and Burek made an effort to catch a mouse.

The peddlers who bought goats, chickens, eggs, honey, calves, and whatever was available from the peasants in the village never came to Jan Skiba’s poor hut. They knew that Jan was so poor he had nothing to sell. But one day a peddler happened to stray there. When he came inside and began to lay out his wares, Jan Skiba’s wife and daughters were bedazzled by all the pretty doodads. From his sack the peddler drew yellow beads, false pearls, tin earrings, rings, brooches, colored kerchiefs, garters, and other such trinkets. But what enthralled the women of the house most was a mirror set in a wooden frame. They asked the peddler its price and he said a half gulden, which as a lot of money for poor peasants. After a while, Jan Skiba’s wife, Marianna, made a proposition to the peddler. She would pay him five groshen a month for the mirror. The peddler hesitated a moment. The mirror took up too much space in his sack and there was always the danger it might break. He, therefore, decided to go along, took the first payment of five groshen from Marianna, and left the mirror with the family. He visited the region often and he knew the Skibas to be honest people. He would gradually get his money back and a profit besides.

The mirror created a commotion in the hut. Until then Marianna and the children had seldom seen themselves. Before they had the mirror, they had only seen their reflections in the barrel of water that stood by the door. Now they could see themselves clearly and they began to find defects in their faces, defects they had never noticed before. Marianna was pretty but she had a tooth missing in front and she felt that this made her ugly. One daughter discovered that her nose was too snub and too broad; a second that her chin was too narrow and too long; a third that her face was sprinkled with freckles. Jan Skiba too caught a glimpse of himself in the mirror and grew displeased by his thick lips and his teeth, which protruded like a buck’s. That day, the women of the house became so absorbed in the mirror they didn’t cook supper, didn’t make up the bed, and neglected all the other household tasks. Marianna had heard of a dentist in the big city who could replace a missing tooth, but such things were expensive. The girls tried to console each other that they were pretty enough and that they would find suitors, but they no longer felt as jolly as before. They had been afflicted with the vanity of city girls. The one with the broad nose kept trying to pinch it together with her fingers to make it narrower; the one with the too-long chin pushed it up with her fist to make it shorter; the one with the freckles wondered if there was a salve in the city that could remove freckles. But where would the money come from for the fare to the city? And what about the money to buy this salve? For the first time the Skiba family deeply felt its poverty and envied the rich.

But the human members of the household were not the only ones affected. The dog and the cat also grew disturbed by the mirror. The hut was low and the mirror had been hung just above a bench. The first time the cat sprang up on the bench and saw her image in the mirror, she became terribly perplexed. She had never before seen such a creature. Kot’s whiskers bristled, she began to meow at her reflection and raised a paw to it, but the other creature meowed back and raised her paw too. Soon the dog jumped up on the bench, and when he saw the other dog he became wild with rage and shock. He barked at the other dog and showed him his teeth, but the other barked back and bared his fangs too. So great was the distress of Burek and Kot that for the first time in their lives they turned on each other. Burek took a bite out of Kot’s throat and Kot hissed and spat at him and clawed his muzzle. They both started to bleed and the sight of blood aroused them so that they nearly killed or crippled each other. The members of the household barely managed to separate them. Because a dog is stronger than a cat, Burek had to be tied outside, and he howled all day and all night. In their anguish, both the dog and the cat stopped eating.

When Jan Skiba saw the disruption the mirror had created in his household, he decided a mirror wasn’t what his family needed. “Why look at yourself,” he said, “when you can see and admire the sky, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the earth, with all its forests, meadows, rivers, and plants?” He took the mirror down from the wall and put it away in the woodshed. When the peddler came for his monthly installment, Jan Skiba gave him back the mirror and in its stead, bought kerchiefs and slippers for the women. After the mirror disappeared, Burek and Kot returned to normal. Again Burek thought he was a cat and Kot was sure she was a dog. Despite all the defects the girls had found in themselves, they made good marriages. The village priest heard what had happened at Jan Skiba’s house and he said, “A glass mirror shows only the skin of the body. The real image of a person is in his willingness to help himself and his family and, as far as possible, all those he comes in contact with. This kind of mirror reveals the very soul of the person.”

Planet placement:

Sun(awareness) in Virgo
Moon ( emotion) in Pisces
Mercury(r) ( communication) in Virgo
Venus ( love and beauty) in Libra
Mars ( action) in Sagittarius
Jupiter(Expansion)Libra
Saturn( karma) in Sagittarius
Uranus ( sudden changes) in Aries
Neptune ( illusions, magic) in Pisces
Pluto ( transformation) in Capricorn
Lilith ( scorned mother) in Scorpio
North node(where we are heading) inVirgo

questions:

What are some beliefs of yours that have been challenged recently?

Do these beliefs fit within the system of your other beliefs or could they be something that needs to be shed?

when you encounter someone with different beliefs than your own, are you able to listen respectfully? Or do you have a knee jerk reaction?

Face these knee jerk reactions. Face the ideas that trigger you.

Meditate on what triggers you,write down what you want to release and burn safely.

 

Blessings,

lisa

 

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