by SOL W JONASSEN
〰️ How to find flow in a complicated reality 〰️
The last quarter phase in this mutable cycle marks the completion of an internal process of inner cleanse and ego adjustment. The resistance we could have felt having to deal with the tumultuous events unfolding and the numerous details constantly demanding attention could easily have worn out the system. Still, this resistance is the ego’s voice demanding control and rewards for the sacrifices made.
It would be better to drive without hitting the brakes hard at every little turn, but if there is a desire to be free, then the breaks are tempting. The urge to stop the flow and escape is alluring. This last phase requires an attitude more aligned with the psychology of the zen warrior or the Shaolin monk. High-level achievement, focus on details, and a deep acceptance of the workload. And if burnout looms, the warrior inside would have to voice a resounding «no more!» This is no time to play a hero, even if it sounds glamorous.
At 24°13 Sagittarius to Pisces, this cycle is about the last degrees of Pisces. It seems like the planets are in for a Grand Finale as the Sun conjuncts Neptune and square Mars, still jittery and all over the place in Gemini but finally out of his shadow phase. Pluto is also restless at the very last degree of Capricorn, and a square to Venus will tick him off this week. The Cosmos is exhaling, releasing, and cleaning up. So if there were a time to realize what underlying ideals, ideas, and illusions motivate action, it would be now.
Since relationship issues will come to the front now, we get a clearer sense of what not to do. We might have upheld a false narrative if we transgress our personal boundaries and accept premises we later discover weren’t exactly what we bargained for. In the worst-case scenario, this cognitive dissonance eventually leads to passive-aggressiveness because something feels unfair and unjust. We need to consider Neptune in this potent last quarter t-square. Neptune blurs the boundaries and, in that sense, overwhelms the individual, and the remedy for this, according to Neptune, is a simpler world, like back in the day. But alas, the world is complicated.
The mutable stellium in Pisces, counting Saturn, Mercury, Sun, and Neptune, could lead to confusion and lack of direction, causing chaos on the doorstep of the spring equinox. Saturn whispers from the back of the mind that there is only one way to work this energy: figuring out when to let go and flow with the events and when to hold back and stand firmly in our boundaries. From chaos comes order, and order is good for the nervous system and the capacity to function. Advice from the Cosmic Department of Enlightenment could very well be formulated as such:
«Take one breath at a time. If it feels too much, take smaller steps. Walk with less haste. Avoid leaving the body. Stay with it. Work out how to say no and be honest even in such a sensitive time. Perfection is an ideal best forgotten. It is ok to be human.»
Living in the moment, as the moment, is what Saturn requires. Then we cannot judge the moment. It is what it is. It could be boring, challenging, stressful, intense, confrontational, dark, light, blissful, funny, or anything else on the long list of how life can feel. The point is, it could be anything, and showing up in life unconditionally in the moment, means accepting the weather as it is. What does this moment require? It could be a firm boundary, a no, a yes, a time-out, to use willpower, or to let go. Any moment carries its own truth. There is not one rule that applies to all, not when we talk about Pisces. Then we talk about the truth of this moment. And then, we understand how to flow. Flowing is not a passive state of accepting everything. Flowing is a state of understanding what each moment requires. That would be aligned action.
And for that to happen, the ego needs to be modified by truth. If the ego runs the show, anger might backfire when the moment does not present our desired wants. In other words, we can’t change the world to fit our desires. Instead, we have to accept the world as it is and then adjust to the moment in a creative manner. Whether it rains or shines.
Sol W Jonassen
Tuesday, March 14
As the last square phase kicks in, you could find yourself internally struggling over what to think and believe about your life, which also involves other people. Not only is there a waxing square from the Sun-Neptune to Mars, but Venus, our lady of the night, is waxing to a square to Pluto, who needs no further introduction.
Relationship issues might come to a boil, and without knowing what to think, it is also hard to figure out what to say. Sometimes silence says more than a thousand words.
Wednesday, March 15
Today it is all peaking! The Sun/Neptune square is perfect, and Venus is still growing more assertive in her dance with Pluto.
So whatever you have to deal with today is likely nothing less than essential issues relating to your capacity to set healthy and clear boundaries for yourself. Be mindful of your impulsive actions, and do not step into anything before checking left and right. Calm down before deciding upon anything.
Rarely will astrologers be hysterical, but this day comes with caution. Channel your emotions into art or any other creative expression.
Thursday, March 16
The Moon is in Capricorn, sniffing out Pluto and grounding everything into a rather solid realization about who needs to take responsibility for what. Venus has landed solidly in Taurus and is picking up strength there.
Whatever surfaced in the last couple of days can finally be grounded, and you can regain your energy. Venus in Taurus is all about cake and wine, fine dining, and chill time in the nearest hammock. Do that. It transcends any other worldly activity and, at the same time, heals the nervous system. Something that could be very much needed.
Friday, March 17
The Sun and Mercury start a new synodic cycle today at 27° Pisces, highlighting the spiritual and creative realm.
The journey in Pisces begins with naive innocence and ends in enlightened virtue. The heart remains open even after disillusionment and pain. Maybe you settle inside for truth over your preferred reality and, in this way, end up stronger and more ready to face life.
The Moon in Aquarius invites you to extend your social horizon and search out those people who inspire you, and you can call Soul Family.
Saturday, March 18
Venus in Taurus is closing in on the North Node, so she will most likely be dominant today, mainly because Mercury rests at the last degree in Pisces, and the world outside can feel tiresome. Venus in Taurus loves a good time-out and appreciates silence as a good practice, especially if you have had enough of the chit-chatty journey that Mars has done since last August and his entrance into Gemini.
Well, that is soon ending as the season is about to close, Mars has left his retrograde shadow, and Pluto is just waiting to get out of Capricorn. It is about to change. Soon it is time. But today, enjoy a good movie. Rest.
Sunday, March 19
Everything is breathing out. It is the grand exhale. The Sun is on the last degree of Pisces and makes a sextile to Pluto, while Venus is now perfecting her hammock skills in Taurus.
Mercury, on the other hand, has no time to breathe out. He is currently racing into Aries, ready for something new. Now! But what? He has no idea, and little wonder, as every other actor on the astrological stage seems to be breathing out between the scenes. So he runs around headless in the corridor, trying to find someone to talk to. A good idea would be to catch up with him and talk him into watching an action movie. That could work. Mars would love that too.
Monday, March 20
What a funny, strange spring equinox day. The Sun has crossed into Aries and is ready for life, love, and everything! But then both Mars and Pluto are lingering on those darned last degrees of their own signs, so both planetary principles ruling action are down.
Your will to do and your capacity to do it are, in other words, probably out of sync. So perhaps better to simplify your life and have a two minute silence for Pluto, who will soon sneak out of Capricorn. And discover what on earth that was all about. Find out and call someone to enlighten them too.
Besides, the Moon is VERY balsamic, so not yet, dear traveler. Soon though.
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