Astrology of Now: Deep Prayer, Inner Vastness
|Blue, Green and Brown by Mark Rothko|
I do wonder how much astrology is used in the Vatican. The timing of Benedcit XVI’s resignation and then the papal conclave that starts today, on the day of the Pisces New Moon, is perfect.
This Pisces energy is well-used in prayer, contemplation and meditation. Pisces is about the dissolving of boundaries. It is about connecting to the vastness of the universe and becoming one with it. It is about hearing the voice of god inside you, and all around you.
Pisces is traditionally one of the “mute” signs, which means listening. If you have the opportunity today to stop what you are doing and listen to the Om of the universe inside yourself and around you, do so. This is a big opportunity to find that stillness.
This morning, Mars has just slipped into Aries, the sign of beginning. Mars only visits his own sign once every two years, so this is special zippy energy. However, this is more like a slippage, or an escape of pressure, because so much energy stays in Pisces, and also because Mercury is still retrograde. What this means is contemplate beginnings, meditate on the unfurling path ahead of you, but wait to take real action.
With Jupiter in Gemini, you need to sift through a lot of information.
Think of that papal conclave. The red-silk cardinals sitting beneath the glorious, giddy world of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo was a believer, with Moon, Mars and Sun in Pisces. His vision of humanity and our relationship to the divine explodes across the lapis blue skies of the chapel.
Some cardinals will doubtless be machinating and politicking. With Saturn in Scorpio, how could it be otherwise? But some must be listening very hard.
Mercury goes forward on the 17th. The Sun moves into Aries on the 20th. Venus joins him on the 22nd. Will there be a surprise choice of Pope, since all the planets in Aries are going to conjunct Uranus?
The asteroid Ceres, which seems to have a lot to do with Popes, moves into Cancer, mother church, on April 4th and into a trine with Neptune in Pisces, vast spirituality and Saturn in Scorpio, secret earthly power.
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