Stuart Griggs- Sentient Network
The air is palpable with the mystic
The Sufis in their never-ending
Poetry dripping from their lips
Like honey into milk
Of the Divine
I am a bird
Shot like an arrow
Through a tiny slit
In the web of reality
Strings of pearls
Like essence of mystery
Take now your tongue
And taste the mist
Of mystic Divine milk
Will be your chariot
To things unseen
Soon to be dreamt
So plunge yourself deep into your ocean
For where do all the things we see come from
But that great mystic
Of all the places you could go, all the things to ever see or do, the dreamscape holds them all. Pisces is said to be the place of the collective subconscious. The place of dreams. The place of all information ever created through experience in this plane and all other planes of potential. It is the mist of mystics. It is the space between death and rebirth. It is the imaginal realm from which we manifest things previously unseen, unknown, and yet that always were and will be. It is timelessness and beyond time.
The Piscean waters offer potent energies for creating, cleansing, healing and releasing toxins on many planes of reality. It offers us an opportunity to see all things as sacred and divine, down to each and every interaction we have with this reality. Pay attention to signs and symbols in the dreamtime. This is a time of finding the gentle courage to face and accept some things that are uncomfortable as we seek to make the unconscious conscious, the mundane sacred. The space created by such release makes room for something new waiting to being born.
To balance so much Pisces we can engage with the opposite sign of Virgo. The Virgo mysteries are those of engaging with our sacred work, embodiment practices, staying grounded and practical. If we cannot stay here in the material realm we will not be able to manifest our dreams. This is why Virgo knows the importance of honoring the bod temple, home temple and mind temple. Practice and discipline, even when we do not feel like it entrains the mind-body-spirit trinity to be balanced and focused when we need it most.
The Moon and Sun are close to Mercury during the New Moon, retrograding through the dreamscape, beckoning us deep into the unconscious waters of our inner ocean and asking that we rewrite our stories that seek to cement the pathways through which we can manifest in this reality. The New Moon sextiles Uranus, lord of lightning, electrifying the kool-aid with visionary activation and stimulating our consciousness with the humanitarian heart of the Universal Human. This moon holds a promise that those who are brave enough to face their fears with courage and dexterity, maybe a little playfulness and compassion, will be revealed a higher potential that lays in waiting.
This potential may be the power to be both deeply in-tune with our emotional bodies, allowing them to inspire and impassion us whilst simultaneously being able to rise above and beyond them to set ourselves aside for the highest good for all beings. The nature of this activation for you may be revealed in this new moon February 23rd. Offer upon the altar of your heart whatever is asking for transmutation during Mercury’s conjunction with the sun on Feb 25th, watch for new visions when he enters Aquarius on March 4th and see the flowering in the Virgo Full Moon on March 9th.
The pearl of wisdom will be received when he passes the degree of his retrograde joining with the Sun again on March 24th. Mark these dates for meditation, reflection and ceremony to consciously work with the potential of these energies. Major decisions are best pondered at this time and not made final until Mercury has turned direct on March 10th and even until he has cleared his shadow on the 29th. April will have us feeling clear and ready to move forward with the work we have been doing the past month.
While Pisces is floating us into boundlessness the new moon is in sextile to Mars, our sword to cut in Capricorn, the sign of boundaries. We are asked to release our fierce protections that no longer serve, spiritualizing them into their higher forms. This does not mean we go into complete surrender and vulnerability that leaves us unsafe, but that our boundaries are asking now to come from deep within our truth and integrity, and not from fear. Making the unconscious conscious is the inner work that will free us to do the outer work that is truly our calling.
Chiron is with Lilith in Aries right now saying we need not fear facing our pain alone. There is deep empowerment called for now through embracing our warriess, our warrior spirit ignited by a strong sense of self-worth, integrity and mission. This chart has a lot to say about connecting with others, being present, loving, compassionate, forgiving. It is equally as important that we be practicing that love actively towards ourselves. Embracing and forgiving ourselves for our mistakes and imperfections the same way we would a child who is learning. And if we fail, maybe we can let another love us anyways. If others fail, maybe we can give them the forgiveness we wish we had been given.
All of the hurt, treachery, trauma, pain, anger, rage- these can serve as the greatest gifts to our awakening if we take the space and time to peer into the beyond where mystical truths arise. It is all around us, permeating the air like a milky mist drenched in iridescent morning dew enveloping you with the fresh breath of birth. May we all emerge from this womb to find love embracing us there. If we each choose it, it will be so. And if we do not, may another catch you there and hold you tenderly in the love you deserve.
Blessed Dreaming Dreamers,