"Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold" -Yeats
to the Rush y'all. From here it gets intense. Well, I suppose its BEEN
intense, but here is where the prep work and behind the scenes effort
comes to fruition. We are moving to the next stage up, but to do so we
have to pass through this point in time. It is a canal, a bottleneck, a
filter. Or not- This is one of those times where your future is
completely in your own hands; The only caveat is that you have to choose
to take it. No one else can or will choose to do this for you. It will
be difficult, you will have challenges and make mistakes, but also great
rewards should you just make the choice to start down that road.
This is the first step.
I talk shit about Pisces at nearly every opportunity, it is not one of
my favorite energies by any imagining. What I can say about it is that
it is unstoppable. Pisces is an endlessly rushing river- It will wear
down whatever is in its way. It can also catch you up and sweep you out
to sea if you're not careful- But not if you never jump in! If you stay
safe on dry land, you're going to stay comfortable, but you sure aren't
going to go anywhere!
The best strategy is, this one time, jump
in. You have done your prep work, and now you need to execute your plan.
You must be completely engaged in the process if you expect to see any
sort of progress. I realize that this can be terrifying. It is so much
easier to stay on the sidelines and keep your vision a quaint, safe
little dream- But if you do that, then you will never allow it the
chance to become a reality, and eventually its potential will wane and
it will die; quietly in a corner, neglected, whimpering and alone.
and if you jump in to this energy, you will immediately regret it and
be overcome with the desire to pull the ripcord. Don't. Breathe and get
acquainted with your new reality. You can do this. What you cannot do,
however, is hang on to all the myriad attachments that have been holding
you back. You will find that they will slip away from you, one by one.
This will initially feel like a failure on your part: I assure you it is
anything but. This is also an extremely lonely energy- With this, you
will retreat within yourself, and will seek your own counsel. This path
is yours to swim alone. Like I said above, this is a filter. You will
pass through- What no longer serves you will not. This is not to say
that what you have done up until this point has been a failure either.
You are changing, and as you become greater, the world around you
changes in response.
CARDS (4 directions reading)-
east (air): THE HANGMAN
south (fire): 2 OF SWORDS
west (water): THE HERMIT
north (earth): THE KNIGHT OF CUPS
“If the sun and moon were to doubt, they would immediately go out.” William Blake
Aah, I feel rewound looking at these cards. I have pulled the suspended
hangman, the blindfolded 2 of Swords, the isolated hermit, and the day
dreaming knight of cups. Mercury ingress into Pisces will feel as if
conversation and information intake has been slowed. Your head is
floating and infinite in its expansion, and day dreaming has become
prevalent and incessant. This is an excellent time for art as having a
medium to ground this energy will be very beneficial for it. The way we
intake information will be dream-like; symbolic, impossible connections
splintering into tangents. This placement sends a sort of echo through
reality. We start hearing things from the beyond. Although this is not a
good time for CLEAR communication (we are all too romantic at this
moment – write some poetry instead), it is a most excellent time to
LISTEN. Information won’t come in any logical sense, so really, choose
your medium. Give art a try. Jump in the waters and let those Aquarian
rivers finally MERGE. Dive into your dreams. Don’t miss the ride because
you’re worried it’s not the right one. Just get on and get ready for
the adventure. There is nowhere we really have to be, now is there? So
why not explore the many paths and not fret so much about it?
Pisces is an extremely playful sign. She is a seductress and constant
dreamer, inspiring the minds around her. She moves as if she floats in
water; a ship in the night. She loves to tell us stories, and these
stories stem from a completely idealistic part of our self. We need
dreams to survive. We eat them up like soma. When we communicate with
others, we tell deeply seeded stories. Whether we are conscious of it or
not, we are constantly telling stories. What will be different now that
Mercury is entering Pisces? These stories are now going to get a bit
more… dramatic... But in drama there is a re-telling of truth that can’t
be done with technical writing. The parable holds immense power. Show
people, don’t tell people, and speak to their hearts. We are entering
the realm of water and feeling.
When in Rome…
will be as if Mercury hits a sort of stillness; a series of intimate,
floating conversations drifting in and out of your life. It’s like we
finally cannon-balled into the ocean after the crackling energy of
Aquarius. Don’t panic from the change in pace! Seriously, just flow with
it. You were supposed to learn not to be afraid of change back in
Aquarius, so don’t let it shake you now. Pisces territory is definitely
uncharted, fantastic realms: HERE THERE BE DRAGONS. Do you dare tread?
Do you dare let your heart speak and see where it takes you? Slow it
down. Bring things to the present. Anchor before you set out your
feelers; but please do set out your feelers! Pisces is the sign of the
prophet, and prophets speak in Piscean parables. The Romanization of
reality brings us to a new layer of it. We can literally create this new
world and it is just as real as the rest of them (and your dreams do,
in fact, influence your “reality”). So speak and create. Tell us a story
about what you want. This is manifestation.
Here come your
warnings. Every coin has two sides. The fishes are TWO fish after-all.
Please remember that the map is not the territory after all. It’s just a
new way to navigate and see it that can bring further comprehension of
it. The emotional realm is but one layer of reality. Don’t neglect the
things you need to do because you are being a space cadet right now. You
need to have ALL of the layers play together. Because this is such a
floaty time, you’re going to need to anchor yourself – be still and
listen intently – because this + the nervous energy coming from Mars
will ruin you. Let the whisperings of your dreams lead you through the
woods, but don’t forget to set up your tent before nightfall. You need
to eat. You need to sleep. You need to do your work. Integrate. Pull all
the parts of yourself into one whole. But remember, that whole is
useless, reality is pointless, without a dream.
Take the risk and bring that dream down to earth.