Spring is Just Around the Corner!!!
Happy Birthday Pisces!!!!!
The third month of the year signals the spring equinox, when the winter stars recede and the skies bask in more daylight! The spring sun glitters in the heavens like a diamond in the joyous sign of Pisces, the Enchanted Fishes, sign of mystery, magick, and even more!
Aquarius and Pisces both have intense energies of The Magdalene.
The names of the stars in the sign Pisces itself include Quickly Returning, The Redeemer, The Shepherd, Uniting,
The intriguing constellation consists of two fish, one upright facing northward and the other, parallel ling the path of the sun, sports a crown or circlet of stars above its head. They are joined together by one shimmering band, linking them loosely. We immediately think of those two species ever at odds, Spirit and Soul, joined together by the silver cord of the body during life. How often does our spirit long to leap free into the sparkling air while our soul soars down into the purple deep, with only our body holding us in place?
This fish tale is our story, the fish and the fishers of men! We can fight our way upstream or go with the flow, it's all in our own power to choose.
This band which nets the Fishes together hosts the brightest stars of the whole constellation as a knot. It loops around the fish tails, (or tales!!) around the neck of the great Whale Cetus and under the outstretched arm of the Lamb.
The Pisces sun enlivens within us real empathy, sustaining compassion, and emotional alchemy. While in Pisces, the sun is at it's most imaginative height, the peak of the creative process, filled with generosity, thoughtful, and kind! Dreamy, romantic, loving
On Holy Thursday we recall the anointing of feet of Christ by the woman with the alabaster jar, the institution of the Eucharist as the communal meal, at the Last Supper, and the betrayal of the Lord. How Piscean that Jesus washed the feet of His own
It is hard to miss the connection between Mary of Magdalene, Venus, and Pisces. Mary is surely the woman with the alabaster jar who anointed Jesus the Christ for His death at the close of the Last Supper. She later is the One who found he tomb empty, becoming the Apostle of the Apostles. If we are very Wise, we will imitate the behavior of the transcendent Mary of the High Tower and give our utmost for others best!
Some of the Wisest on earth consider us to be in the Age of Aquarius, while others point to the helical rising of the actual sign at the vernal equinox of 2597 A.D.. Since we feel the effects of every cusp event beginning at the 10 degree approach, and need not wait for culmination, we are right either way!
Judging the character by the names of the stars in the sign, we are most concerned with Uniting, Upholding, and The Multitude This is the sign you find most often representing any show business, managerial, or royal industry.
From now through the 25 th of March the sunrise is bound by The Bands (of the Fishes). These stars have several modern names, including The Lizard, but anciently they were seen to be the bridle which bound together two fish going in opposite directions. The individual names for these stars include The Bridle, The Bands, Binding Who Comes. Those people and relationships born under these stars are artistic, scientific, inventive, unpredictable, with marked spiritual tendencies
The wise and prudent will consider her actions and issues through this lens.
The daily lights, calculated from real time at sunrise on the Pacific coast, for Monday 19 March 2018
The moon splishes and splashes through the sign of the magickal Fishes through the morning!! With both lights in Pisces we are at our most heroic, dramatic, individual, and changeable. It is in this sign that we can individuate our redemption, or lose it forever. Special care must be taken of the feet and toes, as these are at their most vulnerable now. Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.' You won't die if you get toe fungus now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.Aquarius as it sinks toward renewal.
Our dreams this morning are full of black and white edges, standing in stark relief from the usual soft colors and pleasant rounds. We glean a great deal of insight from our morning visions, most of them necessary, a bit rough, perhaps painful. We are wise indeed to listen!
By 5 46 AM Pacific, 8 46 AM eastern time, we have made the pledge to stop something that is neither necessary or good for our health or welfare!
At 9 12 AM Pacific, 12 12 PM eastern time the moon roars up in Aries, a firebrand out for fun! With the moon in the feisty, fiery sign and the sun in sweet Pisces, we are going to be raising the roof with our impulsive starts, and raising a few eyebrows with our remarks. The moon in Aries brings out our inner warrior, and we at our most daring and reckless, hedonistic and
rebellious. We are also at our most anxious about what others think about our style. Not the time to combine purple and green with orange in the ensemble! Special care must be taken of the head and face, as these are at their most vulnerable at this transit. Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.' You won't die if you get a face lift now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.
By lunch time on the west coast, 3 29 PM eastern, we have a surprise!
Later tonight we get our minds focused on a whole new ploy or stratagem, 8 36 PM Pacific, 11 36 PM eastern. Those of us who rise for midnight prayer on the east coast will discover is leads to a new quest, one graced with the blessings of heaven!
On the west coast we find great solace and pleasure in pouring over memories, ancient photos, paper personal phone books, old love letters, mementos of friends and good times! We may chose to fall in love all over again!
Tuesday is timeless and charmed.
The spring equinox occurs at 9 15 AM Pacific time on Tuesday the 20 th. Heaven will go on vacation in the magickal sign as the orb of communication turns retrograde at 5 19 PM Pacific time on Thursday, the 22 nd, to tour Pisces all over again. A great time to resort our feelings, and investigate Art, art, crafts, colors, textures, mysteries! What a great spring!
Many devout Christians take this 40 day period of Lent to review the passion of the Christ, and to sacrifice some worldly pursuits for spiritual strength and purification. Like works, this won't get us to perfection, but it puts earthly life in perspective.
Let's March forward, Star Travelers, spring is sprung and it's a brand new day!!!
The Christian Pisces knight, on quest for the True Cross, the Great Work, or the Holy Grail. The Christian Pisces knight is out traversing the worlds, rescuing, slaying monsters, banishing evildoers, and salvaging treasures. As a Pisces, this knight is the most imaginative, creative, generous, thoughtful, and kind!
Dreamy, romantic, loving music and song, he has no enemies, loves all unselfishly and unstintingly, and offers sympathy when he has nothing else. Judging the character by the names of the stars in the sign, the Pisces knight is most concerned Uniting, Upholding, and The Multitude This is the sign you find most often representing any show business, managerial, or royal industry.
The light of Pisces is described as the softest shade of lilac, a light purple mixed with fiercely pink magenta! The Piscean light is purely spiritual in nature, frequently affecting heavenly connections and subtle awakenings. Lilac energy rays prompt us to aid and help others without return or reward. We rush to the rescue! We are always guided from above.
Magenta is the color of altruism and selfless service to humanity.
Raspberries, sunsets, some so intense that they stop traffic in awe at this time of year, is the hallmark of Pisces!
Pisceans are effective in both body and spirit connection and often feel a need to help others, without wanting anything in return. They have a tendency to become actively involved in many causes, and present fiery red passion as well as violet compassion. Combining their zest for life and humanitarian issues, they can achieve great success in tasks, but if they are only working to satisfy their own pleasure, they will feel a lack of inner guidance.
Magenta energy is associated with awakening heavenly links, beyond the physical earth, helping to promote a deeper self-confidence through self
Our orb of communicating ideas pops into kindly, good natured Pisces, and we find enchantment in our own words. We wax lyrical and rhythmic even while on the phone. We can hear music in every little sound!!
The phantom moon Vulcan tickles our who identity concept now.
Venus, the golden girl of the cosmos, glimmers like the star she is in Pisces, where she reigns the exalted and lovely empress of the heavens. Our social life gleams alike! Romance, quick cash and ready money, friendships are all blessed under her aegis!!
Fidgety Mars exits Scorpio, lurking on the 29th karmic degree till Friday. Let's be very careful of our birth control, and all activities that involve recreation.
Mars takes flight in Sagittarius on the 9th of March, and spring will really spring! Mars in the restless sign of the traveler means we are on the move!
Mighty, benevolent Jupiter, now backtracking in Libra, sends us into the arms of old friends and ancient fads. Be prepared for retro big time!! This is a great time to indulge in shabby chic, engage in inane entertainments just for the relaxation. Sometimes we have to be silly in order to appreciate the elegant, refined, sweetly harmonious and charming. What a year we have ahead!
Saturn is making a straight shot through Sagittarius, stalling our travel plans and putting a damper on our school credits. The dour schoolteacher of the cosmos, at his best, can steady all the wild sky horses with sober calm, turning their tricks into reigns to guide our own inner drives with a more mature hand. We have the next couple of years to study the laws by which we live and measure them against the Laws by which we really live. If there is a discrepancy, now is the time to address such issues. Schooling and study itself will come under scrutiny and some fire. Test the tester!! We will find travel restrictions are nothing new and hard as iron now, and we need to seriously consider the need for borders. Saturn is all about form, walls, and watching.
Uranus, the cosmic hand grenade, blasts through Aries on the 0 degree, all or nothing at all. Our sudden impulses and tracks seem so intense!! As spring launches itself upon us, he will explode through the Spring Lamb like a soccer match on steroids. Sports, military maneuvers, policing issues and leadership opportunities seem to materialize out of the air, and demand immediate action. Let's be ready to think on our feet, Star Travelers! This can be a fun time full of exploration, innovation, experimentation.
Neptune, the orb of idealism and music, buoys through Aquarius, the sign of ideas, brotherhood, idealism, and innovation. This inspires delightful forms and colors for a future that is more out of this world than of it.
Pluto, the fateful, fitful energy orb which can open our eyes to what is really there in front of us cruises in the sign of true blue Sagittarius. Our core beliefs about religion, the law, The Law, education, and foreign affairs will be challenged, turned upside down and inside out, and we are wise to move through slowly to examine our own innards to see what is really going on there. Sagittarius is the great Truth Seeker. Let's not disappoint Him! With courage, dignity, and grace, we can refine and now redefine who and what we are, in our inner reality. As Pluto next visits the sign of government, dads everywhere, the corporate culture, we can emerge much more sure of ourselves and our beliefs and principles by engaging with Fate now!
Pluto will engage with the sun and with Venus on the 9 th of January 2018 in a powerful embrace which is bound to change feelings, values, and core beliefs, bringing to the surface all that is rotten and obstructive to be lanced, cleansed, purified, and healed. This may be a painful process but not likely violent, especially if we do not fight it, but go with the tides of heaven.
Jupiter is retrograde till July, awakening old memories and reconnecting us with old times.
Mercury swims back up the Pisces stream from March 22nd till tax day, April 15th. We can take this time to review all our old feelings, peruse old journals and art books, pour over our childhood prayer books. A charming season!
The planette which keeps watch on the home fires, Vesta, is on fire in Scorpio!! We are all about keeping the house warm.
Our spousal planette Juno bops through Aquarius, full of platonic connections. Juno is almost never happy when alone, or when committed.
Splashing in Pisces is the planette Chiron, our Wounded Healer, retrograde now to go back and fix what needs work on our inner emotional issues with real success when using color, theater, drama, or past life therapy.
Pallas, the planettary BFF and sister in arms, jumps the hoop in Aries big time! She uses this as a launch pad for making new friends and annoying old ones.
The planette Ceres, the cook of the solar system, resets everything at Home in Cancer, where she reconfigures, revitalizes, revisualizes, and revamps our kitchen, redecorates, and invites the whole neighborhood to her board.
This marks the fourth complete lunation for this year.
Jesus' Teachings on Money
One of the most corrosive quandries we face as American Christians today is that of the, and it's erroneous teachings about money and our attitude toward capitalism. Jesus Himself was a capitalist.
The witness of His Own Words provides us with the right attitude on material possessions and our righteous atttitude toward them. Jesus taught us in story form, anecdotes, or infomercials, so that we might have an ear of understanding. These stories have more than one level on which we can access His reasoning. In these passages, Jesus didn't advocate usuery; He praised a money lender for his work nonetheless. If Jesus did not approve, He would not have liken our own best behavior to that of a good and faithful servant.
Luke 19:23 Why then didnít you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?í
For the Scripture says, "You must not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating as it treads out the grain." And in another place, "Those who work deserve their pay!" I Timothy 5:17-18.
3 John 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."
Even He, the Lord of Lords, was accompanied by a group of wealthy women who provided for Him materially. Luke 8: I-3; JohnThe emergent church and it's communist overtones chooses to ignore these passages because these words do not suit their agenda, just like the Whore of the Many Waters, who only tells part of the story.
Many godly Bible characters were wealthy.
Solomon was the wealthiest man in history; yet observe his conclusion of this matter. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
Job was the wealthiest man of his day (Job I: 3) yet when all his wealth was gone, observe his attitude. Job 1:20-22
We do not please God by being poor; our relationship with Him is the important part of life. It is not measured by either abundance or absence of material goods. Nowhere in the Bible does God or Jesus specifically condemn anyone simply for having or not having money. He always deals with their heart attitude.
Jesus Himself not only participated in festive occasions which included eating and drinking with others (Mt 9:10-11; Mk 2:15), there are times when He hosted parties. Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding in Cana, he didnít chastise the family for having an expensive feast. Nor did he say, "Just drink water and save your money for the poor."
In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus positively described a lavish feast (Lk 15:22-
The Gospels repeatedly record Jesus giving thanks for food (i.e., Mt 14:19; 27:26-27). As the perfect Man, Jesus exemplified grateful enjoyment for Godís bountiful gifts. He demonstrated that "the religion of gratitude cannot mislead us" (Wordsworth). Genuine gratitude and enjoyment can coexist with a sacrificial, generous determination to relieve the suffering of others. (The Apostle Paul echoes this theme in 1 Cor 10:30 and 1 Tim 6:17-18).
The Bible does NOT say that money is the root of all evil, It says... "the LOVE of money is the root of all evil... " I Timothy 6:10.
Wisdom Proverbs 16:16
Matthew 6: 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
1 Timothy 5:8New International Version (NIV)
8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.I Timothy 5:8.
In 3 John 1:2, John, His beloved disciples, says to us Christians, "Beloved, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."
A message to the emergent church from Christ Jesus: Proverbs 11: 1, "A false balance is abomination to the Lord...".Luke 19 12 27
The Future of A Christian Nation
Are we in fact a Christian nation, as denied by a US President? What is our destiny? Is New York City actually Babylon??
I prefer the Sibley birth chart for the United States, as opposed the more popular 2AM birth time; the Sibley chart reflects best the history and changes faced by the US through its lifetime. I also read in real time, thus am using sidereal astrology. This is the chart.
The chart reckoned by the tropical seasons is not so much different from the sidereal chart, only inasmuch as it is more detailed, and that detail is eerily accurate! Both charts indicate our national good humor and optimism, as well as our obsession with sports, especially if that sport involves horses! Sagittarius rising lets the world know that the USA is a natural cowboy, the icon that most often represents us at our best. A restless and freedom loving lot, we respect religion, education, and those who have traveled far in the world; we won't tolerate being ordered around or talked down to!
The sidereal chart shows us to have a Scorpio eagle rising, again, highly accurate for us and for our spiritual reality. The 20th degree of Scorpio fades into a Sagittarian first house, so there is little difference here, indeed, none to worry us!
With Pluto in the second house we know how to make do, make over, remake, and recycle; we are hardy pioneers who flourish despite the odds. With this placement we are a bit fixated on money, a little extravagant, and tend to make snap judgments, being quick minded and impatient. The natural nobility and promise of our Aquarian soul as represented by the moon at 5 degrees of this sign shines our from the third house of The Populace, or We The People. We desire freedom and liberty for all, whether or not they be our friends.
We love science and mathematics, big loud machines and anything shiny and fast, says our Uranus in the sixth house of Taurus; our versatility is proverbial, as is our eccentricity; we as a nation have real concern for the rest of the globe. Mars in Taurus lets everyone know we will defend what is ours. The sun in Gemini imbues us with that duality so noted by foreigners, and keen observers of American culture; we love what we love, and can put it away from us with an awful disassociation. We have the sun, Venus, and Jupiter all in a row in Gemini, in the seventh house of Others, proof that we as a nation have unexpected opportunity for exceptional service to others. Mercury in Cancer shows our patriotism, love of mom and apple pie big enough to be shared by everyone in the neighborhood, just like in Norman Rockwell's art.
Even our national reach for the medicine cabinet is here at the top of the chart with Neptune in detriment in Virgo. Strange dietary fads, our obsession with hygiene, and labor troubles emanate from here, as well as our spiritual faculties, for we are a spiritual people with visions and prophetic dreams.
Typically American, we have no planetary ruler; we are a nation of Laws, and those Laws have limits.
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