My Heart Will Find A Way – The Magick of Pisces

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This is our last month in the cycle of the Solar Temples and the heart is leading the way in mixing things up a bit in timing and order of posts…

The Magick of Pisces

The Magick of Pisces is gentle in its approach and filled with opportunity for self-love and expression of a higher nature. Whatever we apply Piscean energy towards will have the benefit of emotional reserves that are deep and filled with the stories of every experience; ready and waiting to be played out again. This is the heart that accepts unconditionally and loves fully.

Pisces’ strength lay in its ability to empathize and then take that intuitively received information and transform it into action that soothes and heals and strives for harmony. Pisces as the last of the Zodiacal signs has gathered to itself all of the varied modes of expression of heart, will, mind and body and with the wisdom of the Sage/Crone knows where forgiveness is needed and where love will change the course of another’s path of self-destruction.

The caution here is one of losing oneself in the magick of all loving compassion and drowning in the undertow of illusory goodness where there is a more prevalent state of manipulation.  Pisces gives freely, but often forgets that others wish to feel the exaltation of being able to return that gift. Falsely based humility can easily become passive aggressive manipulation that is so subtle in its effect that even the perpetrator does not realize what is happening. Additionally, the path of service can easily be that of the martyr who enables rather than uplifts and quickly runs out of adequate resources for self-renewal.

Pisces is the third and final sign of the last cycle of quadrant of Elements in progression around the zodiacal wheel. This is the third and last of the astrological signs of Water and in the order of progression, Pisces waters run deep into the subconscious, overflowing and spilling out for all to benefit from.

This is the progression from the first expressions of heart found in Cancer; where we found the reflection of what was considered family, home and the measure of love and support that was given there.  This space of comfort and most importantly trust was required if there was to be productive use of the next water sign found in Scorpio’s dark waters. The gift here was the choice of remaining hidden in the occult realms of obsessive behavior; or to rise up into the sun carried on the winds of informed heart; gaining the acumen of insight to choose the details of your emotional expression and ultimately rise from what was discovered burning as the Phoenix, glorious and self aware in a heart that was opened.

Arriving now at the space of Pisces, opening the heart wider and allowing the vulnerability of understanding and compassion to flow through all workings is the directive of productive Piscean energy. This is the confidante and healer that with love may guide or turn away the hand that seeks forgiveness. This is the emotional reserve that recognizes intuitively the need for love and the need for withholding emotional attachment so that the receiver may learn to grow in their own love.  This is the beauty of one who has experienced pain, loss, joy and success and still remains strong in their faith in humanity.

The Path of Sacrifice

Pisces is Mutable Water. These are the waters that are flexible in their movement and easily shift course in expansive and contractive pulse as needed. The Mutable energy is one of endings and beginnings. Endings of what is the last reserves which acts as space of emptiness to be filled and become the catalyst for the ebullient outpouring of a new stream. Pisces expresses this ability in its gift of being both the destroyer of unproductive shields that keep the wearer detached from their heart and the inspiration that shows that it is “okay” to be soft in your approach and open with your heart. Pisces will willingly sacrifice its own needs for the betterment of another’s.

Solar Month Magick

Enhances heart-centered action and intuitive opening:

Pisces is the twelfth sign of the Zodiac. The energy of Pisces is that of the emotions. This is the space of feeling so deeply that the self is put aside so that the other may shine. It is a sign of yearning for harmony, peace and love and will do everything in its power to avoid conflict.

Pisces is the place of idealism and the perception that everyone is love and deserving of being second (third and fourth chances). The past and the emotions that were crafted from sentimentality and romanticizing even the worst case scenario are the motivations that propel Pisces towards its goals; ever striving for the functional family that will replace the dysfunctional reality. Being of the quality of heart endeavors of a healing and providing a support-system based on unconditional love are the natural gifts of this sign.

The Solar Month of Pisces is an excellent time to begin the work of forgiveness and self-healing. Pisces is water through and through that relies on the experiences and energies of all of the signs preceding it to make informed decision about how and what form that Love may take.  Think on the image of the twin fish as the symbol of Pisces. The creatures move through waters that are murky and the images perceived are distorted in clarity. There is a great reliance on trusting the direction taken and relying on the collective consciousness of its species to provide the blueprint for life in a fluid environment. This is the core of Piscean strength; the ability to intuit through the cloudiness, and with sensitivity and instinct navigate realms that most would find unbearable.

The energy of this Solar month of Pisces is the finality of the Solar Year and signals the ending of one form of that wheel’s energy as it prepares to fluidly move into the dynamics of a newly birth Solar Year. Water gives way to Fires that spark with potential and the promise of a reformed iteration of a continuous cycle.  Aries will have mighty big shoes to fill, having emerged from the astrological sign of sacrifice and the unquestionable understanding of the inter-connectedness of all life that has arrived at this conclusion from the Mind that knows the negative product of neglecting the humanness in humanity.

The Piscean approach can be used for short-term projects, but is most effective for long-term workings. A goal, such as consciously calling into being your compassionate and understanding self would benefit from Pisces’ energy. Take some time to spend with yourself and simply allow the feelings to emerge as they will. Allow yourself the space of vulnerability and the gift of tapping into some deep waters that may have been left untouched for a while.

Similar to the New, Full and Waning cycles of the Lunar Month, beginning the working in the Solar Month of Pisces would be the first phase of making choice about how you wish to express yourself more fully as an emotional being. Let this aspect rise to the surface and don’t allow yourself to fall into doubt or second-guessing. Just allow it to flow.

Using the cycle of Water and those astrological signs of that element the next point of bolstering the energy would be during the Solar Month of Cancer. The Solar Month of Cancer provides the setting for where you may safely express this new you. Cancerian energy is that of family (not limited to biological) and home; where you find your supports and those who love you unconditionally. This is the model of what you wish to model for yourself.

Having finally arrived in the energy of the Solar month of Scorpio, the choice now offered is one of rising to the occasion or retreating in fear. Scorpio’s dynamic is do or die and in that realm of possibility is the gift of hiding those best aspects of your emotional self from the light or rising in all your glory; vulnerable and strong, weak and magnetic- all being of value and all claimed in your emotional power.

Lunar Magick: Arms Open Wide

Arms-Open

Use of Lunar energy in the astrological sign of Pisces provides the energetic principle of being able to understand and truly feel the energy around you. At times this can be overwhelming, but the gift is one of sensitivity to those you interact with and being able to soothe and diffuse the situation most often by listening.  Many people simply want to be heard and in the rush of our society we most often put on the mask of listening, but are multitasking internally. For Pisces, being fully present is a natural state and listening so that just the right words or actions can be offered in no different than the automatic function of  breathing.

Workings that require intuitive insight and the grace of forgiveness benefit from Pisces energy. Workings that encourage sensitivity and movement that is formulated on emotional response align well to Pisces lunar energy and can be modified and fine tuned in accord with the empathetic information received.

The New Moon of Pisces would be used to identify what needs forgiveness and what can benefit from a second chance that is infused from a loving perspective. Neptune is the ruler of Pisces and as master of the seas, you are permitted access to the deepest of emotional reserve. The image that comes to mind is that of the great dark abyss and the beautiful bioluminescent creatures that light that darkness. Dig deep in that darkness and see the beauty held within.

The Full Moon of Pisces allows the opportunity to fully infuse love and compassion into those emotional reserves to be brought into a dynamic that will guide and direct your future actions and responses. What was held in the past regarding the issue you selected is now of no importance. What is quickened now in the fullness of Mother Moon’s light is the seed of potential for what you wish it to become.

And, the energy of the Waning Moon in Pisces opens the floodgates of inner knowing and provides the opportunity to engage Jupiter’s energies as co-ruler of this sign. This is the dynamic of expanding on a good thing and contracting and holding back what is counter-productive.

Some Additional Astrological properties of Pisces

Keywords: Intuition, Understanding, Healing

The Archetype: The Healer is the archetype associated with Pisces. This is the healing of mind, body and will and soul as the waters of emotional flow carry and support the process of integration. This is the healer that excises what restricts and opens the floodgates within the individual to self-love and therefore prepares the way for collective love.

Pisces thrives on being of service and its methodology is one that requires vulnerability and trust. This space of trust is one that is the natural state for the Piscean energy, and its greatest success is derived from opening that level of trust in another.

Healing presents itself in many forms and those called healers are as diverse as those forms. The spirit of Pisces embraces all of these forms and when none are suitable for what is hoped to be accomplished, the healer and the healing will take on another, more effective form moving as easily from one to the other as the waters of the oceans that flow into inlet and channel.

Rules Astrological House:
The 12th House of the Zodiac, the House of Spirit

Moving through the Zodiacal Wheel’s energy, the First House is the singular “you” identified by your personality and who you are presently and who you who hope to become. The second House holds the possessions and things you have acquired that further define you. The Third House represents how you express yourself based on what you have learned of yourself (1st House) and what you have chosen to surround yourself with in the material world (2nd House). The Fourth House has taught the lessons of home and family; commitment and unconditional love for who we are now and who we hope to become. Arriving at the Fifth House we are now ready to emerge from the security of friends and family and stand courageously in the Light of the choices we have made, that have contributed to the crafting of this self. Moving on towards the Sixth House we are ready to give, to serve, to cultivate and to learn the lessons of harmonious interaction.

Moving next into the Seventh House we stand ready to gather to ourselves all that we have learned on the journey thus far and use it to explore new paths, learn new ways of being and open to the partnerships forged on a new chosen path. The Eighth House of Scorpio brings passion and emotional attachment to the equation. Awareness of the physical pleasures of being human underscores the journey. As we enter the Ninth House we are ready to initialize what those experiences have been as we load our bows with all that we hope to share and stir the will to action wherever the sights have been set. Jupiter, the ruling planet of Sagittarius stands at the ready to push the extremes and encourage stretching to the limits of what we perceive to be possible.

Continuing into the Tenth House and Capricorn’s reality revealed the effort required to re-claim and maintain the steady ground we stretched towards and sought in Sagittarius. Now, having come from this place of manifest stability, the mind and its dreams are able to project into the furthest reaches of possibility. These are anchored in the relationships we have built that serve as a reality check, when that projection moves beyond grounding. These dreams are further inspired by our interactions with others, at times in an observational stage and at other times, fully engaged in the wholeness of mind and heart. Aquarius provided the mental fortitude and now reaching the finality of a wheel that is whole in its intent, Pisces offers the finishing touches of heart and a depth of understanding that has been cultivated from a lifetime of experiences.

Color(s):

The colors of aquamarine and shimmering star-lit greys are those I associate with Pisces. These are the echoes of crystalline blue-green waters that are clear enough to fully enjoy the beauty of coral and fish that lay beneath. They are alive and brilliant in this inner knowing. The shimmering of moonlight and brilliant starlight reflected on the surface calls me to the place of silvery starlight. The endings of this realm of physical world and the beginnings of a new form of expression returning to star matter.

Mind, Heart and Everything In Between: Aquarius into Pisces

Can you see me now
Can you feel my pain
Can you understand all that I am
Can you hear my heart beat
Can you give me your understanding

Can you love me as I am
Can you love me and my weakness
Can you love me and my false pride

Can you love me
Can you love me

Your open arms tell me you love me

Pisces is the Twelfth sign of the Zodiac:

Seasonally, Pisces stands as the herald to the Spring (Northern) and Autumn (Southern) Equinoxes. Each is a space of endings just before the state of balance that next flows into a charged dynamic.

In the Northern Hemisphere, Spring promises the return of warmth, outdoors activities, the blossoming of flowers and the beginnings of planting the seeds for harvesting at the next half of the wheel. Winter’s hold is loosening and all that we gathered to ourselves in those long dark months now awaits rejuvenation.

The Southern Hemisphere celebrates the Autumnal Equinox, the pause of balance just before the harvest, stocking pantries for winter’s cold and diminished light and the return to warmth that is the hearth of family, friends and reconnecting at a more intimate level.

We stand at a point of choice about how we will acclimate to these futures and what plans we will make to align with these changes. This is the action of Aquarius as the inventive mind and the ability to plan and envision ourselves in the space of Spring’s growth or Winter’s great demise.

My Heart Will Find A Way

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We have crossed the mid-point in the Solar Year and are at the last gate of the 12 Houses of the Astrological signs. Each prior to this point has concerned itself with those aspects of our being that cultivate sense of self (Aries); sense of others (Taurus); expression of ourselves (Gemini); nurturing what we hold close to our hearts (Cancer); moving into our place of power (Leo) and claiming responsibility for taking a closer look at who we have become (Virgo); and finding that place of refinement through interaction. Scorpio marked the advent of self-knowledge and re-forming of what had come before as it is transformed and Sagittarius forged new connections as it moved purposefully beyond its comfort zone.

Capricorn offered the lesson of trial and error until the sure-footedness and confidence necessary to master manifest adversity was cultivated.  Aquarius carried us across the threshold of an electrically charged dynamic of light that revealed our all-loving nature, informed by the vision of who we are. Everything has primed and readied us to step into the compassionate self of Pisces. Endings of this Solar Year guides us towards realization of our Higher nature. Pisces reminds us that we are part of the collective of humanity, and what makes us most human is our ability to love and be loved in return.

 

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Other Posts to Re-read:

Temple of the Moon:

Full Moon in Pisces: The Analytical Heart
Full Moon in Pisces

Temple of the Moon

Day Eighteen: Waning Moon in Pisces-Meet Me at the Water’s

Day Seventeen: Looking for Compassion

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