I am trying to return to my schedule, but it’s still difficult toggling responsibilities due to the research for content. I’m actually off kilter. I should have done Aquarius this week, but made a mistake. Next week is Aquarius! Take a dive with me via the underlined hyperlink text.
The title speaks to the upward ascension of the heavenly Christ versus the mundane descent of the Antichrist. The aeon old tale of higher and lower natures is written into the Zeitgeist of Pisces representative of creation via the Light of the World acting as a revealing Light of Life itself. Pisces like all zodiac signs is a sign of duality whereby the perfect manifestation of God/Goddess within humanity is demonstrated. The blending of the soul in matter produces a perfected individualized soul with the human being manifesting God/Goddess in a destined expression.
Pisces instructs one to go forth in matter commanding that the soul utilize its instrument during the earlier stages of evolution within the polarity of personality. Through the personality the soul is experienced as separate thus our mind creates an idea of separation known as our ego which sustains the veil of illusion through fear rather than love. Humans create the very illusions which keep them asleep until an important awakening happens in Pisces.
Humanity has to integrate the ocean of human suffering instead of hoping to escape, transcend, or run from it which is their greatest challenge. Most of us are easily deceived by mere superficial appearances and we do not have the spiritual maturity to see reality as it really is. Our spiritual eyes are still closed and we believe what we see/hear continuously living in a fearful and reactive level of consciousness.
When Christ overcame death and became the world savior collective humanity was participating in tests which carry their self will of their collectivized personality up into the region of Divine will with an end result of inspiration via emergence of a world savior.
Pisces is in fact a symbol of death and finality be it physical or psychological. A transformation so vital and basic is initiated by the disciple where after the death of personality and the killing out of desire they go on towards death unto an eternal resurrection if non-attachment and liberation of the soul for service upon a cosmic scale can be manifested.
Pisces is a Water element ruled by Neptune as Lord of the Oceans representing a death by drowning releasing humanity. Three planets are important when we look to the human experience in Pisces. Jupiter and Neptune act as custodians of the exoteric level while Pluto is the custodian of both esoteric soul level and consciousness via the hierarchical level.
Neptune is the influence of Pisces with regards to humanity as a whole and not just the individualized self, but this only takes place towards the final stages of the discipleship. Neptune in Pisces can be described best as one of being swept away by the ocean, going with the flow, and falling deeper into glamour, illusion, and escapism. Neptune’s job at personality level is to dissolve limiting physical and mental conditions which impede the influx of spirit in physical matter in the form of Universal love where we once again remember the oceanic nature of our consciousness. Our Divinity lives within experiences via individual physical incarnation.
Pluto begins in duality in Greek mythology as Hades representing death or the region of death as well as giver of wealth before custodianship over all that lies beneath the surface of the Earth including graves and all of the Earth’s riches are reaped which further includes the fertility of our soil and the wealth of Earth’s gems. At our core a jewel is an inner light which is carried over beyond death. Through Pluto the destroying power of the death of desire, personality, and of all which holds humanity between the pairs of opposites is actualized in order to achieve the final liberation. Pluto never destroys the consciousness aspect rather it is the great revealer stepping in to bring the conditions for the final transformation at soul level in Pisces.
Jupiter in Pisces fuses soul and personality seen as the two fishes magnetically tied to each other. Our soul feels an obligation to serve and uplift its personality. Jupiter in Pisces represents both unconscious and conscious fusion synthesizing the incarnated human soul in the Ocean of Substance. The human soul goes forth into matter with an expectation of satisfaction which comes inevitably when humanity learns to desire nothing for their separated self. Wanting nothing humanity is fit to have everything.
In this way we begin to more closely identify with our inner light as that which continues beyond death. Pluto brings the cycle of life to an end and Neptune ensures we carry with us as much illumination as is possible. The mantra of Pisces is I leave the Father’s home and turning back I save.
The vital role in this awakening process is for humanity to purify their thoughts and intentions to rise up from fear and learn to focus and direct Sacred Heart energy to invite others to fully mature, awaken, and join in the fulfillment of Divine purpose. The fully awakened Sacred Heart acts as pacemaker for awakening humanity. The soul in Pisces becomes a liberated radiant expression of a world savior. The developmental cycle is complete and the soul is now fully mature ready to fulfill Divine purpose.
From within esoteric Judaism and Christianity we see this best in the month Adar. Purim during Adar exemplifies a metamorphosis of the Jews’ apparent bad fortune to good. Adar augments one with joy. Purim marks a high point in joy for an entire year. The Jewish calendar year begins with the joy of the redemption of Passover concluding with the joy of the redemption at Purim for it is joy which breaks through all barriers.
When I was a grocery store cashier one location had a large influx of Jewish clients so during Purim I was routinely given homemade Hamantaschen by repeat female customers who knew I had Ashkenazi Jewish lineage. They had a way of sneaking them in and passing them to me during the checkout process of their orders. Mostly management did not want food or drink at your check stand. Bugs, spills, etc. One grocery store I worked for had year round latkes I often bought to eat. A previous blog post explained this masquerade via participation mystique. Below is a recipe I am including.
My wealth altar used to be designed differently and harnessed the energy of the Empress as well it had a green and gold Mardi Gras mask which I have since thrown away in the trash a long time ago for particular reasons I won’t disclose here as part of a letting go ritual with it’s modern design. It is not unlike the Celtic astrology I have discussed as the Holly with the California king Oak tree bed I inherited at my maternal grandfather’s passing with Duir. Different cultural concepts with perceived similarities which may be subjective or objective.
It is an argument of understanding how languages evolved. Being that the world wide web is awash in a lot of stigmatization across a variety of cultures with finger pointing you will find I’m particular about trying to get people to stop spreading “ignorance.” Everyone’s walk or journey in life is pretty personal. I’m learning I prefer to be solitary despite my complaints of it feeling rather lonely from time to time (abandonment/orphan archetypal energies) and not within any spiritual group per say. In my views people who form cliques start to suffer with their share of power struggles or even have work they need to do on their own ego inflation still individually (superiority/inferiority complexes left largely unresolved). The proverbial know-it-alls which I don’t consider myself either. I’m constantly re-educating myself. I read somewhere you can’t take anything at blind faith so you should experiment or test everything in life so as to form your own conclusions. I’m also keeping politics out of this because the world wide web is a hot mess. Yes, I’m watching you.
For those questioning the Book of Esther here is a brief metaphysical breakdown.
- Esther is a dissolving power of spiritual love which acts as an antidote for dictatorial will. Esther with all of her relatives, the Jews (spiritual thoughts), join in a fast denying all selfish desires out of love before utilizing it to soften an imperious will. Love consciousness stands in the inner court of one’s being and it is unselfish love which is fearless because of its forgetfulness of self. When approached with the correct attitude one touches the highest point of understanding of Divine law eradicating the idea of separation.
- Mordechai is a victorious spiritual power working within each soul for full redemption where humbleness always marks a truly great individual or idea leading to repentance or turning away from error and a resolute turning to Truth. Mars as God of War indicates an overcoming power here.
- Haman stands for the activity of one’s carnal consciousness known as the Adversary which gives itself up particularly to working against one’s spiritual thoughts and tendencies. The highest spiritual beliefs and aspirations are metaphysically seen as the Jews.
This relates to the Hebrew letter Qoph meaning monkey as a representation of laughter during Adar. This monkey in the face of humanity signifies a masquerade. Before the miracle of Purim God/Goddess hid his/her face from their children. Within the entire story of Purim in the book of Esther we never find God’s/Goddess’ name; not even once. By hiding one’s true identity and pretending to be someone else our innermost essence of our true self becomes revealed. During Purim one reaches the level of unknowable head where the head which has no knowledge or gnosis of itself is not known to others. It is an existential state of total hiddeness of self from self for the purpose of giving birth to one’s ultimate self anew.
The truly infinite essence of God’s/Goddess’ transcendent light entering into a finite context of physical reality is revealed in full to soul. The concept of a World to Come or tikun rectifies worry. The root of “to worry” is a time of Nechemiah where unobservant Jews desecrated the holiness of their Sabbath by selling fish in the market of Jerusalem. These fish turned into excessive worry over earning a livelihood. In the opposite direction the fish symbolizing the joy of Purim converts all of the worry in the heart of humanity into the ultimate joy of redemption with a new birth of self from this unknowable head.
Qoph means eye of a needle with a secondary meaning of monkey which references our physical body with its associated animal nature. The back of the head is where our visual centers are located beside the cerebellum and medula which maintain bodily homeostasis even when we sleep. Sleep allows a transformation of our bodies from animal to spiritual being. Get enough sleep each night and you will no longer lose consciousness when asleep rather you consciously function out of the body at that time.
The sense is laughter where Purim takes be fruitful and multiply turning it into an archetypal personification of laughter in the face of the fear and awe of God/Goddess who shall laugh or metamorphize into an exuberant laughter at the festival of Purim.
The spleen is considered the seat of black humor (Phlegmatic Melancholic over here) and the source of all states of melancholy and despair. Adar and Purim transmute this to happy thoughts; the funniest joke of all!
Fish are symbols of what may be obscure in your life. Fish spirit and the Water element enhance your level of fertility and femininity enabling you to enjoy prosperity and good luck. In Africa fish may be venerated as a source of health. The fish and other sea creatures held hallowed positions in the rituals of the Divine Mother as connected with inspiration, infinite wisdom, the power of prophecy, and unity in the community.
Fish represent abundance when it comes to reproduction as fish breed at a very high rate so it’s often given as a gift to a newly married couple to represent good luck especially to the bride. Fish asks you to face important decisions, use your psychic powers, tune into your emotions, and create harmony in your life.
The dolphin motif in the sand castle image above was to represent the myth of Amphitrite. You’ll find her as asteroid 29 if you ever choose to chart her. Amphitrite represents where you feel unworthy of the affection of others, where you see yourself vulnerable to others, and where you are shy in expression displaying difficulties in showing the energy of the house/sign she is located. This is your elusive imaginative qualities you struggle to express. Where do you give up your power? This asteroid can show how you like to be pursued in romantic relationships. It also symbolizes seeking relationships yet desiring to keep your power strong and individualized.
To keep this simple the natal placement for myself was 9th House Cancer 4°, transiting 2nd House Sagittarius 7°, and progressing to 9th House Cancer 23°. I won’t be going as in depth with these degrees today. The natal degree takes us from arguments or being bullied to imbalances where one tries to get one over on the weaker of the species which triggers the chart holder to advocate for the underdog in life. The transiting degree says that problems might arise via the nature of Cupid. I seem to be sensing the annoyances of projection here. After all Cupid/Eros can ignite an all-consuming passion in his archetypal role. This was in fact not always a good thing in Greek mythology. The other gods were aware of the troubles that Cupid’s arrows tend to spark (Daphne and Apollo). The progression speaks to shared knowledge, but cautions against propaganda. How we describe something creates the potential for wider access by the collective. The question of this degree lies in if the chart holder feels required to censor themselves to appease the status quo and be accepted by others.
Happy Sunday! Tomorrow we begin a new week and it’s also a New Moon in Aquarius. 🏝️🐚🏄🏻♀️