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We made it through the Great Passage, the awakening that we were born to experience, digging up 26000 years of karma, the rewards and burdens of our past actions. This shift of the ages has taken us to the very core of consciousness, to the thoughts and impulses that seeded the direction of human consciousness since the last cycle began one Earth wobble ago.
If we feel a little dizzy in the process, it is understandable; we are excavating at levels to which we have access no more frequently than every 13000 years (when one of Earth’s solstices aligns with the Galactic Center). The doors are open to the Source, to the origin of awareness. It’s unfamiliar yet strangely familiar.
We may feel these things, but until there are anchors for that energy in the visible world, we can only work with them as vague and general influences. We feel the urges but can’t put words to them. We sense their importance but don’t know how to respond.
Slowly, they penetrate our energy system, moving into a tighter, denser spin to take on shape and form. We feel these energies in a variety of ways. They may affect our night travels and our dream state; they flow into the physical body and push out distortions and obstructions; they sweep emotions out of their path like a scythe in a field of wheat.
Eventually we find ways to incorporate them in our self-expression — we must if we are to end the separation between inner and outer reality. They ooze from us as words and music, painting and sculpture, a new business here, an invention there.
Higher Energies Reach Us Through the Planetary Portals
These only occur as the portals open to the tangible-visible world, so that the rarefied energies can flow into our lives. The portals are marked by the visible planets, whose energies are potentiated by their interaction. It is only through the interconnections of Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars and all the other bodies that they create the opportunities to manifest All that’s coming in to our sphere now.
In February, this draws our focus toward healing. We may grow weary of the processes of releasing what blocks the light and distorts our reality, but there is no remedy but to carry on. In the context of a time when we are removing 26000 years’ worth of garbage; when we are confronting the consequences of human fear-greed-separation, we can expect to spend some time clearing away the cobwebs that have enshrouded us. Not only do we have individual misperceptions to dispel, but we need to awaken from the cultural illusions that have held us for so long.
Our healing comes via the realm of Pisces, that diaphanous archetype that strives to reveal the spirit to us. This means that we can take on healing those parts of self that are distorted at the very highest levels where distortion can be found — our blueprint or Mother Matrix. Working through an issue on this level is like pulling a thread hanging from a mis-sewn jacket. We pull and pull, and more keeps coming forth. We pull the thread until to our horror the seam comes apart altogether, and only then do we realize that the only way we could mend the jacket was to start over again with that sewing.
The good news is that we’ve been pulling at the thread for a long time, and the old seam is almost completely undone. The scary part is that we were relying on that seam, and now what are we going to do? As the planets move through Pisces in February and March, we’ll uncover the possibilities.
2013 Brings Harmony
The planets of 2013 are creating a harmony that pervades the year, despite the thunderhead of transformation that towers overhead. We will feel the storm, but knowing it is there we can take measures to protect ourselves against it. What’s more, in 2013 we can see where the storm is taking us and align ourselves with its winds and water.
Two things happen that make this kismet with Pisces significant. First, the planets form a close cluster there; second, Mercury retrogrades in this sign to triple our benefits as it makes three contacts with several planets and connects with everything except Uranus. This has a way of unfolding yet another aspect of the healing process we’ve been engaged in since December 2010, where we seek and define our new niche in the world.
This process encompasses all things in our life, like glass in a kaleidoscope. Move one piece, and all the others shift. This is not an overnight process, a fact that we may lament as we realize that what we wanted to create is not yet finished. In the past, it seemed easier; in the past, we could go after what we wanted and accomplish it — or could we?
Maybe we’re going after what really matters now, and it matters because we’ve always wanted it but didn’t know how to get there.
Mercury Leads Us Through
This is the nature of our Pisces healing dilemma in a nutshell. Thanks to Mercury, we get a chance to make serious headway in removing obstacles and healing old wounds. At the same time, we get to move forward in areas that we’ve worked hard to develop.
As of this writing, Mars and Mercury have moved into Pisces and are encountering those sources of our spiritual growth, Neptune and Chiron. We’re more tuned in to the ocean of consciousness, to vague influences and remote possibilities. What we see (or create an image of) is what we get. Where we put our focus now is exceptionally important, because this is a formative period.
Mercury sends us signals starting February 8 in a rush of stimuli that lasts through the 13th. Then Saturn moves into the spotlight as it makes its retrograde station on the 18th, adding momentum to Mercury as it reaches its standstill on the 23rd.
Although this time is preparation for the new Mercury cycle that begins on March 4, it is also the ending of the cycle that started November 17 in Scorpio. February is a good time to look back over what we have accomplished since. What goals did you set? What remains undone? These matters are likely to come up during the retrograde so we have a chance to complete them. (To learn more about this cycle, get the guide.)
The Deeper the Wave, the Longer It Takes to Surface
For many of us, we may find possible events and outcomes keep being pushed further into the future. This is because of the depths that are available to us right now. The waves of influence have to go to the most profound levels, requiring us to deal with the full spectrum of energies and impulses. We learn more in the process but feel delayed.
The important thing to realize is that what we’re building is more penetrating and powerful than we think. What’s on the surface is the tip of an iceberg of transformation. We may see smaller waves breach and dive; we may see others who seem to give up on their dreams; we may encounter extremes of doubt and discouragement from within and outside us.
We need to hold to our original insight, born of the clarity of innocence. Yes, we will need to reshape and modify as we go; but we were not shown that vision to tantalize us with what cannot be. If we can dream it, we can be it. This time of healing is not a time of letting go of our vision, but of refining and defining it as we bring it into form.
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