It’s a New Moon in Pisces on Monday March 11, 2013 at 3:50pm EDT.
Now we’re finally in daylight saving time and spring is just over a week away.
A lot of personal energy is focused in the spiritual sign of Pisces right now, with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Chironand Mars all accompanying Neptune, the ruler of Pisces. That’s 7 heavenly bodies in Pisces. Since February 23 Mercury has been retrograde traveling backwards in Pisces, connecting closely with these personal planets. It’s been an important time to reconsider our personal spiritual paths.
In the broader picture of spirituality in our material world, the Pope resigning has been getting a lot of attention in the news, of course. This seemingly sudden transformation of a figurehead of such a long reigning institution puts the Church front and center. The transfer of power and all the baggage that the Church has accumulated has many people reconsidering what exactly the Catholic Church, and religion, symbolizes and represents in our current society and how dogma and spiritual ideals are in tune, or out of tune, with humanity today. The process of choosing the next Pope as well as figuring out how to go forward with all its scandals fits well with this Mercury retrograde period. A slightly clearer understanding and direction will start to reveal itself after the 17th, when Mercury begins moving direct again. Remember though, Pisces does bring delusion and the fog can hang thick. Some have said the Pope’s resignation signifies the end of the age of Pisces.
Jupiter, signifying religious institutions, is also in difficult position to Mercury retrograde in Pisces now. It will be interesting to see what kind of challenges, twist, turns and revelations come forward as the world’s largest religious institution gets a new leader. Difficult decisions and reconsideration may lead to eventual transformation, but with this astrological turning point keeping the forbidden things shrouded in mystery and hidden behind the veil is the more likely path forward. The transformation of the institution itself is important, but more importantly are the personal choices the general population makes about how they relate to spirituality now, regardless of which religious beliefs on does, or does not, ascribe to.
With the Sun in Pisces though, the fog may lift in some of our lives, but we will have to be honest about how we approach our personal spiritual paths. The bridge between our everyday lives in the material world and spirituality isn’t clear now. Much of this lack of clarity has to do with the battle between right and wrong according to so many different systems of belief that put pressure on us to conform to what we are told to believe.
Finding new ways that don’t depend on the hard coded dogma of an institution will likely resonate with us more than ever now. We are growing up.
Did you know we have New Feature Updates that showcases many new updates like this on our homepage?
To feel spiritual now, a more personally relevant approach to life will help you see spirituality infused in the material world. Projecting your own way of magical thinking into the world and connecting to arts, architecture, flowers and nature that speaks to your soul will bring you in tune with spirit. Entering the realm of spirit through meditation will take you further into personal connection with divinity than standing up and sitting down on cue in the pews will.
Spending time with the sun on your face, your eyes closed and a few deep breaths will be more enlightening than going through the motions in an institution. Pay attention to your daydreams and your dreams. The messages are deeply personal and significant for you now. Discuss dreams on the Symbolic Living Forum here.
Amethyst is a good stone to work with now.
Astrology and Easter: Easter Sunday (March 31) is always celebrated on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon (March 27) after the Spring Equinox (March 20).
It’s a pivotal time to reconsider trusting your internal, personal, intuitive connection to spirituality, rather than having an established organization dictate your spiritual ideals, beliefs and the difference between right and wrong for you. If you believe something because of peer pressure, but it doesn’t really resonate as true, you should rethink the situation.
Jupiter asks us to see the truth through challenging the status quo now. It is important to realize now that the truth is not monopolized by a formal institution to be accessed by you only through a mediator. The truth is within you. Your heart knows. Unfortunately, knowing the truth is present within the creation of the universe itself is often forgotten. The astrological climate now implores us to realize we are not dependent on someone else telling us what to think and believe. A personal relationship with spirit is where the truth is. The answers are within you. Being a manifestation of the divine universe, the code of the Divine is within your DNA, in your soul, in the natural world, and the universe.
Saturn is retrograde now, since February 18th. It’s an important time to consider our financial borrowing habits and debt in the light of living a more spiritual life. How are your debts, and financial karmic choices holding you back from living a more spiritual, authentic life? It’s a very good time to look over your budget and think of how you want to transform your relationship to finances.
As mentioned, Trust is a major issue now with corruption in so many major institutions. This includes religious, governmental and financial institutions. Accountability is becoming more of a focal point in our society. People don’t have the trust they once had, and this is pivotal in our understanding how to transform into a more responsible society as a whole. Audits are frequently revealing that the books are lacking in truthful and accountable behavior. With Saturn retrograde in Scorpio, expect to see intentionally being hidden beneath the rug to be investigated.
Now that Spring is on it’s way, we will start to see more of the light. The Sun moves forward into Aries in just a little over a week, bringing us the Spring Equinox; the Astrological New Year.
Mars moves into Aries on Tuesday, March 12. How appropriate, Mars rules Aries, what a great placement preparing us for the Spring Equinox to bring renewed vitality and energy to our lives.
Finding your personal truth and reaching towards the light will bring you closer to a meaningful, spiritual life. Enjoy the Sun and renew your spiritual journey.
For frequent astrology updates and more.
Be sure Follow us on Twitter
Follow our new Features blog
Also follow us on Google+ for regular updates
This forecast has been written by Symbolic Living. © 2013. All rights reserved.
This article is not to be copied or republished without express written permission.
Stay tuned for our regular installments of New Moon and Full Moon Forecasts by Symbolic Living.