If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
Hello friends. Well it’s that time again; Lent and Sun in Pisces. It’s generally not my favorite time of year. I have Saturn in Pisces in my natal chart, and historically I’ve gone through some rather tough times during March. Looking at Pisces energy itself, it rules the astrological 12th house which is related to places of confinement such has jails, asylums and hospitals, and also to karma and the subconscious. It has also been referred to as the “garbage bin” of the wheel or psychic/psychological dumping ground, thought that isn’t an entirely fair assessment, as it is a rather complex realm. It is also the house of cosmic consciousness, dreams, awakening and transformation.
It is quite fitting that before we go through the rebirth and ascension of Spring and Easter, we would need to do a little spiritual housecleaning first. Even if you do not identify as a Christian and participate in the practice of Lent, the energy of cleansing and personal sacrifice are definitely in the air while the Sun is in Pisces. It is important that the sacrifices we make are healthy and fruitful. We need to be mindful of the difference between genuine caring and compassion for others, and when we are being used badly or taken advantage of. To Pisces energy and its opposite Virgo, this is a energetic area that can easily and almost effortlessly fall into shadow territory. As the wonderful Lama Yeshe used to say, “Check up!” dear friends. Continue reading