Its been nearly a year since my last post. Really? It’s true. The current challenge is to remember how to create a post with the publisher’s format changes. If this makes it to the web, it means it got figured out. What to write here after so many physical and mental challenges. What have I learned? Where have I been and where am I going? Strange to feel a huge fog about all of that and today looking at astrology realizing there’s an exact nodal return! Ti’s it any wonder that feeling of strangeness that haunts me? Not that my direction (if there’s to be one) is any clearer.
I thought it fitting to make a post of some type to mark the occasion. Will this be of any interest to anyone else? Probably not but will allow the fingers to keep dancing over the keyboard here anyway.
Suddenly the mind is singing part of the Sleepy Eye Joe lyric, “Where’d you come from, where’d you go?” Ha! The answer is that I don’t know. Watching the mind has been a good part of this year’s pastime. Mine wants to solve problems and if it can’t figure one to solve, it creates one. So much for my meditations these days; yet the occasions that I do ‘sit’ are more peaceful than ever in the past.
Health challenges have aided my ‘going within’; sometimes, having no choice but that. It is so often said that life is the teacher — no need to look for a guru or read a book. And honoring life as ‘the’ teacher has been part of the dynamic for the past few years. Sometimes a strict taskmaster such that it can be.
The Russian war aggression disturbs the psyche of course and there the teacher appears again. Watching the news with tears in my eyes sends me straight away to my watercolor painting area or to the meditation cushion.
Best to end this now wishing any reader who stumbles upon this a day of composure and strength. That is the wish for my own self today as well.
The transiting Sun just entered Pisces as I write this post. The exact time was yesterday 2/18/20 at 11:58 pm Eastern. If you were born with your Sun in Pisces, Happy Birthday! What could a Sun transiting through Pisces mean for the rest of us?
Before attempting to answer that, the reply should actually be qualified by what house (s) contain the sign of Pisces in your birth chart and what aspects (connections to) other transiting or birth planets affect its energy.
That said, generally speaking here, I will review transiting Sun in Pisces in common terms so as not to complicate matters.
The basics. The Sun travels around the zodiac (all the houses in the chart) or if you prefer the dictionary definition of zodiac, an imaginary band in the heavens centered on the ecliptic that encompasses the apparent paths of all the planets and is divided into 12 constellations or signs each taken for astrological purposes to extend 30 degrees of longitude.
So Sun has just moved through 30 degrees of the previous constellation of Aquarius and into Pisces. Basic meanings of the Sun itself include phrases such as where a person shines or one’s purpose on an external world/visible level. Sun rules the 5th house of a chart and thus is associated with creativity and vitality. While the Moon relates more to the inner world of moods/emotions, the Sun relates more so to the outer world of personality/ego. The Sun is connected with the archetype of how one identifies one’s self and how one wishes to be seen by others. The Sun is associated with one’s will and determination.
So how do those Sun qualities out-picture the sign of Pisces? What can you or I expect to affect those qualities in our own life when the Sun moves into Pisces?
I will attempt to use my own chart as a reference here and hope that doing so will add to the reader’s understanding of astrology. There is a need for me to sort of meditate, contemplate, or sit with the combination of a Sun/Pisces blend in order to receive some insight about how I can answer that for myself.
Recall that Pisces is ruled by Neptune (ruler of the 12th house) and so those qualities relate to dreaminess, spirituality or higher-consciousness, the subconscious, as well as escapism and confusion. I always think of Pisces in relation to a need for discernment or the flip side of that the delusions associated with a lack of trust.
Here one has to remember that the house of the planet and sign has an influence as well as the ruling planets. Astrology is like synchronizing energy. Personally, that’s why I like it since I enjoy reading those energy signatures. But in this post, I’m going to try to keep it simple if I can.
So a blend of will, determination, and purpose combined with spirituality or spiritual path — for me, that’s how I see the Sun in Pisces energy affecting my life. I used my intuition as I combined those qualities as well as my own current life experience. As I considered the Sun transiting in Pisces in my life now, there has been a shift in how I’m doing daily meditation.
It does require some application of will but not too much since meditation is not to be tight or contain too much concentration. So that will and that purpose (Sun)combined with the mind/higher consciousness and spiritual path (Pisces) makes sense in my life at this time. Revisiting a meditative focus on the jhanas(deeper states of meditative concentration) on more profound levels than at previous times in my life is my overwhelming calling at this time. And a recent intuitive calling to do this does relate with the timing of this Sun in Pisces transit.
You can go to www.astro.com to create your own birth chart for free *(of course, you must know your time of birth) in order to determine where (what house) the Pisces Sun is transiting in your chart.
In my case, the transiting Sun in Pisces has just entered my 7th house (relationships to others) and will touch into my 8th house before the Sun moves into Aries. Issues related to my 7th house of relating to others may come into play for me between now and mid-March when the Sun moves our of Pisces. That last part has to be kind of general leastwise if it isn’t there will be an entire chart interpretation to follow.
One last piece that could be added is that the transit will trigger the birth Sun area and pull that dynamic into the scene. For me, that’s my 2nd house Libra Sun, Neptune, Moon stellium in Libra. So lots of Libra energy connections affecting what I value in the world and how I relate to myself as well as others especially with regard to my spiritual purpose and how I use my will to express it or enhance it.
I hope this reflection on the Pisces Sun Transit blog post will interest readers new to astrology and be helpful to anyone who may stumble upon this.
Yes, well, I did put an exclamation point after that word in the heading. I finally figured out how to add a “sign up for blog form” on my newer website (JoyStarPsychicAstro.com). I’ve been told that the Goog likes websites that continually add content. Therefore, I created a blog for astrology on that website but the WordPress theme I’d chosen for that website didn’t have a widget for that. All that means in WordPress terms was that an RSS needed to be created and linked to it. Sounds easy? It wasn’t–not for me anyhow.
Slow brain here (getting old) that’s not to computer savvy resulted in way too many hours invested to achieve the goal. But today? Yes, today! Finally, I have it (mostly) figured out. I signed up for my own astrology blog post and it actually arrived in my email box! Thus the reason for the exclamation point in the header subject.
Below I have included are some of the recent astrology posts that were part of my herculean efforts. I hope someone out there will find them useful.
Once you are on the website, you may like to sign up for the astro blog posts. I’m no astrological whiz kid but share what I know.
I will continue to blog here, however, and will remain at sending out my newsletters “Thoughts Along The Path” as well.
Here are links to the most recent astrology posts . . .