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I have much to share with you all, yet I am not sure where to begin. So, I will start with the ending. This is going to be my last astrological post….well, in this format anyway. I have been writing astrology articles for 20 years now; and my intuition is guiding me to change my writing style and topics, so that it will appeal to larger audiences. I, so appreciate my astrology followers, but I have found they are a select few.  I have started working on a whole new blog where I will share much more personal information on how I practice “conscious living” on a daily basis.

As much as I love astrology, lately I’ve had trouble committing to writing my new and full moon posts, so I knew something needed to change. Many of my friends say they enjoy my astrological musing, but I feel like I’ve been more writing these posts for myself — to help me remember my connection to the larger world. I’ve been through a big change this past year, with my move half way across the country. I am starting to get comfortable here in the Kansas City area, but I am seeing that there are a few more changes, I need to make in order to lay a solid foundation, so to speak.

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I always find my life experiences, very much, follow the natural cycles of our planet and the skies above. Ahhh, so as I acknowledge my connection to the larger world, I can let go of my focus on learning about it all; and begin to really live my life. Yes, at 54 years of age, I still feel like I have been holding back on fully embracing my life; so the buck stops here, now! That’s where I am at and that’s enough on my personal learnings…to be continued in my new blog. Let’s get back to the energies and cycles of today that helped cultivate all the changes I’ve been making.

Here’s the lowdown on today’s 3 cosmic events. First, the Super New Moon takes place at 5:36 am edt at 29 degrees of Pisces followed with its total solar eclipse at 5:45 am edt. The eclipse will be seen fully only in the North Pole region of our planet, and partially in most of Europe and some parts of Africa. Then 13 hours later, when the Sun moves into Aries, the Spring Equinox takes place in the Northern Hemisphere and the Fall Equinox, in the Southern Hemisphere.

The overall message, of these three same day astrological events is its a time of major endings and new beginnings. A theme that I have been talking about for the whole last year. However, now we are hitting a big climax. I don’t think on a personal level, there will be a lot of shake-ups today. If you are consciously aware, you most likely have learned much from the many challenging energies in our midst over of the last year! I am referring mostly to the conflicting energies of innovative quick moving Uranus that seeks freedom and change for a more unifying world with those of powerful Pluto that has been busy breaking down outworn systems and structures. Together, the 7 passes of Uranus Pluto Square over the last 3 years (this link gives an in-depth look at the dynamics and timing of this planetary aspects) has pushed many of us to our limits and in turn gotten us to look at the deeper meaning of our experiences and take big leaps of faith even though we were shaking in our boots. Sound familiar?

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New Moons are a time to set intentions for the next Moon cycle. However, this is our second new moon in Pisces and it falls at the last degree of this dreamy artistic sign that is also the last sign in the astrological year. Much more going on here, but just for this morning, know you may feel a bit sensitive. Don’t fight your feelings. Acknowledge them and listen to your gut reactions. Don’t take others reactions personally. Give yourself space to use your imagination. It is not a time to escape into your dream world, but to expand your consciousness to see what visions want to take root. If you need some help in connecting to the more inspirational higher realms, I invite you to listen to music by Rosalind,”Return Again” or for tapping into your intuition, here’s a magical water gazing ritual to try.

For questions to seek answers to during your reflection time, you may want to review what you have learned since 2012 which is when the battling Uranus/Pluto energies began; or you may want to look back to  the beginning of March 1997 to  see what breakthroughs you were having back then. Pondering this latter date is to support you in connecting you with today’s eclipse. Solar eclipses are about  supporting us to make some deeper changes by seeing something that has been hidden, in the shadows. If you are not familiar with shadow work, I highly recommend reading and using the exercises in Debbie Ford’s “The Darkside of the Light Chasers” . There is usually something that needs to be let go of.  This process can take from 3-6 months after an eclipse.  May not sound all that fun, but ultimately the awarenesses of what has been blocking the way forward opens one to  know the true self.

Finally, let’s not forget about the Equinox. Thirteen hours after the New Moon Eclipse, the Sun bursts into impulsive Aries, the first sign of the zodiac at 6:45 pm edt. In the U.S., we greet the beginning of Spring. We also have customs and religious holiday during this time of year that speak to preparations for reawakening such as Lent, Easter, Passover and Ostara, the pagan rites of springtime. However, as you get ready to till your soil (prepare your body, mind) and plant your new seeds (intentions), I invite you to contemplate how you can commit to both these two closely tied energies of today — Pisces that encompasses ALL and yearns for completion; and Aries, the self centered initiator that loves a good fight.  Henry Seltzer of Astrograph Astrology shares so well why our society needs to look at these two energies together differently:”Why do we need both a mystical and a hard-nosed and practical, reality-based approach to geimages-3t us through? The logical mental powers that have achieved the glory and the headaches of our materialistic culture will not suffice to allow us to move beyond it. As once, the Great Chain of Being supported our souls, so too do we now need new models of Spirit to support our understanding of our place in history and our path of intentionality to move past our current difficulties on both a personal and a societal level.”

For seeing and understanding these two energies working together, I always find watching the movie, “The Peaceful Warrior” based on the book by Dan Millman so enlightening.

I end with grateful heart and give thanks from the center of my heart for all of you who have been reading my astrology posts. I send you many blessings for a new astrological year and Spring!   – Rev. Annika

 

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The New Moon in Pisces took place early this morning at 3 AM EST. New Moons are a great time to gain a new perspective and set new intentions for the month. We are now completing the astrological year and getting ready for Spring. So many of my friends, and myself included are so ready for Winter to be over, as we hear there is another snowstorm on the way for Sunday and Monday in the Northeast of the US. As Dory, “the happy go lucky fish” from Finding Nemo says “You Got to Just Keep Swimming!”

Such a fitting clip for today with the Sun, Moon in watery Pisces along with the planet Neptune aka “the King of the Waters”, and Chiron, a comet that teaches us about healing. So much is changing and shifting in our world right now. Seeing that for myself, as I plan to move halfway across the country later this year. This new plan came about because I was willing to let go of my resistances to a big change. Astrologically, Mercury just came out of out of retrograde yesterday and Mars, Saturn & Jupiter turn inward this week. So life may seem a bit unclear or having some of you doubting your direction right now. However, it is not a time to give up. It is a time to let go of what is not working. Give up only where you are resisting and go with the flow! Don’t let challenges  get you down, like another snowstorm.

Feeling a bit under the weather, unsure of what you need to do or feeling challenged by others, then take time to slow down and reflect this weekend. The Pisces New Moon is also inviting us to dream and use our imaginations. I am definitely tapping into the imaginary realms through movies this weekend. Yesterday while babysitting, I watched another wonderful children’s movie, “Rise of the Guardians“.  It definitely has so much to say on a deeper spiritual level. I found a blogger who couldn’t have said it better:

“The heart of the movie (Rise of the Guardians) is Jack Frost’s desire to know why he exists, why he was made, and why his life has meaning and value. The struggles of Jack Frost are the struggles of all humanity. He understands he is special, but he doesn’t understand the purpose of him being different from every other being on the face of the earth. As Jack Frost discovers his unique motivating purpose in life, the audience is reminded of their own unique value and worth”.            – Doug Bursch from his blog Fairlyspiritual

Simple Pisces New Moon Rituals: May be a lot to contemplate over one weekend…. yet, I encourage you to look beyond what is limiting you right now and just let yourself imagine your life with more positive outcomes. If you don’t like to meditate than ask for a dream before you go to bed tonight, on what part of your life needs some upliftment. Not a dreamer, than take a shower or bath and relax a bit. Make an intention that you are letting go of what no longer serves you. Pisces also rules victimhood and addictions so a magical time to release self sabotaging patterns. You may not know how to do this, but now is the time to have faith that you can do it! From yet another family movie classic, The Wizard of Oz: I love this quote that Glinda, the good witch said to Dorothy when she didn’t know how she was going to get back to Kansas. You can watch the clip here.

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This is my greatest lesson to date– to know I have my own power and use it wisely. I can see clearly that I spend so many precious minutes caught up in thinking that others are not being fair (one of my Libra traits). However, I  now realize, I have no control over others! I do need to speak up sometimes but more importantly, I am choosing to see what I do have control over — and that is my own emotions and thoughts. I choose peace now instead of getting caught up in lots of drama and unnecessary hurt. I own my own power which is love. If you can relate to my story, then it just might be time for you to go within and see how you need to use your own power. Also intend to stop blaming others and judging them for your challenges. Know that at a higher level, Pisces connects us with compassion, forgiveness and our deepest soul’s yearning to love unconditionally.

Last but not least, I want  to share with you how planning ties in with this new moon. You maybe asking planning??? with all these less tangible energies about. Yes, because of the retrograde planets, it is a time to re-evaluate. Thinking processes are becoming clearer  as new information may be at hand as Mercury begins forward momentum
after 3 weeks of being in backward motion. And with Saturn turning retrograde tomorrow, it is still a time to look at kitchen-garden-5_0lessons learned and taking care of unfinished business. With Spring approaching later this month, think of it as a time to look at the seeds you want to bloom this Summer and coming Fall. Prepare the Soil, Lay your foundation.Interesting, Christians begin Lent this week which literally means preparation — getting ready for Easter and Spring. Pisces is the end and the beginning…about the  Oneness of all life, so the higher realms and our earthly life are all connected. So let yourself flow and imagine in the mysterious waters of life yet also give yourself time over the next month to review your daily plans for the coming new Season. I am actually making my plans to go to “the land of Oz”, aka Kansas City for Easter to plant some new vibrant blooms in my life. To help you plant your Pisces new intentions, I leave you with one of my favorite songs that is great for contemplating any season of life:

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