“A Sufi story tells of a student who complains to his teacher about the cruelties of the world. The teacher replies,’Yes of course. but if it weren’t for the hidden work of those who imagine, dream, pray and act compassionately when the opportunity presents itself, things would be much worse.” Caroline W. Casey
‘You are not the oil, you are not the air – merely the point of combustion, the flash-point where the light is born.” Dag Hammarskjold
The many and varied cultures throughout the world value levels of consciousness differently. In the industrialized western world view, the cerebral approach is prioritized over a dream like, imaginative or reflective state. In many circles a sense of mystery seems to have vanished entirely.
This week and for much of this month, as planets transit through the ethereal sign of Pisces, is a good time to be more in touch with these dreamy, intuitive realms.
Venus in Pisces is conjunct Neptune this week. This combination is often seen in the charts of mystics and artists – like Michelangelo- who, in their work, are trying to make manifest a higher vision or an awareness of higher realms. It is a muse like energy – similar to when an artist receives inspiration from an intermediary to a source of inspiration. It governs platonic love – as seen in some of the stories of the Knights of the Round Table – where love for an unavailable woman inspired the brave deeds of the knights.
Neptune also rules illusion and disillusionment. It’s a good time to rethink moments or times when disillusionment has occurred or has a pattern of recurring, and if indicated, to find a better approach.
When Neptune has transited through the sign of Pisces before there has been an increased interest in spirituality on the planet. In more recent times during that period the knowledge and understanding of Buddhism and eastern spiritual practices spread throughout the western world.
One of the Sabian symbols for planets entering Pisces is,”Moonlit fields, once Babylon, are blooming bright.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill