Mercury and Neptune

“Hope is a memory of the future.” Gabriel Marcel

Mercury is newly in Pisces and one of the Sabian symbols associated with this is, “Moonlit fields, once Babylon, are blooming white.” This symbol is a reminder of spring with the potential for rebirth and a return to hope, openness and innocence that can be present in each new start.
Mercury will transit close to Neptune- the planet of dreams and creative visualization- through the 29th.

It is wise to set aside sometime to return to your world of dreams and to create a space for a hopeful new start. Neptune is associated with a “lost Eden.” It also bodes well to reclaim lost dreams in order to create a form for them in your life now from a perspective of increased wisdom.

It is a good time to visit places that are sources of inspiration to you.
“The earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sabian symbol quote from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom, other quotes from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra

Jupiter Opposes Pluto

“Some beliefs are like blinders, shutting off the power to choose one’s own direction. Other beliefs are like gateways opening wide vistas for exploration.” Sophia Fah

In a recent lecture by astrologer and author Lynn Bell she described the dynamics of the powerful Jupiter/Pluto opposition now in play as “something has to die so that something else can grow.” The planetary alignment suggests that what has to die involves foundational philosophies or beliefs that have been carried to this point that need to be transformed – deepened by understanding and wisdom- and evolved. These beliefs can be ancestral in nature or be related to family, religious and cultural influences that can be seen as inauthentic or no longer true in your life.

David Whyte has written about this in his book The Heart Aroused, “So much of our experience is predicated on the consciousness with which we enter it – our future possibilities already mortgaged to past limitations.”

Saturn and the North Node are in close proximity now. It is as if we are at an important way station on a journey and it bodes well to use discrimination about which personal beliefs we are taking forward and which ones need to be left behind.

Sophia Fah Quote from her book “It Matters what you Believe”

New Moon in Pisces

“Faith is some truth that you heartfully merge with. It’s like compassion, the merging. Belief is a system of the mind and the mind is part of the ego…If you have faith then grace will stay and it is real.” Ram Dass

The New Moon on Saturday March 1 is at 10 degrees of Pisces. One of the Sabian symbols for this placement is “Men Traveling a Narrow Path, Seeking Illumination” and another is “An Examination of Initiates in the Sanctuary of an Occult Brotherhood.” It is a good time to commit to growing the amount of faith and hope in your life, to commit to developing a deeper connection with your spiritual system and to be increasingly open to guidance related to your life mission.

“Faith is not merely a way of knowing: it is a way of participating.” Robert Ellwood

Sabian symbol references from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom, Ram Daas quote from his book Fierce Grace and Ellwood quote from his book The Cross and the Grail. All times mentioned are EST.