Dear Friend and Reader:
The Moon is now approaching first quarter phase, halfway between last week’s New Moon and next week’s Full Moon. However, the New Moon was a total solar eclipse in Pisces, and the coming Full Moon is a lunar eclipse.
Speaking in practical terms, this is the moment to act on your intentions. It’s true that in our great, vast, creative universe, everything is possible all the time; though there are especially lavish moments, and the ability to see them is why we use astrology.
We could call out many themes from this pattern of eclipses (I have described the recent Pisces eclipse in this article).
The space between two eclipses is a moment when the physical world is particularly flexible, and subject to creative intentions. Eclipses are moments to both establish new patterns and release old ones. That’s what makes them especially fertile events.
We are building toward a Full Moon, which means you can hitch your wagon to that pony and pick up the momentum. Grab anything in motion while it’s within reach.
Your weekly horoscope is below.
Miracle Hour Episode 6: The Illusion and the Reality of Love
Dear Friend and Listener:
In today’s edition of The Miracle Hour [play episode here], I look at Chapter 16 of ACIM, titled “The Forgiveness of Illusions.” Part IV, The Illusion and the Reality of Love, discusses the differences between love and hate, and their relationship to reality.
Miracle Hour is distributed weekly to the Pacifica Radio Network and is a project of Planet Waves FM. Music, as ever, is by Vision Quest. The program is 59 minutes.
Pisces: Immersion in Vivid Potential
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Dear Friend and Reader:
There is so much happening in Pisces right now that I added an extra section to your birthday reading. This is a series of four recordings, which look intimately at the themes that are likely to be arising in your life.
In the first section, I do a kind of guided meditation and overview of what makes this turning point so distinctive. This is likely to be a moment of culmination of many years of effort, crisis or delay. I take the territory gently.
Oooooooh Eric, this is brilliant. Like you are in the room with me talking about the goings on in my life and psyche. — Ramona Thiessen
Then in the second section I cover the vast array of planets in Pisces. I give enough detail to make it interesting to those with astrological literacy, but never so much that someone not trained will lose the narrative. This covers personal and relational matters.
In the third section I focus on the 10th house — Sagittarius, which represents your professional aspirations. Saturn is making its once per 29 year visit to your career house. And Mars will soon be there. Finally, in the fourth section, I cover the Uranus-Eris conjunction — and then I do a tarot reading for you.
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Forge photo by Kevin Wood.
Aries (March 20-April 19) — If you have the sensation that something unusual is brewing, or that you’re about to reach a major turning point in your life, you are correct. Yet you may not have a clue how brilliant a moment this can be, or how excellent an opening you have before you. The best way to prepare for this opportunity is to be aware of what you usually forget or brush aside. For example, make a list of all the patterns that seem to hold you in their grip, the ones you always say you want to change. The most important will involve relationships. I can sum up your three-month outlook as such: you seem to be growing larger than your relationships can contain. Either you must shrink (not really an option), your relationships must grow, or you must admit that they are outgrown. Growth — in ginormous leaps and bounds — is what’s happening. You and the world must take notice.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Your guiding planet Venus is now in one of its favorite spots, Pisces. Think back just a few years and consider how far you’ve come in a short time. Consider the options you now have open, and the gifts you’re able to give and receive. Some of them involve friends. Others involve supporting yourself doing what you truly love. If you don’t feel that way, be bold, and first admit what you want. Remember what you’re good at, and what you love. Then take the step of actually doing something about it. People are likely to be receptive now in ways they may not have seemed so before. Do not wait for opportunity to come knocking. You are the one who must push the door open and explore the new spaces of your life. Clue: start with the people who you know care about you the most.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — As someone once wrote, in the empire of the senses, you are the queen of all you survey. Therefore, take total responsibility for your destiny. As the captain of your own ship, you determine where you sail. As the CEO of your own life, you set your agenda and your mission. It’s true that this is the thing everyone dreams of doing, but that so few actually accomplish. You might ask yourself whom you would be betraying if you were to step up to the challenges of living and take control. Do not fear the jealousy of others, and brush off any resentment others may project at you — or that you fear others may be harboring. To really live takes courage. You must do for yourself everything that your parents did not do. Most of all, it’s necessary to stop waiting for some moment to arrive and decide that you have arrived in this very moment, ready to embrace your existence fully.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The astrology of the past few weeks, and of the foreseeable future, is encouraging you to let go of your old concept of what your life could be. A new vision is ready to throw its arms around you and welcome you. To accept that offering will require an act of faith. Or, said more accurately, you must inspire yourself with a daily expression of your faith in yourself, which involves being courageous in the face of what seems to be unknown. You actually know more than you think you do. You possess greater wisdom than you imagine as of yet, and the potential for accomplishment on another scale of reality than you are accustomed to. Practice taking a wide view of your life. Look from side to side instead of just straight ahead. Consider the possibility that everything you have learned so far has been preparation for a time in your life marked by truly beautiful achievements.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Keep simplifying your affairs. Remember what is really of actual value, which begins with companionship, a dry roof and food to eat. If you have that much, count yourself not just lucky but as extremely fortunate. You will send a message to the people closest to you about what really matters. Notions of commitment, abstract ideas about money, and people passing their burdens to you need to be seen as the irrelevancies they are. Simple means sticking to what is tangible. If you are happy, you have the power to be even happier. If you are in any way struggling or feeling burdened, you have the potential to get clear and make clear decisions. Give back to others what belongs to them. Take on only responsibilities that are truly your own. The concept of net worth is meaningless in comparison to the value of your soul, and what you have to offer the world.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — It may take some time for the recent revelation about a relationship or partnership to sink in. But don’t let it take too long. You know everything you need to know, and you very likely know what you want to do. Only you can grant yourself the freedom of choice. Nobody will hand it to you; nobody can give you permission to live your life, except yourself. Ask yourself what you actually owe people; think this through a few times, and if necessary, pay up. It’s essential to remember that you are not responsible for the burdens or the karma of others — unless you choose to be. And in that choice you would need to be guided by a really good reason. It’s more than enough that you are wholly responsible for your own life. Most people never even get to that point of maturity. You have arrived.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — I would remind you yet again that your physical health and your emotional health are one and the same. Remember this for all your days, but especially remember it now. The feelings you feel have direct effects on your physical state of being. To get a handle on your physical health, you must begin with your emotional health — and that is now more tangible and accessible than it’s ever been. The main thing to address is resentment. If you’re holding onto past grievances, you might try letting them go and moving on. That’s where you will find the justice you seek; that is the only true correction. You might also ask yourself in earnest if you are doing the work that you really want to be doing. Your attitude toward not just your daily activity but also your work environment is one of the most important ingredients that factor into your emotional wellbeing.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — The Sun and many other planets moving through your fellow water sign Pisces are reminding you that this is one of the most creative moments in recent memory. Yet passion, an eye for beauty and a sense of what you might bring into being all depend on your being open to experience and flexible in your opinions. That may be easier said than done, though being motivated will help a lot. You have many new experiences enticing you to open up, relax and go with the flow of existence. To paraphrase Shakespeare, far more is possible than you ever dreamed of, and you are more creative than you ever imagined. To tap into all this potential, you merely need to get out of your own way, and be willing to take a few chances on yourself. The odds are stacked strongly in your favor.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Mars is now in your sign, and is having two effects. One is to motivate you, and to put a little extra thrust in your rockets. The other seems to be stirring up some family baggage that is so old you’d assumed it would be around forever. In asserting your will over your own life — in short, by doing what you want — you are making great strides toward healing this lingering issue. You know you’re on the right track when you feel like you’re transgressing someone else’s boundary when you live your life, your way. Just in case you need to be reminded, it’s nobody’s role to set the limits on your bliss. If you had your own mind to make up about this — and you do — you would set no limits at all. Yet to step out of those past patterns and the emotional residue in your family pool, you must be bold, courageous and determined. Good thing you already are.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You may have so much going through your mind that you have no idea what you want, what you believe or what to do next. Thankfully this is a problem of abundance rather than lack. However, I don’t think it’s so strange or mysterious what you really want and need to do. It’s the thing that you’re passionate about, but which you’re afraid is going to upset some applecart. You might ask yourself what role guilt plays in your life and, closer to the main idea, where guilt comes from. This may be the single greatest spiritual and psychological question of our time in history. Do you really need some internal governing device to keep you in line? Do you need to meet any standard of ‘good’, particularly if it’s at the direct expense of being real? What is the worst thing that could happen if you make some honest decisions? Make peace with that and you’ll set yourself free.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You have so much to offer, people are wondering where you get it all. Yet do you really feel this way? Your solar chart is reminding you that the more you give, the more you will feel like you have. If you go to a show and love it, and afterward you meet the musician, try buying all of the artist’s CDs instead of just one. We’re not talking about a lot of money, but it will make a difference in the life of that artist, and you will feel wealthy enough to make that real. You can do this many ways and stay within your means. The same is true with your talents. Many people have the idea that they establish the value of their talent by how much they charge. I would propose that you will experience the priceless quality of what you offer the world by actually doing it. As my mom used to say, make yourself useful.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Venus, the planet of love, abundance and attraction, has joined the impressive lineup of planets in your sign (more than nine in all). This is adding what, for you, is the essential ingredient in your life, and I suggest you milk this moment for all it’s worth. Once you know what you want, it will be easy to seek it out, or to draw it to you. Here is the catch: When you get what you want, be grateful for what the universe is offering, rather than resentful. For example you might think, “I wish I’d had this before.” Yet that would be missing the point entirely. Instead, try something like, “I’m so happy this (experience, person, object) has come into my life, and if I feel good in receiving it, I’ll draw more to me and be even happier.” A way to say this simply is that you’re responsible for all the good that you draw to you.