Last April I posted a piece that discussed one of the story lines in my medieval historical fiction book, A Murder of Crows, currently represented by Peter Miller of Global Lion Intellectual Property Management. The particular story line I’m referring to is the 1186 unusual line up of planets in Libra. The medieval astrologers of the time believed( and apparently even the Archbishop of Canterbury believed) that the planetary line up boded disaster; end times were upon them. Fortunately they misread the intent of the celestial message and we’re still here!
However, since that event nearly 900 years ago, it’s probably safe to say without plowing through astrological data reaching back through the centuries, that up until now such alignments have occurred time to time. From an evolutionary astrological point of view one suspects there’s a message for humanity in these alignments. Inquiring minds want to know…what do these configurations mean?
In the spirit of those medieval astrologers, there have likely been similar claims through the years insisting that such alignments will never happen again, especially because the end is near one more time-although not for everyone since we’re informed from time to time that those who are ‘chosen’ will be spirited away in some sort of UFO to safety.
For those of us who aren’t preparing for our seat on the UFO any time soon, we can take comfort in the fact that regarding our personal Soul growth and the global evolution, there’s something to be learned when the Sun, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Neptune and the asteroid Chiron, all meet up in Pisces on March 6th.
So again, what does this all mean? In general, one of the highest evolutionary expressions of Pisces and its planetary ruler, Neptune, is for us to shift our consciousness from focusing exclusively on self to beyond this boundary for global healing, for the greater good. What is our individual purpose in the bigger picture? In the words of Dr. Edward Bach, discoverer of the famous 38 Bach Flower Remedies, “everyone has a job in this lifetime.” In other words, each of us possesses an important contribution to make to the whole. No matter how small ‘we’ may think we are in the bigger picture, none of us is here by accident. All of us can’t find the cure for cancer or solution to the world’s hunger problems, water shortages or global warming, but…each of us has a job.
With all of these planets, especially Neptune and the wounded healer archetype Chiron, in the watery sign of Pisces we’ll need to dig down into our emotional core in order to determine how this message translates for each of us. Astrologically, clues to this translation can be found according to the zodiacal house(circumstance of life) in which this alignment falls in our own birth chart.
Perhaps this alignment refers to your skill set or health; that would be the sixth house. Is there a focus on your personal relationships or partnerships in some way, indicated by the line up falling in your fifth, seventh or eighth house? In any case, wherever this alignment falls, we’re being called to think and act beyond our personal ‘box’ for the greater good and our own Soul’s evolution.
For those who don’t have access to astrological software there are two excellent on line resources readily available to help and guide you, free of charge. At Astrodeinst, you can cast your birth chart; all you need is your birth date, location and time of birth. Deborah Houlding’s ‘Sky Script’ is an excellent site for reading and learning about the meanings of the houses, signs and other astrological in-depth information.
As you contemplate this information, think about what’s holding you back? What is it that’s preventing you from taking ‘the road less traveled’? You might surprise yourself!