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Neptune in Pisces: Faith and Fantasy

Neptune in Pisces: Faith and Fantasy

Exploring spirituality and devotion in this age of divinity

Jeff JawerJeff Jawer on the topics of pisces, neptune, insight, blogs, astrology

I consider myself a spiritual person rather than a religious one. The difference in my mind is that I believe in an animating and unifying force of the universe, which some people call “God.” I don’t, though, subscribe to the idea that any one religion is the only way to experience divinity. I’m not going to go into my specific issues with the holy books and rituals that bind together religious communities, but I am interested in the kind of experiences that believers often have. Faith in something larger than ourselves fulfills a basic human need by overcoming isolation and imbuing life with a sense of purpose.

The desire to merge with the divine may be even stronger now with Neptune is in Pisces. The planet that dissolves barriers entered its magical home sign in April 2011, and will swim through these spiritual waters until January 2026. This is a long stretch of time in which our yearning for illumination is likely to grow. A greater need for higher purpose is also a common companion during hard times. Yet Neptune is also the planet of illusion, as it blurs the boundaries between between reality and fantasy.

People who are deeply touched by Jesus, Mohammed, Yahweh, Krishna or other deities are enriched by what they feel and see. Their connection to spirit is totally real from an experiential point of view. Any logical arguments with their particular religious beliefs are washed away by the subjective truth of their experience. That others have reached the same level of ecstasy by other means does not lessen their faith. And if doubt does creep in as to the meaning of what they felt, there is a congregation of fellow believers to assure them that their experience was the one true way.

Meeting God

I thought that I met God in the late 1960s. My communion wafer was chemical and illegal but the experience I had was the most meaningful one of my life. I had an illuminating moment when any sense of separation melted away and I became one with the universe. All of my questions were answered as the false limits of words gave way to the fullness of total and direct experience.

Only recently, though, did I realize that my sense of total connection didn’t require that I was truly plugged into the entire universe. All I needed to trigger the illumination that changed my life was enough awareness to blow my circuits. It didn’t take absolute knowledge to have what was an absolutely fulfilling experience. The same is true of religious people who are certain that they have found God through their particular faith. Prayer, meditation, and ritual can align us with the divine, yet the key to that door is an individual one rather than a universal one.

A personal journey

This is why Jesus and Mohammed work for some folks and why sweat lodges and pagan rites work for others. Each journey is a personal one, an initiation into a higher state of consciousness, but the means we use to get there, profound as the outcome might be, is not the only possible road to take. Yet when we’re struck with the magic wand of Neptune, we project individual experience on all of the universe, assuming that our highway to God is the only true path to enlightenment.

We do need faith, yet when one religion’s truth denies the truths of other beliefs, intolerance overcomes reason and respect for their experiences. It’s ironic that the apparently loving true believer can use their map of the way to heaven to condemn to hell those who don’t follow the same path. This is the shadow side of absolute belief and the darkness of Neptune: that with the subjective truth of our own experience, we can coldly deny the truths of others.

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for Saturday, November 15th

Strange forces are definitely on the prowl this weekend. As indicated in this calendar yesterday, Neptune — the ancient mythological ruler of the seas, discovered in modern times in 1846, and currently at 5 degrees of Pisces — is virtually motionless all-day, officially shifting from retrograde to direct tonight (11:07PM). Since the exact turn forward happens close to Sunday morning, this entire Saturday is engulfed with Neptune themes such as the creative imagination, psychic sensitivity, dreams and visions, idealism, universal love and wisdom, spiritual studies, mysticism, religious beliefs, ethereal types of art and design, bodies of water and liquids of all kinds, sea-life and shipping, global rates and fluctuations in currency and finances, confusion and chaos, fantasies and illusions, being hooked and addicted to alcohol, drugs and anything pernicious and nebulous. While Neptune is so potent, it is plain old common sense to steer clear of making long-term commitments or signing legal documents. The Moon’s presence in Virgo and making its monthly polarity to Neptune in Pisces (8:53AM) does have some capacity to pull you away from hazy conditions that can lead you astray. Virgo Moon accentuates focusing attention on the little details in life. Make sure that you are clicking on all cylinders in various work projects — including repairing clothing and equipment as well cleanup campaigns and weeding the garden. Have fun with photography, playing a favorite musical instrument or dancing the night away. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, November 11


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Although the recent tension may ease today, the underlying issues remain unresolved. We have a temporary sense of relief as the nurturing Cancer Moon harmonizes with several other planets in emotional water signs. We feel safe enough to talk about our dreams as mental Mercury trines psychic Neptune. Mercury is logical, yet Neptune is illogical. Nevertheless, we can trust our intuition now while these two very different planets work together.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might need to accept your current position in a relationship or on the job, especially if you have set your goals so high now that you have little hope of reaching them. But there’s no time to wallow in disappointment or fear of failure when you should be acknowledging your successes. Instead of rushing off to set a new course, move ahead by visualizing your ideal destiny. Even if you must be practical in your thinking, your future is dependent on the creativity of your imagination.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Although you think you are in complete control of your schedule, a close friend or coworker might place extra demands on you now. Your initial reaction may be to resist, so it’s helpful to remember that everyone just wants to be happy. Look past the current dynamics and focus on the future possibilities. Take the high road and remain calm to reduce the stress before it creates a problem. Giving others the benefit of the doubt keeps your options open right from the start.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be searching for ways to advance at work, but it’s difficult to concentrate on your regular duties while imagining all the amazing alternatives ahead. You’re tempted to spend the day telling everyone what you want to do, but talk is cheap. Grounding your vision in concrete action is more productive now than rambling on about your long-term plans. Dream big but don’t leave success to chance.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your irrepressible desire to express yourself can be enough to get your creative juices flowing today, but you must feel emotionally safe before adding your opinions to the general discussion. It’s challenging to openly disagree with others if you’re insecure about your ideas. Having all your facts in order empowers you to speak with confidence. But even if you’re unsure of your presentation, being true to your feelings is more important now than going along with others just for the sake of peace.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Keeping up with your responsibilities is exhausting work, yet you might not want to slow your pace down yet. Nevertheless, you should feel better about your life in general once you set your unfulfilled expectations aside. It’s not easy to balance your role as a fearless leader with your current craving for emotional security. Acknowledge your limitations before you receive an unwelcome reality check; adopting a practical approach is better now than aiming for an unrealistic goals.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You’re highly susceptible to people’s opinions now, even if their statements aren’t grounded in truth. You may think your reality filters are working fine as long as your logic is intact. However, it’s challenging to separate accurate perceptions from your vivid dreams today, even if you think you’re using common sense. Fortunately, seeing the world through rose-colored glasses allows you to entertain a vast array of possibilities that others miss.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You should be proud of yourself for exercising patience today since cooling down your emotions prevents you from doing something you might later regret. However, you aren’t willing to just let go of a significant goal now, even if it’s riddled with unresolved financial issues. Untangle the intertwined threads before trying to figure out your next step. You can trust your intuition as long as your foundation is built on solid facts.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Reconsidering your spiritual goals makes sense now while metaphysical Neptune collaborates with rational Mercury. Unfortunately, your thoughts don’t easily translate into direct action. Everything you do is accompanied by a symphony of hidden emotions, so take your time and consider all your options carefully before picking one to play out loud. Choosing the music is your first step to co-creating your future

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You Archers often enjoy entertaining others just for the fun of it. But your intricate stories and tall tales can act as a smokescreen that allows you to appear forthcoming today while you’re actually hiding your true feelings. Don’t let anyone coerce you into revealing more than you choose. Doing what someone else expects is less important now than acknowledging your own personal limits and sticking to them. Demonstrating your strength of conviction is key to your success.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You aren’t very interested in what anyone has to say about your work. You may bore quickly if people aren’t willing to back up their opinions with real assistance. A coworker’s good idea can help you, but you could reach a point where you realize that talk isn’t enough. Tell those around you exactly what you need, even if you don’t expect anything to change. Fortunately, sharing your concerns shifts the dynamics, inspiring others to roll up their sleeves and support your cause.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You might be carried away on the wings of your own feelings today, making them public before taking time to consider the consequences of an emotional disclosure. There’s nothing wrong with sharing your inner process in a professional context when appropriate; it’s just that you can’t retract what you say once it’s out on the table. You can travel anywhere you want within your mind’s eye. However, saying fewer words now is a better tactic than revealing too much.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are confident that your current direction is consistent with your larger aspirations, yet others may disagree with your plans anyway. Being criticized isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but it’s even more challenging now because you believe your intentions are misunderstood. Don’t waste your precious energy responding to someone else’s negativity today. If you continue to work hard to achieve your goals, your positive results will ultimately justify your choices.

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Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, Nov. 11

Although the recent tension may ease today, the underlying issues remain unresolved. We have a temporary sense of relief as the nurturing Cancer Moon harmonizes with several other planets in emotional water signs. We feel safe enough to talk about our dreams as mental Mercury trines psychic Neptune. Mercury is logical, yet Neptune is illogical. Nevertheless, we can trust our intuition now while these two very different planets work together.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might need to accept your current position in a relationship or on the job, especially if you have set your goals so high now that you have little hope of reaching them. But there’s no time to wallow in disappointment or fear of failure when you should be acknowledging your successes. Instead of rushing off to set a new course, move ahead by visualizing your ideal destiny. Even if you must be practical in your thinking, your future is dependent on the creativity of your imagination.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Although you think you are in complete control of your schedule, a close friend or coworker might place extra demands on you now. Your initial reaction may be to resist, so it’s helpful to remember that everyone just wants to be happy. Look past the current dynamics and focus on the future possibilities. Take the high road and remain calm to reduce the stress before it creates a problem. Giving others the benefit of the doubt keeps your options open right from the start.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be searching for ways to advance at work, but it’s difficult to concentrate on your regular duties while imagining all the amazing alternatives ahead. You’re tempted to spend the day telling everyone what you want to do, but talk is cheap. Grounding your vision in concrete action is more productive now than rambling on about your long-term plans. Dream big but don’t leave success to chance.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your irrepressible desire to express yourself can be enough to get your creative juices flowing today, but you must feel emotionally safe before adding your opinions to the general discussion. It’s challenging to openly disagree with others if you’re insecure about your ideas. Having all your facts in order empowers you to speak with confidence. But even if you’re unsure of your presentation, being true to your feelings is more important now than going along with others just for the sake of peace.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Keeping up with your responsibilities is exhausting work, yet you might not want to slow your pace down yet. Nevertheless, you should feel better about your life in general once you set your unfulfilled expectations aside. It’s not easy to balance your role as a fearless leader with your current craving for emotional security. Acknowledge your limitations before you receive an unwelcome reality check; adopting a practical approach is better now than aiming for an unrealistic goals.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You’re highly susceptible to people’s opinions now, even if their statements aren’t grounded in truth. You may think your reality filters are working fine as long as your logic is intact. However, it’s challenging to separate accurate perceptions from your vivid dreams today, even if you think you’re using common sense. Fortunately, seeing the world through rose-colored glasses allows you to entertain a vast array of possibilities that others miss.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You should be proud of yourself for exercising patience today since cooling down your emotions prevents you from doing something you might later regret. However, you aren’t willing to just let go of a significant goal now, even if it’s riddled with unresolved financial issues. Untangle the intertwined threads before trying to figure out your next step. You can trust your intuition as long as your foundation is built on solid facts.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Reconsidering your spiritual goals makes sense now while metaphysical Neptune collaborates with rational Mercury. Unfortunately, your thoughts don’t easily translate into direct action. Everything you do is accompanied by a symphony of hidden emotions, so take your time and consider all your options carefully before picking one to play out loud. Choosing the music is your first step to co-creating your future

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You Archers often enjoy entertaining others just for the fun of it. But your intricate stories and tall tales can act as a smokescreen that allows you to appear forthcoming today while you’re actually hiding your true feelings. Don’t let anyone coerce you into revealing more than you choose. Doing what someone else expects is less important now than acknowledging your own personal limits and sticking to them. Demonstrating your strength of conviction is key to your success.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You aren’t very interested in what anyone has to say about your work. You may bore quickly if people aren’t willing to back up their opinions with real assistance. A coworker’s good idea can help you, but you could reach a point where you realize that talk isn’t enough. Tell those around you exactly what you need, even if you don’t expect anything to change. Fortunately, sharing your concerns shifts the dynamics, inspiring others to roll up their sleeves and support your cause.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You might be carried away on the wings of your own feelings today, making them public before taking time to consider the consequences of an emotional disclosure. There’s nothing wrong with sharing your inner process in a professional context when appropriate; it’s just that you can’t retract what you say once it’s out on the table. You can travel anywhere you want within your mind’s eye. However, saying fewer words now is a better tactic than revealing too much.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are confident that your current direction is consistent with your larger aspirations, yet others may disagree with your plans anyway. Being criticized isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but it’s even more challenging now because you believe your intentions are misunderstood. Don’t waste your precious energy responding to someone else’s negativity today. If you continue to work hard to achieve your goals, your positive results will ultimately justify your choices.

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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, November 10

The Moon’s entry into Cancer (12:39AM) — its natural abode in the zodiac — begins a 2+ day cycle when a primary focus is on home and family matters. Cooking, baking, cleaning the kitchen, tending to the needs of children and pets, and learning more about your ancestral heritage are some keynotes of lunar Cancer every month. Tune into visions of the Great Beyond — thanks to Mercury forming a parallel with dreamy Neptune (2:58AM) and while a grand triangle in water signs develops as the Moon trines Mercury in Scorpio (5:06AM) and Neptune in Pisces (9:45AM). Experiment with a digital or video camera. Find time to explore musical and dance improvisations. Today’s two main trouble spots arrive fairly close together when Mars joins forces with Pluto at 12 degrees of Capricorn (3:07PM) followed by a frictional, 45-degree link from Mercury to Vesta (5:47PM). Compared to the storms in the psychic atmosphere that a Mars-Pluto merger can summon, the Mercury-Vesta interaction represents a mild reminder to temporarily steer clear of investment matters that could lead you astray in financial affairs. The Mars-Pluto union only happens approximately every two years and contains a vast amount of emotional firepower. While it is wise to channel this energy into exercise routines and favorite sports, you want to avoid temperamental individuals and any social scene where strangers are numerous or angry outbursts are likely. Some sense of normalcy and even euphoria could develop later on when Mercury makes an inspirational, 72-degree tie with benevolent Jupiter (10:01PM). However, strive for serenity in the remaining hours of the day since the Moon opposes Pluto (10:45PM) and Mars (11:14PM) — pointing toward possible upheavals within primary partnerships that might not be as stable as you think. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, October 31

It’s easy to detach from our feelings today and gain some perspective on recent events. The ingenious Aquarius Moon enables us to make conceptual breakthroughs without falling victim to emotional manipulation. But things are never as simple as we wish. It’s Halloween and the veil between worlds is thin while rational Mercury anxiously aligns with mystical Neptune. We can’t decide whether to trust our intellect or to go with our intuition.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Push your thinking around the corner of convenience and into the neighborhood of excitement. Even if there isn’t a significant social component to your day, it’s essential to give yourself the time and space to dream. But this isn’t about sleeping the day away; it’s about manifesting the greatest potential in your life. Hang out with friends who encourage your growth while you explore all the possibilities within your imagination.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Step beyond your own personal needs today by jumping in and helping someone take care of a larger set of concerns. Nevertheless, you still want to discuss your long-term career objectives with like-minded friends. But be careful not to slip into denial because you might try to use global thinking to avoid the weight of the responsibilities on your shoulders. Escape isn’t an option, even if it sounds like a good idea at first. Balance your obligations with altruistic behavior for the good of all.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your nervous system is working overtime today if you’re pulled into a situation that is beyond your control. For that matter, the current circumstances might also be beyond your understanding. Don’t spin your mental wheels too hard or too fast; logic won’t beat a path to happiness now. There’s no reason to fight what you cannot change. Accept the situation for what it is and proceed from there. You will never know what adventure is waiting around the bend unless you move on.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You might feel somewhat out of sorts today if you attempt to use analytical tools to untangle a thorny issue. Unfortunately, this rational approach may not serve you very well. It should come as no surprise that the best way to deal with emotional problems is to bring them out into the open. Although a solution could remain elusive now, your attitude will improve once you know that you shared your truth and your message was clearly received.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It may be upsetting if a friend doesn’t rush to offer a helping hand today, but don’t assume the worst if the support you want isn’t forthcoming. Your needs might not be as clear to others as you think. In fact, a simple misunderstanding could escalate into a hotbed of conflict. Instead of stirring up more trouble, try to let the energy settle down. But avoiding your feelings is only a temporary solution to the current imbalance. You need to figure things out on your own for a while without expecting anyone to come to your rescue.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are usually the champion of analyzing situations and discerning what is most important. But not today. Your key planet Mercury crosses paths with nebulous Neptune, making it nearly impossible to see the forest for the trees. You might not even be able to distinguish a single tree through the mists of your own illusions. Practicing patience could be your perfect answer; the fog will lift and clarity will return before you know it.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your creativity could soar to new heights today, but you must get past your own sense of inadequacy first. Self-imposed restrictions may stem from some previous hurt or painful experience from your ancient past. The most important thing is to understand the difference between then and now. Stop listening to old messages if you want to reach your potential. Let your inner artist out to play because your self-esteem is now directly linked to your need for self-expression.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Unexpected tension arises today from your own lack of certainty about your feelings. This confusion isn’t your usual state of affairs, since you normally don’t have any problem holding a distinct point of view. However, your perspective is clouded by your own fears now. There’s no time to waste; move past your current ambivalence by sailing straight into the mists of your illusions. Direct confrontation with your inner demons is the fastest way to eliminate them.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It’s up to you to ascribe meaning to the variety of images that pop into your imagination today. The best way to work with this stream of information is to simply allow your fantasies to flow into awareness without judgment. There’s no reason to hold back; let both the positive and negative thoughts rise to the surface. You can always pick and choose which ones you want to focus on later. For now, surf the energy without making any long-lasting waves.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Memories that hearken back to long-forgotten failures, physical pains or emotional hurts could resurface today. But now your maturity enables you to see these old experiences in a brand new light. And that is exactly what you should be doing. The best reason to revisit the past now is to free yourself from it once and for all. Your future is calling and there is little time to waste.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be offered another chance to manifest a dream — or at least that’s how it seems today. The time to hesitate is through. Grab the opportunity that’s right in front of your nose; you’ve earned it. It doesn’t matter that everything isn’t exactly the way you imagined it; don’t give up when you are so close to your goal. Take a leap of faith and see what happens. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Whatever certainty you recently experienced has now disappeared into the elusive Neptunian mists. This temporary shift would overwhelm anyone else, but not so for you Fish. These dreamy realms are your native terrain and you are quite comfortable swimming in murky waters. When reality fuzzes out and facts become less clear, you shift into overdrive. Your intuition and imagination are connected with the entire cosmos — whether you can see it or not.

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Friday, Oct. 31

It’s easy to detach from our feelings today and gain some perspective on recent events. The ingenious Aquarius Moon enables us to make conceptual breakthroughs without falling victim to emotional manipulation. But things are never as simple as we wish. It’s Halloween and the veil between worlds is thin while rational Mercury anxiously aligns with mystical Neptune. We can’t decide whether to trust our intellect or to go with our intuition.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Push your thinking around the corner of convenience and into the neighborhood of excitement. Even if there isn’t a significant social component to your day, it’s essential to give yourself the time and space to dream. But this isn’t about sleeping the day away; it’s about manifesting the greatest potential in your life. Hang out with friends who encourage your growth while you explore all the possibilities within your imagination.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Step beyond your own personal needs today by jumping in and helping someone take care of a larger set of concerns. Nevertheless, you still want to discuss your long-term career objectives with like-minded friends. But be careful not to slip into denial because you might try to use global thinking to avoid the weight of the responsibilities on your shoulders. Escape isn’t an option, even if it sounds like a good idea at first. Balance your obligations with altruistic behavior for the good of all.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your nervous system is working overtime today if you’re pulled into a situation that is beyond your control. For that matter, the current circumstances might also be beyond your understanding. Don’t spin your mental wheels too hard or too fast; logic won’t beat a path to happiness now. There’s no reason to fight what you cannot change. Accept the situation for what it is and proceed from there. You will never know what adventure is waiting around the bend unless you move on.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You might feel somewhat out of sorts today if you attempt to use analytical tools to untangle a thorny issue. Unfortunately, this rational approach may not serve you very well. It should come as no surprise that the best way to deal with emotional problems is to bring them out into the open. Although a solution could remain elusive now, your attitude will improve once you know that you shared your truth and your message was clearly received.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It may be upsetting if a friend doesn’t rush to offer a helping hand today, but don’t assume the worst if the support you want isn’t forthcoming. Your needs might not be as clear to others as you think. In fact, a simple misunderstanding could escalate into a hotbed of conflict. Instead of stirring up more trouble, try to let the energy settle down. But avoiding your feelings is only a temporary solution to the current imbalance. You need to figure things out on your own for a while without expecting anyone to come to your rescue.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are usually the champion of analyzing situations and discerning what is most important. But not today. Your key planet Mercury crosses paths with nebulous Neptune, making it nearly impossible to see the forest for the trees. You might not even be able to distinguish a single tree through the mists of your own illusions. Practicing patience could be your perfect answer; the fog will lift and clarity will return before you know it.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your creativity could soar to new heights today, but you must get past your own sense of inadequacy first. Self-imposed restrictions may stem from some previous hurt or painful experience from your ancient past. The most important thing is to understand the difference between then and now. Stop listening to old messages if you want to reach your potential. Let your inner artist out to play because your self-esteem is now directly linked to your need for self-expression.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Unexpected tension arises today from your own lack of certainty about your feelings. This confusion isn’t your usual state of affairs, since you normally don’t have any problem holding a distinct point of view. However, your perspective is clouded by your own fears now. There’s no time to waste; move past your current ambivalence by sailing straight into the mists of your illusions. Direct confrontation with your inner demons is the fastest way to eliminate them.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It’s up to you to ascribe meaning to the variety of images that pop into your imagination today. The best way to work with this stream of information is to simply allow your fantasies to flow into awareness without judgment. There’s no reason to hold back; let both the positive and negative thoughts rise to the surface. You can always pick and choose which ones you want to focus on later. For now, surf the energy without making any long-lasting waves.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Memories that hearken back to long-forgotten failures, physical pains or emotional hurts could resurface today. But now your maturity enables you to see these old experiences in a brand new light. And that is exactly what you should be doing. The best reason to revisit the past now is to free yourself from it once and for all. Your future is calling and there is little time to waste.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be offered another chance to manifest a dream — or at least that’s how it seems today. The time to hesitate is through. Grab the opportunity that’s right in front of your nose; you’ve earned it. It doesn’t matter that everything isn’t exactly the way you imagined it; don’t give up when you are so close to your goal. Take a leap of faith and see what happens. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Whatever certainty you recently experienced has now disappeared into the elusive Neptunian mists. This temporary shift would overwhelm anyone else, but not so for you Fish. These dreamy realms are your native terrain and you are quite comfortable swimming in murky waters. When reality fuzzes out and facts become less clear, you shift into overdrive. Your intuition and imagination are connected with the entire cosmos — whether you can see it or not.

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The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

The Astrology relationship to El Dia de los Muertos: The Day of the Dead

Maria DeSimoneMaria DeSimone on the topics of halloween, astrology

 

You might say I have an unusual circle of friends. I may talk to planets, but my friends? Well, they talk to spirits. It’s uncanny but true: Everyone in my close social circle happens to talk to dead people for a living. No, I’m not visiting my buddies at the local Looney Bin — I can assure you these are an extremely sane group of women. They are healers. They are psychics. They are mediums. In fact, they are the most well renowned psychic mediums of our time.

As we approach All Soul’s Day, celebrated in the Christian religion on November 2 to honor loved ones who have passed, I thought it might be interesting to discuss the Astrology of dead people … and those who communicate with them.

Halloween is believed to be the one evening of the year when the veil between the physical and spirit realm is at its thinnest. This makes it a perfect time to get insight from insight from your ancestors.  Personally, I think this is a silly notion, because if you spend enough time around mediums, you know that the dead are pretty much on call 24/7.

All Soul’s Day, on the other hand, is a Christian holiday, where we pray for and honor those who have departed the physical world. You might also hear this holiday referred to as The Day of the Dead. My Nonna (Italian for grandmother) freaked out many years ago when she discovered that I was to marry on this very day. She pleaded: “Maria, no! You can’t get married on Il Giorno dei Morti, it’s bad luck!” I didn’t listen to Nonna. Yikes! Maybe I should have … but that’s another story.

Nebulous Neptune lifts the veil

Let’s get back to this notion of a “veil” that separates the physical and non-physical world. Astrologically, the veil is ruled by Neptune. Neptune is the planet of spirituality — the misty ball that transcends boundaries and helps connect us to the divine. Neptune, Pisces and the 12th house in a birth chart are all intuitive hot spots. If you have any of these placements strong in your chart you’re probably familiar with the feeling of walking that line between psychic sensitivity and insanity.

Often, it is a fine line because the psychic impressions can be overwhelming at times. Neptunian people are open antennae, and in the charts of psychics there is usually a strong Neptunian component.  These are the people who feel your pain and suffering. These are the psychic empaths of the zodiac.

You don’t have to be a medium to be a psychic, but you do have to be a psychic to be a medium. Think about it — this does make sense. You don’t have to be a surgeon to be a doctor … but you must be a doctor first before you specialize and become a surgeon. That’s what a medium is like — a specialized surgeon in the psychic world.

In order to be a medium, you need more than a strong Neptune. You need Pluto and Uranus. You see, all of the outer planets play a role. Pluto is the heavy hitter becaues this planet, along with the sign Scorpio and the 8th house, rules the occult and, specifically, mediumship. Scorpio is said to be the most psychic sign of the zodiac because Scorpios … well, they just know. They have an ability to dig underneath the surface and straight into your soul like no other, thanks to being ruled by Pluto, the planet of depth. The planet that loves to probe into the darkness and expose the monsters. Or the spirits.

Scorpio’s sixth sense

It’s no accident that Halloween and All Soul’s Day fall each year when the Sun travels through Scorpio. Perhaps this is why Halloween has the reputation for being so spooky. Scorpio is the one sign who will look a ghost in the face, and if the ghosts are said to be all over during these days, well then, Scorpio is the one to handle it!

Mediums will have a strong Plutonian, 8th house or Scorpio signature in their chart. This helps them to sense the presence of dead people. But what about communicating with them?

I find this is often the domain of Uranus. You might think of Uranus as the planet of innovation and eccentricity. This is the planet of revolution and everything that is ahead of our time. But did you know Uranus is the “higher octave” of Mercury? If Mercury is the planet of communication and Uranus is the higher octave of communication, then it stands to reason that Uranian people are able to communicate on a more sophisticated vibrational plane than the rest of us “ordinary folk.”

Uranus rules electromagnetic waves and frequencies that the mere human can’t detect. Radio waves, planetary vibrations, angels and guides and, yes, the voice of a spirit.  Invariably, I find that mediums have a strong Uranus in their chart because this aspect helps them to communicate at that higher vibrational frequency. The mediums I know who can hear the spirits most clearly have Uranus connected to Mercury or an angle on their chart. I call it the “talking to dead people aspect.”

In any event, this year as you celebrate Halloween, All Soul’s Day or both, I hope you remember that your departed loved ones are busy in the spiritual world celebrating you and the connection that you share. Trust me; it’s a bond that will never break.

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