A Full Moon in the sign of Pisces. A moon that is full just a few hours before the Autumn Equinox. The energy which is working now started at the Winter Solstice 2020 continues and we have one quarter left before making a first assessment of the individual positioning that everyone chooses to adopt in consciousness to address the new paradigm that Humanity is beginning. (I invite you to also read the article on the Autumn Equinox.)
Spotlight on the energy of the sign of Pisces in this Full Moon of September. As Pisces are a sign of Water, they speak to us in the positive of Universal Love, while in the negative, they reveal to us how capable we are of drowning ourselves, of forgetting ourselves, of covering our faces in this same Universal Love. It is then a question of self-sacrifice, of fusion with the Other, of total loss of autonomy and individual responsibility.
During this lunation which is in the perfect continuity of the New Moon of 7th September, Mars - planet of the Masculine - is in Libra - feminine sign, while Venus - planet of the Feminine - is in Scorpio - masculine AND plutonian sign. Mars - lord of war - is therefore invited here to experience gentleness and harmony at the service of peace. In the same time Venus - lady of love - is encouraged to explore with implacable logic the depths of mysteries, of hell, of darkness that is revealed only to seekers of truths.
This Full Moon - added by the Autumn Equinox - offers us to seize the key that opens the door to the transmutation of our personal Pisces energy: how will each one renew his mystical emotional energy by coming out of the sacrificial energy initiated and conveyed for 2,000 years by the Pisces Era? In other words: how will each one free his freedom and repair his broken heart in order to be able to love and love himself in all intelligence? Because if the heart opens, Aquarius Era reminds us that it is also important not to overlook the mind. There is therefore no choice between the two, but rather to unite them as Mars unites while developping its feminine polarity while Venus develops its masculine polarity. This is the emotional axis on which the passage from the Pisces Era to the Aquarius Era takes place.
Autumn equinox will be there soon and I invite you to make a cycle assessment through cards reading. I remind you that the autumn equinox marks the preparation for the period of introspection that will begin in the new Celtic year of November 1st.
I myself made this reading last night with a Tarot as well as with an Oracle. The two readings are interesting and complement each other by refining the interpretation of both.
Take your favorite Tarot or Oracle (or both), mix your cards, take 6 of them blindly and place them according to the example in the photo below.
Here are the meanings of each position:
1. what you have harvested since the 1st November 2020
2. what you can now close
3. new projects to be sown
4. how to prepare yourself for the introspection that begins
5. what could help you to do this introspection
6. what is the important topic you will be working on during this introspection
This reading sets the tone for the entire upcoming cycle from 22nd September 2021 to 23rd September 2022. We have entered the Aquarius astrological era since the Winter Solstice 2020 and the years we are going through are therefore essential in the changes they bring individually, but also collective/societal.
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If we are creators of our reality, it is clear that most of the time we unconsciously create, and this lack of knowledge of what we do and the consequences of our actions generates within us the belief that we are a victim of what is external to us.
Everyone will then implement – very unconsciously – a defence strategy in response to what they believe to be an attack. This strategy is an automatism that is implemented not since early childhood, but long before, when the individual develops in the maternal womb. When I tell you that all this is very unconscious! Thus, the individual will repeat this strategy throughout his life until he becomes aware of what is at stake in him and himself.
Because there are few people who naturally practice introspection and the innate taste of self-exploration, most of us need an external event to offer this saving awareness. Sometimes, often even, a single event is insufficient. The individual persists – again always very unconsciously. Then there is another event. Then another one, with a greater intensity than the previous one. This is by no means bad luck. On the contrary! Life simply puts at our disposal the opportunity to take charge of ourselves, to take responsibility for our actions in order to become fully – and in all conscience this time – actor/actress of our reality. I am speaking here of Life not as an external reality to us and I remind you that each of us is Life.
I know a man who has accumulated head trauma until the last one which rather than being fatal to him has definitely opened his eyes. This man understood that the existence he was leading did not correspond in any way to the aspirations that animate him and he made the choice to undertake a work on himself. His life today is very different from the previous one and he tells anyone who wants to listen to him that he finally knows the happiness he had always wanted for himself.
I know an 18-year-old girl who is looking for freedom, but who is so scared of what she wants, that she accumulates destructive behaviours and exhausts her physical health faster than she would like - if she were aware of it - to do so. Today, her condition is getting worse and she runs the risk of never living her dreams. Instead of discovering freedom, she locks herself in her body and takes as a hostage her mother who finds herself powerless to save her child.
I know a middle-aged woman who is unhappy in all the romantic relationships she has known and still knows because she always attracts the same type of abusive, disrespectful man who is unable to engage in a couple’s life. As long as this woman refuses to undertake work on herself, on what drives her, on the avoidance strategy she has put in place, she will never experience the joy of a satisfying, nourishing and fulfilling relationship.
Is there any way to do otherwise? Of course! Fatality exists only for those who indulge – again often unconsciously – in a status of victim. However, if becoming aware is a first step, changing your behaviours to reflect what drives you is a second step. Nature being what it is, any change – because it leads us into the unknown – generates a certain amount of fear. Here again, if we all have the same value, we are not all equal in facing the challenges, because if fear is stimulating for some, it can be blocking for others. In any case, remember that solutions exist and dare to leave your comfort zone at your own pace and in your own way.
The long-awaited moment has finally arrived: HERE AND NOW LET'S TURN THE PAGE!
This is the moment to close the sorting work that began several years ago and accelerated several months ago. Some had undertaken this sorting work into consciousness and welcomed, one step at a time, the revelation of the values that animate them, the recognition of the energies that make them vibrate and the understanding of the need to live in accordance with these values and energies. These people have already chosen the colour they want to paint their existence and they can now rest, because what is happening will not surprise them. For others, those who have followed and still follow - more or less blindly - a choice made and imposed by others, the awakening will be harsh.
For all from today - and for the time of this lunation (28 days) - let's breathe a little bit. The period is waiting and patience, but waiting and patience does not mean suffering and giving up. If we feel tired, let's take the opportunity to rest and recharge our batteries, because whatever choices we have made - in agreement or in disagreement with what motivates us personally - the revelations that will be made at the beginning of October, will force us to act in the continuity of our choices: to stop a relationship, to lose a job, to change places of life, to renounce certain habits because we refuse the vaccine or, conversely, to accept more and more constraints and controls.
Whatever our choices are, in any case, the time has come to assume them. We can’t have everything, we have to be able to lose to win. At the beginning of November, the actions previously taken earlier in the year to address THE shift that humanity is taking, these actions will begin to take shape in the matter, to materialize. Time is no longer to regret, what has been done has been done and we cannot go back on it. The time has come, however, to accept full responsibility for our actions and the impact they have on our personal lives, on society and on the environment. The only question I ask you then on this day of New Moon is: how do you choose to live the time you have left?
Observing the interactions of the beings around me is one of my great passions – and probably also an innate behavior. I find that through quiet, silent observation, with no expectation of results and no cookie-cutter judgment, I gather a myriad of interesting information.
I so observed and learned many years ago, and at my own expense, that the manipulator was seldom the one who boasted about it. Conversely, the manipulator often tends to position himself in the role of the victim, he never assumes responsibility for what happens to him.
I had been thrown into the bath with my spawner (what a nice metaphor, wasn’t it?) who had understood that I was a sensitive child, potentially impressionable and therefore manipulable at will. She had taught me to be wary of everyone except herself. Of course! Naive, I believed in fairy tales in which all mothers acted in the interest of their children, loved them and protected them against everything/all. But life – and my taste for observation and analysis – forced me to see that one of my mother’s favorite behaviors was to do everything in her power to isolate me from the Others and I still remember that sentence how murderous she had one day pronounced: 'You don’t need other people, you have your mom, and that’s good enough for you.' I also remember how she used to denigrate me when we were alone and tell me how mean, lazy and incapable I was, how she made me feel guilty and told me that I was selfish because I thought of myself rather than her, how she sowed in me the fear of the Other to prevent me from going towards him because she would have felt abandoned.
When the time came to build my life, like everyone else, I unconsciously repeated the pattern of the home I had grown up in, and so I – always very unconsciously – chose to couple myself with a man who was acting like my mother. He also tried to cut me off from any personal friendships while he stacked them up. From the very beginning of our relationship, this partner had almost made me believe that I had a psychiatric problem, a mental illness, that I was crazy and that I had to be put on medication. I still remember his little mocking smiles when I came out of my hinges, proving to him – as he said – that he was right: I was completely insane. I also remember his innocent look and the victim’s position he took when we were in public. Then one day, quite early, I was barely in my 20s, I remember that the behaviour of this man had pushed me to make the decision to consult a psychologist. Then another one. Then another one. Again and again... It was a great deal of good for me, because these numerous meetings allowed me to deepen my knowledge of myself, of my way of working, and of human nature.
I have since and over time developed a very special reserve for people who complain all the time and claim to be victims of others or events. As I mentioned earlier, the manipulator is rarely the one who recognizes being one. However, profoundly human or completely naive, I have always found and still find excuses for the manipulators and I claim that they are more to complain than to blame, I want to believe that they don't know what they are doing since for them, in their reality, their behavior is a natural defensive behavior. But even though I'm able to understand, that does not mean that I must accept to undergo these manipulations.
For more than a year now, such a manipulator has been part of my physical environment. By that I mean that this person is not connected to me remotely, through a computer. I had the opportunity to approach this person closely and begin a friendly relationship with him. But one day, under the effect of intense stress, this individual revealed his true face and I immediately cut short any link with him. Today, far, I am watching this person’s manipulative behaviour on his entourage. I admit that I find this fascinating. Incomprehensible, but still fascinating. Fortunately, taking a distance allows us to move away from a danger and thus take another look at it. And when we change our perspective on a person or situation, we then become able to change our behaviour by taking actions that are more suited to our basic security needs.
As difficult as the beginning of my life journey may have been, I am nevertheless grateful to have experienced it. So I thank all the manipulators I met, because thanks to them, I questioned myself and human relations. I also thank all the therapists I met, because thanks to them, I have opened my eyes to myself and to human relationships. Taking a step back from the external events that mark our life and delving into our emotions, wounds and belief system is the only way to stop undergoing your life and become a full actor/actress of it.