The Sun enters into Pisces on Feb. 18. There is a shift from the air element of Aquarius to the Piscean water element at this time. The emphasis in consciousness moves from thinking to feeling.
The Fish, the last of the 12 signs, represent the state of completion. The signs evolve from the self-consciousness of Aries to the all-inclusive unity consciousness of Pisces. This last sign of the zodiac has two planetary rulers. Jupiter, the traditional ruler, expresses as wisdom and is the archetype of the teacher. Neptune is its modern ruler and it expresses as spirituality and idealism. Jupiter is based more in thinking and Neptune is based more in feeling.
When the heart and the mind come into balance, a new and higher state of consciousness is achieved. In the spiritual traditions of the world this state of being is known as love/wisdom. Love/wisdom is a heart-based thinking that is significantly different for what passes for thinking and feeling today.
Most people think in a very calculating, clever manner that has personal self-interest as its motivating force. Feeling and love also tend to be egotistically conditioned towards self affirmation. These patterns of selfishness in consciousness are based in a sense of separation and isolation from other human beings. As such, our normal awareness is limited to our own experience and history.
The love/wisdom of Pisces is based in an expansion of awareness from the personal to the universal. The development of the heart and mind results in a heart-based thinking conditioned by love. The wisdom that unfolds is not based in human thinking, but rather spiritual or celestial thought. Here we encounter true universal truths that are eternal in their nature. These truths embody the unchanging principles upon which all life is based.
The expansion of the heart results in a qualitatively different love that is spiritual in nature. This is not a selfish love but an unbounded, unlimited love of life, the world, nature and humanity. It is unconditional love. It is compassion.
When the heart opens in this way we feel everyone’s joy and happiness, pain and sorrow, as our own. We see ourselves in everyone and everything and experience the fundamental oneness of all life. This is unity consciousness: the individual living the universality of all life. Our individual and collective lives are moving toward realizing this higher quality of life.
Pisces rules both the brow and crown chakras. Jupiter rules the brow and Neptune rules the crown. These consciousness centers open our perception into the spiritual worlds. The limitations of the physical senses are transcended and all of the celestial dimensions of life are opened to our awareness.
Physiological counterparts to the chakras are the endocrine glands. These ductless glands secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, which powerfully affects our awareness. Jupiter is the traditional ruler of the pituitary gland and Neptune is the modern ruler of the pineal gland. These two endocrine glands correspond to the brow and crown chakras respectively. They are the physical centers for the realization of Piscean consciousness.
Most health problems will ultimately be traced to dysfunction and imbalance in the chakras or endocrine system. The pituitary is known as the master control for the whole endocrine system. Bringing the system into balance by activation and healing of the pituitary will bring the other centers into balance. Then the pineal gland/crown chakra opens us up to unity consciousness.
Humanity is evolving to express the Piscean consciousness through these higher centers. But nothing is holding us back from doing it now. Meditation is the most powerful technique to activate these expanded states of awareness. Go for it!
THE ABOVE IS NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.
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Robert Ayres is an internationally known astrologer with over 40 years of experience. He can be reached for personal consultations at his new Truckee office at (530) 550-1118.