Wednesday 13 March 2013

Sun in Pisces - The Oceans of Infinity & The Sea of Souls

A new Bishop of Rome, the 266th, an Argentinian, Pope Francis 1st was announced 13th March 2013.
He inherits tidal waves of problems, internal power struggles, sex abuse scandals and failing congregations following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI 

Mercury in Pisces Shadowlands Smoke Signals
Pisces symbol is two fish representing the bridge between heaven and earth providing connections between the spiritual and material world, the divine experience brought into our everyday life. The fish was also an early symbol of Christian faith when members were persecuted. Christians having to meet in secret would draw a single arc in the sand another Christian would complete the drawing with a second arc forming a fish.  The slippery nature and ambiguity of Pisces coming in very useful as code. 
Early Christian symbol in catacombs, Rome.
On the 18th February, 2013 the Sun traveller moved country, as it does every month, this time it takes a swim, diving dazzlingly into the dark depths of the Pisces Ocean.
Surfing visionary legend Laird Hamilton has Sun in Pisces
'To find your passion, you have to look inward. If you look outward, all you’ll see is what other people are doing. You’re not other people.'

It can be good to haunt the mysterious world of the imagination, floating around supported by what appears to be the invisible with an endless stretch of open water ahead of us. Now we can fully join, empathise and feel with all those other creatures who live with us and with what may live and breathe in the further spaces yet to explore. 
  On the 5th March 2013, hard rains continued a state of alert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and surrounding areas, where flood mudslides killed 900 people two years ago, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless in what has become the annual tragedy of the rainy season with further heavy rain expected.
(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
At first glance, there does not seem to be any roads, paths or sense of direction to this territory, it all seems to be one big well of water where there seems to be little or no form or structure. Until we hit rock bottom that is, then we find out exactly where the limits of our new space reside and take action. Mars on Pisces - Eternal Affectations

How to know just where to go asks the confused traveller, how is it all organized, do I just follow the crowds going this way? That is some strange dance but who knows? Just as life in all its beauty and colours is lived in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with the coral building their own cities according to some grand unknown pattern, so too during this period of time we shall all encounter and merge with others to make our contribute to society.

International Woman's Day was the 8th March 2013. 
Mars in Aquarius - Idealistic Battles & Contradictions 

Suffragette Movement Leader/Astronomer/Womans Suffrage Journal Lydia Becker has Sun in Pisces
There is a shift to the infinite, to the imaginable and unimaginable, most welcome after the removed and scientific world of the Sun in Aquarius environment of last month
Sun in Aquarius - Free Radicals.
Here in Pisces we encounter the vivid, the vapid and the extraordinary. We may have thought that Sun in Aquarius last month was bizarre with all its unexpected twists and turns but now things can get truly surreal. Here in the Pisces Oceania, the world begins to reveal its mysterious and glorious visions as we slide and glide our way through. Now we will have the space to dream, fantasise and we can only imagine who and what else may magically appear before us next, perhaps even on the silver screen. 
Actress Emmanuelle Riva has Sun in Pisces. 
On the 24th February 2013 she celebrated her 86th birthday in Hollywood becoming the oldest Oscar nominee for Amour also a poet and photographer Riva has appeared in over 50 films in a 55 year career
We have a clear choice now, to stay on the surface where it is warm and light and currents wind and waves have more effect upon our movement, or we dive down deeper into the darker, colder murkier environment of the inky black depths. We may notice that being in Pisces brings with it strange dualities and conundrums such 'its this or that', 'you can't have this without the other' and 'this always brings that!' there are so many more complications and predicaments to which we are suddenly made aware in this land. 'Oh why is it not more simple?' many of you may cry, well for those of you with Sun sign Pisces you already know exactly the truth of this; it is part of your mythology. 
Renaissance Artist Sculptor Michelangelo has Sun in Pisces 
Around the centre of the Sistine Chapel ceiling are 12 prophetic figures all representing the coming of Christ. Seven are Prophets but five are pagan female Sibyls from the Classical World, with Michelangelo masculine muscles preference. The Delphic Sibyl is the oracle at the navel of the world, reputed to be the sister of Apollo and descended from the Sea God Poseidon, one of the 12 Gods of Olympus in Greece mythology or Neptune in Roman mythology, the ruler of Pisces.
The all male Papal Conclave to elect the new Pope is being held under The Sibyls sensitive eye.
The 12th March 2013, 115 Cardinals electors entered the Sistine Chapel but the ' princes of the church', produced black smoke from the chimney above, indicating a failed two third majority ballot.
The 13th March 2013 the Roman Catholic Church has a new Pope Francis 1st, Jorge Mario Bergoglia
(Delphic Sibyle part of the Sistine chapel)
Mercury in Pisces Shadowlands Smoke Signals
As we all journey with the Sun, we will all move into Pisces and its complexities and ancient wisdom. It’s symbol is that of two fishes joined together, whether they are cavorting or paralysed is unclear, but as a water sign its medium is emotion and it thrives on feeling. A fish is cold blooded and descriptions of Pisces frequently flow and glow about how feeling, emotional and intuitive they are, true many if not most have all of these traits, but this is a dual sign, there are two fish, and just as one may want to swim on the surface the other tugs into the deep, or visa versa. 
Cardinal Keith O'Brien has Sun in Pisces
Three priests and a former priest have reported the Cardinal, the most senior Catholic clergyman in Britain, to the Vatican for inappropriate sexual misconduct going back 30 years.On the 3rd March 2013 the Cardinal admitted that the allegations 'had some substance'. Due to retire, O'Brien has been an outspoken opponent of gay rights, condemning homosexuality as immoral and opposing gay adoption. Recently he argued that same-sex marriages would be 'harmful to the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of those involved' leading to being named 'bigot of the year' by the gay rights charity Stonewall. The Vatican council that deals with major transgressions by the clergy, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, will likely launch an investigation into Cardinal Keith O’Brien once a new Pope is chosen.
Nothing is clear, certain definite or distinct. Water merges invisibly with water, it disappears into the earth, is carried along by the air and evaporates with heat, its boundaries filling and adapting to the holding vessel or dominant medium. It does not mix with oil, there are some things which resist its force and sometimes its own force is the most dominant, although it can sneak up on you suddenly or spend decades slowly and invisibly eroding the structure. 
Chairman of JP Morgan investment bank Jamie Dimon has Sun in Pisces
He has been an major critic of the US government's desire to regulate Wall Street after the 2007/2009 financial crisis. However an official US Senate report has stated that JP Morgan Chase & Co 'had ignored risks, misled investors, fought with regulators and tried to work around rules as it dealt with mushrooming losses in a derivatives portfolio.', also highlighting the casual approach the bank took over the conduct of its so-called 'London Whale trader', who lost the company more than a colossal £4 billion ($6.2billion).
For this month, during your stay in this water world, do not take things for granted, know that the unknowable lives and breathes a fraction away from your breath and accept that the mysterious can seem to be playing games with your head.
A couple of Piscean secrets: 1) they just don’t know and 2) they just ‘know’. Confused? Well yes, now you are getting with it, confusion maybe just the one tiny sign that suggests that you are truly submerged and enveloped into ‘the Pisces zone’.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Writer Douglas Adams has Sun in Pisces '
So long and thanks for all the fish' Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture 12th March 2013 - Creation
'I know that astrology isn't a science. Its just an arbitrary set of rules like chess or tennis. The rules just kind of got there. they don't make any kind of sense except in terms of themselves. But when you start to exercise those rules, all sort of processes start to happen and you start to find out all sorts of stuff about people.
In astrology the rules happen to be about stars and planets, but they could be about ducks and drakes for all the difference it would make. It's just a way of thinking about a problem which lets the shape of that problem begin to emerge. The more rules, the tinier the rules, the more arbitrary they are, the better. It's like throwing a handful of fine graphite dust on a piece of paper to see where the hidden indentations are. It lets you see the words that were written on the piece of paper above it that's now been taken away and hidden. The graphite's not important. It's just the means of revealing the indentations. So you see, astrology's nothing to do with astronomy. It's just to do with people thinking about people.
Sensitive and sweet, chilly and warm, uncharted and relaxing, scary and safe, highly changeable and slightly narcotic, welcome to Pisces Seascapes where unfathomable issues and behaviour ebb and flow around us, whether we like it or not. Whether we ponder, have an answer, deliberately evade or debate, at some level we will eventually have to meet in ourselves or in others multiple layers upon layers of meaning. Things will  be more complex than imagined, more complicated and not as they seem.
Photographer Ansel Adams has Sun in Pisces
On the 19th February, 1942 after Pearl Harbour, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorising the War Department to designate 'military areas' and excluding those it felt to be a danger. It was aimed at over 110,000 Japanese/Americans living mostly along the West Coast of America, who were forced into internment camps as a result. In 1943 Ansel Adams documented the life of those interned at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California producing 'Born Free and Equal', a departure from his well respected, signature style of landscape photography. 
'The purpose of my work was to show how these people, suffering under a great injustice, and loss of property, businesses and professions, had overcome the sense of defeat and despair by building for themselves a vital community'
So what can we expect as Pisces energy pours down once again to us through the Sun’s rays? After all we will be affected whether we are indoors, outdoors, sleeping or waking, we will be saturated in its radical and far-reaching powers. We can expect to be more sensitive and highly attuned to the space and inhabitants of the world. We will pick up on the nuanced, the lyrical, the uplifting, as well as the suffering and wrong doings. Themes of sacrifice and immersion, loss, faith and spirituality may rise to the surface and instantly recognised or sink down in to be hidden in the depths operating submarine like – hidden, unseen, yet ancient and powerful.

Actress Drew Barrymore has Sun in Pisces
'I pray to be like the ocean with soft currents, maybe waves sometimes. More and more I want the consistency rather than the highs and lows'
The zone's presided over by Pisces in our lives will start to undergo their annual zap and zing. If you have planets ‘tuned in’ to receive Pisces energy then they will feel the ebb and flow. If you are Venus in Pisces the way you relate and how you receive love and money will get a boost. If you have Mars here, the way you marshal your troops to attack or defend will come to the ascendancy. You may well be called up to express your sympathies, your compassion your vision. Pisces is ‘the last sign’ of the zodiac and has accumulated much during its passage through space and time, maybe now it is time to let go and release some old baggage or conversely give forth its sparkling wisdom. The Sun in Pisces time the end of February/March is about restoring both our humanity and our divinity, it is living with complexities and embracing the differences so that we may perhaps all realize our connections whether to each other or ‘something else’. The two fish are connected to each other after all, they may be swimming in opposite directions but they are joined - constantly aware of, adjusting to and equally affecting the other.

James Bond 007 Skyfall Actors Hero & Villian Daniel Craig & Javier Bardem both have Sun in Pisces
We may all find ourselves faced with a sea of improbabilities, things become more interwoven and fluid so much so that we give up our more usual way of processing and just go with the flow. Certain in our uncertainty or guided by a far off glimmer, whether we are navigating by the starlight or responding to ancient imperatives stored deep in our DNA, one thing we can be sure of is we may shiver with cold or fear but we will also tremble at the marvels that we encounter. There are oceans of beauty, seas of sorrow, ripples of compassion, waves of complexity, fathomless reflections, pools of passion and trickles of pathos. Wherever Pisces take us into the oceans of infinite possibilities, come on in, the water is lovely.
Singer Johnny Cash has Sun in Pisces
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  1. Can you let me have Pope Francis's birth data?
    Many thanks. Helena Francis on

    1. Hi Helena, Pope Francis birth data is 17th December 1936, at 5.10 pm Buenos Aires although this time is as yet unverified, it gives him Taurus Rising with both the chart ruler (Venus) and the Moon in the 9th house of Religion.