On September 6 we had a Full Moon in Pisces, which seemed to many like a gasp of relief after what was an intense prior few months. These energies will continue to affect us for quite some time as well, so while I don’t normally write about astrological topics, I felt compelled to in this instance for a couple of reasons:
2. I wanted to create greater awareness around how to turn within to reflect on what these various energetic times actually mean for us and how we can make the most of them.
Right after the eclipse I began seeing a lot of posts on social media about people feeling a number of different physicals, mental, and spiritual symptoms. People were talking about feeling tired, dizzy, sick, and extremely emotional. Some people mentioned they were crying several times a day or feeling highly motivated to act on passions they suddenly felt immensely clear on.
What Does This All Mean?
To put it simply, big changes are here and they are going to continue to arise in your life whether you are ready for them or not. We can choose to ride this wave of energy and do some deep inner work, or we can avoid it and continue to fight it, much like we may have done earlier in the year. I want to be clear, I’m not saying that the astrological condition is the ONLY thing pushing you into have these experiences, I’m simply saying it’s an ingredient in this dish and it does have an impact on it. We explore in great detail the effect of our solar system on our lives in our latest documentary.
But let’s jump back and reflect for a moment: How has your 2017 felt overall up until now? I have talked to hundreds of people about this and also to our in-house astrologer Carmen DiLuccio, as he interacts with people every day about this topic, and it has become clear that we’ve been having an intense year — one filled with a great push to reflect internally, shift, and realign. If I had to sum up what not only I have been experiencing this year but also what the people I have been speaking to have been experiencing as well, the message would be: You can’t run or hide from your ‘stuff’ or the things you need to address in your life anymore.
Whether that be having to address your own ego stories, old patterns, or bad habits, or moving on from projects, people, or ideas that you had that are no longer serving you, the time is now and the first three-quarters of this year have been intense for it!
I use the term relief lightly here and it may not be for the reason you think. I’ll admit it has been a stressful year for me, but I also know I create that stress in my life just as we all do in ours. It’s NEVER someone else’s fault. We always have the control and power within ourselves to move past the things that are bothering or triggering us. It might be easy to blame one person or another, but I can promise you, they are in your life for a reason and are showing you something about yourself. The faster we come to terms with that and start doing our inner work, the faster we move on and evolve. Our personal evolution does not have to be a slow grueling process; it’s all about how much or how little you resist.
It’s easy to get into space where we blame all our challenges on astrological conditions and never actually look at them, instead of saying “I’m emotional due to Mercury retrograde” and wiping our hands clear of personal responsibility. But in reality, Mercury retrograde might be shining a greater amount of light on the challenges you so you can see them more clearly. The inevitable result is that you feel them more strongly, too.
With that said, the desire for relief is a feeling that comes when we really want out of a situation or want a break from something, and oftentimes it’s due to how we might be judging or categorizing a situation. While it’s always beautiful to rest, I wanted to stress the fact that, more often than not, our desire for relief is a response to the extra stress we create for ourselves through certain thoughts and feelings, and thus what we’re really looking for are tools and a means to move through our challenges that are arising, not relief so we can simply bury them again.