Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Full Moon | August 26, 2018 | 3 Pisces 12’
Old friend, why are you so shy? It ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the light.” – Adele
Why art thou countenance fallen? Said the Lord to Cain, who was vexed by Abel being accepted while he was not. Why do you hang your head in shame? Why have you closed your ears to my comfort and counsel? My take on the story of Cain and Abel is that Abel’s reward did not have to be Cain’s disappointment. The verses that follow really mean that when Cain was ready to get his, he would. He did not need to demerit himself and believe himself to be less than.
“I believe” are Pisces' keywords. A belief is a thought you keep on thinking. And if you keep thinking less of yourself, you weaken the vision of Aries which follows Pisces. Behind every good instinct or impulse is a good strong belief in self. Otherwise, instead of having your own back you see yourself in the critical eye of others and allow yourself to be judged.
Are you feeling a little shamefaced and crestfallen? Are you feeling like less than your brother or your neighbor? Does disappointment carry self-inflicted punishment? In Pisces, your disappointment can be wordless because Pisces is feelings and feelings just are. Virgo on the ascendant puts Leo in the 12th, so that Virgo might show where you are trying to get it letter perfect so that some aspect of yourself may be brought forth out of obscurity. Or, perhaps, you have stopped trying because you are sold on your limitations. The light of Leo in the 12th is in the closet or under a bushel or otherwise not obvious to others or yourself.
Blessed are you if the light is shining in your dark places and you are not afraid of your own shadow. Blessed are you if you are not living, apologetically and half-halfheartedly. You are blessed too if you have no reason to hide from yourself or recount your past in a negative light. Maya Angelou said, “Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now.” (Mercury and North Node in Leo in the 12th.) Don Miguel Ruiz says that only humans punish themselves and each other multiple times for the same mistake. With Mercury in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio in the third house of thinking, there is the risk of getting a thing all out of proportion. Watch your inner dialogue. If you are obsessing about something negative, do your best to change the channel, because you are likely to elaborate out of whack and drive yourself a little crazy and live a nightmare as a reality.
The Virgo-Pisces axis is physical/mental and emotional health. Virgo is the last sign of the personal vessel that is described as the half circle between Aries and Virgo. We see what is happening in our Virgo field by our work and the condition of our days, our sense of well-being. We also see it in health issues. Your health can be transformed by the renewing of your mind, and your determination to dance your days, rather than count them.
Get physical. There is a grand trine in earth involving Sun, Saturn and Uranus. Have some serious fun or laugh about something serious. Make a commitment to enjoy, live and love. Take a break with a flight of fancy. Consider something delicious. Imagine doing what you love and doing it well and on your own terms. Imagine that you are free to live life on your own terms without limitations or restrictions of time or money.
Do something with your hands, a puzzle or a painting, or dig in the soil. The Moon in a water sign is a good time to repot with no wilting.
Rest. Pisces rules sleep. To rest also means peace of mind or spirit, free of anxieties. It’s safe to let worries go.