Mercury, Mars and Chiron are currently in a three-way conjunction in Pisces. Mercury-Chiron was exact on Sunday; Mars-Chiron is exact at 11:52 am EST Tuesday. Put all three together, as they are right now, and you get a message (Mercury) about the creative (Pisces) Warrior Spirit (Mars-Chiron).
To put it in question format, aren’t you tired of being afraid to stand out for who you are? Aren’t you tired of letting your fears run your life — creatively, sexually, spiritually, mentally? Aren’t you done hesitating on whatever it is you have been putting off — you know, that thing that captures your imagination and passion when you let it?
So many people are carrying this fear of living their creative potential, sexual truth or spiritual mission. The sense you may have that you can’t actually write what you love to write (or paint, or perform) and earn a living, or that a ‘real job’ can’t possibly be the thing that makes you happy, is a lie that was laid on you at an early age. It happened before you could see fully the difference between you and your mother or father, and that makes it hard to see for what it is.
If the ‘frustrated artist’ metaphor doesn’t sound like what’s pushing into your consciousness at this time, what does that thing feel like to you?
Chiron is a centaur planet that calls our attention to wounds (psychological or physical) so we can recognize them, and understand how old they are, how deep they go and how they stand in our way. Then we can see how to resolve the old pain, release it, and grow in some way.
Mercury is taking advantage of Chiron’s focusing power to distill the message and direct it to our minds, where we can understand it clearly. Mars is stepping up to the plate like a baseball coach waving us home and shouting encouragement. The way is clear and the timing is right, but it’s still up to us to actually run the bases.
Here’s the catch: human beings have this tendency whereby once we are Self conscious, ego gets scared of the danger of change; a Self finally aware of the light is simultaneously made aware of all the shadow by contrast. The openness needed to embrace new possibility also creates space for fears to rush in, and we’ve ended up with an epidemic of paralysis.
There is also something about all this Pisces energy (Neptune is not far from this triple conjunction, and the Moon is in Pisces until Tuesday evening) about not pretending. Culturally, we do a lot of pretending as individuals about what we feel, what we want, what we believe, what is really true. This is a moment of clarity — but you have to be willing to stand in that vulnerable place of awareness, with the light and the dark, and make a choice: the choice not to be afraid anymore, but to dare to stand out.
This is the path of the Creative Warrior Spirit. For an illustration, consider the One Billion Rising movement begun by playwright/activist Eve Ensler to celebrate the 15th anniversary of her V-Day Foundation’s work to end violence against women. One Billion Rising is a worldwide event where local groups hold dancing ‘flash mobs’ in public spaces on Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day.
The website proclaims:
One In Three Women On The Planet Will Be Raped Or Beaten In Her Lifetime.
One Billion Women Violated Is An Atrocity.
One Billion Women Dancing Is A Revolution.
Ensler writes, “Dance is holy, sexual, and it’s a way of being very powerful and a little dangerous without being violent.” Whether you join in a One Billion Rising event in your area on Thursday or not, how can you be holy, sexual, powerful and a little bit dangerous without being violent? What is the truth your inner Creative Warrior Spirit is ready to be known for? How will you stand out?