Are You Ready to Wiggle?

by Norma Zelenko

FlowerBefore you know it, there will be white and yellow and blue and lavender popping up in The Garden where there used to be just white. Beneath the calm, quiet fields of beautiful white snow, things are starting to wiggle.

We may want to stretch and yawn and wiggle ourselves a little bit as the yearly period of gestation is just about ready to end and we want to be up and ready to help the incredible edibles and healing herbs and other neat stuff like buds which will pop out with the perfect timing of the Mother.

Are you ready to help?

In one sense, Mother Earth needs a great deal of help from us – as our endless meddling has assaulted her body far too long by toxic chemicals and artificial heating and cooling and earth-shifting and rockets of desire which have nothing to do with the birth of plants and birds and bees, but for now, let’s just do what we can do for the babies as they emerge from the ground.

Are you ready to love the dirt?

Dirt is just so amazing. Just watch a little child with that startled, “what-am-I-walking-on” look when they stray off their usual path and find dirt, or sand, or mud. Especially mud. Most are delighted beyond words and proceed to stamp and slide and giggle when some kind person lets them take off their shoes. Did you ever giggle and stomp about in the dirt?

Are you ready to remember?

That same little kid just might throw out their arms and scream like a banshee when you take them out of the snow or out of the dirt or out of the water when it’s time to come in and get bathed and civilized and told to put their toys away. And in your heart of hearts, you blessed gardeners and growers and wild healers, you must own up to a little pout-pout face when it’s time to come in and do the dishes.

But are you ready to get out there anyway and scream for joy?

Before you know it, there will be another end and another beginning. A time to release the exquisite peace and quiet of the snow-covered earth and welcome the sparkle of sunshine as He returns to warm and wake Her. Breathe in the joy of the quiet time of creation and get ready to wiggle and giggle your way back into The Garden. Are you ready?

With Light & Love, Norma


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Astrologer in Training – Pisces

by Cindy Fadoir

Pisces is the third and final Zodiac sign of the Winter Season. Pisces is ruled by oceanic Neptune, the planet of spirituality and escapism. Pisces has an element of water and a mutable quality, making this the most fluid of all signs. The symbol is appropriately Fishes. The Pisces glyph may look like two opposite parenthesis connected in middle by one bar representing two fishes swimming in opposite directions while being tied together.

Our astrology training continues this month with the twelfth and final zone of the Zodiac progression, Pisces. Living the final month of a long winter, Pisces are the unworldly dreamers during deep hibernation. Having lived through all the previous Zodiac signs on this journey, Pisces are the old soul who are uniquely compassionate for the woes, frailties, secrets and failings of all others. This is a very difficult stage of life to understand and master as Pisces vacillate between savior and martyr. Like the glyph of fishes at tug-of-war between two desires, Pisces are often directionless and unfocused. Problems can look much larger than they really are through the watery lens of imaginative Pisces. They are overly empathetic, intuitive and impressionable, and easily absorb others emotions, thoughts and desires. This adds even more currents to their emotional river, causing them to question which emotions and truths are their own. They can wallow in guilt and despair over the misery and harshness of the world and often look for spiritual comfort. Their compassionate kindness and self-sacrificing nature wants to please and assist others but their own agendas vie for top billing. Being pulled to two directions, they often renege on promises.
The key phrase for Pisces is “I believe”. Pisces represents end of cycles, karma, and spiritual enlightenment. They are behind the scenes mystics and do not often have the drive to be great leaders. Being hypersensitive, Pisces often turn to drugs, alcohol, food or other forms of excess to escape. Pisces can offset sensitivity with compassionate listening, being able to laugh at self, or being complacent. Pisces do not judge others, possibly because they feel guilty. They benefit from being patient with self and being compassionate with others. Pisces are heaven’s service providers.

Physically, Pisces have beautiful eyes, watery, hypnotic, and other worldly. Pisces exude sexuality and sensuality. The body movements are gracefully fluid. Pisces rules feet and the lymphatic system so regular massage or reflexology is beneficial. Often gentle and soft spoken, Pisces bear troubles lightly and casually. Pisces often need time alone to sort out emotions and are not outwardly demonstrative. At the other extreme, they are often promiscuous and actually thrive in romantic relationships, needing to connect and be loved. Romance can be a source of transcendence, consciousness, and awareness for Pisces and their partners.

Pisces are also known to be confused, humble, receptive, psychic, procrastinators, comprehensive, philosophical, elusive, insightful, insecure, apprehensive, gentle, perceptive, clever, witty, phobic, untidy, chaotic, sympathetic, masochistic, lazy, prone to lying, passive aggressive, supportive, of service, self-deceptive.

The Moon relates to how we express our emotions, needs, and what makes us feel secure. When the Moon appears in Pisces, emotions are expressed through intuition yet contradiction, imagination yet deception, compassion yet resistance. Retreating into privacy increases sense of security, guarding against oversensitivity. Artistic expression is strong.

Mercury influences how we think, study and communicate. When Mercury connects with Pisces, thought is often muddled, confused with emotion and intuition rather than logic. Communication is sometimes untruthful, to self and others, in the name of kindness. Compassion, artistic expression, and intelligence is heightened. Confidence may be lacking.

Venus represents how we relate, what we value, how we handle finances, and our artistic nature. With Venus in Pisces, results in a love of the arts and relating through romance and compassion. Guard against being too overly dependent, impressionable and idealistic.

Mars relates to our physical stamina, sex drive, and how we utilize our energy. The Mars in Pisces results in charity, self-sacrifice and compassion. Sex drive is strong, sensual and passionate. Guard against being a doormat, lazy or distracted. Artistic or lyrical physical expression is beneficial.

Jupiter influences how we seek to expand, grow and how we express our intellect. Jupiter in Pisces is inspired, friendly, unassuming and popular. Guard against being overly impressionable, escaping and self-indulgence.

Saturn is an expression of how we deal with authority and cope with serious issues personally, spiritually and societally. Saturn in Pisces emphasizes negativity and restriction resulting in vulnerability and escapism. Tolerance is heightened.

Uranus relates to how we manifest personal individuality and humanitarian issues, and where we experience change. Uranus in Pisces results in intuitive independence partnered with spiritual struggles, visionary insights and prophetic dreams. Guard against impractical idealism. Limitations of the past dissolve. The last time Uranus was in Pisces was from 1919 to 1927, which covers the Roaring Twenties and the passing of the 19th Amendment which allows women the right to vote in the US.

Neptune represents how we reveal our imagination and intuition and where our illusionary blind spots exist. Neptune is at home in Neptune-ruled Pisces, the generation born 2012 to early 2025 will be inspired, empathetic and idealist. They may want to guard against confusing escapism with inspiration or spirituality.

Pluto influences how we personally transform and regenerate. Pluto will once more be in Pisces starting in 2043 to 2067. This generation will be compassionate, artistic and impressionable with a great understanding of who and what we are. They may need to guard against being overly self-sacrificing. The last time Pluto was in Pisces was from 1798 to 1823, the Romantic Era provided poetic creations and the beginning of socialism in Europe.

This concludes our in depth journey through the individual Zodiac signs. Next month, we will take a look at relationships and how astrology can enhance understanding. Until then, may the stars spring forth and guide us wisely on our own journeys.


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