My accountant’s brother, Bud Marschner, lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and every year he makes a calendar of his wildlife photography. Last year I cut out and hung by my kitchen sink a photo of a moose snoozing in a snow bed. This year this photo of a baby moose took my breath right away. Look at the eyelashes on that thing! Nothing captures the essence of Mercury in Pisces than the magical beasts who co-exist on the planet with us. I don’t know if you have ever had the gift of seeing moose but when you do you’ll never forget it. It’s like viewing a creature from another dimension, one that is lovely and majestic beyond what you could imagine. And what I think is so amazing about them is that even though they are way big (I mean WAY BIG) one could be a few feet away from you in the forest nibbling on leaves – they are vegetarians – and you might never fully see it. I have seen a few in my life and each time it feels like an interdimensional siting – exactly what you might expect as Mercury dips into Pisces.
Wouldn’t you know it? The neighbor who usually shares the ominous task of shoveling our common driveway was in Hawaii for this week’s ginormous snow dump. Besides the fact that I successfully turned my intense feelings of jealousy to ” Hey! I want to be in Hawaii in February!” I had to tackle the shoveling of not only the longest driveway in the world but also keep the sidewalks cleared of snow and ice for the many dogs and their people who use my sidewalk as a favorite walk. So here’s the crazy part of all of this: after owning this lovely oasis for over 20 years this is the very first year I actually figured out how to properly shovel, from using the right movements to knowing when to put the salt out (pet-safe, of course) to enjoying the pleasure of being in the body while connecting deeply with the snow faeries. I mean, really, snow is lovely – so beautiful, so soft, so quiet. Which is all to say that it’s never ever too late to learn to do something better, even if you’ve been doing it not so great for who knows how long and no matter what task you are doing, being happily in the moment of doing it, makes the whole experience a joy.
Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, at 3 degrees Taurus is making a square to dwarf planet Ceres. With Uranus, the bringer of unexpected events that lead ultimately to liberation but can feel quite chaotic while they are happening, butting up against the Harvest goddess, the one who brings nourishment to SELF and others in practical, no-nonsense ways…well what breakthroughs are you willing to experience to bust out of limiting patterns of self-care, self-nurturing. What do you REALLY NEED to support the full expression of yourself? And with that breakthrough the Full Moon shines light on your deepest yearning to express yourself, the real you, the one that is your shining, radiant, most excited-to-be-SELF self.
You probably have heard that it’s 2020. I mean, really, it’s on EVERYBODY’s lips. Many forecasts, many predictions, much excitement, much confusion, and much encouragement to enter this new year with optimism and hope, even in the face of some pretty major transitions occurring on the planet.