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The Gathering Place ( Modalities of Divination )

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I've been expanding my knowledge into Vedic ( Eastern ) astrology and ran across this for Pisces. Since its Pisces season, I thought I'd share in case anyone else is interested.

The sign of Pisces is called al-hut ("the big fish") in Arabic. Therefore, in the illustration of the Zodiac, there is supposed to be only one fish, which is sometimes the case.

The sign is usually represented as a large, nondescript fish, whose body curves slightly upward in order to better fit into the round medallion within which it is depicted. When Jupiter, its Planetary Lord, is illustrated, too, this male figure sits cross-legged, floating above the curved back of the fish.

However, the constellation of Pisces (al-samakatdn, or "the two fish") also influenced the iconography of the corresponding sign of the Zodiac, which often took the form of the more familiar image of two confronted fish arranged in a circle.

This is why, as on the pen box discussed in catalogue number 6, Jupiter, when included in the illustration, is shown with a fish on each side, similar to the figure of Mars with the two scorpions.

Although the image of Jupiter with the two fish does not reflect the literal interpretation of the sign of Pisces, because it is more effective and closer to the meaning of the constellation, it became more popular than the representation of a single fish.

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Said the Wise [Abu Ma'shar] : "Those born under this decade have a bright complexion and a tendency to become tanned. Their body is cold and moist, as they belong to a watery and nocturnal sign of the Zodiac.

Their physique is well proportioned, but they tend to gain weight easily. They change moods often. They tend to work little, since they do not like to exert effort.

They get annoyed easily. When they become attached to a place they like, they do not want to leave it. They love women. They have great strength and are cunning. Allah knows more'.'

Said the Wise Ptolemy: "Those born under Pisces and Jupiter in the decade of Saturn are thoughtful and strong. They are good-natured and they speak in an amiable manner.

They have many good qualities, and balance amusing and serious moments well. Thursday is a good day for them, while Saturday is bad. Cold and moist food and drinks agree with them. Red and green are suitable colors for their clothes.

Their signet ring should have a blue stone. When they appear in front of the governor, they stand at his left. When they sleep, they turn their head to the north to chase away nightmares and grief'.'

Said the Wise Dorotheus: "They will have a problem at the age of five. They will fall from an elevated place when they are eleven. Other problems will present themselves when they are eighteen and thirty five, but they will recover and live a long life.

Allah knows more. Their months are Dhu-l-Hijja and the Christian month of Adhdr [March]. They should be careful every Saturday in the month of Aylul [September]. Allah knows more'.'

Pisces—First decade (from The Book of Nativities by Abu Ma'shar)

Source: FOLLOWING THE STARS: IMAGES OF THE ZODIAC IN ISLAMIC ART by Stefano Carboni,

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, p. 46-47


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#Aspectingthecosmos, Fri, Feb 23, 2024: Residual conflict of emotions regarding what we know we need to do. Endings are tough, but if we want to evolve, we have to choose ourselves over self-sacrifice.

Moon enters Virgo @ 8:38 PM EST: inspiritualservice.com/planetary-transits-2024
Void of Course Moon @ 11:18 PM tonight ( 22 ) - 8:38 PM tomorrow ( 23 )

Early morning, Moon in Leo trine Eris in Aries: Fiery morning of emotions. Take care that confidence determination doesn't become arrogance and domination.

Early afternoon the Moon inconjunct Neptune in Pisces: An adjustment of perception can transform hopelessness & doubt to hope & belief. Choose to believe.

This evening Mercury in Pisces semisquare the North Node in Aries sesquiquadrate South Node in Libra: I typically don't address minor aspects ( semisquare ); however, there's a karmic aspect ( sesquiquadrate ) to the SN: This denotes a former pattern keeping us tied to our safe comfort zone. It's time to step into the unknown direction you feel drawn toward. Whatever is holding us back, a relationship or circumstance, it's time to end it so a dream can be reborn. Mercury suggests communication: use our voice.

Tonight, the Moon, now in Virgo, inconjunct Pluto in Aquarius: Residual conflict of emotions regarding what we know we need to do. Endings are tough, but if we want to evolve, we have to choose ourselves over self-sacrifice.

This will not affect East Coasters as much as my West Coast or Mountain Timers: Late tonight the Moon sesquiquadrate North Node semisquare South Node ( reverse of the above Mercury aspects to the Nodes ): Forward movement may meet resistance if we haven't broken the karmic pattern. We can't go from A to C without first going through B. Finish the lesson to evolve.

Degrees, Houses, Aspect, Time:

Moon: 24LEO18, 5
Eris: 24ARI18, 1
Aspect: Trine
Time: 9:10 AM

Moon: 26LEO30, 2
Neptune: 26PIS30, 9
Aspect: Inconjunct
Time: 1:35 PM

Mercury: 01PIS12, 7
North Node: 16ARI12, 8
Aspect: Semisquare
South Node: 16LIB12, 2
Aspect: Sesquiquadrate
Time: 6:37 PM

Moon: 01VIR03, 11
Pluto: 01AQU03, 4
Aspect: Inconjunct
Time: 10:45 PM

Moon: 01VIR11, 11
North Node: 16ARI11, 6
Aspect: Sesquiquadrate
South Node: 16LIB11, 12
Aspect: Semisquare
Time: 11:01 PM

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This weekend marks the Lantern Festival, heralding the official end to the Lunar New Year of the Wood Dragon, symbolizing the Dragon's Landing! Time to get to work! 🎎🏮🎐🧧🎉

On the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, two weeks after Chinese New Year is the Lantern Festival ( also referred to as the Spring Festival ), an important traditional festival in China. The lantern festival marks the end of the Lunar New Year of the Wood Dragon, more aptly referred to as 'The Dragon Lands'. All the new year celebrations stop from this day.

Traditionally, on the night of the Lantern Festival, streets are decorated with colorful lanterns. Families will get together to enjoy a reunion dinner. People also eat tangyuan, glutinous rice balls filled with sweet sesame paste, red bean paste, or peanut butter. In Chinese culture, tangyuan symbolizes reunion.

Chinese people believe that eating tangyuan during the festival may bring family harmony and good luck in the new year.

After the Lantern Festival, Chinese New Year taboos are no longer in effect, and all New Year decorations are taken down. Some people still wait till after the festival to return to work or study.

The lanterns symbolize people letting go of the past year and welcoming the new year with good fortune.

Reference source: https://www.chinahighlights.com/festivals/lantern-festival.htm

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Who's ready for the FULL Moon in Virgo tomorrow? The Moon is and enters Virgo @ 8:38 PM EST tonight to prepare!

Void of Course Moon: 11:18 PM ( 22md ) - 8:37 PM tonight. All rituals are a go!

Mutable Virgos are practical, logical, industrious, and methodical. This lunation favors accomplishment of detail and instructions from superiors. Our focus shifts to health and hygiene habits as well as daily schedules.

It is here the Moon is at its most discriminating. Seeking perfection, this lunation is most concerned with fixing and fussing. We may feel a cleaning spree coming on or troubleshoot a problem or ongoing issue. As this is the most helpful sign, it is work-oriented and duty-bound.

Entering Virgo on a Friday, ruled by Venus, appreciation for all things beautiful rises to the top. This can be anything from nature's offerings of sunsets or rises to art to people. Love, friendship, and reconciliation are highly favored here. The Waxing Moon on the edge of fullness, is opening the gate to manifestation rituals.

For more information on this lunation, particularly if your natal sign is in Virgo: inspiritualservice.com/the-moons-promenade

#art: William Bell Scott

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#Aspectingthecosmos, Sat Feb 23, 2024: The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit.  

Full Moon in Virgo @ 7:30 AM EST - Void of Course Moon: 11:18 PM ( 22nd ) - 8:38 PM ( 23rd ): No Lunar rituals at this time: inspiritualservice.com/celestial-events-2024

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Mid-afternoon's energy will prove challenging. The Moon in Virgo inconjunct Mars in Aquarius oppose Saturn in Pisces and sesquiquadrate Eris in Aries, all in less than a two-hour span: Don't allow others to determine our value. Their opinions are just that and no more. Even if we feel we've made a mistake and it's being blown out of proportion, remember there are NO mistakes, only experiences. Make this one count.

Late-afternoon/early evening the Moon trine Jupiter in Taurus inconjunct Venus in Aquarius: Don't be too hard on ourselves. We deserve the love and affection we designate to others. Love, like smiles, expands and soothes the emotions. Put forth that which we desire to receive and experience the magic.

Lastly, late tonight Venus will square Jupiter: Yipe. I'll be asleep for this, but my PST & MST friends will be in the thick of it this evening. Perhaps we've put out what we wish to receive but feel unappreciated. Check our intentions. If we're giving for the purpose of receiving, then we aren't truly giving.

The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit.

Degrees, Houses, Aspects, Time ( EST ):

Moon: 08VIR54, 3
Mars: 08AQU54, 8
Aspect: Inconjunct
Time: 2:38 PM

Moon: 09VIR17, 2
Saturn: 09PIS08, 8
Aspect: Opposite
Time: 3:24 PM

Moon: 01VIR19, 2
Eris: 24ARI19, 9
Aspect: Sesquiquadrate
Time: 3:29 PM

Moon: 10VIR13, 2
Venus: 10AQU13, 7
Aspect: Inconjunct
Time: 5:17 PM

Moon: 10VIR28, 1
Jupiter: 10TAU28, 9
Aspect: Trine
Time: 5:49 PM

Vanus: 13AQU02, 11
Jupiter: 10TAU30, 7
Aspect: Square
Time: 11:01 PM

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Blessed Full Moon in Virgo, which came in @ 7:30 AM EST this morning!

Void of Course Moon began last night at 11:18 PM and will end tonight at 8:38 PM. Except for preparation, lunar rituals should be delayed until after the v/c period.

The Full Moon represents divine fruition and observance. The Moon in Virgo presents motivation and inspiration with a side-helping of reality. Some can expect insomnia and potential lunacy.

Virgo Energy encompasses simplicity, as well as appreciation of beauty. The Virgo lesson is adaptability to ever-changing circumstance. Combined with the energy of the Moon makes is a perfect time to slow down and get organized to avoid the overwhelm of complication.

Life is full of the unknown and we never know what curveballs will be thrown our way on any given day.  Stay grounded and you have a better chance of navigating through the things that are coming.

This applies to personal situations, opportunities, and offers. Make sure to consider the legal aspects of small print. Good thing Virgo's influence is logic and practicality, which can assist you to slow down and think before you speak or act.

Virgo energy is laser-focused on the details. This could come off as criticism, but it's a part of Virgo's love language: they want to improve everything. This can risk crossing over into perfectionism; therefore, keep the criticisms to a minimum regardless of how good your intentions.  

Instead, refocus on the attainment of your goals. This includes anticipating potential blocks which may arise to slow you down. Make sure that backup plans include alternative routes to get where you're going.

Earthy Virgo creates a perfect platform to spend some peaceful time in nature. Because she is all about health, focusing on healing through meditation. Perhaps you're ready to pick up a healthier habit by releasing an old one.  Now is the opportune time to put it into motion.

To ease the tension of this lunation, build a fire. It doesn't matter what kind. It can be a bonified bonfire or a simple burn bowl. Whether gathering wood for kindling and burning, or various offerings such as wish paper, the preparation will ground and center us so that we are more balanced during the ritual.

Work with Silver to banish negativity and inspire calm.

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Mercury entered Pisces, where it falls: Time to listen.

“Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret,
and in exchange gain the Ocean.
Listen, O drop, bestow upon yourself this honor,
and in the arms of the Sea be secure.
Who indeed should be so fortunate?
An Ocean wooing a drop!
In God's name, in God's name, sell and buy at once!
Give a drop, and take this Sea full of pearls.”

~ Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

Drawing: The Book of Felicity

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Let that sink in for a moment.

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#Aspectingthecosmos, Sun, Feb 25, 2024: Some nights are meant to distance from others and take a self-care evening, or at least some time until this energy passes.

At noon the Full Waning Moon in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus: Increased intuition and awakened insights. If there is a pattern to be broken, we have an opportunity to break free and move forward in our freedom.

Early evening, the Moon square Vesta in Gemini and Mercury square Pallas in Sagittarius: Doubt, insecurity, and failure to communicate our emotions in a wise or analytical manner. Take a self-care evening, or at least some time until this paradigm shifts.

Degrees, Houses, Aspects, Time ( EST ):

Moon: 19VIR24, 4
Uranus: 19TAU24, 12
Aspect: Trine
Time: 12:04 PM

Moon: 22VIR49, 1
Vesta: 22GEM49, 10
Aspect: Square
Time: 6:54 PM

Mercury: 04PIS57, 6
Pallas: 04SAG57, 3
Aspect: Square
Time: 8:12 PM

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Full Moon in Virgo 🙏🌕

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#CollectiveCasting Weekly Oracle, Feb 25 - Mar 02, 2023: 36. MAYU

Your soul has been going through a deep spiritual feeding process and is growing rapidly. The evidence of this in the outer world will be a sense of expansion of opportunity, reach, connections and new levels of spiritual experiences. This Oracle foretells the welcoming and of a new phase in life. Newborn energies and fertility, whether biological, creative or psychological, are being stimulated. The Oracle indicates the discovery, development, and expression of talents.

An increasingly public profile which moves you into the spotlight can help you fulfill your divine life mission. Provided that you keep your inner connection to Spirit as the highest priority. The Oracle speaks of soul healing around matters of trust, spirit, mother, and abundance.

Those seeking additional Spiritual Guidance and the Healing Process that accompanies this card: http://inspiritualservice.com/earth-warriors

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#Aspectingthecosmos, Mon, Feb 26, 2024: If you can dream it, you can attain it. Logical ambition and nurturing vision couple with emotional balance cojoined with strategic and philosophical wisdom. Perfect time to plan or make the first move toward a long-term goal.

Moon enters Libra @ 9:30 AM EST, 5th House: http://inspiritualservice.com/planetary-transits.com

Void of Course Moon:  2:35 AM - 9:29 PM EST

Late morning the Moon in Libra trine Pluto in Aquarius: It's a good time to be open and honest in relationships. The hard conversations are the most transforming.

Early evening Mercury in Aquarius sextile Ceres in Capricorn and the Moon sextile Pallas in Sagittarius within 32 minutes of one another: Wondrous formation of logical vision and nurturing ambition coupled with emotional balance and philosophical wisdom. Perfect time to plan or make the first move toward a long-term goal.

Lastly, late tonight, though my PST/MST friends will be in the thick of it, the Moon square Ceres in Capricorn: Blocks moving forward may appear larger than they are. The challenge is to balance the energy by transforming them into steppingstones.  

Degrees, Houses, Aspects, Time EST:

Moon: 01LIB07, 5
Pluto: 01CAP07, 9
Aspect: Trine
Time: 11:46 AM

Mercury: 06AQU44, 7
Ceres: 06CAP44, 5
Aspect: Sextile
Time: 7:27 PM

Moon: 05LIB10, 1
Pallas: 01SAG10, 3
Aspect: Sextile
Time: 7:59 PM

Moon: 06LIB47, 12
Ceres: 06CAP47, 3
Aspect: Square
Time: 11:18 PM

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Moon Enters Libra @ 9:29 AM this morning.
Void of Course Moon: 2:35 AM - 9:29 AM this morning.

On the light side, Cardinal Libras are cooperative, compassionate, peace-loving, and judicial. This lunation is all about face-to-face relationships and/or partnerships. Libra enjoys restoring balance; however, care should be taken as to how to go about setting the scales right, as superiority or insensitivity could produce more imbalance.

In general, this transit combines a congenial nature with friendly fellowships. We are at our most social and cooperate state, which makes us prone to compromise. Also ruled by Venus, Libra loves to shop for a decorate their home; therefore, we, too, may feel the urge to beautify our surroundings or surround ourselves with the beauty of an art gallery, coastal or scenic visit to the mountains.

Entering Libra on a Monday, ruled by the Moon, our psychic awareness will increase. It's a wonderful day for not pushing ourselves. Peace, healing, and compassion are highly favored, as well as purification rituals. Keep in mind that the Moon is waning, so meditation and study are favored. Rituals (except those banishing negative energy) are not encouraged.  

For more information on this lunation, particularly if your natal Moon is in Libra: inspiritualservice.com/the-moons-promenade

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