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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pisces North Node

Pisces North Node, South Node Virgo

Having been the one who was duty-bound and played according to the ‘Rules’ in a former life (or earlier in this one) you now have the chance to relax your linear mind and move towards your heart’s true desires. What is it you truly long for now? Is it love, beauty, imaginative creativity? Or is it simply the chance to relax your guard and take in the view from the mountaintop? In the past you may have felt that you were the person who always had to do the right thing. You were being observed, and you had high expectations of yourself and others did too. You may have been a doctor, priest, or skilled craftsperson in a previous life—someone who was expected to be precise and perfect.

But now you have the chance to relax, to not be perfect and to unite the impulses of your heart with those of your head. You can dare to be gentle with yourself now, and dare to make mistakes, to let some details go, and to be as compassionate and forgiving with yourself as you are with others. It’s a good idea to practice getting out of unpleasant situations gracefully rather than being duty-bound or judgmental. You don’t “have to be right” now or confrontational, and you can dare to use your intuition and take action even when you don’t have all the answers. You don’t have to over-analyze things any more. Part of your soul-yearning in this life is to learn to trust in the process of life and to surrender your anxieties to a higher power. You are more loved than you realize.

Pisces North Nodes often find that having two or more jobs or roles is more pleasurable than just one---you can be an artist as well as a parent, or an accountant by day and a musician by evening. And at times you will benefit from swimming against the prevailing social currents of your time and swimming upstream like the Piscean symbol of the two fishes. At times you may find yourself struggling with issues around fear and faith, spirituality vs. religion or independence vs. dependence or addiction. You will find that beauty in all its forms nurtures you and helps you to access your higher power. Like the salmon that make their way home against all odds, you have the inner strength and the homing radar that can lead you to your spiritual home.

As a Pisces North Node person, you are the compassionate visionaries who light the way for the rest of us. And no matter what career path you choose, it’s going to be your inner compassion and intuition that brings you success and satisfaction. As you reach for the gold in the shadow of your South Node Virgo you’ll still enjoy analyzing, yet you’ll be able to soften in your position—and sometimes just simply doing what needs to be done with an accepting attitude. There’s a purity of heart in the Virgo ways that is released by the hopes, yearnings, and struggles of your Pisces North Node…..and remember…. that which you are reaching for, is already deep in your Soul.

Soul Purpose: Transcending boundaries by bringing compassionate and imaginative awareness into everything you do. You are meant to become an explorer of the deep psyche; the unconscious in all its manifestations, and to know that you are loved unconditionally. Let go of the idea that life “is a struggle” and embrace the idea that a pleasurable life is a good life, and that you deserve the “magic of a creative life” in which your head and heart, body and soul, work as one. The phrase “Be good to yourself” is meant for you.

Shadow: Do you still feel yourself struggling, self-doubting, and stressing about the little things in life? Lack of self-confidence, and issues around duty, guilt and shame need to be released. You are your worst enemy at those times when you buy into self-limiting beliefs about yourself.

The “anti-guru Guru” J. Krishnamurti, had these Pisces/Virgo Nodes. He was raised by New Age Theosophists in the early 1900’s to become a great spiritual leader, and he had enormous expectations put on him to “be right and almost beyond human” in all he did. In fact, he was expected to move into the role of becoming a World Teacher, if not “the second coming of Christ.”

The pressured discipline inherent in his South Node Virgo played itself out in his early life, and ultimately brought him to a nervous breakdown/enlightenment in his late twenties. Taken out of India as a child, he was educated in England, and it wasn’t until he was past his first Saturn Return in his thirties that he truly came into his self-confidence in himself as a person. At a huge assembly in Belgium, Krishnamurti stood up in front of thousands of people and declared that he was not the Messiah they were hoping for. He released himself from expectations and roles, and insisted that the only thing he could teach was how to be free. However he spoke with so much charisma, and experience bred from his personal struggles, that he created followers even in his rebellion.

Krishnamurti insisted that the only thing he could teach was about the nature of the mind itself and the way to freedom—a way that was without dogma or guidelines. He distained spiritual gurus and religions of any kind, and essentially had the heart of a mystic which shines through in his poetry. Ironically he ended up becoming just what the Theosophists predicted—a great spiritual teacher, yet what he taught was radically different than expected.

Freedom is the foundation for the Pisces North Node. Krishnamurti suffered in order to be free from limiting expectations, and he is best known for his teachings around the philosophy that: “Truth is a pathless land.” The use of “spiritual imagination” is another cornerstone for Pisces, and Krishnamurti evolved into becoming a cognitive mystic who dialogued constantly about moving beyond the realms of duality that most of us live in. His teachings influenced millions of people, including metaphysicians such as David Bohm.

The Pisces North Node urges us to bring the head and the heart together, and to find ways to transcend traditional boundaries and even to flow into altered states of consciousness. Meditation, in all its forms, is one of the most time honored ways to do this, and Krishnamurti spoke endlessly about meditation —here are a few of his quotes on the subject:

"Meditation is one of the greatest arts in life-perhaps the greatest, and one cannot possibly learn it from anybody, that is the beauty of it. It has no technique and therefore no authority. When you learn about yourself, watch yourself, watch the way you walk, how you eat, what you say, the gossip, the hate, the jealousy-if you are aware of all that in yourself, without any choice, that is part of meditation."

“Man, in order to escape his conflicts, has invented many forms of meditation. These have been based on desire, will, and the urge for achievement, and imply conflict and a struggle to arrive. This conscious, deliberate striving is always within the limits of a conditioned mind, and in this there is no freedom. All effort to meditate is the denial of meditation. Meditation is the ending of thought. It is only then that there is a different dimension which is beyond time.”

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  1. Yep, Virgo South Node always wants to get it right and perfect! Getting to Pisces is no easy matter... but that sounds like my Virgo stuff talking, wanting the "getting there" to be smooth, orderly, and perfect. The Virgo SN wants to "learn" to swim. The Pisces side just has faith... and starts swimming...

  2. Thank you for your beautiful blog.
    We Pisces North Nodes are getting a depth- charging Uranus transit which accelerates this evolutionary process.

  3. wow ji thanks for the info, i KNEW things felt like they were beginning to move faster...

  4. You hit the nail on the head, love!

  5. Thank you. Your comments are precise. I had read Martin Schulman at my first Saturn return and it was helpful. I am about to do my second Saturn return and found your analysis beautiful with both sharp precision and deep compassion. With much respect.

  6. Thank you,
    It is exactly as it is,

    ...from Macedonia

  7. I am a pisces north node and found this post to make sense for me and this life to this point, soon to be 40 years old. I have ordered your book from amazon and look forward to it as I have been interested in north nodes for many years. I am also a pisces sun and venus pisces

    1. Dear Patricia, I've got the same plekje and am breaking through. Shall we contact each other?? I think we can help each other Best Alexander

  8. I loved reading this blog :) I had a question though: my north node is in Pisces, but in the 6th house which is ruled by Virgo! Isn't this a contradiction? What does this mean for my daily responsbilities/work/health etc. that the 6th house deals with?

  9. I've struggled all my life (26 years) with the things I should do to be good, to live a good life..(never accomplished) and I still find it weird to let go of the idea that I need to work hard in order to achieve the good life. This time when Saturn returned I had the most mental and emotional struggle in my entire life. I still don't know if what I'm deciding and doing is right. I still feel like going with the flow seems unsafe.

    1. Well if its any consolation I also feel the exact same way.

      What my heart wants me to do at the same time I am filled with the most fear I have ever felt in my entire life. I am both looking forward to and partly angry that I may not of done enough work and end up in a mental institute or being dying in my Saturn return as Saturn in scorpio pushed me to my limits.
      I feel that I have almost abandoned my Pisces aspects because of the deep scorpian/Pluto feel sits to heavy on my heart. I wish for you a positive Saturn return!

      I would be intrigued by the rest of your chart.
      I have a Libra sun so finding it difficult to know what is me being a lazy Libra and what is me going with the flow pisces

  10. I've read this post before few years back and reading it again now it really resonates with me. I have found my way into a more metaphysical career which if looked at traditionally is defitely a Virgo career. Long story short I am diving deeper into being a manual therapist who works with the "whole" person not just body parts. Learning to trust in my intution and "listen" to the persons body. Swimming upstream, Kim


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