Pisces and the ascension of spirit

Mokosh, Jadeive, Oceanix, Ix Chel, Yemaya, Goddess of Water, Oceans, Seas calling upon the collective psyche, within the deepest unconscious mind, those salty pools of memory not shaped by any personal experience but genetically transmitted, our human inheritance, shared, and reshaped by each generation. And here we weave, we dance, we sing our final notes of the Piscean era…

The sign of two fish swimming in opposite directions, the visionary one who believes and is ready to turn the fantasy into reality, and the other one, who doubts, and denies its vision persuaded that the world would reject it anyhow. When the visionary fish follows her dreams, it disturbs the resting fish and when the resting fish avoids her dreams, it disturbs the visionary fish. This is a tale of divine discontent and how to handle your visionary nature. The path to understand that vision is not there to grab, but more to move towards. 

Ix Chel, Maya Goddess of the Moon, Water, Weaving and Childbirth

Piscean energy is intuitive, psychic, and connected to the source. It is trance-inducing and oceanic, belonging to the element of water. The planet Neptune, named after the Roman god of the oceans, has been the astrological symbol for Pisces, even though every sailor knows the ocean is female… And so Neptune is the closest to being androgynous, gender fluid, and dissolving. Astronomy confirms that with its nomenclature of TNPs aka transNeptunian planets, which were the planets discovered beyond Neptune…

In Hindu religion Ardhanarishvara is half male/half female representation of Shiva & Parvati.

In Slavic mythology the water goddess Mokosh, the life-giving and life-taking force, representing fertility and moisture, was the major deity of the Slavic pantheon. I would venture further, however,  in my opinion she was the representation of an older ancient deity that migrated with its people from Asia to the eastern parts of Europe. In a similar way, the Sanskrit word “devi”, became “deive” in Baltic languages, which I wrote about in my past posts. Mokosh has its linguistic roots in Sanskrit too. And that’s the beautiful, unexpected gift for those who study ancient religions. While a migratory group brings their belief system with them, they separate from the source and develop in their own ways. A thousand years forward and we seemingly have two unrelated religions, mythologies, or philosophies. Just like American English accent is closer to the original English of XVIII century settlers than the contemporary British English, the Slavic (and Baltic) beliefs may give us clues about human beginnings if we carefully investigate its etymology, mythology, or cultural calendar. 

Yemaya, Ocean Mother Goddess of Santería

In Hindu the term “moksha” refers to freedom from samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth, it is also freedom from ignorance associated with self-realization, self-actualization, and self-knowledge. It is a dichotomy: it can either be liberation through enlightenment “nirvana” or it can be emancipation from suffering “mukti”.

You may ask, why the female deity of self-realization would be associated with the goddess of water? The answer becomes clear to those following Jyotish or Hindu astrology. Moksha is the enlightenment, and within the Jyotish astrology it represents the water element, next to Dharma (fire), Artha (earth) and Kama (air). Moksha includes the Grand Water Trine of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. As the Baltic and Slavic nations descended from the ancient tribes, so did their language, culture and religion. The state of enlightenment derived from the power of our emotional nature represented by the water signs – Moksha, became personified by the Slavic Goddess of Water in her life-giving and life-destroying form – Mokosh (in Polish, it shares its root with the noun ‘mokrosc’ ‘wetness’ and adjective ‘mokry’ ‘wet’).

Jana Astanov, Slavic Goddess of Water, Mokosh, photo Niko van Egten, 2019

Just like the Western astrology gives us insights into our past lives and the current life path through the Nodes, Jyotish tells us how to attain Moksha, and cut the ties of reincarnation. Is the Slavic Goddess Mokosh, the vehicle of liberation, our speedway to self-knowledge and realization of who we are? Should she be the second half of Neptune, the feminine one, the Slavic one that unites the astrology through #astrofeminism? 

The One Who Speaks With The Stars

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