PISCES – Being a Soul

by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer Pisces

  • Dates:     February 21 – March 21
  • Ruled by:     Neptune and Jupiter
  • Element:      Water

Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Pisces on your birth chart.

What Is Pisces’s Intention?

In our journey toward an ever-expanding sense of self, Pisces brings us to knowing a oneness with all that is. To the extent we believe God to be outside our self, Pisces will haunt us until we actually experience that we are part and parcel of God. Pisces, home at last!

Our inner Neptune always feels oneness, but because our ego has been unaware of any direct experience of our divine connection, we have struggled through various substitutes, from religious martyrdom to drug addiction and more. Pisces’ spiritual intention is to give us conscious access to our divine wholeness in infinite, eternal and unconditional love.

We learn to be nonjudgmental and compassionate. We free our minds with meditation and self-reflection. We relax our need to fix the world, and surrender our anxiety to a higher power and a divine plan. Our ego learns to relax totally, sometimes seeming nonexistent. We feel at peace, not by denying worldly reality, but by incorporating divine reality.

Our unconscious inner Pisces, feeling the longing, but not knowing how to create authentic connection to our divine wholeness, can feel vague, disorientated and a victim to life. Our deep feeling Neptune, always connected to others, can be oversensitive to others’ pain, creating emotional confusion and self-doubt. This can lead to escape through alcohol, fantasies or even mental illness. Or we might try to force a spiritual connection, a seeming death to our ego, through religious cults, martyrdom or drugs. Sometimes we can invoke divine awareness through music or other artistic experiences.

What needs healing and growth?

Our ego, blind to the illusions of its limited senses, can suffer greatly from a lack of faith or trust in God. The world can seem entirely unfair and merciless. One can shut oneself to the divine and create a hard shell of cynical pragmatism, afraid of opening to others, yet painfully desiring connection. And we can feel overly sensitive to others, like an open sore, lacking boundaries. The pain can crush us, drive us to escapism or, more positively, to creative and artistic expression, and eventually to our inner spiritual resources.

After lifetimes of blame, rescuing others, denying self, escaping and recovering from various addictions, we eventually begin to experience a larger order to life. There is justice within the unjust, fairness in the unfair, blessings in every turn of events. Love is ever present and supporting us in everything we experience. We open our spiritual heart to receiving and giving that love, thus grounding our soul in full presence in this physical dimension.

What can I do this month?

To heal and evolve your Pisces self, give attention to your spiritual awareness. Do you blame outside yourself? Do you feel alienated from God? Do you get confused around other people’s feelings? Can you feel compassion without needing to rescue? Do you trust the flow of life? Can you feel your divine connection to others, beyond just a concept? Do you meditate and spend time alone in self-reflection? Do you trust that this seemingly unfair and cruel world is actually perfect for all souls in it? Does that last question tend to annoy you?

Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 40 years of experience with an international clientele, including medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at their Inner Essence Center in Sedona, Arizona. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information or email Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Call Barry at 608-345-2470.

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AQUARIUS – Find Your People

by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer Aquarius

  • Dates:           January 21 – February 21
  • Ruled by:     Uranus and Saturn
  • Element:      Air

Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Aquarius on your birth chart.

What Is Aquarius’s Intention?

Last month, Capricorn invited us to step boldly into the world and manifest our visions. Now, Aquarius is here to show us this is always a team effort. Uranus, ruler of freedom and individuality, prompts our intuitive awareness toward seeing ourselves objectively, as part of a greater organism of humanity. Oh Aquarius! What now?

Our inner Aquarius/Uranus knows, intuitively, that the authority of the status quo is temporary to the understandings of our limited senses, changing as consciousness evolves. Thus, we strive for the “ideal”, often feeling rejected or weary when the world doesn’t “get it”. We know, in our hearts, that we are all in this together, as equals. Aquarius’s spiritual intention is to teach us how to remain true to our unique vision while blending in with others, collectively.

Through Aquarius, we learn objectivity, equality, group participation and serving humanitarian causes. We learn to relate to others as whole individuals, not just their functions, recognizing them as special, just like us. We learn to share our intuitive and unconventional ideas with others and encourage them to do the same. This further taming of our ego creates friendships, camaraderie and “belonging”. We begin to experience the oneness of humanity as an extension of self.

Our unconscious Aquarius, in a misguided attempt to feel the “belonging”, may yield too quickly to peer pressure, thus losing individual will, waiting for others to prompt our decisions and actions. Or in fear of belonging, we may run away from confrontations, detach from emotional situations, aloof and waiting endlessly for more information.

What needs healing and growth?

Our Aquarius ego can often feel like an outsider, estranged by the rest of humanity, feeling very different, like something is wrong with us, with no place in the world. For comfort, we might purposefully try to stand apart by being contrary, eccentric or rebellious, thus feeling in control of our aloneness. Yet our innate drive for connection keeps us trying to belong. Instead of real, intimate friendships, humanitarian causes or technological webs might dominate our social life.

From this position as “outsider”, we are forced to look at the world more objectively, to discover why we feel alienated, and eventually see a much bigger picture of our place in the world. Our intuition informs us of how the outer world reflects the complexity of our inner being and we gradually feel more integrated and connected to others and to the whole. Eventually, the synergy of human spirit feels like home. 

What Can I Do This Month?

To heal and evolve your Aquarian self, pay attention to how well you do in groups. Do you strive to understand the group or do you insist on getting your own way? Can you follow your own heart and still work with a team, or do you do what’s expected in order to feel you belong? Do you treat others as whole and special or do you only see them as serving a particular function? Do you honor your intuition? Are you open to creating win/win situations? In a world that falls short of your ideals, can you still feel your loving connection to humanity and know you have a place?

Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 38 years of experience with an international clientele, including medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at their Inner Essence Center in Sedona, Arizona. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information or email Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Call Barry at 608-345-2470.

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SAGITTARIUS – Finding Meaning

by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer sagittarius

  • Dates:           November 21 – December 20
  • Ruled by:     Jupiter
  • Element:      Fire

Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Sagittarius on your birth chart.

What Is Sagittarius’s Intention?

Once our ego has survived last month’s stinging Scorpio dance of personal intimacy and seeming death, we become aware of a greater sense of self, connected to realms beyond our five senses and logical mind. Expansive Jupiter beckons us to adventure into the unknown and seeks meaning and wisdom. Wow, Sagittarius! Look at the stars!

The Sagittarius in us understands that the world is not what it seems, that there is something much, much bigger going on here. In our initial, fiery enthusiasm for trans-ego visionary truth and wisdom, we might bow to the first inspiring scriptures or doctrines that seem to satisfy our need to understand something greater than ourselves, but more is required. Sagittarius’s spiritual intention is to inspire us to explore truth in all directions, not as beliefs, but as experience and knowing.

A healthy, conscious Sagittarius is developing a sense of spontaneous freedom beyond the limits of our conditioned past, learning to trust intuition and divine guidance. Spending time alone and with nature, we learn to listen to our inner voice of higher self and speak from this source, uncensored. In maturity, we allow others to have their truths while we remain centered in our own.

Falling short of this, our unconscious Sagittarius self becomes self-righteous, needing to defend our ungrounded beliefs, espousing “the truth” to others without taking their views into account. In our need for absolute truth, we resist new ideas that threaten to shake or undo our current, and still limited, perspective, and thus lose ourselves in dogmatic, uncompromising systems of belief and ritual.

What needs healing and growth?

At times, our Sagittarius ego self, feeling wounded by inevitable disillusionment, may experience doubt or confusion, no longer satisfied with the pat answers offered by science and religion. We may retreat into aloofness and even sink into a fear of not knowing, afraid there may be no meaning to anything — no wisdom to be had. Yet our hunger for truth and meaning persists.

By continuing to explore the many truths presented by others, we eventually begin to see a commonality and more universal answers emerge, answers that resonate with some deep inner knowing that was already in us. As we push past the boundaries of familiar beliefs, our ego becomes more comfortable living from within the questions. Experience teaches us that when we can just “be,” knowledge comes intuitively to us as a reflection of our deep, inner, divine wholeness and wisdom — our higher self. From there, each new question invites an exploration into the unknown and the limitless possibilities of our magnificent universe. Life is truly an adventure!

What can I do this month?

To heal and evolve your Sagittarius self, be more adventurous. Explore inwardly and outwardly. Travel. Read an inspiring book. Spend time alone and in nature. Notice how you experience your truth, your beliefs and your responses to others. Do you cling to the familiar? Do you prejudge situations based on past experience? Are you able to listen to others intuitively, hearing the meaning behind their words? Or do you think you know what others are saying without really listening? Do you need to feel right or get caught up in arguments? Are you attached to your religious beliefs? Do you resist others’ beliefs or ideas? Do you listen to and trust your own intuition? Do you speak from your higher consciousness, free from self-censorship? Does your life have meaning? Are you comfortable with and perhaps even excited with the idea that you barely know anything about what is?

Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 38 years of experience with an international clientele, including medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at their Inner Essence Center in Sedona, Arizona. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information or email Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Call Barry at 608-345-2470.

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SCORPIO – Searching for Soul

by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer scorpio

  • Dates:           October 21 – November 20
  • Ruled by:     Pluto (and Mars)
  • Element:      Water

Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Scorpio on your birth chart.

What Is Scorpio’s Intention?

If last month Libra was inviting us into relationship awareness, this month our inner Pluto is drawing us deeper into the crucible of intimacy, feelings and change that relationship inevitably requires. Ouch! It’s Scorpio.

The Scorpio in us is driven to uncover the dark, hidden secrets in our self, others, and life. Thus, when we are in our watery, feeling Scorpio self, we can seem intense, hidden, and serious. We may be drawn to crisis situations and melodrama. Scorpio’s spiritual intention is to strengthen our trust in spirit, to know that death, in any form, is but a rebirth of something new: that we are, as souls, immortal. Where change is demanded, Scorpio is there.

Our healthy, conscious Scorpio is learning self-discipline and how to choose constructive change, releasing whatever causes stagnation and low energy, eliminating non-useful possessions, and enjoying things without the need to own them. In relationship, Scorpio is learning to open into the vulnerable intimacy of feelings, to accept support from others, embrace cooperation and merging of power. In the process, we become more aware of other people’s psychology (desires, needs, wants and motives) and learn how to blend our energy with theirs to meet our own needs.

Our unconscious Scorpio self becomes judgmental and impatient, overreacts intensively, and becomes preoccupied with other people’s motivations, taking things personally. Unenlightened Scorpio can be fearful of change and frightened by the unknown.

What needs healing and growth?

Our wounded Scorpio, doubting our immortality, fears death. Change always involves some form of death. Thus, we cling to things and people. Perceiving enemies who threaten to take them away, we use our power to manipulate or destroy, all the time putting on a face of light-hearted sarcasm. Though we are very sensitive to other people’s feelings, we keep ours hidden, afraid that vulnerability will be certain death.

To heal our Scorpio selves, we need to use our intense passion for truth to discover the mysterious secrets of life. Our wounds and losses will ultimately demonstrate that we never really lose anything, rather the essence of all we treasure remains with us, born into new forms and relationships. This journey requires that we embrace our feelings and be vulnerable with others, knowing our ego will be challenged, and though it may feel like death upon us, it is actually another part of our phoenix soul, birthing through the fire of transformation with fuller expression into this world of time and space. We then feel spirit, know our immortality and are happy to release people and things to live freely and playfully in this world of illusions, knowing we can never really lose their essence. Our Scorpio intensity turns to passionate delight in how spirit is hidden in the changes, deaths and re-births of this world.

What Can I Do This Month?

To heal and evolve your Scorpio self, pay attention to your feelings. Do you routinely honor and respect your own feelings and share them with trusted loved ones? Or stay hidden? How good are you at reading other people’s feelings? What do you do with that? Are you drawn to melodrama, in yourself or others? Jealous much? What’s behind that? Do you ask directly for what you need, or do you manipulate? Do you resist cooperation? Do you lash out when feeling threatened? Have you learned the difference between interdependence and co-dependence? Are you confident about your immortality? Can you enthusiastically embrace change?

Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 38 years of experience with an international clientele, including medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at their Inner Essence Center in Sedona, Arizona. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information or email Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Call Barry at 608-345-2470.

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LIBRA – Connecting To Others

by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer libra

  • Dates:           September 21 – October 20
  • Ruled by:     Venus
  • Element:      Air

Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Libra on your birth chart.

What Is Libra’s Intention?

Having spent the first half of the zodiac journey developing the ego “self”, our inner Venus now attracts opportunities to apply our self-knowledge to creating relationship. Come hither, Libra!

It is the Libra in us all that knows that the path to wholeness, in this world, is through relationship with others. The dance between two egos invites divine connection. Libra’s spiritual intention is to begin the softening of the boundaries that our ego has formed within the illusion of separateness that this physical world presents as reality. When we are ready for this, relationship and commitment is inviting and exciting. If our ego is holding tight to the illusion, we fear relationship as a threat to self-preservation, though the longing to engage still moves within us.

Through Libra, we are all learning to share, to see things through another’s eyes, to become aware of and support their needs and communicate our own with diplomacy and tact. When doing this well, we remain strongly grounded in our “self”, while also willing to cooperate and create win/win situations. When unconscious, we fear losing our self and become aggressive or defensive, pushing others away, or we fear aloneness and lose touch with our self, over-identify with another, compromise or capitulate altogether. This can lead to a debilitating co-dependence, or trying to always be “nice”, with an obsessive attachment to fairness and justice and a fear of conflict.

What needs healing and growth?

The wounded Libra in each of us feels alone or separate. We long for an “other” to “complete” us and bring balance to our lives. This can be experienced as a fear of being alone, acted out as described above. We may seek harmony around us in any way possible and put on masks of peace and contentment while feeling imbalance and conflict within.

To heal our Libra selves, we need to embrace that what we seek in others is already in our self. Their beauty is ours. Their lovingness is ours. Their darkness is ours. In this way, we reclaim pieces of our self that need acceptance, appreciation and love, and add to our sense of wholeness, completion and balance. Likewise, as we see ourselves in others, we see through the illusion of separateness. We see their soul reflecting our soul. Each time that happens, we come to know who we really are as spiritual beings, already whole and complete and always connected. In that self-knowing, there is no aloneness to fear.

What Can I Do This Month?

To heal and evolve your Libra self, give attention to how you are in relationships. Can you assert your boundaries even when it feels as though the other may reject you? Is your assertiveness and defensiveness impulsive or a conscious response to the other person? Are you truly curious about what’s going on in the other person? Do you look for win/win solutions? Are you open to learning about your self in situations of conflict? When you judge or praise others, can you see your self, too? Are you a pleaser, keeping a smile that covers your truth? Do your relationships support how you want to be in life?

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VIRGO

by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer

  • Dates:           August 21 – September 20
  • Ruled by:     Mercury
  • Element:      Earth

Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Virgo on your birth chart.

What Is Virgo’s Intention?

In the grand scheme of things, what we are doing here, as spirit in human form, is learning how to be conscious co-creators in this time/space dimension we call the physical world. This requires that we pay attention to how this world works, practically, on every level. Hello, Virgo!

It is the Virgo in us all that focuses attention on the details in our experience. Virgo’s spiritual intention is to get it right, to create life to the highest orders of potential. Thus, when we are in our Virgo self, we might be fussy, particular, and critical, as we are sensitive to every thing that falls short of wholeness and perfection. The world is giving us feedback so we can improve our selves, our lives and to serve others by improving theirs.

In this process, our Mercury minds take in and analyze a cascade of information about how everything around us and inside of us works or doesn’t work. In affect, Virgo is our inner scientist, applying logic and cool-headed reasoning to our experiences and our relationships. When we do this well, we arrange our daily habits and lifestyles in earthy ways that maintain our health and wholeness, that ground us to the practical boundaries of life, and find useful service. When we do this poorly, we cut off feelings, suffer illnesses, create work and relationship problems, and/or lose spiritual perspective and connection.

What needs healing and growth?

The wounded Virgo in each of us feels incomplete, scattered, fragmented, disconnected and/or impure. Something is wrong physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually and we need to “fix” or “get rid” of it. This can be experienced as physical illness, hyper-anxiety, over-analysis, obsessive worry, obsession with details, faultfinding, perfectionism, “being right” and inflexibility. There is a nagging sense of dissatisfaction that longs for wholeness and order.

To heal our Virgo selves, we need to learn to appreciate that though this world appears to our logical minds to be chaotic, fragmented and disconnected from order and spirit, it is actually always in perfect spiritual balance and harmony; and so are we. With this polar perspective (Pisces/Neptune), we can accept, love and serve ourselves, others and the world as they are, appreciating we are each on a unique journey back to conscious wholeness as co-creators. Our job is to pay attention and learn to co-create with more wisdom, faith, mastery and love.

What Can I Do This Month?

To heal and evolve your Virgo self, pay attention to how you participate with others. Do you act on your feelings of compassion? Serve others effectively? Or just judge and criticize? How much does your mind analyze and categorize, notice details, trying to make order out of disorder? This is what our minds are designed to do, but it needs balance with our heart and intuition. Is your mind helping you create healthy routines, or causing obsessive and harmful habits? Or do you rebel against routines and order because you are disappointed with the world? Are you living primarily in your head, a mental cloud of disconnect from feelings, or are you grounding into your body and to the earth, feeling your feelings, and taking care of yourself?

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LEO – Souls Just Wanna Have Fu-un!

by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer

  • Dates:           July 21 – August 20
  • Ruled by:     The Sun
  • Element:      Fire

Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Leo on your birth chart.

What Is Leo’s Intention?

Having satisfied our need for love and belonging in the soul-babtismal waters of Cancer, we now turn ourselves outward with a radiant shine of pride and warmth, knowing we are a child of “God”, ready to share our “special” gifts with those around us. Oh what joy – it’s Leo.

Just as the Sun radiates warmth into our solar system, so our inner Sun shines our inspired individuality into the physical world through our ego/personality. It is by expressing our creativity, playfulness, passion and joy that we fulfill the ego’s limited sense of purpose in life. This is generally very different than our soul’s purpose in this lifetime, but is necessary for the soul to reach it’s goals. To lend our unique talents to the collective creation, we must first know how to actually manifest our own vision and talents.

When conscious in this expansion into Leo, we learn to strengthen our individuality, follow our heart’s desire, be willing to take center stage, increase our willpower, enthusiasm, and self-confidence. By being willing to take risks and look at life as a game, we learn how to have fun and relate to the childlike qualities in others.

Our unconscious Leo might insist on getting its own way, make changes just to show its power, become addicted to taking risks. We might demand others’ attention, create melodrama, or be overly prideful in the face of fear. At times, we might be overly concerned with what’s expected instead of following our own heart.

What needs healing and growth?

Our Leo ego, if wounded in youth, can feel that we cannot express our self, or that our creative expression has been squashed, our self worth damaged or missing. We can feel we are not a part of the celebration of life, we are not creative, talented, inspired enough or in any way special. Or we may not feel like we are given our due respect or adoration.

What Can I Do This Month?

To heal and evolve your Leo self, notice if you have a fear of being seen, recognized, put in the spotlight. Do you feel unworthy of notice, lacking talent or any gift to share? Conversely, do you find yourself trying too hard to be seen, applauded or loved? Do you steel attention at the same time you are feeling unworthy? Do you have a hard time accepting accolades, compliments or attention? Do you live primarily through others’ achievements? Perhaps your children’s. 

Things to do

Give yourself permission to shine. Let go of standards, comparisons and judgments. Just follow your creative urges. Draw, sing, sculpt, craft, write, perform. Make having fun the priority, as if you were a child, without regard for outcomes. Play a sport. Compete in a game. Laugh and feel your inner child radiate joy and warmth to those around you. Take pride in your self.

Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 38 years of experience with an international clientele, including medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at their Inner Essence Center in Sedona, Arizona. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information or email Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Call Barry at 608-345-2470.

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