“A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.” — Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
March is always a month of transition, leading us into spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern. It’s a moment of release and letting go in preparation for the new astrological year, which begins on March 20th with the start of Aries Season.
Sometimes we need to lose sight of one shore in order to find another. But what does it mean to let go? These phrases, though oft repeated, feel empty upon endless repetition. Letting go, in this context, is the act of parsing the eternal self from the mundane, egoic one. A surrender and returning to the expansiveness of this moment, right here. It’s about loosening the grip of reactivity and control.
Perhaps a more accessible way to explore this: take nothing personally.
We’re living in a world of constant outrage, as if the world is constantly conspiring against us. It’s not. And victim consciousness is never the way. Healing is. Love is. We’re seeing now, more than ever, how much strength and integrity is needed to move through this world. But fortitude does not equal hardness. Resilience does not negate kindness. It’s the ability to respond, moment to moment, to get up, again and again, to be motivated by something and for something, rather than against it.
This March, with the New Moon we had in Pisces (on March 2nd) and the Full Moon in Virgo (on March 17th), plus the conjunction of Venus (love, values), Mars (tactics, drive) and Pluto (transformation, death, and rebirth) in Capricorn (exact March 3rd), we have the opportunity to look the shadow directly in the face, the insecurity, the rage, the ugliness. To see it for what it is and to choose life and love instead.
So that when Aries Season arrives, we can stand tall, as warriors, having faced our fears. We can lead from, and with, love.
Cosmic Ritual for Pisces Season
In order to truly shed and release before the astrological wheel begins again, we need to let go of the physical excesses and the emotional heaviness to begin anew. Currently, we are in Pisces season — the sign of the spiritualist, the artist, and the healer — and also a water sign. Therefore bathing in a medicinal and cleansing soak is an obvious ritual to cleanse the mind and body. Our Exheal™ bath is formulated to remove emotional and energetic blockages along with assisting digestive discomfort, body cramps and inflammation. Open your heart and wash away all that no longer serves.
Danielle Beinstein is a psychological and intuitive astrologer based in Nashville. She currently offers one-on-one sessions as well as her monthly online membership and courses program, The Cosmic Compass. You can find more on both offerings at daniellebeinstein.com, and for more regular astrological musings, make sure to follow her on Instagram.