relax your tight grip
release what you are holding
open to receive
Today Jupiter, the planet of blessings and abundance, enters Pisces. It will be in Pisces until mid-May.
Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces. It is at home in this sign, giving it extra power to wield its beneficence.
To take advantage of this blessing, we must cooperate. And that means letting go.
When your hands are clenched from holding on to what you have, they are not free to receive new gifts. The only way to receive is to open your hand, and that means releasing the things you are holding.
Seems pretty simple in theory.
But life isn’t lived in theory.
In reality, it’s much harder to let go. Holding on gives a sense of certainty. We know what we have in hand, we know what we need to do, what is expected of us.
When we let go — whether of material things or habits or routines or expectations — we plunge into the unknown. Suddenly everything is amorphous and ambiguous. Everything is uncertain.
Letting go is death.
It can be fraught with anxiety and fear and unknown consequences.
It can leave you feeling empty and unsure. Vacated of a sense of meaning and purpose and identity.
But it is that emptiness that becomes ripe for the blessings that will eventually come.
Unfurl your fingers. Relax your toes. Exhale.
Let it all go. Clear yourself out to create space for new blessings.