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Yesterday’s Pisces New Moon occurred at 2+ degrees of the sign at exactly 5:34 PM EST. As New Moons go this one is an extremely powerful one kicking off this era of Neptune in Pisces — heralding the potential for an experience of ‘heaven on earth.’
There are other powerful aspects at the time of this New Moon that can give us a clue into its energy. To begin with this New Moon occurs at the midpoint of Neptune at 0+ Pisces and Chiron at 4+ Pisces. Midpoints are rather significant in astrology and as the name suggests, they bring us access to a pointed fusion of the energies of the other two planets — like mixing two colors to get a third.
Here is a quote from Zane Stein, ‘the’ Chiron pioneer, from a letter he wrote to my friend and teacher Eric Francis in today’s edition of Planet Waves.
“Neptune has only recently entered Pisces, but it is feeling quite at home as it rules that sign. If a normal New Moon in this sign emphasizes the extremes of the two fish swimming in opposite directions (spiritual growth, for example, versus escapism), consider the conjunction with Neptune as upping the ante. The potential for spiritual growth is so much, much more so now than any of us have ever experienced in this lifetime, but likewise the potential for self-destruction is equally greater.”
Pisces is the sign of cosmic or Christ or Krishna Consciousness. But it is also the sign that represents Maya — the great cosmic illusion that tells us we are separate from a greater reality of God. It invites us to peer beyond the veil, if we want to experience a greater eternal truth and reality.
With the Sun and Moon at the midpoint of Neptune and Chiron — this calls for a great deal of self-awareness and discernment. Like clearing the windshield of fog, before we start driving the car on a cold dark night. And indeed this New Moon in many ways seems to me to represent the ‘dark night of the soul;’ purging us on our way to union with the one divine life force.
Here is a quote from the Wiki: “Rather than resulting in permanent devastation, the dark night is regarded by mystics and others as a blessing in disguise, whereby the individual is stripped (in the dark night of the senses) of the spiritual ecstasy associated with acts of virtue. Although individuals may for a time seem to outwardly decline in their practices of virtue, in reality they become more virtuous, as they are being virtuous less for the spiritual rewards (ecstasies in the cases of the first night) obtained and more out of a true love for God. It is this purgatory, a purgation of the soul, that brings purity and union with God.”
Chiron is a Centaur planet whose energy manifests as a rapid process of transformation. Its orbit crosses the orbits of Saturn (“limits,” “bounds” of the material world) and Uranus (the awakener that breaks through limits — from the known to the unknown) thus making it a “bridge between the inner and outer worlds” as Barbara Hand Clow aptly calls it in her book by the same name.
Chiron was also the wounded healer and with Chiron currently in Pisces, there may be deep subconcscious wounds surfacing at this time. But Chiron’s greatest gift is of deep healing, which can only come with awareness. Without awareness of our wounds this can only feel like we are spiraling out of control, drowning in a whirlpool of chaos. Denial can only suppress issues not dissolve them. Suppression of pain only solidifies its manifestation on deeper levels, allowing it to consciously or unconsciously seep out and poison our interactions, choices and thus our reality. In awareness, however painful it may be, we can take the first step towards healing.
We are navigating deep waters now and the situations we face may certainly seem rather lucid, watery and slippery. We could go around in circles for eternity, trying to make sense of it all. But Pisces energy is not about logic, it is a feeling, an experience and intuition as opposed to Virgo its opposite sign that governs rational thought, logic and precision. It represents one’s intentions rather than one’s actions which are always subject to judgement from the external world.
Only in being honest with oneself, can we move forward with any feeling of grace. At the end of the day, if our conscience is clean we can rest in a peaceful sleep. And where we know we have acted out of misguidance, there is still divine forgiveness if we seek it. And that begins with forgiving oneself for the past. Guilt is a toxic emotion that further traps us in confusion, preventing clarity of action. We cannot change the past, but we can affect and do create the future by our consciousness and awareness in the present.
Also significantly this New Moon is in conjunction with Pallas (Athena) the protectoress of Athens. She was born from the head of Zeus, putting her wisdom higher than that of the King of the Gods. To me this is also symbolic, of her wisdom being above the “head” or mind, so it is based in non-dual sight. She is also pictured with an owl on her shoulder, the owl being a symbol of wisdom, with the gift of being able to see 360 degrees (the whole) even in the dark. She is especially significant in legal matters, and in Pisces, this could symbolize wise spiritual counsel and an ability to peer through the veil, seeing the unseen. On the flip side, Pallas can be defensive, which comes when one is feeling powerless internally, but defensiveness often just defeats our purpose.
With the Sun and Moon our personal luminaries in conjunction to Pallas, this is the divine wisdom that resides in all of us. The help or protection you need is present, it will require trust though to be open to receive the help that is being offered. God’s love is indeed like rain, but if we remain like upturned pots, we will remain empty. It is only in being open to receive can we be filled with the love of the Universe.
Also this Pisces New Moon forms a sextile to Jupiter in Taurus, suggesting solid hope on the horizon. Imagine a magical stream, irrigating and pouring life giving water to situations so there can be abundance and new life. It will require patience and commitment but where we are willing to do the hard work and nurture a dream, it will bring forth solid results. This energy is also especially powerful for spell work, and using the power of intent for manifestation. Out of the womb of the void all of creation was born.
By the time of the Virgo Full Moon two weeks from now, we should see the first signs of seeds we are sowing now coming to fruition. Mid-March will also bring another solid alignment in the form of a Grand Earth Trine between Mars, Pluto and a Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Taurus; with Pallas Athena in Pisces forming a Kite aspect to the planets.
As we enter this New Moon cycle, this energy is calling for deep trust in one’s own inner light to guide us through the ebb and flow of life. Then we can be open to and seize the serendipitous opportunities that are almost sure to arise.
If you would like to get a deeper read on what opportunities lie in store for you at this time, please contact me for a Personal Astrology Consultation. Together we can look at how the planets are affecting you and your chart personally and chart out your course in this incredibly magical time.
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