Pisces New Moon: Heaven on Earth

Weekly Horoscopes | Cosmic Diaries: 2012 Astro Calendar

Personal Astrology Consultations 

NEW – Cosmic Diaries: 2012 Annual Horoscopes

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.”


The Greatest Love of All: The Astrology of Whitney Houston

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

— Performed by Whitney Houston, Written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed

The Greatest Love of All


I woke up yesterday with Whitney Houston singing ‘The Greatest Love of All’ in my head. And then last night I saw someone post a link on Facebook, announcing the sad news that she had passed away. I have chills even now, as I write this, because I haven’t heard any songs, or thought of Whitney Houston in a long time.

She was 24 when she sang ‘The Greatest Love of All,’ a time when she was on clearly on top of her game. But if you listen to the words, she sang her soul truth then.

Given that I grew up on her music I felt I must write a few words, of what I see in her chart and what we can learn from it. Not just about Astrology and her, but human nature. Although that particular song, if you listen to it speaks her chart more than I ever could.

She was a Pisces Rising, with Leo Sun and Aries Moon. As much as she was an old soul (Saturn in 12th) she was also a child at heart.

The first thing that jumped out at me when I saw her chart was her Moon was square her Nodes, with the Moon being the ruler of her North Node. Her self-esteem it would seem largely was connected with her childhood and her relationship with her mother. Also, Jupiter the ruler of 10th House in conjunction to the Moon, suggesting her public image also greatly defined this for her. And then with Eris in conjunction to the Moon and Jupiter we can see this likely brought on an extreme crisis of self-worth. “Who am I?” “What am I worth?”

We also see Mars (ruler of Aries) in Libra in opposition to her Natal Moon in Aries in her 2nd House conjunct Jupiter and Eris. A lot of her self-esteem came from, and was defined by her relationships. Her abusive marriage was something that was a well known fact. And as an abusive relationship will often do, it stripped her of self-esteem heightening her feeling of extreme loneliness, like a lost, unprotected child trying to find her true identity in spite of who she was in the eyes of the public.

The Ascendant is the mask we wear, our sense of self-identity and also our first point of contact with the outside world.

On the surface, her Pisces Ascendant  gave her a glamorous, elusive, untouchable quality and persona. Also with, Chiron in Pisces her first house shows us both her natural gift of music, incredible vocal range and singing abilities. But Pisces like all signs, carries it’s shadow side — and we see under her gifts, talent, and spirit, but the Chiron in Pisces also shows us she was a tortured soul.

Barbara Hand Clow says of this placement of Chiron in Pisces — these are individuals who can be extremely secretive, and their greatest crisis comes from needing to connect with the “other side.” Without deep self-awareness or therapy, this can often lead to extreme drug use, for the woundedness these individuals feel is so deep in their psyche, it’s hard to deal with consciously leading to a desire for escape of all that is painful.


Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get your astrology insight delivered to your inbox!