The New Moon in Pisces and Massive Adjustments

The New Moon was 15 degrees of Pisces this morning (March 6th PST). A conjunction to Pisces’ ruling planet Neptune has been greatly intensified the energy surrounding this week and day. Neptune is the planet of higher aspirations, visions and sometimes confusion and deception. Pisces can be wise and compassionate or a martyr and one who avoids facing reality.

In addition, Mercury just went Retrograde at the last degree of Pisces on March 5th and Uranus has made it’s re-entry into the earth sign of Taurus where it will transit until April of 2026. Shocks, reversals and changes of plans have been occurring and may still be expected during the next few days.

This New Moon is a rather intense one. It squares it’s original planetary ruler Jupiter which is currently transiting Sagittarius. Some of the themes that may be widely experienced and may need to be dealt with immediately are a trespassing of boundaries, extreme narcissism, thievery, manipulation, emotional blackmail. Some may be drawn more toward tending of those who are sick, homeless or otherwise destitute.

Whatever is happening during this time requires some major adjustments and probably a few upgrades. Positive manifestations could include creative inspiration, generosity, fertility, prosperity, emotional release and spiritual attunement. Things should mellow out a bit this weekend when the Moon enters Taurus, especially Sunday and Monday.

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New Moon in Pisces

February 28th – March 1st 2014

The New Moon in Pisces signals the end of the Sun’s yearly cycle through the zodiac. Reflections, longings, and endings have all been heightened by this and Mercury’s Retrograde through both Pisces and Aquarius during the past three weeks, as well as Pisces’ original ruler Jupiter Retrograde in Cancer. For the past several weeks, we have been remembering and releasing patterns that have outlived or served their purpose. We’ve been digging deep for answers and remedies to situations that have remained stagnant for seeming eons. Some of us have been awe struck at the realizations, synchronicities, and illuminations unraveling before or within us.

The Biblical concept of Jesus distributing two fishes and five loaves of bread to 5,000 people stems from the archetypal axis of Pisces and Virgo – Pisces the two fish, and Virgo the holder of grains. We in the 21st Century have become “fed up” with lies, and the truth has begun dripping, leaking, and exploding, now finally being redistributed to the masses. However, not all will partake of the perceived “bread”.

As our spiritual ideals, awareness and experiences may have been raised, our base desires, instincts and reactions have equally been tugging at us from the opposite direction. As of February 22nd, the North Node (nodal axis of the Moon – signifying Destiny) shifted out of Scorpio and into Libra at 29 degrees, while directly across the South Node moved from Taurus to Aries.  This North/South Node combination will be in effect until November 2015. The basic shift here signifies moving away from the self and toward working with others. During times of such profound conflict such as those effecting the collective of this planet we need to seek out cooperation and integration, rather perpetuate inner and outer wars.

This perhaps idealistic but necessary cooperation will not come easy, as Mars in Libra seeks justice at any cost and it now prepares to turns Retrograde making unjust matters even more excruciatingly intolerable in the way of both personal and global politics. It is as though we are cosmically forced into refining our anger and our passions, whatever they may be, in order to adapt, survive, rescue, and revive what could otherwise easily be shattered.

On the day of this New Moon, February 28th, Mercury stations back into Direct motion while two other planets station Retrograde. Mars turns backward in Libra on March 1st and Saturn turns backward in Scorpio on the 2nd…what a joyride – just kidding. Jupiter, which has taken on a somewhat Saturnian note since November turns Direct on March 7th. Let’s put it this way…February of 2014 helped us review the past few months and lifetimes but March is preparing us for April and what comes after that.

All religious and spiritual beliefs aside, Nature is one of our greatest teachers and karmic reflectors – karmic, denoting cause and effect. The planets and the weather are our mirrors, dancing with us, sometimes bringing about creation, and other times destruction. Right now the Cosmos is trying to help us out here with a few super key pointers for our own good, in some cases survival, similarly to the way a teacher who is trying to get the attention of all children in a classroom – not just one or two, but All. An important message is coming. Will it be via a messiah, or simply an AH-HA moment? With the North Node in Libra for 18 months, we not only get to decide, but we must decide, despite conflicting views of both authority and reality.

The Sabian symbol for this New Moon is:

“Men Traveling a Narrow Path, Seeking Illumination”

This is interpreted as the capacity inherent in every individual to seek at whatever cost entrance to a transcendent realm of reality. It also means that the road to spiritual illumination opens to those who are able to curb their emotional reactions as Warriors of Light.

Because Pisces loves a good laugh (as most in mutable signs do) and its ruler Neptune rules imagery, film, and photography, I leave you with the following youtube motion picture, with the very Piscean message that no matter what… Circumstances Don’t Matter:

March Forecast 2013

This March much our awareness is brought to all that remains in the recesses of the most injured parts of our hearts, minds and our karmic dustpans, as well the question as to whether we are ready to release the past.

With Mercury Retrograde in Pisces, there has been much emotional turbulence of the strange and sudden kind. Rivers of tears pouring from out of seeming nowhere, old painful memories resurfacing despite past attempts to release them, and ego blows that have stopped many of us dead in our tracks – perhaps to remind us to reconnect with our True selves.

The rune that presented itself for this month is Kano…

Kano: Openingkano

Kano functions as an opening – a gateway to other realms and states of consciousness. It also takes the meaning of Torch, Beacon, and Light, and heralds a time of vision, revelation, creative inspiration, vitality and the fires of transformation. Kano is said to leave nothing in dark corners, bringing illumination wherever it is needed most. It indicates the kindling and rekindling of passions both spiritual and sexual. Kano represents the light that helps us read or drive at night, the fire that helps us cook our food, keep ourselves warm. We are warned of the fire’s power to consume and burn us if we are reckless with this element and with our passions. We will be given the fuel to move forward, and success in projects and endeavors will show up later this month when Mercury goes Direct. Although some say that Kano corresponds with the sign of Aries which will also come into play later this month, there is also a feminine and watery nature to Kano, such as that of Pisces that encourages us to be open to exploration, new opportunities and limitless possibilities within both the physical and spiritual realms. We’re been nudged to take a look at the things, activities, and people that stir our interest, passion, and creativity and to enjoy the sacred dance of our interconnectedness with them. The healing properties of Kano include the ability to burn or cut away at blockages, or conversely to cool inflamed conditions. May Kano serve to remind us not to hide our light under a bushel, but shine brightly, and be who we are meant to be!

3/11/13 New Moon in Pisces

With seven major heavenly bodies all clustered together in Pisces, including Neptune as the ruling planet of Pisces, the sense of the ocean’s vastness and all that the ocean represents is up strong…emotions, desires, fear of the unknown, confusion, the subconscious, the Void. MerAngelThe New Moon brushes just slightly past Venus, which adds to the dreamy romantic quality of the sign, and Mars now sandwiched between Neptune and Chiron powers up the combination with fiery enthusiasm that may be dampened slightly by Retrograde Mercury in Pisces. There is strong desire…for something, someone, specific changes or manifestations, which must be tempered by the right outlook and willingness to wait for the appropriate timing in which to act. Uranus doesn’t make any hard aspects right now but its energy is sort of sitting there a bit after the New Moon like an unassuming volcano about to erupt when or where we least expect it. Waiting for the party to start with chips on the table might be a waste of precious time, because suddenly, something else will appear…an ambulance, a police car, a unicorn, or perhaps a UFO. Whatever it is, it will probably be the last thing we ever anticipated.

At the same time we are practicing our patience and laying low, we must be careful not to “drag our feet” in areas that need tending. There is not a great deal of physical vitality in general from which to draw upon now, so choosing wisely what to engage in, and how much energy to exert will be key factors in both how we are able to function  and how things function for us in the coming weeks. It is a time to prioritize – to take care of all those niggling problems that won’t fit under the rug anymore without tripping us.

The asteroid Nephele, named after a cloud nymph is in conjunction with this New Moon at 21 degress of Pisces. There may be tests of integrity and loyalty to ourselves and each other, similar to the one in the Greek myth that arise with this Moon. It will be most important to discern what our own true values are verses what we’ve been force-fed and pressured into believing and experiencing. If the feeling is one of being all dressed up and no place to go, it is probably for the reason that being still is the best place to be at this time.

Sabian symbol for the  Pisces New Moon 21-22 degrees:

“A Prophet Carrying Tablets Of The New Law Is Walking Down The Slopes Of Mount Sinai”

This Sabian symbol makes a biblical reference to Moses, after having received the 10 Commandments from God, designed for the followers of a new religious structure in devotion to God. MosesWe don’t have to be religious to notice the effects of this Full Moon’s expression. The keynote to this symbolic reference shows us the need to find or create practical outlets for the clarity that is gained during moments of profound realization. Many of us reading this may have had glimmering moments of enlightenment, but few of us can sustain the enlightened state for long periods of time in everyday circumstances.

Pisces as the final sign of the zodiac has the strongest desire to be “in the world but not of it”, and paradoxically must often find a balance midway between total immersion into the senses and the tendency to escapism from anything mundane.

Other keynotes:

  • Bringing spiritual concepts and energy into physical manifestation
  • Integrating powerful peak spiritual experiences with daily life – the sort of daily life and structure that correlates with Virgo as Pisces’ polar opposite sign.
  • The ability to implement and make practice use of spiritual ideas and concepts. Nice theories won’t crack it – the question is do they work when the going gets tough? Fancy ceremonies are fine if they address a real need and will function to serve that in some way.
  • Becoming aware of and acting upon the Inner Mandate for right conduct in any given situation.
  • Overcoming the strong desire to rebel against authority or whatever mandate is for our own good. This goes beyond morals and is more about overcoming a propensity toward self-sabotage, angry rebellion and anarchy.

March 11th is a Queen of Diamonds day so service to others is highlighted by this as well as by the plethora of Pisces energy. People may be feeling extra sensitive so be aware of words and actions toward others.

3/20/13 Spring Equinox

The Sun’s passage into Aries marks the Spring Vernal Equinox in the Northern hemisphere. This is one of Nature’s own holidays, when she celebrates fertility, creativity, sexuality, vitality, and all the color and life blooming around and within her. From a human perspective this time offers us the opportunity to balance our life in some way, renewing our relationships to both others and ourselves. Savor the last couple of days of the softness, subtlety and gentleness of Venus in Pisces, for she will tumble and roll her way into Aries the evening of the 21st, and begin asserting and helping herself to whatever she fancies in the weeks to come!

3/27/13 Full Moon in Libra

This Full Moon is at 6 degrees of Libra, in an exact opposition with Venus, and very close opposition with Uranus, and then Mars. Equality and fairness in relationships is the underlining theme in Libra, and there will be many opportunities to set the records straight in our dealings with others a week leading up to and after this Full Moon.  Libra also corresponds to the quality of listening in general, as well as acting in a fair manner for those involved. The challenge is not to lose oneself in this process. Aggression may have to be curbed while both the clarity and diplomacy in delivery will be more important than whatever methods of communication are being used. Yeah yeah…all of this is easier said than done when we’re in the heat of the moment! Most likely though, resolutions to some long-standing relationship problems and misunderstandings can be healed if we are open now. These relationships could be to spouses, friends, business partners, relatives, and even those we have considered to be our enemies.

Since the major asteroid Juno – named after the goddess Juno and wife of Jupiter, entered Aquarius early this month where it will be for the rest of this year, we will see what appears to be a growing trend of open relationships, alternative marriages, and role reversals as people try to sort out their various imbalances in these ways. Juno & JupiterThe Full Moon in Libra forms a trine to Juno, which trines also to Jupiter in Gemini – brining together a Grand Trine… which is a complete recipe for what I’d like to call Relationship Independence. At least it’s not ambivalence. It’s the latest thing, and who knows it might even become more popular than codependence. What this means is that people will take back their autonomy, and personal license to live as they choose rather than limiting themselves to just pleasing their partner. The trine between the Moon and Juno will help to ensure that this is done in kind and loving ways instead of mean and selfish. Clear communication, attentive listening, and compassion helps create win-win situations. Those who are Aquarius, or have Aquarius Moon or Rising have already likely been feeling a build-up of this energy during the year 2012 as Neptune left their sign and now they are totally breaking loose from the chains they have felt constricted by. In general if people feel stifled, possessed or unfulfilled in their relationships the urge to break vows will be strong now. This will be a going more in the months ahead, and we will also probably see a lot of gay and bisexual people come “out of the closet” so to speak, bringing them much relief at a time when it is becoming more acceptable in our society.

The Sabian symbol for Sun at 6-7 degrees of Aries, directly opposite of the Moon:

“A Man Succeeds In Expressing Himself Simultaneously In Two Realms”

This symbol highlights the dualistic nature of the human being, with all of the possibilities that this humanness implies. It may also bear relevance to the shaman’s ability to hold space with a “foot in both worlds” communicating with both the living and the dead, moving energy in the spirit realm that creates an impact of healing in the physical world. There has been a theme all month of grounding spiritual energies and ideas into physical manifestation, and this Full Moon helps tie the energy together, offering us a vantage point of cohesiveness regarding our multidimensional selves and abilities.

The Sabian symbol for the Full Moon at 6-7 deg Libra:

“A Woman Feeding Chickens And Protecting Them From The Hawks”

What is being expressed through this Full Moon symbol is the need to become consciously aware of and face the antagonism both outside and within ourselves, as we seek to enlighten ourselves and grow spiritually. There are many pitfalls, temptations, and obstacles that we each face in our evolutionary journeys. There are times when our minds and emotions are made fragile by circumstances beyond our control and we must surrender to the guidance of some higher, wiser part of ourselves who knows the way and will steer us clear of danger. Our mind is like the wandering helpless chickens (especially when we run around like chickens with their heads cut off!), the hawks our prey – the powerful influences both within and without us, and the woman feeding and protecting the chickens is a reflection our intelligent and loving Higher Self.

March 27th is a 9 of Clubs 9ofclubsday, so we each have the opportunity to shift our narrow focus from our own personal concerns and disappointments to the larger scheme of things, and our interconnectedness in that. Negative thought forms are showing up in order to be released. If things don’t seem fair, stand up and make some necessary changes that most likely begin with the self.

Wishing all a joyful and abundant Spring season!