The beginning of the end of the beginning.
PISCES NEW MOON 2023
20 Feb 2:06 AM EST 01 degree 22 minutes Pisces
Neptune at 24 degrees widely conjunct Venus at the last degree of Pisces.
Shortly after the new Moon is exact Venus moves into Aries.
Neptune rules Pisces. Venus is the lower octave of Neptune so we are keeping an eye and a heart and a dream and a vision in them both.
Venus enters Aries on 21 February, gives Neptune a kiss and jumps into action, into the fray, off the cliff or just steps out for a bit of fresh air in the clear light of day.
Neptune and Pisces are misty and moisty and deliciously rich. Pisces can be like a soup with lots of bits floating around in it. Some of the bits are familiar. Some are exotic. Some of the flavors are otherworldly and unidentifiable. We have to go beyond our regular senses with Pisces. We may take a step or ten into the void. We may need to trust. We may need to lean against an idea that turns out to be made of vapor. We may rely on something that does not yet exist.
Saturn is in an out of conjunction to the new moon in late degrees of wild card Aquarius. The way we bring form to our dreams may come through in weird and unexpected ways – through unexpected channels and connections with others. A happy aspect between Venus, Saturn and Pluto empowers mental and structural clarity to emerge from the fog – especially if we focus on what we value now. Saturn will enter Pisces on March 8th which will makes interesting work of our personal and societal rules and structures. Some could dissolve and fade away. Some could rise up fueled by fear, manipulation and delusion.
Pluto is currently at a critical degree 29 degrees of Capricorn preparing to move into Aquarius on 24 March after spending 15 years in Capricorn.
We will get a taste of this powerful next step into the age of Aquarius before Pluto retrogrades into Capricorn until 12 June , returning to Aquarius in January 2024 where it will remain until 2044.
The effect of the revolutionary energy of Pluto the powerful transformer in Aquarius can’t be predicted specifically. It will be powerful. It will involve the world community and it will likely transform life as we know it.
But for this new Moon, the last one of the astrological year, we can bathe in the wisdom of Pisces – the sign that holds the energy of all the signs.
We can look at the structures of our life and see how our thoughts, actions and interactions can better serve ourselves and the community.
It is import to strengthen our spiritual practice. In meditation, we can ask the Higher Self how we can contribute to the care, transformation, wisdom, and healing of ourselves and the whole. The internal focus will help us with orientation. Pisces can be foggy and it is helpful to know which way is up.
We do each have a part to play. For some it is quiet contemplation, grounding and stabilizing the new energies as they flow in to our environment. For some it is encouraging the self and others. For some it is actively rising up and expressing the needs of the self and of the whole. Our old ways may no longer be working. It is time to get with the Higher Self and tune in to the what our new role is. This way the individual’s energy is used to its best purpose. We will go with the personal and universal flow. We will be useful to the self and the whole and we will be energized for it as it will be the right use of our will – supported by spirit. Supported by the Earth. Held by the universal love of all that is.
Ask the Self. Ask the Higher Self for help and guidance. Wait in the assurance that the next step will be revealed.
LEO FULL MOON 2023
5 February 1:27 PM EST 16 degrees 40 minutes Leo. Uranus is square to the Sun and Moon at 15 Taurus. This can shake up feelings of safety and security for both individuals and the collective. Find safe and comforting moments. Take time outs from what is happening on the outer. Allow yourself to take action — political/social/personal – in ways that suit you. Not all people are able to take to the streets in protest. We can write emails and letters to the editor. We can make a stand in social media. Leo creates for the self. For the joy of it. From necessity. From the heart. Because it comes from the heart it can serve the whole. How very Aquarian!
We can also take to the higher realms through meditation. We can take time raising our own vibration and permeate the field with increase of wisdom, of conscious love and compassion. When feeling helpless in the face of horror we can stop the wringing of hands and instead open the palms and use the power of our higher selves to raise consciousness.
Bothe feet on the streets and fists in the air AND meditation and prayer are Aquarian actions. Both are actions we can take for the good of the whole.
Mars is in a wide trine to the Sun at 11 degrees Gemini. So use the information you have and the language that moves with ease through you at this time. It might be one to one. It could be dancing it out. It could be words of encouragement. It could be words of power and praise. It could be a slogan on a sweatshirt or a new tattoo or a very personal manifesto.
Mercury enters Aquarius on 12 February. Mercury rules communication and Aquarius rules friends and communities. Communicating with different kinds of communities is useful at this time. We can reestablish links with our seen and unseen helpers: guardians, guides, teachers, angels and ancestors. We can speak with the higher minds of animal intelligences that we feel drawn to join with.
We can encourage communities that are experiencing great difficulties either by actual words or by energetic emanations. Aquarius/Uranus is a collective higher mind vibration so if these aren’t
things you’ve normally done now is a good time to give it a go.
Uranus rules the individual unconscious memory. This Leo full moon some of those memories may be illuminated. The feelings that come with the memories can be integrated via rest (the Lion does a lot of resting for good reason). We can integrate through creativity- painting, drawing, dance, cooking, gardening…even through watching a film or tv show that helps to process what is happening within us and around us.
Another way to calibrate with Aquarius Sun/Uranus in Taurus/Leo full Moon energy is to start with the Self. Uranus in Taurus is learning to manage the human computer- the personal electrical system. The physical body is a community itself – made up of fluids and muscles and joints and firing brain cells. We can take this time to tune into all of the moving parts that make up our personal, physical human experience. We can see where bits have veered off and need to be brought into alignment with the whole self. A full Moon can help to highlight what parts of us need attention, healing and love. We can always start from a focus on the self.
Much love, Lydia