PISCES NEW MOON
The Pisces new moon takes place on February 23 at 10:32 AM EST. It takes place at 4 degrees 29 minutes Pises. Pisces is a mutable water sign. It is the last sign of the zodiac and contains the energy of all the signs. It is a culmination of the entire wheel of the year.
This makes the Pisces New Moon a great time to look back at the previous 12 months and forward to the coming year.
As Pisces is ruled by Neptune, this new Moon invites us to dream, and to envision what we want to attract; where we want to spend our time and energy.
With Pisces we can also look at where we have been deluded, waylaid or sidetracked by ideas that may not be what we truly want.
We can be sidetracked by outmoded ideas, by thinking we want a life presented by social media that would, in truth and practice, not suit our disposition at all.
Getting a clear look at who we are and how we want life to unfold can be aided by meditation, by writing, by consulting oracles, by vision boards, by dream journals…..
Mercury is still retrograde in Pisces. It will dip its toe back into Aquarius to 28 degrees before resuming forward motion on March 10.
The bulk of the retrograde time is spent in Pisces, inviting us to see where we are foggy, where we are clear and where we might want to stay in the mist of potential until clarity arrives.
Saturn, lord of karma and timing, is getting ready to end the two year journey through Capricorn, the planet’s home sign. Saturn will move into revolutionary, ground breaking, rut shaking Aquarius on March 22.
Before Saturn leaves Capricorn, it will make some parting shots.
At the time of the new Moon, Mars is at 4 degrees Capricorn and Jupiter is at 18 degrees Capricorn. Pluto is at 24 degrees Cap and Saturn is at 27 degrees.
The South Node is nearly conjunct Mars at 6 degrees Capricorn.
We are face to face with the structure of our lives — the physicality and the plans and the timing.
What needs to be let go can be taken or shaken from our very hands at times like this so that we can be present for a deeper experience, the one we’ve been planning for with our higher selves.
We’ve been sitting in the Higher Self’s tree house, with a Guardian angel and our soul and a stick scratching out plans in the earthen floor that our ordinary selves may know nothing about. Perhaps only a glimmer or a nudge til now.
The part of us that visits with other realms while we are sleeping or doing the shopping or making plans for greatness has been quietly been plotting for an unfolding beyond our simple human imagining.
The sudden appearance of these machinations of our higher selves can pull us up and out of the every day.
I have seen it happening with several people I know this very week.
A healing crisis, the addiction that finally gets big enough for the job to be lost and for recovery to begin. These are Pisces/Neptune meets Capricorn experiences. Where we are lost from life, we are called back to the light of day.
The path we truly desire opens up in perhaps a sudden and possibly shocking way - where part of or all our whole existence may need to be reconsidered— Mercury retrograde in Pisces and Aquarius. Uranus in Taurus trining Mars in Capricorn can flush us from our rut to find deeper value in our activities and relationships.
Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn are square to Venus in Aries at this new Moon. Venus is the lower octave of Pisces’ ruler Neptune. Aries is led by instinct. Both Pisces and Capricorn are Cardinal signs that want to begin and begin again. Aries may break down barriers with its head to get the soul moving on the next leg of the journey while the personality is left rubbing the resultant lump and trying to keep up.
Pisces is the dream and delusion. It is also a culmination readying for another turn around the wheel of the year. Capricorn is the timing and structure. Uranus/Aquarius is the group and the lighting bolt that sets our pants and mind on fire with change of body and ideas.
These energies are all at play this new Moon.
While sitting in the dark of the Sun/Moon conjunction in Pisces, we can relate to the alternate awareness the fish has naturally that we can tap into. We are all swimming in the same pool of spirit that is beyond time and space. We are able to feel the ripple of what is approaching— sometimes hard by, sometimes many moons away. Both may be relevant to the here and now. The sense we used to pick up on these ripples may be intuition, instinct and connection to our Higher Self, rather than, or in addition to sight, sound, taste etc.
Expansion into love of self and love of each moments variety of experience is the best friend at this time.
When the waves come, by diving deeper we find stillness, comfort and wisdom.
Love, Lydia 💜