Turbulence: New Moon in Pisces

The New Moon in Pisces is exact at 6:12am PST and at 27 degrees of Pisces on Saturday March 17th. Pisces holds us in its deep, healing waters, where we intuit our interconnectedness, and remember how to see symbolically.

Pisces helps us to access our intuition and imagination, showing us that when we feel our way forward we are sensitive and responsive to the reality of the situation and therefore respond with intelligence, whereas when we operate solely according to thought and logic, we may tend to force things, and to see what we want to see rather than taking into account the entirety of the situation.

Rather than working hard to achieve our goals, forcing what want, pushing, and striving, Pisces teaches that we can operate in a whole other way, envisioning how we wish to feel, imagining the outcome we desire, then relaxing into the process, going with the flow, accepting coincidences and opportunities when they arise, thereby manifesting our dreams with ease.

But even in the flow, there are shocks, upsets, pain, difficulty. With a conjunction to Chiron, the wounded healer, and square to fierce Mars and misunderstood Vesta, there are challenges: we may be in the flow, but the flow may well be tumultuous. Whether an old wound is opened again, or a new challenge visits us, we are meant to seek the deeper meaning.

With a sweet trine to philosophical Jupiter, the blessing of this luntation is that we are supported now to see with the eyes of a mystic, to see all life as divine, to understand that life is necessarily painful at times, to see that even pain and difficulty have their place and have meaning. Seek to reinterpret your challenges with this broader Piscean perspective.

There is much fire in the air now, as Venus and Mercury have ingressed into Aries, joining up with Uranus and Eris, and Mars at the last degree of Sagittarius. This New Moon offers us one more soothing dip in the magical waters before the Sun shifts into Aries as well, and the astrological new year begins! So right now we are in this sweet silence before the rush of spring, this moment to pause and feel, to contemplate, and to release not just the previous lunar cycle, but the whole past year.

Pisces is the master of letting go; encouraging us, not only to let go of some particular situation, but to let go of all of it: to release our grievances and grudges, to forgive, to let go of the past, to let go of our ego, to let go of who we thought we were, so that we might remember that we literally are all one, necessarily interconnected, so that we might understand boundaries as conventions, and the distinction between you and me as only a useful fiction. Pisces sees the universe (creation) itself as embodied in and through us, peering out at itself through the many eyes of all the creatures.