On Saturday, March 17th, 2018 (6:12am PST and 9:12am EST), the moon begins its new cycle in the fluid, intuitive, and watery sign of Pisces. The sign that prefers to speak in metaphors, plays with images, calls the land of the imagination home, and has the ability to become anything you want or need her to be. You see, Pisces knows how to blend, she knows how to flow, and she can merge into anyone or any THING. For a Pisces, it’s less about sight and more about sensing. And oh, let me tell you, not only does she sense your feelings, she feels them as if they were her own. You’ll recognize her for her compassion. Her gentle spirit sees no barriers and knows that all of life flows together as one. Nothing is separate. Everything is connected. Some might call her a mystic, others a poet, and still others may see her as a dreamer. Her deepest treasure is her inner world and oh is it a world that seethes with life. How could it not? After all, to her the world is really just consciousness itself.
Let’s touch on the shadow for just a minute. Since Pisces is often without edges, it’s easy for her to drift. And drift. And drift. Sometimes drifting comes in the form of simply going through the motions. If this happens, it’s as if she’s an observer to her world, she becomes trapped deep inside her story, unable to live or engage with life out loud. She’s lost deep within. The world out there is too much and so she does what she does best– she escapes. She numbs herself, she disengages, and she hides. Sometimes she becomes so skilled at this that she hides in plain sight. Ask yourself, is there something you’re avoiding? And is there anywhere in your life where you are simply going through the motions?
While the moon and the sun become aligned during this time, we also find that Chiron, the wounded healer, is cozied up rather close by. Don’t be surprised if old wounds, patterns, and themes resurface over these next few days, especially since Mars, the planet of action and aggression is making a harsh angle. This simply means that these wounds could come with a bit of a punch. Use this Pisces energy to go inward and explore the pain through images, your senses, and don’t be afraid to use a language that doesn’t require words. See if you can allow yourself to feel what you need to feel. Sense it. Honor it. Let it move through you. Find Compassion. Create a ritual for release. And if you feel ready, find a way to move through forgiveness and into acceptance. Remember since Chiron is a big player in this configuration moving through this pain isn’t just for you. It also contains the potential for you to impact others. But first, you must tend to yourself.
So ask yourself some of these questions: Are there any self- sabotaging patterns surfacing at this time? Are there any old wounds that are reappearing? If the wound could speak what would it say? What does it need? What in your life needs to shift? If your inner world were an image, what would it be? Is there something I need to forgive myself for? Pisces will support your inner quest. So pay attention to your dreams, move into your imagination, and find a way to create from within so that it doesn’t pull you further and further and further away from showing up in the world.
While it might feel that the pain is turned up a few notches too high, we must remember that sometimes it’s the only way that it knows how to get our attention. Even though Mars is making a challenging aspect, it also contains the fuel needed to create change. Fortunately, Jupiter, the planet of abundance, luck, and expansion is at a perfect angle to give some much-needed support to your process. Although I must add that Jupiter is known for magnifying and it might also amplify your shadow.
If it all starts to feel too much, just breathe and if you are able, create something. Your breath will lead you into the next moment. And into the next, and the next, and the next. One breath at a time. Keep following your breath until you FEEL your self connected to something much greater than your pain, your wound, your situation, and your story. There is always something bigger, because with Pisces we are connected to everything. So go outside, and look up. Look at the sky. Sense the stars. Sense the mystery and allow yourself to surrender to the unknown. Don’t be afraid to fall into it. Don’t be afraid to Become it. Embrace it. Embrace it all.
If this energy feels too boundary less for you, then the good news is that Mars is only moments away from entering Capricorn, the sign that loves structure and practicality. This could quite easily move you into some concrete action. One more thing, since Mercury is getting ready to turn retrograde, these next few weeks might require you to really slow down and pay attention to your words, your thoughts, and your surroundings. If you don’t, well then you might just find yourself stuck inside some misunderstandings: yours and others.
While we all might feel pulled during this New Moon to visit some wounds and embrace our world within, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Pisces is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you would like a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE is a personification of the sign Pisces. The sign is not gendered and the She could just as easily be used as He.]