New Moon on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 3:46 PM EST in Pisces
~A good time for beginning a new spiritual practice~
Pisces Sun and Moon join
With this Pisces new moon consider how important your daily commitment is to your Spiritual life. Does it even exist? If not, why are you here?
In psychological astrology, the sign of Pisces shows us our intuitions and how we connect with the divine Source. Can you merge with All-That-IS? Pisces also shows us how we can develop compassion-this is where we were once swept up and challenged with boundaries, and our challenge with “not knowing” what to do. If you dive into the Piscean waters, I guarantee you’ll see that there’s a lot inside of you. What swims in your unconscious may be of value to you, and to the collective–so why not start paying attention? How else would you know otherwise?
The opposite sign of Virgo in the Virgo-Pisces polarity shows us how the body, Spirit’s house, is to be used in service to Spirit, and to others in our world. We can learn a lot from Virgo at this time about the “How-To’s” of spirituality. Consider the following:
How do you honor the Spirit in you? Do you listen to it?
Do you exercise it?
Do you feed it?
But…how do I…? Start Anywhere, NOW.
This sign of Pisces is so active right now in everyone’s chart. That’s why I am telling you more about the sign of Pisces than describing the energy of the new moon by itself. The new moon is a new moon: a beginning, though it can’t quite yet be seen. The full moon will bring the illumination of the seed you are now planting. This new moon is connected to larger, greater cycles within the sign of Pisces.
Right now, we’ve got the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Uranus, and Chiron, all transiting in Pisces. Wow! The infusion of new beginnings (new moon) is having a major discussion with mars (the planet of action). If this doesn’t get your fire lit, Uranus certainly will.
Uranus waves “Adios, Auf Wiedersen, Au Revoir” to Pisces
Uranus (electricity, flashes of insight) will deliver you with the sometimes kick-in-pants change you need. If you feel restless, think: Uranus. Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury. Send me a message and we can look at your chart to see where these planets are working specifically in your life at this time. Uranus is saying goodbye to Pisces and will move into Aries mid-month. Are you READY for all this?
Neptune says, “Hello” after 165 years of transiting the Zodiac
Pisces’s planetary ruler, Neptune, will be transiting in its own sign next month: Pisces. When a planet is on its own turf, it’s just so much more comfy. Neptune takes 165 years to transit the sun–meaning that Neptune hasn’t been in Pisces since 1847. Beginning in April, on April 4, 2011, Neptune “goes home” so to speak. When a planet occupies the sign that it rules, it shows it’s better, more conscious side–we all show our brighter side when we are content. This is a taste of something fairly long-lasting. Neptune will go back into Aquarius this August-February 2012, returning to Pisces for about 13 years. I will be writing more on this topic in the future. I just want to demonstrate why you should take this New Moon seriously.
Tapping into Spirit, using your body
This is a good time to start a meditation practice. Even if it’s only 5 minutes a day. Be diligent. Show spirit that you can surrender just 5 minutes of your day to whatever happens in that time. Set your timer. Go.
Eat with conscience and consciousness. Feel the food in your mouth, taste it, experience its textures and how it absorbs into your mouth. At what point did that ‘one’ bite dissolve into invisible nutrients, supplying your body with energy?
When you walk to your car, or to the door of your house—before you enter the building at work, how do your feet feel? Can you bring your consciousness to your feet? Let me ask you, do your feet feel differently depending on where you are going? I’m sure you have never imagined living like this!! With Pisces (imagination), you do yourself and others a service to bring increased awareness into your life. Start with your body, and where you are right here and now.
Trust me. This is going to be awkward at first, but if you surrender (Pisces) to the experience, beautiful things will happen. Remember to *imagine* the positive visions. Keep that focus on the best outcome, let go, and trust.