New Moon Phase (6:46 pm ET/ 11:56 pm UT): set intentions
Moon in Aquarius/Pisces
Skill: practice flowing with where the day takes you instead of against it
Positive Imprints: ideals, contributions to the collective of humanity, exchanging, available resources, equilibrium, practicality, fertility of the mind, things that are majestic, truths that endure the test of time, ancestral roots, precedent, demonstrations and displays of joy, healing and re-integrating the physical body
Catalysts for Change: tooting your own horn, vanity, showing off, relationships based purely on physical attraction, needing approval, defeated, unmovable, a fog over the truth, murkiness, jealousy, greed, unclear intentions
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a crowded public marketplace" (humanity begins to come together; displays of who we truly are and what we have to offer)
The New Moon enters today, moving us into the watery reaches of Pisces, joining Neptune, Chiron, Venus, and Mars. The addition of the Sun and Moon moving into Pisces today exponentially amplifies the already-dominant Piscean energy.
Pisces energy, at its essence, is spiritual energy. Neptune is the ruler of Pisces, and as Neptune transits through its home sign, it makes clear and apparent that which we could not see. If we don't want to see, Neptune will gladly hide or hang a cloud over it. Neptune will fill our eyes with sand until we are ready.
Pisces' energy comes during the Balsamic time of the year - the time of the year that is like a month-long Balsamic Moon phase. Balsamic Moon phases are ethereal, nebulous, and intangible to a great degree. It like trying to hold water in your hands. Hard as we try to contain it, we cannot hold it all.
So trying to tightly control or hold onto the course of things will be extremely frustrating over the next two months (we have two lunar months that fall in the "Balsamic" time of year). Not much is impervious to water. We certainly are not.
Pisces is watery energy that is emotional and mutable. It changes form a lot. The massive "load in" of Piscean energy will make some people uncomfortable because it feels like we are out of control. Control is an illusion, and Pisces energy has field days with illusions.
The highest form of Pisces and illusion creates beautiful new things, sees the wonder and magic of life, and enables us to open our minds. The lowest octave of Pisces and illusion causes moodiness, downward spirals, tendencies to isolate, and martyrdom.
Pisces energy isn't easy, but it can be if we mutate it. It's mutable energy, ready to be "flowed" in a certain way. If you start to swing through moods, see the gloomier side of life, feel disillusioned or betrayed (particularly by Spirit), or become mired in money issues today, hit the "go to" button and go outside. Nature will knock the negative emotions off of you and help your flow.
Since the Moon is moving into Pisces, and the Black Moon is in Virgo, Pisces' opposite, today is a "Black Moon Day." Black Moon Days are opportunities for growth. But they also bring out shadows for recognition and integration. This is experienced by everyone to some measure, but most profoundly for those who are Virgos and Pisceans and those with the Black Moon in Virgo or Pisces (you can look up your birthday in the appendix of my book on the Black Moon, available for free download on the Books tab, and then read the information on the Black Moon in that sign). Since the Sun has moved into Pisces, the Sea People, Pisceans, will feel this most acutely. It is in effect until 6:15 pm ET/ 11:15 pm UT Friday, February 20, 2015.
I am taking a lot of time with this because even though we are entering a time of great expansion and revolution to build a new world, the next two days have potential to take a strong emotional toll on people. Feelings of failure, feelings of not being capable or good enough, and feelings of vulnerability are hyped-up. The tendency to want to escape is strong. While these things often are powerful catalysts for change and improvement, there's strong potential for wipe outs. We can opt for the higher expression by turning over to a higher power anything that becomes too much.
Flow with the watery currents of Pisces and maintain a strong, centered, connection with the planet. As always, find beauty and keep it real.
Happy New Moon! The parliament of wise owls represents in the crowded public marketplace.