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Sunday, Feb 23 at 7.33am PST
Every month the moon spins into the same constellation as the sun. This lunar-solar conjunction is what we call a new moon. This month the moon and sun swim together in fantastical Pisces, the last sign in the zodiac. The New Moon in Pisces asks us to release and let go of psychic baggage.
New moons make us feel unusually tired, and this is especially true with Pisces. This is a new moon of blissful emptiness. Aspects of life associated with the fish are dreams, sleep, trance, hypnosis and altered states of consciousness. Music, dance, and illicit substances are other favorites of Pisces.
I have been thinking about how Pisces lies at the end of the zodiac, circling mysteriously. Is she not an amalgamation of all that has come before? Is she not like a rainbow chameleon, shifting into whichever shape or person she pleases? I do believe that Pisces is capable of understanding and empathizing with everyone because she is everyone. She feels all because she is all. For better or worse, Pisces flows where the collective tide takes her.
Radiating from this new moon is the unmistakable tone of surrender – all things fated – all things happening as they must. When the sky is this gray, we feel restless, lost, confused, unsure of where to go, what to do. In this dark night of the soul we ponder the mundane and cosmic elements of life.
Because Pisces is so sensitive and spiritually inclined, the imbalanced fish may shy away from mundane, terrestrial duties. To her they aren’t real – a waste of time. She lies to herself often. She just wants to dance and party and pick flowers in a shimmering psychedelic field all day. Some Pisces types can be messy, unreliable, or spacey. For those Pisces who have not yet embraced their spirituality, the opposite ends up happening: they become easily fixated on mundane responsibilities and channel their anxiety into perfectionism or compulsive, controlling behavior. Wise fish find a balance between the material world and the etheric dimensions.
Pisces season is one of the most difficult of the year, yet deeply cathartic. Pisces represents all that we ignore, deny, suppress. I encourage you to keep a dream journal at this new moon, but also a journal of accountability. As I step into my career as a teacher, I find myself questioning my own accountability. I have a sacred responsibility in the company of absorbent young minds to be fully accountable for my words and actions. I believe one way to gauge the success of this new moon is to examine how lucid we feel. Is the mind clear enough to see what’s blocking us, or are we drifting in a blind cloud?
Please keep in mind that we will be under the spell of Mercury Retrograde during this new moon. We can’t escape Mercury’s influence, but we can give ourselves extra time to travel. This new moon – just like last month’s New Moon in Aquarius – is all about how we react. Can we stay cool in the face of changing circumstances?
Pisces operates on intuition in the spur of the moment, so don’t worry about how to do the thing, or where or when. Draw on dreams and positive beliefs to keep your water-bubble protected. A little bit of grounded realism doesn’t hurt. Focus on letting go: it’s time to clear out and get ready for spring.
If you want to channel some of this magic Piscean creativity, focus on the sacral chakra in meditation. To take this energy to the next level, focus on the third eye and crown chakra. Rest your body with Pisces Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.