The New Moon in Pisces occured at 20:45 (Universal Time) on the 4th March.
With 6 planets in Pisces and 9 bodies in conjunction one after the other, this New Moon has an incredibly intense feel to it. I sense it under my skin. The dreaminess of this New Moon has left me feeling like I’ve been wrapped up in a warm blanket. My heart feels open. I feel loving and kind and like I can trust that things will be ok. It’s like someone whispering quietly in my ear the things I need to hear most.
And as with Pisces, time seems to have slipped away like toy boats on a stream. I find myself writing this post minutes before the New Moon is exact, aware that I should have written it earlier but I needed to unwind and relax, lose myself in music before coming back down to earth. My fingers tingle from the guitar strings. It comforts me.
I am watching the big players Uranus and Neptune about the change signs. The New Moon is like a cosmic blink where you shut your eyes momentarily and clearly see a picture flash behind your closed eyelids. It’s a snapshot in space and time.
The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is :-
A Lady Wrapped In A Large Stole Of Fox Fur
This is a complex symbol. I recoil as I read it because I intensely dislike the use of fur in the fashion industry but I also must remember to place the context of the Sabian in the time it was written. The image conjures up stories of well-to-do folk dressed up for a night at the theatre. In times past (and perhaps in upper class circles now), certain items of clothing were seen as status symbols – a beacon to others of similar standing that you are ‘one of them’ and belong in that social circle.
Whilst today it isn’t (hopefully) a fox fur, advertising has worked its mysterious ways, glamourised us into the must have feature of the moment – an iphone, a kindle, an imac, an ipad. I’m sure those with teenagers may be feeling the pinch of peer pressure. Even though I am very resistant to advertising (rarely watching enough normal tv to ever know what the current advert is), even I found myself cooing over an ipad.
We like to be unique yet we want to belong. We want others to respect us and recognise us as equal. Somewhere along the line the messages got mixed up and we forgot that if just live authentically from the heart we will connect with others like us.
As Jupiter and Pluto draw away from the square, we are perhaps being asked to look closely at what we perceive as ‘rich’. Both Jupiter and Pluto are connected to wealth and the power that comes from it – the power that we have given it. The square between the two suggests the balance of power must shift, the wealth be redistributed.
But we know this don’t we? We know that 80% of the world’s wealth is owned by 20% of the world’s population. We know it and the tide is beginning to turn but it is a slow process much like the sea eroding the coastline.
And just touching the orb, Jupiter moves to oppose Saturn reminding us to structure our dreams. The New Moon captures the essence, whispers a bedtime story of what is to come. The Jupiter-Saturn opposition is like the push-pull of the tide, the in and out breath. The mermaids sing “Me or You” over and over. But the New Moon reminds us we are all one anyway.
It isn’t about giving up what you have (unless you want to), it isn’t about sacrificing yourself or another. It’s about absolute trust.
Because when we live authentically, when we let another truly see our soul, it doesn’t matter whether you are wearing Prada or Primarks. The beauty comes from the curve of your smile and the soft lilt of your voice. The bling comes from the twinkle in your eye.
It’s not about having nothing, it’s about having what is absolutely essential and fundamental to self first beyond everything else. Because when we have that, we can swim through life like a school of dolphins sweeping along with the tide, bending with the waves, communicating the complexity of our lives simply and with grace. We can become the tide and together we can shape the land.
Dolphin picture by LaPrimaDonna on Flickr