Friday, March 16, 2018
The watery sign of Pisces is about big emotional waves of wonder and reverie; be it via love, romance, art, music, stories, religion, food, drugs or alcohol, it’s about how, where and why we want to be moved by strong currents of dreams, desire and yearning. The bigger the better. The more sacred and cherished the better.
Because of this, one of the keywords for Pisces is ‘surrender’. Surrendering to the experience; giving up, giving over and going with the flow of it. It’s about non-resistance, non-defensiveness. No bounds and no limits. It’s a vulnerable, open, divine, and irresistible place to be.
Chiron is unresolved wounds and hurts resurfacing in order to experience the relief of the remedy. Mars is that masculine or yang drive for action and pursuit of goals and desires. Mars square to chiron this week has brought up a lot of old wounds and hurts connected to the Mars or masculine issues, but the new moon is a powerful symbol of a new phase, in which we surrender to the remedy, answer, or solution.
So for example, in the past you or others might have acted (Mars) in ways that felt hurtful (Chiron) to you, and this new moon energy is calling forth a powerful new emotional response (moon) in answer to all that. Perhaps the one who feels hurt will receive an antidote or solution, or perhaps the perpetrator redeems themselves somehow.
Or maybe it’s emotional hurt from the disillusionment of chasing the rainbows of our reverie, or from the disappointment of broken dreams or promises that stayed up in the air. All very Piscean issues, yet the new moon suggests seeds or fragments of a new or renewed dream that will blossom in very real ways.
Chiron in Pisces is about the emotional relief the solution brings. Mars square to Chiron suggests it’s a challenging journey to get there but the new moon is about that new sense of relief as an open door for future growth and experience.
How you can use this new moon energy to further your own healing:
In myth, Chiron was the centaur who couldn’t heal himself. He was a renowned healer of others, but for himself he never found the remedy. This new moon could be a time to revisit areas where you feel you can’t forgive yourself, or that you or someone else did something to you that can’t be undone.
Underneath hurt is often unresolved grief or loss, so Pisces style self-care of compassion, acceptance and understanding applied unconditionally might soothe or comfort in new and healing ways.
Its also a time to look at what beliefs you are surrendering to. Do you believe things about yourself that disempower you? Or make you feel sad? Or make you feel frightened? Surrender to beliefs that make you feel better, not worse.
Addictions and habits often indicate areas where we are believing things about ourselves that don't serve us, denying us the reverie of our own Soul happiness. So allowing ourselves to feel the void of our own denial, instead of numbing it out with activities or substances is the first step in finding our way to closing the gaps that our distorted self-belief has left within us. Surrendering to true happiness, unconditionally, means giving up the pain of self-denial.
Pisces is a water sign, which means it’s about emotions. Physical disease is always a symptom of underlying emotional dis-ease, so this new moon is a good opportunity to look beyond physical symptoms by looking within to the emotions and feelings that accompany the illness or condition.
Abraham Hicks have said that the conditions of any disease or illness is designed to perpetuate and support the emotion/s that are experienced during it. In other words, look at how your illness or uncomfortable situation makes you feel while suffering in it (fearful, angry, unworthy, unlovable, etc etc) and consider how that the illness or set of circumstances works to hold that very emotion in place within you.
So emotional healing, not just physical healing, is a necessary step for any ailment or unwanted situation, in order for lasting healing to occur, and this new moon is a potent symbol of new emotional healing through new emotional understanding and awareness in weeks and months to come.
These words say it all:
THE OLD HEALER TO THE SOUL:
It's not your back that hurts, but the burden.
It's not your eyes that hurt, but injustice.
It's not your head that hurts, it's your thoughts.
Not the throat, but what you don't express or say with anger.
Not the stomach hurts, but what the soul does not digest.
It's not the liver that hurts, it's the anger.
It's not your heart that hurts, but love.
And it is love itself that contains the most powerful medicine.
Sunday, March 04, 2018
21st March – 20th April
First week is about going with the flow, which works well for you, especially full moon on 2nd (and on 4th). Mercury and Venus are together most of the month in your sign, which means whispered sweet nothings, and the power of kind and loving thoughts. Midmonth has plenty of challenges to get your teeth into and new moon on 17th has mellow healing vibes mixed with strong desire be a mover and shaker in what matters most. From 20th the sun is in your sign, energising and magnetising your hearts desire, and from 23rd the past meets present when Mercury retrogrades. End of month, storms clear the air and a clouded mind.
21st April – 21st May
Keep a pen and paper by the bed as there’s a sleepless full moon on 2nd full of bright ideas and inspired solutions (also around 28th). It’s a month of fun and friendship, with focus on involvement with groups and gatherings. Teamwork flows nicely as there’s a oneness or spirit that everyone gels with. New moon on 17th is about new beginnings linked to all this and some powerful healing vibes too. Spring equinox on 20th energises your spiritual chart. So does Mercury retrograde from 23rd when past meets present. Final week you’re sorting priorities and feeling pushed to be more pushy about what you really want.
22nd May – 21st June
This is a month of promise and potential. Positive expectation pays off. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges; (there are lots of them midmonth!) but the faith, hope and clarity indicated by planets in your aims and ambition chart will keep you buoyant and carry you downstream, instead of struggling against the current (especially 17th). The full moon (2nd) in your chart of home, family and comfort zones means you’re sorting out what matters to you deep down (beautifully on the 4th), Mercury and Venus together all month in your friendship chart means there’s a basis of harmony and happiness, and Mercury retrogrades from 23rd, so perhaps there are faces and places from the past to reconnect with.
22nd June – 22nd July
First week is about finding the balance between letting things ‘be’ and sorting stuff out. Mercury and Venus are together all month in your aims and ambition chart, which is great for sorting stuff, and for harmonious and direct communication with authority figures and bosses, etc. An important new moon (17th) is about new perspectives and horizons. It’s important because it carries powerful healing energy, which means answers and solutions that soften the sore points of situations. Midmonth and end of month can bring obstacles or challenges to confront, but from 20th you are so focused on moving up your ladder of success that you won’t allow much to bring you back down.
23rd July – 23rd August
In many ways March is about going with the flow, it’s about accepting what you can’t change (for now) and getting on with what you can, some of which might be a bit mundane or boring but still needs to be done. Like spring cleaning, you’re sorting out and clearing up, ready for what’s ahead. There are some challenges, mainly midmonth and final week, but there’s a lovely link between Mercury and Venus all month that brings harmony and happy communication that opens new horizons. There’s also a powerful new moon on 17th, in your trust and intimacy chart, that opens a door to deepening connections and healing past hurts.
24th August – 22nd September
The annual full moon in your sign on 2nd is about your relationship with yourself. For some time you’ve been going through a cycle of inner growth, by processing and integrating some quite tough experiences. Now you’re feeling more complete about it all (especially around the 4th), and ready for the next step, which is about relationship with others. There are some spectacular healing energies around the new moon in your relationship chart (17th), and though there are always challenges to contend with (especially perhaps midmonth), new moons indicate new beginnings are underway. In other words, this is the beginning of deepening, softening and soothing certain relationships, and for connecting with kindred spirits and soulmates, especially ‘the one’.
23rd September – 23rd October
There’s lots to sort out as March gets underway, and you’re doing it your way. Relationships might be one area that changes are made, and this is seen particularly from 20th and 23rd. Your ruler, Venus, travels with Mercury all month, indicating loyalty, harmonious communication, and a sense of what to say and the right time to say it. Many planets are in your health and wellbeing chart, so this will be a focus too, and there is a healing-themed new moon on 17th which might bring up past hurts, but only because you can deal with them from your improved current perspective.
24th October – 22nd November
There’s a certain amount of patience needed this month, as things seem to have their own schedule that doesn’t match your preferred pace. Frustrating at times, but it’s also a reflection of how you’re feeling about certain things: on one hand you’re wanting to move forward, on the other hand you’re not so sure. If you deal with the impatience and frustration your aiming at yourself then situations sort out too. Making peace with circumstances, lots of acceptance, giving yourself a break, and a bit of going with the flow is the solution. Also deep breaths, meditation and plenty of power naps.
23rd November – 21st December
For much of the month there’s a lot revolving around home and family matters, and full moon on 2nd suggests you’re ready to get more specific and sort the details out on some long-term plans. Obstacles or delays are to be expected when there’s big stuff to sort, but there’s an underlying vibe of flow and ease this month, that you can catch in your quiet moments then situations catch it from you. It’s a creative month too; getting your message across and finding the right folk to co-create is a challenge you enjoy, possibly with links to the past, especially during final week.
22nd December – 20th January
Communication is key this month, with many planets focused on getting your message across, and on your superpower, which is your ability to listen (accept) what others are saying. You’re also finding information you’ve been looking for, or maybe it’s resurfacing or not lost anymore (especially by end of month). Your concentrating more on home and family matters as March goes on and there may be meetings, visits or reunions, or perhaps it’s time now to address or sort a situation that has needed attention for a while. Mars is in your sign from 17th, which is about feeling much more motivated to move forward.
21st January – 18th February
Your attention is on what makes you feel secure and grounded as March gets underway, and for you that’s the ability to dream beyond current circumstances. Some accuse you of having your head in the clouds, but it’s not escapism, you are literally magnetising and manifesting new circumstances by imagining where you want to go, and what could be more secure and grounded than that? So this month is about holding your focus on what you want, regardless of what others have to say (especially midmonth and final week). You also have a lot to say to others, as communication is increasingly important, especially from 20th. It’s a month like no other for information, messages and making (and breaking) contacts.
19th February – 20th March
Full moon on 2nd puts relationship and partnership in the spotlight. It’s about getting clear emotionally and feeling more empowered, whether it’s romance, family or career relationships. The first week of March in general can be really good for you, as planets in your sign are energising and inspiring (especially 4th). From midmonth you need focus and patience to navigate finances and career plans, then the annual new moon in Pisces (17th) is about a new you in some way, and a new image or approach suits you. From 20th and especially final week, finances, income and property are under review or returning to the past somehow, as are links to friends, teamwork, and groups.