Artwork: Hyphaea- The Kingdom of Heaven is Within You
There is almost a fullness to this New Moon with Neptune at 16′ Pisces. Both luminaries and Neptune together in watery waves get a pulse form Lord of Oceans Poseidon, generating tremendous power in water. Mercury has just stationed retrograde and will turn direct in three weeks at this same point in the zodiac.
I keep finding myself wanting to take longer showers, wash dishes slowly, drive slow, sit beside the river. All healing effects of water seem enhanced and calling us for cleansing. This moon is fertile for planting intentions around healing, compassion, forgiveness, creativity, sound, poetry- all things that evoke a state of flow and all things we wish to release into that flow.
Mercury’s backstroke through Pisces may ask us to feel things again that we thought we were done with. What an opportunity to heal them. You may be familiar with the teaching that when faced with an obstacle to be like water. Upon meeting a rock in the river, the water does not stop and try and destroy the rock, it simply flows around it. Over time the rock forms to the passage of the water and ease of flow is accomplished. To go around the rock the water speeds up. With Mars in rocky Taurus our wills are all softened gently with Pisces magic, while being strong and grounded by digging into our values.
Pisces does it’s work in the unseen realms whose products are emotional or vibratory, not physical. It is easy to perceive this archetype as lazy because of this. Yet, perhaps there was a time when humanity valued these things just as much as the material. We may be reevaluating how we accomplish things that are not physical but just as important. Connection to our inner guidance, following the heart, listening to a friend, offering healing services, processing emotions. These things cannot be contained or bottled, they are giving and receptive, open and in flow.
If it were not for the movement of energy through emotions, music, healing, surrender, transcendental states- this world would cease to exist. This period of time offers us deeper insight into the value of these things in our lives, an opportunity to renew a commitment to them. All things mystical, magical, surreal, etheric, surrendered and free are amplified for intentions and transmutation under this Moon. Find your flow, or release what stands in the way of it with ease, or perhaps a good cry. Bathe in music, vibration, healing waters and beautiful things.
Uranus’s entrance into Taurus simultaneous to this New Moon offers potential to sweeten and stimulate, as electricity flows well in water. This signals rapid shifts in things like Earth based technologies, money systems, finances, values and beauty. It will be very interesting to see how things unfold in the next few months, this shift feels much gentler than the first time Uranus visited this degree last April, perhaps its effects will be in frequency. Perhaps it will take more time to see it clearly. Maybe some of the psychic visions received during this lunation will wash onto the shore of our modern planetary crisis. Clean, regenerative Earth based technologies are needed now more than ever.
Piscean visions are watery. Seeing under water can be blurry and we may need to blink a few times before the things clear, and perhaps sing loudly in the shower before we figure out what it means. As with dreams, the true meaning is found within you. For now sing and write and meditate and bliss out where you can.
Blessed Starry Seas,