March is a very full month astrologically speaking. We have major planets moving in and out of retrograde motion with the New Moon, plus Spring Equinox following the Full month! As we approach the beginning of the “spring” cycle in the Northern Hemisphere (the astrological New Year at 0 degrees Aries), it’s time to think about where we would like to see new growth and development in our lives. Use the energy of this New Moon cycle to prepare for the two major eclipses in April 2014 (more next month). This is a great time for “inner housecleaning” and getting rid of old patterns. It has been a challenging winter, but the Light (along with our intentions) gets stronger with each day! Spring is a great time for an astrology update, and I am setting appointments now for the month of April, since I will be spending the upcoming Spring Equinox (and Full Moon) in Egypt at the Blue Lotus House Retreat Center in Luxor. For more information on how you can participate in this project, please go to www.egyptianbluelotusfoundation.com To set up an astrology consultation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessings and Light, Mary
March 1, 2014: New Moon in Pisces
This New Moon falls in the sign of Pisces, the final sign of the zodiac, which is a mutable (shape-shifting) water sign urging us on to the evolution of human consciousness. Pisces rules the magical, emotional realm of our subconscious and dream worlds. It is the sign of the poet and mystic; artist and healer; savior and sinner; doctor and patient; shaman and physicist. Pisces is probably the most misunderstood sign of the zodiac; and like its symbol, the two fishes swimming in opposite directions, it is a sign that embraces both duality and Oneness…the universe where subatomic physics and religion merge. This 12th sign of the zodiac is a complete paradox; yet, from the seeds of chaos and “unknowingness” Pisces births the “new age” of humanity. The “old age” of Pisces was associated with the symbol of the “fish”; now as we move forward in our evolutionary process, Pisces becomes the “Grail” which holds the elixir of life, symbolizing our baptism in the New Age. The planet Neptune is the “ruler” of the sign of Pisces. As humanity awakens out of it “old” Neptunian illusions of fear and victimhood, the “fog” clears and we become more open to unconditional love and respect for all living beings. This is the greatest lesson that Pisces has to offer: unconditional love and compassion. New Moons are always about new beginnings. Think about where you can give or receive more love in your life; where you can refrain from judging others negatively; where you can help someone in need…and always offer thanks for whatever is good in your life. We will be hearing much about world-wide political maneuvering in regards to the Middle East, as well major scientific and archaeological breakthroughs over the next two weeks. Know that this is the time of “signs and wonders”; and miracles do indeed occur!
Pisces is the sign of “Christ Consciousness”. Where you find the sign of Pisces in your chart (any planets as well as the house placement) is where you find connection to the divine and surrender to something larger than your own ego; it is where you choose to be of service to humanity in your own way. Pisces rules service in the sense of all healing modalities: retreats, spas, ashrams, monasteries, museums, hospitals & hospices. It also symbolizes our creative impulses: art, music, dance…. the unconscious, DREAMS….oracles, seers, psychics, as well as sailors and navigators. Since the sign Pisces rules the unconscious, creative process of the right brain, many actors, musicians, artists, spiritual leaders, and scientists have Pisces planets prominent in their birth charts. This month we will actually see a major movie studio release a new film about the life of Christ (with others on the way). Let us hope that the true message of unconditional love and peace shines comes through without dogma or prejudice.
Pisceans are very sensitive and emotional creatures, but they can also get “lost” in their own inner worlds. They are amazing healers and artists; however, they can become overloaded with emotional “stuff” from other people, as well as their own. Wherever Pisces falls in your birth chart, it shows where you are both sensitive and creative. This New Moon will highlight that area….it is your “inner Muse”. So, it is very important to honor the part of yourself (the Muse) that needs a “retreat” from the chaos and negativity of everyday 3D world. If we do not recharge our psychic batteries (drugs, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine deplete; they do not recharge), we run a very major risk of “psychic” infection.
Piscean energy can leave us overly sensitive, but foggy . If you have been feeling “out of it” or somewhat disconnected from reality, you are not alone. The nature of Pisces is to have us become an “empty vessel” – letting go of guilt, blame and anything that holds us in darkness. Positive ways to channel Pisces energy: meditation, yoga, listening to harmonic music, watching a good film, having a “spa day”, walking in nature or just taking some “quiet time” a few minutes a day. Short 5- minute “power naps” can be very effective as the energy “amps” up around us. Give yourself permission to love yourself more. We cannot be of service to others if we don’t pay attention to our own needs.
This New Moon has some very potent aspects with it. Chiron, the Wounded Healer asteroid, is also in the sign of Pisces and very closely aligned with the Sun, Moon and Neptune. This gives us hope for healing old emotional and psychic wounds on a very deep collective level. Lifetimes of martyrdom and suffering, chaos and pain can be healed as we open up to the wave of compassion and unconditional love emanating to us from the Great Cosmic Mother. Whether we call her Isis, Kwan Yin, Mother Mary or by any of her myriad of names, we are being called to embrace the Feminine Consciousness, which resides in all of us.
Three major planets change direction within days of this New Moon; whenever a planet changes direction, its energy is amplified. The planet Mars, the God of War, turns stationary direct on March 1 with the New Moon. Mars will be in the sign of Libra until July 25, 2014 giving us ample opportunity to “reassess” how we handle our relationships.
Saturn also turns retrograde in Scorpio until July 20. This means patriarchy has the opportunity to heal itself…compassion can override violence, but forgiveness is the key. As we know, most wars on this planet have been fought in the name of religion (or against it). The 20th century spawned the crowning of the new god, “petroleum”. The sign of Pisces rules both religion and oil. Do we actually need to experience yet another world war before humanity learns its lessons at the end of the Age of Pisces? I tend to think not. Our spiritual destiny is to evolve and move forward, not to catapult ourselves back to the dark ages. And finally, Mercury in Aquarius turns direct with this New Moon moving situations which have felt “stuck”, or completely “haywire”, forward once again.
This New Moon also makes a positive aspect with the planet Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, who facilitates transformation on a very deep psychological level. We can no longer remain “stuck” in unconscious patterns without paying the consequences on some level, both personally and collectively. The Sun with Pluto allows us the opportunity to release toxicity on the sub-atomic levels and regenerate our DNA; but with awareness comes responsibility. We can no longer play the “blame game” and scapegoat others. Facing exactly what we have been most reluctant to face within ourselves without projecting it onto others is one of humanity’s greatest lessons at the end of this age. The message of Pisces is to find “God” within ourselves and to recognize “God” in each person we meet.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac encompassing many ancient spiritual lineages and paths to healing. The sign of Pisces is connected with the Egyptian God, Nefertum, and the patron of aromatherapy. In Egyptian mythology, Nefertum was depicted as a lotus flower at the creation of the world, which had arisen from the primal waters. The science of aromatherapy or “scent alchemy” in ancient Egypt was a sacred art and intrinsic in magical ceremonies and ritual. The blue lotus is depicted on every temple and tomb wall signifying the codes for immortality. We know that scent opens up pathways in the brain associated with memories. Oils also carry electromagnetic frequency. Our brains get “amped up”, and new neuronal pathways open up. One of the best ways to release emotional (as well as past life debris) is by aromatherapy massage. It stimulates cellular memory and releases toxins at the same time… a wonderful treat for yourself during the Pisces Full Moon!
MEDITATION FOR THE PISCES FULL MOON
Find a quiet space to meditate, light a white or blue candle (or both). Relax, (sitting or lying down). Clear your mind of the day’s clutter. Breathe deeply and feel yourself connecting from the core of the planet to the heart of the Milky Way. You are a Divine Child of the Earth and the Stars. Take a few deep breaths, and ask your guides to assist you in clearing old obstacles and patterns. Ask them to help you to clarify and manifest your Spiritual vision and your personal goals. Watch your dreams for answers. Use the energy of this New Moon in Pisces to create your intentions for the upcoming Spring . This is a time to reconnect to your dream and to honor and love your inner child. Just as the blue lotus rises from the murky water and blooms towards the sun, we are re-emerging from the darkness and rebirthing ourselves into the Light. Feel a cosmic blue-white shaft of light beam from the center of the galaxy into your Heart. This blue-white beams turns into a beautiful blue lotus and opens in your heart center. Imagine your body as a chalice or grail holding the light of this new sun. Feel this light feeding you. You are birthing new reality for yourself. Your cup is full… Blessed Be!