Inspiration is a special gift of the imaginative New Moon in Pisces on February 21 at 2:35 p.m. (PST) / 5:35 p.m. (EST). A conjunction with spiritual Neptune increases sensitivity, compassion and idealism, but it can also make it easy to get lost in fantasyland.
We have an opportunity to dream up a better world now, but we need to set aside self-pity and make a long-term commitment to the hard work required to turn our aspirations into reality.
See how this New Moon in Pisces will affect your horoscope sign:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
A refreshing change of pace is likely if you’re willing to take your foot off the gas pedal and learn how to chill now. This spiritually oriented New Moon lands in your obscure 12th House of Spirituality, making this a better time to get away from pressure than piling more onto your life. Quiet time in nature, practicing meditation or escaping with music is a good way to tap into this inspiring energy.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Healing wounded friendships is one positive aspect of this compassionate Pisces New Moon. It lands in your 11th House of Groups, which can inspire you to take a more active role in organizations and working harder for causes in which you believe. Recognizing that you’re part of a community overcomes isolation and enriches you with the support of caring colleagues.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
This New Moon occurs in your 10th House of Career, where it can inspire professional dreams and motivate you to aim for your highest ideals. Putting more creativity into your work can transform it from a job to a life mission. Be careful not to spread yourself too thin, though, as your imagination can easily outrun your ability to measure the size of the task you’re taking on.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You might be feeling restless with this magical New Moon in your 9th House of Faraway Places. Dreams of travel or moving to an exotic location might not be entirely realistic, but can still boost your morale. Higher education is also stimulated by this lunation, as your desire to learn more about life’s mysteries encourages you to take classes or read more about spiritual subjects.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Tenderness becomes more important in relationships with this super-sensitive Pisces New Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Revealing your dreams can make you feel vulnerable, but it’s important to talk about them because you can gain support while providing inspiration for others. Listening without judging can create a magical sense of connection that takes intimacy to the next level.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Your perspective on relationships may never be the same after this magical New Moon in your 7th House of Partners. This lunation is joined by compassionate Neptune, making this an ideal time to forgive yourself and others. Looking past the petty problems that keep love at bay allows you to find common emotional ground where you can share your heartfelt emotions without reservations.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You may find a fresh wave of idealism for your work with this New Moon in your 6th House of Employment. Creative ideas and compassionate actions are especially strong as a result of this lunation. However, don’t let blind faith overcome common sense by taking on a position without getting proper training or exhausting yourself by having more work than you can handle.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Romance should be on your sometimes skeptical mind with this magical Pisces New Moon in your amorous 5th House. It’s time to relax, play, create and express your emotions without worrying about what others think. Your imagination is off the hook, inspiring you to add more joy and beauty to your personal life, but also making you a skilled presenter of your ideas in public situations.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Tenderness is essential with this sensitive Pisces New Moon landing in your 4th House of Roots. Family issues and old insecurities could arise, stirring feelings of vulnerability. But it’s from this delicate ground that fresh inspiration can sprout, healing ancient wounds and arousing a new sense of purpose. Dreams of future success can begin to take hold when you are growing from the ground up.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Conversations can become more intimate with this sensitive Pisces New Moon in your 3rd House of Communication. Facts, though, may grow fuzzy as feelings dominate discussions. While some confusion is possible, there’s closeness to be gained that’s more than a fair exchange. In addition, your imagination soars and enables you to believe that dreams can come true.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
This creative New Moon falls in your 2nd House of Income and Self-worth. It’s meant to inspire imagination and help you recognize that being compassionate to others is an incredible resource. Don’t count pennies now because money flows more easily when your heart is making financial decisions. The more you give of yourself, the more you’ll get back in return on every level.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
This New Moon in your sign is a very special event because it’s joined with your spiritual ruling planet Neptune. Feelings are incredibly sensitive, which can take you to emotional extremes. You may appear confident to others while you’re completely unsure of yourself. Yet learning how to manipulate emotions is a key to increasing your charisma and making powerful impressions on others.
February 21, 2012— The new moon in dreamy, enlightened Pisces sends us all on a fantastic voyage this Tuesday. It’s time to set sail in the waters of spirituality, imagination and an uncharted exploration of our own subconscious minds. New moons are our launching points, the results of which culminate six months later, under the light of the corresponding full moon. Circle August 31, 2012 as the date of the Pisces full moon: It’s anyone’s guess where we’ll drop anchor then. If we feel “lost at sea” this week, the answer is not to splash around furiously, trying to regain control. Pisces is the sign that’s associated with surrender. Lean back and float: that’s how we’ll ride the waves and get our “sea legs.”
Pisces is the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac, and the theme of completions is a biggie. This is the time for binding up loose ends and saying goodbye where needed. Cutting ties to unhealthy relationships, removing ourselves from situations that are not serving our highest good—while it’s never easy to bid these entanglements adieu, the Pisces new moon shines a light on our self-destructive habits and urges us to heal.
Our imaginations will be supersized under this lunar spell and divine inspiration may come pouring in on Tuesday. Don’t dismiss those flashes of brilliance, which are likely to be the seeds of genius. Michelangelo, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Steve Jobs and Alexander McQueen were all born under the Sun sign of Pisces. Imagine if they brushed aside their subconscious cues. The world would be a far greyer place.
Here are some rituals to help you flow with the magic of the Pisces new moon.
Hydrate and Detoxify. Mermaid Pisces is a water sign and anything aquatic falls under her spell. Given that our bodies are between 55 and 80 percent water, there’s no denying the influence H2O has on our vitality. Drinking tons of fresh, pure water can boost our energy levels and recharge our systems. Instead of polluting the Earth with non-biodegradable plastic bottles, install a tap filter and carry a refillable bottle at all times. You can even customize your own water bottle through sites like Zazzle.com as a stylish incentive. Being the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac, Pisces rules our elimination systems. Juicing and even doing a cleanse, if appropriate, can help get things flowing. When you feel fatigued, chug water or tea before filling up with dehydrating caffeine. Water is actually the best pick-me-up on the planet.
Conserve Water, Too. Speaking of water, it’s not news that our oceans and ground water are in peril, and that a shortage of fresh water is a real concern to us all. Little efforts add up to a big difference. Follow this link for one hundred savvy tips for saving water. Pick one to implement this week. If a friend has a birthday coming up, you might even donate to a water-related charity in his or her honor, like thewaterproject.org or americanrivers.org.
Shine A Light On The Monsters Under The Bed. We all have our demons, but they are much scarier when we leave them in the dark. Symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, Pisces can either send us spiraling into denial or give us an illuminated perspective on our own healing journeys. This week embrace the latter. Book an appointment with an energy worker, shaman, psychologist, hypotherapist, acupuncturist or other practitioner who can help you shine a light on any monsters under the bed. Support groups are also a great place to deep dive into our subconscious minds and take a “fearless, searching inventory,” as the 12-Steppers say. Both Neptune (the ruler of Pisces) and Chiron, the comet known as “the wounded healer,” will be in close contact with the new moon. It takes courage to look within, but there will be mega-rewards in doing so near this new moon.
Fete Your Feet. The feet are the body part ruled by Pisces, our anchor and grounding connection to the earth. Home to thousands of nerve endings and close to seventy acupuncture points, there’s a whole lotta soul in our soles. Adopt some home reflexology treatments to treat your feet. Start by loosening up your ankles, rotating them ten times in each direction. Pinching the ends of your toes can stimulate circulation, pineal and pituitary glands. Rolling the arch of your foot over a tennis ball can also do wonders. If you’re experiencing foot pain, this is the week to deal. Book an appointment for acupressure massage or visit a podiatrist who might recommend a shoe insert to help preserve your peds.
Start A Dream Journal. Pisces rules dreams, and recording our nighttime visions can give us major insight into our direction and hidden thoughts. Many Native American cultures believe that our night dreams are the most vivid forms of truth. Get a fancy journal and keep it on your nightstand. Jot down any dreams you have the moment you wake up—or even in the middle of the night, should you feel so ambitious. If you’re not the type who recalls your dreams, you might also try a journaling practice called “Morning Pages,” from Julia Cameron’s brilliant tome, “The Artist’s Way” (a great book to kick off under the spell of this new moon, if you want to break through a creative block). Here’s how the Morning Pages work: Each morning, just after you wake, free write three pages in your journal. Your dreams will weave their way into your writing, lighting the path to your deepest desires.
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The New Moon is Tuesday, February 21 at 3:35 PM Mountain Standard Time. This new moon is a time to recharge. You will feel like resting, getting more sleep, taking all the movement down to a standstill. If you have been struggling with something that has you constricted and confused, this would be the time to let go, unweight your position and give it over to spirit so you can turn towards another, new and better direction. Whatever it is, let it go. Whatever has you sleepless, let it go. Whatever you are trying to problem solve with your mind, let it go. Whatever you are worried about, let it go. Whatever you experience as being difficult, restrictive, full of suffering, pain and unresolved, let it go. Ritualize this by letting go of something you have been holding onto from the past that has old energy, like a piece of furniture, a photograph, an old sweater, old letters, old jewelry, an old relationship with strings attached etc.
Keep in mind that the times are very much about honoring fluidity and the movement of water and watery aspects that can be allies in helping you to dissolve whatever it is that is not working in your life. The key is that you do not need to know the solution on the other side. Just focus on the dissolving, the flexibility and fluidity. Drink lots of water and pay attention to the qualities of water and its importance in supporting life, change and growth.
IT IS PAST TIME TO GIVE UP THE ADDICTION TO SUFFERING. JUST GIVE IT UP!
Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Pisces New Moon
Sun and Moon in Pisces ~ 2º
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 3:35 PM MST/10:35 PM GMT
Pisces New Moon with its upcoming companion Full Moon in Virgo essentially ends the Sun cycle for the year before Vernal Equinox, when the Sun enters the 0º Aries point renewing the cycle again with the rising energies of spring. Pisces is also ruler of the 12th and last house of the zodiac – culmination – the house that holds mystery and Spirit. Where does one turn after journeying through all the other facets of material life symbolized by the houses? To the spiritual aspects of life, to surrender, to union with the divine, to transcendence and compassion.
With Neptune, the major outer planet that rules Pisces, having just moved into its own sign where it will be for the next 14 years, it’s helpful to broaden our understanding of what Pisces represents in the zodiac. Neptune has a long cycle and hasn’t been in its own sign for 164 years.
Pisces is symbolized by two fish bound together swimming in opposite directions. On one hand representing self-sustainment – looking beyond the physical to the nourishing sustainment by spirit, and on the other hand, self-undoing – succumbing to illusion and addiction. Pisces, most spiritual of the signs, is able to reach beyond the experience of mundane, daily existence and beyond personal illusions of ego personality, and with its natural endowment of kindness, trust and compassion for all, is able to access planes where source abides and all is connected. This is not the humanitarian equality of Aquarius, but the feeling of unity of all life as an expression of the Divine.
Piscean strength may not be in decisive problem solving, but their deep understanding and reflective natures and sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual realms are an invaluable part of all of us. Their awareness of subtle influences is as boundless as the vast, instinctual ocean environment that they rule. The most adaptable, impressionable, and sensitive of signs makes them highly responsive to their environment and the people and influences in it, and this goes for their outer world as well as their complex inner world as well. Pisces like their fish symbol have few defenses beyond swimming away and escaping.
This fluidity works for them and against them. Known for their highly fertile imaginations, creativity, and strong intuition and psychic abilities, they are tied to the deep inner wisdom of the mysteries of the invisible worlds, yet, at the same time, they can easily become overwhelmed when Neptune dissolves all boundaries and they are unprotected from life’s struggles and sufferings. Pisces can effortlessly create and just as easily be distracted from their purpose; their will is not generally strong, and they do not readily choose to face difficult or emotionally painful situations head on. Instead these tenderhearted ones prefer to subtly manipulate and soften reality with a veil of romanticized illusion-to paint a picture that better fits their idealized view. They are susceptible to protecting themselves and diluting the suffering they witness in the human drama through alcohol, drugs and addictions of all kinds – escaping if necessary through pretending, denying, losing attention. What they truly seek is meaning and purpose and a strong connection to Divine Source and the will to manifest it here on Earth.
With Neptune conjunct the Sun and Moon in early Pisces in the New Moon chart, we are aided in dissolving our personal egos and emotional withholds, where we hide our fear from ourselves and others that we are inadequate or unworthy of divine love. With the balancing of the feminine and masculine energies that we are embracing in this transitioning time, many are experiencing the surfacing of the old experiences of good and evil locked in our lower chakras. Let Neptune dissolve these memories from many lifetimes. Don’t get stuck in these pictures, they can be pretty nasty. Much is being cleared rapidly from the past now to make way for a higher frequency crystalline structure. Our beliefs about ‘God’ and concepts about the universe may be up for a great revision and expansion with Neptune in Pisces for the next 14 years. The oceans, their creatures, resources, and power will definitely come to the forefront under Pisces and serve as a source of deep nourishment for our souls. This New Moon, the last before Spring Equinox, is the time for going within and swimming in the sea of our inner knowing for renewal and touching the divine part of ourselves that is always there to nourish and replenish our wells of compassion and giving. Surrender to the call to solitude, dreaming, meditation, and the love that surrounds you always to heal and nourish yourself deeply. Pisces is a receptive, feminine time ~ we can go deep. Dream the dream that you desire to unfold around you.
We also have four planets (Neptune, Moon, Sun, Mercury), and three asteroids (Pallas Athena-creative intelligence, Chiron-healing our wounds, Vesta-temple priestess) in Pisces in this New Moon chart.
Pallas Athena within 1º of the Sun and Moon brings forth our creative intelligence, our wisdom, father-daughter issues, and how we choose to show up in the world.
Chiron at 4º Pisces, along with Mercury, and Vesta are holding the doors of the temple open to invite us to use this period of time presented to us roughly from Feb 18 to Feb 24 as an opportunity to renew our relationship with the divine through nature, our hearts and deep states of silence. Jupiter in sextile to the Sun/Moon and adjacent planets helps us hold the big picture of what we are capable of as conscious beings connected to source.
Open wide, wide, wide during this extremely watery and emotionally fluid time and surrender to the gifts of this feminine Moon.
“Like the empty sky it has no boundaries, yet it is right in this place, ever profound and clear. When you seek to know it, you cannot see it. You cannot take hold of it, but you cannot lose it. In not being able to get it, you get it. When you are silent, it speaks; when you speak, it is silent. The great gate is wide open to bestow alms, and no crowd is blocking the way.”
03/08 Virgo Full Moon 2:41 AM MST/9:41AM GMT
03/11 Daylight Savings Time begins
03/19 Vernal Equinox/Sun enters Aries 11:15 PM MDT
03/22 Aries New Moon 8:38 AM MDT/2:38 PM GMT