New Moon [04 Pisces 29]
The New Moon in Pisces is exact at 15:32 GMT, 23rd February, 2020. New Moons are wonderful for new beginnings, setting intentions & making a wish. And yes, this is still true even though Mercury is retrograde in Pisces.
Admittedly, this wouldn’t be a great time to launch a major project. It is, however, ideal for turning inwards to look at what you want and line up some new ideas & plans to mull over. It’s a perfect opportunity to meditate and tap into your natural intuition too.
This weekend’s New Moon could be lively for some of you as it lines up with Mars in Capricorn & Uranus in Taurus, both planets linked to impulsive moves and spontaneity.
Although, in sensible earth signs, again the theme is not to rush in to new beginnings. On the day of the New Moon, Venus is square to Jupiter, Pisces’ planet, symbolising big love. The karmic nodes also play their part, a symbol of release & letting go, leaving the past behind.
The New Moon in Pisces’ theme is surrender. You may feel tired, you may find yourself easily distracted. Try and let go of the way things ought to be, be less rigid and allow yourself time and space to go with the flow.
Here are some ideas on how to make the most of this New Moon, a symbol of new beginnings.
1. Set your intentions. Write them down, whisper them to the universe.
2. Make a wish on the crescent moon. This will appear in the night sky at the start of the new week. When you first catch a glimpse, make your wish as New Moon wishes can come true.
3. Write an abundance cheque. You can do this with any cheque. Write your name where it says ‘payee’, add how much you want to receive, choose any figure you like, the more abundant the better and sign it ‘with love from the universe’. Tuck it away and wait and see what manifests by the time of the Full Moon two weeks later.
4. Switch off digitally, daydream, wander, meander and tap in to your imagination. Be by the sea, float in the bath, give in to life. Meditate, be quiet.
5. Get a tarot reading, visit an astrologer. Use your psychic skills and your powers of intuition. Ignore the rational realm. Instead, use visualisation, magic & mystery to move instinctually through life.
6. Take care of others, look after small pets and help out people in need. Visit someone in hospital or prison. Be compassionate, caring and kind.
7. Tap in to the collective unconscious and be sensitive to the suffering in the world without losing yourself. Feel your emotions and connect with your heart.
8. Be a romantic. Fall in love, listen to music that stirs your soul, visit an art gallery, take photographs. Seek beauty in the world.
Your One Wild & Precious Life
Writing this blog, I felt inspired to re-read Mary Oliver’s wonderful poem ‘The Summer Day’. It may be the depths of winter (in the northern hemisphere) but the poem is worth revisiting. Mary Oliver is a Sun Virgo (b. September 10, 1935) but has Neptune, Pisces’ co-ruler and Venus retrograde conjunct the Sun – she sees the world through the eyes of beauty and portrays this in her poems, her writing. I’ve always found the last two lines of this poem so evocative and carry them close in my heart. I hope the poem inspires you too on this New Moon weekend.
The Summer Day
Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Wishing you a weirdly wonderful and wonderfully weird New Moon – go wherever it leads you.