At this New Moon, we have both relationship planets (Venus and Mars) along with Neptune, Chiron, Mercury retrograde, and the Sun and Moon in the sign of the fishies. This ongoing stellium in Pisces has had us swimming around in circles for over a month now. It's hard to even remember the last time things weren't soggy-foggy, swirly-whirly confusing. The Piscean mind fuzz.
All this mutable water has worn us down over the past weeks. Or is it over the past 2,000 years?
Some of those gorgeous and glowing Neptunian mirages are looking mighty tantalizing right about now. Like the answers to our prayers. (Don't they always?) But keep your eye on things. Keep moving through the spectral images. Don't chase dead ends or tired siren songs. We're being tested on the end-of-Pisces karmic loops this week. Keep in mind that a lot of this is make-believe.
You can pick up a good and lovey Neptunian buzz from all this Pisces. You can indulge in some high romanticism and fantasy and woo woo. But don't make the mistake of believing these things are concrete, stationary, or long-lasting. The Pisces circus starts pulling up stakes coming out of this New Moon and will move on down the etheric highway, regardless of how many hearts may be broken in its wake.
We've been completely immersed, swallowed whole by this Pisces stellium, but it starts to break up after the New Moon, as Mars moves from the last degree of the zodiac to the first, entering home sweet home Aries on March 12.
At that point, though still very influential, the Pisces stellium energy has reached its peak.
This Pisces New Moon on March 11 marks the two-year anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. It also marks the two-year anniversary of Uranus entering Aries for its full transit of the sign. Fukushima was kicked off as Uranus moved from 29 Pisces to 0 Aries. Now, we have Mars moving over those degrees. In 2012, we had Mercury retrograde moving over those degrees. You can read more on that here: Stationing Mercury Conjunct Uranus in Aries on the One-Year Anniversary of Fukushima and a Retrograde Over the Zero Aries/29 Pisces Point
This 29 Pisces/0 Aries point is highly symbolic as the simultaneous close of one cycle and opening of another.
With Mars on this point at the New Moon, our personal directions, our desires, our goals, our sex drives, and our fighting/masculine/yang energy enter a new phase of expression, breaking the Piscean-era hold and patterns.
Since the beginning of February, we've been using the Mars in Pisces transit to actively carve out a new and healthier track for the sign of Pisces. This New Moon is an official portal, an official opening into this new expression of Pisces: Pisces for the astrological Aquarian era. This is our theme for the week and for the monthly lunar cycle that will be unfolding. Make your choices and your moves with this in mind.
We can be Piscean masochists, setting ourselves up to be victimized by the same old tantalizing karmic scenarios. We can give in and fall for it. We can accept the weakened position. We can allow ourselves to be set up as scapegoat or sacrificial lamb or whipping post.
Or, with Mercury in Pisces retrograding back to conjunctions to Chiron and Neptune, we can out-smart these karmic scenarios, moving out of their reach, going against the grain, choosing new and healing territory.
We can leave many of the wounding illusions and draining dynamics of the astrological Piscean era behind us here - with a little help from the perspectives of our friends and advisers!
With Mars transiting Pisces, we've been fighting our way through some fairly dense pockets of end-of-era listlessness, despondence, depression, and futility. The state of this planet is enraging. Disgusting. Sickening. Overwhelming. And we're tired of slogging our way through it, through this transition time, with seemingly no end to the struggle.
But at this Pisces New Moon, we have energizing, refreshing, fire-us-up Mars on the most karmic of degrees - the 29th degree of Pisces, the last degree of the zodiac, the degree that has all the hopes and dreams and disappointments and devastation of the entire zodiac dissolved into it.
Here, we have the opportunity for a fresh start and a new direction of the most intensive and healing kind related to the themes of this sign.
This isn't easy. We have to put conscious effort into it, and this can be frustrating and exhausting. We could burst into tears at the seeming hopelessness of it. All things considered, it can seem pointless. The themes of this sign are some of the most tricky, sticky, confusing, overwhelming, and painful of the bunch. Anything anyone doesn't want to deal with gets dropped into this psychic ocean. It touches us all.
Pisces problems are the inter-related problems of the human condition on Planet Earth - past, present, and future. The invisible connections that link us in love, faith, spirit, pain, problem, and suffering.
With so much Chiron-infused Pisces, our sensitivity levels can be off the charts. It's as if our protective barriers have been removed altogether. Gaping wounds - psychic, emotional, or physical - are being exposed to the air.
Pain so unrelenting, cruel, and defeating that all you can do is stick a needle in your arm, snort some powder that might take it away, or pop a pharmaceutical designed to make it all fuzzy.
Or maybe watch eight hours of television, buy a bunch of stuff you don't need online, gorge on junk food, have sex with someone you just met, or turn on the drone of mind-numbing mainstream music.
Pisces pain might fade, but it doesn't really go away. The loss, the desolation, the dysfunction, the crushing disappointment, the cherished dreams that have been annihilated - this stuff stays with us.
All we may want to say at this point is, "Fuck it. I don't want to be here anymore."
But here we have a very exciting opportunity to infuse the sign of Pisces with some new Aquarian-era mojo. And this opportunity can't be missed.
At this New Moon, we're opening into an expression of Pisces that is more active and proactive. We're opening into a Pisces that will stand up and fight when it has to, instead of rolling over, paralyzed by the immensity and pain of the task. We're applying some healthy Aquarian-era detachment through the sign of Pisces, refusing to individually take on burdens for the collective any longer.
The people who have been and are being victimized by the way things are done on this planet don't have to take it anymore. We're joining forces around the globe to say enough is enough. We're shifting blame from the victims (whom we are trained to blame) onto the true causes of our pain and suffering...
With the relationship planets so strongly involved in this New Moon, the "New Pisces" expression will have a direct application in love, romance, and relationship.
There is an Aquarian-era reclassification and redefinition of relationships underway, particularly prevalent for people who have not fit the standard models up to now. This process can be very confusing, as we are giving up certain of our ideals and putting others in their place. We're determining what we really need (Venus) and what we really want (Mars) in relationship within the context of the major shifts we are experiencing.
From a previous post:
"Jupiter direct is in an applying square to Chiron in Pisces (wounding illusions, deluded thinking, disappointing information and realizations of the truth) for the next two months, forming its third exact square to Chiron on March 27, 2013. This Jupiter-Chiron square will be lit up as Mercury, Mars, the Sun, and Venus conjunct Chiron in Pisces and square Jupiter over the next couple months. This square colours all of Pisces season (Sun in Pisces, February 19 - March 20), and we're strongly challenged to outsmart the end-of-Pisces themes over the next months.
The Piscean era is over - if we choose to make it so. And these last layers of wounding Piscean-era thinking, particularly around love and relationship, are set to go now.
We can have the best of Pisces in relationship - the full, spiritual love, the delightful intermingling of auras, the compassion, the magic, the bliss, the romance, the sweetness. But we don't have to turn relationships into one-dimensional cardboard cut-outs by insisting in juvenile fashion that they be ONLY those things.
Pisces has a place in love and relationship in the astrological Aquarian era. A big place. But it isn't the ONLY place, as it has been. It doesn't colour the ideals as heavily. It isn't the version of love placed atop a pedestal to worship.
Love and relationships are different in the astrological Aquarian era. That's all there is to it.
Under this umbrella, we're complete as we are. Self-contained. We don't need anyone to prop us up, to complete us, to add what we lack. That doesn't mean we don't need people or that we don't need love. It means that we aren't incomplete without it. We aren't damaged beyond all recovery by not having a personal love relationship.
We come together as two (or more) equal and self-contained units in Aquarius. We create the win-win by being ultra fabulous and skilled in what we bring to the partnership and in partnering with others who bring ultra fabulous skills to the table.
We don't fully immerse ourselves in the energetic forcefield of another. We don't lose ourselves or allow another to be lost in us. We don't join with people purely for healing purposes. We stand on our own and accept the healing that comes to us through love and relationship.
We don't pin illusory expectations on anyone to fulfill our pink-tinged dreams of Hollywood romance and Happily Ever After. We make the Happily Ever After ourselves. We build it together one step at a time. And some of those steps are pretty fucking rough. Don't let that convince you that your relationships are anything less than those "twin flame" couples'..."
We use the astrological symbols as benchmarks. Indicators of "what time it is."
The Sabian symbol for the degree of Pisces where this New Moon falls is: "A Prophet Bringing Down New Law From the Mountain."
I'm no prophet, but I am telling you this: there are new laws for the sign of Pisces. Following the old rules brings the old pain. Pick up on this now, start to apply it, and you're ahead of the pack.
With this New Moon, we have the opportunity to move out of certain detrimental expressions of this sign. These are the expressions that will keep people manipulated, deluded, unsatisfied, and giving their power away. They keep people wishing and hoping and longing and pining for things that have not materialized - and will not materialize under the current energetic overlay.
With Mars transiting Pisces, there can be a strong desire to give up our will to someone else: to a saviour, to a martyr, to a lover, to a guru, to someone perceived as more spiritual or more special or more in-the-know.
There are major, major pitfalls to doing this moving forward.
When you know better, you have to do better. We know better now. It's just a matter of strengthening those healthy, New Pisces muscles until they take over.
Our dreams have to change - slightly or dramatically - if we have any hope of making them concrete reality. This can sting like a son-of-a-bitch, but it also angers and motivates. And with Mars finishing its transit of Pisces, we'll take all the motivation we can get.
Venus, exalted in Pisces, formed a conjunction to Chiron March 5. Mercury Rx and Venus form an exact conjunction today, still conjunct Chiron. Venus will then get some distance from both bodies, pulling out of that conjunction next week. This will alleviate some of the more difficult or overwheming aspects of the Pisces stellium themes.
The Moon and Mars enter Aries March 12.
The Sun enters Aries March 20.
Venus enters Aries March 21.
Mercury enters Aries April 14.