This month's New Moon in the mutable water sign of Pisces signals a new beginning - as all new moon cycles do - however, before we step out into the light we must go into the dark. A total solar eclipse also occurs now as well. Have you ever noticed that when you first turn a light on in a pitch black room, everything seems to be vividly alive and vibrantly colored for a few moments as you take in everything at once in the fresh illumination?
Our consciousness may experience a sudden illumination, but before we are able to take it all in and come to a new awareness we may have to go within and sit in the dark for a while.
Pisces is a sensitive sign that knows no boundaries, and as the sign which rules the 12th house of the natal chart, it holds sway over the subconscious, the dream state, meditation, spirituality and faith in the unseen, the collective energy of society, other realms of existence and places of retreat, collaboration or healing - such as prisons, hospitals, monasteries, rehabilitation centers, communes and ashrams. Often when a planet transits our natal chart in either the sign of Pisces or the 12th house we grow in sensitivity, empathy or spiritual awareness. For some, this is a welcome respite from the material striving of daily life but for others it can be disturbing to slip out of the mainstream and find the murky water and shifting fog of merging boundaries and psychic awakening distorting concerns like time management and practical productivity.
The ruling planet of the mutable (flexible, adaptable) sign of Pisces is the planet Neptune. Neptune can show up in our lives playing the roles of victim, savior or martyr. Where ever we have Neptune and the sign of Pisces in the natal chat, we seek to heal, inspire or beautify life for others. If we love ourselves as much as we love the people who mean the most to us we will find ways to allow Neptune to inspire us, bless us with meaningful spiritual connections and moments and bring us grace, compassion and healing in the ares we need it most. It is just as important to discern when helping is harmful to ourselves or the person we desire to help as it is to be willing to help unconditionally.
The fluid and reflective quality of Neptune will out picture exactly what you believe. Enter the darkness where the manifesting yin energy waits to receive your dream. Just one small shift brings your dream from no where to now here. Be prepared to receive and to share.