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A New Moon in Pisces, March 1, 2014

young_moon http://indigo2crystal.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/astrology-for-december-1-7-2013/

 Saturday morning at 3:00 am, we will have the birth of a new Moon cycle.   Pisces Sun and Moon snuggle between Neptune in Pisces and Chiron in Pisces.  The potential for the dream, the vision, the healing power of meditation are all present, so is confusion, illusion, and mystification. Pisces is the realm where the spiritual is as tangible as the material, but for those of us locked into a material viewpoint, it can be a place of foggy confusion.

To put this all into words from the wordless ocean of Pisces, Mercury stands by in Aquarius.  He has only recently turned direct, and so has visited these watery shores, and will revisit them as he goes forward through Pisces.  Here he is looking over his shoulder to recall his journey in reverse from Pisces into Aquarius.

Mercury retrograde

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We need his Aquarian mental clarity to translate the poetry of this particular Moon event.  Neptune is a ruler of Pisces and so deepens the message of Sun and Moon adrift in a sea of oneness. The healing nature of this sign is compassion, an opportunity to feel our deep connection with all.  Vulnerability becomes a means to deepen our understanding; Pisces is the ‘give away’ sign before the noisy entrance of the Sun into Aries and the Spring Equinox.

The Pluto/Jupiter opposition is in this mix as well.  Pluto in Capricorn with his powerful work of breaking down the old structures of government and business is in a sextile with the Piscean players.  His contact is most exact with Chiron, the healer.  Perhaps we will begin to envision a new and more compassionate form of healing.  As we remember that our bodies are the healers, we can trust the process of recovery, rather than see it as a battle to be won or lost.  Chiron, the great healer of the ancient world was a centaur, part man, part horse, and his connection to body recalls this animal part of our self, who knows what it needs to be healthy.

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This is the Moon of Fearn, the Alder, a water loving tree, just as Pisces is a water loving sign!

Alder trunks are the pilings under the older sections of Venice and many medieval cathedrals.  The tree is linked to Bran the Blessed, who used his body as a bridge for his followers to cross the river Linon to safety.  He is a bridge between the worlds, and, after his death, his tribesman carried his head for seven years while he sang and prophesied. The head of Bran was then buried under the White Tower of London and is guarded by ravens, his special bird. The Alder can be used as a blood purifier and lymph cleanser.   It can guard the body as Bran guarded his people.

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Jupiter in Cancer makes an exact trine with Sun and Moon as well as spilling over onto Neptune and Chiron, while standing in opposition to Pluto.  Uranus makes a square to both Pluto and Jupiter, creating a triangle with revolutionary potential.  During this ongoing square between Pluto and Uranus we have seen a number of revolutions seem to crumble into chaos, rather than open to possibility.  Is there another way to create change?

The Sabian Symbol for this new Moon is seems to refer to this quandary:   Men traveling a narrow path, seeking illumination.   The capacity inherent in every individual to seek, at whatever cost, an entrance to a transcendent realm of reality.   Walk ON!

New Moon in Pisces 2014

Sarah Fuhro

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A Full Moon in Leo on Valentine’s Day has the potential to open our hearts to love and more love.  The pattern of the planets on this day creates a message of love, a valentine to all of us on earth.  We need only look up to that Leonic Moon, full at 6:53 pm EST, to feel the smiling face of the Lion who rules our heart, to feel the cosmic passion of the moment.   Leo rules heart and spine; do we have the courage to expand the limits of our love to include all of humanity (Sun in Aquarius) and all the beings who share this planet?

As always with the Full Moon, the luminaries are in signs with quite opposite flavors.  When it comes to love, Aquarius is focused on the universal, while Leo sees the particular.   Together they challenge us to love those who are close to us while keeping the larger picture in view.

The Sabian Symbol for the Moon in Leo makes a perfect Valentine message:  The Luminescence of Dawn in the Eastern Sky.  The exalting challenge of new opportunities at the threshold of a new cycle.

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Aquarius gives us the give gift of an image of beauty:An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets.  Here is something very new and fresh held in a traditional container!

Pluto (intensity!) and his companion Venus (love) rise in the morning at dawn this Valentine morning to welcome the Sun.  Pluto is the invisible force behind Venus. Both are in opposition to Jupiter (largesse), with a sextile to the healer, Chiron.  Jupiter, Venus and Pluto are included in the powerful squeeze from Uranus, who demands revolution, or at least, shake up.  This has been the message of the last several years, and will continue into the next several.  This gives us earthlings the opportunity to be creative in our approach to intractable problems, our own and our societal structures.  Give a pause next time you feel critical of the way we humans go about our lives, and ask how we might be more in tune with the birds and bees, the stones and the trees!

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The waxing Moon has been traveling through the night sky with Jupiter in Cancer over the last few days. The bright beauty of Moon and Jupiter has created a sight worth watching under cold winter skies!

Saturn squares the luminaries (Sun and Moon) from Scorpio.  Saturn in Scorpio attempts to control whatever threatens long established emotional security.  The transformation of the role of love from something reserved only for those closest to you,  into a more universal mode of relationship challenges our interior Saturn, but Saturn when used at his highest note of evolution helps us manifest a future we cannot even imagine with his ability to embody vision in material form.  Saturn in Scorpio can bring us into a place where we can jettison what does not help us evolve into greater wholeness.  We might find it easier to eliminate material objects, clean out closets and choose only what is necessary to accompany us on our next step.  This is the esoteric image in the Rider Waite Tarot image of the World, the card which represents Saturn at his highest manifestation, in an eternal dance, amidst the fixed signs of the zodiac, Taurus, Leo Scorpio and Aquarius.

The World

Full Moon in Leo 2014

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