Here’s the chart for the Pisces New Moon, which is also a Solar Eclipse:
Pisces is associated with compassion, imagination, mysticism, spirituality and unconditional love. Ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune, it is an emotional sign with an emphasis on intuitive thought and idealism.
The house holding Pisces in the natal chart shows an area of life where one might be easily deceived, prone to escapism or self-sacrificing, where one would show artistry and imagination, or be especially sensitive to the moods of others.
Issues involving the seas, chemicals, charities, institutions of confinement, plots, and secrets become emphasized during Pisces.
The key phrase for Pisces is “I Believe”.
Pisces symbol: two fish tied together swimming in opposite directions.
Attune to the qualities of Pisces with 3-minute tarot meditation on The Moon.
Carol Bridges calls the 18th tarot card the “Infinity Within”. The Moon card correlates to the sign of Pisces and teaches us to use the power of imagination. Through Piscean energy we learn to visualize spiritual ideals in order to project them into physical form.
Confer with The Moon to develop your creative imagination or to enhance your intuitive abilities.
Pisces Sits in the East-North-East on the Medicine Wheel.
The sign Pisces correlates to Purity, the last step on the Northern pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel. The cleansing and renewal processes of the Capricorn and Aquarius cycles leads to wholeness (free from impurities) and the ability to rest and dream in a state of Oneness with All That Is.
Sabian Symbol for 9º Pisces:
“A Jockey Spurs His Horse, Intent On Outdistancing His Rivals” This degree indicates the need to mobilize one’s total being into attaining one’s goals. It symbolizes self-quickening. — from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar
Highlights of the New Moon – Solar Eclipse at 8º Pisces 12′:
A Solar Eclipse is a New Moon with tremendous impact. The Sun that gives us life and lights our path is joined briefly with the dark and mysterious qualities of the Moon. The Moon blocks the light of the Sun. In this moment of perceived darkness, spirituality and the psyche combine anew, beginning another cycle in the spiral of our personal development.
This is a south nodal eclipse, suggesting that we are being called to use previously learned skills and talents in new ways and that the opportunities to do so will come through others.
The last time there was a solar eclipse close to this degree was February 26, 1998. Think back to the personal themes in your life during the late winter and early spring of 1998 and review the progress of your personal growth over the last 19 years.
If your birthday falls around Jan 13 or 28, Feb 26, Mar 28, Apr 12 or 28, May 28, Jun 29, Jul 14, Aug 1, Sep 1, Oct 1 or 17, Nov 1 or 30, Dec 30, your experiences now will have impact lasting three years. Expect to see current themes begin to develop ambitiously on their own in December 2017. A full understanding of the significance of this period will take until September 2018 to unfold.
Our advice for this cycle:
The Pisces lunation always offers inspiration and this Pisces New Moon in particular highlights finding a creative solution to achieve a goal, individually and collaboratively. Good health, altruistic service, and productive employment support success.
The chart is predominantly water and fire. Fire applied to water creates steam, which can be harnessed to produce energy. Water, in most instances, douses fire. These are alchemical clues for making the best of the situation. You can use your passion to energize your creative imagination or you can become paralyzed by emotional overload.
There is enough talent, artistry, and ingenuity at hand to exploit the emotions of others in order to fortify one’s ego or, more positively, to bring substantial light to a situation by combining patience, self-control, and compassion (Sun & Moon quintile Saturn).
The desire to resist convention dominates the scene, resulting in temporary chaos and a struggle to resolve conflicts peacefully. Innovative action is necessary in the quest for change. However, enthusiasm and courage can quickly become competitive and insensitive, affecting all kinds of partnerships with questions about the balance of power and overall harmony of individual relationship (Mars conjunct Uranus opposite Jupiter).
Be aware of overly optimistic goals and deceitful tactics. Be discerning about how you invest your time. This is an excellent cycle to examine your belief system, your spiritual practices, how you deal with anxiety and uncertainty, along with your escape mechanisms and tendencies.
Give yourself as much alone time as possible to listen to the voice within. The simple rituals of daily life provide the grounding necessary for balance. Whether it’s your morning shower or your afternoon tea, pick an activity you do daily and do it with full consciousness every day throughout the month. Appreciate the sacredness of your activity and how your awareness changes its purpose. Magical insights occur in such moments.
Questions you might explore for personal insight include:
- What inspires you?
- How do you access the sacred space within?
- Do you listen to your intuition?
- When do you feel most at peace?
- What triggers your doubts and feeds your anxieties?
- Where do you look for healing?
- When do you feel most protective of your privacy and why?
- What is your dearest illusion?
- How can you express your unique gifts in a way that serves the whole or holy?
Affirm: I Am Forgiving & Compassionate.
The Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal posts at each phase with tips on working with the current cosmic and lunar energies.
Sandra shares her personal moon phase journal, Sunny’s Days. We invite you to join her walk through the year. Declare your intentions – start your own moon phase journal. Share your images, words, colors, and goals for this lunation cycle in the comments below the posts.
Quote for this cycle:
“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”.
~ Voltaire (1694 – 1778) French philosopher, historian, and writer.
A Mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our 2017 Pisces New Moon Mandala.
You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.
Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process.
Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.” Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms.
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.
Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.
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