Dark of the Moon
Dark of the Moon
Plant a seed tonight
Dark of the Moon
What we envision
Will come to be
By the Full Moon’s light.
Blessings of the New Moon in Pisces! Today, I am off to Dancing Moon Books in Raleigh, for what I know will be some particularly juicy New Moon readings (will I be seeing you?) as we plant the seeds that will take us to Spring’s new beginnings. So I am sharing the wisdom and insight of astrologer Simone Butler. May all your dreams, quickening in the dark of the Moon, be blessed.
Pisces New Moon:
The Ninth Wave
by Simone Butler
A 30 million ton block of ice explodes off a glacier like a bomb, as a devastating earthquake rocks New Zealand. Thirty thousand people gather at nationwide rallies to “Save the American Dream,” and police join protestors at a Wisconsin sit-in. Japan finally bows to pressure to stop its ghastly whaling practices. A newly discovered underwater temple to Isis near Alexandria, Egypt reveals breathtaking artifacts.
What do these events have in common? They’ve stirred the collective consciousness, bringing previously hidden issues to light and, in some cases, sparking needed change. All occurred as Mercury (thinking) and Mars (action) joined the Sun (life force), Chiron (wounds/healing) and Uranus (disruption) in emotional Pisces.
Change-agent Uranus, now in the final phase of its seven-year tour of Pisces, is bringing long-overdue attention to the oceans and their inhabitants. Rock star Sting, on his recent trip to Asia, spoke out in favor of Ric O’Barry’s efforts to stop the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. The former Police front-man told O’Barry to stay optimistic, assuring him that word was getting out about the dolphins’ plight, as well as the overfishing and depletion of the oceans.
“We only evolve as a species when we are in a crisis,” said Sting.
At the upcoming March 4 Pisces New Moon (12:46 p.m. PST), Luna adds emotional oomph to the planetary line-up in Pisces. With six planets in the sign of the Fish, this New Moon is an unprecedented opportunity to dive deep into your own unconscious and ask, “What’s next?” If you’re feeling restless, at loose ends— like something big is about to happen, but you’re not sure what— then take time out to be quiet and tune in at this New Moon. What is wanted and needed in your life and the world?
On March 9, we enter the Ninth (and final) Wave of the Mayan Calendar. According to Mayan scholar Carl Calleman, this initiates a period of unified consciousness, in which we’ll have the opportunity to step into our highest role in serving the Divine Plan. At this precarious turning point, with old systems crashing down and Piscean fog swirling around us, we can either choose to go with the flow or risk succumbing to fear and confusion. Remember that crisis precedes new birth— and keep breathing!
Adding momentum, Uranus charges into Aries on March 11, catalyzing a dynamic seven-year period that intensifies our collective freedom urge. This revolutionary cycle ushers in brilliant technological advances, breakthroughs in consciousness, increased humanitarian efforts and the rapid destruction of outdated systems— especially as Uranus squares Pluto this summer through 2012 (more on that later). Stay centered in your heart during this accelerated time, and don’t let your mind spin out of control. Let this fresh, exciting Uranus/Aries energy burn away the past and carry you into the future.
The Pisces New Moon is the ideal time to heal the past and envision the future. On March 4, if possible, make a pilgrimage to the ocean or a lake and let your intuitive voice speak to you. Or, create a treasure map of what your heart longs for, and visualize it into being.
This is also a great time to use divination tools like the I Ching or Tarot for guidance. The act of divination links you to the divine — within and without. Consulting an oracle is an inspirational way to sense your new direction. Water-gazing (also known as scrying) is the perfect ancient divination tool for the Pisces New Moon. Check out my latest Astro Feng Shui blog for a water-gazing ritual that will boost your spiritual and emotional health…
May we all be blessed with amplified vision during this potent time, and rise to embrace whatever is revealed.