Pisces New Moon, March 17, 2018 at 6:11 am PDT
Many indigenous and ancient cultures believe that we are living in a dream created by our collective beliefs, thoughts and emotional patterns. We are living in a nightmare where self-limiting beliefs and fear reside. If we want a different world we must change our dream. Aboriginal people of Australia call the creative matrix the Dreamtime and say that it does not exist outside of us but within us. It infuses all matter and energy, connecting every creature, every rock, every star, and every ray of light or bit of cosmic dust. It is on this quantum level of energy that we co-create with the Universe. “The nature of the cosmos is such that whatever dream you have about yourself and the world will become reality,” says Alberto Villoldo, internationally known author, teacher and shaman.
This New Moon at Pisces 27 degrees can guide us to dream a different world into being. Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune which takes us into the aspect of consciousness where we are all one and everything is energetically connected. Pisces brings us into that quantum level of energy where we can co-create with the Universe more easily. Neptune is also known as the Divine Heart where the unconditional love of the Universe resides. One teaching of Pisces is to remind us that love is a state of being and is most accessible in the present moment. When we are in the present moment with what is, not living in the past or the future, is when we can most easily connect to the Divine Spark of unconditional love that lives within. We are being shown how to co-create with the love of the Universe.
This Pisces New Moon is tightly conjunct the asteroid Chiron. Chiron is known as the “Wounded Healer” indicating great potential for healing this month. Jupiter in Scorpio is in a trine to the New Moon/Chiron conjunction which allows for an easy flow of energy between them. Jupiter in Scorpio asks for emotional honesty, especially in relation to any addictive, self-destructive or unhealthy emotional patterns.
To release unhealthy emotional patterns, we need to allow them to come into conscious awareness and really feel them. When those patterns become conscious we can make different and healthier choices for ourselves. For example, I have become aware of what triggers my emotional eating. When I allow myself to feel those emotions in my body and stay aware, I do make better choices. When we can be emotionally honest with ourselves it allows for Piscean compassion and self-forgiveness. As we feel compassion and forgiveness for ourselves on the quantum level, that energy spreads out and allows us not only to forgive others in our personal lives but in the collective as well. This New Moon can heal our belief that we are separate from Source for it is precisely that belief which fuels addictive, self-destructive behaviors.
The planet Mars in Sagittarius is square this New Moon, which is a challenging aspect. Mars is the planet of courage, action and conflict and when in Sagittarius, we may be tempted to get drawn into conflicts that arise from a sense of judgment and self-righteousness. This Pisces New Moon, so deeply connected to the quantum field, asks each of us to look into our hearts and to take responsibility for what we are creating in our lives and our world especially related to our beliefs. As Alberto Villoldo says, “We now know that whatever you vibrate, you create and attract to yourself. So, you work on healing yourself in order to create peace around you. You become peace. If there’s conflict living within you, you cannot live in a world of peace. The world mirrors back to you perfectly the condition of your love and of your intent. And if the world you’re living in is not a world that is at peace and at joy and at grace, then you have to find peace, joy, and grace within you.”
It takes courage and honesty to look at the vibration we carry in the world because that vibration is mirrored back to us so exactly. Taking that courageous look gives us an opportunity to heal ourselves with honesty, compassion and forgiveness. Our world seems to be in chaos and the more we understand that we must create change from the inside out, the more successful we can be. So be the love, peace and joy you wish to see in the world; that is the only way it will happen.
Mercury in Aries is in the retrograde zone at this New Moon and will go retrograde for 3 weeks beginning March 22nd. Mercury retrograde always asks that we slow down and rethink or re-evaluate any given situation. The teaching of this New Moon is to respond thoughtfully, not react impulsively.
On this New Moon, Mars moves into Capricorn and goes out of bounds. Mars will be out of bounds until April 1st which can create more turmoil than usual as it functions like a wild card. It is especially important to stay in the present moment and be aware of how we respond in each situation for that is how we are creating our reality.
Even though there are challenges, ultimately this New Moon is about stepping into the flow of Divine grace as Jupiter, the Great Benefic, is in a beneficial trine to the Sun, Moon and Chiron in Pisces. The flow of grace is reflected in the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon, “A Harvest Moon Illuminates the Sky.” The harvest means that we are ripe to receive the abundance of our hard work. It is telling us to celebrate our bounty, all of the blessings in our lives. I know how a gratitude practice is changing my life and it seems to me that we are being shown the way forward by the brightest light in the night sky, the image of the Full Moon. I have had the same experience as quoted here by Willie Nelson, “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Another spiritual truth based in natural law is, “Gratefulness opens me up to receive the flow of blessings and connects me with the Source of the flow.” Rabbi Shefa Gold
We are being shown that by daring to walk in this world with love, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude for ourselves and others, we can create the world we want. It takes courage to stay centered in our hearts in the midst of chaos but when we are able to surrender to the flow of grace and trust in the present moment, we can dream into being a new world based on love. It is in the present moment, where we experience our connection to Infinity, to the Dreamtime, that we are able to create most powerfully. It is our prayers of gratitude that keep us most connected to Source and we say Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” Meister Eckhart