That title may seem like an exaggeration, but this New Moon in Pisces is amplified by a beautiful sextile between Jupiter and Neptune to bring out the best of the Pisces archetype which, let’s face it, can be a bit dreamy and ungrounded sometimes. Jupiter and Neptune are connected through their rulership of Pisces – Jupiter as the traditional ruler, and Neptune as the modern ruler.
Under the Pisces influence we often throw ourselves to the winds, eagerly willing to sacrifice our individual pain for the bliss of Universal consciousness. This urge for self-sacrifice can, at its worst, exalt the concept of martyrdom and convert it to victimhood. The challenge is to find the rapture of transcendence and surrender without losing ourselves in the process and that is where Jupiter and Neptune can be of assistance as they harmonize to produce the clearest of songs – the most magical of coincidences, and the most illuminating of ideas.
Like any New Moon, this is a time to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. We are finishing with the dry details of Saturn-ruled Aquarius and Capricorn, and moving into the season of imagination and dreams. Mercury, planet of the mind and communication, is traveling retrograde right now and will dance past both the Sun and Moon over the next few days which will likely bring up something unfinished which needs to be reconsidered while Mercury is retrograde. Mercury is debilitated in the sign of Pisces – the watery misty imagination and creative inspiration of Pisces has the tendency to weaken the ability of Mercury to do its job of carrying communications clearly and effectively. Pisces is a wonderful sign for compassion, intuition, and artistry, but not very good for focus. The inclusion of the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction will be a great aid in enhancing imagination and spiritual growth, but without attention to detail and organization we may find ourselves floundering.
Still, Mars, planet of aggression and assertion, is wound around not only the New Moon but also Uranus and Chiron, potentially initiating some emotional disruption and a force of energy with nowhere to release. This may distract somewhat from the clean new beginning of soul connection that Pisces yearns to foster.
Fortunately, the Sun and Moon are linked harmoniously to the lunar nodes of fate, suggesting a time of forward movement and a smooth pathway from the past to the future. It is always useful to consider where we are heading, and how we want to get there, but this kind of focused dreaming will be especially helpful under this New Moon.
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