©2011 by guest blogger, Auntie Moon
Donna says, Auntie Moon, one of my favorite blogs, does a great job, day in and day out, of charting the phases of the Moon and inspiring us to make uplifting and productive use of them. I was especially psyched about this post, because it also seems to reflect what else is happening in just a few days—a New Uranus, as Uranus emerges from a 7-year stay in Pisces and takes up residence in Aries. Here’s what Auntie Moon has to say.
Now there is a longing ~ a desire without form, a craving to enter an unchartered realm that holds the possibility of making all our hopes and dreams come true.
The New Moon of Pisces takes us in and then releases us ~ drawing in, releasing, drawing in, and releasing again. It is the steady roll from the deep psyche that kneads our longing into form. We hold it inside, protected, floating in a rhythmic current until the time is ripe and the metamorphosis begins. The nebulous world is evolving and we must embrace it or be reabsorbed.
This is the divine spark, the first whirlings of our creation, as yet unspoken, though the first breath is soon to be drawn in. With the outpouring of that breath, the word is set in motion and the dream is born.
From that moment on, we have set the path ~ from an ending to a beginning.
Pisces/Pisces, the end of the cycle. In only a few days, we’ll enter a new world and the cycle will begin again. Spring! The ancient one becomes a child.
Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself…How did I get through all of that? ~ Unknown
These are the last of the formless days. We can use them to incubate our wishes for the next complete turn of the wheel. As the seasons unfold, we can watch those wishes take form. Here are a few suggestions for steps you can take during the New Moon of Pisces to help you shape the coming year.
Draw on your memories ~ Put a brief retrospective together of something you learned as the sun passed through each house of your natal chart this past year. Begin with Aries. What did he teach you? Move on to Taurus. What lesson was there for you? Do you notice similarities from year to year?
Analyze the dream now ~ What events from this past year ~ Aries to Pisces ~ stand out as especially significant to you? Do you see their significance in your natal chart? When Aries arrives, we will slowly awaken. The past can dissolve and the details may be lost.
Season your world ~ The seasons are the cardinal markers along the path. Did you bring something new into your life last Spring? Did you nurture it through the summer months, harvest it during the autumn, and draw on it during winter? Can you rebirth it for this new turn on your path?
List your assets ~ What did you accomplish? No matter how small, acknowledge your wins. Do your best to let the losses go. Grieve them, and start to release them. Choose what you carry with you.
Who were your helpers ~ They might be in your closest circle or they may have been a stranger who brought just the message you needed to hear just when you needed it most. They may even have been an enemy. Give them your gratitude.
Are there stars in your eyes ~ What excites you, fills you with hope? Write it down on a piece of paper, draw a circle around it, and keep it someplace where you can see it every day.
What can you do today ~ Embrace a loved one, release an enemy. Encourage yourself.
Footsteps ~ Just as the waves erase our footsteps along the shoreline, let the past be the past. Stop for a moment and see where you are. This is now. Accept it or change it and move toward tomorrow.
Related posts on Auntie Moon:
- 12 Things to Do When the Sun Transits Pisces
- Full Moon in Pisces ~ Heavenly Perfection
- Full Moon in Pisces ~ Dream Weaver
- And from the 2010 Blogathon, her collection of articles to help us adjust to the upcoming shift of Uranus out of Pisces: Uranus in Aries: Claiming a Self-Reliant Future.
About the Author: Auntie Moon says, My interest in astrology and numerology grew out of my exposure to the tarot. I’d always loved symbols and these cards hooked me in no time. All those numbers on the cards and references to signs and planets sent me on a quest to learn as much as I could about astrology and numerology. For someone who loves symbols, it was easy to see how the three systems work together.
Then, somehow, everything sort of shifted into place and it was just a part of everyday life. It felt right, natural, authentic. I’ve never waivered in my love of metaphysics. It has taught me so much about people, helping me to appreciate and respect all our different perspectives. It took me out of my tiny little world and opened so many doors to understanding. Symbolism of the signs and planets is my primary interest in astrology, and the symbolism abounds. We have the universe at our fingertips and it is for us to enjoy. I think of this as bringing the zodiac inside ~ inside our homes, our hearts, our bodies and our souls. If you’re interested in numerology, please visit my numerology blog, Year~Seer.
Art credits: The New Moon Theater in Neligh, Nebraska. came from WikiMedia Commons, courtesy of Ammodramus. Picture of the orchestra came from WikiMedia Commons, courtesy of Daniellebrewer. Animation of the lunar phases came from Wikipedia, original upload 7 September 2005 by Tomruen  .