Dear Moon Babies,
Today is the new moon in Pisces. Every year this marks the last new moon of the astrological year, as Aries season and the Spring Equinox mark the beginning of a new turn through the zodiac and the awakening of a new cycle of seasons.
So in many ways this is a moon of endings, which is an interesting theme to hold during a new moon, traditionally a time to set intentions and initiate new beginnings. There is a sense of letting go, because where Pisces is concerned we were never in control to begin with and we should be relieved to realize there is a constant flow of forces that function beyond our personal will. We can, with this new moon, let go of the need to control our lives through personal will and get on board with the organic unfolding of life.
For some this may seem passive, although it is far from it. It takes tremendous effort, concentration, and steadiness to find a balance of choice and acceptance in our lives. Accepting the flow of forces beyond our personal will, and using our personal will when there is an opportunity to act, make a decision, or respond to what is happening. Consider the ocean, Pisces' greatest symbol - the ocean is not a passive or inactive place. It is full of interconnected life forms constantly interacting and responding to their surroundings, all unique yet held in the same vast body of water.
The theme of endings gives us an opportunity to reflect on the year that is closing now, our time since the last Spring Equinox. How have we grown? How have we struggled? What has left, or entered, our lives during that time? Sometimes that vast body of water pulls something out of our life with the force of a current, and sometimes the current sends us something new that we never could have seen coming.
As Mercury has just gone retrograde, also in the sign of Pisces, this new moon is a wonderful time to practice acceptance. It is not an easy time for 'doing' or grand actions, but rather, a time for reflecting on what is ending, getting on board with what is still happening, and finding how we can best respond to the changing, inconstant flow of life.