• How can we see clearly?

    There will be a New Moon at 15°47’ Pisces, a Mutable, Water sign ruled by Neptune (modern) and Jupiter (traditional) only hours after Uranus makes its entrance into Taurus.

    The Sun and Moon in Pisces will be closely conjunct Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces with Mercury stationing retrograde at the end of this sign. This could make sensitivity and imagination top-rank allowing the veil between worlds to be lifted, thus giving us a possibility to see the past and the future as we gain major receptivity to subliminal messages from our own soul (Pisces and Neptune are both connected to the dream world).

    Jupiter, the traditional ruler of Pisces is about to be involved in a square aspect with this lunation making it even more difficult to see things as they really are. Fortunately, due to a nice sextile aspect the New Moon will make to Saturn in Capricorn, the Universe seems to want to provide us with some grounding and give us the opportunity to make solid steps towards realizing those dreams and fantasies or perhaps get a glimpse of how they might turn out.

    New Moons are notoriously the best moment to set fresh intentions for the month ahead. This one falls on the 12th-6th house axis (Pisces-Virgo) in traditional astrology so themes such as chaos vs order, compassion vs criticism and wholeness vs perfection come to mind.

    Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this new Moon

    the “Dreamer’s Moon”.

    He goes on to describe this Moon as “a reflection of Neptune’s influence on the Moon resulting in people who never quite know where all their edges are, barely able to figure out what is real from what is imaginary.” On this Moon he suggests that we use the time for (day)-dreaming since our strength at this moment is now in believing that our wishes can come true.

    The Sabian Symbol for 16° Pisces is: “In the quiet of his study a creative individual experiences a flow of inspiration.” Indicating reliance upon one’s inner source of inspiration or guidance.

    For the antiscion point at 15° Libra: “Circular paths.” Indicating the coming to terms with the inevitability of establishing steady rhythms of social activity.

    Let’s remember: “When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”  Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam


    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 58-61, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 181, 278 Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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