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.
I would like to thank these two fine young artists for the use of their photos, with deep appreciation to Judy for her ability to inspire and set an example of following a dream. You can see more photos by Kinoshita Kaoru here and read Judy Mak’s blog here, though you may have to enable your translator.