New Moon in Pisces: Dreams Really Can Come True

New Moon and Solar Eclipse 8 Pisces 12′, 27 February, 2017 1.58am (Sydney time)

So anyways, I have this issue with boundaries. I find it difficult to operate within them, so I seek to escape their confinement- yet without them I’m pure chaos.

My friend Clementine Atkins described it well in a post a couple of years ago:

Within its boundless state we have chaos, panic, fear.  Nothing is clear or precise – all is just a merging of images, dreams, ideals, memories, experiences, yearnings.  It is from this swirling mass that Pisces needs to find meaning, definition and direction.  It was also from a swirling mass of everything and nothing that the big bang was meant to have happened and we had the beginning of a new universe.

It’s from chaos that dreams are able to form.

Actually, the label on the Aesop bottle of gouttes anti-odeur de merde (that’s post- poo drops in English) sitting on the window-sill in our bathroom has a similar saying on it:

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

This time last year the Solar Eclipse fell at 19 Pisces – conjunct my Sun and opposite Pluto. Aside from blowing things wide open literally with a dose of salmonella thanks to an un-wise pre-birthday lunch with my BMF, it formed the signature of my Solar Return last year…and everything was blown wide open.

Last year’s solar eclipse belonged to the Saros Series 18 South. (I told you a little about Saros Series in this post.)

The spiel in The Eagle And The Lark for this series was:

This family of eclipses is concerned with endings and separations. Thus when it affects a chart individuals will find themselves dealing with a parting…however the pain of the separation is lessened by encountering new situations which lead to very positive outcomes.

And separations there were many – all of which brought pain and tears. Jobs, friends, structures, financial stability and security. It was a Plutonic clearance where everything that was holding back movement was removed – like it or not. Once the space was cleared and the connections that had been holding us in place severed, other opportunities have opened up.

Now, as this solar eclipse approaches, there are still more separations. These, however, are a closing out of that last cycle. There are goodbyes, and tears with those goodbyes, but with those goodbyes are hopes for a new adventure and a new set of dreams.

Ever since we first visited Mooloolaba way back in October 1998, it was our dream to one day live in the area – to be able to be close enough to the beach to be able to visit on (if we wanted) a daily basis.

That dream is about to come true – and it absolutely would not be about to come true if the events of last year hadn’t created an environment within which it could come true. The eclipse didn’t make it happen (nor did it give me salmonella – a bad chicken roll did that), but it created an environment within which we could choose to make the decisions and take the actions that we’ve taken – none of which have been easy.

The home we’ve bought is just a 10 minute drive to the beach, and my morning walks will soon be characterized by sunrises over the ocean.

For months while we were making the decision to leave Sydney and all of our support structures behind (jobs, family, friends) it all got too real and too scary. That’s the thing about dreams: while a dream is still just a dream, it can be an escape, a sanctuary. When a dream is still a dream, it’s the fantasy that keeps it alive – the possibility that one day you might attain your desire.

As soon as it becomes a goal and you begin working towards that, the fear sets in. See, with dreams, you can’t take them out, play with them a little and put them back where they were. It doesn’t work that way. Once they’re out, they’re never going to be the same – you’ll never be able to run back to hide within the comfort of your fantasy saying things like ‘one day you, my little dream, will come true. One day we’ll be together.’

That’s how it was with our Sunshine Coast dream. Once we’d started playing with it, we had to either make it happen, or throw it away forever.

There were lots of tears, way too many heart-beating moments of anxiety, and so many times when the endings seemed to be too much, but in hindsight, the excuses were being cleared away – one by one. This was really happening.

This eclipse, at 8 Pisces 12’ has a very different nature to last years. This one is from the Saros Series 19 South. It has the feel of a Venus-Jupiter conjunction about it, whereas the last series had the theme of a coming ready or not Venus- Jupiter quincunx or inconjunct.

The spiel in The Eagle and the Lark? I’m glad you asked:

This is a family of eclipses that brings with it the element of the pleasant surprise, Sudden happiness, a joyful event, the lucky break, the lucky win. The events which will be occurring can be believed and can positively change the person’s life.

Yeah, I’m liking the sound of that.

This New Moon is spiritual, creative and immensely emotive. Intensified by the energy of the eclipse, this New Moon really is the point where the other world meets the real world- where that which is hidden becomes exposed.

It’s that point where boundaries are beautifully blurred between what you know and what you know.

If you have a creative project you have been delaying on, or making excuses for, now is the time to listen to what you know in your heart, what you know intuitively. Leave the head stuff for later- much later.

With this much energy, there is no ignoring the fact that one part of your life requires a dream, is asking for inspiration, needs to, well, trust.

Wherever Pisces is in your chart is where this blurring will be in your life. Escape from your everyday into it, take sanctuary in it, go with it. Let your imagination roam free. Float into the beyond. Follow your dream- even if it means coming face to face with your biggest fears in the process.

Doing it for yourself…

If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

The position you’re looking for is 8 Pisces 12’…or thereabouts.

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

Make like Pisces and surrender to the dream- even if it does seem impossible. What can you do over the next 28 days to change this situation? Are there any quick wins to be had? Pay extra attention to your nightly dreams, and if you need to, find some quiet space to meditate.

For me?

This New Moon and eclipse falls conjunct my Mercury and exactly trine my north node. Mercury rules my home and relationship sectors. It feels like we’re not just moving house, but moving into a whole new way forward with each other as well.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide below. Of course, if you do know where Pisces is in your chart, you won’t need this:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, This New Moon will be in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, This New Moon will be in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, This New Moon will be in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, This New Moon will be in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, This New Moon will be in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, This New Moon will be in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Virgo, This New Moon will be in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, This New Moon will be in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, This New Moon will be in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, This New Moon will be in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, This New Moon will be in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, This New Moon will be in your 2nd house.

Remember…

Often times absolutely nothing will happen…or seem to happen…even if you are receiving a direct contact. When it comes to the moon, the effects are usually quite subtle.

If you haven’t been doing so, why not try journaling your lunar journey- you’ll be surprised how, in hindsight, more has been going on than you might have thought.

And the moonbeams kiss the sea: Sun in Pisces

I came across this beautiful poem the other day. It was in an episode of Lewis – an English crime series that I’m doing some serious binging on at the moment when I should be writing – procrastiwatching, I call it.

The line ‘And the moonbeams kiss the sea’ was what got me. Just how beautiful is that? So I googled it and found the whole thing: Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

As I read the lines, it all blurred into one thought: Pisces. It read like it would if Pisces was a poem.

Of course, if you read it from another perspective you’d also get Shelley’s Leo dramatic romanticism, but that’s another story.

The fountains mingle with the river

And the rivers with the ocean,

The winds of heaven mix for ever

With a sweet emotion;

Nothing in the world is single;

All things by a law divine

In one spirit meet and mingle.

Why not I with thine?—

 

See the mountains kiss high heaven

And the waves clasp one another;

No sister-flower would be forgiven

If it disdained its brother;

And the Sunlight clasps the earth

And the moonbeams kiss the sea:

What is all this sweet work worth

If thou kiss not me?

 

Just how beautiful is that?

Today the Sun moves into Pisces. That means that this little fishie has a birthday coming up. Don’t worry about wishing me happy returns just yet – it’s not for another few weeks. If you’d like to know more about Pisces – both the sun and the shadow – check out this post.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Pisces somewhere in our chart, and it’s this part of life that the Sun will be warming and energising. It’s this part of life that you’ll find your imagination and spirituality stimulated. This month, it’s not so much about what’s practical as what’s possible. The beyondness (and yes, as far as I’m concerned, that’s a word) of Pisces has little time for ‘should’.

Pisces is first house for me, so I have a few weeks of recharging myself ahead. And, given that we’re in the middle of house and family relocation, I need all the energy I can get!

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide. Naturally, if you do know where Pisces falls in your chart, you won’t need this guide.

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, the Sun will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, the Sun will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, the Sun will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, the Sun will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, the Sun will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, the Sun will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Virgo, the Sun will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, the Sun will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, the Sun will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, the Sun will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, the Sun will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, the Sun will be transiting your 2nd house.

 

Something about rose coloured glasses…and Pisces

 

Venus in Pisces

La vie en Rose. I love this song. It’s the melody, the lyrics, Piaf’s smoky voice… It’s perfect for Venus in Pisces. Another great song choice would be the one by Savage Garden:

I knew I loved you before I met you…I think I dreamed you into life…

Anyways, regardless of song choice, Venus will soon be in Pisces, a sign she exults in being.

If you want to know more about it, check out something I prepared (much) earlier…you’ll find it here.

If you’re a Pisces woman (or love one), have Venus in Pisces, or Venus in close aspect to Neptune (especially by conjunction or trine) you’ll want to read this.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Pisces somewhere in our chart, and it’s this part of life that Venus will be bestowing her presence on. It’s this part of life that you’ll find your imagination captured by something. Perhaps it’s a dream or a fantasy, perhaps it’s a vision of how things could be. Perhaps it’s simply something that you know you can’t afford, but what the hell you want it anyway. Boundaries slide away and there’s pleasure in nature, in music, in romance, in lyrics, in water, in helping others, in just being. In my chart, Venus will begin her transit of Pisces in the 12th house, and finish it in the 1st. The 12th is about escape and also self-sabotage. Let’s just say the credit card probably needs to be guarded to stop me impulsively spending on things I don’t need and probably don’t even want. There should be pleasure to be found in alone time, and activities such as meditation and yoga. Venus through the 1st is, however, a time to check in on your look….and mine is way overdue a check-in on.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Venus will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Venus will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Venus will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Venus will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Venus will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Venus will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Virgo, Venus will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Venus will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Venus will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Venus will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Venus will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Venus will be transiting your 2nd house.

Venus will be in Pisces until February 4.

Pisces Full Moon: Building dreams, one project at a time…

Golden Zodiac decorative vector background

 

In last year’s Pisces Full Moon post I told you about how hubby wanted to buy a hedge trimmer at the local hardware emporium even though we don’t have a hedge. ‘But it’s not about the hedge,’ he’d said.

And it’s not- it’s about the possibility of a hedge and what that could mean. Every person in that store (well, most people, anyway) were there because of the possibility of what they were building or fixing or creating. I suggested that maybe the tag-line for Bunnings should be something like: Building Australian dreams- one project at a time. (Marketing departments- I’m ok if you want to use that…)

The thing is: this one line is exactly what the Pisces Full Moon is about. Building dreams- one piece at a time.

It’s that point here fantasy meets reality, where dreams become projects, where imagination is broken down. It’s about escapism and routine; empathy and practicality; chaos and order; a breezy disregard for detail, and attention to the finest of details.

Neither side is good, and neither side is bad- but one can’t exist without the other.

Dreams are good, but to turn them into something that even approximates reality, you need a good dose of practicality- and that’s where Virgo comes in. Likewise you can sometimes lose focus on the possibility if you’re stuck in the detail- and that’s where Pisces comes in. The Virgo Sun reminds us that there is a long list of tasks that need to be completed, but under the Pisces Full Moon we ask whether those tasks need to be completed now, or if they can wait. Doing faff all certainly reduces your anxiety and stress levels, but at the end of the day, you’ve achieved faff all. I could go on.

Wherever Pisces and Virgo falls in your chart is where you’re looking at your balancing act now. What are your dreams- especially in relation to that part of life? Can you learn anything from Virgo to help break down the tasks into something more manageable that could help you achieve those dreams? Are you feeling chaotic and drowning under the stress of the everyday or the pursuit of perfection? Is there something you can learn from Pisces? Is it possible to critically examine your to-do list and write “not now” beside anything? Are you sabotaging your efforts by trying to do too much yourself? Or, are you sabotaging your efforts by doing too little and refusing to accept the consequences of your behaviour? Have you fallen too far into either the Virgo or the Piscean shadow? Only you can answer that.

In fact, if it all seems too hard and you feel as though you’re going under, why not try an old project management trick. Take your list (if you don’t have one, write one) and beside each task write: yes, no or not now….or today, tomorrow, later.

Doing it for yourself

Ok, by now you should know the drill, but if not, check out this post.

I’ve popped a solar guide below to keep things simple, but if you know where 24 Pisces 19’ falls in your chart, check that out.

As for what you can expect? By now you should also know what the general themes of each house are about, but if not- or if you’re new to this site (and welcome- it’s lovely to see you here)- you can always check out this post. While I’m pushing you towards links, you might also need this one- on eclipses.

As for me? Tomorrow’s Full Moon (exact just after 5am Saturday morning in Sydney) and eclipse falls halfway between my Sun (at 20 Pisces) and my Moon (at 27 Pisces). It is also conjunct my Chiron (25 Pisces) trine Jupiter (24 Cancer), trine Neptune (24 Scorpio) and opposite Uranus (22 Virgo). Yep, just as it did at the Solar eclipse earlier in the year, this lunar eclipse will be activating the kite pattern in my chart.

eclipse

According to my Moonshadow report:

  • Eclipses to the Sun are about crises of self expression. It’s a time to stand up and be counted, to rule your own kingdom, take creative power
  • Eclipses to the Moon are about crises of security. It can bring a move, a change of job (helloooooo), a feeling of rootlessness, and vulnerability.
  • Eclipses to Uranus are about crises of Things could be changing too fast- or not fast enough. The work you have to do is your vision and requires you to stand alone.
  • Eclipses to Jupiter are about crises of growth. It’s a time to take a leap of faith- in both yourself and your dreams. Even if you fail, you’ll learn and grow.
  • Eclipses to Neptune are about crises of faith. What are you afraid of? This is about having the faith to step into the shadows and confront the worst of your fears.

Of course, if you want to know more about what the eclipses in your chart means, you can purchase your own Followed By A Moonshadow report. The link is in the sidebar- just under the subscription thingie.

At the Pisces Full Moon two years ago I made the decision to self-publish and with my third book due for release in October, I can now call myself an indie author. That Full Moon was conjunct my Ascendant- exactly. I hinted the other day at the nature of the decisions that are coming up and my fears around those, so I’m using this Full Moon to put my business skills to good use and come up with a vision and a strategy for my indie business- one that will allow me to earn an income from this work and my novels- and allow me to continue to do both.

The leap of faith and the fears? Well, that’s obviously to do with the impending move and my anxiety around housing, income, jobs, friends, and whether it’s the right place, the right time, whether I’m too young, whether it will make me older, whether it’s a step forward, or a step back. I could go on.

Ok, that’s enough about me- now it’s over to you…

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, this Full Moon falls in your 1st house- look also to the 7th house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, this Full Moon falls in your 12th house- look also to the 6th house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, this Full Moon falls in your 11th house- look also to the 5th house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, this Full Moon falls in your 10th house- look also to the 4th house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, this Full Moon falls in your 9th house- look also to the 3rd house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, this Full Moon falls in your 8th house- look also to the 2nd house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, this Full Moon falls in your 7th house- look also to the 1st house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, this Full Moon falls in your 6th house- look also to the 12th house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, this Full Moon falls in your 5th house- look also to the 11th house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, this Full Moon falls in your 4th house- look also to the 10th house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, this Full Moon falls in your 3rd house- look also to the 9th house for balance.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, this Full Moon falls in your 2nd house- look also to the 8th house for balance.

 

Pisces Full Moon and Eclipse: Riptide

Life saving objects with red flag on beach.

I have some pet hates when it comes to words. Words like journey and resonate make me cringe. Sometimes they even give me a little mouth vomit (and yes, before you write to me, I’m sure that there are words that I use that make you cringe too). Every so often, though, something comes into my inbox or blog feed that resonates with me so much that the only word I can use to describe how closely it resonated with me is resonates.

This morning it was April Elliott Kent’s Pisces Full Moon essay. The title resonated with me: How to Survive Quicksand. The reference to quicksand; the idea that it’s not the quicksand that will necessarily suck you down, but the panic; and that the best way to survive it is to gently reposition and float to the top. Yep, you guessed it- it all resonated with me. So much so that I kicked out my original idea for this Full Moon post in order to tell you why.

Because it was the exact word that I used yesterday when talking to my friend about the change that we’re planning. It’s a huge change and I’m a little scared to talk too much about it until I’ve got everything straight in my head, but yesterday I told him that I’d been feeling this year as though I was getting sucked down into quicksand, that the ground beneath my feet was shifting and moving rather than stabilising, and that I was scared I was going under. He told me that maybe I needed to reposition things and try and float a bit. See why April’s post resonated?

I guess it’s sort of like when you get caught in a rip (I think they call it a riptide in the US) in the ocean- as the current is pulling you further and further away from the shore, your instinct is to swim as hard as you can back to safety. The thing is, the ocean is stronger than you are and all you do is exhaust yourself and get nowhere.

To save from drowning in a rip they tell you to swim with it but parallel to the shore- the theory being that currents tend to be relatively narrow and you should pop out of it (fingers crossed). Alternatively float or tread water to save energy. Again, it’s the panic that takes you down.

This change I’m planning, will be, I’m sure, the best thing for us. Everywhere we go, everyone we talk to has yet another sign pointing in that direction. It will be hard- change at this level always is- but in the long run it feels right and it feels like a culmination. Yet, at the same time, I’m second guessing, worrying over details, trying to make it all as perfect and stress-free as it can be- even though I know that this is an impossible ask. Change is, by definition, chaos, and controllable only to a degree. The future, the outcome? I have no control over that, but it hasn’t stopped me asking the what if questions…or casting more than a few horary charts.

I told my friend that if so much hadn’t already happened this year I’d be able to think more clearly about this decision. He said that if the things that had happened this year hadn’t happened, we wouldn’t even be having the conversation. I suspect he’s right- but don’t tell him I said so.

The point is, this is a very Pisces Full Moon realisation- the struggle between panicking at the chaos and finding a point to float through is real indeed. Sure, there are times when you need to force and fight your way through- swim against the current. There are also times when it’s best to flip onto your back and look at the pretty shapes the clouds are making- metaphorically speaking, of course.

This Full Moon is also an eclipse and it’s at about this time that people start to worry about impending doom and gloom and how the rains of hell will start to fall on them and their chart- if, indeed, there is rain in hell. Eclipses can absolutely bring change, but it doesn’t follow that the change will be sudden, or bad or difficult, or any of those other words. It could be subtle- so subtle that you don’t notice that it even happened for months…or years. It can be any of these things and none of them- that’s the thing about eclipses. If you want to know more about them, check out this post. If you want to know more about how they might personally impact you and your chart, you can purchase one of Big Sky Astrology’s Moonshadow report. The links on the sidebar on the website.

As for the usual Full Moon DIY thing?

I’ll pop that up tomorrow…

Oh, before I go, you’ll be wanting the technical stuff? The Full Moon is at 24 Pisces 20′. It’s Friday (if you’re in the northern hemisphere) and Saturday if you’re here in Oz.

La Vie en Rose… Venus in Pisces

13401462_s

I love this song. It’s the melody, the lyrics, Piaf’s smoky voice… It’s perfect for Venus in Pisces. Another great song choice would be the one by Savage Garden:

I knew I loved you before I met you…I think I dreamed you into life…

Anyways, regardless of song choice, Venus is now in Pisces, a sign she exults in being.

If you want to know more about it, check out something I prepared (much) earlier…you’ll find it here.

If you’re a Pisces woman (or love one), have Venus in Pisces, or Venus in close aspect to Neptune (especially by conjunction or trine) you’ll want to read this.

Pisces New Moon: I have a dream…

shutterstock_195123065

So anyways, I have this issue with boundaries. I find it difficult to operate within them, so I seek to escape their confinement- yet without them I’m pure chaos.

My friend Clementine Atkins described it well in a post a couple of years ago:

Within its boundless state we have chaos, panic, fear.  Nothing is clear or precise – all is just a merging of images, dreams, ideals, memories, experiences, yearnings.  It is from this swirling mass that Pisces needs to find meaning, definition and direction.  It was also from a swirling mass of everything and nothing that the big bang was meant to have happened and we had the beginning of a new universe.

It’s from chaos that dreams are able to form.

The thing about dreams is they either stay in your head or come out of the bucket and onto the table. The other thing about dreams is that once they are on the table, they are no longer dreams, but goals. And once a dream becomes a goal, there is no going back. Another thing about dreams? Sometimes you just have to trust that they can come true.

While a dream is still just a dream, it can be an escape, a sanctuary…especially if, like me, you have Pisces on the Ascendant or the Sun or Moon in Pisces. When a dream is still a dream, it is the fantasy that keeps it alive, the possibility that one day you might attain your desire.

As soon as it becomes a goal, all of that becomes way too real.

Sometimes Pisces and her dreams can seem as transient as a drop of dew on the petal of a rose. The mistake people make when they think of Pisces is to assume that we are weak, spineless. But move that dew-drop and what happens? That drop has its own skin and simply changes its form.

Pisces has a habit of making her dreams come true- in ways that may not seem obvious to other signs. How? Often simply by refusing to look at the possible negatives, and keeping your focus on possibility.

It’s how Pisces can make it happen- because it may not have occurred to them that it can’t…or because they have grown up sufficiently to allow reality to get in the way of a good dream.

The danger, of course, is in using the fantasy as an escape. Another is in trying to control the fear, as opposed to acknowledging it and letting it go.

Now is the time to clear out all of that, all of doubt, all of that fear. In this last day before the New Moon, let it go- all of it- and take sanctuary in whatever it is that Pisces represents for you.

This New Moon is spiritual, creative and immensely emotive. Intensified by the energy of the eclipse, this New Moon really is the point where the other world meets the real world- where that which is hidden becomes exposed.

It’s that point where boundaries are beautifully blurred between what you know and what you know.

If you have a creative project you have been delaying on, or making excuses for, now is the time to listen to what you know in your heart, what you know intuitively. Leave the head stuff for later- much later.

With this much energy, there is no ignoring the fact that one part of your life requires a dream, is asking for inspiration, needs to, well, trust.

Wherever Pisces is in your chart is where this blurring will be in your life. Escape from your everyday into it, take sanctuary in it, go with it. Let your imagination roam free. Float into the beyond. Follow your dream- even if it means coming face to face with your biggest fears in the process.

Doing it for yourself…

If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

The position you’re looking for is 18 Pisces 56’…or thereabouts.

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

Make like Pisces and surrender to the dream- even if it does seem impossible. What can you do over the next 28 days to change this situation? Are there any quick wins to be had? Pay extra attention to your nightly dreams, and if you need to, find some quiet space to meditate.

For me?

This New Moon and eclipse falls conjunct my 1st house Sun, and opposite my 7th house Pluto.

There’s plenty happening in the background that’s far from great at the moment, but I’m looking to make some big changes. I wrote about it yesterday over at and anyways.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, This New Moon will be in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, This New Moon will be in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, This New Moon will be in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, This New Moon will be in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, This New Moon will be in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, This New Moon will be in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Virgo, This New Moon will be in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, This New Moon will be in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, This New Moon will be in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, This New Moon will be in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, This New Moon will be in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, This New Moon will be in your 2nd house.

Remember…

Often times absolutely nothing will happen…or seem to happen…even if you are receiving a direct contact. When it comes to the moon, the effects are usually quite subtle.

If you haven’t been doing so, why not try journaling your lunar journey- you’ll be surprised how, in hindsight, more has been going on than you might have thought.

Mercury in Pisces: This is how it feels…

Depositphotos_25273769_m-2015

As you’d know by now- mainly because I’ve been faffing on about it- I have lots on at the moment…only some of which I can tell you about. The rest is another story for a very long time down the track.

Anyways, usually I can juggle it. Somehow my brain can segue relatively easily from work issues into blogging or astro writing and then into the world of my characters. I think it helps that I’m usually in the car for over an hour in the afternoons, so can switch modes by listening to something completely different on a podcast.

Indeed, in the office, my brain will juggle multiple completely unrelated problems simultaneously- that’s the nature of the operation I manage.

This hasn’t been the case in February. While I’ve been able to keep my work brain switched on, I’ve struggled with the rest. I’ve especially struggled to get into the heads of my characters. Rationality has taken over- I suspect that’s been the Aquarian influence- and my normal escape routes have been closed.

It’s why things have been quiet here- the tasks I have fixed deadlines on and therefore, eventual income attached to them, have priority over the blogging. That’s as it should be.

When I was first learning astrology, I was told- by someone who should know better- that because my Mercury was so “bad” (yes, the word was used) that I would have had trouble learning as a child, and functioning at any level of seniority in the work place as an adult.

I had no difficulties at school. I graduated high school with a very respectable ATAR that got me entry into a top Aussie Uni to study Economics and Political Science. I graduated from there with respectable marks. At the time I was managing multiple changes, and complex IT and relocation projects.

There’s no denying that my Mercury is, according to the texts, in a pretty crappy state:

  • It’s in Pisces- a sign where it is in both its’ fall and its’ detriment ie is absoflippinglutely not comfortable.
  • It’s in the 12th house- so almost like being in Pisces twice over- hidden away, living in its’ own head.
  • It’s retrograde- so almost like being in Pisces three times over.

According to traditional astrology, my crappy Mercury couldn’t get any crappier. Unless, perhaps if it was in Pisces in the 12th, and also conjunct Saturn. My BMF- who runs an international multi-faceted operation- has that placement and, like me, manages to cope just fine.

What  told me, is a commonly held belief relating to Mercury in Pisces. It’s a belief that many Pisceans will point at and laugh and say stuff like:

‘Oh, ooops, there were consequences to that?’

‘Oh, ooops, I can’t help it, I have Pisces in Mercury. I can’t be expected to think.’ Cue cute giggle.

Yes, I’ve heard both- and more.

The thing is, I’ve somehow learnt to adapt well to my Mercury- and I’m not alone. Consider all the other successful Pisceans who have done the same.

Since meeting that astrologer, who should have known better and will remain forever nameless, I’ve grown to love my Mercury. In fact, with what I do, Mercury is in the best possible placement that it could be. If I was to invent a Mercury placement for a romantic fiction writer, I couldn’t have planned it better.

I learn best in isolation, I learn best through absorption, I learn best when I allow myself to feel my way and trust my intuition.

I work best when I have a number of things on the go. My brain doesn’t like to be contained- it needs to wander into possibility and fantasy. It closes down when there’s no escape route in sight.

I process best when I have a safe place to express emotionally, and the space to do so.

It’s one of the reasons that I have to schedule time to be away from everyone for short periods of time- Pisces can seriously be that porous that it’s too easy to absorb the mood of others. The boundaries where you end and I start can be so thin as to be almost invisible. This is why, from time to time, I’ll disappear from Facebook. I absolutely have to.

When on conference, I try and choose accommodation away from the group and have me time before and after sessions. It’s the only way that I can make sense of what I’ve learnt.

I know my brain, and its’ weaknesses. I know that left to my own devices I’ll drift from project to project. It’s why I work best to deadline. Even though I self-publish my fiction, I pre-set delivery deadlines with my editor- and make sure that I stick to them.

There is no doubt that Mercury in Pisces works differently to Mercury in other signs. But that’s what it is- different…not better and absolutely not worse.

There’s a lot about us that frustrates those with Mercury in more classic Mercury signs.

  • There’s the way we flit from subject to subject and somehow end up where we were in the first place.
  • There’s the way we can have conversations with other water Mercuries where very little is said, but much is understood.
  • There’s the way we disappear into our own head to the extent that we can play out an entire situation and believe that’s the way that it is.
  • There’s the way that we don’t necessarily want to talk about those feelings that are most important to us, because it’s inconceivable to us that you really don’t know how we’re feeling- after all, we probably know how you’re feeling…it’s already become part of us.
  • There’s the way that you can hurt us with your “honest” feedback- you may have already forgotten, but it’s now part of us- we can’t separate from the words.
  • There’s the way we vacillate or delay when making personal decisions- not because we can’t, but we’re fighting with what our head says and our heart feels…and we could also be trying to separate what we want from what we’ve absorbed from you.

Other water Mercuries “get” this. Air Mercuries, in particular, struggle with the idea of it…or should that read the no idea of it?

As Mercury moves into Pisces tonight, we’ll all have to deal with a little of this. My best advice? Don’t fight it, go with the flow. Allow your thoughts to drift in whichever direction they choose- even if right now none of it seems rational. For now it’s about imagination and possibility. Wherever Pisces is in your chart is where you need to look reality in the eye and then deny its existence.

If you want to know more about Mercury in Pisces, check out this post.

Doing it for yourself…

If you have your chart already, look for the symbol for Mercury

Mercury
Mercury

And the symbol for Pisces.

Depositphotos_75503893_m-2015

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Mercury will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Mercury will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Mercury will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Mercury will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Mercury will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Mercury will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Virgo, Mercury will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Mercury will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Mercury will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Mercury will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Mercury will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Mercury will be transiting your 2nd house.