I Have a Dream

image from the standing stones at Reconciliation Place, canberra
image from the standing stones at Reconciliation Place, canberra

I have a dream.

Actually, that’s a ridiculous comment…I’m a triple Pisces- I have a number of dreams. Someone once said that a Pisces without a dream is very sad indeed.

Dreams are good- until they aren’t.

Que?

The thing about dreams is they either stay as dreams 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.

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. In the case of my dream, sitting down to write the novel was the easy part. The hard part is yet to come. The minute that I started writing my dream became less fantasy and more real. The lives of my characters became real. It took almost 2 years of stop-start writing bursts to complete the word count and get a reasonable draft.

The highs along the way have been incredible. I have enjoyed the process. So, what now? Now comes the sobering up. Now comes the stuff I really haven’t wanted to even consider- the rejection, sense of failure, the possibility that I have been dreaming the wrong dream for all of these years. Now comes reality.

And what then if it all does work? What if, gulp, I get there and I’m bored? What if all that is at the end is disappointment?

See, that is the other thing about dreams- we don’t need to bother ourselves with the fine-print. We can concentrate only on the cool stuff that will come with achievement and ignore anything negative and anyone who rains on our parade.

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.

Pic by me
Pic by me

Pisces has a habit of making her dreams come true- in ways which may not seem obvious to other signs. How? Often simply by refusing to look at the possible negatives, refusing to listen to those who tell you how it will never work, will never be published, no one will buy your work so you had better grow up and look for a responsible job again. After all, what would have happened if Steve Jobs, poster boy for high achieving Pisceans the world over, listened to the people who said:

‘Steve, mate, no one is going to buy something that looks cool but they don’t actually need? You need to wake up and look at the bottom line. Be realistic, it might be pretty, but it is still just a fantasy…’

Exactly.

Now is the time to clear out all of that, all of doubt, all of that fear. In these last few days 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.

Falling at 2 Pisces 42’, it is perhaps fitting that the first New Moon since Neptune moved into Pisces should be one in which the Sun, Moon and Neptune are conjoined in this most sensitive and inspired of signs. Neptune is the modern ruler of Pisces and any lunation where the ruler makes an aspect to the lunation is powerful. This one also is connected to the traditional ruler of Pisces- Jupiter- by sextile.

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.

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.

If you see the wonder, of a fairy-tale, you can take the future, even if you fail…

New Moon at 2 Pisces 42’:

Sydney 9.34am 22 February

New Zealand 11.34am 22 February

Perth, KL etc 6.34am 22 February

LA etc 2.34pm 21 February

NY etc 5.34pm 21 February

pic by me. Detail from the water feature in Old Parliament House Rose Garden.
pic by me. Detail from the water feature in Old Parliament House Rose Garden.

5 Replies to “I Have a Dream”

  1. Another Pisces Sun, Pisces Ascendant here! Funny that after a lifetime of repressing it, my artist urges are making themselves heard loud and clear, and even though I know I can go places with it….my head is still saying don’t waste your time because you’re not good enough…thanks for the relevant post.

  2. Hi Jo, I love your upbeat humerous blogs and photos. I am also a triple Pisces with tricky Neptune aspects and a 12th house Mars – so I’m full of IT. Dreaming of inventing myself out of office, like yourself so I can use my gifts instead of dragging myself into work every day. Uranus is on my MC at mo. so it’s now or never. And I like the dynamic of this new moon. . . . to infinity and beyond !!!!!!! Happy Birthday my fishy friend.

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