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.
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.
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.