Friday July 26
Moon in Pisces
We need to talk.
Four little words that have the power to strike fear into the hearts of most men…and women like me.
When people say this, what they really mean is that they want to talk about what is loosely categorised as “feelings”. Ouch. Personally, I’d prefer to go to the dentist than bare my soul…to anyone…but we all have our own challenges.
As most of you know, I have the Ascendant and three planets in Pisces (plus Chiron), all of which trine Jupiter (in Cancer) and Neptune (in Scorpio). Yep, that makes it a grand water trine. While I feel deeply as you’d imagine someone with that much water, most of the time I contain it. It’s something I learnt to do when I was young.
Sometimes the container leaks, sometimes it overflows, sometimes it all pours in too quickly and I can’t catch it, very very occasionally the container gets dropped and it all runs out. Usually the spillages are alcohol related. Don’t judge me.
Rarely, though, do I share any of it willingly- and when I do, it’s like popping an ice cube in a glass and topping it up with something else. It helps avoid the major trips and spills- and the two people in the world who have ever seen this would agree that it’s best avoided.
Which leads me to another four words I don’t like:
How do you feel?
The thing is, when people ask how you feel:
- Mostly they don’t want to know how you feel, they want to know how you are– there’s a very big difference.
- Articulating your feelings is tantamount to risking them- to judgement, ridicule or diminishment.
- Talking about it brings with it an implied pressure to do something about it.
- Just because I let something slip under the influence, doesn’t mean that I want to repeatedly revisit it when next time the same person brings it up…or the time after that or the time after that
Ultimately though, while ever a dream or an emotion or a fantasy remains inside you, it’s somehow easier to believe in. What is challenging to most people, even those of us watery types who are supposedly in touch with our emotions, is believing what we feel. Letting it out is when things get real.
For all of us, there is no better time to believe your feelings and trust your intuition than under a Pisces Moon. The tough bit is when we start to try and rationalize it.
With the Moon still in Pisces (and also supportively linked to Jupiter Mars and Mercury), if you want to believe, do it now.
Sure your bestie might be telling you to choose carefully and be careful of the flames and watch the drop and consider the consequences, but while the Moon is in Pisces, it is oh so indulgent to just go with it…the feeling that is, not the jumping off a cliff bit hoping for a soft landing.
That’s Neptunitis. There is plenty of time for doing and thinking when La Luna moves on.