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New Moon in Pisces

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March 13, 2021 @Astrologyinthewild.com

Winter feels like it may finally be retreating. The clouds are clearing, the skies are blue again and the harsh freezing winds are becoming “almost-but-not-quite-yet” spring breezes.There’s a fresh optimism pushing out the wintery need to snuggle, be cozy and stay warm. 

As the Sun shows up earlier, hangs around later and gives us more daylight, we have choices to make about which projects to start and who we give our spring-time energy to. We can use this warmer weather to plant our personal seeds- both veggie and spiritual- in preparation for the spring/summer season. Or, we can frolic freely in the sun’s rays with no concerns for what we will or won’t reap when the weather changes once again. 

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This New Moon is part of a Pisces stellium (a grouping of three or more planets) that is residing in the 2nd House of Taurus. The energy is strong and is directing us to embrace our human existence as we connect with other community-focused souls and calibrate what’s needed for our collective futures. The name of the game is resources- spiritual, emotional and material and how we acquire, store and share them. How we choose to play the game is up to us but our choices will have an effect on more than our individual self.

Surrounded by Neptune (the planet ruler of Pisces) the Sun and Venus, this New Moon shows us that we’re connected in so many ways. The way we communicate, stockpile our resources, maintain our homes and show up for others is a direct reflection of how we feel about ourselves ie. our self-worth. Good food, good music and good times are great- it’s how we share space and align, but are we prepared for when the socializing is over? Spending all that we’ve got to hang out, only to be too broke to get home may feel Piscean- who worries about tomorrow when we’re all so connected today- but it moves against Taurean sensibility. To not be self-contained, self-nurturing and emotionally self-reliant seems a rather high price for the Taurean Bull to pay.

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The intensity of these four planets-Venus, Neptune, Sun and Moon- in the 2nd House points to the things that make us feel stable and secure ie. the foundation we stand on and how we manage our hard worked for and hard earned resources- money, food, home. Showing up for others is only productive when we’ve done the work of showing up for ourselves. After all, we don’t plan and work hard for the things we don’t feel we’re connected to and deserving of.

Watery Pisces (Venus, Neptune, Moon, Sun) wants us to find our connective happiness, while earthy Taurus (2nd House) wants us to take careful stock of the seeds we’re planting for the future and what those yields may be. Because there’s a much larger picture that requires the few to dream big enough for everybody, we’re being urged to stretch our winter limbs and wake up our emotional radar to find and connect with folks that feel like family and help bring these big dreams to fruition. 

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Humans aren’t meant to be alone for the sheer sake of survival and being in communion with others is how we gauge where we are on our personal journeys. Although searching for this familiar/familial energy feels prescient and urgent- we’ve had a year of Covid lockdown on top of our usual winter hibernation and the need to socially connect is strong- the New Moon asks us to slow our collective roll to fully digest how comfortable and prepared we are to show up and be present in public spaces. 

By looking across the wheel at the polarity of the 8th House, (natural home to Scorpio and it’s planet ruler of Mars), we see an empty house with no planetary placements at the time of the New Moon- but don’t let the “empty” house fool you. More than a vacant “pie piece”, vacant houses are open and allowing- almost as if anything is possible. The lack of opposing planets means there’s less conflict, we’re able to explore and discover- and in this case an open 8th House pushes us to explore and discover what’s hidden and a bit taboo about ourselves. 

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The 8th House gets a bad rap. The prevailing narrative is one of being hungry for power, deception, manipulation, death and sex. In this narrative there’s nothing but destruction, money problems, insecurity and a neurotic need to be in control of how others see us. When 8th House placements are in a natal chart or come up in a reading folks tend to think death is on the horizon- for them or someone they love, and that they’re surrounded by lies. 

In truth, the 8th House is where we make our greatest strides in our Astrological evolution. There is death in the 8th House yes, but in a more cyclical way. The death of old habits, outgrown relationships, changes in our lives that seek to push out what no longer serves us. Personal growth can be gradual or take place in dramatic shifts. With the 8th house open and clear this New Moon, it allows us to focus on what we have and how we can use our resources to establish and reinforce our self- confidence, ie. strengthening our base. 

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Use these tentative “pre-spring” days to take stock of your material and emotional resources- how prepared are you for the coming days of Spring and Summer and the inevitable Winter that will follow? Are you confidently coming out into the world to bring your talents to the table to share with others? Or, are you showing up hungry for external validation? 

External validation is tricky- on one hand it can affirm what we think about ourselves to help us gauge how we’re moving through the world. On the other hand the real goal is to fine tune our internal barometers so that we’re full, self-reliant, self-sustaining and don’t rely on the fickle opinions of others. The goal is to expand the way we see ourselves by refining our self-reliance, redefining our self-image and strengthening our self-confidence because our self-worth is how we feel about ourselves after all.

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Full Moon in Virgo

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On February 26th/27th the Full Moon in Virgo opposes the Sun in Pisces. This combination is guiding us to dive deep into the polarities of the material world of physical matter vs the ethereal plane of time and space. Because all Astrological happenings are a balancing act between opposing energies, neither is good or bad. Our observations create opportunities to see both sides, with each side offering the other chances to open up to previously unseen depths and growth.  

Although these placements won’t be in their native houses of 6 and 12 when the Full Moon comes, the Virgo/Pisces axis is strong and represents two important aspects of the human experience. Pisces Sun will be in House 3–our childhood education, our environment and how we move through space. And Full Moon in Virgo will be in House 9–higher education, religious and spiritual practice, and moving abroad.

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The water loving Sun sign in Pisces represents our connection to the Universe – it’s how each of us is tethered to every other entity in the cosmos- whether we choose to acknowledge this relationship or not. Pisces people have the innate ability to feel and believe that there is more to life than a daily grind. Due to this, The Fish experiences a persistent want to withdraw – the physical time and space constraints of the material world are heavy and limiting. They love people but there is an ever tugging need to disconnect and drift.

Pisces offers flavor to this Lunation — true happiness is based upon how you feel. The Piscean connection to the material world is less pragmatic than their polar opposite of Virgo. There is a want to lay back and float down the river to wherever the current takes them – one fish swimming above the surface watching the world go by, while the other swims deep beneath the waves lost in quiet timelessness. Both fish dance between perspectives trying to experience balance.

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Meanwhile earthy Moon in Virgo is here to remind us that without the brickwork being laid we can’t begin to build – so there’s no time to drift off into dream states when you’ve got resources to stack. Virgo Moon displays hard earned emotional maturity, and consciously bypasses the feelings that lead to stagnation and selfishness. 

For the Virgo flavor to this Lunation, there is an ability to display superior life management skills that comes from wanting to get things done. When life is hectic and others can’t make heads nor tails of the chaos, Virgo has the energy and mind to focus. They bring it all into a “doable” perspective with ease and hard work- all calm and collected like. Virgo notices the details, and is good at devising strategies to implement and improve the process. By recognizing the steps needed to bring things into order, they are confident and assured, especially where teamwork is required.

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Although Virgo does the work for the internal self-satisfaction of a job well done, there is altruism in their deeds. The self-sacrifice comes from an instinctive knowing that everyday won’t be a bright sunny day and somewhere in the distance winter is coming. They look farther down the road than most of us and are preparing for the inevitable moment when the harvests are not as abundant as expected and others need their help. Virgo participates in the work for the collective with a clear understanding of their place in the larger picture of community, or from the perspective of Pisces – the larger picture of humanity. 

Virgo shows up with a question: what’s the game plan? By dissecting existing methodology and taking stock of what’s available -ie. what’s working or not working efficiently then developing a step-by-step strategy for better ways to manage your resources, you’re more prepared and life becomes more manageable. Keep in mind that pushing hard to ensure higher returns can’t be at the expense of staying connected to the world.

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With all of the snow storms across the US this month, particularly in the state of Texas, this Full Moon wants us to take better care of ourselves by taking a more focused look at our systems and cycles– will we be prepared next time a natural disaster strikes or continue to flop and flounder like fish out of water?  

For this Full Moon in Virgo, watching some folks selfishly reap all of the benefits of everyone else’s’ hard work is maddening. All of us have something to contribute and everyone’s contributions don’t look the same. Not helping others when there is need is the epitome of an inefficient system, part of an outdated construct of an inept paradigm. 

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No one will carry you when it really matters, they’ll be too busy carrying themselves. But there is an understanding that we all need a hand every once in a while, and as long as it’s an occasional hand-up and not a continuous handout Virgo is down to put in a little extra elbow grease to help move things along. The Virgo ability to self-sacrifice does have limits though –  new systems must be put in place that promote self-sufficiency and independence so that Virgo doesn’t have to give more than is comfortable.  

Use this Virgo Moon to investigate your own “stores”. It can be nourishing and productive to stare at the sky and dream about the possibilities of your life. But are your systems moving you toward your dreams, or are you constantly treading water? Definitely pause to admire the Water Lilies but don’t drown because you’re lost in their beauty.

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Pisces Full Moon Sept 1&2, 2020

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If at first, WE don’t succeed, try, try again. 

Growth on our farm Pisces Full Moon 2020

This moon is definitely not afraid to give us a slap on the wrist when it comes to our approach these days. If it seems like your systems are failing, don’t hate me, but they are, LOL! Jokes aside, just keep going! Failing does not mean to give up, it means to develop a new system, keep searching for what DOES work, and stop focusing on what won’t. How do you look at failure? It’s the main reason we won’t step out to be seen for our fullest potentials because what’s it all for if we fail in the end, right? Hell NO! Our greatest feats and largest jumps in growth occur because we failed at a thing. 

So systems—what do I mean by these? It’s your daily and habitual practices that serve a purpose and give your day structure. Real talk, how many of these things do you participate in that no longer serve a purpose at all? Are you waking up later than you want? Are the people you communicate with giving back to their community and to you? This leads to talking about service, one of Virgo’s main desires in life. Did you know the opposite sign of Virgo is Pisces?! So with this Pisces moon and Virgo Sun, what more can we learn about our fruitful systems, how we approach our dreams, friendships, kinships, the list could go on. How are we serving these very people? Can we service their needs while also attending to our need for creative sovereignty and the achievement of our desires? Moon says, please consider it.

Another part of our daily systems we forget to address is our day-to-day service to our pets and farm animals. Virgo rules the 6th house of daily routines, habits, and small animals. How many of you know of close family members that have lost a pet recently, or better yet, yourself? I have to admit, with my farm, I have experienced loss due to understanding what systems are failing me, and damn, I hate it, but I had to learn that hard way. I am gleaning what it’s like to be a farmer, but it’s not an ingrained trait, so I pull back, observe, and change my approach accordingly. Thank the lawd I have neighbors who also farm, they’ve taught me how to take care of my animals in ways I couldn’t google or intuitively know on my own. If you find yourself getting a new pet this Virgo season which is very likely, it’s suggested that you get real-world advice from those you love when it comes to caring for them. I promise you, it’s hard to consider all the things in the midst of establishing a new love as Virgo blesses the 5th house of creation, children, and devotion of time to our animals this Full Moon.

The Blueprint of the starts for this Pisces Full Moon event.

Check-in from last month…did you put your energy towards your creative pursuits? If you didn’t catch the last New Moon Forecast, you can catch it here:  https://astrologyinthewild.com/2020/08/16/example-post-3/ These energies are still at play, it’s not too late to catch up. If you caught the train…be proud of yourself and keep up to the best of your ability. It’s been rough I know, exercising muscles mentally and physically that we may have not had access to in years, but it’s interesting to note that we continue to still carry energies of the last Full Moon as we move towards the next. 

This Pisces Moon is highlighting more intuitive approaches as you move into the month of September. It’s a great time to identify your own daily process so you can successfully meet your goals. And for goodness sake, launch the new business you’ve been sitting on! It’s never going to be a perfect time to start, the point is to put yourself out into the public eye and serve your community. I have recently started to put my business out into the ether, it was a launch I could feel during the last Full Moon of August, it felt like a pressure, I kept telling myself, “you’re going to fall off if you don’t get your life together”. I mean, I’ve wanted to serve my community with Astrology for years, and it’s just now taken me the time to see my worth and to know it provides significance to my life and others. It takes a hot minute to get there, so do your best to muddle through, but once you start you may be surprised at how it turns out. 

Social value, sheesh what a phrase. With the nodes of the Moon pointing to the 2nd and 8th houses, we can see the way we will get to our goals. If we create value socially, with the use of our language we utilize our ability to have foresight. We end up uncovering the missing link when it comes to how others view this quality, how we establish authority, and how we earn the things we have for a job well-done. 

Another thing we got percolating that adds some unexpected fuel to the fire is the constant pushing of the self-worth button as Uranus in Taurus hangs around with his Retrograded shirt on. With a tiny, but subtle aspect over to the South Node in the 8th house we might see some much needed value coming our way in the form of monetary compensation, the joining of a relationship or taking something over that once belonged to someone else. 

With this Full Moon as a whole, we are learning how to give service in really imaginative and quite impressive ways. Creatives are making their crafts at alarming rates, writers are finally finding a place to submit their work, and those making art have never been more relevant. I’ve never been more impressed with people at this moment in time because we actually live in the ancient old Chinese curse of “may you live an interesting life”, and look, we still pulling through!

Relationships, I know you all want to know about this and how it may affect you and those you don’t really want to cuss out, but should. The energies are favorable towards the start of new love and creating some sustenance around it by highlighting the things you love about love. However, this may be a trying time for some. There are a lot of you out there right now having an experience of getting less than you are giving. By the time you get to yourself, you’re all used up, feeling bruised because you aren’t being met halfway or, this is a good one,  literally in one relationship whilst trying to secure another. we’ve got to notice when we are doing this to ourselves and its time to atone it right the heck up out of there. Pay special attention to your siblings and give them a shot out when you have the next free moment, congratulate them on something you are impressed with. It’s one of the best times to reconnect with a lost sibling or to give more attention to the ones in your periphery. 

Continue injecting passion into your space, make it a home, allow the love to flow out of it. The space/place you do the most communication in, the environment you now call “work”, spit-shine it, and paint it gold. It’s time to give the fullness of who you are as Venus rests sweetly in a place of looking directly at the world we live in, just when we think the dust has settled, we are confronted again. This action will definitely add to your creative juices and liven your spirits this Pisces Full Moon.

One last thought as we finish—it has been a rough state of affairs the last week and a half. A lot of nonsensical loss, right in front of our eyes, yet AGAIN. With the two public losses from our #blackcommunity we see the importance of addressing our health head-on and pushing through even though the odds have been stacked against us, while our backs are turned, or while we weren’t looking (the shadow of Pisces). Please connect the dots, these cycles go right along with the astrological energies of today. I can’t say its science, but I can say it comes from some form of a higher power, God, the Logos, your pick. I’m just sayin….BELIEVE.

Please don’t give up the fight, please reach out to your immediate sources of love and ground yourself in it #earthsign, rely on your healthy routines, and the enjoyment of their creation. Above all, sadness and disappointment give us a reason to remove stagnation. 

The Moon on the Eastern Horizon August 31st, the day before the Full Moon.

#blacklivesmatter, #jacobblake, #ripchadwickboseman. 

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