New Moon in Pisces 23 February - Dissolution & Release
This New Moon occurs at 15.32 UT on Sunday 23rd February, at 4 degrees Pisces.
This is a universal 4 year, and the New Moon is at 4 degrees reminding us that we are building the foundations, even amidst the watery chaos of Pisces.
The Pisces New Moon is a time of dissolution and release, washing away all that has gone before, past lives, past skins, all forms and structures that limit and restrict.
With Mercury retrograde conjunct the Sun and Moon, this could be a confusing time with currents of thoughts and feelings flowing in different directions.
There are many positive aspects surrounding this New Moon, however, which will serve to strengthen and contain the Pisces energy so that we can dive deep without losing ourselves completely.
The Sun and Moon in Pisces are sextile to Uranus in Taurus, and Mars in Capricorn, while Uranus and Mars are in a tight earth trine creating a beautiful holding energy, like a cradle for the New Moon.
The sextile to Uranus provides a chance to use this wildcard energy in a constructive way. If changes are happening around you, look for the golden opportunities. Look for the portal that will grant you access to your dreams, via a new road opening up for you.
The sextile to Mars in Capricorn gives leverage to the dreamy Piscean energy. Positive strategic action is at your fingertips. Dreams take doing, and it is important to channel your energies in the right direction.
With Mars trine Uranus, all the unsettled energies and events of late can be seen from a different perspective. Action flows organically, and unpredictable energy can be used for growth. Ride the changes, and you will find yourself growing and ascending like never before.
The time of the New Moon is the beginning of a new cycle, for the month ahead, the year ahead, and also a cycle of 27 months. In Pisces we are washing away to be reborn, in the cleansing fire of Aries.
Pisces is mutable water, which has a spiralling, flowing energy. The womb of creation, it contains the essence of all twelve signs. Pisces knows there is nowhere to go, nothing to prove, all knowledge is within. The drop becomes the ocean, merging with the vast mother consciousness, at one with all that is. Naturally, this is the sign of universal compassion, empathy and healing. It is also the sign of dissolution, as we dissolve and release all boundaries, all attachments to form, ready to take a new birth.
Pisces is the sign of the mystic and healer, also the creative, playful child. Those with strong Pisces energy can run into problems with boundaries, as our world functions on boundaries and goals, with everything clearly defined. Pure Pisces doesn’t want to play this game, so can appear drifting and directionless, and can suffer from empaths’ sensory overload and overwhelm. Negative roles are the victim, the martyr, the doormat, the one who is seduced.
While Mercury is retrograding through Pisces, you may find these themes coming up. You may reconnect with past emotional states, love and romantic feelings, and subtle thought patterns. If there are traces of issues you haven’t yet dealt with, now is the time to clear them. If there were words you couldn’t quite speak, now you can find a way to say them. If you have been slipping into victimhood and blame, shine a light onto this and take back your power. If you need stronger boundaries, make the most of this positive Mars Uranus energy and set them and agree to honour them.
Mercury retrograde in Pisces also provides an opportunity for forgiveness and healing. If you have compassion for another’s story, you can easily forgive when you stop seeing yourself as the victim. Feel the light of love grow strong in you, forgive and let go. Allow the healing waters of Pisces to wash away all hurt, shame, pain and suffering. The oceanic Mother Goddess will completely recreate you within her womb.
On this New Moon in Pisces, meditate, pause, rest, be still. Be at peace. Meditate on the element of water washing though all the cells of your body, cleansing and renewing. Anoint yourself with sacred waters, subtle essence sprays, and add essential oils to a dish of water while blessing it and infusing it with your dreams. Dissolve seasalt into water, and sprinkle it around your home to cleanse negative energy. Take a deep, long bath in Himalayan /Dead Sea /Epsom salt with beautiful Piscean oils such as Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium, Lavender, Clary Sage, Orange, Bergamot and Chamomile.
Release yourself to the sacred waters and let go to the Goddess. Trust in your new life, spontaneously arising as the long-awaited sunrise you know will come.
Katy Sophia 23.02.2020