Tonight is the Pisces New Moon. At 19.54 (UK Time) this evening, the area of the sky called Pisces will have a total of 7 planets occupying it. This is a pretty rare line up. Mars, Venus, Mercury, Chiron, Neptune, the Sun AND now the Moon.
Mercury is still currently retrograde, and as a mercurial being, I often feel the effects of this. A slowing down, being a little less productive with writing. It can have an effect with my relationship with my partner too as a Gemini Sun, he too finds himself withdrawing a little during a retrograde, and little arguments or misunderstanding seems to occur. Mercury goes direct again on March 17th.
The energy has been tense to say the least. Myself, and many people around me are feeling the energies at play. It's tense and INTENSE. We've also just had Mother's Day in the UK.. so women and talk of the mother are all over the web. Pisces always brings us back to the spiritual matters in life, it reminds us of the need for a spiritual practice, however small and understated. Symptoms of all this Pisces has been frazzled nerves, daydreaming, strong intuition, messages, signs, intense dreams... being easily distracted...
(like I just did while writing this.. gazing out the window I notice the roofing on the shed is flapping about very ungraciously in the wind, exposing the wood underneath... it's trying to snow and this could end in shed disaster, so I broke away from the blog to go stick a heavy piece of wood on it)
(oooh... there's the postman at the door with new art materials **big smiling heart** might as well make a fresh cuppa while I'm up)
The antidote, if you like, is to meditate, to dream. It IS to take time out and be still and quiet. It's time to repair, restore and revive. Getting creative just for creation sake is beneficial right now. Recognizing and connecting to your source of power. Honoring it, developing it.
I spent the last couple of days painting. I haven't painted in a very long time With more and more ideas flowing freely. I feel like's I've finally found a way to work on canvas, without compromising my style or changing it too much. It's exciting, and I feel like I just want to go from canvas to canvas.. create, create, create...
Although now, I find myself a bit lost again. I'm due to bleed soon. I've had the warning signs it's imminent. Last month it came 2 days after new moon. My cycle has adjusted itself naturally to the moon. I've been off any form of hormones/birth control for almost 2 years. I ovulate when the moon is fat and round in the sky, I bleed when the moon is dark and new.
I slept all morning today. It's freezing outside, with the strong winds and snow showers making it bitter. I could have happily stayed there, but that nagging little voice that tells me I should be up with the Sun, I should be being productive... so I get up and find something to do.
Although I want to crack on and paint, focus and write, it feel impossible right now. I think I will happily wander through my day being led in all sorts of directions. I don't really want to speak to anyone, or be anywhere busy. The thought of having to pop to the supermarket is not appealing.
My body is preparing to bleed. It's almost ready. My mind, as it is so often at this time, is somewhere else. I'm clumsy and forgetful, easily irritated and feeling very lethargic and tired. As a mother I have to push through this and find a solution to the kids getting fed this evening and me staying as calm as possible. Any stress around me now builds up like a gas. One spark and BOOM...
I don't want any cosmic sized explosions. I know what I need to do, so all it takes is a little preparation. All these energies will dissipate slowly over the coming weeks. This is significant as Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac. A whole new cycle starts when the Sun moves into Aries. With all these planets in Pisces it suggests that many cycles are coming to an end. The planets all move at different speeds, but we see them all arriving at the station at once this year, with them all gearing up to shift into youthful, firey, impulsive Aries. Mars and the Moon leave tomorrow. The Sun changes signs March 20th, Venus leaves March 21st and Mercury then moves on April 13th. Chiron will stay in Pisces till 2019 and Neptune will stay in Pisces until 2025.
The fog will begin to clear. The light will return. However uncomfortable the energies are at the moment, know that they will begin to shift soon. Clarity and energy will return, and hopefully this will coincide with longer days, warmer weather and a few sunny days.
In Gaia's year, the Goddess is almost at pre-ovulation. The bleeding may even be over, but she's in that limbo land, where Winter is refusing to let go and allow her to move into the Spring. Patience is needed. Continue to plan, lay foundations. You may feel you are champing at the bit, but a false start will only lead to more problems. This time of year is like the pause between breaths in yoga. It's where there can be a deepening, and extension of the space. It's dark and calm. We will all be able to breathe in deeply again soon and admire the view, but for now we are on our own, in our own little foggy worlds. Enjoy the peace when you can get it. Don't sweat the small stuff. Connect to your higher self and tell them where you want to go, ask them for advice. Insights for the coming year are in your grasp... There has never been a better time.