Deep Shifts After a Pisces New Moon: Invitation to the Mystic
It’s just two days since Luna made herself new. It was the first hours of the first day of March when her annual Pisces encounter with our Star occurred, in most of the U.S. The Pisces New Moon is always among the most creative and spiritual of the year. This year, a vortex of deep energetic shift magnified the power of our annual invitation from the Cosmos to venture deep “into the Mystic” — to borrow the title of the legendary song by the Irish singer Van Morrison (fittingly, from an album called Moondance).
A Vortex of Shifting Energy
1. Mercury changes direction.
The day before the New Moon, Mercury brought the first of his three 2014 retrograde vision quests to an end. The Messenger began his quest in Pisces, just one degree shy of Neptune’s position. For most of February he searched in the early degrees of Pisces and the last third of Aquarius for the energy we need — yet have forgotten, lost, or overlooked — in order to more fully understand the transformational experiences that await us this spring. On February 28, exactly 18 hours before the New Moon, his journey came to an end.
2. Mars changes direction.
Eight hours after the New Moon, Mars began a 12-week retrograde of his own. Since December 5, the Warrior has been in Libra, one of the two signs that belong to Venus, the Great Goddess of Love. He’d nearly reached the end when his retrograde began. Instead of moving on to Scorpio, it’s back to Goddess School for the Warrior. Between now and May 20, he’ll re-visit the last half of the sign of Libra. And in the process, we’ll re-assess how and why we take action.
Yesterday, just 24 hours after Mars changed directions, Saturn did the same. Over the next 140 days, the Manifestor will be diving deep into the the degrees that roughly correspond to the third quarter of Scorpio. He’ll be looking for the energy we need in order to transform our lives in ways that are deeper, more powerful — and more real.
3. The Sun conjuncts Chiron.
Today, the Sun moves into the degree that Chiron, the shamanic Wounded Healer of the Cosmos, will occupy until March 13. This is the third of of the six conjunctions that will take place between the Sun and Chiron in Pisces between 2012 and 2018. These encounters are enlarging our capacity to tap the huge field of consciousness that we aren’t ordinarily aware of.
5. Jupiter changes direction.
On Thursday, the Blessing Giver brings his 4-month vision quest through the heart of Cancer to an end. Cancer is the sign of the Blessing Giver’s exaltation, and for the next 12 weeks, until he enters Leo on July 19, Jupiter’s grace and abundance will flow as freely as it ever does.
Retrogrades & the Renewal of LIfe
Like Jupiter’s change in direction, the Sun-Chiron conjunction is a signal. It tells us that, challenging though they may be, the simultaneous retrogrades of Mars and Saturn are important to your future. These two planets carry the masculine energies of acting and building. They represent our doing and our authority. And, as we stand on the threshold of great and powerful waves of change, they are both being re-worked in the depths.
A Time to Re-create and Re-vision Your Reality
Retrograde transits are times when the planetary energies dive beneath the surface. They can be the most frustrating of times when we try and conduct business as usual. Yet when we can allow ourselves to turn inward, they are magical opportunities to re-vision and re-create reality.
Chiron and the Sun join forces today amid a quadruple retrograde storm. It’s a potent time to tune in to the flow of Life Force throughout your body-mind-spirit. Feel how it connects you to Earth and to Cosmos. Feel your deep reality as the creative point between them.