Wednesday the sun enters Pisces just after the new moon in the early evening. It will be easy to be hypnotized by this lunation. This New moon falls on Ash Wednesday and sandwiched between Mardi gras on the 17th and Chinese New Year (wood sheep) on the 19th. This is an exciting time that will allow us all to press the reset button on our lives if we can go with the Piscean flow.
The moon will conjunct Neptune, Pisces’ planetary ruler on Thursday the 19th. When this watery moon represented by the sign of the fish meets up with the Sea God in his own sign it’s a safe bet that things are going to be wet! That’s an awful lot of water to start out the lunar month with, and with the weather patterns being what they we should all guard our homes and valuables from moisture damage- a lot of leaky roofs will not make through the next few weeks! Black ice is also a concern, with the new moon’s dark energy we may not see the nasty spill waiting for us ahead on the sidewalk or when it comes to our emotions. This much water element can overwhelm some and that energy can bring some of the more sensitive of us to an emotional crisis point. This can be good if we prepare for this “flood” and expect it from others in our lives. Pisces rules the natural 12th and last house of the zodiac where we tend to “flush” out what is no longer necessary or is toxic to us, so we can use this time to let go and heal.
Under the sign of Pisces it’s easy to overlook security concerns; we feel so close and safe with others in the gentle vibration of Pisces that we could never imagine that anyone would ever betray us, but another Piscean theme is the “victim”, don’t be one! It’s very easy to feel sorry for others and to want to help others and the less fortunate-. Just check your caller ID this time of year there are real and scam fundraisers for all sorts of causes; it’s already been in the news this year that the scammers are out in full force looking for fake donations. Hard luck stories are common right now so keep your heart open but your wallet closed. Volunteering is better than donating at this time, the actions of serving others and being involved will be much more worthwhile for the collective.
We can expect late night phone calls from weepy friends/ ex lovers for the next few weeks. Alcohol is to be avoided or at least indulged in moderation- drunken dialing/ texting/posting are a real danger as are the hangovers and the “what did I do/say last night” syndrome. It’s easy to climb deep into a bottle these days, but we have to make sure that we don’t cling to the comfort that the vino can bring because it is only transitory and will keep us from facing our own deep waters. After all of the confusion and back and forth energy thanks to the recent Mercury retrograde phase we could all use a drink. This can be a real problem for romantic relationships as things get “heavy” and even the most stoic of individuals can turn into a puddle of tears thinking about all of the unexpressed hurts over the past year under a Pisces sun and moon. Mars will enter Aries on Thursday, and Venus will move right behind on Friday. This will be another energy shift that will affect lovers this upcoming weekend. These opposing energies can create a hurricane of emotions- one thing is for sure- we’re all gonna get wet one way or another!