The Moon in Astrology
The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition. Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us. This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past.
The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family. It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.
When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface. It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.
The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to of the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await). Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future.
In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.
The Moon is Reflective. Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality. Because of these feelings of familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security.
The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally. As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect. It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.
Dysfunctional Side of The Moon:
Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well. Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative. Pure emotion. If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.
About the Sign of Pisces
Pisces is the last sign on the zodiac wheel, it is one for being the most compassionate and sensitive signs of all. Pisces is known for its inspiration and willingness to help others and is characterised by empathy. People will always feel loved around Pisces, it is the most intuitive sign of all and thrives on imagination in a world of fantasy while its connection to the spiritual world is very strong. It is driven by its intuition and can find balance between harsh reality and love with understanding.
Sometimes Pisces can have difficulty in distinguishing illusion from reality leading to confusion and there is a tendency to escape that can result in problems with drugs, alcohol and other bad habits. Being in the dream world does not give clarity and Pisces can struggle with keeping grounded to pay attention with what’s going on in reality.
Key Pisces Facts:
- Pisces Ruling Planet: Neptune (Inspiration, Dreams, Spirituality, Hope, Faith)
- Pisces Ruling House: 12th House: spirituality, subconsciousness, behind the veil, inspiration, imagination, creative, compassionate, empathetic
- Pisces Shadow: victimised, unclear, foggy, confused, escapism
- Pisces Symbol: The Fish
- Pisces Medical Ruler: feet, toes, pineal gland
- Pisces Element: Water
- Pisces Modality: Mutable (adaptable, flexible, adjusts to change)
- Pisces Counterbalance Sign: Virgo
New Moon in Pisces
The New Moon signifies “new beginnings” and is a time to set the seeds for the future, so the New Moon in Pisces is where we let our imagination take us to our ideal future. Write down what you want and what fear is in the way of you achieving it. With Pisces in the twelfth house it is said this is where magic happens, really feel the feeling of already having what you want now. This is the original formula of manifesting, bringing whatever you want into the world.
Deep healing takes place here, this is a time of great compassion and you may feel you can express your feelings more openly. Old wounds of the past, regrets, fears is also healed here. Meditation will help you connect with that part of you to help you to look at and heal that which has hurt you. Forgiveness of yourself and others is one of the most powerful things we can do, release negative emotions and feel more open to expressing your deep feelings.
If you are not sure how to go about this go to Byron Katie at www.thework.com. There is many videos and a worksheet you can use, it is extraordinary process that allows you to be gentle with yourself to end your suffering, and it’s FREE.
Suggestions for You to Do During the New Moon in Pisces
- Meditate: there are guided meditations on our app that will support you
- Give yourself a break from your daily routine
- Be with nature, walk on the beach, bush, keep company with an animal friend
- Daydream and fantasize what you want for your future – feel as if you already have it
- Follow your intuition in all relationships
- Help another in need by listening to them, help them if you can
How the New Moon in Pisces Coincides with Your Cycle
A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week. The gloominess of this week can will soon pass, where you start to feel the release of mental and physical sluggishness followed by the return of your energy. This is the ideal to take the time to nourish your fantasies and daydreams to set seeds for your ideal future.
This is the week where you feel your increasing energy igniting your brain power, confidence and excitement. Pisces is the home of inspiration and when coupled with imagination makes manifesting of anything possible. This is why Virgo works in polarity with Pisces, Pisces gives you the inspiration while Virgo works on the way to bring it into physical form. So set those seeds!
“If you truly believe then everything is possible….. Pray as though you have already received it and it will be yours” Mark 11 23:34
Feelings of nurturing may be more prominent this week, and while most women nurture others this would be a good week to emotionally nurture yourself. Meditation is one of the ways in which you can self-nurture, just going with the flow and letting everything be as it is while savouring time with yourself. This of course requires alone time, if you can escape, even if it is only for a short time to recharge your batteries, it will do wonders.
This can be one of the most difficult week for many women who report trouble sleeping in the days leading up to their period. This can engage the imagination in destructive visions due to the drop in hormones. When imagination is fuelled by unhealthy emotions of anguish, torment and agitation we look for a way to escape to a natural place of comfort. Confusion can be rife in this week where you may feel you are in a world of fog unable to find clarity. The Pisces New Moon will assist you in finding compassion to wash over you to dissolve the distorted feelings you can experience in this week.
*** The New Moon in Pisces will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected.
As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.
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