by christina rai
New Moon in Pisces, Solar Eclipse: February 26, 2017; 9:00 am CST
We won’t see it here but this particular eclipse is at the 98% mark, pretty darn total! And though the actual physical viewing is spectacular when these full or almost full eclipses occur, the mystical/spiritual ramifications can be accessed whether we see it happen in the sky or not.
To briefly review, a solar eclipse is like a punctuation mark in the sentence that is life. Something is coming to culmination and an opportunity for a new, hopefully improved strategy is available. Of course, I’ll say it again: Just because the opportunity is there does not mean that one will choose to seize it. That’s the glitch in the works. Energy keeps moving and we, the energy containers, along with it, either working proactively to make the most of whatever it is or choosing to ignore potential and possibility.
I don’t mean to sound negative here. It is merely a fact that each one of us is a FREE MORAL AGENT and that is what it truly means when one says that we are the creators of our reality. It is all about CHOICE and there is a choice built into every second of every day for as long as you breathe. When one makes mindful choices, one creates a reality that is full of consciousness; of self, of other, of community, of values, a life worth living. So, monitoring where you are in the flow of time and space is a useful habit; taking what you learn and applying it to your day to day life is even better. Your progress doesn’t have to be huge; it just has to be.
This New Moon (& Solar Eclipse) is magical and powerful all at the same time. Pisces is the energy of the Dream. What do you dream about, little dreamer?
With a powerful cardinal T-Square with Pluto at the apex, and involving Jupiter in Libra opposite Venus, Mars & Uranus in Aries, the key phrase is Take Action! Evaluate how your long term goals, those things that provide you with a compass point of destination in your life, are either supported or challenged by what you hold dear, how you ACT & who you are on the deepest of levels—that part of you that even you, yourself only sometimes glimpses…
Plutonian energy demands that you change up the play book, especially if it is not working all that well. How can you align yourself more closely by word, deed & inner intention to that external goal? Is the Dream that you are dreaming truly in harmony with who you have become—or are in the process of becoming?
This cardinal explosion of energy may sometimes feel way too urgent—itching to break free possibly without a good strategy in place! Use this few days of New Moon Eclipse energy to meditate and find inner balance before leaping off that cliff. Just take the time to DREAM THE DREAM.
And, as I have said many times, not all useful meditation is had when one is sitting still in one place. There are no rules except the ones that actually work for YOU. So, if you are a prodigious meditator and can sit for long periods of time engaged with the inner realm, great! But if that is not on the table for you, try a walking meditation. The Labyrinth was created for ones such as you. The woods are your sanctuary. Find a trail and follow it. Allow your mind to wander as it will. This, too, is a form of meditation. And if you are someone who finds movement challenging but sitting difficult, try MEDITATIVE Baking, MINDFUL Needlework or any such activity that involves a habitual kind of action. This is the beginning of creating for yourself a body of HABITUAL RITUAL—read my article in the next Aquarian, out March 1. Habitual Ritual is anything that provides you with a framework for meditative mindfulness. Mostly, we have lost the ability to find space in our lives for it. NOW is the time for us to reclaim it as our right. Make space and time for your SELF. Construct your own sacred acts. It’s good for the soul.
( I knew a lady once who, upon entering her home—a sacred space—always paused at the threshold and lit a stick of incense before going in. Of course, she had arranged her entryway so that she had easy access to the incense, a lighter at the ready and a place where she could rest her lit burnt offering. It took planning on her part to create that ‘habitual ritual’ but once the planning was done and all was in place, she never gave it another thought. She just DID it. Sacred acts of habitual ritual. Wonderful.)
Neptune is closely aligned to this New Moon in Pisces adding a mystical, magical element to your participation in your DREAM. Tap into your so-called ‘right brain’ and let yourself go. Journal, write stories, paint pictures, create delicious artwork or artifacts. If you don’t do any of those things, find a way to change up something in your life that hasn’t changed for a long time. If you cook, find an ingredient you have never tried before and use it! If your make-up is running low, pick a lipstick that you have never worn before. If you always wear just one main colour, go to Winners or the Second Hand Store and buy something DIFFERENT. There are tons of ways to open up the creative center. You think of some.
The dual Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:
A JOCKEY & A MAN MAKING A FUTURIST DRAWING.
Position yourself to align with a forward vision. You have the skill. You have the courage. You have the determination. (Yes, you do!!!) Now, hold your place, keep your seat and move forward. You are the one riding the horse. The horse is not riding you so where you go depends on the moves (choices) that you make.
Remember what you dream, little dreamer, and then get in that saddle and ride!