March 4, 2011 3:46 p.m. EST, 12:46 PST
New Moon @ 13 Pisces 56
Because we are stars, we must walk the sky. ~from Return of the Moon versions of the Xam (Cape Bushmen) compiled
by Stephen Watson
There is a powerful line-up of planets in Pisces at this month’s new moon on March 4th that deserves special consideration. The energy created through this will be powerful. With six planets in Pisces at this New Moon led by Uranus at 29 degrees and contained by Chiron the healer at 1 degree on the other end, one cannot help but aspire to ‘dream the dream’ that will set us free from the bonds of illusion and to dissolve the boundaries that hold us captive within this three dimensional reality that we have called home for millennia. The will to transcend is a primal energy here. We swim within the depths of a pool the source of which reaches far into our collective unconscious. We stir. We remember. We bond—unite in an effort to transcend the human tendency to power, greed and insensitivity toward nature and our own kind.
An image arose in my mind while contemplating the new moon in Pisces—it was the Lady of the Lake rising out of silver blue waters. This Celtic goddess was responsible for giving King Arthur the sword Excalibur, the blade which belongs to the protector of Britain. The water goddesses were attributed much power as they controlled the essential essence of life. Within their domain existed the secret of life itself, a secret often known to the Piscean mind. The Lady of the Lake also known as Nimue is related to the Greek or Roman Mnemosyne, one of the nine muses who gave weapons to the heroic Perseus with which he slew the gorgon Medusa.
There is a great deal of mythological symbolism related to these water deities who supported heroes to protect mankind from the various evils that would challenge the good within man. It is from within the depths of water, our unconscious that lays the inevitable truth of our being. It is the ancient goddess who is the guardian of these truths who offers guidance for the attainment of truth or the dispelling of illusion. The goddess in her robes of shimmering white has access to all realms through portals lying beneath the surface of the lake—worlds within worlds that eventually spiral together into a single dimension within which all things exist simultaneously.
We stand on the shore of disbelief, wade into the shallows guided by time, carried out to the cold, bottomless center, where submerged, we are forced to connect with a much deeper source of knowing. This is the relevance of this New Moon in Pisces. The imagination has no limits and we are sucked into a whirlpool of kinetic energy. There are no thoughts, only observation and the eventual realization of the self as god and part of all things so that we no longer can be other than I am.
In the last sign of the zodiac, The Healer, Chiron, asks now for the healing of the wound to our soul inflicted by the notion of Christ sacrificing himself so that we might be saved. It is time for us to climb down from the cross so that we might transcend. Chiron still abides with Neptune, still in Aquarius, one for all and all for one!
Mars in Pisces, the Spiritual warrior indeed, clears the path so that The Healer might better attend to the collective tear in the fabric. The Sabian Symbol that applies to this degree of Pisces “summons men to rebirth”. We may all expect to be called to the plate and to recognize that, yes I am an individual but I am also one with All That Is. In the Rider-Waite classic Tarot deck, this is exemplified by the major Arcana Card Judgment in which several little human beings rise up from sleep awakened by the sound of a bugle being blown by a large angel above. And once awake, there is no returning to sleep. Try as we may to return to sleep in order to take up a fading dream, it cannot be done.
We step out of the past—our limiting beliefs and embrace the immensity of all things possible; that I, a human being, am God with a nature that loves all things equally and unconditionally.
Mercury at 20 degrees of Pisces!! Now the mind melds with the heart and the body and the spirit in a way that immerses one in a totality of Christ Consciousness. It is an experience that composer Alexander Scriabin dreamed of creating with music, light and aroma to indulge all of the senses, all of the potential awareness of the human being to create on earth an experience of the self as limitless—no boundaries, free to soar with the imagination, to be. Now we believe. Tinker Bell does exist!
The north and south nodes, the representation of where we are going and where we have been, respectively, are in Sagittarius and Gemini—at 29 degrees also. We really want to get it now! Get what; that there really isn’t anything to get and that our ‘salvation’ is the knowing that we always stand in the truth. What is it we have been doing? Gathering information and experience that helps us to be clearer about what it is we seek. What is it this information gives us? A deep knowing of our own wisdom.
There is a powerful documentary entitled Mending Broken Arrows that is filmed in Papua new Guinea. It is the story of decades of conflict and killing between neighboring peoples. During a raid on the ‘enemies’ village, the chieftain was killed. The people of that village were in despair without their leader. The perpetrators of this act suddenly became aware of the futility of this war that had been going on for so long—killing each other. It no longer made sense—their wisdom prevailed. They set out to repair the damage they had done and eventually put an end to the hatred. We have learned from our experiences! We adventure forward with wisdom and courage.
We are fully prepared to stand in our power, to accept the self as divine and to launch our selves into a vortex of creativity that goes beyond anything we have imagined to be possible. We meet the Black Moon Lilith. On March 4th, she conjuncts Uranus, god of electricity and lightning who shocks us out of our worn out patterns of habitual wheel running. This dynamic duo will strip you to the bone with ruthless veracity and tear from your grasp whatever remnants of material security you cling to in an attempt to maintain your identity—it is an illusion, the haze clears and nothing but brilliant light fills your pores and each and every cell of your being.
This is not a time to bury your head or pretend that you do not know what you know. This is a time to accept the weapons of truth you are being offered to slice gracefully through the veils of fantasy so that you might become what you have always been! A divine being in a human form.
NB: During these highly charged days and weeks it is advisable to drink plenty of water and to keep moving so that energy does not sit within the human system. It needs to circulate and flow to support the new level of vibration we are asking our selves to integrate.
Thank you and don’t forget to love, laugh and leap!