New Moon in Pisces and Venus in Aquarius
This is a true Pisces New Moon, since not only the Sun and the Moon were on this sign of the fishes, but Mercury, Mars, Chiron and Uranus as well. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and ruler of the last house or 12th house of the birthchart. It is in this house where we connect with what we now call the collective unconscious, and our ancestors. Meaning our grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great grandparents, etc.
If you think about it, we all have 1 father and 1 mother, but we have 4 grandparents and 8 great-grandparents, 16 great-great-grandparents, 32 great-great-great grandparents, and 48….. and so on. You get my drift. If we continue upwards in our genealogical tree, we suddenly realize that perhaps we are all related within a particular community, especially those areas where immigration has not been great. So, it is that connection with everything that existed before us, that reflects the experience of the 12th house and Pisces, hence the feeling of ONEness.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet that describes our longing and need to belong to or go back to the Source, to that place where we came from.
Chiron has just re-entered Pisces on February 8th, as it did between April 19th and July 20th of 2010. It’ll stay in Pisces until 2018. This little planetoid or comet which runs around the Sun in 51 years, between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus. It gets its name from the first Centaur, Chiron, son of Saturn and the nymph Phylira. Abandoned by his parents he was raised by Apollo and Thetis and is the symbol of the “wounded healer”, due to a wound in his knee, caused by an arrow of Heracles, his deciple and friend.
Due to his immortality he would not die of it, but lived with the pain. Thus, he represents our most inner wound, often unconscious, which we don’t seem to be able to cure.
For those around 50 and 51 years old, who are experiencing what we call the “Chiron Return”, this is a very pivotal time, a time to experience a kind of “flowering of knowing”, as Melanie Reinhart says, a true reflexion on what we are truly here for. There is a possibility of an spiritual awakening, in the recognition of this wound we have been carrying with us, without being able to heal.
Chiron in Pisces is about understanding and embracing both, of our divine and human natures. Is the inability to recognize either of these two, that causes the Piscean wound.
For those who live in the ineffable and the divine and have difficulties accepting their mortality, and believe me there are quite a few of us out there, the need for redemption and the acceptance of our human side, that ages and eventually dies, is a necessity. On the other hand, for those who live in the human side of our nature, without being able to connect with a more spiritual and creative side of life, a cynicism invades their lives and an “Know it all” attitude, which hides an eternal doubt, tortures them from within.
Is in the marriage of these two aspects of our nature that lies the healing power of Chiron in Pisces.
Uranus is leaving Pisces finally to enter Aries on the11th of March, but I’ve written extensively about it in the blog in my webpage: http://www.astrologiaarquetipica.com/
Last time that Uranus was in Aries, before now, was in 1027.
Cancer and Scorpio will benefit greatly from this New Moon in Pisces as new projects and ideas become more obvious and real for them.
For the mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, the opportunities are also there, but they might have to fight few ghost to get to them, since Mars is also part of the equation. But this is a great opportunity to understand the healing powers of doing something for other people, in fact, the best medicine for anxiety and depression, is to do something for others, expecting nothing in return. That is the best anti-depressant.
Venus has just entered Aquarius at the time of the New Moon, on March 2nd. This transit of Venus, which only lasts until March 26th, is an opportunity to function in groups with the conviction that the union with the other members of the community makes us stronger. Think Tunisia and Egypt. These two countries have just experienced the Aquarian power in full force, by causing a major historical change peacefully. Lybia is another story, but only because Gaddafi, is a psychopath and it is resisting the inevitable.
Not easy to let go of power.
Venus in Aquarius is not at all like in any other sign. This is quite an impersonal position for the Goddess of Love and Beauty and friendship reigns supreme in her preference of relationships in this sign. Platonic relationships, creative relationships, group activities are great manifestations of this position of Venus. Emotional dramas, jealousy, exclusivity, are not in the make up of this sign. Friendship comes first. Falling in love with the eccentric, with the freaky, with the one that everyone else dislikes is characteristic of Venus in Aquarius. Regular, normal relationships are not for Venus in Aquarius.
In the brief period of this influence, we can allow ourselves to experiment, to give in to the freaky side of our nature and let the unexpected happen. You may surprise yourself. Positively that is.
If you do any group activity, especially of a creative nature, this is the perfect moment for it. If you are in a very claustrophobic relationship, this is the moment to detach and see it for what it is, without letting your emotions cloud your vision.
The futuristic flavor of Aquarius and the scientific intention of it, helps us lift our spirit to something greater than ourselves and with the added influence of the New Moon in Pisces, this is the perfect moment to realize that we are all in this same boat, called Earth.