We have a new moon coming at us today in Pisces. It already feels like a magical time but when a solar eclipse is added in, some folks may feel like the stakes are ramped up. Here’s the chart for new moon tonight at 8:54ET.
Of course, this is a time to set new intentions. Piscean type goals would be a good look for this lunar cycle- spiritual service, compassion, creative endeavors, forgiveness and tie cutting work, etc. Depending on the house this new moon occupies in your chart it, could mean different things for you than for me or anyone else. This new moon happens in my second house so this could be a great time to ask for forgiveness from me if you owe me money (no guarantees at all).
In general, the mutable water energy of Pisces reminds us to dream big and reconnect. Mutable signs clear out what could go stagnant due to the fixed signs that come before them. Stuffy emotional energy is cleated our with Pisces. When the ties that have grown heavy keep us from moving forward, Pisces clears it up. By practicing compassion and faith, we are able to slough off the emotional cobwebs that can hinder us from looking at what could be instead of what already is. That’s the beauty of Pisces. By having us accept things and people as they are we can move into space that opens us to source and dreams beyond imagination.
This new moon is opposed by Jupiter in Virgo so a word of caution is necessary. Don’t go overboard with rose colored glasses in order to move forward. Use the square of Saturn in Sagittarius,which others may see as a hard aspect to deal with but I see it as useful for this setup, to keep your feet grounded as you dream. Jupiter typically likes to go overboard but with it being in Virgo that tendency could be limited in most areas except for nervous tension and worries. I think it should be noted that this new moon happens in Pisces but touches on planet in sign combos that push for a melding of big ideas with realistic planning. If you don’t really want it to happen, don’t start it now. Be as sure as you can. Stay open to possibilities but get as clear as you can to start.
As we see the sun moving thru the beginnings of another mutable sign, we are still dealing with an expansive giant stumbling backwards thru a sign that restricts it and redirects all of that robustness. Jupiter loves to go wild and big and bet the house. It works thru a mode of Faith that is rooted in the unknown and knows it will eventually reach. In the sign of Virgo, it already had to uncomfortably readjust to being focused inward. To looking at the smaller details and piecing together what we already know.
Now that the king of the Gods is moving backwards, we are having to turn even more inwards to settle into that faith. We have this idea that faith automatically brings peace but that is not the case. Jupiter starts the journey to find it. With this particular retrograde planet, looking and plumbing our own depths can bring about the means for a wonderful journey from faith into peace. Virgo makes sure that we are willing to do the work if we are ready. Perfecting ourselves as we travel the road and having the good fortune to remember how great we are in the here and now is a gift we get from this current set up.
Yes, it’s time to double check your communication. It’s time to measure four times before cutting once. It’s time to reevaluate, reassess, rethink, and review. Yes folks, it is MERCURY RETROGRADE TIME!
The planet of communication went reverse in Aquarius this morning, January 5th, and will eventually move back into the sign of Capricorn before turning direct again on the 25th. Aquarius is fixed air so focus on reviewing things dealing with expansion of abstract ideas first. Social justice, social groups and movements, television, and more. Messages and ideas surrounding these things may get misconstrued so take your time. Especially with Mercury making a hard aspect to Mars in Scorpio. The ego and belief in conspiracy is a bit higher.
Once Mercury slides back into Capricorn, rethink ideas centered around cardinal earth. Long term plans for financial/material/earthly growth is a good place to start. Also, authority figures may want to take extra time in crafting their message before sending it out into the world. The aspects that this retrograde Mercury form warrant some looking into for sure.
Mercury and Uranus squaring each other during this retrograde could indicate some real moments of cross purpose in which we question how we move forward into who we want to be while finding a place in larger groups. Group think versus the lone wolf mentality. On the practical side, double checking our social media passwords and accounts against sudden attack should be on the list. Save everything and back it up. I have a personal hunch that somebody’s stuff is going to get leaked during this time but I’m not a psychic so we’ll see.
The cosmic connection with a retrograde Jupiter in Virgo is also there begging us to take our time in practical matters. Faith is great but learning how to root it is necessary. At the same time Mercury will be in between the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn so please think before you speak. Your reputation could depend on it. Pluto will tear shit up and what you thought of yourself and how you show your light to others is no exception. Be careful with long range plans, especially concerning home improvements that deal with the actual structure/framework of your home. It may seem like a good idea but you could be missing some important details.
Remember, Mercury Retrograde is a completely doable and livable time. Don’t stop living but don’t rush either. Take your time.You’ll get thru this just like everyone before it.
Til next time good peoples.
Astrological zodiac signs ARE NOT people.
There are no Gemini’s. There are some people with their sun in Gemini however. There are no Pisces’s. There are people who have some (never all) planets and/or points that are colored by Piscean energy.
Let astrology open you up to the multifaceted you. Not a diminished caricature or incomplete picture. Astrology has focused on more than just the zodiac signs for centuries across most civilizations. Don’t sell it or yourself short by reducing who you are to just your sun sign.
On December 21, 2015 at 11:49ET, the Soltice will be exact. In the Northern hemisphere, it will signal Winter and for the Southern it will signal Summer. Either way, harsh weather is coming and whether you impose energy of Capricorn on the idea of icy wasteland or on scorching dryness, they both carry the same theme.
It is the theme of being ruled by the immediate necessity to make lasting results. It is about taking what is largely deemed currently unusable by many and building a legacy upon it. In the North, it is the rebirth of the Sun. The winter solstice does not signal His immediate return though. There is a gradual building of the Sun’s vitality that has to take place that is often glossed over here. Yes, the day begins to grow longer but there is a period of waiting that needs to happen before seeds can grow and life can speed back up to the pace that occurred before winter’s slumber.
That is the Capricorn energy we know. Most people prefer the shoulder seasons (spring and fall) due to their more balanced nature. The cold and heat are better balanced and we as humans are better able to navigate and accomplish our goals during these times. Winter and Summer, however, are harsh. Winter brings a cold that causes most of us to huddle indoors and wait for the bone chilling temps to pass. Summer brings about heat that cause most to dream of abandoning working due to lack of productivity. That is the framework that Capricorn works in and that is why its ambitious ideas are legendary. Capricorn energy sees that there is still a way to make things happen during these barren times but patience is key.
We can attribute this to Capricorn being an Earth element. Earth elements deal in practical manifestation. Even with a Cardinal modality, Capricorn is willing to wait. The payoff down the line, just outside of its immediate view, is the goal of Capricorn energy. This is what we celebrate. We celebrate the ability to hold on. To see a glimmer of hope and nurture that seed into something that many just luck up on. Capricorn is about respecting time enough to let it work on our side. To dial into the cyclical nature of life and the universe and use it to our benefit on a practical and material scale. Because honestly, who during their first encounter with harsh and unfogiving winter believes that budding flowers will come again in time. Capricorn does and understands that moving forward not just in faith but with preparation and extended action will bring about the harvests of spring and fall.
I hope this Yule/Winter Solstice embues you with the “sticktoitness” that Capricorn is known for and that you are able to plan for the future while balancing the need to live for today.
Happy Winter Solstice Y’all!!!