Rev. Annika

Pisces New Moon (March 1, 2014): Keep on Swimming, Dreaming , Loving & Planning

In Astrology, Reflections, Rituals on March 1, 2014 at 11:41 pm

The New Moon in Pisces took place early this morning at 3 AM EST. New Moons are a great time to gain a new perspective and set new intentions for the month. We are now completing the astrological year and getting ready for Spring. So many of my friends, and myself included are so ready for Winter to be over, as we hear there is another snowstorm on the way for Sunday and Monday in the Northeast of the US. As Dory, “the happy go lucky fish” from Finding Nemo says “You Got to Just Keep Swimming!”

Such a fitting clip for today with the Sun, Moon in watery Pisces along with the planet Neptune aka “the King of the Waters”, and Chiron, a comet that teaches us about healing. So much is changing and shifting in our world right now. Seeing that for myself, as I plan to move halfway across the country later this year. This new plan came about because I was willing to let go of my resistances to a big change. Astrologically, Mercury just came out of out of retrograde yesterday and Mars, Saturn & Jupiter turn inward this week. So life may seem a bit unclear or having some of you doubting your direction right now. However, it is not a time to give up. It is a time to let go of what is not working. Give up only where you are resisting and go with the flow! Don’t let challenges  get you down, like another snowstorm.

Feeling a bit under the weather, unsure of what you need to do or feeling challenged by others, then take time to slow down and reflect this weekend. The Pisces New Moon is also inviting us to dream and use our imaginations. I am definitely tapping into the imaginary realms through movies this weekend. Yesterday while babysitting, I watched another wonderful children’s movie, “Rise of the Guardians“.  It definitely has so much to say on a deeper spiritual level. I found a blogger who couldn’t have said it better:

“The heart of the movie (Rise of the Guardians) is Jack Frost’s desire to know why he exists, why he was made, and why his life has meaning and value. The struggles of Jack Frost are the struggles of all humanity. He understands he is special, but he doesn’t understand the purpose of him being different from every other being on the face of the earth. As Jack Frost discovers his unique motivating purpose in life, the audience is reminded of their own unique value and worth”.            – Doug Bursch from his blog Fairlyspiritual

Simple Pisces New Moon Rituals: May be a lot to contemplate over one weekend…. yet, I encourage you to look beyond what is limiting you right now and just let yourself imagine your life with more positive outcomes. If you don’t like to meditate than ask for a dream before you go to bed tonight, on what part of your life needs some upliftment. Not a dreamer, than take a shower or bath and relax a bit. Make an intention that you are letting go of what no longer serves you. Pisces also rules victimhood and addictions so a magical time to release self sabotaging patterns. You may not know how to do this, but now is the time to have faith that you can do it! From yet another family movie classic, The Wizard of Oz: I love this quote that Glinda, the good witch said to Dorothy when she didn’t know how she was going to get back to Kansas. You can watch the clip here.

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This is my greatest lesson to date– to know I have my own power and use it wisely. I can see clearly that I spend so many precious minutes caught up in thinking that others are not being fair (one of my Libra traits). However, I  now realize, I have no control over others! I do need to speak up sometimes but more importantly, I am choosing to see what I do have control over — and that is my own emotions and thoughts. I choose peace now instead of getting caught up in lots of drama and unnecessary hurt. I own my own power which is love. If you can relate to my story, then it just might be time for you to go within and see how you need to use your own power. Also intend to stop blaming others and judging them for your challenges. Know that at a higher level, Pisces connects us with compassion, forgiveness and our deepest soul’s yearning to love unconditionally.

Last but not least, I want  to share with you how planning ties in with this new moon. You maybe asking planning??? with all these less tangible energies about. Yes, because of the retrograde planets, it is a time to re-evaluate. Thinking processes are becoming clearer  as new information may be at hand as Mercury begins forward momentum
after 3 weeks of being in backward motion. And with Saturn turning retrograde tomorrow, it is still a time to look at kitchen-garden-5_0lessons learned and taking care of unfinished business. With Spring approaching later this month, think of it as a time to look at the seeds you want to bloom this Summer and coming Fall. Prepare the Soil, Lay your foundation.Interesting, Christians begin Lent this week which literally means preparation — getting ready for Easter and Spring. Pisces is the end and the beginning…about the  Oneness of all life, so the higher realms and our earthly life are all connected. So let yourself flow and imagine in the mysterious waters of life yet also give yourself time over the next month to review your daily plans for the coming new Season. I am actually making my plans to go to “the land of Oz”, aka Kansas City for Easter to plant some new vibrant blooms in my life. To help you plant your Pisces new intentions, I leave you with one of my favorite songs that is great for contemplating any season of life:

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