2012 Pisces New Moon
The Big Winds Time
By Dale Osadchuk
21 February 2012 at 5.36pm EST / 2.36pm PST / 10.36pm GMT
Romania tine – 22 February 2012 at 12.36 am
As Snowy Owl and Shooting Star climbed the path to the Star Temple to celebrate The Big Winds Moon Time they noticed that Grandfather Sun was staying higher in the sky than he was at the last New Moon. This told them that this was the last New Moon of the North Direction on the Medicine Wheel, the place of solitude, silence, serenity, and wisdom. The sisters were each lost in their own thoughts by the time they reached the Sacred Circle wondering what Sister Moon’s message would be. As soon as they were seated they heard her speak.
“Welcome Medicine Women. This is the Big Winds Time. Although you cannot see us Grandfather Sun and I are asking you to name what you are ready to release so that healing and completion can happen. The next time he and I meet it will be the Blossoming Trees Time, the time of new beginnings. It is essential that you do not carry old hurts, resentments, or conflicts into the next Moon cycle for that will mean you will be dealing with those emotional issues for the next 12 New Moons. Now is the time to heal and transform so renewal and rebirth can happen.”
Sister Moon continued “The Wanderers you see in the western sky are Evening Star, called Venus in the far away time, and Marduk above her, called Jupiter in that time. They will be travelling together for this current Moon cycle drawing closer and closer until they seem to touch when I am in my Fourth Quarter Phase. That is the realignment and revision Time. They are the Starry Ones who send blessings of Growth, Expansion, and Love, when you are free from the emotions that hold you back. Let them guide you to freedom as you release the old that no longer serves you.”
Sister Moon fell silent and Snowy Owl and Shooting Star watched as first Evening Star then Marduk slipped below the horizon. The sisters sat in the darkness but felt the blessings of the two Wanderers and Sister Moon. Both Snowy Owl and Shooting Star were thinking about what they were going to complete and release. They were ready.
The astrological symbol for this Pisces New Moon is two fish swimming in opposite directions but joined by a cord with a Sacred Knot. In the Constellation of Pisces that is the Fixed Star called Al Rescha and its theme is to join together two different concepts or ideas to create greater understanding which then leads to acceptance and wisdom. We can think of this as two aspects of the self. One fish is swimming towards Aquarius and group identity, the sense of belonging, which can sometimes lead to loss of self. The other fish is swimming towards Aries and personal freedom, which can sometimes create too much independence and cause us to reject those closest to us. The goal is inner harmony so we can be at peace whomever we are with and wherever we are.
This Pisces New Moon is asking us to heal, forgive, release, and complete emotional lessons we have been struggling with for the past year. Think back to April 03, 2011 which was the Aries Moon of new beginnings. Have you been able to create the inspired life you want? Have you been able to be your authentic self in all aspects of your experiences? Have you been true to yourself which allows others the same gift? Are you walking your path with spiritual purpose? These are the questions to ask and answer at this Completion Moon so you can release what blocks you from being empowered in your life.
Pisces is the sign of the artist, poet, dancer, and the Mystic. This is the Moon that is found on the Tarot Constellation of The Hermit, the principle of Introspection and Personal Integrity along with its opposite sign Virgo. At this Lunation the Earth is in Virgo along with retrograde Mars. The theme is journeying within to seek the spiritual self (Virgo) and journeying within to discover the Inner Universe that is the reflection of Great Mystery (Pisces). This is a Moon of reflection, silence, and serenity. Use this gift to connect to your Sacred Center and that Inner Knowing will guide you as you release the old.
There are two rulers of this Moon. The ancient one is Jupiter in Taurus. He is working in Harmony with the modern ruler Neptune in Pisces conjunct the New Moon. Together they are guiding us to experience enlightenment as we expand our Spiritual Consciousness and manifest our Soul Purpose. But Neptune is also a symbol for illusion. So this New Moon is asking you to look at what is true, what is not true, and what can never be true. The other Wanderers that are aligned in Pisces are Pallus Athena, spiritual warrior and Goddess of Wisdom, Chiron, the wounded healer and problem solver, Mercury, our thoughts and perceptions and how we create our experiences through what we are focused on, and Vesta, the Goddess of Spiritual Practice and Commitment to our Soul Path. Again this is not a Moon of action, it is a Moon of refection and completion.
The Animal Totems that guide us at this Lunation are Cougar, coming into your personal power, and Wolf, guardian and teacher about change. The Clan Mother is Weighs The Truth who is guardian of the burden basket. This is the sacred object you can give your worries to and they will be lifted. She is also the keeper of Divine Law, justice and equality. She is the destroyer of deception and teaches us to accept the truth within. She is the guardian of the Sacred Self. Her full story can be found in the 13 Original Clan Mothers and Earth Medicine both by Jamie Sams.
Pisces and its opposite sign of Virgo (the Earth is in Virgo at this Lunation) are active on the 6th Ray of Idealism and Devotion. It is a difficult Ray as its planets are Mars (aggression or spiritual motivation) and Neptune (illusion or enlightenment). The Archangels who guide us are Uriel, harmony and peace, and Aurora Grace, gentleness and compassion. Pisces is also active on the 2nd Ray of Divine Love and Wisdom with Archangels Jophiel, creative power and Divine Vision, and Constance Christine, Divine Illumination. Let us all call on the gifts these Archangels offer to bring balance to the world and our own lives.
An astrologer I really like is Raven Kaldera. He calls this Pisces New Moon The Dreamers Moon. His book Moon Phase Astrology describes each Moon Phase by giving it a magical name and telling its story. For example the Aries Crescent Moon of February 25 is The Torch Bearers Moon of inspired enthusiasm. During that phase the Moon will visually join Venus in Aries Feb 24 and 25 giving us all the energy to expand our creative expression. On Feb 26 Sister Moon, still in her Crescent phase, enters Taurus and joins Jupiter sending blessings of expansion, growth, and manifestation of our spiritual vision. This is the Gardener’s Moon, to nurture the seeds planted at the New Moon. If you know the Moon Phase you were born under his insights are very interesting. Just remember the Moon cycle we are in is to clear and complete so we can take action at the Aries New Moon of March 22.
Speaking of the Moon Phases they are not written yet. I do not know if Spirit no longer wants me to share the insights as it has been a struggle to express them the last few times. I will use the power of this Mystical Pisces New Moon to discover the answer.
I am hoping to begin the Moon Circle journeys and meditations at The Rising Sun in Richmond Hill in March. I will let everyone know once dates are confirmed. Also anyone who has requested astrology sessions I have not forgotten and will be in touch soon. February has been a time of challenge but challenge is also opportunity. I keep reminding myself new doors are opening as a result.
Dale Osadchuk is an Artist, Spiritual Astrologer, and Transformational Counsellor and is available for consultations in Sharon (just north of Newmarket) Ontario, Canada in person or by telephone. You can contact her at her at 905-589-0192. To receive her brochure of Astrological Sessions, New Moon Meditation Schedule or to be added to her free New Moon list contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org you can also find Dale on http://www.facebook.com http://www.TheRisingSun.ca and www.crystalwind.ca
Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2012.
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