It’s the nature of Pisces that containment, definition and rules do not apply. You grab ahold of a fish and, well — plop. Conversely there are millions upon millions of fish in the sea. So, there’s that equation. One lost, one found, millions more in circulation.
Consider this: The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Neptune are all transiting this zone of the fish. The predominant vibration is — very loudly: The sky is the limit.
Jupiter, the planet that governs Pisces and disperses all things Piscean throughout the solar system is busy bestowing blessings and bounty. So lots of fish, lots of inspiration and visions and dreams of the future — something Pisces loves doing and having. Without all of that Pisces dreaming and imagining there wouldn’t be a sign like Aries which follows Pisces. Aries works with all that dream substance and sets the creation in motion.
The keyword for our current Pisces congregation is: Extremes. Not so much how extremes show up or manifest; but just extreme. Meaning you could have an extreme relationship with food and it shows up as anorexia and not obesity. The word extreme means: Beyond the ordinary or average. Pisces and Jupiter dislike both.
Doubt the theme? Check out the stock market right now. It’s as if the financial disaster of 2008 never happened. And as everything climbs and bulges there are new efforts in place that are grinding away to erode the safeguards and regulations that could prevent a repeat of the sort of suffering the 2008 crash unleashed. Silly rabbit! …tricks are for sociopaths.
Pisces and sociopathology often go hand in hand. Nothing against Pisces people, some of them are the most compassionate folks you could ever share a drink with. But if there aren’t social contracts in place, if conscience is unplugged, corruption can erupt like Vesuvius. The Piscean impulse runs riot.
Keep in mind that how things play out on the human level is different from how things unfold on the cosmic level. It’s true, we are part and parcel of evolution — but humans reside on a lower level of the Ray of Creation, which means we can turn the most wonderful opportunity for optimization into a greedy mess. Too, extremes can flush shit away in life. Watch as the Pope, one of our culture’s most sacrosanct Piscean symbols, uhm, ‘retires’ from the world aquarium — with all of the lurid hubbub that’s dampened his career still swirling and gurgling around his red shoes.
So an extreme gathering of juju like this current Piscean pile-up can display in myriad ways. How to be effective? Out of all the crazy, wild, inspirational options bouncing around, which one do you need to nurture and begin to nudge into the Aries zone: The Martian world of ” let’s get it done”, typified by the sign and planet that follows Pisces and Jupiter in the wheel.
What to do (or not?)
Zero in on today’s New Moon in Pisces and pinpoint some clarity amidst the big Piscean stellium (grouping of planets in the same area of the Zodiac).
Because Pisces is one of the ‘wild card’ zones of the Zodiac you need to grab hold of one of the lighting bolts zipping through life. The problem with the ‘sky is the limit’ principle, that Jovial expression of extremes, is that it lacks specialization or focus — and without focus the little seedling can’t take root and sprout when the planets eventually move into Aries. So what about application? How are projects engaged?
Today’s New Moon answers that.
Remember, I’ve written before that you can’t grasp the essence of any astrological configuration or what the transit is about until a New Moon occurs in that particular sign of the Zodiac. There’s nothing in our bio-circuitry to accommodate the potential of a transit (or stellium in this case) until the Sun and Moon have exchanged their light. You can’t have a baby until a sperm has met an egg.
Zodical degrees are akin to the cells in our body. A gathering of cells will distinguish, say, the liver or a kidney and then you have a separate, distinct organ and function happening within a larger organism. The signs of the Zodiac are similar. There are 30 degrees per sign, and all 30 of those degrees combine to make one function, one style or frequency or facet of reality. So what of today’s Sun and Moon conjunction that occured at 22 degrees of Pisces?
Here are your clues. The Sabian symbol for this point, according to Dane Rudhyar is:
“A prophet carrying tablets of the new law is walking down the slopes of Mount Sinai.”
Holy shit. Not your garden variety hot spot (degree) is it? Rudhyar has this to say about that:
“The need to bring down to the level of everyday existence the clear realizations made manifest in a great “peak experience.”"
Jesus, there isn’t much more I can add to this. Rudhyar even avoids listing specifics. And that’s the point.
He mentions the notion of a mandate being employed, which is another way of saying: Hand it over to God or whatever you consider the guiding force, the Prime Mover in life. Visions, insights, prophetic infusions — all of that is good and well and confirms our relationship to the higher worlds (for lack of better words). But the point here, in this Piscean symphony, is to allow the rush, the thrill (or the fright and horror) of the vision to be a means to an end within itself.
In other words, get out of the way and let the insight do its thing. We underestimate the very act of seeing. The mandate here isn’t with oneself or another, but in one’s relationship to true nature. Meaning if you want to optimize your life now you’ll need to allow what you’ve experienced to also provide the next step forward — your task is to simply watch and be dazzled by the display that continues to play forward in life. I mean, how in the hell did any of us get here in the first place. Right?
This doesn’t mean sitting on your ass eating bon bons all afternoon. In fact the etymology of the word ‘mandate’ points to a different sort of interpretation. The Latin mandātum means to commission, literally, to give into someone’s hand. Turning something over into someone else’s control. A sort of koan if you will because we’re all so conditioned to always be doing something with the inspiration we receive; we think it’s ours. And well, that just fucks up your relationship to your muse. Don’t do that. Expand, make extreme your view. Go large.
Today’s New Moon tells us that inspiration is enough. You’re still breathing, you’re still functioning, you’re still questioning looking, watching and listening — the next step will also be revealed.
Maybe not as dramatically as today’s revelation. But ask yourself the following: Where does any ‘thing’ in life come from? As the Kabbalah teaches: It is God’s joy to bestow upon us. As God’s creation this is our primary function — to receive. Learn to receive and don’t put so much attention on the door that the blessings come through.
It’s none of your business.