There is something so sublime about a New Moon in Pisces.
As the cosmic mystical matrix is seeded with fresh impulses on Wednesday, the joy and joviality of Jupiter embraces this tender union of Moon and Sun.
This lunar cycle has the fragrance of Sandalwood and the delicacy of flower blossoms tossed up by the pure joy of Jupiter.
We all will need these gifts for on the very same day as the New Moon Mars, planet of conflicts, and Pluto, planet of explosive eruptions and chaos, meet up as well at 27 degrees of Capricorn, a sign often associated with hard lessons. Historically, this combination is a signature of wars and violence.
How do we hold these two very different atmospheres at the same moment?
This is actually the essence of the image of Pisces, two fishes bound together yet swimming in opposite directions, one reaching upward toward spiritual realms, Divine Source, and the other focussed on the materialistic world, the mundane.
In Pisces we recognize and accept that we live in a world of polarities.
Up, down, dark, light, beautiful, ugly, good, bad, happy, sad. All these conditions are passing viewpoints. One facet of Pisces is the wisdom that everything is transitory, that everything is in flux like the moving waters of life.
The conflicts of Mars/Pluto will get a loving touch from Venus on Thursday as she reaches their exact degree for Venus, Aphrodite, wants harmony in her love nest.
And by Saturday, the Sun and Jupiter will combust at 14 degrees of Pisces, bringing the good will and solar radiance of Jupiterian fairness.
These transits will impact you personally wherever you have Pisces and Capricorn in your natal chart. The house placement will show the area of your life where these energies will be most active.
As you journey through this week, be the Wise Observer who can comprehend all the viewpoints without being overly attached to any particular one. Swim in the warm ocean of tidal shifts.
This is the play of life on the great wheel. Enjoy the show but hold it lightly.
Our astrologer, Laura Kenworthy, has been studying the patterns of the cosmic matrix for more than forty years.. The language of astrology came naturally for her but she was also fortunate enough to have had several masterful mentors including Rick Tarnas, author of Cosmos and Psyche, Kelly Lee Phipps, Liz Greene, and most recently Adam Ellenbaas. If you would like to have a personal reading, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn to dance with the stars!