Tomorrow brings us the New Moon in the astrological sign of Pisces. New Moons mark the inception of the Moon’s cycle of phases. We begin with the New Moon through the waxing (growing) phase of the Moon’s light to the Full Moon, then through the waning (diminishing) phase to the darkness of the Balsamic Moon.
New Moons, being beginnings, represent the energy of beginnings, fresh starts, blank slates. This is a moment of undiluted and as yet undirected potential. This is why we set intentions at the New Moon phase. It gives us an opportunity to set a goal and to nurse that goal energetically with the cosmic support of the Moon’s waxing power. At the Full Moon we can consider our intention manifested. (And during the waning half of the cycle we can use the Moon’s return to darkness to turn our gazes inward as we reflect on how we feel about the outcome and how we might change things moving forward.
Pisces energy flavors this Moon cycle. Pisces is very dreamy, watery energy. She (yes, Pisces is on the feminine side of the binary spectrum) is emotional, sensitive and intuitive. She is represented by the glyph (symbol) of two fish swimming in opposite directions—much in a yin-yang formation. This points to Her ability to go with the flow wherever it takes Her. Pisces is a mutable sign, and is, therefore, open to changing her mind about things. She’s never rigid, always smoothly wrapping Herself around the obstacles She encounters to feel what it might be like to live with or to be the obstacle. The obstacle transforms Her in this way, and she takes the wisdom of the experience with Her as She flows along on Her way.