Just like that, we are at the end of February of 2017. While it may feel like it’s just another month ending, it’s way more than that.
You see, February wraps up with a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces. While new moons and solar eclipses generally mark new beginnings, this one on February 26th at 9:58 AM ET also represents dramatic endings.
Why?! Well for starters the Sun and moon are both in Pisces, which represents the culmination of tremendous wisdom, knowledge, and knowing. As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces helps us integrate the lessons of the entire astrological year preceding it, readying us for the burst of fresh air that accompanies the Sun moving into Aries.
In addition, Pisces also represents water and our deep emotional knowing. This time of transition can feel incredibly soft, tender, and even deeply sad.
And yet, beyond all of this, this new moon also packs a punch given its status as an eclipse.
Now before I get into the details of this specific eclipse, we must know that this is the last of four eclipses in Pisces (for now). This eclipse series, which started with a solar eclipse on March 20, 2015, has brought Pisces issues to the surface, asking us to get in touch with, and heal, anything that holds us back from understanding and integrating our intuitive voice. This includes: noticing where our addictive tendencies show up, looking at where we escape in life, and identifying when we tend to jump in to rescue others when it is really us that need our own rescuing.
In addition, these eclipses have elevated us to a place where we are less ruled by ego and more driven by spirit. Maybe even how we can invest more in our creative pursuits and the creative pursuits of others.
Yet, like me, I am sure you still have more work to do. So thankfully we have one more go with a solar eclipse in Pisces for radical breakthrough. Let’s dig in.
This intense new moon eclipse brings with it some of the most potent experiences of 2017. Not only is it an eclipse (eclipses lack predictability), but Mars and Uranus are also conjunct, meaning there may be a few unexpected surprises coming our way. Things may even feel volatile. Still, though, tune in and take time for sacred intention-setting. This new moon eclipse also happens close to Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, bringing forth a deeply spiritual, mystical, and artistic impact.
Bring on the moon circle, crystals, and incense.
With the majority of the zodiac in both Pisces and Aries, we have a heavy mix of water and fire in the sky—and not much grounding earth or air.
Further, on March 4 Venus begins her retrograde journey in all earnest, asking us to evaluate our feminine pursuits to reconcile where we are and aren’t aligned with our most sacred values. This process brings shit up! So get ready to hold space for paradoxical feelings rising from within!
Your moon work, (should you choose)!
1. Ground your body.
Focusing on your body through exercise, nutrition, meditation and other disciplined practices bodes extremely well now!
2. Limit alcohol and sugar.
Pisces brings unfathomable tenacity to feel things completely, and it lacks boundaries, bringing the potential for too much of good thing. And even more innocently, with a Pisces vibe you can truly reach new depths in your spiritual practice — no need to co-mingle alcohol and sugar with it.
3. Make art.
Art might not come easy to you, but it’s extremely transformational and healing. Bust out a notebook and sketch if you can. In my own life, I am using this influence to rearrange furniture and get into home décor projects. Pisces loves all things visual, and you may too under this influence.
4. Listen to music.
Seriously. A lot of it. Like, for the next three weeks. Don’t stop. Listen to in your car. While working out. When you’re cooking. Discover new artists that light your fire, and revisit everything from classical to jazz and so on just to reinvigorate your sense of connection to sound.
5. Pet your animals.
Animal therapy, it’s a thing. And now more than ever our animals need us (and we need them!). Connect with your pet, or get a pet if you feel the call.
6. Walk by the ocean.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune! Need I say more? But seriously, if you can get to the ocean and walk beside her, it’s an astrologically timed healing.
7. Go backwards to go forwards.
This new moon is just about wrapping things up as it is about blasting forward. Review the previous eclipses in this sign: the solar eclipses on March 20, 2015 and March 9, 2016, and the lunar eclipse on September 16, 2016. What chapters are you wrapping up? Spend some time journaling to integrate your wisdom and own your growth.
8. Last but not least, celebrate the Pisces in your life.
You know they’re empathetic keepers of your heart. Express your gratitude to them. They have likely done so much to support you, and it’s important to say thank you!
Now I’d love to hear from you. What’s occurring for you, this Pisces new moon?! Are you feeling emotional? Perhaps in the midst of major change? Let me know in the comments below!