Ronni Lynn has been studying and practising astrology for over 30 years. She is interested in the psychological and spiritual effects that planetary influences have on us. Ronni uses astrology as a tool to help others evolve and develop their higher selves.
Each month, with the event of the New Moon, we are given a space to renew ourselves spiritually, take stock of our lives, and recharge our energies. It is a wonderful
opportunity to set goals for the month, writing down our deepest desires and heart-felt wishes. The new moon column that she writes will help readers find inspiration and
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On March 10, 2005 at 4:11 am eastern standard time (09:11 GMT), the New Moon will be in the sign of Pisces. Pisces, the healing sign of the Fishes, is sensitive, loving, yet willing to take considerable risks. The Moon changes signs just a bit more than every two days. However, when the Moon is exactly conjunct the Sun (sharing its astrological degree), it is no longer visible in the sky and at this point in the lunar cycle it is called a "New Moon". This occurs once every month (in rare instances, twice) and marks the beginning of a new monthly astrological cycle. Ronni's monthly column explores some valuable ways to get the best out of every lunation.
The new moon signifies a start of a new personal cycle each month. It's a time to renew or revise our goals, reach for what we wish for most and renew ourselves. When setting goals or aspiring towards our dreams and desires it is important to keep a few things in mind. First of all, our wishes can only involve ourselves. We cannot try to change others, only our attitudes towards those people, in hopes that they will respond favorably to us. Another important aspect of this process is to meditate on the qualities of the sign that the new moon is occurring in. These astrological qualities will give us powerful hints on what to strive for, and how to approach or strategize towards what we want to accomplish. It is a good idea to set approximately 10 goals or wishes each month. Jan Spiller in New Moon Astrology also suggests that you do not combine several wishes into one wish! Keep your thoughts clear and separate, and write them down each month. I recommend a special notebook or journal exclusively used for this purpose.
Visualize Your Wishes
It is often best not to include a wish unless you can clearly visualize it coming into fruition within your imagination. If not, there may be preliminary steps you need to take first, so instead, try visualizing these. Trust your feelings and intuition in this process- you will know instinctively what feels right. Some wishes become realized soon after the new moon. Others are more resistant and can take many months. Keep repeating wishes each month until they begin coming true as long as you continue to believe that they are right for you. When things in your life such as people, events, and your own attitudes begin to "shift", welcome this new change as evidence that your life is changing as a result of your positive intentions. Each month I will share my reflections on the new moon based on the sign it moves into to help you in your own process. Using the New Moon in such a way is what I call Astrology in action!
The New Moon in Pisces Is About Understanding and Compassion
On March10, 2005 the new moon will be in the sign of Pisces. This will happen at exactly 4:11 am eastern standard time.
This month the New Moon will be in the very deep and compassionate sign of Pisces. Pisces' influence dissolves boundaries- those barriers that separate people and even nations from understanding each other. When boundaries are lifted we are empowered to experience compassion, true understanding and gentleness toward ourselves and each other. This is not a sign of weakness, but of incredible inner strength. It takes inner faith and courage to let go of habitual "control" and experience life in a compassionate, Piscean way.
Boundaries Block Out “Inner Truth”
What are these "boundaries"? They consist of beliefs, judgments and/or defenses that we use in daily life to create a distance between other people and ourselves. Likewise, we judge ourselves too - which can create a difference between our inner self and the way we present ourselves to the outside world. Sometimes we censor ourselves too much out of fear of rejection. Ultimately these boundaries serve to block off inner truth, both from ourselves and between ourselves and others. Often, like most defense mechanisms, they are useful only in the moment they were created and were necessary once in order to protect yourself from a stressful situation. When these defenses persist (as they usually do) beyond that initial experience, they only serve to color your world. You look through them as a filter, blocking out many truths. They begin to feel so normal that we hardly even know that they are there. They block our energies from arising.
You can sometimes tell that this is happening when you no longer allow yourself to feel vulnerable with others. This month, it is time to gently remove some of these boundaries or filters between your inner and outer self as well as those between yourself and others. This is especially true if they are no longer useful to you and if you sense that they are keeping you from living your life with abundance.
The Sub-Conscious Mind Just "Experiences"
How do we begin to deal with dissolving those boundaries within ourselves? How do we dissolve the differences between our external selves (how we act, dress, what we say we to others) with our internal selves- who we truly are? A start is finding an inner truth and embracing it. A good way to find your inner truth is to quiet your mind, to meditate and just observe what comes up. Meditation is based on being in the present moment without conscious thought or judgment. The conscious mind explains situations to us. The sub-conscious mind just "experiences". Pisces rules the latter. When you are living in the present moment you are revealing your most spontaneous and sub-conscious self. At this time, perhaps you can try to experience a few situations in life by just seeing what happens in the present, instead of rehearsing or worrying about it. Try letting go of a few of your pre-conceived ideas and see what your spontaneous response becomes. You can probably deal with most situations this way, (by not trying to control them), better than you think you can. From such "in the moment" experiences you begin to experience yourself- who you really are and from this your sense of self has the opportunity to emerge and grow. It is from the openness of Pisces' influence that the sense of self arises and gives rise to Aries, the first astrology sign which represents the energy of the self, the life force and the start of a new astrological cycle.
Becoming A True Reflection Of Ourselves
When we are free to reflect to the outside who we really are then we will experience increased authenticity. Such authenticity is necessary to connect with others in a way that has lasting meaning. After all, if we are allowing a reflection of ourselves, it will be our truth that others will be responding to. People tend to respond to the truth. For example, when you say something to another person they sub-consciously pick up on your voice and body language more than the actual words you may be saying. The real message is in the delivery of what you are communicating - which is beyond your conscious control. In this way others tend to tune into your subconscious self. If your outer and inner message is harmonious your communication is much easier to relate to. What a wonderful foundation for any relationship! When people who are being true to themselves interact, when their internal, and/or subconscious self is reflected outwardly, barriers between them will melt because they will have an understanding of each other. It takes strength and self-acceptance to allow this kind of vulnerability, but if the other person is worth it, so is the risk. We all have much more in common than we realize or would like to admit. With this in mind, this is a good time to forgive others who have wronged us, ask forgiveness, or to forgive ourselves for past mistakes.
Pisces Rules Ideals, Dreams And Inspirations
This is a time when as we relax our minds and bodies we learn to release those tensions that block our emotional response with others. Pisces rules higher ideals, dreams and inspirations. Let your imagination and creativity expand during this time. We can wish to increase our spiritual awareness, our surrender to and faith in a higher power, or to find the correct spiritual path or teacher. At this time perhaps we can come to a realization that everything has a purpose, we are all connected, and that there is a perfect order to the universe. We are all part of the unfolding of that universe.
Dreams And Inspiration Are The First Steps Before Action
This is a good month to wish for a decrease in feeling like a victim, or in feeling helpless or out of control. These are Pisces qualities that can go overboard. We need to curb a tendency for complete escapism, such as overuse of alcohol or drug abuse. While fantasy and inspiration can work to help us develop into more evolved beings, to expand our possibilities, we can also learn to distinguish fantasy from reality, truth from fiction. We must avoid the tendency to deceive ourselves and others with escapism. Pisces energy helps us dream, and offers us the opportunity to use that dream to make the world a better place for everyone. Neptune's energy can be harnessed to increase our creativity and creative expression in art, writing, dance, drama, or music. Dreams and inspiration are the first steps before action. The next sign, Aries will take the actions that follow the dreams that Pisces created. Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac and with the dreams of Pisces feeding unconsciously into the energies of the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries, the cycle is again complete.
The next new moon will be in Aries on April 8, 2005 at 3:33 PM, E.S.T. Come visit me then or a few days before for more New Moon reflections.
With Love —
Aries, the Ram
Taurus, the Bull
Gemini, the Twins
Cancer, the Crab
Leo, the Lion
Virgo, the Virgin
Libra, the Scales
Scorpio, the Scorpion
Sagittarius, the Archer
Capricorn, the Sea Goat
Aquarius, the Water Bearer
Pisces, the Fishes