The Pisces New Moon on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 occurs at 2:35pm Pacific, 5:35pm Eastern and 10:35 GMT. It is also Mardi Gras, the last day of celebration before the Roman Catholic season of Lent begins. In ancient times, these were the days of want and scarcity as the winter ended and the last food was rationed before the new crops came in.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, the sign of completion and return to the Source. It is symbolized by Earth’s oceans as well as the cosmic oceans, and symbolizes the collective unconscious of humanity. All our experiences, everything that any of us has intuited is there, swimming in the depths. Mermaids and monsters, dreamy blue-green shallows lull us while cold-blooded ancient beings swim through dark, cold places in this watery realm. We can get caught in the most horrific delusions or rise up into the clearest light.
Pisces is the sign of the mystic and the martyr, the artist and the addict. Pisces’ two fishes swim in opposite directions, eternally tied together so that the opposites balance each other: good and evil, light and dark, female and male, Sun and Moon, Yin and Yang. It is the realm of the archetypal patterns of life, and the stories of Mother Earth and her children can be found flowing through its currents. In Pisces, we get to experience consciousness itself at work.
Pisces is also the magical cauldron of death and re-birth, a collective sign which bestows great imagination, deep empathy and cosmic consciousness, or the terror of being lost in the vast invisible realms of dissolution, chaos and primal energy without a clear sense of the ego-self. That’s what has to dissolve in the Piscean waters – our small vision of the world with ego at the center. That’s why Pisces’ lesson is TRUST. Pisces teaches us to let go of our ego standpoint and let Spirit guide us through the currents to the greater Self. And to our divine purpose!