Before dawn today, the moon slipped into Pisces and we entered the “dark of the moon.”
With no major transits today or tomorrow, the final days of this lunar cycle look set to be an especially quiet, introspective time. Take this opportunity to restore your soul with Barry Jenkins’ beautiful, sensitive, and thoroughly Piscean film Moonlight.
Saturday brings a new moon in Pisces conjoining Chiron, the “wounded healer” planetoid that shares a name with the sensitive young man at the center of the film.
Chiron (played at different ages by Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes) struggles with his sexuality as he comes of age in a tough Miami neighborhood. Astrologically, Chiron represents the parts of ourselves for which we’ve suffered rejection, which we’ve learned to view as shameful or unlovable. Chiron’s conjunction with this new moon offers compassion, healing, and a second chance to embrace the fullness of who we truly are.
Mars moves into Capricorn shortly after the new moon, giving us the courage to embody our authentic identity and the strength to rebuild our lives on a more solid foundation. Circumstances may force us to toughen up, but be careful not to close your heart. Empathy, kindness, and support can come from unexpected places. Look around you for people like Juan (Mahershala Ali), the unconventional father figure in Chiron’s life who demonstrates both toughness and love.
On Sunday, the sun conjoins Chiron at 29 degrees Pisces, with the Sabian symbol of “light breaking into many colors as it passes through a prism.” Shining loving, conscious light onto our wounded places can reveal that, like Chiron, each one of us possesses an inner beauty too dazzling for words.