Closing Chapters, Letting Go: Solar Pisces, Mercury Direct and the New Moon

As the Sun enters Pisces on February 18, the season begins its gradual transition, in the northern hemisphere, from the bleak winter months into the rebirth that takes place at the Spring Equinox, the astrological New Year. In the southern hemisphere, the transition from summer to fall initiates this new beginning.

While many of us celebrate the New Year just after Christmas, on Jan 1, those more attuned to the natural rhythms of the cosmos will find new found motivation for setting intentions/resolutions in March when the Sun enters Aries.

Pisces is a rather mysterious sign, symbolizing the end of the tropical zodiac cycle. There's inevitably a sense of completion inherent to Pisces, a sense of having seen it all. It would be quite a stretch to say that anyone with a Piscean emphasis will innately feel like an old soul, but there's definitely an aura of timelessness etched into their being. Pisces imbues all things with an ethereal quality, a softness and mystique either haunting or glamorous. 

While the Sun burns its way through this watery, final gateway, our collective focus is geared more toward the numinous, the "hard to pin down" elements of reality. In this fluid and often spacey water sign, meditation and deep reflection on the mysteries of the universe take precedence. Pisces directs our gaze away from the petty details of mundane reality into a larger, unifying perspective, toward the nature of consciousness itself. 

So while we journey alongside our solar companion, we may find ourselves more reflective and more interested in observing reality, seeing it for what it is or what it could be. More than any time of year, solar Pisces invites us to flow more smoothly through the experiences unfolding around us--no attachments or judgments--just pure unbiased observation, experience and contemplation.