by Astro Butterfly
March 12th, 2018
We have a bittersweet New Moon at 26° Pisces on Saturday, March 17th 2018.
The closest aspect the New Moon makes is a conjunction to Chiron, the wounded healer. Chiron has been in Pisces for 8 years now and will leave Pisces to move into Aries as of April 18th 2018.
We are now delving into the last lessons of Chiron in Pisces, and this lesson is particularly important, because the New Moon will bring it to the surface, whether we like it or not.
A New Moon is the magical moment when the two luminaries, the most important bodies in the sky – the Sun and the Moon – come together to start a new chapter, to write a new story.
We have a New Moon in Pisces only once in a year. Only once we are given the opportunity to delve into the waters of Pisces, to explore a whole universe, mysterious and neverending.
Pisces is the trickiest sign to describe – they are the chameleon of the zodiac.
Pisces absorbs the energy around them. Whatever you are feeling, they are feeling too. And if you don’t feel a thing, they don’t either! Because they have a strange ability to become one with the world around them, Pisces can be everything – or nothing.
Pisces is the sign of the sacrifice.
In this regard, Pisces and Chiron have quite a bit in common.
Maybe you are familiar with the archetype of Chiron, the wounded healer.
The archetype comes from an episode from the famous Greek legend, when Hercules accidentally shoots Chiron with a poisonous arrow coated with the blood of Hydra.
Arrows coated with the blood of Hydra were known to cause painful wounds that would never heal. But because Chiron was immortal, he could never die. But he was also not able to heal.
That’s why Chiron in your natal chart shows that wound that never heals. Chiron’s wounds are not your fault, they are not the result of your bad actions. Chiron had to suffer simply because he was born immortal. Chiron is that wound you cannot do anything about.
But there is a twist to Chiron’s story. Ultimately, the Gods agree to release Chiron from suffering and let him die, by allowing him to replace Prometheus on the mountain Tartarus.
Upon his death, Chiron was released from his wound that would never heal and honored with the constellation of Centaurus, one of the largest constellations in the sky.
When Chiron gave up his immortality, ironically – he became immortal.
Your deepest wounds may never heal, but they eventually become your greatest gifts, your legacy, what you leave behind for generations to come.
By embracing your wounds, you allow them to become part of you, by owning them, they stop having power over you.
In Pisces, personal wounds become universal wounds. There is no more “my pain” or “your pain” but the pain we all share, the pain of the universe and all that dwells therein.
And the beauty of this is that in sharing the pain with the world, the illusion of separationdisappears. In pain, as well as in love, there is no more “me”, there is no more “you”, there is only “us”.
Healing happens when you strip down the ego to become one with the world. Healing is being on the same wavelength as the universe.
When you meditate for example and focus on your breath, you are in fact aligning your natural rhythm (inhalation, exhalation) with the rhythm of the universe (expansion contraction).
Arts, dancing, listening to music are nothing else but our attempts to be on the same frequency with the universe. It is in that space of connectedness where your broken parts can come together, where healing is possible.
The New Moon in Pisces is about being together – in pain, in pleasure, in vitality, in sickness – caring about each other.
The New Moon in Pisces is not only conjunct Chiron, but also square Mars and trine Jupiter.
The square to Mars – who is now in the last degree of Sagittarius – is tough, and it hurts.
When something bleeds, it requires your immediate attention. Mars can tear apart your soul and your self-identification (you ego), but fortunately you are not left alone in this struggle.
Jupiter, the co-ruler of the New Moon, applies a beautiful trine aspect to the New Moon. There is hope afterall. Healing will come, eventually.
Many of us have experienced the pain of separation during Chiron’s stay in Pisces. In the past 8 years, Chiron showed us where we find it difficult to connect with the world at large.
The pain of separation is when no matter what you do, you cannot connect with the world, when no matter how hard you try, something inside of you is “off”.
Chiron in Pisces has been asking us to heal the wound of separation, by learning to be vulnerable, to trust others, to connect with the world from a place of authenticity and truth.
Pain can be healed if you immerse into it, if you let yourself go. Remember, separation is only an illusion.
If you’ve been resisting the process, the New Moon in Pisces is your chance to make peace with your wound of separation.
If you have embraced your wound, the New Moon is the time to put it into use. How can you bring the awareness, the healing that came with it, to the next level?
Trent Reznor, the leadsinger of NIN (and a Chiron in Pisces native) captured beautifully the pain – and the bliss – of Chiron in Pisces.
“The farther I fall I’m beside you
As lost as I get I will find you
The deeper the wound I’m inside you
For ever and ever I’m a part of
You and me
We’re in this together now
We will make it through somehow
You and me
If the world should break in two
Until the very end of me
Until the very end of you
NIN – We’re in this together
You will feel the energy of the New Moon stronger if you have planets between 26°-29° in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) or if Chiron plays an important role in you natal chart (is conjunct Sun, Moon or chart ruler).
Have a look in which house in your natal chart the New Moon takes place to see which area of your life needs healing.
You can find other 2018 full moon blog pages on the New and Full Moons 2018 page.
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