We have a lovely new moon in Pisces on Fomalhaut. I talked a bit about Fomalhaut recently. It’s generally considered a good star and is one of four of the Royal Stars. It’s about turning to more spiritual sides of things.
Legend: This constellation is said to commemorate the transformation of Venus into the shape of a fish on one occasion when bathing. [Robson*,] This to me, says it’s about metamorphosis, changing into something ethereal, which is probably why it’s said to make people turn from material pursuits to spiritual ones.
“It has a Mercury-Venus character with a blending of Neptune influence. According to tradition, this star is of quite variable effect, either very good or very bad, depending on the overall cosmic structure. It is assumed, however, that the helpful influence is the greater one.”
After looking at the New Moon chart, it would seem that we’ll see the helpful influence because the heavens right now are better than they’ve been in a very long time. I’ll get into this more when I analyze the New Moon chart, but suffice it to say that a good influence is more likely given the aspects right now.
Then there’s this: “Tied up with either Sun or Moon, the influence of Fomalhaut is said to be quite marked. [Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.78.”
So let’s get to the chart already!
Like every New Moon, the Sun and Moon are joined together in an exact conjunction which represents a beginning of something. The beginning will be wherever the house 2.42 Pisces falls in your chart. It will reach a culmination at the full moon in a few weeks which happens in the opposite house of your chart. This New Moon is so spiritual and dreamy, because not only are the Sun and Moon in Pisces, but they are conjunct Neptune and chiron in Pisces too. Then, mercury is also in Pisces, but it’s not in close aspect to the other Pisces planets, but the Pisces influence is still felt. So, we have a stellium in Pisces of the sun, moon, Neptune and chiron. Can you say, “Wow!” This is very soft and beautiful energy. A lot of healing can be had under this influence. All of this stellium is trine Saturn, so whatever healing is had now will last. Saturn is on the last degree of Libra, but turning back to look at what he missed. It’s also an ending degree, so something is ending. Fin. Maybe it’s pain or delusion or deceit. It’s all out in the open now and things will never go back to the way they were after this.
The Moon’s Nodes are square Mercury on Achernar: “Sudden success in public office, religious benefits, access to another realm.” The access to another realm makes sense with so much Pisces. The nodes square mercury can mean we change our minds about something. Maybe we have an epiphany. If anyone was ever going to have an epiphany, it would be with all of this Pisces energy! It fits with the New Moon on Fomalhaut as well — Turning material energy into spiritual energy, finding true meaning in what has eluded us and then ending that way of material and unenlightened behavior (saturn on an ending degree). The Moon, Sun, Neptune and chiron are all in easy aspect to Jupiter too. Ahh, such great energy, healing energy. This would be a great time to get creative and artistic.
I do think this will be a nice lunation, but I have to mention that sometimes Pisces and Neptune energy is negative, and when it is, it shows up as deception, lies, delusion, illusion, fraud and substance abuse. It’s chameleon energy when expressed this way, so some people may not be what they pretend to be.
There are only two rough spots in this chart. The first is Mars, which is still moving backwards in the sky, opposite Mercury in Pisces, so we may have a falling out because of our new epiphany — Others may not like it. And even though it’s healing energy, change is still hard, so we may feel a bit unsettled. We may not be sleeping that well right now. Epiphanies can do that to you, though, ya know. They’re so major.
The other difficult aspect is venus quincunx Mars retrograde. Maybe the things we realize cause a clash between striking out on our own and wanting to stay in the past where Mars retrograde is going.
And finally, Mars is going over the eclipse that occurred on December 10, 2011. You may be taken back to a situation from December 11th plus or minus a month, so think back to November 11th — January 11th, because Mars is activating that energy from the eclipse now. That could be rough depending on how that eclipse affected you. You would be affected by that eclipse if you have any planets on 14-23 Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, and Virgo.
Enjoy this energy from this New Moon! Get creative, get spiritual, and get in tune with you.