The New Moon rolls around this month in transcendent Pisces with some resonating influence from Jupiter in Scorpio. We will all be tempted to dissect the unknowable, define the ineffable, plunge into our day dreams for answers and to visit our night dreams for questions. Are you thinking about your dreams this very morning? I’ve been thinking about other forms of dreams and imagination as I recently re-read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle in preparation for the film. I read this book when I was young and remember thinking that it was so weirdly wonderful—perfectly, unexplainable. In the book the main character, Meg essentially took a long ride through the universe to re-discover herself. Her father and mother had developed a way to tesser or transport themselves through time and space.
Tessering, so Pisces in my book, has me thinking about our modes of transcendence as we pursue things larger than ourselves. What does it mean to transcend or to feel a transcendent moment? How does this differ from escape? When are we escaping and when are we consciously retreating? What are we addicted to? When are we using Piscean things for true pleasure or to escape from pain? Pisces rules many mediums that can be used for pleasure or for pain: music, film, dance, drugs, alcohol, dreams, retreats, yoga, soul, past lives, religion, poetry, ocean, silence, meditation, creativity. How do we come to soulfully take part in dancing with the universe without withdrawing from reality? When is it important to withdraw from real life, to retreat for refill?
..she was moving in glory among the stars, and for a moment she, too, felt that the words Darkness and Light had no meaning, and only this melody was real.
Pisces New Moon Writing Exercises: This month please don't get bogged down in the minutia. Stay with the big picture, the tumbling, endless, universal connection to the big picture. Lay down a spiritual picnic this evening, with talismans down on altars: Rose quartz, jade, selenium. Take a graphed notebook, and charcoal and spell out your goals for this month. Try and see if these writing prompts help you.
1. Write about something in your daily life that you use as an escape. Nights with Netflix? Retreats to your bedroom? Write about how you can transform an escape into a retreat? What would a daily ritual retreat look like? Silent time, mediation. a walk, reading at night etc.
2. Write about something you continue to dream about. What does this day or night dream want to say to you? What are you not listening to?
3. Write about a character in a film you relate to. Why? What does the projection of that character tell you about yourself?