How To Tap Into Tonight's Romantic, Divinely Inspired Pisces New Moon
The Pisces new moon marks the beginning of a poetic, romantic, and divinely inspired cycle that culminates with the full moon on August 26, 2018. Plunge into your passions: These potent moonbeams mark a stellar time to start a meditation practice, journal or free-write, learn an instrument, or dive into the arts—particularly music and dance, which fall under Pisces’ domain. But don't be discouraged if you don't nail it on the first go. Practice makes perfect! Since Pisces governs the seas, the Pisces new moon could reveal what's been hidden deep in the fathoms below. Avoid denial (a Piscean pitfall) at all costs. The only way to really heal is to actually deal, painful as that may be for some.
Since Pisces is the 12th and final sign of the zodiac, this new moon helps us let go of what no longer serves us. Ready to clean up your diet or declutter the basement? This lunar lift can get such plans in motion. Below are a few ways you can tap into the alchemy and mysticism of the Pisces new moon:
1. Suspend all belief.
We’ve heard enlightened people (and aspiring enlightened folks, like us) suggest that "reality" is a made-up concept, subject to interpretation. But you know, there might just be something to that. Albert Einstein, whose theory of relativity turned our concept of reality on its head, was a Pisces. (And it's interesting to note that the late, great theoretical physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking—a Capricorn—died earlier this week on Einstein's birthday, which was also Pi Day.)
The Pisces new moon encourages us to question linear concepts like distance and time—just as Einstein, Hawking, and even Galileo had done. Ever notice that when you’re bored, an hour feels like a lifetime—but when you’re "in the zone," it flies by way too quickly? The Pisces new moon prompts us to shift into quantum thinking, where time is more elastic than fixed—and can be bent at our will. The Pisces new moon prods us to consider that maybe—just maybe—what we THINK we know isn’t the only possibility.
2. Be open to divine guidance.
In some ways, being a control freak is part of the human condition. After all, Pisces is the star sign of surrender and release. Under the spell of this intuitive sign, we’d all do well to hand the metaphorical reins to the universe—which perhaps has a better plan than the one our mortal minds can concoct. When things take a U-turn or veer off onto an unchartered path, try not to freak out. Instead, say, "Hmmm…I wonder what I’m supposed to learn from THIS change of events?" Let your curiosity lead rather than your anxiety. Stop, tune in, and plug into the flow. You’re being guided…so listen carefully.
3. Acknowledge the afterlife.
As the final sign of the zodiac, Piscean energy is often equated with a metaphorical death of sorts—which is why so many people born under this sign are "old souls" with a strong connection to the other side. Pisces is also associated with reincarnation and the afterlife. Another book that’s made a huge impact on us is Anita Moorjani’s Dying to Be Me: My Journey From Cancer to Near Death to True Healing. When we lost a friend due to tragic circumstances, we were so grateful to have found this woman’s autobiography.
4. Live your life as a work of art.
What if you regarded everything you do—from brushing your hair to writing an email—as a work of art? Imagine what kind of honor, dignity, and divinity you could bring to every waking moment. You would exist in a true state of grace. So here’s a Pisces new moon idea: Try this as an experiment for two weeks, and see how your experience of life begins to shift. Need a nudge? Participate in a social media challenge, like the 100-Day Project, where you post your own artwork on Instagram with a daily hashtag.
Or get inspired by artist extraordinaire Michelangelo—a Pisces born March 6, 1475. He spent four years painting the awe-inspiring ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. During his lifetime, Michelangelo was known as Il Divino ("the divine one"). How very Piscean, since the veil between the earthly and the divine is thinned by Pisces’ heavenly influence. What spirit or force drove him to such excellence? Pick up your own version of the metaphorical paintbrush and find out.
5. Don't hate...meditate.
Pisces rules the subconscious, and more and more, brain scientists are finding shocking health benefits of tending to yours through meditation. While the idea can seem intimidating (is someone else's "om" more high-vibe than yours?) or irritating (you want me to sit still for how long?), you don't have to run off to a 10-day silent retreat to achieve the stunning benefits. Far from it. Meditation simply requires you to sit still and be aware of your breath, even for a couple of short minutes.
6. Take an imagination vacation.
When was the last time you lost track of a few hours and just let yourself follow your whims? Daydreamer Pisces encourages you to ride a divinely inspired wave. Whether that means tinkering with a musical instrument or watercolors, having an impromptu dance party for one, or wandering through boutiques checking out scents, bespoke bags, and lust-worthy shoes (glamorous Pisces rules the feet), the Pisces new moon encourages you to follow the muse and see where it takes you.
7. Take a stand for clean water.
Since Pisces rules the oceans and seas, this new moon could spotlight the need to protect and share our planet's water. Millions of people around the world have little to no access to safe, clean drinking water. There’s a good chance that many of us at home use more water than we need to, so be extra diligent about not running the faucet while you’re brushing your teeth and reusing water in the kitchen whenever possible. Since our oceans are more polluted than ever, cutting back on household trash can help, too. At the Pisces new moon, take action to change that, whether you get involved with a cause or join a CharityWater campaign.
8. Set up healthy boundaries.
At the Pisces new moon, healthy boundaries are crucial. Giving is not a true act of generosity if we exhaust ourselves in the process. Snip those toxic ties—and quickly—because getting burned a second time is just not worth the anguish. Since Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet of the subconscious and illusions, life is but a dream under this mystical spell. The Pisces new moon presents the perfect opportunity to question, well, just about every assumption we’ve ever made.
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