This New Moon on February 23rd, (HOA Ritual on February 22nd) brings us the energies of Pisces. Like all the water signs, Pisces heightens our feelings and brings them to the surface for deeper understanding. Pisces helps us open up our emotions to reprocess them, making healing more accessible than any other times of the year.
This season, we may feel expansive and energetically connected to all vibrations of the Universe. Our empathetic self are heightened as we feel the pain of others on top of our own. We may feel exhausted and defeated about everything that’s going on in the world. Part of the work of Pisces season is understanding which emotions are ours and which ones have been subconsciously absorbed from external sources. Understand how and why that feeling is coming through, and then release it back to the Universe. Harness the energy of Pisces to see your emotions as something happening rather than something happening to You. Resist the urge to react to them. With an adequate meditation practice, we can master non-attachment to our feelings and achieve a fulfilling life devoid of emotional reactions and triggers. The path of healing involves understanding our feelings and taking control of them, versus them controlling us.
As we align with the non-reactive energies of Pisces, it becomes easier to trust the process and surrender to the flow of our life. The main lesson of the water element is surrender. When we fight with the waves in the sea, we may soon become exhausted and confused, but if we allow ourselves to ride its flow, it may take us where we need to be. Similarly, when we set an intention, we may often try to control each step of their manifestation. We may try to force things instead of trusting the natural course of action for our dreams. We forget to hold the vision and end up micromanaging each step. Pisces reminds us that we don’t always know or understand each step of our journey. Events may occur which seem unrelated to our vision, but they might actually be a necessary part of our evolution. Trust that everything is unfolding as it should and surrender to the ultimate flow of your life. This Pisces season, remember to hold space for yourself. Release expectations of what you should be or what you should achieve in your journey, to simply witness yourself as you are in the moment.
Pisces represents the final sign of the zodiac, signalling the start of a new cycle. During this season, we may choose to reflect on all the different phases we have embodied over the course of the past astrological cycle. Practice being a divine witness to your existence instead of clinging onto the narrative you have crafted about your life. This may help you integrate the important lessons you have encountered thus far. We can consciously choose the vibrations we allow into our energy field, to colour our transformation from this point forward. Pisces serves to reminds us of our interconnectedness with the entire Universe; there is no separation. With this belief, we have access to the entire array of vibrations in the world. So when we’re asking for guidance from the universe, we are really asking ourself. When we surrender to the Universe, we are really surrendering and trusting our higher self.
This New Moon, we will be working with the energies of the Aquamarine crystal. Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness.
Associated with the Throat chakra, Aquamarine helps overcome the fear of speaking, and is an excellent stone for teachers and presenters of all types. It relaxes speakers to a stage of consciousness in which they are fully aware of their own truths, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them with clarity and conviction. It also allows one to speak clearly and without anger in difficult situations. Aquamarine encourages the ideal of service to the world and to the development of a humanity attuned to healing. It emits a gentle and compassionate energy, promoting moderation and responsibility for ones' actions. It inspires judgmental people to be more tolerant, and helps those overwhelmed by responsibility to find order.
Join us for our New Moon in Pisces Ritual at HOA to tap into your inner wisdom and surrender to the flow of your life. Book your spot today!