New Moon in Pisces

It’s been exactly one month since I wrote in this space.

The past month has been an odd one, though it’s hard to put my finger on exactly why. February is often a month when I struggle with my New Year’s routines, with the goals I have set, with moving out of introspective winter mode and into active spring mode. Even with the occasional 80-degree day, it’s been hard to feel like Spring is coming. Perhaps it’s the sometimes overwhelming sense of foreboding that accompanies every morning’s news, the chaos that seems to be overtaking the government of my country, and the frantic need to do something about what’s happening. Though I chose Flow as my word for the year, I have not found it easy to flow — giving into the current and allowing myself to move with ease is something that is hard for me at the best of times (hence why I need to work with this word and concept) but now when I feel like my activity and my fight is most needed, it’s even more difficult.

mini-altarHow fitting, then, that this New Moon in Pisces bring us the message that it is time to surrender. Not in the sense of giving up our power, of giving up fighting for the things that we believe in, of admitting defeat. No, the New Moon in Pisces calls us to surrender in the sense of allowing the momentum of the Universe to carry us forward. To surrender and let the current carry us, knowing that we will get where we need to go. And to recognize that sometimes our most vigorous efforts to stay afloat can also be what pulls us under, what exhausts us. This New Moon invites us to take a few moments to rest, to allow the gentle waters to buoy us up, to trust. That’s not easy for many of us — it certainly is not for me — but it is necessary if we are to be able to manifest the world we want.

This New Moon invites us to surrender old stories, old beliefs, old scripts, old dreams. This is a moon cycle where anything is possible. But the trick is that we have to let go of our ideas of how things were going to be, of how things are supposed to be, if we want to see those possibilities manifest. Letting go of outdated ideas about ourselves and our lives opens up immense space for new possibilities, some of which we may never have even entertained.

What stories, dreams, preconceptions are you letting go of? What are you surrendering?



About dreamingpriestess

Susan Harper, Ph.D., aka The Dreaming Priestess, is an educator, activist, advocate, and ritual specialist living and working in the Dallas, Texas area.
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