In honour of tomorrow’s New Moon in Pisces and the launch of my Thirteen Moons program I am excited to offer a guest blog from my colleague Lila Rasa Brown, yoga teacher, and Evolutionary Astologer. Lila will contribute monthly Astro- wisdom articles such as this one to the Thirteen Moons Sadhana Circle and I am delighted to have her a regular contributor. Read what Lila has to say about tomorrow’s New Moon.
Happy New Moon in Pisces! This auspicious moon always falls on the Hindu celebration of Lord Shiva, the yogi meditating on the mountaintop; the one who dreams the Universe into and out of existence, constantly creating, sustaining, and dissolving the mystery of Life, concealing its aliveness, then revealing it to those who know of this magical play. During this time, the energy of possibility becomes more perceptible, and we’re invited into the formless mystery, the void, & the Ocean of Consciousness to connect with all possibilities for expression in the world of form. As this is the last New Moon of the Winter, and the second eclipse of 4 this year, we’re being beckoned deeply into the vast inner realm to prepare for what we’re calling to life this Spring and this year.
Eclipses are times when information that has been hidden comes to light; they’re times when Life provides us with a glimpse of something we couldn’t have known before, and slowly this ‘something’ important is being revealed to us. Shiva can’t give us everything all at once. If he did, utter chaos might ensue! So he conceals part of the mystery to allow it to be known at just the right time, whether we feel like we’re ready or not. And chances are, you’re ready, even if you don’t think yourself to be! This is an invitation to open yourself to the ‘secrets’ of the Universe that can only be revealed in the quietest, most sacred of spaces; it’s a time of “spacing in”, as I call it, to connect with the inherently divine presence in all things, yet in a way that is perhaps more conscious than before.
This palpable Piscean time that the meditating Shiva represents is an invitation to the realm that is beyond the rational mind and thoughts, as he rules the domain of imagination and intuition. It’s time to connect with these much-needed facets of the human experience in order to dream a reality that is harmonious, compassionate, and unified…one in which we see beyond the veils of perceived separation to the underlying Oneness that IS. Shiva beckons us into his space of Unity consciousness to merge with all of Life so that we can live in the world from a clear place that’s beyond old patterns of thinking and being. You’re only as separate as you think you are and believe yourself to be. Shiva serves to wake us from this dream of disconnection, reminding us of our innermost nature, which is truly Shiva himself. This potent new moon portal reminds us of who we really are…the part of us that’s beyond limited belief systems, thought patterns, and separating ways of understanding. It invites us to the collective expanse of humanity, a place where all limitations dissolve into the One.
Shiva is both this and the energy of transformation, representing what is needing to be let go of, shed, and even to die, in order to create space for the Truth of what is unfolding from within our hearts and within our lives in the present. Shiva serves as a support and guide when doing the work of taking a real look at ourselves and ushers us into the place of what’s real, raw, and vulnerable so we can move through the process of becoming whole once again, reminding us that we were always so. His powerful Piscean presence reminds us that we’ve always had everything we need to move through all that arises, and that going through the process of shedding layers to live from the ground of Truth gives us access to compassion of what all beings must go through on the sweet yet sometimes challenging journey of life. His nature, your innermost nature, reminds us that all of this life is sacred and valuable, and the ways that we show up in the world bring this knowing to form.
Call on this force of awakeness and aliveness within you! Call on this force of intuition, imagination, compassion, and unity. Take some time to meditate, go deep into the chamber of your heart, and open to what the Universe is wanting to bring to life through you without limitation. The Universe is with you, hiding behind your very own eyes.