This Week in Astrology — New Moon in Pisces (2018)

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.



On March 17th, 2018 there will be a New Moon in the constellation of Pisces at 26°.  The 26-degree mark of Pisces represents recovering after a calamity, twists of fate, and having courage in tough situations.  This is a time where self-confidence is brought to the test. As this being the last days before spring when everything becomes new again, we must be ready to work a proper intention, based on intuition and creativity.  There is anticipation here as well as impatience because you have been in a cocoon for so long.  This New Moon is ushering in something new, do not be afraid of change, and recognize the unstableness in your life.  Do not be afraid, be encouraged.  Make sure that you keep all options open, and really trust your intuition(gut) as to where or what your next move should be.  Do not be provoked by glamour, be provoked by your living soul.  The third Decan of Pisces represents the beginnings of mood changes, so you will no doubt be on your toes in one way or another.  Learning how to deal with fluctuating emotions are important, based on the fact that you do not know what others are going through internally.  You will barely be able to understand yourself.  This New Moon will ask you to rely on your psychic proclivities above all things, so by being out of tune with yourself, you can see how that may create problems.  This will be a time of psychic vampires that are looking to create drama and negative situations in order to feed, make sure you are a great distance away from it, grab some popcorn and enjoy it.  (If you’re into that kind of thing)


There will be a major Square to Mars in Sagittarius during this New Moon cycle, bringing those intense dramatic feelings to the surface for purging, certain things cannot be repressed during this time so watch out.  Learn how to find healthy alternatives for venting and clearing yourself of frustration so you can be clear on your inner guidance system, to bring about proper intentions.  You want to avoid placing an intention to cover up past mistakes, its time to blow it all up and start fresh.  Set completely new intentions from the soul.  Tap into your instincts rather than what you think you know, by doing this you will tap into energies and manifest situations you couldn’t even dream about.  The New Moon in Pisces is telling you to trust yourself, follow your soul, and be clear on what the soul is saying.  The limits that we place on ourselves are the limits we will have during this transit.  Do not look to make rash decisions even in adversity, as the seasons’ change and the Sun transitions into Aries, there will be a great revelation.  All mistakes will be rectified.  With a Square to Mars, there may be a tendency to do things in a thoughtless fashion. It is very possible to do things during this cycle that we will greatly regret.  Learning how to adjust on the fly and being in the moment, is key.  For some of us, this is a test of self-confidence and consistency.  Do not give up on projects you started based on they are not going the way you think, if you truly want it, you may have to ride out the self-doubt until a breakthrough occurs.


The New Moon will be trine Jupiter in Scorpio inspiring a generosity towards yourself.  As you expand towards a deeper understanding of transformation and what it means for you, this is a time to really feed yourself the information you truly need.  Hang out with people that you truly want to be with, read books that truly resonate with you, and don’t be afraid to try new things.  This is a relaxing New Moon if we are able to let go and let the new flowers grow.  Share your real emotions with others, socialize, and do things that increase your mood.  This will be a time of increased popularity and notoriety as long as you stay in your truth.  Bonds can grow from this transit based on honesty and truth.  You can expect an increase in material wealth as well as influential friends who share the same mind as you.  Jupiter will be in Retrograde for next 4 months.  Jupiter will be looking for poison or any blockages to happiness and success.  The things that come up during the next 4 months will be things we need to correct, not continue to ignore.  


During this New Moon cycle, there are some transits affecting the North Node that are of note as well.  There will be an inconjunction to Neptune in Pisces, wanting you to highlight the motivations behind your behaviors, and get those in check.  You may be doing things that others simply want you to do whether it is at work, in relationships, or with family.  When the goal is to listen to the soul and do the things you truly want.  There is also a Square to Jupiter that makes it hard to just go along with the status quo, you have to follow your own personal prompts.


What Chiron/Moon eventually comes to understand is that the physical world is not the opposite of the divine world, the two are one.


This New Moon represents a deep need to succeed and be successful, and what you need and don’t need for that process to manifest correctly.  Strive to live with purpose and determination over passiveness.  It is a time to solve the mystery of you and why you were put on this earth.  Pay attention to your studies and personal interactions as they represent a psychological mirror.  The things you see in them that you like or dislike are indications of things you need to work on.  Exercise, Pet projects, and hobbies are what may be needed to remove those energies that disturb you, in order for you to be free to listen to your living soul.    


Orisha of the Week




Pisces is ruled by the Orisha Olokun.  Olokun represents the deep subconscious mind, soul, inner God, and key to abundance and wealth.  Based on the abstract nature of our subconscious mind, getting into contact with Olokun is often seem to be impossible.  You need to go through the proper channels.  Olokun has a sister/wife known by the name of Olosȧ to which he/she issues his/her messages to.  Olosa is the Orisha of Lagoons she represents the lagoons that precede the ocean.  She is one of the survivors of Ancient Egypt, as the deity Sobek.  Sobek was the deity of power, fertility, and magic.  He also was a protective deity.  Sobek was a crocodile God, like Olosa.  The crocodile represents your reptilian brain, tapping into this aspect is where the magic happens.  Olosa is known as the deepest Oshun, the Oshun that makes music, she is one of the hardest most strict of the paths of Oshun.  Her color is Pearl.  She transmits messages to Olokun. (Pisces New Moon) She will help in the realms of beauty, love, hatred, severity, inflexibility, tolerance, and sensuality.  

This Week in Astrology — Saturn in Capricorn /Full Moon in Cancer (2017)

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

On December 20th, 2017 Saturn enters into its ruling sign Capricorn.  Saturn is well structured, hardworking, persistent, and focused on becoming the best it can be.  Capricorn is the place where you can best express the true you.  Through the qualities of Saturn and Capricorn, one can really achieve its highest heights, like the Mountain Goat (Capricorn).


Capricorn, is derived from the Latin word Capra which means goat.(God of all Things)  If you observe the mountain goat you will see his stability through rocky terrain and high altitudes.  What we can take from that is that, by being grounded one can steadily rise like the Goat.  The goat was worshiped, in ancient Egypt (The goat of Mendes, later the Baphomet), in ancient Greece (Pan later Dionysus).

Where Saturn in Sagittarius for the past 3 years felt like your eccentric self and the things you truly loved were put on hold, Saturn in Capricorn is like taking the mask off and allowing you to be your true self.  Saturn represents rules, diligence, boundaries, observation, and structure.  The reasons are not to punish you or discipline you, it is to bring the things you truly are on the manifest.  So by the end of 2020, the new and better you should emerge but it requires effort on your behalf.

Saturn is the preparer for your our destiny, making sure we are on our path and completing our path.  As we can see in society, old ways of life are collapsing and new ways of living are emerging.  Saturn will end the old way of life and bring about a new way of life.  On one side of Saturn, there is wealth, abundance and resources.  On the other side, there is destruction, dissolution, and loosening of ego.


This Christmas, Venus goes into Capricorn, conjunct the Sun and Saturn.  The Orishas I want to focus on with this transit is  Babalú-Ayé and Oshun.   Babalú-Ayé is the  “Father of the World,”  Oshun is the Goddess of the rivers.   Babalú-Ayé enjoys this world because of Oshun, and Oshun enjoys the feeling of  Babalú-Ayé.   Babalú-Ayé imposes a limitation, but not for punishment, for definition.  Do not sell your soul for pleasure (Oshun), for pleasure wants you as well.  Living simply for pleasure is destructive.  By forming a canal( Babalú-Ayé), one is able to create the modality for abundant water (Oshun) to flow throw.

Where Venus is Love, beauty, and finances coming into a sign of focus, accountability, and maturity.  A key during this time would be to observe and manage your behaviors.  Focus your attention on the things that will better yourself and your environment.  Make sure other people or ideas aren’t blocking you from the things you truly desire and want.  You should be running your perception not other people.  Follow what you know or at least begin to take the steps to do so.  During this time individuals will be able to manifest themselves into the place where you begin to access your goals.

The Full Moon in Cancer at 11 degrees, on January 1, 2018.  The moon is in its rulership as well in Cancer.  This is where it can express itself to the best and fullest.  This Moon is powerful and comfortable, this is also the largest Full Moon of the Year.  This is a time of psychic abilities and you will be able to read others very easily.  Just because you can feel things does not mean you will follow your intuition, this is a good time to do so.  During New Years, parties are in abundance, you will be around a variety of unknown energy, use your sensitivities to navigate the unknown energy during the festivities.


The Full Moon in Cancer will be opposed the Black Moon Lillith in Capricorn.  We talked about the Dark Moon Goddesses before and what the energy means.  The Moon and the Black Moon are polar opposites.  The Moon represents the overt feelings, the Black Moon Lillith represent the unconscious liminal feeling.  They may just cancel each other out and accentuate each other.  The domesticity of the Full Moon in Cancer will be able to hold back the wild reigns of the Black Moon Lillith.  On the contrary, the wildness of the Black Moon Lillith will be able to bring out that wild side and kill some stagnation of the domestic Moon in Cancer.  This energy allows us to tap into some deep information within us and bring it forward.  The deeper you go the more rewarding the energy will feel.

“As we can see, sometimes Lilith plays the role of devil’s advocate and spices things up so that we don’t become stagnant and complacent in our closest relationships. Single people may grow tired of decadent parties and yearn for a safe and solid union, maybe even fall for a dependable someone whom they thought quite dull in the past. Sometimes it takes an interfering bitch to show us just how much we really love the comfy old slipper we call our wife, husband, best friend or business partner.”

Dark Star Astrology

The theme for this week is hard work.  Not hard work for the sake of hard work.  The hard work necessary for transformation.  This requires trust and strength.  Trust to know that your best days are in front of you.   Strength to bring it into manifest.  So with that said.  Have a productive week.

–Hood Mystic