Dark Moon Days

While the Vernal Equinox and the turn of the celestial New Year was technically last weekend, this week we head towards the first lunation of the astrological year: the Aries New Moon.

One of the most significant teachings of astrology is, in my opinion, its cyclical nature. Each heavenly body, after all, orbits around a point. Each year we of course witness the movement of the Sun through the sky - this, as Copernicus so rebelliously discovered, was actually the movement of our Earth relative to the Sun. Either way, its movement is cyclical, as is our year.

The cycle of the year is a macrocosm to the cycles of the Moon - the waxing and waning of the Moon is much like the swelling and culling of the Earth that accompanies the seasons. As we come to the close of this most recent 28-day cycle, our feelings are similar to what we experience as we approach the first day of Spring.

From February 20th through March 20th the Sun is in the sign of Pisces. Pisces Season is a time of letting go, of surrender, of reflection and turning within. This is much like the time before any New Moon - when energy may feel low, emotions may feel deep, and we all may feel like surrender is our only option.