The Moon enters Pisces this morning at 8 am EST, turning our attention to matters beyond the sphere of the ordinary mundane world. Under the Pisces influence we seek comfort – whether spiritual or from less divine sources such as drugs, alcohol or television. The connection to the Divine is stronger under the Pisces influence since the boundaries of material reality become more permeable, and this also heightens our creativity.
The Moon forms a nice aspect to Pluto that will begin to make itself known in the late morning and will culminate at 1:30 pm, paving the way for the New Moon. New Moons occur when the Sun (conscious mind) conjoins the Moon (instinctive emotions), and begins a new lunar cycle. New Moons are therefore thought to be excellent times to begin new projects or start a new endeavor and the energy of this New Moon, with the excitement of the Aquarius stellium, offers abundant opportunities for heightened creativity and divine inspiration.
Comet Lulin comes closer to earth tonight than it will be during its entire visit but it will be visible over the next few days, coinciding with the effect of the New Moon. News reports say that the comet’s atmosphere is shedding 800 gallons of water every second, “enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in less than 15 minutes.” This water connection is very interesting considering the fact that the Comet arrives at the time of the New Moon in the watery sign of Pisces and at a time when there are no other planets in water except for Uranus which is a very dry planet. The strong Aquarian influence right now is also very dry, and this green Comet with all of its water symbology is an interesting visitor at this time.
Here is a chart of the path of Comet Lulin from Sky and Telescope, and it appears (please correct if me I’m wrong!) that Lulin is aligned with Saturn today and will align with the fixed star Regulus on the 28th. Saturn is about the established social order, and Regulus is the star of Kings and world leaders so again, the symbology is interesting.
I wonder if Barack Obama knows about all of this planetary symbolism going on as he prepares to give his first State of the Union address?