Pisces New Moon
Pisces, last sign of the Zodiac, is where all the previous signs merge and then disintegrate into the karmic sea. It’s no surprise that these natives are sensitive, empathetic, affected by the feeling state of others, and easily overwhelmed. To be this emotionally connected requires energetic boundaries or one can drown in the pain and suffering of this world.
In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Pisces is allied with Sothis. Sothis – known as Sopdet to the ancient Egyptians - is the Greek name for Sirius, brightest star in the night sky. The Egyptians considered Sirius to be their soul’s home, to where they would return upon completion of their Earth journey. The yearly heliacal rising of Sirius initiated the Egyptian New Year and was celebrated with feasting and gift giving, including baskets of kittens.
Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky, bluish in color and a near neighbor to Earth, 8.611 light years away. Sothis as an archetype is a cosmic version of Isis, the Divine Mother, and holds the energy of the Bodhisattva. A Bodhisattva is a soul who chooses to reincarnate on Earth, not because they have to but because they cannot leave the beings of Earth to suffer alone. Yet this individual is not codependent – they do not attempt to fix the suffering of their fellow Earthlings. Rather they act as a hollow reed, receiving the Divine Love of the Universe through their crown chakra and releasing it through their heart to Earth and all her creatures. The Bodhisattva cannot solve the pain of the world, but they can love those who suffer. This is the best and brightest expression of this deeply compassionate sign.
The Sun will remain in the emanation of Pisces/Sothis from February 18 to March 20.
February 18, 2023, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.