Dark Moon in Pisces: Old Grief Arising

Journeying with the Moon…
Some painful pieces of the last year are arising, still present to be grieved.  I felt heavier and heavier throughout the day, ending up crying on the couch in the evening.

This cycle I’ve been paying attention to whether I’m more emotional – and in need of greater emotional support – as the Moon moves through the water signs.  This Dark Moon in Pisces would fit that hypothesis!

This coming cycle I’m going to mark all the water days in my diary to bring more mindfulness to the lunar effects in day-to-day living.  (If you want to try this out to, these days, for AEST/UT+10, are: 3, 4, 12, 13, 14, 22 and 23 April, or if you have a Moon diary, look out for when the Moon is in Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.)

In conjunction with this Dark Moon, Venus has been retrograding in Aries – the Lover, the Sensual Woman, going back over old ground, assessing her current situation, not holding any punches about where it’s not working.  The Aries/Libra axis is about Self and Other, and I’ve found myself re-evaluating old partnerships from 8+ years ago.  My needs have changed along the way, and updating/upgrading some of these relationships is feeling at best difficult, and at most, impossible.

Venus in Aries this time round has felt very much like a prioritising of my uncomfortable truth over my partner’s story.  There’s been a bluntness in my communication, and a propensity towards naming the hard shit only.  Not a Grace-ful way, but there is a simple power in speaking aloud – some of the energy can transmute, move on…

I’ve found myself in a familiar image-void – no inspiration to take photos of my life.  I appreciate this retreat – and the corresponding Instagram quiet!  The nourishment of the Dark, of nothing seen, life simply lived and experienced…

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and I found myself looking over the last 4-6 months, collating all the loose threads and unfinished business as best I could.  I made a big list of “finishings/lettings-go,” along with a list of new ideas & projects, but only worked on the finishing list under this moon.  Some of those tasks have hung around for months, and it’s great to slowly clear the psychic energy bound up with each task.  However, it is a slow process, and I will be chunking down that list for a while!

Can you relate to these threads?
– re-evaluating partnerships
– looking back over the last year
– (uncomfortable) personal truths arising
– some aspects of life having to be released (wrenched away)