New Moon Solar eclipse: 8 degrees Pisces: 09:58 AM EST
You might say, if you were ruthlessly determined to get to the root of things, that possibly the incredible self-centeredness of the western world; the belief that we deserve to have what we want or not have what we don’t want is what led us here, to this moment, to the destruction of the democratic ideal. The engine of civilization when fueled by greed is bound to crash and burn. Every New Moon is an invitation to plant a seed of something – you only get one go a year at each seed. Pisces is complicated: On one hand, it’s compassion and empathy to an extreme degree. It’s the ‘make me one with everything’ sign. On the other hand it can also be about cruelty and torture in the sense that if a person turns away from the suffering of others because they cannot bear to feel it, they project that the suffering of others does not matter. This then becomes some kind of twisted license to cause suffering. Both sides are manifestations of Pisces. Maybe the New Moon and the fact that it’s an eclipse are asking us to take sides. Maybe the opposite of compassion is cruelty, at the very least, ignorance.