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Wednesday, Mar 6 at 8.05am PST
Happy new moon everyone! This moon, though it is new, is not really new at all. This new moon falls in Pisces: the last sign in the zodiac before Aries and blessed spring rebirth. (Next month’s new moon will fall in Aries.) The new moon in Pisces asks us to release and let go of psychic baggage. This is a new moon of blissful emptiness. We will not necessarily pursue new projects or trajectories at this point – not yet. That comes next month in the fires of Aries.
At this new moon last year I was living in a very remote, off-grid area with my partner. Winter blew harshly over the land. The sky was leaden, and so were we, feeling restless, lost and confused, unsure of where to go, how long to stay, what to do. Deep in the silent woods we pondered the mundane and cosmic elements of life. Radiating from the moon was the unmistakable tone of surrender – all things fated – all things happening as they must.
New moons make us feel unusually tired, and this is especially true with Pisces. The fishes are associated with dreams, sleep, trance, hypnosis and all altered states of consciousness. At this new moon, keep a dream journal. If possible, immerse yourself in hot water. Music, dance, yoga and meditation are other favorites of Pisces.
This new moon is very exciting! The day before (Mar 5) is the first day of Mercury Retrograde, also in Pisces. As such I do not recommend traveling, investing or signing any important documents on this new moon. If possible wait until the end of the month or first week of April to make big life moves.
Now for the good stuff: Uranus moves back into Taurus in the wee hours of Mar 6, about 8 hours before the new moon comes exact. Uranus will stay in Taurus until 2026 – so this new moon marks the continuation of a major new Uranian chapter!
As for the moon herself, she and the sun will be cozied right up to Neptune, ruler of Pisces. This is absolutely ideal for the new moon in Pisces. If there’s anyone you want on your side at this time, it’s Neptune the Fish Queen. Moon, sun and Neptune all conjunct in Pisces means mega creative energy. This is a great day to work on artistic projects or put on some music and dance. Or draw up a hot bath and sit in it for hours. The thing with Pisces is that she operates on intuition in the spur of the moment. So don’t worry about how to celebrate, or where or when. Everything will happen exactly the way it must.
The only danger with Pisces is the rose-colored glasses effect. The fish rely heavily on imagination, fantasies, hopes, wishes and dreams to keep their inner world burning bright. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. A little bit of grounded realism doesn’t hurt at this new moon. But really just focus on LETTING GO. It’s time to clear out and get ready for spring. Surrender, release, regeneration. Take care of yourselves and one another.
Pisces is at once sleeping and in motion. Even in stillness, we will be rapidly transported from one level of consciousness to the next. Often the word faith is invoked when astrologers talk about Pisces. Beyond faith there is trust. Relax your grip, sweet humans. In yoga and meditation, focus on the feet, lymphatic system, third eye and crown chakra. Restore your body with yin yoga or Pisces Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.