Our new moon this month comes to us on Saturday, March 17.
Sandwiched in-between two full moons that make up this Blue Moon month, we will receive an opportunity to reset just after daylight savings time and the vernal equinox in our Northern Hemisphere.
On March 20, Pagans, Wiccans, and some Witches celebrate Ostara, and our western zodiac moves into Aries. But for now, our astrological energy is in Pisces, the symbol of the cosmic fishes, the archetype of the waves, and the liminal space of the end.
Our sun is in Pisces and our moon is in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac. Pisces floats in the lake, swims in and out of waves, and astral projects into parts of the universe no spaceship has gone.
Pisces embodies the dichotomy and wholeness of everything and nothing at the same time. Pisces is our mystical side, encompassing the energies that sometimes exist outside (and within) any language or definition we attempt to give our knowledge of the unknown.
Pisces knows that after we die, we cannot take money, power, or fame with us. It knows that we can, however, take our evolution, our love, and our learnings. We can take who we’ve helped, what we’ve transformed, and how we’ve expressed ourselves creatively.
At this time, how can we use the afterlife and the dream life? And what can they teach us in us in our waking life? How are you fulfilling your most cosmic purposes? Where would this season like you to swim?
Pisces is the very last sign of the zodiac, appearing just before we burst into spring. What have you learned about yourself this winter? What can be buried? Where are you reading to plant new seeds?
New moons are the best time to dream, vision, and intention-set.
This is a fantastic time to be creative, to express yourself with poetry, dance, doodles, paintings, or culinary creations. Spend time with yourself in ways you normally do not. Be pleasantly surprised at what insights you gain by this expression and creative action.
Some astrologers and other mystics like to work with Sabian symbols to help interpret different degrees of the zodiac. Sabian symbols were channeled by the psychic Elsie Wheeler to the writer and astrologer Marc Edmund Jones in California in 1923. Many astrologers have theorized and further interpreted these downloads, most notably Dane Rudhyar.
This new moon is at 26 degrees Pisces. The Sabian symbol for this new moon is: "Watching the very thin crescent appearing at sunset, different people realize that the time has come to go ahead with their different projects."
This is a very apt description of any new moon. However, it especially rings true for a new moon occurring just on the cusp of a transition.
This is the time for all of us to be living out our most individualized dreams in service of the collective. It is also the time for us to step into our own expressions of ourselves. To change, transform, and evolve.
Where are you a different person? What new projects are on your horizon?
Let any realizations and sparks of inspirations you receive around this time be your guidepost.
Let any insights and messages ring out clearly under this new moon.
Then, once you see that crescent moon sliver in the sky, start taking action towards any different goals or pursuits that have bubbled up within the well of yourself.
This moon can ask us what is working and what we are doing well, and it can also allow situations, patterns, and behaviors that have run their course to come to an end.
When in doubt, take inspiration from the Pisces poet Audre Lorde who reminds us that “the master's tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” We cannot find solutions with the same mindset that they were created. We cannot move forward with our own dreams and desires if they are tangled up in another’s—if they are truly not our soul’s own.
At this new moon time, get clear about where your dreams need to go for your spirit.
At this new moon time, be certain about what moves will dissipate pain and what moves will continue the attachment of pain.
At this new moon time, allow your love of yourself to lead the way.
You will need: a paper and pen, a deck of Tarot or Oracle cards.
Optional: an altar, candles, any other magical tools you like to work with.
Get comfortable and quiet.
You may wish to put on the sound of waves, the ocean, sonar, or seashells. You may wish to light a tea light or two and do this ritual in candlelight.
Shuffle your cards.
Ask: What messages must I be open to receiving at this time?
Pull your first card.
Ask: What bounty can I begin to call in?
Pull your second card.
Ask: Where must I plant seeds in my life?
Pull your third card.
Take time to card-gaze. What patterns are there in the cards? What images are you excited about? What images are you unsure about?
Take out your paper and pen. Write down one word for each card.
These words will be your touchpoint for intention and action throughout the next lunar cycle.
Close your eyes and spend time meditating on what you would like to invite into your life this month, what that would feel like, and all the wonderful ways this could transpire. Promise yourself that you will act in accordance with your alignment and your words. Allow yourself to be open to new opportunities. Allow yourself to experience the inspiration and creativity you hold within you. You may wish to put your words under your pillow, or on your altar for the next two weeks.