March 17, 2018: Pisces New Moon
During a Pisces New Moon, we can initiate new ways in which we can dive into our well of compassion, our artistic nature, and our knowingness that we are a reflection of and connected to everything. We may open into that Piscean space where boundaries disappear and empathy flows.
During this time, not only may our nighttime dreams be more vivid but so may our daydreams, both serving as vessels for creative delight, personal and collective reintegration, and healing awareness. If we find ourselves wandering in our minds, it would be of benefit to not discount the ideas, thoughts, and images that come through to us. During this Pisces New Moon, the veil to our subconscious may be thinner and therefore we may be able to better access its jewels of wisdom.
The Pisces New Moon inspires us to connect in with the well of compassion that resides within each of us. As we dive into our empathetic hearts, it’s important to remember that giving of ourselves doesn’t need to equal giving away of ourselves. It’s one thing to hold space for another and desire to foster their enhanced joy, and another to let go of our needs and sacrifice ourselves in that pursuit.
Pisces represents the numinous and the place where we dive into the soulful remembrance that we are love and love runs through us. The last sign of the zodiac, Pisces is the realm of water, the wellspring of emotions, and the invisible appearing more visible.
As Chiron is aligned with the New Moon, occupying a spot in Pisces close to the Sun and Moon, being especially tender with ourselves feels important as we may connect with deeply etched sorrows; if we can tune into those and see how we can channel them in service of our—and possibly others’—healing, we may find that this time offers even more potent opportunities for growth. Reflective of that, it may appear as if we are being called by a siren’s song to give birth to deeply soulful healing, divine connection, the magic of our imagination, being moved/touched/inspired by the whispers of beauty all around us, and the love that is both our birthright and the stream that weaves through us all.
This month’s New Moon falls at 27 degrees of Pisces (Sun and Moon). While everyone experiences the energies of a New Moon, if you have planets or pivotal points (i.e., Ascendant/Descendant or Nadir/Midheaven) around this degree in Pisces or the other mutable signs—Gemini, Virgo, or Sagittarius—it may impact you more intensely.
Pisces New Moon Apothecary Suggestions
Pisces is associated with the feet, pineal gland, and the immune/lymphatic systems. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body and areas of health around the time of this New Moon.
Dream Journal: If you don’t already do so, keep a notebook by your bed. When you wake up, jot down any threads of your dream that you remember. Don’t worry if you can’t remember the whole “story line” as even capturing select images, people, or scenes may provide great fodder for learning, wisdom, and healing. If it feels right, bring the journal with you during your waking hours to write down any inspiring daydreams that you may have.
Holy Basil: Also known as tulsi, holy basil makes a delicious non-caffeinated “tea” that provides a meditative sense of centering while at the same time boosting the immune system and helping the body guard against stress. Holy basil is delicious hot or prepared as iced tea. Holy basil is also available as an essential oil to be used in aromatherapeutic applications.
The New Moon is exact at 9:12 am EST
Image by Sofiya Levchenko via Unsplash