March 6, 2019: Pisces New Moon
The yearly Pisces New Moon offers us an opportunity to 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. It invites us to allow, surrender and go with the flow.
This year, a sense of blurring may feel even stronger, given that Neptune makes a connection with the New Moon and it occurs just after Mercury in Pisces begins its retrograde cycle. Surrender to the soulful today. Whether that be through poetry, music, dance, spiritual practice, or something else, it’s a time when we may feel more powerfully moved, touched, and inspired.
Between the strong focus on Pisces and Neptune energetics and Mercury just having gone retrograde, our nighttime dreams may be more vivid as also 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.
Turn to your imagination to feel inspired and to capture insights that aren’t on the radar of your rational mind. Yet, be careful that your imagination doesn’t run away with itself, having you see things that aren’t truly there, as much as their outline may seem like a reflection/projection of your fears, hopes or desires.
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.
Also today Uranus plods into Taurus, where it will be through 2026. While we had a preview of this last year (May 15 – November 6), we’re now moving into an extended period where we may find that our definition of security, the way in which we ground and connect with the Earth, and how we express and declare value is shaken up.
This month’s New Moon falls at 16 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 11:04 am EST