The new Moon in Pisces is conjunct it’s ruler, Neptune and Mercury, who begins retrograde motion through March 28.
Uranus is moving back into Taurus to help us ground the genius available from the heavens and our Higher Selves if we just take the time to attune.
Mercury retrograde in Pisces can help with this attunement, slowing the mind down enough while we restart our phone to get the wonky WIFI connection to hear, see and assimilate something we were racing too fast to notice last week.
Speaking of slowing down, Mars is also in Taurus.
Once the fixed Bull resolves to engage with a project or idea, it will steadfastly move through the process of completing that project.
Mercury retrograde just asks us to check our work as we go.
Jupiter turns retrograde on April 10 through August 11, so March is a food month to get projects in motion. Once the Jupiter retrograde begins, it’s good to have at least a first draft to review and expand.
Now about this new Moon. The dark of a watery Moon can bring an in breath of renewed faith and desire to attract that which our whole self desires.
The desire to eat chips while lying on the couch and watching the unfurling of other people’s dream on TV or IG could also be on the table.
The Pisces fish swim in opposite directions, one not seeing the other.
One may turn it’s face to the sun, the rays expanding as they ripple into the water.
The other fish may be solidly resting among the reeds on the sandy bottom – invisible world to all, including its sunnier self. The Mercury retrograde in Pisces may have us in a loop of old dreams and desires, replaying them in the sandy bottom like a scratchy old DVD. Be aware of the here and now and the evolution of that which you dream for and desire in this moment— not the past you, but the now you. These new dreams and desires stream effortlessly when we swim clear of historic debris.
Both aspects are useful. Frolic and silence each have their place.
The new Moon makes us aware of the strong connection between the two fish — the lifeline can link us to our Higher Self.
Our Higher Self can see up above the waves. It can see around corners and sometimes into next week.
The broader perspective may call us up out of our monk’s cell down in the reeds and bring us back into action. Pisces breaks down the barriers between the ego self and the timeless ultimate truth of our souls. When encountering even a bit of this freedom from time and the physical, a spiritual practice and can come in handy to help to stabilized and integrate the larger experience.
Rest, fresh air, salty baths and nice food ease the journey.
Pisces is the twelfth sign of the Zodiac. Because it holds the energy of all twelve signs it can be the feeling of knowing all and knowing nothing.
There can be a feeling of “I thought if I knew the point I would be fulfilled and now that I know the point, I feel empty.
This old saying is pertinent at this time:
Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
Allowing for rest and assimilation at the new Pisces Moon is recommended.
We have travelled, once more, around the wheel of the year. It is a time of reflection and assimilation. The wise adage “look back but don’t stare” is useful here.
By the next new Moon we are in Aries, reborn, energetic, curious, instinctual, questing.
The Pisces new Moon is internal, it is resting, it is digesting all that has been seen, experienced, assimilated and left behind over the course of the last year.
It is right to be, perhaps, in a state of unknowing, of torpor, of loss, of fulfillment, of peace, of confusion, of grace.
Flowing through all of the emotions, all of the experiences, all of the dreams and connections on the inner and the outer is the Pisces experience.
Allowing oneself to be conscious of all of it, moment to moment, prepares us for the diving in, one episode again, to come.
Happy Floating on the Sea of Consciousness.