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New Moon in Pisces: A Shift in Consciousness

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On the morning of March 6th at 8:04 PT, the new moon arrives centered in the sign of magical Pisces. The sacred fish is both fluid and free as it moves about the dark sky above. This particular new moon is perhaps the most otherworldly I have yet observed, as it is conjunct the dreamy Neptune in its home of the 12th sign. We are beckoned to the extremes of Pisces at this juncture as we plant the seeds for the next moon cycle.

Pisces is the sign of the mystic and the enchanter. Because it is the last sign of the zodiac, there is a supernatural element to this energy. Pisces is mutable and a water sign, thus the boundaries are unclear or perceived limitless. We may feel a stronger connection to spirit, as well as a heart felt empathy for those in need.

The day before the new moon, mercury stationed retrograde in Pisces. For the next few weeks, we are cloaked in an extra layer of this Pisces aura. We will experience some of the annoyances of any Mercury retrograde cycle assuredly, including miscommunications, travel mishaps and technology glitches. This particular retrograde cycle is playing an important role, however, in setting us up for how events will unfold in the next six months and beyond. 

Mercury retrograde, combined with this new moon in Pisces, is offering us a different perspective on our lives. An inner shift of consciousness is allowed to unfold. You may find that the dreams and visions that you have for your life take a different direction at this time. You may find that your actual dreams are intensely vivid in fact! My advice is to let yourself reflect and dream. Be open to new inspiration and allow yourself to discover a new way of viewing the world around you. 

Because this is Pisces retrograde season, I would also advise not to commit to one particular path until after Mercury stations direct on March 28th. Finding clarity will take time. During the next couple weeks our emotions may be running higher than usual as well. Give yourself time and space for inner contemplation and to be able to process these heightened feelings. If this feels like a difficult time, know that you are not alone. Sharing your thoughts and feeling with someone you trust will be extra helpful during this period.  

The day after this new moon, Uranus makes its final arrival into the sign of earthy Taurus. Though we may be 'slowing down' during this Pisces season, there is simultaneously much constructive momentum pulling us forward. For the past 7 or so years, Uranus has been liberating us in the Aries sector of our lives. We have been strengthened where we feel most independent and inspired in our lives. With Uranus moving into Taurus, we are now being'shaken up' where we are most solidified in our lives. Taurus, being a fixed earth sign, does not always willingly want to be freed from its chains! It will be interesting to see how we all experience this Uranian shift collectively and individually. 

The Pisces season, although it may be confusing at times, is setting us up for success for this grand movement of Uranus into the sign of Taurus. Journeying through waters of Pisces will give us the shift of consciousness we need in order to move forward in the next season with more inner confidence and success. May you find strength and wisdom on your journey.  

Pisces Full Moon: Letting faith be our guide.

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Early Sunday morning, at 4:46AM (PT), the moon will reach her peak fullness in the sign of the wise fish. This watery full moon is an especially welcome energy right now, as we have had a rather difficult August. Several planets have been retrograde this summer, including Mars, causing many challenges and fiery circumstances.

If you have been suffering from insecurities and frustrations more than usual, you are not alone. When Mars is retrograde, the dark side of Mars energy gets amplified. We may be feeling more of the 'heat' and extra challenges when interacting with others. Retrograde periods teach us we can no longer live our lives per usual. Alterations must be made and mind sets shifted. Through our difficulties, however, we learn a more meaningful path to a greater joy. 

The full moon occurs at 3 degrees Pisces, exactly conjunct the noble fixed star 'Fomalhaut'. This magical fixed star lives in the eye of the fish itself, and foretells a story of magic and spirituality. At this time we can access a stronger source of faith, through the extra sensitive lens of Pisces. We may be feeling more optimistic than usual, or perhaps we are able to find extra strength in our spirituality. Fomalhaut reminds me of the tarot card the Knight of Cups. He is a dreamer with lofty ideas. He can be a bit spaced out at times and disconnected from reality, but sometimes a full moon needs to take us to greater heights. Imaginary heights or real ones. 

We can breath a little easier, as this is the first moon in some time that is not eclipsed. In fact, this moon has no negative aspects whatsoever. The moon sextiles both Saturn and Uranus within a grand earth trine. This is both a grounding and innovative energy. We can think creatively and expect long term positive results. There is a renewed faith that all things will work out. May we take this energy into next week, as Mars turns direct on the 27th. We may still have some bumps in the road, but we can see the path clearing ahead. 

This would be an excellent time to access your creativity, especially in music and writing. I would also suggest taking an epsom salt bath or visiting the ocean or other body of water if you are able. Pisces teaches us to trust our creative process, our intuition and to simply let go. This is not a time for ego or monetary rewards; we can set our intentions on a higher vibration. Be like water and flow towards where your heart takes you. This weekend, do something to feed your soul. 

The following horoscopes are based on the wisdom of this Pisces full moon. First read your ascendant sign, and follow with your sun and/or moon sign. 

 

ARIES:  Find space and time for relaxation and solitude on this full moon. Treat yourself with the utmost kindness, and give yourself a special gift. You are learning what you need in order to stay inspired and keep from feeling depleted. Great inner wisdom is accessed through meditation and dream-work.

TAURUS: You are finding confidence and clarity within the role within your community or friendships. Long term hopes and dreams may feel more accessible now, as you move forward with more defined goals. Have faith in your leadership and decision making. 

GEMINI: You may find great support in your professional relationships. There could be a partnership giving you renewed faith in your career path. You are learning to align yourself with other like minded souls who want to see you succeed. Look for ways to be creative with others and for collaborative opportunities.

CANCER: You may be experiencing a renewed vigor in your higher purpose. Remain focused on those lofty dreams, but meanwhile grounded in your present reality. You are learning how to remain inspired, through the ups and the downs. Keep learning and honing your craft, as you prepare for your next big adventure. 

LEO: How you invest, share, or simply view your finances may be adjusting at this time. There could be a new source for additional wealth through a creative endeavor. You are learning to have a fresh new perspective on how you use your money. Missed opportunities or past mistakes will lead to new and better options. 

VIRGO: Your close relationships or partnerships may be improving. Rather than avoiding conflicts, you are learning how to have more open and honest communication. You are feeling a need to create more balance and equality in your relationships. Approach others with kindness and ask for what you need from them. 

LIBRA: You are learning ways to heighten your joy in daily ritual. Perhaps you are trying a new schedule or incorporating a new routine into your day. Look for ways to get more out of your morning or evening time. Your health and happiness will repay you. 

SCORPIO: You may have been experiencing some conflict within your romantic relationships or within your creative expression this past month. The full moon is showing your ability to release the tension you have been feeling. This stress has been limiting your creative potential, and the connection you truly wish to have with others. Moving forward you can unlock your passions to new heights, as you are especially 'fertile' over the next couple months. 

SAGITTARIUS: The full moon is bringing your attention to your home and family. Over the past couple weeks, you may have felt some tension within your household. Perhaps you are undergoing a stressful home remodel or perhaps you have felt unhappy with the actions of a family member. You are learning how to release this stressful dynamic somehow and create sacred sanctuary within your household again. Look for ways to create peace, harmony and beauty in your home environment. 

CAPRICORN: As the moon approaches fullness, you may be drawn to creative writing or using your voice in a unique way. Let the mystery of the moon inspire you to express yourself creatively. Your intuition will be your guide as you access deeper ways to communicate your feelings. Learn to trust your curiosity at this time.

AQUARIUS: There have been some hard lessons recently in your sense of self worth and your feelings of abundance. As with anything in life, you are experiencing the ups and downs in this area. You are learning to love yourself, no matter the circumstances. Any set backs you are experiencing now are temporary or simply not properly aligned with your authentic self. Let the Pisces full moon renew your faith in yourself -- that you are valuable and prosperous now and always.

PISCES: Dear Pisces, this moon speaks to you most personally of all. You may be experiencing a radical shift in how you see yourself, and how you wish to present yourself to the world. You are learning how to let go of what no longer aligns with your identity. Perhaps you feel inspired to 'reinvent' yourself somehow in order to live a more authentic life. Let the magic of this Pisces moon speak to you at your deepest core. 

 

 

New Moon in Pisces: A time for healing.

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Early this morning the New Moon occurred in the late degrees of watery Pisces. This New Moon is especially potent with healing energy as it conjuncts 'the healer' Chiron and embodies the sensitive and supportive qualities of Pisces. This weekend we are given a chance to fully embrace the Pisces season before we move into Spring and Aries season. I've found myself feeling especially reflective on my own spirituality at this time. Pisces allows us to re-connect with our inner selves, our unconscious selves, and to feel a deeper connection to the energies that are beyond our 'material' realm. 

Expansive Jupiter is trining the New Moon, which may be giving you some special opportunities and abundance at this time. Depending on where the moon and Jupiter are in your chart, may indicate where these opportunities show up for you. As with any New Moon, this is the time to dream about what you'd like to manifest into existence. With a Pisces New Moon trining Jupiter, we are encouraged to really dream big. Start with the big dream, then think about the next steps you can take to reach that goal... no matter how distant that goal may be. 

About a week ago, I returned from a two week trip to Thailand. The photo above is of a Buddhist temple I visited in Chiang Mai during the full moon. I thought this image was appropriate in reflecting the nature of this Pisces time. Enjoy these last days of Pisces energy, before we fully move into fiery Aries. The last couple weeks of March look jam packed with activity!

If you are curious about learning about your own Astrological chart, you are very welcome to reach out to me for a consultation. 

Happy new moon and many blessings to you for the upcoming Vernal Equinox.