New Moon at 26° Pisces
Mar 13 – 2:21 AM (LA) 5:21 AM (NYC) 10:21 AM (LON)
Mar 14 – 9:21 PM (SYD)
In Astrology, when two celestial bodies meet at the same point in the sky, it is known as a Conjunction. When the Sun conjuncts the Moon, it creates a New Moon. The Sun is in Pisces (from Feb 18 to Mar 20) and the Moon will meet him at 26° Pisces on March 13 (exact time above), creating a New Moon in this sign.
Pisces, Latin for 'fish', is the last sign of the zodiac and represents our final stage of incarnated life. This New Moon is the twelfth and last of a 12-New-Moons cycle across the zodiacs. In Pisces territory we turn inward, enter the transpersonal arena of reality, leave logic and thinking behind, and return to our Source. We enter the mystery zone of the Unknown, the Unseen, and unconditional Love. Science says humans use only 10% of our brain. Pisces invites us into the other 90%, which is available only in meditation and prayer using our inner senses. Pisces takes us into the mystical/quantum physics world where everything is fluid and connected. In Pisces territory we enter the unconscious, the subconscious, the imagination, the dream world, the other side, and the primal world of emotions and instincts.
In the Pisces phase of our evolutionary journey, we move beyond our physical plane activity. Our focus is on breaking free from material desires, earthly attachments, and identification with beliefs and groups. Our goal is to move our consciousness towards union with the Infinite, the Divine, Spirit, God. To merge our identity with God, we must relinquish ego control trips and personality defined concerns. This New Moon wants you to expand your consciousness, transcend your personal identity, and become one with the Divine. With awareness of the Infinite, Pisces prepares us for the last phase of our journey, when we will detach from the material world and our bodies, and our soul will return Home.
Read more about Piscean energy here.
The Two Fish:
Pisces is represented by two fish: one fish swims with Spirit, the other follows a secular path in the material plane.
The Piscean archetype is represented by two fish, loosely tethered together. Although they appear to be swimming in opposite directions, they must swim together or they won't get anywhere. One fish swims with Spirit. The other follows a secular path in the material plane. They are always connected. The Pisces' fish teach us that Spirit and physical reality are inexorably bound to each other.
Living in both dimensions of reality is challenging, because both fish can get lost in the dysfunctions of their respective domains. If our Divine fish in lost is the clouds of fantasies, it is not going to be very supportive in infusing Spirit into our earthly endeavors. Disappearing into fantasy land is the nemesis of our Spirit fish, that doesn't know how to consciously connect with Infinite energies without getting lost. As the symbol of the two fish indicates, we need help from the non-physical world - our guides, our soul and the Universe - to navigate our life. We block assistance if we are drugged on mental, emotional, and physical addictions. When we feel the arms of Divine Love embrace our life, we awaken to the reality of unlimited possibilities - to the treasures that are available to us if both our fish are willing, and able, to stay authentically connected to the Infinite realm in physical reality. Nothing extraordinary is going to happen in our rational mind. When our consciousness is limited to our thoughts, our spiritual fish is blindly pulled along by our earthly fish. To become aware of Divine Love, our spiritual fish has to wake-up, stay awake and actively participate in our daily lives. It is the juice and love of our spiritual fish that creates quantum shifts in our consciousness and physical existence.
The role of our Spirit fish is to make our personal Divine Connection conscious and real. As we learn to flow with our Spirit fish, we realize that the Divine is not just an escape route or a big daddy delivering free lunches. The Divine is Love. When our Spirit and earthly fish swim together, the nature of our physical experience is transformed. As we engage in activities that make the experience of higher love palpable to our earthly vehicle, we experience the Divine presence. Kindness, service, and compassion, for example, help us cultivate an experience of higher, non-physical love.
New Moon Practices:
The Pisces New Moon invites us to take time out from our incessant doing, business, and incessant activities to simply relax and be present to our energy, moods, and state of feeling. Pisces territory includes downtime, playtime, artistic creativity, meditation, and dreams. Too often devalued in our activity-oriented society, relaxing activities are not a frivolous waste of time, but required essentials for our health and well-being. To give more than lip service to the importance of finding inner peace, we have to spend time cultivating our inner faculties of listening, awareness, and feeling in our personal meditation practice.
I. Set Goals & Intentions:
New Moons are our monthly chance to let the Universe know exactly what we want. On the night of the New Moon, write a list of goals and intentions for the next six months. After every New Moon, there's a Full Moon in the same sign six months later: that's your chance to look back, check how your manifestation did, and celebrate your progress. This year's Full Moon in Pisces is on September 20. Make vision boards, write to-do lists, and make short-to-mid-term plans with friends and loved ones. You're designing the life of your dreams, making monthly arrangements.
Pisces rules the 12th House – Home of your the subconscious, imagination, creativity, your dreams, secrets, karma, fears, and spirituality. The New Moon is inviting you to pay attention to this life area. This New Moon happens exactly at 26° Pisces. Check my Natal Chart Generator to create yours and go to 26° Pisces to find exactly which of your Houses will be activated by this New Moon. This is the life area where new energy is about to flow. Work with both your 12th House and this House throughout the next lunar cycle (the upcoming four weeks). Set goals and intentions accordingly, here's a few ideas.
Short periods of not eating (fasting) offer a way of cleansing the body and preparing the mind for greater focus. When you fast, your body takes a rest and healing occurs. A lot of people who regularly fast say that their days of fasting help them see things more clearly and with a new perspective. Fasting gives you an opportunity to live your day in a different way – with greater reflection -- a time for peace of body and spirit, and a closer connection to Source. Your fast will be even more pleasant if you spend at least part of your day outdoors, walking in nature, creating art, writing in your personal journal, listening to inspiring music, or doing devotional reading.
Fasting on the day of the New Moon greatly increases your energy and boosts your health. Yogis don’t do their regular yoga practice during the new moon, but instead maintain a fast and use the day for quiet walks, meditation, and prayer. This is a wonderful way they have of connecting with the Divine.
III. Work with your Ancestors:
Another realm (the Pisces realm) where our ancestors and other spirit beings "live" exists. From there, our ancestors remain active participants in our lives. As they've gained greater spiritual perspective and insight in the afterlife, they can (and want to) provide us with wisdom, miracles, and gifts. In a way, ancestors become your (and your other living loved ones) own guardian angels. They can also serve as intermediaries between humans and a supreme being. Connecting with our loved ones and ancestors should not be feared, nor left only to exclusive or “gifted” people. Everyone can (and should) work with their ancestors. New Moons are a great time to make connection.
Designate a space at home where you can create an altar that has their picture, your offerings, and candles that may be lit when you wish to connect. Or simply dedicate a candle to your ancestors that is lit on their birth date, death date, and special occasions. As you light the ancestor candle or offer food/drink to your loved ones, begin to communicate with them. You may pray to them or simply have a conversation with them. I usually go with the latter. This is also how I speak to God and my angels. Always with respect, of course, but I do speak to them from the warmest, most loving, and safest space. I speak to them the same way I speak with my mom, for example, when I'm asking for advice. In the same spirit, be open to their messages back to you.
Many cultures believe that our ancestors appreciate having an offering made to them. In some cultures, this means offering flowers, fruits, chocolate, tobacco, or their favorite foods or drinks. I've tried them all. Buying their favorite chocolate or bringing an object they loved in life are my go-to as they feel the most personal.
Every time you communicate with your loved ones – whether or not you receive something tangible from him or her – be sure to express your appreciation for their love and support. And don’t forget that they need your help too! Sending your love and light their way is an excellent first step. Praying for them or continuing to work on something they were working on during their lives are also great ways to connect with them. As you begin to communicate, feel their energy, and understand the messages, you can ask them what help or assistance is needed on their end.
Try these and other cool spiritual practices live with me on the day of the New Moon (Mar 13)! We will celebrate and decode the Pisces New Moon for all signs, work with your Pisces House, your ancestors, and magick. Learn more here.