New Moon In Pisces: Embracing Oneness

We are having a New Moon in Pisces on March 6th in most of the world, and in the early hours of March 7th in the far East. This is initiating a 29.5 day lunar cycle which peaks on the Equinox on March 20th/21st with a Full Moon in Libra.

This lunar cycle begins just a day after Mercury begins its retrograde in the same sign, which will last throughout the majority of the month. Therefore, it will play a major role in how these coming weeks play out. I recommend reading my retrograde article here if you haven’t already.

We have been experiencing Piscean energies for a while now, as Pisces season began on February 18th/19th and Mercury has also been there since February 10th. However, this New Moon and Mercury Retrograde emphasizes it even more so.

Pisces is the last of 12 signs and is associated with spirit and oneness as a reflection of the zodiacal evolution. It is the least invested in physical-material word and is more oriented around emotion, compassion, energy, spirituality, imagination, and dreams. It is highly intuitive and even psychic, sometimes unknowingly. It can be divinely inspired, idealistic, healing, mystical, and highly creative. It is forgiving, self-sacrificing, and unconditionally loving.

Pisces is visual based and non-linear, therefore it can lack rationality and mental acuity. It struggles when it comes to details and the left brained orientation of the mundane world. Reality can be overwhelming which is one of the reasons why escapism is a trait of this sign.

Negative qualities of Pisces can be delusion, deception, addiction, intoxication, flakiness, evasiveness, self-undoing, and having issues with boundaries. The line between reality and fantasy can be blurred. Pisces can also be both in the light and dark at the same time. This quality is a reflection of the oneness orientation it possesses; however, it can also be a factor towards deceptive behavior.

New Moon Conjunct Neptune, Sextile Saturn, Pluto, Mars, and Square Jupiter

This New Moon is in a tight alignment with Neptune, which accentuates the already strong Piscean energy mentioned above. Neptune is also the higher octave of Venus and is associated with glamour, romance, and spiritual values. As Pisces is associated with escapism, Neptune rules drugs, alcohol, and psychedelic experiences.

The Sun and Moon are moving towards a harmonious sextile with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, while separating from another sextile with Mars in Taurus which was strong in the last 10 days. This energy helps us to be productive and grounded amidst all of this Pisces energy mentioned above.

This combined with Mars moving towards a sextile with Neptune can help us in taking action towards anything creative, imaginative, idealistic, or spiritual. We may feel like acting on our dreams and fantasies. Mars will be in a trine with Saturn as well, which can help us direct our energy in a focused, solid, stable, and practical way. It can also be good for building something.

Mercury will be connecting to the same planets in backwards motion and, considering the nature of the retrograde energy, this can be good for revisiting something already initiated in the past. Along with the Sun and Moon, Mercury will also be in a square with Jupiter. We can get scattered mentally and overextend ourselves, however, it can also be good for learning or any type of expansive or explorative efforts. Conflicts around opinions and judgements could also arise in some cases.

Uranus Transitioning From Aries To Taurus For Final Time

The planet Uranus initially entered Taurus on a New Moon last May before it went retrograde back into Aries in early November. It is now re-entering Taurus again, hours before this New Moon, where it will stay until 2026.

Whenever Uranus changes signs, its energies tend to become highly obvious in the news, even if we don’t notice it in our personal lives. Uranus rules surprises, sudden disruptive events, accidents, natural disasters, and explosiveness. It’s energy can be explosive, revolutionary, and radical.

When Uranus was transitioning from Aries to Taurus last May, the Hawaiian volcano erupted along with others. There was also earthquakes at that time. When it retrograded from Taurus to Aries in November, the California wildfires occurred.

If you were born with planets in the early parts of any signs you will likely notice its energies either really soon or sometime over the next year. The experience of it can be liberating, awakening, exciting, revolutionary, unconventional, innovative, separative, or even unstable and loss oriented. Those who will notice it the most will be people who have their Sun, Moon, Ascendant or other key planets  in early Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius.

Below is a video I did last year talking about other general  potential effects of Uranus in Taurus.

Making Intentions And Things To Consider

What can you be doing to help you become more spiritually activated? What should you be doing to bring more magic or serenity into your life? Do you have any self-sabotaging or escapist tendencies that could be traded in for creative, spiritual, or inspiring practices, efforts, or projects?

What can you be doing to stimulate a stronger intuition? Should you be meditating more often? Do you feel like you need to liberate yourself from a situation that is holding you back? How can you be integrating your visions, imagination, inspiration, creativity, or even visual media into your career or any projects that you are doing? Do you need to be more compassionate?

What recurring themes have come up for you in the last two weeks? Whatever it may be, it is likely an indication of the areas of your life where you will experience an important shift or adjustment later in this Moon cycle or potentially into the next one as well.

These are just some examples of what to consider or focus your intentions on at this time; however, it is good to reflect on anything else that is coming up for you. It is generally best to make any intentions within the first 24 hours following a New Moon. It will be occurring at 4:04pm Universal Time, you can click here to see what that is in your time zone.

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Supermoon In Virgo: Balancing Practical Matters With Idealism

We are having a Full Moon in Virgo on February 19th at 3:53pm Universal Time. This is the peak of the Lunar Cycle that began on February 4th with a New Moon in Aquarius. It will also be a Supermoon, which is when the Moon appears larger and brighter due to its closer proximity to the Earth. For those in North and South America, it appears the brightest on the night of the 18th.

A Full Moon is when we feel a push-pull between the two opposite signs where the Sun and Moon are located, in this case being Pisces and Virgo. It gradually builds up and becomes more noticeable on the day of and days surrounding it. It is also  part of the backdrop of the other astrological energies over the following 2 weeks.

Pisces season begins less than a day before this Full Moon occurs. It is associated with sensitivity, compassion, empathy, spirituality, creativity, inspiration, dreams, imagination, oneness, and idealism. Negatively, this sign can also be unrealistic, flaky, elusive, delusional, deceptive, and is associated with escapism and intoxication.

The Moon brings in the sign of Virgo into the equation which can either be at odds with Pisces energies or could work harmoniously with them in some sort of balance. Virgo is associated with duty, service, productivity, practicality, organizing, analyzing, perfection, cleanliness, and purity. It is systematic, detailed, discerning, and good at problem solving. Negatively, Virgo can be cynical, overly critical, fussy, high strung, and too much in the the head.

Both signs are associated with health, wellness, and healing, with Virgo being more about physical health and physical modalities, while Pisces is more about spiritual/emotional health and modalities. They are adaptable signs and are both about helping others.

Full Moon Trine Mars and Uranus

This Full Moon is in a trine with Mars and Uranus which are separating from a conjunction with each other. Mars just recently entered Taurus on February 14th. Uranus is making its final transition from Aries to Taurus which will happen on March 6th, hours before the next New Moon.

The Mars-Uranus influence could signify a period of doing certain things differently or acting on new experiences. It could be about applying ourselves in a way that is more liberating, exciting, innovative, unconventional, experimental, or breaking from limitations. Considering that Uranus is changing signs, over the next few weeks there can also be some surprises, significant shifts, and sudden changes which can either be harmonious and supportive or disruptive and challenging.

The Sun will also be travelling while in a close aspect with Mars until early March, but will be strongest from February 27th-28th. With Mars in Taurus, this is a time of asserting ourselves in a way that is methodical, practical, and even sensual in some cases.

Sun and Moon Aligned With Prominent Stars

This Full Moon will be in a tight alignment with the star Regulus which is known as the ‘heart of the lion.’ This star is in the constellation of Leo but moved into the tropical sign of Virgo in 2012 and still on the cusp of those signs. It is about courage, leadership, and prominence. It is daring, proud, and can also be big hearted.

The Sun is aligned with the star Fomalhaut which is in both the constellation and sign of Pisces This star amplifies the qualities of its sign and has magical, artistic, and otherworldly qualities.

The ‘Great American Eclipse’ that occurred in August 2017 and the following Solar Eclipse in February 2018 were near the same spots of where the Sun and Moon are during this Full Moon, yet in different signs. It is possible that you may see some areas of your life get triggered over the next few weeks similarly to areas of your life that were affected over a year long period from mid 2017 until mid 2018. However, it will still be different and those eclipses had more significance overall.

Mercury In Pisces Conjunct Neptune, Sextile Venus/Saturn/Pluto, Square Jupiter and Going Retrograde In Two Weeks

Mercury begins its pre-retrograde shadow period hours before the peak of this Full Moon. Over the next few weeks, much of what plays out or develops will go through a sorting out and adjustment period throughout March until early April. I will be writing a separate article on it, you can join my mailing list here to ensure that you receive my content.

Virgo’s ruler Mercury is in the opposing sign of Pisces which is where the Sun is. It is also aligned with Neptune, a modern ruler of Pisces, which makes it even more Piscean. Mercury doesn’t perform the way it wants to when in this sign. It lessens the analytical, intellectual, and rational qualities of this planet. Instead it perceives things in a more abstract, symbolic, sensory, or intuitive way.

All the Neptune/Pisces energy can make us more dreamy, less in touch with reality, forgetful, and inhibit mental focus. Communications and thoughts can be less direct, confusing, and misunderstood. However it can also be divinely inspired, psychic, compassionate, fantasy based, or directed by emotional energy.

Mercury and Neptune are also in a sextile with Saturn, Venus, and Pluto. Usually Mercury in aspect with Saturn can be good for practical thinking and focus, however, the Neptune influence mentioned is a lot stronger here. If anything this aspect with Saturn can good for constructive effort towards ideals, visions, creativity, selfless acts, or anything to do with spirituality.

Many people can also experience increased social interactions or romantic developments that can have some significance. However, considering that the South Node and an upcoming retrograde is in the mix, some of of this could have to do with the past or perhaps old behaviours and aspirations being triggered.

Mercury is moving towards a square with Jupiter which is the traditional ruler of Pisces. We can be overly broad minded, idealistic, or even judgemental. We can overlook details easily, over-exaggerate, and overextend ourselves. However, this can also be good for learning and expanding our minds. This energy will be strongest on February 22nd in the West, and the 23rd in the East.

Chiron Returns To Aries, Will Be There Until 2027

Chiron has just re-entered Aries where it will be until April 2027. We already got a taste of this energy last year from April to September before it retrograded back into Pisces. This Full Moon is in a quincunx with Chiron, and therefore it is possible that some of the issues below might come up during this period.

Chiron is the ‘wounded healer’, it reflects our wounds, blocks, traumas, and negative patterns. However, it is also the key unlocking our untapped or suppressed potential. Through our own healing and self-awareness, we become more whole and more of who we truly are. This is what Chiron is about, it is both the roadblock and the bridge.

Collectively, Chiron is going to trigger Aries themes for the next 8 years. However, like all other astrological influences, much of how it plays out for depends on how it is interacting with your personal birth chart based on the exact time you were born.

Aries is about self-identity, independence, leadership, initiation, and assertiveness. It can be direct, competitive, combative, hot tempered, impulsive, and forceful. Our wounds and challenges connected to these things could come to help us grow, become more aware, and make positive changes. We will see more of this unfold during certain periods over the upcoming years.

This Chiron in Aries period will be the most significant for those born between February 1969 and May 1976, as well as for those born between early April and mid-October of 1968. For these groups it will bring up deeper core wounds to help facilitate the potential for healing, awareness, and empowerment. It can help to develop a constructive relationship with aspects of oneself that have either been destructive, limiting, distorted, or inhibiting.

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