On March 2, 12:34 PM ET, an enchanting New Moon at 12°06’ of Pisces begins the lunar cycle. The Sun and the Moon will be conjunct Jupiter, the traditional ruler of the sign. Their alignment reminds us of the value of faith and inspires us to believe in ourselves and our dreams. As the New Moon takes place, we are also experiencing a rare, intense, and passionate Venus-Mars-Pluto conjunction on the final degrees of Capricorn.
New Moons are a moment to plant seeds, set intentions, and reflect. The disappearance of the Moon from the night sky has brought to conclusion the previous lunar cycle. Right now, she is still not visible even if her presence is indeed felt. As the Moon joins the Sun, we have an opportunity to decide how to focus our energies and how to take action during the upcoming two weeks leading up to the Full Moon.
To celebrate the arrival of this New Moon in Pisces, on March 2 at 9:45 PM ET, we are hosting Global Live New Moon in Pisces Meditation on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us, and invite others to meditate together with us. Tap here to find our scheduled live meditation.
New Moon in Pisces: Attunement to the Present Moment
The phase of evolution corresponding to Pisces catalyzes the dissolution of our sense of self: we let go of what we believe we are, we release the need to make sense of reality through logic, and we learn to trust our intuition.
As we stop relying on existing mental constructs based on past experiences and expectations of the future, we have the opportunity to attune with what is happening in the present moment. We explore new ways to interface with reality that is not based on our ideas about how life should unfold. We learn to have faith in what is showing up on our path, rather than trying to shape it in a way that allows our minds to feel safe and comfortable.
When the Moon travels through the sign of Pisces, our intuition and sensitivity are greatly enhanced. Our empathy and our capacity to feel the emotions of others increase, we remember our interconnectedness with the collective and our unity with all that exists: within Pisces, there are no boundaries, no separation.
New Moon conjunct Jupiter & sextile Uranus: Opportunities for Positive Change
The Sun, the Moon, Jupiter, and Neptune are all in Pisces right now. There is a strong emphasis on this archetype, which adds a mystical, elusive, and possibly confusing quality to the energetics of the times. Jupiter, the Greater Benefic, is in tight conjunction with the Sun and the Moon. Its presence will inspire deep philosophical pondering, inviting us to renew our connection with our truth and tune in with our body and with Nature. Jupiter will increase our desire for spiritual growth, and inspire us to widen and expand our perception of life.
The Sun, Moon, and Jupiter alignment will strengthen our connection with hope and faith and our capacity to be optimistic and generous. It could also reflect a tendency to rely, maybe excessively, upon luck and wishful thinking.
Creative breakthroughs are possible at this time. The Sun, the Moon, and Jupiter are all sextile Uranus in Taurus: these aspects of possibility and potential can facilitate new connections and new ideas while stimulating our innovative and visionary capacity. The sextiles will bring opportunities for positive changes, and support our ability to welcome the unexpected and have faith in its purpose.
Venus and Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: a Rare Alignment
Meanwhile, Venus, Mars, and Pluto are also conjunct in Capricorn. Venus has been gaining speed after her retrograde and it is now overcoming Mars, and going over Pluto for the third time. Their first conjunction was on December 11, right before Venus retrograde began. The second conjunction took place on December 25 while Venus was in retrograde motion. The third one, which goes exact tomorrow, completes the process. As Venus approaches the end of its post-shadow phase, we could experience clarity, revelations, and big changes in our connections, financial status, and value system.
Issues and themes that first emerged in December could come up again to be fully solved and understood. Relationship and intimacy issues will tend to be at the forefront, while significant changes in financial markets and the global economy are also likely. We have now gained more information, experience, and wisdom: we have the ability to make conscious relationship choices based on our true needs. This is an opportunity to reach a deeper understanding of our relationship with society, with abundance, with wealth, and with money.
The Venus, Mars, Pluto alignment gives us chances to decondition from relating patterns that don’t feel true any longer and explore our real desires and deeper intentions. A need to live our connections more intensely and passionately is likely to emerge, and we may choose to detach from those relationships that have a weak foundation, that aren’t nourishing us, or that aren’t fully authentic.
The Mars-Pluto conjunction: Extreme Intensity
Mars aligns with Pluto approximately once every two years and this is the last time they meet in Capricorn for the next 250 years. The last Mars-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn is the final one of a series that began in December 2008. It can be considered an invitation to uncover the root motivations and intentions behind our ambitions, cravings, and desires, particularly those around success, social status, and worldly achievements.
Their aspect goes exact tomorrow and it can reflect destructive reactions and explosivity, as the anger that we suppressed for long may now come out. Globally, there could be an escalation of international tension and important socio-economic issues. The triple conjunction is happening during the exact Pluto return of the United States, meaning on the same degree and sign where Pluto was transiting when the United States declared independence. This event highlights the relevance of the role of the US in global policies and marks a major evolutionary threshold for the country.
While Mars catalyzes events and often brings issues to a breaking point, the presence of Venus could soften the situation, supporting diplomacy and increasing the need to maintain peace and harmony. Positively, Mars-Pluto aspects offer us a chance to tap into a reservoir of immense determination, willpower, and drive. They mark important transitions that have the purpose of encouraging us to explore the true nature of our desires and wishes and fearlessly go after what we want.
Mercury conjunct Saturn in Aquarius: Mastering our Minds
As the New Moon takes place, Mercury is conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. This alignment invites us to be in control of our thought processes and work on mastering our minds rather than letting our minds control us. Mercury conjunct Saturn inspires us to speak from our inner authority and with the awareness of the value of what we are saying and thinking. It will help us improve our communication skills and say what we think firmly and directly. Feeling a need to outgrow the existing systems and the corresponding ideologies is likely.
Mercury and Saturn are approaching a square aspect to the Lunar Nodes in Taurus and Scorpio. This points to the necessity to address issues that prevent us from being fully expressed, communicating, stating our boundaries, and sharing our thoughts and feelings. If we feel silenced or tend to self-censor for fear of others’ opinions, judgments, or reactions, it is a good time to work on that. We may experience some tension with authority figures and notice resistance to taking responsibility, particularly if we find it hard to discern which responsibilities are ours to take and which ones are not.
To help you harness this energy New Moon in Pisces brings we have created New Moon in Aquarius printable channeled “The Value of Faith” journal and guided meditation audio. We invite you to use these New Moon in Pisces Ritual tools: printable journal and join New Moon guide meditation audio together with Moon Omens Soul Family. Tap here to learn more and gain access to ritual tools.
New Moon in Pisces: Moving towards our Dreams
Grounding exercises are highly encouraged during this lunation: the strong emphasis on the archetype of Pisces could lead to feelings of confusion, disorientation, and ungroundedness. Taking care of the state of our nervous system and connecting with the Earth before making any important decisions is advised. The involvement of Jupiter in the configuration will bring an optimistic and hopeful feeling. However, it could impair our capacity to assess realistically and practically the possibilities we have in the present moment.
By attuning to the energy of the Mars-Pluto conjunction in the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn, we can access the willpower we need to act decisively and pragmatically. This energy can help us move in the direction of our dreams and goals, or it can destroy what we are trying to create. The last Mars-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn could expose personal and collective shadows. We have the chance to consciously decide to move towards the light and bring more light into the world during times of intensity, uncertainty, and unpredictability.
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