Opening to the New Moon in Pisces

Ace of Crystals PlainPisces season is here for another week. On March 20, the Sun will enter Aries.

I like to follow the Sun through the signs because I find it really does make a huge difference on my energy, and my focus. Every 30 days, the Sun brings a new flavour into our lives when it enters a new sign.

My Moon is in Pisces and sometimes this time of year can feel like a whole lot of things. Pisces is the 12th sign of the zodiac. It aims to transcend, to get as close as it can to the Divine. It seeks transformative experiences. It looks for meaning in the mundane.

As it’s the final sign of the wheel of the zodiac, I also think of Pisces season as a time of endings. It brings us through the last weeks of the winter season. As a water sign, it encourages us to dive deep into our inner worlds to see what may be waiting to surface when spring arrives.

To me, Pisces season can be a time to focus on our own changing cycles.

While it doesn’t hold the same transformational intensity as Scorpio, the sign of death and rebirth, Pisces feels like it brings its own endings.

Which makes sense, as sometimes the pathway to transcendence is found when we learn to let go. To move away from what ties us down, to be willing to go beyond the veil in order to peer into the unknown.

Even if you are not feeling caught up in the shifting energy of Pisces, this time can be a time to dream, if anything.

Pisces is intensely creative. Ruled by Neptune, it is an ocean of potential.

The trick is to remember to come up for air from time to time in order to gain clarity on what to do with all of that possibility.

This Saturday, March 17, brings the Pisces New Moon. Every New Moon initiates us into a new cycle, if we are willing to cross the threshold.

Every New Moon will feel different for each of us, too. As I was mentioning earlier, Pisces energy can sometimes become more than I need. It has a cloudy, dreamy quality to it. I don’t find it’s necessarily the most productive lunar cycle for me, but it might be for someone else.

While many references to Pisces lunations will recommend meditating, or exploring an intuitive practice like tarot or other forms of divination, I often find that even those things require more focus than I’m able to give.

And so I’ve started letting myself just go with the flow when Pisces is reigning. Just being is enough.

If you do want to set some intentions for this week’s New Moon, it can be a great lunar cycle to use for creative inspiration, particularly if you are looking to do something very poetic or artistic.

Neptune brings a bohemian energy to it, so a Pisces New Moon can be better suited to art for art’s sake, rather than trying to force yourself to focus on something more linear and structured.

Really, I feel like this is a time to rest and play, and to open spiritually and emotionally. Think about where you this time last year, and what came of any intentions you set over the last 12 months.

Think about what you might want to experience once spring rolls around. Think about how your own spiritual path might guide you along the way.

Most of all, be gentle. The Ace of Crystals is the card I pulled this week. The aces all connect to new beginnings. I love this card as a reminder that great things can start in small ways.

That our actions don’t always have to be big and dramatic.

That when we stay grounded in the things that are present for us, we are right where we need to be.

Here is a tarot spread to help you connect to this weekend’s Pisces New Moon:

1. What is my intuition guiding me towards right now?
2. What natural gift is it time for me to share?
3. What can I do to support my spiritual growth?
4. What is the universe asking of me?

And here is a mantra for you to work with throughout the week:

“I will let life’s flow determine my focus.”

Until next time,

Liz xo

p.s. If you are interested in learning about using astrology to improve your personal and professional relationships, you might want to register for my upcoming class at the New Age Healing Centre in Toronto.  

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