New Moon in Pisces – March 2013
“How do geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within if only we would listen to it, that tells us certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler Ross
This watery moon is one of the most intense of the year because it shows us the darkest and lightest parts of ourselves and brings to the surface the need to be more of who we really are. Whereas the Aquarius new moon helped us to look at our relationship with our community and the world around us, the Piscean new moon helps us to look at our relationship with ourselves and the universe/god/higher self.
Pisces being the final sign of the zodiac is the one that asks how true to ourselves are we being and shows us where we are not connecting with our ultimate dreams and visions. We are being urged to see what is making us unhappy and where we need to make the changes. In other words, we can no longer stay in denial about a certain situation or person. We have to face our truth under a Piscean moon. Be careful not to allow yourself to be manipulated by others during this period. The clearer you are of who you are and where you are going, the easier it will be stay strong and centered.
The Pisces moon represents endings. People are in our lives for a season, a reason or a lifetime. When someone is in our life for a reason, it is usually to meet a deep need we have expressed. Some people come into our lives for a season, because the opportunity has come to share, grow or learn. Lifetime relationships teach us lifetime lessons, things we must develop for a solid emotional foundation. This is an opportunity to recognise the essence of a relationship or project and let go of anything or anyone that is no longer serving you.
Letting go allows new projects and people to fill the space you have created. The key is not to fear change, stay in the comfort zone, or avoid the inevitable. If your heart is calling you to a path during this moon, however irrational, follow it without judgement. All great and wonderful things ever created by people, came from a single thought, a belief in the impossible and focused action to create their dreams.
Mercury is retrograde until March 17th so beware of a rising emotional tide this weekend. Life may seem chaotic and unpredictable, especially as we may find ourselves being pulled in a specific direction that we were not expecting, or things come to light that can rock our foundations. Rather than react with anxiety and worry to a situation beyond your control, listen to your intuition, which is highly tuned under this new moon. When we follow our inner voices and act from the heart, we can respond without conflict. Don`t forget to breathe through the scary bits and trust that however crazy it gets, everything is happening for a reason, and it will turn out right in the end.
This dark moon, we are also challenged to make a choice. We can sit in our ivory tower, saying: `I’m all right Jack, sod the rest of the world, I really don’t care!` Or be part of the movement that is making earth a better place to live. We are all powerful beings, and when we speak our truth, and live our dreams, we affect change in the world. When we trust the inner, guiding part of ourselves, we create an aura of calm and integrity in an increasingly chaotic world.
If you have been feeling blocked or stuck in creative areas, this new moon in Pisces is full of creative and inspirational energy so tap into it. This is a good time to finish, or begin, that album/ book/song/poem/painting/essay you have been promising to do. Really concentrate on completing projects so that by the full moon in Libra and the Autumn Equinox you are ready for new beginnings.
I will end this with the wise words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
With Gratitude, Blessings and Love to my moon sista Rebekah Shaman for this post.