Our new moon in Pisces this week is on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 9:35 am PST. We begin the shift of seasons as the Sun meets with the Moon in mutable Pisces at 12 degrees 6 minutes. This month we have a lot of feminine energy rising, one as water and one as earth, and the masculine element of air also present through two planets. It’s an opportunity to FEEL and tune into your inner world as well, so you get to know your inner world if you have been distracted by the external world in recent weeks or months.
Pisces is a sign of the fullness of feeling. Pisces on the shadow side is escapism, a desire to not want to feel something in its fullness when it is real and present with us. Perhaps that comes from the conditioning that it is not safe to have our feelings for what we learned as a child. Healing is a central theme for all souls at this time, but it is helpful to understand that not all facets of our lives require healing too. However, we should be able to peel the onion back and see where areas we learned from early in life are blocks to our desires for progress. It is quite empowering to acknowledge exactly what you have lived and be seen for what you know positive or negative because your experiences shape you towards your meaningful life, and astrology does help us see that. In this month, it might be a great time for shutting off the noise of the outside world at least with the intention for a period of time in your daily life to listen to your center, register your feelings on anything that surfaces, and then allow your feelings FLOW.
Sabian symbols for this new moon in Pisces at 13 degrees is “A sword, used in many battles, is now in a museum.” With the world events this past week building to this new moon this is a rather interesting symbol image to contemplate. How does this new moon set new energy for the month ahead that alludes to the historical imagery of a war weapon – especially now? It seems that it does pick up on one energy I think millions of souls have thought of in the past week, and that is this way of attack and going about war seems like it should be something of the past. This symbol for the degree of this new moon seems to offer us a bit of hope that perhaps there will be a continued upswell of collective thought and help resolve swiftly and never surface again.
The is a strong trine of earth energy between the North Node in Taurus and the conjunction of Vesta, Venus, Mars, and Pluto creating powerful earth, grounded, duty-driven of both masculine and feminine with the incredible intensity of Pluto that is often the archetype of the destructive powerful force. This next week is precarious with both Mars and Venus making their transit over Pluto in the next few days. Once Mars enters Aquarius there will be the first change in that energy, March 6th at 1:23 am ET (10:23 pm PT March 5th) and a few minutes later Venus enters Aquarius at 1:30 am ET (7 minutes later). The energy will shift from cardinal to fixed and will settle down some for a few days until Venus and then Mars move to a square with Uranus in Taurus, and then both will transit over transiting Saturn in Aquarius. This happens over the next couple of weeks. On March 18, Venus in Aquarius will square Uranus in Taurus, a disruptive theme in systems or commitments, or rebellious peacekeepers and surprising financial resources. Mars in Aquarius gets to the exact square March 21-22. This is where peaceful reconciliation has an opportunity to arise if given its proper focus, and that may be surprising, but can be challenged again with Mars moving to the square following that moment. So we can see the energy and the archetypal pulse of challenge and power are present, and what is unfolding through the lens of astrology.
Mercury in Aquarius at 19 degrees and Saturn at 18 degrees are the fixed ideas of this new moon, but also the communications, the positions of leadership to communicate, and how technology is used to make communication happen. In a conflict as we have all witnessed a recent request for support from satellites for communications, and that recent event will have an interesting cause and effect in other matters with technology and within conflicts. The fixed energy of the moment will “open” again when Venus and Mars transit these degrees of Aquarius, but also when Uranus in Taurus transits them at a square and opens up the chart of the moment that it took place. Collectively we have to consider how we engage technology for war and conflicts carefully because we cannot always see the cause and effect for something that comes later as a result of such decisions that can have deeper and more far-reaching circumstances.
The other impressive energy of this new moon is the stellium in Pisces. Moon, Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune are within 10 degrees of each other in Pisces. I often consider the rising consciousness as potential when there is an amplification of the water element in the new moon or full moon charts. This is absolutely the case, but we often do not realize it until we are looking back on it reflectively. Consider that bigger story of people around the world desiring peace and what that is communicating globally to other hearts. There is a new kind of pressure for humanity that I sense, even though we are observing an oddly old kind of storyline. I think with the availability of social media and the Internet there are new opportunities to see the truth and shift it as a collective of souls, no matter where we live. We will see this especially grow the awareness of our global connection and how we can create the change, unlike any other time prior, as we are evolving. The Pisces energy is no-boundaries, open, a consciousness that realizes it is boundless and infinite. We are individuals, various citizens of the world, but we are united, whether we are yet ready for the truth, on planet earth, as humans. Sometimes the world stands up together and miracles happen. And the truth of the miracle is, we have always had the power together towards peace, we’re just growing up now to realize it.
In this month, consider the old swords of your past battles. Are they ready to be put in a place recognizing they are of the past and not the present? I cannot think of a more powerful thing right now than us realizing our powerful connectivity, the intelligence of our hearts, and the actual power we have together, as we focus on peace. Peace for ourselves, peace for strangers across the world, peace for all sentient beings. Namaste. Bless this moment.