The Pisces New Moon occurs on March 1st at 12:59 am MST at 10 degrees Pisces 39 minutes. Here’s the chart: PiscesNewMoon2014. As the final sign of the zodiac Pisces symbolizes culmination and spirituality. The Soul’s evolutionary journey that began in Aries now completes its path and returns to the divine Source that created it through Pisces. To facilitate the spiritualization process, Pisces dissolves barriers that are preventing this reunification with God/Goddess.
This dissolution process often feels disillusioning as mundane reality (that which has lead us to believe we are separate from our divine Creator) loses meaning. Powerful yet subtle, Pisces confounds us with confusion, then clarity, then confusion! Ultimately, the illusion of separation dissolves and gives way as we remember universal one-ness and our forever connection with our Divine Source or ‘All That Is.’
Neptune rules Pisces and is therefore the ruler of this New Moon. Neptune is joined by the Sun and Moon, as well as Chiron (the Wounded Healer) and Juno (the asteroid associated with important partnership commitments) – all in Pisces now. That’s a LOT of Pisces energy! But Neptune itself makes only one planetary aspect during this entire month. Accordingly, there will be little action associated with the actual New Moon sign of Pisces. However, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are ALL standing still now as they ALL prepare to change direction within one week.
Planetary ‘stations’ intensify planetary energies, but acting upon these stationary influences will likely prove to be frustrating especially in early March. While Neptune stands alone almost all month and four planets appear to stand still for a week, March may well feel like a final dress rehearsal – for next month’s explosion of celestial activity associated with the Aries New Moon that will bust out in bold new directions dramatically activating the 2014 Grand Cardinal Cross!
While Pisces draws our attention inward in search of deep spiritual connection, healing and guidance, outer relationship dynamics will nevertheless continue to also demand plenty of our attention. In fact, most of the astrological archetypes active in this New Moon chart concern relationship matters including Venus squaring the Nodes, Venus entering Aquarius, Saturn stationing retrograde in Scorpio, Mars stationing retrograde in Libra and the Nodes of the Moon which just recently changed signs leaving the Taurus/Scorpio axis and entering the Aries/Libra axis where they’ll remain until November 2015.
But let me begin to explain the energy of the Pisces New Moon chart with Mercury which just yesterday completed its first retrograde of 2014 in Pisces/Aquarius. This retrograde period encouraged a review of past wounds and traumas that left us feeling victimized. Thousands of years of man-made religious conditioning that taught us that human sinfulness and imperfection is judged and punished by a perfect God that we should fear has created a mass wounding and sense of victimization that permeates the entire collective human unconscious.
As the Pisces age culminates, these psychological and spiritual wounds are in the process of being healed as we learn the truth of how the manifestation or co-creation process actually works. If something’s in our reality, we have played a role in co-creating it with Source energy via the quality of our consciousness. Quantum science now knows that consciousness creates reality. We are all contributors through our individual and collective thoughts, feelings, actions and beliefs to the reality we experience both individually and collectively. As we learn to take complete responsibility for what we are co-creating, these wounds will heal and we’ll be re-empowered as conscious co-creators.
Mars stations retrograde at 27 degrees Libra from March 1st until May 19th. Libra rules relationships of all kinds and so this Mars retrograde period will likely bring back people and circumstances from our past to remind us of what worked and what didn’t. The purpose of this retrograde will be to learn a greater equality in partnership with others such that everyone’s needs are considered. Through Mars in Libra, we’ll learn to better balance the need for independence with the need for relationship with others. Be especially mindful over the coming few months of how well you listen to others and how you experience giving to and receiving from others as these are Libra’s primary lessons.
Effective listening leads to appropriate giving and receiving which then contributes greatly to relationship equality. Conversely, indiscriminate giving to create dependence (needing to be needed) and receiving from a place of neediness (wanting to be taken care of) likewise contributes greatly to relationship dysfunction through power imbalances. Libra is actually the sign of extremes! Libra is learning balance…
Saturn will station retrograde at 23 degrees Scorpio from March 2nd until July 20th. Scorpio demands that we confront our fears about shared resources, power and the desire for control especially in our most intimate relationships. Scorpio is the sign of loss, abandonment and betrayals. Anyone who has experienced these kinds of wounds is necessarily quite wary of trusting others. But we need others to evolve as a species and therefore all of us at some point must join forces with others in order to meet needs that we cannot meet on our own. Of course the most powerful merging occurs through intimacy with another and that’s when we can feel the most vulnerable.
Saturn retrograde in Scorpio will give us an opportunity to become consciously aware of our wounds, our fears and all the ways in which we have come to believe we are powerless in the world. Through Scorpio, we metamorphose personal limitations wisely by reaching out for what we need from others with an intention of empowering ourselves, not giving our power away. Quoting an age-old parable, if you need fish but don’t know how to fish, find someone who’s willing to teach you how to fish, not just give you fish. Saturn in Scorpio requires us to become totally self-responsible.
Jupiter finishes up its retrograde in Cancer (since November 6th) on March 6th. Expect emotional insecurities to bubble up to the surface especially those associated with parents, home, family, career and beliefs. Jupiter expands all it touches. In Cancer, the sign associated with emotions and the need for protection and security, Jupiter retrograde has given us all the chance to reflect upon and expand our understanding of exactly what we do need in order to feel more safe and emotionally secure. Cancer is all about learning that the ultimate emotional security or true source of well-being can only come from within, not from any outside thing, place, or person. Through Cancer, Jupiter is teaching us to become more emotionally self-reliant.
Venus is completely finishing up its retrograde in Capricorn (December 21, 2013 to January 31, 2014) as the post-retrograde ‘shadow’ period ends on March 5th. Then it enters Aquarius for the next month. Just before it changes signs, it will square the Nodes of the Moon from 29 degrees Capricorn (North Node at 29 degrees Libra/South Node at 29 degrees Aries). Planets square the Nodes always represent choice-points. It’s likely that the important decisions at hand have to do with how to get personal needs met – especially resource and relationship needs.
Venus is THE archetype of self-reliance. Its time to consider how you can best meet your own needs yourself rather than projecting those needs onto your partner. For some, relationships may be ending; for others relationships may begin. And some relationships will need to change now to reflect and accommodate evolving needs and desires on the part of one or all involved. Old co-dependencies and unhealthy relationship enmeshments can now be more easily thrown off in favor of new found freedom, independence and self-reliance.
So take advantage of the natural ‘stillness’ in the heavens now as four planets appear to stand still as they ‘station’ direct or retrograde before changing direction. If you can, start this month off with a lighter than usual agenda. Take much-needed quiet time for rest, contemplation and meditation. Make as few demands upon yourself and others as possible. Reflect on all that you’ve experienced over the last year and seek to understand the deeper meaning inherent in those events. After all, our Souls are continuously co-creating precisely what we need to facilitate our ongoing evolutionary growth intentions. Indeed, this is the perfect time to take stock of how your world has changed and how much you’ve grown and evolved over the past year.
So what are you ‘finishing up?’ What’s culminating in your life? What are you confused about? What has lost its meaning? What guidance are you seeking? How are your relationships changing? Tune into the Universe and tune out external distractions over the coming weeks. And ‘rehearse your lines’ one final time because the really BIG show is just around the corner!
This article is a brief summary of my live presentation/analysis of the New Moon chart in an approximate hour-long audio recording that includes dates/descriptions of significant upcoming astrological aspects for the month. The audio recording is available on CD or mp3 file formats for $15. Contact me if you wish to purchase the audio recording.
The Aries New Moon is on Sunday, March 30th at 11:45 am MST.
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