New Moon 15º Pisces - March 6th, 2019
Moon, Sun, Neptune and Vesta conjunct - sextiling Mars in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. This means Mars and Saturn trine one another, triggering the long standing Saturn Neptune sextile.
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces (until March 28th)
Uranus -> Taurus
On March 6th 2019 we will experience the New Moon in the wonderfully mystical sign of Pisces. As the last sign of the zodiac, this archetype represents transcendence and all the supremely divine ways we reach that surrender - and all the supremely foolish we attempt to reach that surrender.
Pisces is a Mutable Water sign - it is water in motion, mobile. It’s the whole damn Ocean’s expanse. Almost boundary less. Traditionally ruled by sweeping Jupiter - it widens out - it reaches. Modernly ruled by Neptune - it dissolves, diffuses, disperses. Yet also, absorbs.
New Moons in Pisces call for Faith, Spirituality, Knowingness, LOVE and a willingness to explore the Unconscious.
New Moons in Pisces also call for Self Honesty, Relinquishing Martyrdom, Releasing Toxicity, and a willingness to Adapt to Reality.
Pisces energy is not easy for many of us as we are reminded of our separation from “Source” - we are reminded of you humanity and humanity can oftentimes be harsh in it’s limited feeling. Pisces is uniquely attuned to the expansiveness of life beyond the physical and longs to return to - or at least be off in constant company of such divine light.
This is why many of us have likely found ourselves crying our salt water tears more often over the past couple of weeks. Why we may continue to shed such energetic droplets from our garbled eyes. While it may feel inconvenient to …feel - that is the modus operandi of Pisces - to feel how excruciatingly magical and terrifying it is to have a human experience and be so FULL of Soul.
Pisces is know at the big feeler, the big emotional tide, the intuitive head in the clouds lover and escape artist, it’s the life line to the Higher Self. But Pisces, deep down KNOWS that without a body - those feelings would not truly be felt, those emotions would not be incarnated, that transcendent bliss would bear no real “meaning” and the Higher Self would not have a place to channel.
The reality is - Earth exists - we are here and there is not very much we can do about that. We can either wallow in that self pity - or we can accept it to the best of our ability in the moment and give this Existentialism places to go, to speak, to be of service, and to guide us. We can use it to enrich this experience of life.
We hear this all the time - sure we need the mundane unfun bullshit of life to keep it “functioning” - BUT to really give the whole thing life we require that longing for love, the poetry of the soul, reflections of the divine emotion, the unique mysticism that lives within our hearts.
We need the songs to fall in love with and to, we need the dance that moves us to tears and vibrates ecstatically through our bones making us jelly in the heart, we need the photography expelled from the mind to print. This is where Pisces get’s gritty and grounded - where the mud meets the water.
Now Pisces Season and this Pisces New Moon remind us of one the mostly widely spoken commandments of self care: You cannot pour from an empty cup. Pisces can leak energy in the sneakiest of ways - from the use of social media, to the emotional labor taken on in our most important relationships, to the one too many numbing apparatuses of food, alcohol, drugs and sex.
We are urged to program back into our habits, behaviors, beliefs and the respect for our soul by taking responsibility for our energy by drawing very respectful, honorable boundaries.
And ya’ll know I don’t mean that overused bullshit in the self development industry that is self righteousness wrapped up in ego. Example: If someone is paying you thousands of dollars to be in your program or training - be accessible to them and don’t pass them off to some coach/student in training because you’re too “highly sensitive” and “busy” - IF they respectfully asked to speak with you. Come on down from those magical ethers and snap back to reality.
So now that we’ve got all that mystical dreamy Pisces energy out of the way - let’s talk about the real damn juicy stuff going on with this New Moon - because it is pretty fucking epic.
Moon conjunct the Sun, Neptune & Vesta
So when the Moon joins the Sun - it blocks out the illuminating light of the Sun - leaving us in the dark to wander the grounds of the sub and unconscious - the shadows - our inner world. We go quiet - we go meditative. We dive deep with Pisces.
You know that weird quietness yet distinct loudness of being underwater? That’s were it’s at for us right now. And you know how sometimes you can see clearly in some oceanic waters - but in others you can’t? Same thing - some water is clear some is murky. We have to have faith we will know how to swim through both with respect, intent, and consciousness within these vast underwater lands.
The New Moon conjunct Neptune is dreamy - which you’ve probably heard by now. Neptune has been in Pisces for many years now - it is not new news that we are learning empathy, sensitivity, compassion and full blow understanding of spiritual and psychological wounding in our collective sphere. This is amplified at this time.
Another leg, another notch on the belt towards understanding how our high sensitive and empathy plays into our particular lives stories.
Do we have no empathy because we fear letting a little softening in? And if so - what the fuck and why? Do we have too much empathy, try to heal everyone, soften and absorb too much, are emotional laborers uncompensated? And if so - what the fuck and why?
It’s important that we try to brings these sort of indistinct somethings into the distinct to the best of our ability right now because the energy is damn primed for it. I love the liminal, the grey space, the areas where some shit just can’t be explained - life IS truly a damn mystery and there will be things we may never know.
AND YET ALSO - the mechanism and practice of self inquiry directed towards some of these intangible bits that tell us SO much about why we do what we do “in the real world” and it is so so utterly important to at least theorize about because it means we can become less at a whim of our destructive instinctual memories that keep us looped into the same pain cycles and creating trauma cycles within our families, our past lives, our future lives and in our chosen relationships.
The responsibility to get a grip on such mysteries is talking loudly right now. We have definitely been building to the rapid deprogramming and reprogramming that has started this year and will increase next year and beyond.
VESTA in PISCES (Feb 1 - April 4th)
“You dare touch a sovereign without her permission?” - Mary Queen of Scots
Vesta the Goddess Asteroid of the Eternal Flame Sovereignty, Focus, Devotion, Sacred Sexuality, Integrity, Wholeness, Dedication entered into Pisces in early February (I somehow MISSED writing about this ingress publicly - but I’ll dive in here) she will stay for the next month.
Vesta here - she is sex and spirituality mixed. Sexual healing if you will. Vesta is always indicative of how we come back to ourselves, center, cleanse ourselves of other’s energy. In Pisces - she’s an odd mix at times.
Yes, her essence drips with Service orientation which is aligned with Pisces compassion & she is a healer priestess archetype - yet in her highest expression she speaks of Purity, Cleansing, Concise Ritual. Pisces is a bit more scattered, absorptive, fluid.
Yet her service here can be great in cleaning up our energetic messes. So she’s a powerful ally right now for those of us Highly Sensitive Souls whom have had holes in our Aura that need patching and or whom have fallen into Savior complex.
Vesta in Pisces absolutely brings focus on the mystical, the poetry, the angels and higher beings, the higher realms, other dimensions, our dreams - our visions - or unexplained feelings or inklings. She helps devote us to taking care of ourselves Psychically and Spiritually - to run this powerful intuitive energy “cleaner” - with less spiritual ego, less unconsciousness, less pain, less fuckery. Because it can truly be dangerous to fall in love with a “Guru” of enlightenment who hasn’t actually cleaned up their shit and skipped straight to the skies of light and love.
The image I get with Vesta is always that of Priestesses holding flamed torches at night, walking quietly together in unison lines and descending into a well worked underground temple. The whole experience is very Earthen - yet hauntingly spiritual - they descend to do their rituals of cleansing. And she does the same with us - much is being purified from our unconscious right now when we show up for our work, when we devote ourselves to rituals that we just KNOW are helping this clearing.
Imagine descending with a flame knowing there would be so much crap you might bump into, trip over, encounter? How utterly distracting that is from your mission? Your purpose? A waste of energy, space and time. Your flame may go out or you may set something on fire you didn’t intend to - both leading to overwhelming condition of different kin.
Demetra George speaks of this natal placement as the ability to merge the “poetic and the practical” - perhaps I just highlighted that with my Piscean tone of description?
The influence of Vesta enveloped within this New Moon brings Self Healing into the focal point of the picture. Self healing through Somatics. Pisces is known for it’s ability to bring mystery ailments - the hard to pin down complicated ones that no typical doctor can explain or provide real help for. These usually have a combination of psychic spiritual influence along with environmental factors that just soak on right through us (environmental toxics are everywhere, and the food we eat, the medicine we take can easily create ripe conditions).
So right now this New Moon brings a focus to the mysterious body illness or concerns - the body’s unexplained responses - that can and often do respond to trauma release. The Body Keeps the Score is a book I think of. I think of the MoonRx Method as well for it’s ability to use the Astrological Archetypes to tap into our spiritual mind body connection and release and condition certain qualities.
Another way Vesta moves on us now IS with that sexuality piece. Vesta channels sexual energy which is creative energy to heal in some form. The sexual energy serves as a gateway for more than just vapid pleasure - but true sensational pleasure and SPIRITUAL pleasure. Sexuality as nourishment, healing faculty to the spirit.
All this week, and really the past month, sex has come up in so many of my conversations. Oddly enough I’m hearing of abstinence from it - whether intentionally or unintentionally. And either way - that abstinence can serve a purpose by asking that we regenerate that sexual power and healing ability if it’s gone a bit..out. So if you’re in a period where sex is not happening and you’ve felt shame about that - maybe it’s because there’s something about your sexual energy that needs rest, time and space to regenerate itself within you before being shared and unified with another once more.
Whether we like it or not - sexual activity is an energy exchange in some way and there’s nothing wrong with asking ourselves what energy someones root, sacral and solar chakras are bringing to ours and what we are bringing to them.
Vesta also brings in a focus on dream work. I talked a bit about this in one of my Instagram posts - about how I’ve been doing a lot of work to clear and purify energy on the astral planes when I’m sleeping. I’ve encountered numerous dreams with former romantic partners back to back to back. Something I’ve never really had before.
Many of these dreams are not unpleasant - some of them are actually very lovely. I often do not wake feeling heartbroken for what “could’ve been” - I just feel as though I’m clearing pathways, stories, karma if you will between us so that we can get some more space, more healing, more wholeness with our own selves. And I fully believe in consent - as in my spirit would likely not do this work if their spirit didn’t call it in in some way. And this work - has proven to not just happen magically - I dream of these people over and over - often repeating similar scenarios. This is just like in real life isn’t it? It’s not one and done with many things - so as it turns out - the immaterial and the material worlds and not entirely different. And just like in like there’s a good handful that haven’t consented, maybe they’ve rejected it even. And maybe - my spirit is just not ready for it either.
So loves this Vesta, New Moon & Neptune calls for us to focus on dream work, the astral planes. To allow our instinctive faithful knowing energy to guide us towards what needs our attention and devotion to clear by stirring our body and soul in that direction. The conscious and unconscious are closing the gap - in a good way. In a more complimentary way. In a more …consulting way.
Spirits will likely be close by as well. Our guides will be around. Synchronicities will be common. Messages will be heard through our mundane human channels. Passed loves ones or the Ancients may reach us through dreams. There is a thin veil thanks to all this Pisces - it’s like we could just reach our hand and feel the other side.
Witchy work could look like scrying with reflective surfaces…pots of water, blackened mirrors, crystals.
New Moon sextile Mars in Taurus & Saturn in Capricorn
“Relevant Guidance” is what I heard for this. So many times we can receive guidance but it’s so nebulous we are left in confusion …WHAT DOES IT MEAN THOUGH? Why SO vague? It is understandable frustrating. And Pisces is known to speak in that sort of spirit language that is nondescript.
But the help from Earth Signs Taurus and Capricorn is what demands relevance and can help trim away the excess of Pisces energy.
Pisces stellium sextile Mars in Taurus = A strong will to build resilience, to fight softly, persistently, groundedly. To not escape what is right in front of us. To use what is right in front of us. To use our human senses as informational guides in resonance with our spiritual clarity.
Pisces stellium sextile Saturn in Capricorn = A self devoted, self respectful presence emboldens within to claim responsibility and to not escape from the hard work of duty to our souls, our beliefs. Work on both the astral level and earth level. They are the same. We can see that this work is being drawn down to effect Life, not torture us with dreams that cannot become real. Though - we may be called to let go of fantasy that only results in martyrdom.
The one risk of all this energy - that if in the “wrong” hands that could come through is that…we or others still on blinded experience plane could get all holier than though. The whole “you have no idea what I do and put up with as a spiritual psychic healer witch” train. I’ve talked about Toxic Empathy before - the concept that we can use our empathy to try and control others experiences, to try and save them and often as a means to fulfill some story we are looped into our to prove we are always abandoned, under appreciated, overwhelmed, used etc etc.
P.S This is not excusing abuse or allowing people whom have inflicted pain upon you to not take responsibility or be held accountable in facilitating a “collateral damage” result.
But yeah - time to let go or clear out the next layer of toxic empathy to make way to productive empathy.
MERCURY RETROGRADE through PISCES (until March 28th)
Mercury reaches the very last degree of Pisces and then starts to “wind backwards” (not really no planet ever goes backwards - it is just appearing that way!).
We know by now that Mercury Retrogrades are not to be fear - they happen 3 - 4 times a year. And Mercury in Pisces is extra support to wade through the fog, and the murky water. We do need all the help we can get when Pisces is taking over so lets put this to use.
Retrograde keywords: Revise, Revisit, Reform, Reframe, Retreat, Reorganize, Release, Return, Reshape, Resend, Reinvigorate, Recommit, Recycle, Reassess, Redraw.
Pretty much any of those action oriented words that start with RE.
Mercury originally entered Pisces on Feb 10th - so it’s been here a near full month already and has been in it’s shadow period for a bit already. There may be a lot since then that we will revisit especially from about Feb 16th to March 5th - it’s like we are just hitting rewind to retrace themes wherever Mercury is in our chart.
For instance I have Pisces in my 6th House of Daily Rituals, Routines, Work, and Health and Wellbeing. I got very busy with work around that time so I’m going to want to take a look at what messages I may may have missed from that time - that are calling out to me now more strongly. Maybe some themes will be repeated so I can learn about refining what works about my processes and what doesn’t. Efficiency has been a huge thing coming up already. This was also a week where I got Trigger Point Injections that worked for the first few days and then I over did myself with my exercise regimen too soon after the injections and have been tweaking my routines ever since. Now during Mercury Retrograde I may finally pick up on some real information from my body about what I can do more safely, efficiently, and what new things I may want to bring during early to mid April.
Collectively there may be a retracing around some of the intuitive messages we received, some of the dreams we had which may yep - be repeated - reoccur. Some visions we had during this time may get more attention. Some artistry we started a bit back may make it’s way to our hands again.
And of course - some old people in our lives may come through to communicate with us - be in on the astral or in the real - maybe both. Like everyone says - this may be to reunite something that was just bad timing, bad communication, bad headspace OR to teach us we need to reestablish our boundaries in letting this person or situation go. One more layer released.
Communicating telepathically is possible - but then you hear it in real time out in the world thanks to all this earth tactile energy supporting the manifestation and validation of it all.
Mercury will also be very tenderly conjunct Wounded Healer Chiron - newly in Aries at this stationing of retrograde too. Meaning - we are pulling back the bandaid on some core wounds - spiritual and existential wounds to integrate something painful that’s been on our mind, taking up or brain space, overwhelming us. So this may hurt a little at first - but the pain will subside soon.
URANUS -> TAURUS - (until 2026)
Uranus was briefly in Taurus from May - Nov 2018 so initially we may see a little something from that time come back through - check where you have Taurus in your chart.
I have it in my 8th House of Depth Psychology, Other Peoples Money included Debt & Taxes, Intimate Bonding & Sex, also of Transformation/Death/Rebirth. From that time I remember spending money to plan a trip - where I actually demanded of my self to spend the extra money to get what I needed to feel comfortable, safe and fully present on this meaningful trip. I remember receiving the news that I had a cyst on my ovary and that was the cause of my pelvic pain (8th house - pelvic pain), I remember finally starting to go to formal therapy for my extreme emotional states, I remember becoming painfully aware of that lack of emotional intimacy I was experiencing in most of relationships, and I remember money being a damn struggle.
Taurus deals with earning money, understanding worth and quality, self possession and material possession, establishing Value, taking our time, and really really being very grounded and going at our own pace. It’s an odd mashup because Uranus is the change maker, the disruptor - and Taurus is highly resistant to change - it likes to sit and work on something for a long ass time or to wait until something worthwhile comes along.
The next several years will teach us about meeting Change with more Grace. Meeting Change with more Safety. Meeting Change with more Security. Seeing the Value in Change.
We will learn how to earn money in quirky ways. We will learn to value the resource of money in new ways. We will likely experiencing more changes or disruptions in nature. We will likely respond by wanting to enjoy Earth. There could be a REAL resurgence of pagan earth based spirituality. We could receive many psychic insights through our body and open up to new body based Clairs.
This will undoubtedly be a whole new experience for all of us. Uranus in Aries revolutionized our concept and ideas of Identity and how we identify ourselves. We now are aware - there’s so many options. Chiron newly in Aries for good will help us heal wounds around existing as “I am” in general. Uranus in Taurus now helps us make real in the collective conscious all of these different identifications - to establish them and to learn what THEY ALL REALLY NEED. In society, in spiritual practice, in safety.
It’s bound to be one heck of a New Moon folks. And I hope it blows you away in the best possible of ways.
So just to recap the New Moon will:
Be highly poetic, artistic, imaginative - music will moves us to tears
We will be really in our feels - so go ahead - cry it out and release that trapped energy (emotion - energy in motion)
Communications through synchronicity and dream states or trances will be more frequent
Healing through the astral planes and these dream states will be more frequent
People or experiences from our past could come through to reconnect or be released for good
There’s a profound focus on Purifying, Cleansing and making Sovereign our Psychic Energy and our Sexual Healing ability
We will begin the process to meet Change with more Grace and Safety
We will have increased accessed to our visual manifesting magic
Bring a focus on LOVE, Romanticism, and Fantasy - go a lil wild where you can.
Okay babes, that’s what I got for you this time! Def give this a few reads between now and well..the rest of the week. Really you could revisit this the rest of the month all through Mercury Retrograde and my sense is it will still be profoundly resonant. This was very much one of those divinely channeled writing sessions and felt so good to get out.
I hope this New Moon delivers exactly the inspiration and wherewithal you’ve prayed for.
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