The New Moon at 13°56 Pisces occurs on March 4th, 2011 @ 3:46 pm EST and is positioned within the midst of an 8-body cluster, including the co-rulers of this lunation, Jupiter and Neptune.
Pisces, as the Ocean of Pure Potential, is the space traveled in which we let go of/surrender/dissolve that which is no longer productive, purposeful and/or viable before the transition into Aries, the space of birthing anew. For those that embrace the philosophy that energy exists within a continual state of transformation yet can never truly be annihilated, and that all forms are of an energetic structure, then Pisces can be seen as serving the function of divesting us of patterns and forms that have reached the end of their usefulness so that we are optimally prepared to embrace new life, and life anew!, upon our entry into Aries.
When Pisces is emphasized in the nativity, or by transit, this energy is well-suited for service-related endeavors that foster a broader awareness of our Greater Existence for it is within this space that one can move with relative ease beyond the narrower confines of 3D constructs and beliefs.
Positive characteristics associated with Pisces are compassion, imagination, creativity and intuition. Those that have fostered these traits are capable of tapping the Pure Potential and bringing forth into material form magnificent creations that embody a transcendental quality that communicates on levels directly to our Soul. These Piscean “magicians” serve as liasons between humanity and the All That IS as they bridge worlds and ages effortlessly, unrestricted by time and/or space, and through their works they gift us with the opportunity to experience That Which Is Indefinable.
Negative manifestations of Piscean energy are escapist tendencies often appearing in the form of addictions, lethargy, fragmentation within self and/or disconnectedness from others and through self-pitying behaviors stemming from a belief of not being adequately equipped to maneuver the material plane. Of course if these negative manifestations are apparent utilizing the qualities of Virgo(the Piscean opposite) to enhance grounding is beneficial.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell
Themes of death, what it is and what it is not, often arise within the realms of Pisces. Those that find some measure of mastery within this space, and are freed of unproductive or misaligned beliefs concerning death, find better efficiency in utilizing their creative-force in the birthing of creations that are substantially healthier on all levels for Self and Others than those whom would seek to create from a fear base and whose creative efforts are employed in a manner that they believe would somehow circumvent the death process.
By entering Pisces with the willingness to embrace a broader vision of death processes we can release ourselves from miasm’s that would otherwise imbue our new creations arising within Aries with toxic elements and that at some point would become harmful to ourselves, others and/or the Higher Good.
This New Moon in Pisces invites us to clear ourselves of the struggles of the previous year and to clear space for the new beginnings now on the horizon. This is a time to set intentions that will bring healing to oneself and others of trauma’s, on any level, that may prevent embracing a fresh start with optimism and a broader vision. This time is also well spent in inner reflection of one’s previous years experiences and rectifying what one considers to be gains and losses so that energy stores are replenished and available for new undertakings in the weeks ahead.
The specifics and my interpretation are as follows:
The Sun and Moon( the integrated Self) are holding company in Pisces with Chiron (whom remains conjunct Neptune in Aquarius, albeit out of sign), with Mars (by separating conjunction) and with Mercury (conjunct the lunation, separating from the Sun, applying with the Moon).
Uranus, though not tightly conjunct this New Moon, is perched on the last degree of Pisces and is an attention grabber for this is the last we will experience his Piscean presence for another 84 years. Uranus reenters Aries on the 11th of March, preceding the Virgo Full Moon two weeks hence, so I think it is safe to say that anything Uranus still has in store for us before his departure to Aries is likely to become apparent in the time frame immediately following the exact Moon and undoubtedly will tie in with the themes of this New Moon. Due to Uranus already having traversed this last degree previously the ‘shock factor’ should not be overly severe if attention has been paid to circumstances arisen in the past. There are many separating aspects within this lunation chart and these I view as the likelihood that much that occurs during this New Moon phase has already been at least glimpsed as a possibility, if not yet completely understood and/or dealt with.
While the Moon in Pisces is highly emotional it is also deeply intuitive and with her recent separation from conjunction with Neptune, Chiron and then Mars, an inner knowing/wisdom may have been acquired that will assist in directing what actions may be necessary to release oneself from previous conditions that are not fostering one’s rebirthing. As the Moon moves to conjunct Mercury and then Uranus(and Mercury is following right behind joining Uranus on the last degree of Pisces soon after), intuitive insights may lead to formulating plans that will quickly be acted upon after Uranus enters Aries.
Saturn in Libra and the New Moon Lights are applying inconjunct and with Saturn also applying by frictional aspects to both rulers of the New Moon, Jupiter and Neptune, there may be a need to exercise patience as elements may appear that seem to thwart one’s choice of direction in some way. As we have such a large amount of energy moving quickly through the late Aquarius – early Aries zone though these ‘stop-measures’ will likely be but tiny hiccups as the currents within and surrounding Pisces have a strong undertow at this time and much will be quickly washed away that does not fit our future designs.
While the applying Saturn to Jupiter opposition in this chart is still somewhat loose we are still feeling the effects of the recent Jupiter-Pluto square and both of these aspects do factor in to some degree. We also have Saturn once again applying to a square with Pluto, though this square shall not come exact again while Saturn is in Libra. With these formations, echos are present here nonetheless, not only from the recent Pluto-Jupiter square but also from the previous years exact squares of Saturn-Pluto. If feeling pessimistic, doubtful, or pinned down in some manner double-check the facts of NOW to see if there is truly a situation occurring in the moment(the applying Saturn-Jupiter opposition) that warrants these feelings. As Jupiter-Saturn comes closer in orb to exact opposition, balancing one’s expansions with one’s limitations may be necessary in the near future, yet for now there should be time to reassess anything that falls into this category and to clear residual echoes that may not warrant any action whatsoever.
Venus in early Aquarius, though not directly aspecting the New Moon, is still in mutual reception to Saturn and sextiles Jupiter. Though Venus in Aquarius is often deemed to be aloof and detached, with so much emotional energy churning at this time, I think a little bit of detachment can be stabilizing. Possibly one of Venus’s roles in this lunation is to encourage us to review our relations in regards to their ability to foster the meeting of individual desires while still maintaining a union.
Mega-Aries energy and the Vernal Equinox approaches quickly! Let go, release, surrender and dream..renew those energy stores however you must, demonstrate compassion for others and oneself and though that sounds like a tall order it really is not..embrace the Piscean way by replacing worry with faith and experience the miracles that can be delivered when we just get out of our own way!
Blessings! Kachina Houska