The Moon is waning toward its ‘new’ phase on Saturday (exact at 3:00 am EST March 1), and you might feel your energy waning along with it — or perhaps an urge to bring certain situations or projects to resolution or completion. This Pisces New Moon, even more than some, looks like a kind of still point or moment of suspension, and also a point of integration. That state implies potency and potential.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, the sign of spiritual integration of all that’s come through the signs before it — making this New Moon perfectly suited to taking inner stock of where you are along your path of reflection, healing, growth and creativity.
Pisces energy is also rich with the ingredients for creating a vision for the year to come. The Pisces New Moon opens up into the last lunar cycle before Aries fires things up again with the impulse to initiate action.
Saturday’s Pisces New Moon occurs at the midpoint (roughly) of two important astrological pairs. The first midpoint is between a pair of planets, Neptune and Chiron, making this New Moon a point of integration for their energy and themes.
This placement offers some beautiful potential: your conscious awareness and intuition (Sun and Moon) in harmony with each other, and able to draw on both the creative, visionary potential of Neptune and the focusing, healing capabilities of Chiron.
Granted, Neptune is a slippery, challenging energy. If you’re grappling with some of its less productive manifestations (delusion, denial, dishonesty), Chiron could focus your attention on that fact and it might not be pleasant. But in any healing crisis Chiron initiates, the emphasis is always on the ‘healing’ part — and the New Moon is slightly closer to Chiron, emphasizing that end of the equation. The ocean of Pisces is vast, and will accept any emotional runoff you release into it.
A pair of events is also bookending the New Moon: the station direct of Mercury in Aquarius (9:00 am EST Feb. 28) and the station retrograde of Mars in Libra (11:24 am EST March 1). This is not about placement along the zodiac wheel, but rather placement in time.
Mercury and Mars will essentially be motionless for the New Moon. Pisces already has a sense of floating to it, and it’s like the planet of the mind and the planet of the will are holding the New Moon in a moment of suspension seemingly out of time. It looks from here like a moment when we can shift our awareness from a more linear movement to something vertical or omni-directional.
Or to put it in less ‘woowoo’ terms: you have an opportunity to harness your creative vision and potential for self-healing and dive deep (or float to the surface) with it.
A final note: the New Moon is also exactly trine retrograde Jupiter in Cancer. The current is flowing favorably for this weekend’s inner journey — and in time, its blessings will express themselves externally, too. For now, surrender to the still point.