New Moon in Pisces March 2018 Oxygen

woman-diving-into-water.jpg!PortraitThe New Moon in Pisces occurs at 13:11 (UT) on March 17, 2018 at 26PIS53′

There’s not a single body in an air sign in the New Moon chart. The 12th house of the natural chart is full. We are deep diving, drowning, awash with feelings. Logic has gone out of the window and we’re now running on instinct and emotions alone. The Moon, Sun, Chiron, Neptune and Juno are all swimming in this cosmic ocean. The urge to merge, retreat and forget is spell-binding.

Neptune, the ruler of this lunation is conjunct asteroids Amor and Bacchus (he who was fond of all night parties). It’s like a comedic cosmic commentary tempting us to lose ourselves in wine and love and escape the hard edges of life. Under this influence we are like a child returning to the womb, curled up, lost in thought or movies or the bottom of a bottle.

The New Moon is in a tense square to an anaretic Mars in Sagittarius in the 9th house. This configuration too seems to shout ‘anywhere but here’. The 9th house is associated with long distance travel and visions of better times ahead. There is a strong desire (Mars) to conquer new horizons and widen our world but the swell of Pisces tugs against it. We want to get ahead yet at the same time don’t want to get out of bed. As the Moon is conjunct wounded healer Chiron, we’re highly sensitive. We need a soft spot to fall, to feel safe and secreted away from the world and its threat of pain. For some there may be forceful confrontations with different belief systems. In Pisces we long for unity so the divisions amongst us could feel extra hard. Mars square to Chiron means our defences are down, our armour damaged and we’re just TIRED of fighting.

New Moon in Pisces March 2018 – Chart

New Moon in Pisces March 2018
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We do have support though as the Moon, Sun and Chiron form helpful trines to Jupiter in Scorpio. By now we know the drill. It’s all about gaining a deeper understanding of our fears so that we can deepen our bonds with others. Jupiter, co ruler of Pisces, is conjunct asteroid Ceto, a primordial sea goddess who gave birth to monsters. We can either allow our fears of these unknown waters to magnify, or we can treat ourselves and each other with reverence. We all have shadows. Each of us is holy.

The Sabian symbol of this New Moon is :-

The Harvest Moon Illumines A Clear Autumnal Sky

We cannot escape the darkness, nor can we outrun our instinctual nature. What we feel must take precedence. Still, we need to be aware of how shadows can change at night, appearing more scary than they really are. All too often in our lives, we focus on what we are doing (Mars) instead of what we’re feeling. Driven by goals and passionate ideals, it’s easy to live life in the fast lane, consuming one experience after another with little time for reflection.

Now is the time to pause and reflect.

New beginnings born from this New Moon are fragile and need tender handling. Take a breath. Enter silence. Whether your sanctuary is within your own four walls or out in the wilds, find your place of peace. Switch off the phone, put on your favourite music and rock yourself to sleep. Cry or cleanse or both. Bathe in candlelight. Read poetry or lyrics to help you transcend personal experience to universal. You are connected to the farthest star in the galaxy even though anchored to the Earth. Close your eyes, visualise the ocean. Visit it if you can and just listen to the endless rhythm of the tide. Remember that the tears you once cried now belong to the sea. If you are troubled, give it over to the Gods. Blow a kiss to the skies and know you are loved unconditionally.

Painting – ‘Woman Diving into Water’ by Paul Cezanne

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