The moon is on her way to being new this Saturday, March 13 in the watery sign of Pisces at 4:21 am CST. A new moon occurs when the sun and moon are in the exact same sign at the exact same degree. For this particular lunation the sun and moon will be at 23 degrees Pisces.
Zodiac Facts: Pisces
Keywords for Pisces: illusion, delusion, devotion, divinity, vision, escape, imagination, reflection, dissolution, dreams, empathy, surrender and resignation
Pisces is a water sign meaning feelings are of utmost importance. Pisces, like the other two water signs Scorpio and Cancer, is a highly feeling and intuitive sign that absorbs the feelings of those around them. Boundaries are very important for Pisces so they don’t take on the moods and feelings swirling around in their environment; they have a deep connection to those closest to them. While the air signs Libra, Aquarius and Gemini trust what they think, Pisces trusts what they feel.
Every zodiac sign belongs to a modality. In astrology a modality refers to the nature and attitude of a particular sign. There are three modalities; cardinal, fixed and mutable. Pisces belongs to the mutable modality meaning they tend to be flexible and adaptable. There are four mutable signs; Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini. Unlike the stubborn fixed signs that can become rigid and locked into a position, Pisces tends to be understanding and tolerant of the shortcomings of human nature. The dark side of the mutable modality is procrastination; becoming lost in their world of emotions, moods and fantasies can drain Pisces of their energy and ability to take action in the physical world.
Every astrological sign is ruled by a planet and in the case of Pisces that planet is Neptune the Roman god of the sea. Neptune rules illusion, deception, psychic abilities, escape and mysticism. Those who have Neptune strong in their birth charts tend to be highly intuitive or just downright psychic and during a Neptune transit a person can have a spiritual awakening that changes their lives forever. Currently, Neptune is transiting through its own sign of Pisces until January of 2026 so the planet as a whole is having a spiritual awakening. The astrological Neptune operates a lot like the Hindu term maya. In Hinduism maya refers to the illusions of this world. As humans we become entangled in these illusions (maya) through our desires and our spiritual growth comes when we hit bottom and finally let go. When we let go we gain wisdom from our suffering and we are liberated. A great example of this would be the drug addict (Neptune is associated with drugs) who finally goes into recovery.
Every zodiac sign is associated with one of the twelve astrological houses and for Pisces this is the 12th House. The astrology chart is a wheel and the 12th House is the last house on the astrological block before we begin again with the 1st House so the 12th House is associated with closure, endings and surrender. This is also the part of the astrological chart that deals with secrets, sorrow and self-undoing which is self-sabotage. On a deeper spiritual level this is the astrological house linked to past lives, karma and astral travel. The ultimate goal of the 12th House is transcendence over the physical world.
New Moon in Pisces
New moons are linked to new beginnings. Magically and spiritually speaking a new moon is the perfect time to set an intention or make a wish. The first thing anyone can do as we move toward a new moon in Pisces is to think about a problem you’re experiencing right now and remind yourself there is a solution, this problem is here for a reason. Being in denial or playing the victim is the dark side of Piscean energy.
Dreams is another keyword for Pisces. With Neptune and Venus in Pisces all week and the new moon in the sign of the Fish our dream life may become very active. This would be a great week to start a dream journal. If you’ve been wrestling with a problem, your dreams may reveal a solution. Taking it a step further you may decide to focus on your bedroom, you can make changes that would create a more inviting atmosphere for sleep and dreams.
Boundaries are always key when Piscean energy is strong. If we’re highly sensitive we can let people into our lives that don’t have our best interest in mind and the thought of releasing ourselves from these situations can feel overwhelming. In these situations we can use the dark moon, the day before the new moon which would be this Friday and the Hindu term maya (illusions) that I mentioned earlier. What are you finally sick and tired of; where have you become entangled in illusions and need release?
Finally, we can turn to the Tarot for more answers. In the 78 card tarot deck the Moon card is associated with Pisces. The Moon card reminds us that our life is a path that only we can walk and we must stay committed to our path even when the future isn’t clear. We learn to trust our intuition even in our darkest hour. The Moon card is about overcoming our fears and gaining in self-confidence. Although our path may zig-zag at times, we are continuously moving toward the light.