Photo by Griffin Lambert
The New Moon appears on Saturday, March 13 at 5:23 a.m. Fortunately, this moon cycle brings additional positive energy. Astrologer Pam Younghans identifies a very special aspect called a cazimi, an Arab word, which means “Heart of the Sun” and brings the greatest accidental strength imaginable. It is said to increase intuition and beneficial outcomes, particularly around the exact time of the New Moon.
The New Moon bestows a beautiful, feminine chart with four planets, including Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Venus (love, beauty), and Neptune (illusion/mysticism) in Pisces, a water sign. All water signs evoke emotion, and it’s particularly true with this chart. But Venus (love) is exalted, and Neptune can bring confusion or a crystalline, clear connection with our higher spiritual nature. (It’s a very positive forecast, which supports inner growth, provides encouraging energy, and brings the sensation of optimism.)
Following a month of many planets in Aquarius, our task is to find balance between stillness (female) and activity (masculine) despite our personal inclination. The Aquarian Age asks for alignment on the edge of love and mysticism—as well as the necessity of identifying a new type of personal and universal love that means giving enough but not too much. It also underlines the necessity for lightworkers to balance giving and receiving as we create a life aligned with the spiritual path.
Pisces is often about moving into a state of exalted, generous love, but it’s also about learning to find boundaries that benefit both giver and receiver while restraining from resentment. Otherwise, there is a negative feeling that our love or generosity is not reciprocated. (We have to learn to restrain the desire to give to people who are not receptive, which consequently results in a loss of energy.)
Sun (life) and Moon (emotion) are conjunct (placed closely together) Venus (love), heightening the Piscean energy. Sun, Moon, and Venus conjunct (close) Neptune (mysticism/illusion), which can expand our ability to receive mystical insights.
Mercury (communications) is placed in Aquarius, an air sign. It squares (tension) Mars (male, assertion) in Gemini, causing rushed thought, tension, and the tendency to make mistakes. (It’s important to listen, slow down, and think more than once before taking action.) Mercury conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) gives happiness, optimism, and a broad view of life. It can expand the mind and bestows positive thinking.
Mars (action) in Gemini trines (harmonious) Jupiter in Aquarius, which creates stamina, success, and courage—particularly if we align with good intentions. Mars trines (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, subconscious) awakens the desire to succeed. It heightens intensity, confidence, and strengthens our ability to perceive the occult.
Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). This aspect feels as erratic as Uranus itself, which often seems like a Ferris wheel, lifting us from high in the air to low on the earth. Uranus is quirky; it alters electronics and moves very quickly. (The best remedy is staying centered, mediating frequently, and trusting that we have the resources for the strange ride. Undoubtedly, the Saturn/Uranus aspect is about clearing whatever blocks our passage into the gifts of the Aquarian Age, but it’s not always easy!)
Overall, it’s a lovely chart, which provides soft, flowing sensations, which are a welcome change. Aspects with Jupiter (expansion/good luck) bring a feeling of optimism that is needed at this time. It also asks for a new look at how we love, what we receive, and the best way of giving energy as well as to “whom”.
Many planets in Pisces, particularly Venus and Neptune, can open our consciousness to mystical love and understanding of spiritual mysteries. Our mind continues to create a feeling of tense thought and nervousness with Mercury in Gemini, but there are ample energies to move into a higher state.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.