February 29, 2024
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The phases of the moon are among most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye, and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention.

This article will look at the current New Moon and suggest a “creation activity” associated with the sign of this New Moon, based on the work of Jan Spiller, from her book: New Moon Astrology: The Secret of Astrological Timing to Make All Your Dreams Come True.

New Moon – Let’s Start Something!

The Pisces New Moon will occur on March 10th at 20 degrees and 16 minutes; in my Eastern Standard Time zone, it will happen at 5:00 am.

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It takes 29.5 days from one New Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. Just before the New Moon begins, the last period (3 days) of the previous moon phase (Waning Crescent) is known as the Balsamic Moon. That period is ideal for meditating, reflecting, and releasing; all in preparation for the New Moon.

The first 12 to 24 hours after the New Moon begins is an ideal time to initiate energy. We will explore each New Moon using Jan Spiller’s suggested actions to see how best to take advantage of this period of inspiration and creation.

The energy of the New Moon is perfectly suited for embarking on a first date, exploring novel experiences, visiting uncharted places, or expressing your creativity through art and words. It’s an opportunity that unfolds each month, inviting you to synchronize your actions with the fresh beginnings symbolized by the Moon’s presence in its current zodiac sign. By keeping track of the New Moon, you can make a deliberate effort to engage in something new or initiate a project that aligns with the Moon’s unique energies as it travels through different signs.

New Moon in Pisces

The New Moon in Pisces, a sign known for its intuitive and compassionate nature, signals a time for profound introspection and spiritual renewal. This lunar cycle encourages us to set intentions that align with our deepest dreams, emotions, and connections to the divine. Pisces’ energy invites us to embrace our imagination and intuition, fostering a sense of empathy and unity with all beings. It’s an auspicious moment for diving deep into our inner worlds, releasing old patterns, and embracing the flow of universal love and creativity. With the New Moon in Pisces, we can manifest intentions that nourish our souls and bring healing and harmony to ourselves and the world around us.

This New Moon will occur at 20d16m of Pisces, making its Sabian symbol 21 Pisces, “A little white lamb, a child, and a Chinese servant.” Jones says, “This is a symbol of the scattered divisions of labor through which any over-all reality is encountered by man in his everyday or more haphazard existence, and of the necessity that he brings the threads of his diffusion into a skein of meaning and opportunity. He must learn that nothing acts alone or persists in a vacuum, and that in consequence there is an integrating significance throughout his own experience. He must find this and draw it to single focus in some special design of self-expression.” The key word is: TALENT.

The Numbers of This New Moon

This New Moon will occur on 03/10/2024, so the number for this day is 12, which reduces to 3. The New Moon in Pisces, guided by the numerology of 3, heralds a period of creativity and spiritual growth. Aligned with Pisces’ intuitive essence, this lunar cycle invites us to delve into our inner worlds, connect with our emotions, and tap into our intuitive wisdom.

The number 3 symbolizes expansion and expression, urging us to let loose our imagination and embrace the interconnectedness of all things. With the New Moon in Pisces, we are encouraged to explore our dreams, nurture our artistic talents, and cultivate a deeper connection to the divine. It’s a transformative time for creative endeavors, spiritual exploration, and deepening our understanding of the mysteries of the universe.

The Major Arcana cards for this number are The Empress (1), The Hanged Man (12), and the World (21), which represent nurturing, sacrifice, and transition from the old to the new, respectively. The Empress teaches the Fool about self-care and compassion for others. The Hanged Man teaches the Fool about how a short term sacrifice is sometimes necessary for a long-term reward. And, the World teaches the Fool that certain journeys come to an end so new journeys can begin.

The day of the New Moon is 10, which reduces to 1. A New Moon in Pisces, with the numerology of 1, signifies a fresh start and new beginnings infused with Piscean qualities. This lunar phase invites introspection, intuition, and connection to the spiritual realm. The number 1 represents independence and leadership, urging us to take initiative and chart our own path. Embrace Pisces’ compassionate and imaginative energy, allowing intuition to guide you towards your dreams and aspirations. It’s a potent time for spiritual growth, creativity, and setting intentions aligned with your soul’s purpose.

New Moon Wishing (A Tribute to Jan Spiller’s Work)

I deeply appreciate the practical applications of astrology, and one gem I stumbled upon is Jan Spiller’s book, “New Moon Astrology: The Secret of Astrological Timing to Make All Your Dreams Come True.” Spiller emphasizes that wishing is not mere idle desire but a conscious act of responsibility. To harness this energy, you must be aware of the New Moon’s timing in your time zone and act within 8 to 24 hours after its activation.

Once the New Moon’s energy is underway, it’s essential to take pen to paper, whether using a note card or a leather-bound journal. Though digital options abound, handwriting your wishes and intentions is integral to the energy ritual.

Spiller advises crafting up to 10 wishes, as an excess of requests may dissipate energy. Personally, I vary between 3 to 7 wishes, depending on the specific New Moon and my life circumstances at the time. Aligning your statements with the New Moon’s sign on the day you write your intentions adds an extra layer of potency to the process.

 

Wishes/Intentions

Knowing your chart will help you understand which New Moons will be stronger, while others may be weaker. So, here’s the “nuts and bolts”. Sit down somewhere you can be comfortable, get your favorite pen, and write your wishes/intentions. Wording is very important, and Spiller suggests starting each sentence with, “I wish/want …”.

Here are some sample wishes when the New Moon is in Pisces:

  • I wish for deep spiritual insights and profound connections to the divine, guiding me on my journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.
  • I wish to tap into my intuition and inner wisdom, allowing it to lead me towards paths of compassion, empathy, and unconditional love.
  • I wish for healing and emotional renewal, releasing old wounds and embracing a sense of inner peace and wholeness.
  • I wish to channel my creativity and imagination into meaningful expressions of art, music, or poetry, allowing my soul to soar freely.
  • I wish for moments of serenity and tranquility, where I can connect with nature and the beauty of the universe, finding solace in its infinite grace.
  • I wish to dissolve boundaries and barriers, fostering a sense of unity and interconnectedness with all beings, embracing the oneness of existence.

After jotting down your wishes, find a meaningful place for safekeeping and revisit them periodically. Placing them in a journal or a special box by your bedside can be a wonderful choice. Remember that the choice of paper, the pen you use, and the location you select all play a role in this process. Being deliberate in every detail is key.

Furthermore, delving deeper into this subject, consider exploring Jan Spiller’s book. This article serves as an introduction, but if you want to truly uncover the richness of her insights, there’s no substitute for reading all 312 pages of her book.

Happy New Moon Wishing!

 

By Philip Young, PhD

Philip Young, PhD, is a spiritual adviser located in Cary, North Carolina. He provides spiritual guidance using different tools: astrology, tarot/oracle cards, numerology, and past life regression (using muscle testing).