New Moon in Pisces, March 11, 2013

Moon rising mist descending by Steve Outram

This is the perfect image for the New Moon in Pisces.

© Steven Outram

Time to start preparing for our ascent out of the depths on this New Moon at 21° 24′ Pisces on 11 March 2013, 12:52 PM PDT! We need to collect our treasures and carefully stow them away so we won’t lose them before we reach the surface. Don’t worry, the ascent will be slow as it will take awhile before all the planets currently in Pisces blast into Aries . . . all except that slowpoke Neptune anyways.

Signaling the need to ascend is Mars poised at 29° Pisces preparing to joyously shift into its home sign of Aries a few hours later. Directionless Pisces is a very frustrating place for the planetary action star. He likes a clear target to aim for and Pisces seldom offers those. You fire sign folk who have been suffering under the watery sky will enjoy having Mars blasting along in Aries. Cancer folk will probably find this change the most abrasive, especially after weeks of TLC from Mars in Pisces. Hey, can’t please all the people all the time, right?

Venus in Pisces sweetens the New Moon and helps bring out the gentle, appreciative side of Pisces. This Venus is an incurable romantic who believes in the healing power of love, making this is a wonderful time to meet someone and take the first, tentative steps towards falling in love. Eventually the real world will intrude as it always does but until then enjoy the moment.

On to a more jarring aspect – Jupiter in Gemini square retrograde Mercury in Pisces conjunct Chiron. I can see lively discussions revolving around who’s to blame for forgotten appointments and overlooked details. If we are not careful the blame game may descend into painful territory. Please avoid reacting in anger and risk damaging important relationships. Keep in mind Jupiter is still within orb of the sextile to Uranus in Aries who is a noted pot-stirrer. A complicating factor is Mercury beginning to slow to a crawl preparing to station direct on 17 March and chances are good our thinking may not be all that clear. Not the best time to jump to conclusions and make assumptions.

Speaking of Jupiter in Gemini . . . the Yod with Saturn in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn as the base is re-forming once again. This pattern was in effect during both the New Moon in Sagittarius and the Winter Solstice last December 2012. The Yod will be strongest on the dynamic Full Moon in Libra on 27 March 2013. I still feel it is critical not to let impatience get the better of us under this influence when planning and executing our next moves.

One small blessing is Neptune in Pisces is taking a time out for this lunation. I, for one, am quite pleased about that. LOL

As Pisces New Moons go this one is a classic example. Pisces is the twelfth sign and as such marks the ending of the yearly zodiacal cycle whilst New Moons mark the beginning of a new lunar cycle. So we end up with a confusing mix of a need to finish up old business and get everything together to start anew. The overwhelming preponderance of planets in Pisces suggests making handling old business a priority and I believe this is the best place to focus our time and energy. After all, the equinox is just around the corner and the shift into maximum Aries will begin in earnest.

On a personal note: I have a good feeling about this New Moon because it is trine my natal Mars-Mercury conjunction in Scorpio from my fourth house. Looks like an excellent time to do a little spring cleaning and, weather permitting, start working in the yard. My daffodils, crocus and tulips are sending up new growth and the grass is beginning to green up.

Drat Mercury Rx! I had the feeling I was overlooking something . . . the New Moon squares my natal Uranus thus triggering my natal Uranus-Mercury inconjunct. No wonder I’ve been feeling slightly anxious and on edge. Also overlooked Mars at 29° inconjunct my Sun. Guess I’ll be urging Mars to hurry up and reach Aries along with the rest of my fire sign friends. 😀

My friend, Karen, has a new website, Isis Moon Tarot, devoted to the tarot with a hint of astrology. She has a lovely post on the Pisces New Moon.

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14 responses to “New Moon in Pisces, March 11, 2013

  1. Finishing up old business ie. relationships, sounds good to me. My scorpio sun, Virgo rising has had a rough start to this 2013. Wave my magic wand and prepare for greatness….crossing my fingers 😛

    • Hi Paige! 😀
      Finishing up old business ie. relationships, sounds good to me. My scorpio sun, Virgo rising has had a rough start to this 2013.

      Heh, when Mars hits Aries in your 7th House & opposes your 1st House Libra planets, things could get lively where your relationships are concerned. Uranus in Aries is just waiting for Mars to catch up before throwing his weight around too. People you are close to could be feeling the need to express their independence, perhaps to extremes. Careful . . .

      xoxoxoxo diane~

      • Thanks for the heads up Diane, I think I will keep my head down for the next couple of years….Saturn lessons are turning my emotions in to mush. Lol
        Paige xo

        • Wish I could tell you something different but with Saturn transits to your Sun & Moon continuing thru Oct 2013, chances are pretty good you will continue to feel weighed down by responsibilities. After that you should finally get a boost from Jupiter in Cancer transiting your 10th! 😀

          xoxoxo diane~

    • I’m finishing up only relationship business sounds good to me too. Break up early February after 10 years. Seemed like a lot of break ups when venus moved into Aquarius. I was too in meshed in my own mess to read any charts and see what the heck was going on in the stars. I feel like Saturn in Scorpio is to blame since this all started after my Saturn Return ended last October 😛

      • Hi Sara!

        I feel like Saturn in Scorpio is to blame since this all started after my Saturn Return ended last October 😛

        Do you have Saturn in Libra or Scorpio? 10 yrs is a long time together . . . the changes we undergo in our twenties often emerge with a vengeance around the time of our first Saturn Return. *sigh* Hope you are beginning to pick up the pieces and move forward. Depending on where Aries falls in your chart, that’s where you might get a major kick start! 🙂

        xoxoxo diane~

        • Oh God! Natal Mars is in my 12th house O.0

          I finished my first Saturn return last October. My Scorpio ex-husband just started his.

      • Yes it’s been brutal, lots of back and forth…seems to be a “who’s in control” situation. I’ve decided to throw in the towel on this one and let the other person win. The alternative is just too gut wrenching. :-/ xo

  2. “We need to collect our treasures and carefully stow them away so we won’t lose them before we reach the surface.” What beautiful wording. Rings so true for me.

    • Welcome Sara!

      “We need to collect our treasures and carefully stow them away so we won’t lose them before we reach the surface.” What beautiful wording. Rings so true for me.

      Thanks! I will continue to remind everyone about doing this over the next couple of weeks before the Equinox. We have Mars conj Uranus in Aries then & who knows what to expect! 😀

      xoxoxo diane~

  3. Thank you lovely one, and linked in kind, with a little tidbit of trivia to make it interesting 😉 I am not a fan of that Jupiter square, but he isn’t really impacting my or the charts in this house, so fingers crossed. This one is all over my Neptune, with all of the Venus potential and the Nodes firing off my angles, so I hope i have some serious creative inspiration 🙂 I love Mars on my Chiron though, which is tying in nicely with your weekly forecast. I have been suffering a bout of insomnia and when I am tired, I stop biting my tongue, which I probably shouldn’t do so much anyway. I have said a lot of what needed to be saed, which was becoming necessary, so all good for starting anew 🙂 Nothing like a good eruption to clear the air and I didn’t affect any air flight patterns, so all good 🙂

    • Hey there! 😀

      I love Mars on my Chiron though, which is tying in nicely with your weekly forecast. I have been suffering a bout of insomnia and when I am tired, I stop biting my tongue, which I probably shouldn’t do so much anyway. I have said a lot of what needed to be saed, which was becoming necessary, so all good for starting anew 🙂 Nothing like a good eruption to clear the air and I didn’t affect any air flight patterns, so all good 🙂

      LOL! Speaking up is not something I’m all that good at either. Good to know you didn’t cause too much disruption!

      Nifty factoid about Waite & Crowley both being Libra Suns.Too VERY different men. 😛 Thanks for the link too. 😀

      xoxoxo diane~

      • I know! Go figure! I wasn’t overly surprised abut Waite, but Crowley? I expected a lot more Scorpio to be honest. He does have a Scorpio NN, but me thinks that 1 deg Leo Saturn and Sun oppose Jupiter did have its way 😉

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