According to traditional astrological sources, the New Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. It is often viewed as a symbol of endings and new beginnings. The nighttime darkness of the New Moon symbolizes the mysterious watery depth of the unconscious – the transpersonal realm where personal identity and individual boundaries dissolve and the sense of direction and ego are lost for the purpose of cleansing away the past in order to prepare the way for the future.
Archetypally, the New Moon symbolically represents the fetus in the womb (Moon) waiting to be born into a new life (Sun), the Gnostic Marriage of Sol (the Sun) and Lunar (the Moon) – the alchemical marriage of male and female, the Greek goddess Hestia (Vesta) – the crackling blaze of the home hearth, the interplay of instinct (Moon) and ego (Sun), of soul (Moon) and spirit, yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) principles, Mother (Moon) and Father (Sun) or Man (Sun) and Woman (Moon), and existence (Moon) and meaning (Sun).
The March 13th New Moon at 23°02′ Pisces is conjunct Venus and Neptune. The archetypal dynamic of the New Moon in close alignment to Venus-Neptune portends an all-embracing emotional/psychic openness and receptivity to channel one’s energies into spiritual pursuits, creative and imaginative endeavors, or living your life inspired by a higher consciousness to create more harmony, love, and beauty in the world, as well as to deeply appreciate and savor its sweetness. This is an ideal time to pursue musical and artistic projects, as well as for relaxing, going on spiritual retreats or visiting sanctuaries, a beautiful garden, a pleasant country spot, or even just being out in the wilderness will have a powerful effect. As one has a pronounced desire to escape or leave the world and “tune in” to the nature and reconnect to source.
Meditation and yoga practices can satisfy this urge to reconnect; the use of drugs, alcohol, or indulging in other escapist strategies (e.g., Netflix binging) could be a negative way to try to achieve the same state of inner peace.
Also, one is also more inclined to be devoted to ideals and principles and high-mended pursuits. The New Moon is also SemiSquare Uranus indicating that there was a good deal of upheaval and sudden change in the recent past precipitated by political and societal shifts, and a desire for total emotional freedom and release from past restrictions and inhibitions. Therefore, the New Moon augurs a period of confusion, fluctuation, and uncertainty, as we are almost in the grip of larger collective forces and can do very little but wait – as a fetus waits in the womb – for future developments to emerge shortly after the transition into the Astrological New Year, March 20th.
William Stickevers is an astrological consultant, hypnotist, life coach, and business strategist, advising clients from 28 countries for over three decades with strategy and insight to live a more fulfilled life according to their soul’s code and calling.
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