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If you’ve been feeling blue, or perhaps uncertain about the future, don’t be discouraged. Sounds grim but the winter isn’t always the easiest season to endure. Think about it, our ancestors used to prepare for the harsh temperatures and endless darkness months ahead of time, or else they’d pretty much freeze and starve. We’ve certainly come a long way in the last few hundred years, but there’s still a lesson for us to take with us anyhow, and that’s the power of having hope. The winter is indeed mysterious and incredibly ruthless at that, but it’s in that period of darkness where we discover the magic of spiritual renewal, and our hopes for a brighter future also serve as a guiding light. What parts of yourself are you ready to release? Where are you experiencing a spiritual rebirth? Before springing forward into Aries season with confidence and clarity, the sun’s journey through mystical Pisces adorns our energetic field with vivid daydreams, and otherworldly experiences that bring us closer to spirit. Numerous outlets of inspiration are calling you, but before you swim through the depths of numinous Neptune, it’s important to come back home to yourself first. After all, this heavenly body dissolves all boundaries, but this is the very same portal that grants us access to the universal realm. However, while there is beauty in acts of compassion and magic in paying it forward, it’s up to us to stay grounded in the process. Neptune is the planet of dreams, illusions, fantasy, and all subconscious energies; therefore, using our discernment to recognize the difference between a dream vs. reality is key at this time.
Speaking of renewal, every month Mother Moon and Father Sun meet at the exact same degree of a zodiac sign which in turn, presents us with a fresh start. As you may remember, the new moon phase marks the beginning of a brand-new cycle; hence it is also symbolic of new beginnings. When both of these luminaries join forces, there is an incredible amount of fertility that comes along with it. Now, in addition to being our greatest source of energy, the sun is a symbol of the sacred masculine, while the moon represents the divine feminine. The sun is our ego and physical identity; the moon is our intuition and innermost feelings. These two are yin and yang, and both very much alive within us. More importantly, however, it’s the zodiac sign where they meet that ultimately determines the essence/aesthetic of this new beginning. Hint: which astrological house belongs to 12 degrees Pisces in your birth chart? Ironically enough — considering Pisces has everything to do with surrender — this is where you’re being bestowed with an opportunity for renewal, but there’s also something that’s ready to be healed and cleansed by the divine. Don’t despair; it’s all for your highest good. Besides, chances are you’ve already started doing the work, which is why this new beginning is already starting to manifest itself. The best part? With Pisces’ traditional ruler, Jupiter, in the mix, the universe is also blessing us with abundance, expansion, and spiritual wisdom. There’s something truly unique and auspicious about Jupiter in Pisces, so don’t be afraid to open your heart and place your trust in this high vibrational frequency.
Vanishing into the sky on Mar. 2 at exactly 12:35 p.m. EST, this lunation will sit just two degrees away from bountiful Jupiter in Pisces which (when you really think about it) is the literal definition of “dreaming big.” Although, in addition to tapping into this portal of divine expansion with regards to our personal and professional goals, the healing essence of Pisces is also encouraging us to welcome in the celestial energies that will ultimately bring out the best in us, even if that means moving forward and leaving something behind. A new world and higher dimension is being birthed at this time, but there’s more. After traveling side by side for the past few weeks, divine counterparts (Mars and Venus) will join forces with Pluto which will, in turn, bring forth a series of transformations, specifically with regards to our sacred masculine and divine feminine energies. For those of you wondering about the kind of transformation I’m referring to, this is something you’ve probably been experiencing for quite some time now, sort of like an energetic build up where you know something inside of you is shifting. (Can you feel it?) Venus has also been transiting through Capricorn since November 2021, so themes surrounding everything from your professional collaborations to your sense of stability are also being brought to the forefront. Mercury, on the other hand, will conjunct pragmatic Saturn in Aquarius. The good news is, we will have a better grasp on next steps. This is especially true when it comes to the hopes, wishes, and dreams you couldn't seem to put your finger on once upon a time. Maybe you always knew exactly what it was… you just didn’t know how you were going to manifest it.
Read your new moon in Pisces horoscope and affirmation, according to your zodiac sign below:
Just because you have a lot going on doesn’t mean you can’t make time for yourself, Aries. On the contrary, this year’s mystical new moon in Pisces will activate your solitude-seeking 12th house of closure, dreams, inhibitions, surrender, and R&R. What does peace and serenity look like to you? Your assertive planetary ruler, Mars, has been traveling alongside Venus in Capricorn — via your bossy 10th house of authority, career, and reputation in the world — for quite some time, bringing you a significant amount of insight with regards to your professional life. While in conjunction with Pluto, however, shadow aspects surrounding your sense of authority (i.e. fear, doubt, manipulation, power plays) are bound to resurface in the process. There’s no rush; take some time to recharge, retreat, and come back home to yourself. Mercury’s close proximity to Saturn adds a layer of pragmatism to your social encounters but again, it’s only giving you more reason to reflect on next steps. It’s time to go inward and replenish your mind, body, and soul with Neptune’s healing waters. New moon affirmation: The serenity I seek already exists within me; spirit is my guiding light.
You have so much to look forward to, Taurus. And with Mars traveling alongside your planetary ruler, Venus — via your ninth house of expansion, worldly ventures, and unknown territory — chances are you’ve been giving things a lot more thought than usual, specifically when it comes to your belief systems and for some of you, an entrepreneurial project you’ve been working towards. Meanwhile, Mercury’s conjunction to Saturn in Aquarius — via your 10th house of authority, career, and boss moves — could either be contracts at play, or professional collaborations you’ve been taking into consideration. With all that being said, a serendipitous new moon in Pisces will touch down on your socially conscious 11th house of associations, community, and sense of belonging in the world, bringing you a magical new beginning and a whirlwind of opportunities. Whether in-person or via social media, this lunation is encouraging you to tap into your humanitarian spirit, so you can bring love and healing to the world with your divine gifts. Venus conjunct Pluto wants you to take a closer look at something you’ve been avoiding, so keep your heart and mind open. New moon affirmation: My dreams and crystal visions are a lighthouse for humanity.
Who says you can’t have the job of your dreams, Gemini? It’s all happening, and this year’s serendipitous new moon in Pisces is here to help you make your dreams become a reality. In the meantime, however, your planetary ruler, Mercury, will sit alongside Saturn in Aquarius — via your expansive ninth house of adventure, higher learning, and worldly ventures — which, in turn, brings clarity and structure to everything from your entrepreneurial visions to your plans for business travel. Moreover, Venus will join forces with transformative Pluto in Capricorn, and via your intimate eighth house of sex, shared resources, and joint ventures. Contractual agreements, either in the workplace or with a significant other, are bound to come up for review at this time. Perhaps even the investments that are no longer in alignment with your future path. Nevertheless, this high vibrational lunation will sit alongside Jupiter in Pisces, bringing blessings and expansion to your 10th house of career, legacy, and reputation. If you can visualize it, then you can realize and materialize it. To infinity and beyond. New moon affirmation: I am the captain of my own ship; I know the way to paradise.
Just keep swimming, Cancer. It’s all happening exactly the way it’s supposed to, so don’t sell yourself short. Now, before soaking in the blessings and lunar magic of March’s new moon in mystical Pisces, there are a few things to sort out. For instance, with Mercury sitting together with Saturn in Aquarius — via your intimate eighth house of mergers, joint collaborations, and shared resources — you could be strategizing and planning ahead with regards to a mutual investment, or simply getting ready to file last year’s taxes for a solo business you have on the side. Meanwhile, with Mars-Venus-Pluto transiting through your seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others, you could also be in the process of either reevaluating your one-on-one commitments, and taking a closer look at the shadow aspects of your approach. It all goes hand-in-hand when considering the new moon, as it will bring new beginnings to your expansive ninth house of adventure, higher learning, and unknown territory. Sitting alongside lucky Jupiter, the universe is urging you to follow your dreams and inspirations, even if they seem larger than life itself. Don’t shy away from these serendipitous opportunities. Vibe higher. New moon affirmation: I am a divine portal of spiritual wisdom; I am grateful for the experiences and universal messages.
Your commitments are being brought to the forefront, Leo. And despite the serendipitous essence of this year’s new moon in Pisces, there’s still something you’re being called to surrender and heal from at this time. In the meantime, however, Mercury will join forces with serious Saturn in Aquarius — via your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others — bringing clarity and structure to everything from a contractual agreement to your sense of autonomy when it comes to a committed partnership. On another note, with both Mars and Venus dazzling your responsible sixth house of due diligence, you’ve likely been hyper-focused on the foundation of your day-to-day lifestyle and general well being. Although, when considering Venus’ close proximity to Pluto, there are also shadow aspects with regards to your routine that are being highlighted. More importantly, the new moon will conjunct lucky Jupiter in Pisces — via your intimate eighth house of sex, shared resources, and joint ventures — bringing new beginnings and spiritual expansion to your soul bonds. Your ability to trust others stems from the trust — or lack thereof — you have in yourself. New moon affirmation: My soul contracts enrich my spiritual lessons; I trust the journey of my healing process.
The companionship you seek starts with you, Virgo. There’s a magical new moon in Pisces headed your way, but there’s more to this Neptune-ruled lunation than you think. For instance, your planetary ruler, Mercury, will conjunct serious Saturn in Aquarius — via your responsible sixth house of daily rituals, due diligence, and work routines — bringing clarity, pragmatism, and structure to everything from your health habits to your day-to-day lifestyle. How can you lean on your peers for support? Meanwhile, with Mars-Venus in close proximity to Pluto in Capricorn — via your creatrix fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and self-expression — you’re not only approaching the things you love with determination and passion, but also taking a closer look at the shadow side of your heart’s desires. A vice, perhaps? How much is too much? Is this creative venture or romantic partnership affecting your health, or current routine? Fortunately, the new moon conjunct Jupiter in Pisces will be igniting your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others, bringing inspiration and expansion to your one-on-one relationships. If it feels right, don’t be afraid to put your guard down. New moon affirmation: I call in my divine counterpart; I open my heart to soul mates who will raise my vibration.
There’s only 24 hours in a day, but even still, you’re making it all work smoothly, Libra. Themes surrounding your day-to-day lifestyle are under the radar of this new moon, but there’s more to consider. For instance, your planetary ruler, Venus, continues to travel alongside her divine counterpart Mars — celestial ruler of your committed seventh house of one-on-one relationships — bringing abundance and fertility to your fourth house space, which has everything to do with family matters, living spaces, as well as your innermost feelings. However, Venus’ conjunction to transformative Pluto is urging you to take a step back, and reflect on the shadow side of your inner world and for some, family environment. How has this played a role in your daily life? With Mercury conjunct Saturn in Aquarius — bringing structure and clarity to your creative fifth house of fun, children, passion projects, and self-expression — you could be giving serious thought to topics surrounding your unique authenticity, while possibly contemplating the validity of creative collaborations you’re interesting in pursuing, perhaps via social media. Lo and behold, the new moon in Pisces comes to save the day, as it is here to expand your perception and connection to spirit, so you can invest more of your time into your inspirations. New moon affirmation: Only I get to choose the vibration of my everyday life; my rituals are spiritual practices.
It’s time to come out of your shell, Scorpio. Granted, with Mercury conjunct Saturn in Aquarius — via your domestic fourth house of home, family matters, innermost feelings, and emotional foundations — there could be contracts and/or serious talks with regards to your living space. However, now that the sun, moon, Jupiter, and Neptune are all conjugating in your fantasy-filled fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and self-expression, you’re being called to cultivate your bliss, whether creatively or perhaps even romantically. This is precisely where the new moon will take place, but with Mars-Venus sitting together with Pluto in Capricorn — via your third house of communication, thought process, and immediate surroundings — there are likely some shadowy aspects that have been stifling you from making the most of your unique abilities and talents. Maybe it’s a mindset; it could also be the people you’ve chosen to surround yourself with. Either way, amidst the intensity of it all, especially in the home and family realm, there’s always room to do what you do best: transmute the pain. Find an outlet for expression and more importantly, make time to do the things you love. New moon affirmation: My spirit is evolving and I am becoming the best version of myself; I choose healing and self-love.
It’s time to speak your truth from the heart, but with tact, Sagittarius. Is there something you’d like to get off your chest? Before looking into this year’s new moon in Pisces, Mercury — celestial ruler of your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others — will join pragmatic Saturn in Aquarius via your curious third house of communication and immediate surroundings, adding a serious tone to your exchanges. This could very well bring healing, especially when considering the effects of the new moon in Pisces as it will ignite your domestic fourth house of home, family matters, and emotional foundations. Sitting alongside your celestial ruler, Jupiter, there is expansion and spiritual growth in your ability to vocalize what’s been lingering in the depths of your psyche, despite how uncomfortable and/or complex. Although, with Mars-Venus sitting closely to Pluto in Capricorn — via your second house of comfort, value systems, and sense of stability — this could also have something to do with the foundation of your spending habits as well as the darker aspects of your sense of self worth. What brings you emotional fulfillment and why? Where have you been denying yourself praise and recognition? New moon affirmation: My emotional fulfillment is of tremendous value; I will vocalize my personal needs with honesty.
What are you manifesting, Capricorn? You’ve certainly paid your dues, but even still, there’s some things to consider at this time. Don’t despair, as it is all thanks to Mercury conjunct Saturn in Aquarius — via your stability-seeking second house of comfort, money, and value systems — adding a layer of pragmatism to everything from your spending habits to financial documents that need another look. On a brighter note, the new moon will conjunct Jupiter in Pisces — via your curious third house of communication, thought process, and local community — bringing compassion, healing, and expansion to everything from your immediate exchanges to your style of communication. Feeling inspired? Put on your favorite song, and read the lyrics. Others of you may dabble in poetry, or get lost in fantasy fiction. Your intuition is at an all-time high, and your mystical insight could turn out to be incredibly soothing to others at this time. However, with Mars-Venus sitting alongside Pluto in your sign, it’s important to be mindful of the shadow side of your approach. Whether it be a fear of failing, or a desire to win at all costs, you’re likely purging something that’s no longer resonating with your highest good. New moon affirmation: When I follow my intuition, my judgment cannot be clouded; I trust the universe.
Remember who you are, Aquarius. Before we dive deep and discuss the mystical energies surrounding the new moon, let’s take a closer look at Mercury conjunct Saturn in your sign, as this will potentially validate the pragmatism and serious undertone in your latest approach. Remember, Mercury governs your fifth house of authenticity, passion projects, and self-expression, so it’s important to be mindful of your desire for self-mastery, especially if it’s currently blocking your unique expression. Meanwhile, with Mars and Venus traveling alongside transformative Pluto in Capricorn — via your 12th house of closure, dreams, inhibitions, and all things behind the scenes — you could be in the midst of confronting the shadowy aspects of your desires, values, and one-on-one relationships. The same goes for your actions and levels of assertion, so take some time to check in with yourself. More importantly, with a magical new moon conjunct Jupiter in Pisces hovering over your second house of money, self esteem, and sensual pleasures, there is an opportunity to cultivate more compassion with regards to your sense of self worth. What inspires you? Don’t sleep on your potential. Those of you with a spiritual business could also benefit from this lovely new beginning, but it starts with self-love. New moon affirmation: Everyday brings a new opportunity for me to manifest; I have awakened to my fullest potential.
There’s nothing wrong with making moves in silence, Pisces. And truth be told, there’s no better time than now to start manifesting. Happy new moon! It’s an auspicious time indeed, so don’t let this unique astro-weather go to waste. Although, with Mercury sitting alongside Saturn in Aquarius — via your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, inhibitions, surrender, and hidden agendas — you could very well be working on something behind the scenes, perhaps with regards to your current living situation. Meanwhile, others of you could be putting in the work at therapy, yoga, or simply making it a point to give back to your community. On another note, with Mars and Venus sitting alongside powerhouse Pluto in Capricorn — via your 11th house of associations, community, and sense of belonging in the world — you could be paying closer attention to the darker aspects of your social interactions, as well as the foundation of your aspirations, and future hopes. More importantly, however, the new moon will conjunct your traditional ruler, Jupiter, and adorn your world with vivid daydreams and infinite possibility. You are the main character of your story; what chapters are ready to come to a close? The possibilities are endless, so go on with your magical self. New moon affirmation: I will unapologetically follow my divine calling; I am healing and my colorful spirit is thriving.
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. She writes daily love horoscopes for astrology.com, and weekly horoscopes for POPSUGAR; the moon is her muse. For more of her work & cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.