March is an eventful month, hosting not only one, but two, full moons, in addition to Saturday’s new moon in the enchanting, mutable sign of Pisces. And, to add to this month’s already powerful cosmic energy, the coming week also brings the spring equinox, together with the astral new year, as the sun enters the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, on Tuesday, March 20th. Last but not least, 2018’s first Mercury retrograde is right around the corner, ready to challenge us, when Mercury stations retrograde less than a week after our Pisces new moon. Pew!
Per definition, a new moon is considered a time of new beginnings, but as Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, March’ new moon brings with is a powerful shift in energy. Being a doorway from one season to the next, the Pisces moon naturally brings with it the energy of closure as it wraps up the astrological year gone by. In only a couple of days we will be stepping from the watery and mellow Pisces energy that has been surrounding us for the past month, to fire starter Aries’ fast forward energy, so make sure you collect and tie up all lose ends, before the ram kicks in.
But first things first. Pisces is a water sign, and as so its energy is soft, sensitive and intuitive. Consequently, with the sun and moon conjunct in this emotional sign known to wear their heart on their sleeve, you may experience your own emotions, sensitivity and intuition being heightened at this time too. Don’t run from it though. Feel it. Take advantage of the natural stillness that comes with the new moon and use the stillness of the dark sky as an opportunity to connect with your own heart and intuition. What is being whispered? Listen.
As always, when we experience a transition of some sort, we want to take time to stop and reflect upon the journey so far. We all need get rid of some weeds in our life from time to time, and the time around the spring equinox, with its energy of equality and balance is a perfect time to bring your soul back to equilibrium as well. Where have you been, where are you headed, and most importantly; where are you right now? Make notes on what you need – or don’t need – to get back to balance. How – and where – can you find your stability and wholeness?
Draw on the Pisces moon to bring a sense of completion to your life as you wrap up what has been. Looking back, it is often easier to see how everything in life fit together in its own special and unique way, like pieces in a puzzle. And even though you might not be exactly where you wish to be right now (are we ever?!), stop beating yourself up over decisions already made, and bring your focus to the present moment. Not even detours are a waste of time, and whoever said that life should be a straight line, completely missed out on the purpose of life, so wherever you are at, trust that that is exactly where you are meant to be. You are good enough right where you are!
In fact, your life’s most challenging experiences with their unavoidable lessons, may ultimately be what brings you the greatest rewards. So rather than beating yourself up, ask yourself what you have learned so far? What can you change? Where can you do better? And what has reached its completion? As one astrological year concludes and a new one begins, wrap it up and let what needs to go, go. After all, you want to be centered and strong when the fast-forward Aries energy hits you early next week!
And while you may prefer the new moon for sending out your wishes and desires, March’ soft and fluid Pisces moon carries a very profound healing energy too, bringing with it the opportunity to heal any pain you have been holding. With mother moon in sensitive Pisces forming a stressful square to warrior planet Mars, as well as being conjunct the wounded healer, Chiron, do not be surprised if you find yourself being overly sensitive as strong emotions and old wounds bubble to the surface at this time. And even though it may be tempting to do what you always do when these unpleasant memories and emotion arises – eat, work, read, sleep, run, clean the house or whatever escape mechanism your subconscious has learned to use for you to feel safe – try to stay with whatever arises.
Pisces with its deep emotional waters and strong emotions are notorious for wanting to escape reality. The emotions just get too much sometimes. And being highly influenced by its ruler, dreamy Neptune, who is currently transitioning his home sign, Pisces, escapism can be more than just a little tempting. Don’t let yourself slip into denial about what’s revealing itself to you at this time. Trust that whatever energy is pushing and flowing around you and through you, is to aid you in releasing any stagnant energies of the past. Don’t fight it. Take a deep belly breath, resist that constant desire to be in control, and trust that everything will be revealed in Divine Timing.
Often, we want to be shown the whole picture, but we must understand that this is not always in our best interest. More often than not, we are not ready yet, and knowing it all would only leave us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Instead, love yourself enough to let that need go.
Instead, take time to slow down and explore your own Pisces nature. Bring forth that side of you that can relax with ease, simply trusting that the waters of life will carry you where you are meant to, as surely as the river runs towards the sea. Pisces are like the deep waters of the unknown, so see if you can let the future remain a mystery for now.
Embrace your creative sides; visualize, create, sing, dance. Allow the Piscean energy to amplify your dreamy state and dream big, bold, beautiful and joyously. Then slow down, just breathe, feel your heartbeat and reconnect with your inner self and your intuition. And enjoy the water element. Nourish your body; drink plenty, soak into a bath, swim in the ocean. Let the water flush over you and draw on its healing powers, letting it help you clear away all the emotions and energy that holds you back or drags you down. Feel the lightness that arrives in the body as you are washed clear of past hurts. Then relax, meditate, surrender and release.
More importantly, as you slowly release that which no longer serves you, you create space for the new beginnings. For something better to enter your life. What do you want to bring into your life when the energy changes? Spend a couple of minutes reflecting upon how you would like to feel this coming year? What type of energy would you like to surround yourself with? What type of people? Remember that how you spend your everyday is the way you spend your life. Choose wisely.
In short: Wrap up the loose end from the year past, be mindful of the lessons you have learned, and accept, forgive and let go. Be appreciative of your journey so far and find gratitude for all that you have learnt through your challenges. Then plant your seeds for the future and turn your focus towards the path that is slowly revealing itself in front of you. Be grateful that you don’t know it all, knowing that not knowing the future keeps you right where you need to be: fully present in the moment.
A brand new astrological year is about to arrive, let go of the reins and open up for the magic to happen! What will be the headline of your next chapter?
New Moon Blessings
Yogastrology Initiation training is back at Leela Yoga, Oslo this summer!!
Where: Leela Yoga, Oslo
When: June 16th + 17th, 2018
Whether you are a yoga teacher wanting to learn how to apply Yogastrology® to your classes and workshops, or simply curious and wish to deepen your knowledge of the yoga + astrology correlations, the Yogastrology® Initiation Training is for you!
In the Yogastrology® Initiation Training you will learn…
- …more about yourself and your sun sign, connecting astrology to the divinity that is your body.
- …how to connect yoga + astrology, building bridges between the ancient sister systems.
- …how to embody the four elements / Fire / Air / Water / Earth, transforming your everyday wellness into a personal healing ritual.
- …powerful intention settings, and healing ways to work with journaling throughout the seasons.
- …how to create simple rituals in sync with the natural rhythms of the sun + moon.
- …how to put it all together to lead gatherings/workshops/women’s circles, or simply for your own personal spiritual practice.
- And much more!
Start: June 21st, 2018
Do you feel like you have lost yourself in the web of life, longing to come home to yourself once more? Would you like to live your passion, but are not really sure what you’re passionate at about at this time? Or do you know, and long to take the leap, but are a little to scared to try? Then this program is for you!
Starting at the magic of the Summer Solstice, June 21st, when the wheel of the year again turns towards the longer nights, you will step into the first archetype of the shamanic medicine wheel: the serpent. As the seasons changes, you will work your way through the four archetypes of the of the wheel, spending three months getting familiar with each one.
- June 21st – September 20th, 20118: Serpent + the direction of the South; shedding the past.
- September 21st – December 20th, 2018: Jaguar + the direction of the West; death, rebirth and transformation.
- December 21st – March 2oth, 2019: Hummingbird + the direction of the North; from fate to destiny: stepping onto our souls journey.
- March 21st – June 20th, 2019: Eagle/Condor + the direction of the East; self-transcendence.
The whole course will take place online, making it possible for you to do join anywhere in the world. The first part of each month will be for you to read the monthly teachings and do the assignments. The 3-4 monthly assignments are to be handed in at the middle of the month, and at this time you will also schedule your monthly healing + coaching session. The second part of the month you will receive feedback on your assignments – both written (through email) and oral (during coaching) – and we will work one-to-one on your energy body through healing and coaching.