Dark Moon & New Moon Magic - Release & New Beginnings: Astrology for the Week of March 8th and the Pisces New Moon
This week the moon continues to wane towards the new moon, exact in the wee hours of Saturday the 13th. In the days just preceding the new moon, we move through the deepest and most inward turning point of the lunar cycle known as the dark moon.
This is important, because accessing the magic of the dark moon is the key to accessing the full power of the new moon, and this new moon in Pisces will be sitting with ruler of Pisces, Neptune, and blessed by Venus. This is a new moon full of inspiration from which we will want to harness every drop of magic! Fully harnessing this inspirational fresh start means fully diving into the release of this dark moon, and that means being willing to become quiet and still and to rest in our own darkness, in the void, long enough to allow uncomfortable things to come to the surface from deep within...for release. This is how we clear in preparation for the fresh start the new moon is bringing. This is how we regenerate. The stillness can be uncomfortable, but it is pure magic if we can allow it to happen.
Last week may have felt a little foggy, especially in the first half, as we were coming off of the Virgo full moon amped by Uranus. That full moon was completing a six month cycle that began back on August 18th, 2020, with the Virgo new moon. That six month cycle encompassed Mars' retrograde in Aries from mid-September to mid-November, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn, one set of eclipses, solstice, Saturn and Jupiter both leaving Capricorn and coming together for their big conjunction at zero degrees Aquarius, Mars in Taurus and conjunct Uranus, and all three of the squares between Mars and Saturn, two from Aries and Capricorn and the final from Taurus and Aquarius, respectively.
That's a lot of action for one six month cycle!
A lot has taken place over those last six months. Full moons are illuminations, culminations, realizations, and/or completions, and this one was in supportive aspect to Uranus. Uranus brings sudden change and the unexpected, typically through sudden events or insight. Uranus also brings breakthroughs and liberation, and moves us into the future.
Whatever came up with last weekend's full moon, it most likely took most of last week to process and integrate it, and with this weekend, we arrived at the last quarter square moon, the time where we make a decision on how to move forward, and specifically what we are releasing internally in order to move forward in our intended direction.
This week, we get down to the business of actually releasing with the dark moon. Also this week, Mercury leaves the shadow of its recent retrograde in Aquarius - things become clearer. Whatever we were rethinking or reviewing, we are done with that know and moving forward with clarity and certainty.
Another important shift took place last Wednesday evening, (Mountain Standard Time), when Mars left Taurus and entered Gemini, where it will remain for almost two months.
The second half of 2020 was characterized by Mars' unusually long stay (three times the normal transit length of a sign) in Aries, its own sign, from late June through early January 2021. This included a retrograde and squaring up to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Ouch. That was a big planetary traffic jam that seemed to go on forever.
Then Saturn moved into Aquarius and Mars moved into Taurus, and the two ran right into another square, just from new signs. The energy shifted, but the dynamic was the same.
Now that Mars is in Gemini, not only is its pace getting back to "normal," meaning the Mars in our lives (assertion, action, motivation, passion) is starting to feel back to normal too, but now with Saturn still in Aquarius they are going to meet again but in supportive aspect - in a trine from air to air. This means we are going to feel much more supported with forward motion.
Gemini is about the mind, ideas, information, and dualities. Mars is our assertion, motivation, sense of self, and passion. Watch getting overly attached to your opinions and being right. Gemini is about variety, not necessarily decisions. It helps us look at problems from every angle. This could be a great time for opening to new solutions to old problems.
Love & Gratitude,
(Taken from the weekly Know to Flow Forecast for Consciously Creating Life, Vol. 100, Week of March 8th - subscribe here.)
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