The Moon is waning to a new moon on Thursday, March 2nd at 9:38 A.M. PT. This is the time when the Moon is lost in the glare of the Sun and completely invisible. This is a powerful time that can give impetus to our spiritual development and personal evolution. In this article, I will share with you everything you need to know about the March new moon.
The New Moon In Vedic Astrology
New moons are the starting point of the monthly lunar cycle. Astrologically, a new moon is thought to bring new beginnings and fresh opportunities. This is the most auspicious phase of the moon for setting personal intentions, starting new projects, and bringing new things into your life, which is why so many people use these lunations for manifesting rituals.
In Vedic astrology, the new moon is called Amavasya. It is the time when the Moon and the Sun line up.
According to Vedic astrology, Shukla paksha or the bright part of the lunar month begins with Amavasya, when one can count on the indulgence and benefits of the gods. It is recommended to dedicate the new moon to spiritual practices, offerings, and prayers. It is also considered a favorable period for completing previously started cases, cleaning, and charity.
Amavasya is considered the most favorable period to engage in your personal development, spend this day in meditation and prayers.
It is said that any activity related to material affairs will not bring any benefits on this day. However, any spiritual practice you engage in will multiply its benefits when performed during Amavasya. The same can be said about charity and donations that are done during Amavasya – you will be generously rewarded for your acts of kindness.
The March New Moon In Aquarius
According to Vedic astrology, the March new moon is occurring in the lunar mansion of Shatabishak Nakshatra. Shatabishak nakshatra is the Rahu-ruled nakshatra. Its symbol is a circled lotus or basket filled with herbs. This nakshatra has a distant, isolated, and cerebral nature. Its lotus iconography symbolizes evolution and personal growth.
Under the influence of this nakshatra, people can become more self-contained and self-sufficient, even preferring their own company over communication with others. The lotus can be representative of Jiva (spirit), considered to rise from primordial depths, struggling through murky waters toward the light and self-illumination.
This nakshatra tends to make people feel in direct opposition to an unseen force that strives to oppress and deceive the populace at large. There is a tendency to adopt socially unpopular standpoints or to engage in relentless campaigns amidst overwhelming odds, whatever the cost (be it emotional, physical, or financial).
Shatabishak nakshatra can bring such health-related issues as weakness of the calves, injury to the chin, bilious attacks, typhoid, high blood pressure, high fever, diabetes, paralysis, and bone fractures.
The March new moon will bring us a tendency to join opposition, to be more skeptical and more critical.
The new moon in Aquarius increases people’s interest in everything new and unusual. During this time unexpected ideas may come to mind. In general, these are good days to learn something new. This is not a good time to concentrate on monotonous routine activities. Therefore, try to focus more on something that excites you and brings you joy.
The March new moon will make us a little more positive, although we’ll still feel anxiety and worries. We will want to communicate with each other, however, we may feel lonely and misunderstood.
Lessons to Learn
The lesson of this transit will be learning how to accept the changes. Try to take a more conscious attitude to the events happening to you and the world these days.
In the context of self-development, this is a great time to expand our consciousness. This is a good time for the following practices:
- Group meditation (for strengthening the sense of unity and community);
- Reconnection with your Higher Self;
- Energy hygiene practices.
Dos and Don’ts During March New Moon
Amavasya is one of the best days for donations. When you’re doing donations on the new moon, the beneficial effect of it is greatly enhanced, and your negative karma gets purified.
Our emotions play a very important role on the New Moon. If you are happy on this day, you will become even happier, if you are unhappy – you will become unhappier. Any of our qualities are strengthened on this day. Therefore, the new moon is a very important time for spiritual seekers, since the effect of any puja or recited mantra becomes even stronger on this day.
Amavasya is a great time for new beginnings. This is the time to discard old habits and thoughts, all failures, and embrace the new experience that the new moon promises us.
Favorable activities during this new moon:
- engaging in intellectual activity;
- installing software, buying electronics;
- promoting new ideas, innovations and creative, non-standard solutions;
- meeting with friends and like-minded people;
- submitting ads on social media;
- borrowing money;
- arranging a move;
- joining various communities;
- making a wish board.
Unfavorable activities during this new moon:
- gardening, working with indoor plants;
- doing any surgical intervention in the veins, joints, shins, eyes;
- working with electricity and all electrical appliances (if you have to, be extra careful during this period);
- interaction with official authorities;
- quitting or/and changing the job;
- any household and electronic reparations.
Manifesting On New Moon
It’s very beneficial to use positive affirmations on New Moon. During this time, affirmations have a special power – they make your positive thoughts and intentions grow and gain strength more quickly. That is why such practices as Creating a vision board or Reiki wish box, will be particularly effective on the new moon.
Here are some examples of the high-vibe affirmations you can practice on New Moon:
- Love is my inspiration, my conversation, and my life! Peace is my natural state! Gratitude is my way of seeing and being! The face of God greets me everywhere I go!
- Every cell of my body temple celebrates health and wholeness!
- All my relationships match the high vibration of unconditional love!
- Positive thoughts revitalize my body temple!
- Abundance blesses every aspect of my life!
- I am guided, governed, and gifted by the eternal presence of Spirit within me! The high frequency of divine love resounds through all of my relationships! Excellence is encoded on my soul and evident in my expression! A consciousness of awe and wonder makes things possible in my life!
- My commitment to peace, love, and kindness raises the vibrations of the planet!
- The sweet water of appreciation bathes everything I do!
The Moon Mantra
During the New Moon, it’s beneficial to chant the Moon mantra “Om Chandraya Namaha” 108 times. This powerful mantra vibrates with the energy of the Moon. Chanting this beautiful mantra will help you see things more clearly and look beyond “illusions” to see the deeper meaning in things and the truth that lies within.
Buddha Shakyamuni Mantra
It is very beneficial to chant the Buddha Shakyamuni mantra during the new moon. Recite “Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha” 3, 7, 21, or 108 times. When chanting the mantra, visualize how the Divine Light purifies all your subtle bodies and frees your consciousness from outdated programs.
Chanting the Buddha Shakyamuni mantra brings a change in our consciousness, helps to reach enlightenment, inspires us with new ideas, gives confidence in our abilities. Also, it relieves uncertainty and distorted perception of reality.
The Bottom Line
Every month the New Moon gives us a great opportunity to reconnect with our shadow self, cleanse, and heal. The March new moon teaches us how to accept whatever changes are coming. Try to take a more conscious attitude to the events happening to you and the world these days. Stay away from the dualistic thinking “us against them” or “them against us”. Focus on the higher purpose of the events, on karmic lessons, and stay connected to your Higher Self.
New moons are always a good time for introspection, as the darkness of the sky symbolizes a lack of outside illumination — which encourages us to seek answers and insights from within instead of from external sources. Meditation and pranayama will help you to balance your emotions and get clarity of mind.
The lunar energy can help boost your intuition and spiritual sense of connection, which makes it great for getting in touch with your true emotions and the fears that lie beneath the surface of your life. Once you shine a light on the darker parts of yourself, you have a chance to heal and transform those things, turning them into your personal strength.