The Moon is waning to a new moon on Thursday, March 31st at 11:27 P.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 new moon in Pisces.
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 New Moon In Revati Nakshatra
According to Vedic astrology, the March new moon is occurring in the lunar mansion of Revati Nakshatra. Revati nakshatra is a Mercury-ruled nakshatra located in the tail of the Northern Fish, Al Pherg. Its symbol is fish or a drum to mark time. This nakshatra indicates a journey, and may, in fact, represent our final journey from this life to the next, as it is the last and final nakshatra. It is associated with rest, endings, and returns. Revati also presides over misplaced items, those who lose their way, or those who have departed (our ancestors).
Under the influence of this nakshatra, people can become more caring, connected to humanity and society, compassionate, and forgiving. However, excessive care for others may lead to co-dependency and disappointment. Also, this nakshatra helps artistic expression and creative thinking. Therefore, during this new moon, we can come up with new unique ideas and, in general, feel more creative and artistic.
Revati nakshatra can bring such health-related issues as weakness of the feet and toes, congestive diseases of the chest, mental disorders, stomach ulcers, nephritis, lethargy, excessive bile production, genital diseases caused by excessive sexual indulgence. It can also bring problems with the lymph system (axillary nodes) and the armpits.
The New Moon In Pisces
Pisces is a mystical and contradictory constellation symbolizing a constant, uncontrolled change of mind and feelings. This constellation refers to the water element.
The symbol of this zodiac constellation is two fish swimming in opposite directions. It is a symbol of the unity of the two polarities. Therefore, during the new moon in Pisces, we can expect that people may be possessed by conflicting feelings and contradicting subconscious desires.
This new moon will increase people’s interest in everything secret and hidden. There will be more people interested in bitter truth rather than sweet lies. Many will realize many conspiracy theories are no longer “theories” anymore. They will want to know more, dig deeper, and find the truth that is hidden from the surface.
Also, the new moon in Pisces will make people more emotional, sentimental, and sometimes even tearful.
It can be difficult to understand your desires during this time. Therefore, it is not recommended to make important decisions, especially regarding relationships. During this time, it is not recommended to give free rein to negative emotions, since this will not only not help to discharge, but on the contrary, it will knock you out of a rut for a long time. You need to pay more attention to your circle of communication and try to minimize communication with toxic and negative people.
Many of us will feel mood swings during this time. Tearfulness, hypersensitivity, sadness are going to be common.
Lessons to Learn
The karmic lesson of this new moon is empathy, compassion, and unconditional care for others.
In the context of self-development, this is a great time to expand our consciousness. This is a good time for the following practices:
- Shadow work and psychotherapy;
- Practices of forgiveness and acceptance;
- Solitary meditation;
- Practices focused on releasing yourself from the victim mentality.
Dos and Don’ts During the New Moon in Pisces
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:
- meditation and other spiritual practices;
- drinking more water;
- dealing with legal issues;
- asking for help;
- creative expression;
Unfavorable activities during this new moon:
- oil massage;
- surgery of the feet or toes;
- to be in crowded places (the risk of viral diseases is going to be increased during this time).
- drinking alcoholic beverages, taking strong medications (poisoning and allergies are possible during this time);
- planning something important during this time;
- starting a new business during this transit;
- cutting hair and nails;
- visiting psychics and asking for a prediction;
- taking food after 8 P.M.
Manifesting On the New Moon
It’s very beneficial to use positive affirmations on the 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 the 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 in 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!
Aromatherapy on the New Moon in Pisces
If you are an essential oils lover, you need to be more careful with the choices of the oils you make on the new moon. It is better not to use new fragrances during this time. Fragrances with a slightly soothing effect are perfect for the new moon in Pisces – they will help to reduce the increased sensitivity. Also, it’s good to use scents that purify and restore the aura.
Recommended essential oils for the new moon in Pisces are:
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 us 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 new moon in Pisces teaches us how to be more empathetic, compassionate, and unconditionally caring for others. Watch your emotions. Don’t let your mood swings control you and affect those around you. We are all hypersensitive these days. Therefore, we need to be very mindful of what kind of vibrations we’re bringing to the world.
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 during this time.