The New Moon is coming and so it’s a time of new beginnings! This month’s new moon will be stationed at 10 degrees Pisces at 11:59 pm PST on Friday, February 28th. The moon in Pisces forms a 6o degree aspect (sextile) with pluto in Capricorn, and it also forms a 30 degree aspect (semi-sextile) with Uranus in Aries. At this time, a 120 degree aspect (trine) is formed with Jupiter in Cancer.
New Moon Positioning
The new moon is in Pisces – the astrological sign of Pisces represents compassion, all inclusive love, experiencing transcendent states through prayer, meditation, contemplation, yoga, or any activities where we attempt to merge with the Devine. Pisces is about serving the less fortunate through volunteering in hospitals, prisons, or anywhere people are suffering.
This New Moon in Pisces signals a time to focus on spiritual transcendence, connecting to God, the Divine, and all that is compassionate and agape. This is a good time for planting seeds or writing down your goals and wishes – anything you desire to bring to fruition in your life.
This month’s New Moon is also a great time to release any rescuer, victim, escapist, or addictive tendencies we may have that could result in our personal self-undoing.
Final Thoughts on This New Moon
During this moon phase we should look to face reality without becoming cynical. Go with the flow and surrender to those things we cannot change and begin changing those things that we can. It’s easy to get caught up in our very human, mundane material existence here on earth. This New Moon in Pisces is a great time to remember, as Sting so eloquently put it, “We are spirits in the material world.” Time to look to the higher meaning of our lives.
FYI: A Bit About the Word Moon
As the lunar cycle takes approximately one month, it got me to wondering about the word “month”. The word sounds a bit like moon, so after some research I found this interesting information about the word’s origin. The word month is derived from the Latin word “mensis”.
Prior to the Gregorian reform, the calendar month was exactly one moon cycle. A woman’s menstrual cycle (28 days) runs very close to the cycle of the moon cycle of 29 ½ days. It all ties together as the Latin word “mensis” for moon is also the root of the word “menstruation”. The calendar, or measure of one “month’s” time changed in 1582, however, when Pope Gregory instituted the solar Gregorian calendar.
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