Calling all sirens, mermaids and water babies! Today’s new moon in enchanting, ethereal Pisces—the watery sign of the fish—brings a flood of compassionate and healing energy to planet earth. At this new moon, a rare pileup of SIX planets meet in Pisces: the Sun, the moon, communicator Mercury, romantic Venus, energizer Mars and soulful Neptune. The effect will either be incredibly therapeutic…or disorienting!
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, planet of the subconscious and illusions. Life is but a dream under its trippy yet magical spell. But hey, it can be fun when things go differently than planned—once we stop fighting the flow. Today’s super-charged Pisces new moon presents the perfect opportunity to question, well, just about every assumption we’ve ever made.
Magic is possible today, so here are a few ways you can shift some molecules in the universe by tapping into the power of the Pisces new moon:
1. Suspend all beliefs.
We’ve heard enlightened people (and wannabe enlightened folks, like us) suggest that “reality” is a made-up concept, subject to interpretation. But you know, there might just be something to that. Albert Einstein, whose theory of relativity turned our concept of reality on its head, was a Pisces. Today’s new moon encourages us to question linear concepts like distance and time. Ever notice that when you’re bored, an hour feels like a lifetime—but when you’re “in the zone,” it flies by way too quickly? Or, as we’ve heard people say, the President of the United States has the same 24 hours in his day as you do. The Pisces new moon prompts us to shift into quantum thinking, where time is more elastic than fixed—and can be bent at our will. One of our favorite (and most digestible) books on the quantum realm is Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How To Lose Your Mind and Create a New One. The Pisces new moon prods us to consider that maybe—just maybe—what we THINK we know isn’t the only possibility. Discuss!
2. Welcome the unexpected.
To be human is to be a control freak, for the most part. Pisces is the sign of surrender and release. Under the spell of this intuitive sign, we’d all do well to hand the metaphorical reigns to the universe—which perhaps has a better plan than the one our mortal minds can concoct. When things take a U-turn or veer off onto an unchartered path, try not to freak out. Instead, say, “Hmmm…I wonder what I’m supposed to learn from THIS change of events?” Let your curiosity lead, rather than your anxiety. Stop, tune in, and plug into the flow. You’re being guided…so listen up!
3. Consider the concept of the “afterlife.”
Pisces is the zodiac’s twelfth and final sign, which is why so many people born under this sign are “old souls” with a strong connection to the other side. Pisces is also associated with reincarnation and the afterlife. Another book that’s made a huge impact on us in the past year is Anita Moorjani’s Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. When Ophi lost a friend due to tragic circumstances last July, we were so grateful to have found this woman’s autobiography. Moorjani’s entire body was overtaken by cancer, and she battled the disease for four years. On her supposed deathbed, she had a near-death experience where she realized her value as a human being, and that old, unconscious fear was at the root of her cancer. During this experience, she experienced pure oneness and love, being in multiple locations at once, and a state of freedom that she describes in poetic detail. After regaining consciousness, Moorjani’s health made a miraculous turnaround and she was released from the hospital weeks later without a single trace of cancer in her body. Moorjani is a Pisces (she states her birthday in the book—and hey, our inquiring minds had to know!), interestingly enough. Her story is medically documented. It’s an incredible book that can make you rethink what you know about illness, healing, life and death. At the Pisces new moon, a fresh perspective on all of these matters can really go far.
3. Live your life as a work of art.
What if you regarded everything you do—from brushing your hair to writing an email—as a work of art? Imagine what kind of honor, dignity and divinity you would bring to every moment of your life? You would exist in a true state of grace. So here’s a Pisces new moon idea: try this as an experiment for two weeks—leading up to the full moon on March 27—and see how your experience of life shifts.
Need a nudge? Get inspired by artist extraordinaire Michelangelo—a Pisces born March 6, 1475. He spent four years painting the awe-inspiring ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. During his lifetime, Michelangelo was known as Il Divino (“the divine one”). How very Piscean, since the veil between the earthly and the divine is thinned by Pisces’ heavenly influence. What spirit or force drove him to such excellence? Pick up your own version of the metaphorical paintbrush and find out.