The new moon March 6, 2019, falls at 15º Pisces decan 2. It is aligned with fixed stars Ankaa in the constellation of the Phoenix and Achernar in the constellation of Eridanus the river. This new moon triggers the Saturn sextile Neptune aspect of 2019 and forms a conjunction with Neptune. The tarot card for this new moon February 2019 is the 9 of cups which is the ‘wish card’. I have chosen the blue impression Jasper as the healing crystal for this Pisces new moon.
Pisces decan 2 is a Jupiter ruled decan and the most liquid area of Pisces, which means it also risks being the most toxic. This new Moon then will be supremely absorbent of its environment, so can work positively or negatively. The most criminal and slimy of individuals could turn this great power into something quite nefarious. With Pisces decan 2 the evolutionary state of the soul is paramount, this new moon will absorb toxins just as well as it can absorb love and bliss. Whatever the choice, it will just suck the juice out of it, so it better be good juice!
New Moon March 2019 Astrology ~ Pisces Decan 2
The Moon is very happy in Pisces 2 due to its rulership here by triplicity (It’s the Cancer decan of Pisces). This placement in natal charts has certainly brought out some powerful and influential women in the field of medical science and healing. It would suggest playing god (Achernar’s influence, see below) with the Moon, representing the womb of the Petri dish. A new moon here questions whether to dispense with god all together despite Pisces 2 being such a religious decan.
The lesson here is to become your own guru since those with Moon Pisces 2 often feel let down by God or spirituality in some way. Richard Dawkins, who has Moon in Pisces 2 wrote the ‘God Delusion’ he says “It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself ”.
Exploring the question of biology and divinity could also be an issue in the collective with this new Moon. Dawkins, of course, sees god through the eyes of a westerner and a scientist at that. He could just as easily be describing ‘white guilt’ or pathological altruism. No other religion on earth has such a self-sacrificing ‘hero,’ it is unique to the west. (Quite a good ploy to keep us in our place though…) Dawkins completely misses out the point that there is a resurrection, which is closer to the concept of reincarnation in the East. Christ = Khrisna.
New Moon March 2019 ~ Aspects
Moon conjunct Neptune conjures up images of nocturnal sea mist and inky black oceans, infinite and unfathomable. It is the slippery, ethereal mermaid, slipping in and out of the waves, impossible to catch. Moonlight glistens over her tail as she flashes in and out of view, tantalizing, teasing, just out of reach as the earth. One can only navigate by sound and feeling because it’s hard to trust your eyes at this time. Neptune is musical, but Moon/Neptune plays a haunting, ethereal tune.
This is another lunation that triggers the Saturn sextile Neptune aspect of the year. This time it is part of a creative minor grand trine.
Saturn sextile Neptune is a fantastic time to dedicate your art to a good cause and to raise awareness of injustices going on in the world. Music with a political message is likely to be popular and fundraising by musicians and poets will be the hip thing to do in the media. Of course, this potential of music can be used for positive or negative always, so mixing music with politics can be nefarious too! Neptune rules film and photography so the artwork that comes out at this time could have a dark, Saturnian style to it.
New Moon March 2019 ~ Tarot Card
The card associated with this decan is the 9 of cups. This card looks very pleased with itself and it is known traditionally as the ‘wish card’. But since this decan can bring the Victim or the saviour, be careful, what or who, you wish for.
In terms of karma “The Nine of Cups can symbolically represent being rewarded after a period of hard work and effort. Whatever you have been working on has come to successful fruition and you can sit back now and take all the praise and applause you have rightfully earned. People now see you in a different light and many will be envious of not only your abilities and skills but also because of the wonderful inner-light that glows in and around you.” ~Teachmetarot.
So like the phoenix that resides in this decan, there is the potential for redemption and resurrection once you have served your penance. With Achernar being such a religious card, one can see the potential of suffering in early life, possibly through over-indulgence or addiction. Repenting and living a simpler life, devoted to good works could bring one spiritual riches in later life.
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The 2nd Face Of Pisces
“A man upside down with his head below and his feet raised up, and in his hand is a tray from which food has been eaten. This is a face of great reward, and of strong will in things that are high, serious and thoughtful” ~ Picatrix
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New Moon March 2019 ~ Fixed Stars Achernar & Ankaa
The new moon March 6 falls betwixt fixed stars Achernar and Ankaa. The main star for Pisces decan 2 is Achernar a very bright star in the mouth the river Eridanus. This end of this river interestingly connects with Rigel in the foot of Orion, a resurrection god. It’s not surprising then this star is associated with religion and considered very fortunate, giving success and high status.
“Well-placed, it promises happiness and success by giving good morals, faithful adherence to one’s religious beliefs or philosophical inclinations. According to tradition, Achernar is credited with bestowing high offices in the church” In modern terms, this could also be a prominent spiritual leader or guru. In a negative sense, this could be a cult leader also. Close by is another resurrection star, Ankaa in the Phoenix “It is said to give a pioneering disposition, ambition and power, together with a long life and lasting fame.” A phoenix is: “A person or thing of unsurpassed excellence or beauty; a paragon” (American Heritage Dictionary) a supremely beautiful, rare, or unique person or thing” (Encarta)”
New Moon March 2019 ~ Summary
The theme for this March new moon is one of fantasy and the trappings of living in a Neptune bubble. It is great for imagination and art, but not for getting to grips with the real world. However, the moon in Pisces 2 does have the potential for medical innovation. It is also great for healing thyself with any form of hydrotherapy. Go swimming in pure, non-polluted waters and keep hydrated. One can be hugely intuitive at this time and absorbent of the environment, so again make sure you spend this new moon in good, clean company and in clear-as-crystal places.
Sensitively to music is also high, so you might not want to listen to grating, bombastic, edgy sounds. Instead, you gravitate towards trance, choral, sacred music, harps, gospel, mellow etc etc.. In current time unfortunately popular music has been used to social engineer the masses, but there is plenty of non-‘industry’ music out there that is not being used for political ends but you have to hunt for it. Try listening to music tuned to 432 Hz (Loads of examples on YouTube,)
“A” tuned to 432hz is known as the ‘god note’, and supposed to be healing! (Why the hell is this book so expensive, even on Kindle! ) The History Of Performing Pitch ~ The Story Of “A”. Apparently, Mozart tuned his instruments to A at 421hz, while Bach tuned his organs higher at 480hz. There are also binaural beats and Solfeggio frequencies. These “ make up the ancient 6-tone scale thought to have been used in sacred music, including the beautiful and well known Gregorian Chants. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart spiritual blessings when sung in harmony. Each Solfeggio tone is comprised of a frequency required to balance your energy and keep your body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony.” ~ atunedvibrations.com
The positive side of Pisces decan 2 is its superb ability to redeem itself and help others to do so. We could see powerful examples of salvation around us that gives hope for those in the most wretched of circumstances. If our water is sparkly clean and vibrant then we can be great healers to ourselves and miracle workers to others. The fountain of wisdom (from the constellation of Aquarius’s urn) can yield inventions and cures that have a huge impact on humanity.
New Moon March Healing Crystal ~ Blue Jasper
The healing crystal for this month is the Blue Jasper. I chose it because it is linked with “nobility of spirit and purpose, and was once worn by royalty and clergy to indicate their possession of wisdom and higher ideals; wear it if you work in a situation where others are less than honest, and to stand by your principles” Royalty these days may be considered not to have that much great wisdom that they may have had in the past (unless you consider Prince Charle’s organic farm a high ideal, but anyway…)
I love the blue colour and it resonates so well with Pisces and Neptune. ” it imparts the courage to speak out against injustice and to risk unpopularity to defend the vulnerable. It is the perfect anti-stress stone for those in charge of others’ well-being, and for older children and teenagers to carry to resist being led into unwise behaviour or risky situations.” ~ Crystal vaults
Blue Jasper also fantastic for attracting a wise teacher, healer, priest or priestess into your life. This gorgeous specimen is actually called an ‘Impression Jasper’ as it has a mix of other colours within it. “Impression Jasper is a stone of encouragement. Heals the nervous system, helping one move out of despair and into positive, realistic hope and trust. Calms nervousness, brings a peaceful heart, supports sobriety. Heals past life issues.” ~ Crystal Life