March 17, 2018 – Reluctant Beginnings

Sandra "Sunny" Mosley Zodiac Arts New Moon News

Here’s the chart for the Pisces New Moon:

New Moon in Pisces
March 17, 2018 

Sabian Symbol for 27º Pisces:

“The harvest moon illumines a clear autumnal sky.”  This degree symbolizes the light of fulfillment that blesses work well done. It says that the seed of the new cyclic manifestation is already there lying dormant or hidden until circumstances are suitable for development or manifestation. — from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar

Our advice for this cycle:

Pisces Lunation Cycle,  March 17 – April 15, 2018:

The New Moon in Pisces begins a 29.6-day cycle with an emphasis on dissolution, release and surrender. This is a time when there is a more-than-usual need for inner quiet and concentration. You can tap into your creative imagination and/or get in touch with your spiritual path.  Your dreams contain the seeds of your future accomplishments. Let your intuition guide you through illusion.

Highlights of the New Moon at 26º Pisces 53′:

This Pisces lunation cycle begins with a sense of confidence and a futuristic orientation, the result of unexpected changes and feelings of optimism (Sun & Moon semi-sextile Uranus, Mercury & Venus semi-sextile Neptune). There are feelings of excitement stirring the desire for action (Mars at the Anaretic, or final, degree of Sagittarius).

The desire for action becomes emphasized by the Sun’s ingress to Aries on March 20. However, moving forward requires letting go of the past, especially those wounds from the past that have recently come to light. Mercury begins its retrograde cycle on March 22, putting a theoretical stop to future plans and allowing you to put your energy into gathering information to better understand your own attitude, areas of passion and deeper motivations. Be discerning about how you invest your time. Be practical; prioritize your responsibilities. Invest in yourself this cycle by preparing for a fresh start with the Aries lunation cycle that begins on April 15.

The more connected you are to your center, the easier it will be to adapt to new information. The simple rituals of daily life provide the grounding necessary for balance. Good health, altruistic service, and productive employment support success. Pay attention to signals from your body that it needs care. If you find yourself physically fatigued, emotionally overwrought, or mentally tense, take a few minutes to sit still, breathe, and center. Focus on your heartbeat.

This is an excellent cycle to examine your belief system, your spiritual practices, how you deal with anxiety and uncertainty, and your escape mechanisms and tendencies.

Appreciate the mystery of each moment. Give yourself as much alone time as possible and listen to the voice within. The elemental emphasis this cycle suggests mixing sound with movement. Whether you choose a primal beat or a gentle melody, put your mind at rest and let your body respond. Magic happens in such moments.

The Full Moon phase, March 31 – April 2, will bring the awareness necessary to assess and determine the direction of this year’s new beginning.

Questions you might explore for personal insight include:

  • What inspires you?
  • How do you access the sacred space within?
  • Do you listen to your intuition?
  • When do you feel most at peace?
  • What triggers your doubts and feeds your anxieties?
  • Where do you look for healing?
  • When do you feel most protective of your privacy and why?
  • What is your dearest illusion?
  • How can you express your unique gifts in a way that serves the whole or holy?


Affirmation for this cycle:

I revel in the mystery; it is the sacred space where I am revealed.

Quote for this cycle:

 “The Universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers”.
~ Stanley Kunitz (1905 – 2006) American Poet


More on the Zodiac sign of Pisces including the astrological, tarot, medicine wheel, and miscellaneous correspondences.

Mandala Support

A mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our mandala based on the geometry of the Pisces New Moon on March 17, 2018.

You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.

Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process.

Off-site Resources:

Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.”  Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.

CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.

Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.

Jessica Shepherd is always a good read at, as is Elaine Kalantarian at Blue Moon Astrology.

April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms.

Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.

Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.

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