The new moon on March 13th will be in the sign of Pisces. With the sun also in Pisces on this day, we can expect emotional reactions to our emotions and that’s a good thing.
When we have awareness we can make decisions and take action from a different level of causation. This gives us the opportunity to question our original intention from a different vantage point and then decide more consciously what we desire to create in our lives.
I have been reading tarot for about 20 years now. I have studied mostly on my own, creating a personal relationship with the cards. They have intuitively guided me more than I have followed the “rules” of what a book’s interpretation of them may be. That intuitive guidance is the value of the moon.
I have tried many decks, and always come back to the deck created by Pamela Colman Smith in 1909 under the direction of Arthur E. Waite. The illustrations speak to me in a way other decks have not.
One of my most loved cards is the Moon. Representing the sign of Pisces, this card reminds us who we are on the inside. What makes us tick? What drives the subconscious beliefs, instincts, and patterned unintentional behavior?
In the illustration of the card we see water in the forefront. It comes first and it rules emotion. The crustacean coming onto land is protected by its exoskeleton. It’s ready to take on the other elements as it crawls onto the earth moving toward the mountains on it’s path to it’s evolution .
It comes out to join the dog and wolf as they howl at the moon in recognition of the connection to the lunar cycles. The wild and the tamed acknowledge the kinship and celebrate the illuminated earth.
Pisces energy prompts us to realize the value of what’s hidden in the shadows, and what can be illuminated when we dare to venture underneath. It says, “Do not be afraid, what you find here will enhance your days in the sun.” When we go deeper into the previously unseen, our lives will be informed and amplified by what we learn.
The towers along the path of the journey invite us to go beyond what we have previously known and tap into our own psyche. The distant mountains beckon the seeker, and though we see the journey is a long one, we know we can trust our instincts as we follow the path to our greatest expression.
During this new moon phase set an intention regarding what you desire for your inner-self. How is your relationship with you? Can you give yourself permission to get quiet and go inward? Meditate and observe the voices in your head. How are they treating you? Are they critical or judgmental? Maybe they could be more nurturing. Your relationship with yourself is the most important one you will ever cultivate so aim to make it your best one!