From Separation to Union: New Moon in Pisces

Hilo Bay, Hawaii - 2017
Hilo Bay, Hawaii – 2017

We have come full circle and what a trip it’s been. The astrological wheel is ending as we mark the pandemic’s first year. While our moon entered Pisces Thursday, she is new at 5:21 on Saturday, March 13th. In my last Pisces Moon article, I encouraged us all to dive. It seemed like a mystical retreat then, this 12th House, but there are many ways to be in a place, and we barely had a toe in.

We enter the astrological year in Aires with the words I AM. We are pulled from the spirit realm and cross the river of forgetting. We’ve barely breathed, and we’re cut from our mother. If the first order of business is separation, the last is dissolution.

The Zodiac takes us through life’s cycles and can be mapped just like a plant’s journey – from seed and flower back to seed and decomposition. We, too, follow this path, and when we reach Pisces, we are complete.

“As the twelfth sign of the zodiac, Pisces marks the ending of a cycle. The month that the Sun travels through Pisces each year represents a time of completion, where we are meant to release, forgive, find closure, and surrender what has been, in preparation for the astrological New Year that begins at the March Equinox.” 1

Pisces is a water sign ruled by Neptune. One drop becomes the whole ocean and we discover that what we long for is wholeness, not individuation. Pisces’ symbol is the twin fishes, swimming in opposite directions. Pisces waters are foggy as Neptune is a gaseous planet. We can get lost here, and when we are lost, what we long for most is home. Pisces is how we get there. There is a beautiful Welsh word, Hiraeth, which has no English equivalent. It’s the homesickness for a place we feel but can’t remember, from where we’ve come and will return again.

The Mystical Law of this House is All is One. This is miracles and the collective unconscious. mysticism, and self-undoing. We take our burdens and blessings, everything to which we’re attached, and lay it on the altar. 2

This has been a year like no other. While there have certainly been gifts of this strange time, the loneliness and suffering have been, for some, unbearable. We have all felt the pain of separation, yet the wheel and life spin on.

There is no turning back here. Separation’s suffering becomes the joy of reunion. May this Pisces Moon shine her dark comfort down and gather us back together.

One and all upon The Altared Heart.

“Since once again, Lord, I have neither bread, nor wine, nor altar, I will raise myself beyond these symbols, up to the pure majesty of the real itself; I, your priest, will make the whole earth my altar and on it will offer you all the labors and sufferings of the world.”

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


  1. Pam Younghans, North Point Astrology, March 8, 2021.
  1. Stacey Couch, Wild Gratitude. SCO Study Group – Fate to Destiny Wheel – December 3, 2020.

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