This year, the New Moon in Pisces (Sun conjunct Moon in Pisces) occurs on the 17th March 2018. The New Moon in this watery sign ruled by Neptune and Jupiter is a special astrological event, the neptunian qualities of Pisces being strongly activated: idealism, imagination, empathy, a good access to the subconscious mind.
New Moon in Pisces also helps you to understand the importance of spirituality. You may recognize what life means outside the physical world. Having faith in something greater than yourself tends to give you confidence in any situation. There are also many scientific discoveries on the benefits of meditation and prayer: it reduces stress and anxiety in general, it improves your focus, attention and ability to work under stress, it improves learning, memory and self-awareness, and inner-creativity is heightened.
So, going deep in your own subconscious mind doesn’t make you a loner. On the contrary, at least 30 minutes of meditation or prayer each day makes you more confident and can help you become more successful in your social life. This is the main idea of the Zen story you can read bellow.
A Zen Story for the New Moon in Pisces: Watch Yourself
There was once a pair of acrobats. The teacher was a poor widower and the student was a young girl by the name of Meda. These acrobats performed each day on the streets in order to earn enough to eat.
Their act consisted of the teacher balancing a tall bamboo pole on his head while the little girl climbed slowly to the top. Once to the top, she remained there while the teacher walked along the ground.
Both performers had to maintain complete focus and balance in order to prevent any injury from occurring and to complete the performance. One day, the teacher said to the pupil:
„Listen Meda, I will watch you and you watch me, so that we can help each other maintain concentration and balance and prevent an accident. Then we’ll surely earn enough to eat“.
But the little girl was wise, she answered, „Dear master, I think it would be better for each of us to watch himself. To look after oneself means to look after both of us. That way I am sure we will avoid any accidents and earn enough to eat“.
The next New Moon will be on April 16th – a New Moon in Aries (Sun conjunct Moon in Aries).
Until then, on March 31st, it will be a Full Moon in Libra (Sun in Aries opposite Moon in Libra).