New Moon in Pisces: What It Means in Astrology and What You Can Expect

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A new moon in Pisces, the sign of deep feelings and the inner psyche, reminds us to dream big, stirs up our creativity, and encourages us to reflect on the importance of surrender. Given it is the final sign of the zodiac calendar, Pisces asks us: What (or whom) can you leave behind as you prepare to enter a new astrological year?

Traditionally ruled by expansive Jupiter, Pisces knows no limits or bounds—and its mutable modality allows the sign to thrive off change, chance, and transformation. In turn, a new moon in Pisces could open your mind and encourage you to see where in your life two seemingly opposite or different things can be true at once.

A new moon in Pisces could open your mind and encourage you to see where in your life two seemingly opposite or different things can be true at once.

As a water sign, Pisces is also emotional and intuitive, with the ability to empathize and connect with others on a deep level. During a new moon in Pisces, this compassionate spirit is on display, illuminating a core tenet of humanity: Our joys, sorrows, accomplishments, oppressions, desires, and losses are all interwoven together. It's a reminder that showing others respect, forgiveness, and understanding is critical to your own growth.

A Pisces new moon is not the time to check out—although Piscean energy can kickstart a desire to escape reality, given the sign's modern-day rulership by elusive Neptune. Rather, this is a time to feel. Choosing to acknowledge what you’ve been ignoring and embracing uncomfortable feelings can bring a sense of healing and solace.

When is the next new moon in Pisces?

The most recent new moon in Pisces, in 2024, arrived at 5:00 a.m. EDT on March 10. The next one is on February 28, 2025. (A new moon in any given zodiac sign typically occurs once a year, with the full moon in that sign happening roughly six months later.)

What is a new moon, and what does it mean in astrology?

When a new moon occurs, the sun and the moon line up in the same zodiac sign, with the moon right between the Earth and the sun. As the Earth casts its shadow on the moon, the moon appears darkened in the night sky, barely visible from our view.

This moon phase starts the monthly lunar cycle, which is why, in astrology, it symbolizes a time of releasing the old and the outdated, and beginning anew. In turn, new moons are considered lucky periods for setting intentions and manifestation.

To work with this energy on the next new moon, consider visualizing where you would like to be in six months (when the full moon in the same zodiac sign will occur). And be specific: What and whom do you see around you? What are the habits you keep as this future version of you? As the moon’s light grows over the course of the following few weeks, your new-moon intentions can also grow in power and scope.

The darkness of the sky at the night moon is considered a reminder to turn inward and embrace your instincts and intuition. As you self-reflect and consider what you might be ready to let go of or call in, you may feel more exhausted or emotional than usual.

If you're looking for guidance on how to embrace the power of a particular new moon, it's helpful to consider the zodiac sign in which it occurs and the connections it may form with other planets in the sky as it arrives. Whereas a new moon aligning with love-planet Venus may be ideal for manifesting abundance, a new moon forming a tough connection with taskmaster Saturn may be more about setting boundaries. To dive into the energetic details of any particular new moon, you'll want to read your horoscope for that lunation.

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