This Weekend's New Moon Is The Most Spiritual Of The Year

mbg Contributors By The AstroTwins
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Ophira and Tali Edut, known as the AstroTwins, are professional astrologers based out of New York and Seattle. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Vogue and Good Morning America and they are the authors AstroStyle, Love Zodiac, Shoestrology, and Momstrology.
New Moon in Pisces 2020 Horoscope from The Astrotwins

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The Pisces new moon on February 23, 2020, at 10:32 a.m. EST, marks the beginning of a poetic, romantic, and inspired cycle that culminates with the full moon on September 2, 2020. Here are seven ways to use this lunar lift to welcome divine guidance:

 1. Scan your subconscious.

So you've given your closets and drawers the Marie Kondo treatment. Now, how about your psyche? As the 12th and final sign of the zodiac, Pisces has energy that can hold a lot of baggage, and not just the physical kind. Since Pisces rules the subconscious, this new moon beams your attention inward. Your thoughts have a big part in shaping your reality, which, in turn, directs your outlook on life. So it makes sense to give your mind an internal audit from time to time. The goal is to make sure all that "monkey chatter" isn't bringing you down!

Regular meditation breaks can help you tune in to those shadowy corners of your mind. As you close your eyes, allow yourself to ruminate on where you are feeling stuck, uninspired, or hopeless. You may discover some entrenched thinking that needs to come to light. For example, maybe you're telling yourself, "I'll never make THAT much money," or "If I want it done right, I guess I'll just have to do it myself." After sitting quietly and observing your mental landscape, open up your journal and write about it. Here are a few prompts you can use:

  • What situation is causing me to feel upset?
  • What emotions am I experiencing about this?
  • What is my belief about this situation?

Then, try giving each disempowering thought a positive reframe. For example, "I am committed to learning about money management so I can create abundance in my life." Or, "I will find the right support for my dreams." Bonus: Helpful mentors and "earth angels" tend to show up near a Pisces new moon, so don't try to figure out the particularly snarly issues on your own. Friends and family can be great sources of support, but if you're worried about leaning too heavily on them, reach out (and up!) to an expert who can Sherpa you through your transformation, like a therapist, coach, spiritual leader, or shaman.

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2. Let life imitate art.

What if you regarded everything you do—from preparing your breakfast to composing an email—as a work of art? Imagine what kind of honor, dignity, and divinity you could bring to every waking moment. You would exist in a true state of grace. So here's a Pisces new moon idea: Try this as an experiment for two weeks and see how your experience of life begins to shift.

Need a nudge? Participate in a social media challenge, like the 100-Day Project, where you post your own artwork on Instagram with a daily hashtag. Or, get inspired by artist extraordinaire Michelangelo, a Pisces born March 6, 1475. He spent four years painting the awe-inspiring ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. During his lifetime, Michelangelo was known as Il Divino ("the divine one"). How very Piscean since the veil between the earthly and the divine is thinned by Pisces' esoteric influence. What spirit or force drove him—or other brilliant Pisces like Nina Simone and Alexander McQueen—to such excellence? Pick up your own version of the metaphorical microphone or paintbrush and find out.

3. Explore the quantum field.

Ever notice that when you're bored, an hour feels like a lifetime, but when you're "in the zone," it flies by way too quickly? The Pisces new moon prompts us to shift into quantum thinking, where time is more elastic than fixed—and can be bent at our will. Albert Einstein, whose theory of relativity turned our concept of reality on its head, was a Pisces, born March 14, 1879. (And it's interesting to note that the late, great theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking—a Capricorn—died on Einstein's birthday, which is also Pi Day). The Pisces new moon encourages us to question linear concepts like distance and time—just as Einstein, Hawking, and even Galileo had done.

On that note, when was the last time you lost track of a few hours? Just let yourself follow your whims? Daydreamer Pisces encourages you to ride a divinely inspired wave. Tinker with a musical instrument or watercolors. Have an impromptu dance party for one. Wander through boutiques checking out scents, bespoke bags, and lust-worthy shoes (glamorous Pisces rules the feet). The Pisces new moon encourages you to follow the muse and see where it takes you.

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4. Stop polluting oceans with not-so-fantastic plastic.

Mermaid Pisces rules the oceans and seas, and this new moon spotlights the need to protect and share our planet's aquatic resources. Coral reefs, which are home to more than 25% of marine life, are dying off at an alarming rate. Water temperatures are rising because of industrialization, and our oceans are becoming more polluted by plastic waste. Collective changes can add up to a sizable impact, so don't lose hope! Let this moon guide you to make sustainable shifts, like toting your refillable water bottle and coffee mug and skipping unnecessary packaging whenever possible.

And here's a tiny shift that can make a huge change: Decline a straw in your to-go drink. Truckloads of these "microplastics" wind up in the seas, become ingested and absorbed by marine life, and, in turn, corrupt the food chain. Under the charitable influence of this new moon, you might donate time or money to clean-up missions like, that literally dredge the plastic out of the Caribbean waters where coral reefs are particularly threatened.

5. Ponder the possibility of past lives.

As the final sign of the zodiac, Piscean energy is often equated with a metaphorical death. It's why so many people born under this sign are "old souls" with a strong connection to the other side. Pisces is also associated with reincarnation and the afterlife. A book that's made a huge impact on us is late (Aries) hypnotherapist Dolores Cannon's Between Death and Life: Conversations With a Spirit. While regressing her patients to heal traumas, they recount memories of their time in between earthly incarnations. Cannon records this with fascinating detail, without trying to convince the reader to believe but rather to try on the possibility and see if it resonates as a personal truth. For us, Cannon's work brought deep comfort—and a profound sense of "remembering"—during the transition of Wendell, our 17-year-old dachshund (and spirit animal). If you're dealing with the passing of a loved one, the website also offers a broad swath of people's experiences dealing with grief, death, and dying in the modern world.

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6. Set up healthy boundaries.

While this zodiac sign is the most empathetic of them all, when does compassion veer into codependence? Since Pisces is ruled by nebulous Neptune, figuring out where you begin and another person ends can be a bit challenging—but try! This new moon may serve as a wake-up call that you've been making too many sacrifices to your self-care in the name of "being there" for a loved one. Giving is not a true act of generosity if you exhaust yourself in the process. Set up healthy boundaries and don't stay silent about your need for support. The struggle is real sometimes, but instead of wearing it like a badge of honor, let it be a wake-up call that you need to reach out.

7. Be open to divine guidance.

Wanting to be in control is part of the human condition. Pisces is the star sign of surrender and release. Under the spell of this intuitive energy, try handing the metaphorical reins to the universe (or god, the divine...however you see it) every now and again. The mysterious and unseen force may have a better plan than the one your mortal mind can concoct. If things take a U-turn or veer off onto an unchartered path, try not to freak out. Instead, say, "Hmm...I wonder what I'm to learn from THIS change of events?" Let your curiosity lead instead of your anxiety. Stop, tune in, and plug into the flow. You're being guided, so listen carefully and watch for serendipities as clues along the way. You might even keep an angel card deck handy and pull one for the new moon, then ponder the meaning of its message.

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