New Moon in Pisces — March 13, 2021, 10:21 UT

The New Moon is in Pisces in conjunction with Venus and Neptune. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac which combines the experience of other signs. It represents maturation. It is the last phase preceding the new cycle which is about to begin.

Neptune is strong in its own sign. Neptune dissolves the old so that something new can take shape and grow. The Sun and the Moon in Pisces form a subtle grand cross with Asbolus in Gemini, Rhiphonos in Virgo and Varda in Sagittarius. These minor planets offer building blocks for growth.

New Moon in Pisces

A grand cross consists of two oppositions and four squares. The square is a challenging aspect that creates tension. The squares can be energizing, and they are useful when we want to develop our skills. They are like obstacles that we must face. We need them in order to grow and mature.

8405 Asbolus is a centaur orbiting the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune. Saturn is currently considered to control Asbolus’s perihelion and Neptune controls the aphelion. In Greek mythology centaur Asbolus was a seer, whose name means carbon dust. Carbon is an essential element of life.

346889 Rhiphonos is another centaur. The orbit of Rhiphonos lies between Jupiter and Uranus. In Greek mythology Rhiphonos was one of the commanders of the Lamian centaurs. Originally they were twelve water spirits of the Lamos River, in mortal body, set by Zeus to guard the infant Dionysus and to protect him from Hera’s anger. In her rage Hera transformed the spirits into ox-horned centaurs with a horse’s tail. Later Rhiphonos accompanied the adult Dionysus on his travels. Rhiphonos offers associations to growth processes.

174567 Varda is a trans-Neptunian object. It is named after the beautiful queen of light and creator of the stars in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional mythology. Varda radiates light.

Yet another supportive energy in this chart is worth mentioning. In Aquarius asteroid 31 Euphrosyne, named after one of the three graces, brings joy in our lives. The New Moon is in septile aspect to asteroid Euphrosyne. The septile (51º 26’) is usually described as an aspect of creativity and inspiration.

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