Welcome dear friends, to this guided meditation for the Pisces moon cycle 2021.
We will be doing our astrological intuitive Moon Journal, using universal time. The dates are March 13th, 2021, through April 12th, 2021. We will journal together in a meditative approach, open to our intuition and create initial journaling phrases to align with the moon’s phases. We can open our compassionate Hearts toward the highest and best for this moon cycle together.
Gather your journaling tools – natal chart too!
Gather your journal, pen or pencil to write your own emergent, intuitive journaling sentences during our meditative session. After the meditation, as the moon phases unfold, you can go back to your sentences to add to or update your intentions.
The moon cycle of reflected light and darkness
The cycle of the moon represents the cycle of growth and decay and regeneration. A good way to envision it is to follow the cycle of plant life from germination to flower to seed. The cycle of darkness and reflected light is imprinted within all life on Earth. The repeating pattern of light and darkness of the moon’s phases invite us to reflect on our own inner knowledge, helping to experience a state of intuitive listening and alignment with the ever-changing cycle of nature.
For this meditative journaling, astrological knowledge is not necessary although helpful. If you are new to astrology you can explore as you go, developing and deepening your knowledge of astrology through your own self-observation, your journaling and engaging in your own life. If you have more advanced astrological skills, bring your own resources and knowledge base to this intuitive journaling. The sentences that you compose – your intuitive journal entries – can also be aligned with the tarot, oracle cards or affirmation decks. The astrological degrees of the Moon are calculated in tropical zodiac using universal time. This makes for easy conversion to your own time zone.
You can do this journaling with or without your own natal birth chart. Using your natal chart can provide a personalized journaling experience by identifying the relevant House of the chart for each moon phase. Also knowing your natal moon phase, your natal moon sign and degree offer additional opportunities to personalize your journaling.
Intuition and grounding
A brief note about weaving intuition into your daily life: sometimes staying constantly in tune with intuition and the empathic process can be overwhelming. A system of grounding and balance is required so please find a grounding exercise that works for your individual needs. This guided journaling meditation is not meant as a substitute for professional mental health or spiritual counseling.
For grounding and focus before we begin, let’s take this next moment to do some slow deep breathing using your own rhythm. Listen for the chime to signal that we will begin our journaling.
New Moon in Pisces
At the New Moon, we look at what is emerging. What am I open to for the new cycle? What am I becoming aware of now? This is a contemplative phase where we can set our intentions for the whole cycle ahead. In the life of the plant the germination of the seed is completing, and the tiny sprout is beginning underground. The Sun, the sign of Leo, and the fifth house are all associated with every new moon phase. We open to our creative and self-expression to set intentions for the cycle ahead.
The Pisces new moon is on March 13th at 10:21 Universal Time. At the new moon phase, the moon and the sun are the same degree of the zodiac which is 23 Pisces 03. Some of the journaling words you can consider for Pisces are: empathic, humble, pronouncing, deceptive, vulnerable, imaginative, secretive, hypersensitive, visionary, reclusive, mystical, psychic, unselfish and spiritual.
An example of my journal entry might be: “I emerge with imaginative and visionary creativity and spiritual self-expression.”
If you’d like to use your own natal chart to look for and identify the house placement of that degree, you can add keywords for that house to further complete your sentences . Some basic keywords for the houses are:
the first house myself and my image
the second house my values and my resources
the third house my thoughts and my communications
the fourth house my foundations and my home
The fifth house my joy and my creativity
the 6th house my daily habits and my health
the 7th house my commitments and my relationships
the 8th house my shared resources and my intimacies
the ninth house my beliefs and my wisdom
the 10th house my career or my soul’s calling
the 11th house my community and my tribe
the 12th house my spirituality and my Oneness with the universe
Crescent Phase in Taurus
Next is the Crescent Moon phase. What holds the promise or can be challenging? What do I need to overcome to move forward? What am I resisting? This is a preparatory phase. The sprout becomes a seedling that needs our nurturance. The Moon, the sign of Cancer, and the Fourth House, are all associated with every crescent moon phase. We carefully reach out to each other for nurturance and support.
This crescent moon is on March 17th 2021 at 11:20 universal time. The degree of the phase is 12 Taurus 05 and the sun now has moved to 27 Pisces for 5. The angle is 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
Some of the journaling words for the moon in Taurus are: productive, self-indulgent, sensual, acquisitive, reliable, patient, passive, deliberate, over-cautious, consistent, materialistic, and artistic.
An example of my intuitive journaling entry might be: “I challenge myself to give and receive nurturance and support.” At the first quarter, what are my actions steps? What will move me forward in my intentions? This is the action phase, to expand our experience into the world. The plant develops roots, stems, and leaves and photosynthesis begins. The planet Jupiter, the sign of Sagittarius and the ninth house are all associated with every first quarter phase. We expand our minds to more fully experience the world.
First Quarter Phase in Cancer
This first quarter phase is on March 21st 2021 at 14:40 universal time. It’s also the day of the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and Fall Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Moon is at 01 Cancer 12 and the Sun has moved into Aries at 01 Aries 12. So there’s a 90 degree angle now between the Sun and the Moon.
Some of the journaling keywords for the sign of Cancer are: emotional, cautious, protective, sensitive, sustaining, intuitive, nurturing and supportive.
An example of my journaling entry might be: “I take action on protective and sustaining exploration.”
Gibbous Phase in Leo
The next phase is the Gibbous phase. It’s about building structure. How do I stay on track? What needs to be reorganized? This is the maintenance phase for tempered growth and adjustments. The buds appear on the branches of the plant and grow in size.
The planet Saturn, the sign of Capricorn, and the 10th house are all associated with every Gibbous moon phase. We take stock of our progress and make informed realistic decisions.
This Gibbous phase is on March 25th 2021, at 10 universal time. The degree of the Gibbous phase is 19 Leo 58 for the moon and 04 Aries 58 for the Sun.
Some of the journaling keywords for the sign of Leo are: creative, stubborn, radiant, possessive, courageous, arrogant, dramatic, generous, extravagant, playful, romantic, and self-centered.
An example for my journal entry might be: “I develop structure through creative and courageous growth.”
Full Moon Phase in Libra
And now we are at the Full Moon phase, where we reflect and fulfill. How am I seeing my process in my day-to-day life? How do I reflect my experience within myself and in my outer world? This is a reflective phase, to be thankful and grateful and offer compassion for ourselves and others. In the life of the plant, blooming flowers appear and turn their faces to enjoy the warmth of the sun.
the planet Mercury, the signs of Gemini and Virgo and the 3rd and the 6th houses are all associated with every Full Moon phase. We reflect upon our own experience and communicate with others. This Full Moon phase is on March 28th 2021, at 18:48 universal time. The degree of this Full Moon is 08 Libra 18 and the Sun is 08 Aries 18,
Some of the journaling keywords for the sign of Libra are: cooperative, superficial, sharing,
indifferent, agreeable, considerate, dependent, charming, hesitant, refined, indecisive and artistic. An example of a journaling entry might be: “I reflect fulfillment through considerate communication with others.”
Disseminating Phase in Scorpio
At the Disseminating moon phase we share. How can I best share my experiences with others? How can I help others with my learning and my experiences? This is the phase for sharing our kindness and generosity with others. it is the time of the first harvest, the fruit of the plant is shared in the community. The planet Venus, the signs of Taurus and Libra and both the second and eighth houses are associated with every disseminating moon phase. We share our values with our community.
The disseminating phase is on April 1st 2021, at 00:14 universal time. The moon is at 26 Scorpio 29 and the Sun is at 11 Aries 29.
Some of the journaling keywords for Scorpio are: transformative, healing, mysterious, intense, secretive, trusting, loyal, musical.
An example of my journaling entry might be: “I share my transformational values.”
Last Quarter Phase in Capricorn
The Last Quarter is when we reorient. What do I need to change? What patterns that do not serve me can I safely let go? This phase is for reorienting our perspective and making change. It is the last harvest and a turning under of the plant for composting.
The planet Uranus, the sign of Aquarius and the 11th house are symbols of every Last Quarter phase. We shift our perspective based on new information and reasoning.
This last quarter phase is on April 4th 2021 at 10:02 universal time. The moon is at 14 Capricorn 51 and the Sun is at 14 Aries 51.
Some of the journaling keywords for Capricorn are: responsible, guarded, ambitious, realistic, controlling, successful, opportunistic and conservative. An example of a journaling entry might be: “I change perspective with responsibility and support from my tribe.”
Balsamic Phase in Pisces
The last phase is the Balsamic phase. The seed is planted and released to develop the next cycle and germination begins again. The Balsamic phase is about releasing and resolving. How do I wrap up this moon phase? What do I release? What seeds should I plan for the next moon cycle? This is a contemplative phase, as we move quickly toward the next new moon.
The planets Mars and Pluto, the sign of Scorpio in the 8th house are all symbols of each Balsamic Moon phase. Through our ability to transform, we are continuously renewed and reborn. This Balsamic phase is on April 8th, 2021 at 3:08 Universal time. The moon is at 03 Pisces 30 and the Sun is at 18 Aries 30. We look again at the journal in keywords for Pisces which are: empathic, humble, vulnerable, imaginative, secretive, visionary, reclusive, mystical, psychic, unselfish, and spiritual.
An example for the Balsamic phase journal entry might be: “I resolve, release and plan with humble and empathic renewal.”
Integrate energies and gratitude
Let’s take a few minutes to gently integrate our meditation and confirm our intentions for Pisces moon cycle. We will take some deep slow breaths together at our own rhythm to integrate our energies. May the words we have written here together today support and sustain us as the moon cycle brings healing joy and our sharing together. I look forward to meet with you at the next moon cycle for Aries, which begins on April 12th 2021
featured image by Enrique Lopez Garre