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Swimming the Dark Sapphire Night – New Moon in Pisces

Art: The Occultation of Venus – John Paul Olivares

This is one of the most powerful New Moons, in Pisces. Beautiful chaos of emotions and the confluence of all sort of energies. Ultra-sensitive and surprisingly psychic time. A time that demands each of us to simple let go from separateness into universal union. A time that demands compassion, forgiveness and surrender in order to embrace the highest purest sensation of collective love. Let us welcome the New Moon.

To start this post, I would like to give a bit more of background about possible conflicts that might be going on for some people, which have a lot to do with the Pluto/Uranus/Jupiter T-Square, and how we manage the assimilation between ourselves, our others, and co-growth. So, let’s talk about relationships.

The impulsiveness and instinctual individual energy from Mars/Uranus in Aries creates an abyss between how we deal and balance our relationships and co-activities (Jupiter in Libra). This situation is mediated by a potent Pluto in Capricorn, demanding from each of us growth, maturity and responsibility about our actions.

There can be, for some people, a heavy feeling of unease, which has to do with an inner self-imposed duty towards achieving something, or towards our partners. A responsibility that we feel we owe. People work their entire lives in order to achieve something, in order to prove something, in order to possess something, or in order to protect and provide with security our loved ones. And in the routine daily life, we become immerse on this dynamic.

Now, these are more challenging times for some people. Mars/Uranus in Aries individualistic energy, in some case aggressiveness (or polite aggressiveness, as I like to call it), can “shake up” what has been covered with our daily businesses. This shake up has to do with another dimension of experience, one that makes us come out from the usual. One that makes us question ourselves: “What am I doing now with my life?”, “Is this it? What have I worked all this time for? Is this it?”, “Is this the relationship working for me?”, “What is my prize after all this time? Have I got what I deserve from my partner?”, “Have I wasted myself away in this?”, “Are my needs being satisfied?”

And after this type of questions, the ego-self “rises” in defence. “My needs”, become stronger than “Our needs”. While at the same time, Pluto in Capricorn creates a heavier weight by forcing us to be responsible and mature. Conflicts in relationships can appear to some people. Questions, doubts and insecurities.

On the other side, Jupiter in Libra can manifest in a different operational level. For some other people that have worked to integrate the dynamics of the energies going on, that have accepted the present challenges, and decided to evolve with them, have mastered a new stage in their life evolution that has to do with the alliance between meeting our own needs, while simultaneously learning and co-evolving with our partners/colleagues/friends. Instantaneously, the result is learning, maturity and evolution.

And of course, it is not easy maintaining a harmonized and healthy relationship. This will depend a lot on each individual personality (the natal chart can reveal a lot here), environment and current circumstances.

The main issue is the feeling of separation. Feeding the idea of separateness between the individuals in a relationship. Thinking of “this is me” and “that is you”. Not thinking “this is us”. Observing the other with a critical eye, and not being able to understand that in many cases, what we dislike from others might indeed be a reflection of an inner conflict within ourselves that has not been dealt with (and that we don’t want to accept).

In addition, again, depending on the personality, environment and circumstances within the relationship, the individuals might not have mastered awareness of what is co-learning, co-accepting, co-evolving, co-failing, and co-rising up together again.

The person has not reached the awareness level of a wider perception where he or she can recognise learning mile-stones (usually conflicts) within the relationship; or the person cannot distinguish between the limits of a healthy relationship that operates in mutual growth, with an unhealthy relationship that urges for a step out.

When we don’t see clearly, when we cannot distinguish the energies going on, when we feel confused (and lost), and we simply feel like there is some sort of chaos going on, we are immersed in the Piscean sensitive waters of illusions (and delusions!).

With so much strength going on now in Pisces, this situation can be maximized and over-sensitized. Anything can provoke a reaction (which will not always be good!). Pisces is very susceptible, and can be unstable. In addition, there might be some psychic signs for people, manifested through dreams and sudden daydreams, which can tell us more about what is going on in the unconscious or what we need to pay attention within ourselves, our wishes and yearnings.

If you want to go deep into a more detailed reading of this Moon along with all the Astrological Facts going on in our sky, please visit Mara's blog here.


With the Sun in Cancer, Moon in Pisces and Leo Rising, Mara de Diego is an Astrology practitioner and a forever learner. Born in Panama, but currently living in Kingston, Jamaica, Mara works with the tropical zodiac, and the Porphyry house system.

Because of her dedication and continuous study she has gained enough experience to perform consultations with people and assess them through her website. If interested on her advice or a Full Astrological Chart Reading please visit

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