- Waning Dark Moon: From 14° Aquarius to 23° Pisces 02′
- Begins: March 10th-13th
- Element: Air to Water
- Modality: Fixed to Mutable
- Planetary Ruler: Saturn – Jupiter
ABOUT THE DARK/ BALSAMIC PHASE
The Waning Dark Moon is the phase when it’s still displaying a thin silver line, at the verge of becoming invisible in the night sky as it approaches the Sun. Symbolically, it represents the declining phase of the cycle of life, beginning two nights before the New Moon, which is when it has lost all of its illumination. Thus, this phase prepares us for the rebirth and new beginning that comes after the exact conjunction of the two luminaries.
RETURNING TO THE CAVE
The Waning Dark Moon represents the time when we’re heading back to the cave, when we return from our journey through the outside and head towards our inner/underworld. As the energies decay, we are invited to rest, recharge, put an end to negative cycles and habits, break old patterns, release from energetic or body toxins, banish what we want out or cut the cords that attach us to the past. It’s when we enter the Crone phase, commune with the Dark Goddess and meet with our shadow side.
THE WANING DARK MOON OF PISCES SEASON
The Waning Dark Moon of Pisces Season begins in the fixated and rational Aquarius, the sign of the last New Moon, where Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter are still transiting. This lunar phase comes after the Full Moon in Virgo, the lunar climax that illuminated the false illusions in our lives, grounded us in reality and invited us to sweep away the dust under our rugs in order to start the proximate new cycle with a clean slate. The planetary ruler of this Full Moon was Mercury, who was still in its retrograde shadow, meaning that it was still transiting through the same degrees where it once crossed whilst in backwards motion. However, during this Waning Dark Moon it will transit the last degrees as it will officially be out of its retrograde shadow the day of the New Moon in Pisces.
CLOSING THE CHAPTER OF THE PAST ASTROLOGICAL SEASON TO START ANEW
This is highly symbolic, as it’s indicating that we will be starting completely anew during the beginning of a powerful manifesting cycle. Thus, as Mercury was still retrograde during the New Moon in Aquarius it highlighted that a new cycle was initiating, but that first adjustments needed to be made, that how we did things before needed to change and that matters, methods, memories and old aspirations and ideas that we were still holding on, but no longer served our highest good or were what we genuinely desired, needed to be released in order to be open for the new that will ask us to follow what serves our highest potential.
PREPARING FOR THE NEW MOON IN PISCES
Thus, this is what the Full Moon in Virgo shed light to and now, with this Waning Dark Moon in Aquarius we’re releasing, banishing and making the last adjustments to prepare for the New Moon in Pisces that will be happening right beside the majestic Venus and Neptune conjunction. Thus, offering us a prominent manifesting energy to birth to light our dreams and desires with the harvest moon. However, as we’re at the end of the astrological year and the season and Pisces is an introspective sign, this new cycle starts from within, from our soul and our subconscious mind.
WANING DARK MOON IN AQUARIUS – MARCH 10TH: BECOMING CONSCIOUS OF OUR DESTRUCTIVE THOUGHTS AND RELEASING THEM
Hence, that’s what we will be preparing, cleansing and restoring until the New Moon of Aries Season. Everything, every major change in our lives, happens when our subconscious makes a shift and when thoughts are directed towards something specific. Thus, with this Aquarius Waning energy, reflect upon what negative and destructive thoughts you are fixating on and allowing to have control over you and your emotions. That’s what we will begin releasing and destroying during these moonless nights, that false reality that your own thoughts may have created.
WANING DARK MOON IN PISCES ACTIVITIES – MARCH 11TH-13TH: DISSOLVING, DISINTEGRATING AND REPROGRAMING OUR SUBCONSCIOUS
The mutable and watery energy of the Waning Moon when it changes to Pisces will reflect how we will be dissolving all that no longer serves, how those thoughts we were fixating on no break down and disintegrate. Thus, this is a magnificent time to practice affirmations to reprogram your subconscious, to meditate while visualizing how you want something to be because, with this, you will also be changing its current non optimal state.
The Waning Dark Moon will last until 23° Pisces 02′, after, it will be a New Moon and when the emotional cycle begins, but also representing the culmination of your releasing process and the complete restoration as the Moon will be entirely dark. These days of lunar darkness are also perfect for consulting the oracle, the tarot and other divination tools to guide you in this process and to connect with your inner wisdom in order to become clear of what dreams you will be manifesting for the New Moon.