8 Pisces New Moon Rituals To Draw Out  Your Imagination

Tap into these Pisces new moon rituals to put self-care at the top of your list.

It’s great to lend a hand when people need support, but if you’re feeling drained, set boundaries around yourself. A healthy “no” or “not right now” saves you from resentment and establishes a healthier relationship.

It’s not selfish to turn inward, and the Pisces new moon on March 10 (at 5 AM) gives you permission to put self-care at the top of your list. Here are some ideas to help you get started. 

1. Declutter your psyche

Maybe you’ve given your closets and drawers the full treatment as a New Year’s resolution. Now, how about your psyche? As the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac, Pisces energy can hold a lot of baggage, and not just the physical kind.

Since this sign rules the subconscious, the Pisces new moon beams your attention inward. Your thoughts have a big part in shaping your reality, which in turn, direct your outlook on life. So it makes sense to give your mind an internal audit from time to time. The goal is to gain awareness of that unconscious chatter so it doesn’t run the show.

Take regular meditation breaks

Since Pisces rules the subconscious, this new moon wants you to turn inward and connect to those shadowy corners of your mind.

As you close your eyes, think about where you feel stuck, uninspired or hopeless. You may discover some entrenched (and limiting!) beliefs that need to come to light. For example, maybe you tell 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!” Try to sit quietly and observe your mental landscape, then open up a journal and write about it.

Here are a few prompts you can use for journaling:

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

Then, try to give each disempowered thought a positive reframe. For example:

  • “I am committed to learn about money management so I can create abundance in my life.”
  • Or, “I will ask three experienced people for their advice on how to navigate my relationship crossroads.”

Helpful mentors and “earth angels” tend to show up near a Pisces new moon, so don’t try to figure out 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.

2. Approach everything like you’re an artist

Let life imitate art for this Pisces new moon ritual. What if you regarded everything you do—from preparing your breakfast to composing an email—as an artistic endeavor? Imagine what kind of honor, dignity and divinity you could bring to every waking moment. You would exist in a true state of grace. Experiment with this idea for two weeks and see how your experience of life begins to shift.

Need a nudge? Let artist extraordinaire Michelangelo, a Pisces born March 6, 1475, inspire you. He spent four years painting the awe-inspiring ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which is considered one of the 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. Channel your inner Einstein and get in the zone

Explore the quantum field! Ever notice that when you’re feeling anxious, an hour feels like a lifetime, but when you’re “in the zone” it flies by way too quickly? The Pisces new moon directs us toward 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 Dr. 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. One of our favorite (and most digestible) books on the quantum realm is Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How To Lose Your Mind and Create a New One.

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 an adorable shopping district and try on some lust-worthy shoes (glamorous Pisces rules the feet). This Pisces new moon ritual encourages you to follow the muse and see where it takes you.

4. Explore your past life

Or at least ponder the possibility of a past life! 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 our beloved pets.

5. Care for the caregiver (that means you!)

Set up healthy boundaries for this Pisces new moon ritual. While this zodiac sign is the most empathetic of them all, when does compassion veer into codependence? Nebulous Neptune rules Pisces. Figuring out where you begin and another person ends can be a bit challenging—but try! The Pisces new moon may serve as a wakeup 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; instead of wearing it like a badge of honor, let it be a wake-up call that you need to reach out. (Scroll to Pisces new moon ritual No. 8 for more on boundary building!)

6. Let (insert divine power of choice) take the wheel

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). 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 uncharted path, try not to freak out. Instead, say, “Hmmm…I wonder what I’m to learn from THIS change of events?”

Let your curiosity lead instead of your anxiety for this Pisces new moon ritual. 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 or a tarot deck handy and pull a card for the Pisces new moon, then ponder the meaning of its message.

7. Remember to drink your water!

Boundaries aren’t the only things that are fluid near the Pisces new moon. As the twelfth and final zodiac sign, Pisces rules our elimination systems, the ones that help us move toxins out of our bodies. Since the skin is the largest elimination organ, sweat is what flushes those unwanted chemicals we absorb out of our pores. But that’s a lot harder for your body to do if you’ve been chugging three (or more!) cups of dehydrating coffee or soda to every glass of fresh H2O. (Guilty!) 

And, duh, Pisces is a water sign so why not go for the low hanging fruit here? Chug those recommended 13 cups and 9 cups for healthy men and women, respectively, with 1 cup equaling 8 ounces (that’s about two full Stanley cups!).

If you’re a caffeine addict, try a two-week test. Replace at least 1 cup of coffee with a tea blend that uses bitter, coffee-like herbs such as chicory or dandelion. You may discover that you think clearer and your productivity improves. You never know: This could be the fastest route to getting yourself into that famous Pisces “flow state.”

8. Barefoot dance party to build boundaries

You can do this alone or invite friends to join, but you may want to start things off in a safe and private space. (Hit the club for an after-party?)

Choose music that is danceable and speaks to your soul and inspires you (try our Pisces season playlist!). Dim the lights to create the nocturnal and mysterious atmosphere that Pisces loves; you might even do the ritual by candlelight. Take off your shoes. This exercise is as much about having your head in the clouds as it is about having your feet being firmly on the ground.

Turn on the music and try these dances:

Foot stomp: We can feel both angry and guilty when our boundaries are crossed, especially when the “crosser” is someone in our personal lives. Stomping out energy through the feet is a way to say: “No! I’m putting my foot down!” Choose a song with a strong beat for this (some good hip-hop maybe?) and dance in a marching and stomping gesture. You might even shout out the word, “No!” while dancing for added effect. We promise, it will feel amazing doing this for your Pisces new moon ritual—especially if you picture the face of your boundary crosser.

Boundary activation air chop: Our auric field extends outside the body. We may feel pushed, fearful and even violated when people cross our boundaries. This dance is meant to reactivate the protective field around your body and reinvigorate your intuition (one of Pisces’ gifts).

Make a karate-chop motion while you dance. Strike your arm into the air about six inches away from yourself. Start at the root chakra, the area between your hips, and work your way up to the top of your head. Notice where you may want to spend more time. If you’ve had trouble speaking up, work on the throat area. If you’ve given too much in love, chop in front of your heart. This exercise is not about blocking people but remembering where your limits lie.

Other Pisces new moon ritual ideas you can try

Since the spiritual veil is thin under these moonbeams, this is one of the best days of the year to download divine inspiration. You could:

  • Get yourself into a quiet space where you can receive the guidance of your inner voice.
  • Take a ritual bath, detox in a sauna or with a special elixir (think adaptogenic mushroom drinks or alkalizing spritzers)
  • Start an artistic venture or sign up for training in a spiritual modality. Anything from life drawing workshops to Human Design astrology could make the winter months fly by
  • Immerse yourself in a spiritual or artistic experience like a sound bath or a live music concert or theater performance.
  • Listen to a shamanic drumming track with eyes closed. Journal about dreamlike images that arise.
  • Keep a dream journal by your nightstand and record waking thoughts and ideas
  • Get a reflexology treatment, foot massage, or pedicure.

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