As spring approaches, a magical new moon in Pisces is a chance for your imagination to take center stage.
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Just weeks away from the official start of spring, March delivers a magical, lucky new moon that's ripe for manifesting whatever it is you've been dreaming about all winter long. Falling in the mutable water sign, Pisces, ruled by Neptune, the planet of spirituality, the vibe of this particular lunar event is mystical and might even deliver a positive epiphany.

Although new moons can usually be felt for several days before and after they occur, the Pisces new moon will land exactly on Wednesday, March 2 at 12:36 p.m. ET/9:36 a.m. PT, encouraging you to set a powerful, spiritually-satisfying intention. (Plus, here is your March 2022 horoscope for health, love, and success.)

Here are all the details and how you can make the most of the fortune from March 2022's new moon in Pisces.

What New Moons Mean

A few new moon basics: As the astrological "counterpoint" to full moons, new moons happen when the moon is not illuminated by the sun from your perspective on Earth. Hosted by a deep, dark, blank-slate sky, you might imagine that the new moon is offering up a vision board on which you can scribble your intentions. (See: How to Make a Vision Board to Manifest Your Dreams Into Reality)

New moons traditionally present a chance to get clear on long-term dreams, goals, and big-picture projects. And in order to lock them in, you can practice a ritual — maybe opening up to a therapist or loved one, journaling, lighting a candle, or doing a visualization practice. Think of it as your monthly (and very rarely, twice-monthly) astrological nudge to pinpoint something you want to accomplish, then design your ultimate action plan for getting there.

New moons also serve as the first page of a whole new chapter in your life that will come to a close when there's a corresponding full moon in the same sign — in this case, on September 10, 2022, when there's a full moon in Pisces. Pro-tip: Write down what you've been reflecting on around the new moon, and then circle back six months down the road when the corresponding full moon is happening. You can note how far you've come and quite possibly notice that you've hit a culmination point.

Themes of the March 2022 New Moon In Pisces

Mutable water sign Pisces, symbolized by the Fish, is ruled by the planet of dreams and illusion, Neptune, and rules the twelfth house of spirituality, karma, the unconscious, and private matters. People who were born with their sun or other personal placements in Pisces are typically very compassionate, empathic, deeply-feeling, artistic, and often psychic. Pisceans might very well be the most creative, romantic dreamers you've ever met. They also tend to swim in the depths of not only their own emotions but others', as they tend to take on the energy of those around them. As empathic as they are, they can't help but want to care for and heal anyone suffering around them. For that reason, protecting their own hearts and minds is key to avoiding being swept too far out to sea. (P.S. Here's what you need to know about being an empath.)

That said, new moons that occur under the influence of the twelfth sign of the zodiac have an emotional, spiritual quality. They're generally wired to spur reflection around the relationships, patterns, and routines that nurture your spirit.

This year, the Pisces new moon pairs up with Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance which has a magnifying effect on everything it touches. Also, Jupiter, as a planet, is comfortable and therefore especially able to express its energies and purpose in Pisces. For this reason, the feelings that come up for you around this new moon could feel amplified. This meet-up also bolsters optimism, sunniness, and the tendency to want to go big or go home with any intention you set now.

But if you're suddenly caught off-guard by an exciting offer, spontaneous get-together with loved ones, romantic experience that pops up out of the blue, or creative brainstorm, you'll have Uranus to thank. La luna also forms a friendly sextile to game-changer Uranus in Taurus, the grounded fixed earth sign, which could help you turn even the most nebulous dream into something concrete and electrifyingly exciting. (Find out what the stars have in store for your sex and love life throughout the month of March.)

It also bears noting that while Jupiter and Uranus get top billing during this moon, Venus, Mars, and Pluto are basically like the supporting cast. The planet of love, the planet of sex, and the planet of power and transformation are all hanging out within close proximity in the industrious cardinal earth sign Capricorn, and in the days around the new moon, they'll pair up with one another, intensifying your romantic desires and any kind of craving to take action or claim your power. Whether you're realizing you need more out of a certain one-on-one bond or feel like you're being held back from reaching your full potential in some way, this powerful trio may bring those feelings to the surface now.

Who the New Moon In Pisces Will Affect the Most

If you were born under the sign of the Fish — approximately February 19 to March 20 — or with your personal planets (the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) in Pisces (something you can learn from your natal chart), you'll feel this new moon more than most. More specifically, if you have a personal planet that falls within five degrees of the new moon (12 degrees Pisces), you could feel especially inspired to create something new, to lay the groundwork for satisfying your most romantic desires, and to bask in its rosy glow.

Similarly, if you were born in a mutable sign — Gemini (mutable air), Virgo (mutable earth), or Sagittarius (mutable fire) — you could feel the lovey-dovey, daydreamy tone of this new moon, urging you to hit pause on pragmatism and trust that your imagination has just as much to offer you as your intellect. (Find everything you need to know about Zodiac signs and their meanings in this guide.)

The Dreamy Takeaway

Every month, no matter what sign a new moon falls in, it offers you a chance to gain clarity and move ahead. This month, with dreamy Pisces at the helm, you're encouraged to tune into your intuition, unconscious, and heart for guidance. And with lucky Jupiter and game-changer Uranus supporting the moon's energy, you can trust in spontaneously occurring optimism and electrifying breakthroughs.

No matter how you're experiencing it this year, the March 2022 new moon is an opportunity to put whatever's swirling around in your head on the back burner for a moment in order to discover what you need unconsciously. The mutable water sign often wears rose-colored glasses and prefers to turn even the most mundane moment into a whimsical, romantic one, so if you're moving through the world in a bit of a dream state this week, know that you're actually making the most of the moment. And once you've pinpointed and are ready to move the ball forward on your most heartfelt wish, you'll find it easier than you think to come back down to earth. (Pisces season lasts until March 20, FYI — here's what to know.)