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New Moon March 21, 2023 - Conflict Resolution
Category: Moon Cycles Written by Jamie Partridge
The New Moon in Aries on March 21, 2023, is square Mars. So the meaning of the New Moon March 2023 astrology is associated with resolving ego conflicts and managing anger.
The March 2023 New Moon also forms an aspect pattern that helps find solutions to problems through learning and self-development. The strongest aspect of this pattern gives the single-mindedness, drive and determination to solve the problem and restore harmony.
New Moon March 2023 Astrology
The New Moon on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, is at 00°49′ Aries. The New Moon horoscope below shows the challenging red square to Mars and the harmonious blue sextile to Pluto. They are connected by the green aspect, Mars quincunx Pluto.
The pattern formed by these connected aspects is called a Large Learning Triangle. It is a crisis mechanism that promotes learning and development to find a solution and restore harmony.
New Moon March 2023 Meaning
Sun conjunct Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. It gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. But it also brings emotional balance, not irrationally emotional, and not too cold and calculating.
So the New Moon in March 2023 is excellent for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs while searching for new and inventive ways to progress.
Large Learning Triangle
A Large Learning Triangle is an aspect pattern formed by a combination of a blue sextile, red square, and green quincunx aspect. It is a crisis mechanism with three phases:
red → green → blue
It is a learning and development spiral that aims to get another point of view with every complete transition. Every passage through the three phases and each crisis contains the possibility of finding solutions that previously did not exist, i.e., breaking new ground.
conflict → striving for solution → harmonization
Whether that is successful depends on your attitude about the crisis process. If you inwardly recognize the opportunities, then development is likely. If you treat the crises are mere disruptions, the development process will be blocked. 
New Moon square Mars builds up hot energy that can manifest as irritation, impatience, anger, resentment, or sexual frustration. Such destructive energies must be channeled safely into creativity, hard work, exercise or sex. Otherwise, conflict, violence, accidents, pain, or exhaustion are possible.
Men, superiors, competitors or enemies may try to assert their power over you or force you to defend your goals. Avoid being overly assertive, initiating conflict or reacting to provocation. A defensive position is advised. It may be better to compromise or retreat if provoked.
This first phase of the learning and development mechanism represents the conflict or crisis. Some kind of decision or effort must be made. The old state is no longer tenable, and a problem that has arisen must be solved.
Striving For Solution
Mars quincunx Pluto gives an intense longing to achieve your most passionate desires. You may become more assertive and competitive, causing resistance from others. Avoid rushing ahead in too many directions. The key to success is deciding on a single goal. You can then draw on extra courage and willpower to succeed.
Manipulative, controlling or deceptive tactics will only harm you in the long run. Impulsiveness and lapses in judgment can lead to mistakes and accidents. With an intensified sex drive, New Moon March 2023 brings the risk of sexual abuse if dating. There is also the possibility of threats, intimidation, violence, exploitation, peer pressure, dishonesty and betrayal.
In this second phase of the crisis mechanism, communication and the provision of information usually lead to new experiences. You are ready to experiment, search and strive for a solution to the problem. The basic motivation is the expansion of consciousness, learning and development.
New Moon sextile Pluto gives tremendous drive, single-mindedness and determination to achieve your goals. Increased attractiveness may be sexual and gives more control and influence over others. You can transform psychologically extreme behaviors, eliminate bad habits and repair broken things.
Like a psychologist, you get to the cause of any relationship difficulty and then expose it to be healed. You can also deeply probe under the surface to understand occult subjects, solve mysteries or investigate crimes and secrets. Obsessive or compulsive tendencies can be harnessed to complete difficult tasks.
Besides the Sun conjunct Moon, the New Moon sextile Pluto is the strongest influence on the New Moon March 2023 astrology. It makes success in this final phase easier to achieve. Adaption and the desire for calm lead to a new, harmonious state in a still unsure and unstable position, which meets the requirement of the initial problem.
The Constellations and Stars
The March 2023 New Moon is in the Sign of Aries, but as the image below shows, it is in the Constellations of Pisces. The Signs and the Constellations do not match up. Over the last 2000 years, the Constellations have moved nearly 30° out of alignment with the Signs because of the precession of the equinoxes.
The Zodiac was invented only as a measuring device. The ecliptic line in the image below matches the degrees in the horoscope above. Like the original astrologers, I use the Constellations and fixed stars for interpretation, not the Signs.
Although the March 2023 New Moon sits within Constellation Pisces, it aligns most closely with two stars in Constellation Pegasus, the Flying Horse.
29♓41 – Beta Pegasi, Scheat
00♈49 – New Moon March 2023
01♈22 – Tau Pegasi, Kerb
Constellation Pegasus gives ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, caprice, and bad judgment. 
The constellation portends events concerning ships and the ocean and also changes in the weather. 
Pegasus is an allegory for the superior spiritual power the hero first sought to aid him in his task. 
In mundane astrology, Pegasus is associated with drowning, accidents, catastrophes, earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, floods, shipwrecks, mining accidents, airplane accidents, falling accidents, shooting down from high, transportation, communications, space travel, exploration, pioneering, science, invention and heroism.
Fixed star Scheat causes extreme misfortune, murder, suicide, and drowning. 
Scheat is an especially unfortunate star regarding the sea. It indicated danger from that element in the form of tidal waves or violent storms. 
It is possible for a positive influence to emanate from Scheat, but only for some people, with an effect on their mental creativity if they are ready to receive such inflow. Scheat has a bad effect only if tied up with malefics. 
Scheat is a true-black malefic in traditional astrology, promising injury by one’s hand or another’s and life imprisonment. 
With Sun: Danger through water and engines, liable to accidents or drowning. 
With Moon: Worry, loss and gain of friends through criticism, the danger of accidents and by water.
Fixed star Kerb portends an indirect danger, as from a jilted lover. 
New Moon March 2023 Summary
The aspect pattern created by the March 21 New Moon, Mars and Pluto indicates a problem or crisis. Striving to find a solution promotes learning and development until balance and harmony are restored.
The problem is the New Moon square Mars. A crisis is associated with ego conflict, blocked desires, self-assertion, or anger.
Learning and development come through Mars quincunx Pluto. Finding a solution to the problem involves deciding which desire or goal is most important and using courage and willpower to achieve it.
The final harmonization step is the March 21 New Moon sextile to Pluto. This is the strongest aspect of the configuration, which makes it easier and quicker to achieve. This solution to the problem comes through adaption, single-mindedness and determination.
Fixed star Scheat conjunct New Moon March 2023 makes the problem or crisis more serious. It indicates misfortune, accidents and danger from water. When activated by a New Moon, Beta Pegasi also brings danger from storms and floods, and earthquakes. This danger is heightened with Saturn conjunct Epsilon Pegasi and Neptune conjunct Alpha Pegasi.
The influence of the March 21 New Moon lasts four weeks up to the April 20 Solar Eclipse. The best time for starting new projects is during the two-week waxing moon phase, from March 21 to the April 6 Full Moon.
This is the last New Moon phase in an eclipse cycle that began with the October 2022 Solar Eclipse. As the previous eclipse cycle nears its end, the issues it brought up increasingly look for completion.
The October 2022 Solar Eclipse may still be causing a struggle to overcome some uncertainty or crisis related to love, money, and your ultimate levels of happiness and satisfaction. Important decisions about what makes you truly happy and content must be made. Are adjustments to your budget required to cope with economic downturns and the rising cost of living?
If the New Moon March 2023 astrology directly affects your Sign, you can read about it in your free Monthly Horoscope. Finally, see Sun Transits for more details about how it affects your natal chart.
- Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon March 7, 2023
- Next Moon Phase: Full Moon April 6, 2023
- 2022 Moon Phases Calendar
- 2023 Moon Phases Calendar
New Moon March 2023 Times and Dates
- Los Angeles – March 21, 10:23 am
- New York – March 21, 1:23 pm
- London – March 21, 5:23 pm
- Delhi – March 21, 10:53 pm
- Sydney – March 22, 4:23 am
- Aspect Pattern Astrology, Bruno and Louise Huber, 2005, p.201.
- Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.206, 231.
- Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.29.
- Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.80.
- The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.127.
My name is Jamie Partridge and I live on the coast of NSW Australia with three amazing kids. I’ve had an interesting life so far, with varied occupations ranging from nursing assistant to farm hand.
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