The moon is on her way to being new this Monday, February 20 in the watery sign of Pisces at 1:08 am CST. New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree. This is known as a conjunction in astrology. For this particular lunation the sun and moon will be at 1 degree of Pisces. New moons are associated with new beginnings and are the perfect time to set new intentions and to make wishes. The day before the new moon is known as the dark moon which will be February 19 for this lunation.

Traditionally, the dark moon is a potent time for performing divination like pulling tarot or oracle cards. This is also a good day to clear out what no longer serves a purpose in your life. Clearing out a close or a drawer on a dark moon signals to the Universe you are ready for new beginnings.

Keywords and the New Moon in Pisces: illusion, dreams, rebirth, imagination, fantasy, poetry, psychic, reflection, rumination, escape, clairvoyance, divinity, delusion, contemplation, dissolution, artistry and sacrifice. For this new moon look over these keywords and pay attention to the words that jump out at you. Which word or words describe your life right now? Just looking at some of the keywords like dreams, psychic and clairvoyance could mean our dream life will be quite vivid and prophetic right now. If you have a journal you could jot down any dreams or intuitive hits you get this week. A new moon in Pisces is a time to view and interpret your life through symbolism so pay attention to repeated numbers, words or pictures that keep popping up in your world.  

The Elements and the New Moon in Pisces: Each astrological sign belongs to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water. Pisces belongs to the water element meaning feelings, sensitivity, love and intuition take center stage. With our feeling nature heightened we may sense a deeper connection to those closest to us. We have a greater tendency to absorb others’ feelings during a new moon in Pisces. Some of us may need to get reacquainted with setting boundaries. Absorbing the moods and feelings swirling around in our environment can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Piscean energy run amok can manifest as victimhood and codependence. Being kind and compassionate to others just be careful you aren’t overextending yourself or over-helping others to a point that drains you physically and spiritually. Be sure you spend some time recharging your own “battery”.  

Neptune, the 12th House and the New Moon in Pisces: Every astrological sign has a planetary ruler and for Pisces that planet is Neptune. In Roman mythology Neptune was the god of the sea. Neptune rules mysticism, illusions, spirituality and psychic abilities. Currently, Neptune is transiting through it’s very own sign of Pisces until February of 2026. Neptune moves through a sign very slowly and affects all of us a deeper and more profound level than say a personal planet like Venus or Mars. While Neptune transits through Pisces the whole planet is getting a spiritual wake-up call; mystical experiences aren’t so strange anymore they are becoming the norm. The day after the new moon in Pisces (Feb 21), the moon will move on to conjunct Neptune giving us an extra dose of this ethereal Piscean energy. With the veil between the physical world and the spiritual world so thin next week spend some time in meditation or just some quiet time alone. See what kind of cosmic truths the Universe has in store for you. 

The astrological house associated with this new moon in Pisces is the 12th House. The astrology chart is a wheel and the 12th House is the last house on the astrological block before we begin again with the 1st House. Two important keywords associated with the 12th House are surrender and endings. What do you need to bring closure to in your life? What is ending? Who or what do you need to say good-bye to? This is also the astrological house that is linked to secrets, sorrow and self-undoing which is actually self-sabotage. Are you sabotaging your success? Are you being self-destructive in some area of your life? On a deeper spiritual level the 12th House is associated with past-lives, karma and astral travel meaning the ultimate goal of the 12th House , Neptune and Pisces is transcendence over the physical world. If you’ve ever wanted to do a past-life reading on yourself, the new moon in Pisces the perfect time to do one.

Crystals, Stone and the new Moon in Pisces: A great crystal for this lunation would be Labradorite. We recommend this stone to anyone who considers themselves empathic (another keyword for Pisces). Labradorite helps build a psychic shield around you to keep negative energy away. Iolite is another stone I would recommend for this new moon because it aids in opening your third eye; the chakra or energy center located in the middle part of your forehead. When our third eye is open we see the world and our situations from a place of spiritual wisdom and deeper insight. Concentration and imagination are also linked to the third eye.


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February 19, 2023