New Moon in Pisces

Date: February 19, 2023

Two fish, one on top and one on the bottom swimming in opposite directions. New Moon in Pisces perfects at 12:05 am Mountain time and 2:05 am Eastern time.

On February 20th a New Moon in Pisces perfects at 12:05 am MST. There’s potentially an extra dreamy quality to this New Moon because also in the sign of Pisces are Neptune and Venus. With Venus at the last degree of the sign, there can be a more urgent energy in this placement of Venus.

Venus is exalted in Pisces. Venus is at its most romantic and even co-dependent in Pisces because in this sign, boundaries blur or evaporate, and Venus in Pisces wants to melt into the object of desire. To add even more idealism to Venus, she’s what is called an evening star, rising after the Sun- This placement adds to the romantic idealism held by Venus in any sign, but it’s at it’s peek in Pisces. Once Venus goes into Aries (within a few hours of the New Moon) we might get hit by a large dose of extra energy. Romance and mysticism give way to more assertive and competitive anergy. The vibe changes quite dramatically, but not before the Venus energy is imprinted on the vibe of the New Moon.

We also have Saturn and Pluto dancing in the last degrees of the signs they’re in- so whatever Saturn and Pluto projects you have on the go, you may feel anxious to get them done. The longer cycle Pluto work will have started in 2008/2009 when Pluto first entered Capricorn and ends officially in November 2024 when Pluto enters Aquarius without retrograding out again. We should experience stops and starts and reversals on quite a large scale between now and then. Governments trying to end things that just won’t go away or implement projects that aren’t able to take effect in some way before things stabilize somewhat.

We will feel quite an intense Saturnine energy for the next 2 weeks. We have had Saturn in its own sign since December 2017. Rigidity, rules, structure, and unfun have been themes. We’ve seen different forms of authority and rebellion, and life has been very serious for a long time. Because we’ve failed to deal well with the obstacles put in front of us, I don’t think Saturn in Pisces is going to be a magical burst of joy and good times- it’s still Saturn, but the rigidity will subside. More about this in the next post.

The Linda Hill’s version of the Sabian symbol for the New Moon degree is so interesting!

A squirrel hiding from hunters: This shows being able to sense when to move and when to stop, to be out in the world or “hiding” away. There can be a heightened sense of awareness or alertness, and possibly, an ability to hear or perceive subtle things in the environment. There may be aggression in the air with you probably one of the smaller players. You may feel threatened which can come from out of the blue. Not watching the news or avoiding negative stories can be one way of “hiding”. To be cautious is wise, but hiding can lead to missed opportunities for nourishment. Be wary of being bullied or holed-up.

The last part of this image seems even more likely with Venus and Neptune in Pisces. We’d rather keep our heads in the clouds than face the Saturn realities. With these outer planets making big shifts and Jupiter and Venus in aggressive Aries, life may feel like riding a bucking bronco (or what we imagine that to be). Hang on tight. You’ve got this. To enjoy this beautiful Pisces energy, look for opportunities of generosity – both given and received. The word “allowing” continues to come up for me when I ponder this lunation. Make sure to take mental health breaks when you can, and engage in things that recharge your battery. What does the theme of allowing bring up for you?

As always, be kind to yourself. xo