We’ve recently crossed over the threshold from the depths of winter toward the first signs of spring. Sunlight is lingering longer at the end of the day, and if you’re in tune with nature’s rhythms, you may have already felt a little break in the energetic heaviness of the season. That said: we’re still firmly planted in winter, and this new moon in Pisces heralds the last dregs of the season.
The new moon happens at 4 degrees in the sign of ultra-intuitive Pisces on Sunday, February 23rd at 10:31 am ET. At the same time, it makes a sextile to Mars, which is hanging out at 5 degrees in highly-structured Capricorn. Meanwhile, Neptune, the ruler of this new moon makes an auspicious connection to Jupiter, who’s also in Capricorn. To top it off, the new moon forms a perfect trine to the North Node of fate and destiny.
In English?! This combination, albeit weighty, allows for a supportive cosmic moment to set your intentions for this lunation.
The Pisces New Moon: Earth and Water Makes Mud
With the majority of the planets traveling in earth and water signs, things can feel gunky. There’s zero planetary influence in air signs at the moment leaving things a bit dense. So yes, please do get outside, and spend time breathing, but also just know that the heaviness, and moodiness of the moment, creates the pressure required for new growth to begin to root down.
Remember, mud is super nourishing, and the exact atmosphere that seeds begin to germinate in.
There are Pivotal + Powerful Forces at Work
Plant your seeds of desire now and know that the weeks ahead bring unprecedented astrological aspects. By the time we complete this lunar cycle at the new moon in Aries on March 24th, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all going to come into close contact. Mars can bring forth aggression seemingly out of nowhere, while Saturn is the cosmic authoritarian, and Pluto is a transformative powerhouse. Add to that Jupiter—who makes everything it touches bigger—and we have dynamic energy on our hands in the upcoming weeks.
These are major astrological transits, love.
The kind that astrologers have been talking about for decades. These transits alone would be enough to set us on edge, but we’re also in the midst of Mercury retrograde in Pisces until March 9th, not to mention what’s been going on on planet Earth. There’s mass fear over the coronavirus, the increasingly heated political situation in the U.S., amongst other intense occurrences. If you’re a human on this planet at this point in time, your emotional well-being is probably taking a hit. I know mine is for sure.
But here’s the thing…
There is always, always a way to nourish our soul needs
… even in the darkest parts of winter. And the cosmos gives us a clue how to do just that. While this new moon has challenges, Mars is also forming a supportive trine to Uranus, the planet of innovation. Combine this aspect with the sheer force of everything else going on astrologically, and we have the potential to tap into a major creative breakthrough in our lives. On top of this Venus in Aries squares Jupiter in Capricorn. While a square isn’t the easiest, these two planets, who respectively represent love and growth, push all of us to reach for a better tomorrow.
Hone and Honor Your Intuition This New Moon In Pisces
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and with its arrival, we can count on many things to come to their final conclusion—sometimes even if we don’t want them to. The key to emotional resilience during this season of life is to strengthen our psychic superpowers.
Listen to your inner wisdom as if you were listening to your best friend—because you are. And then follow her guidance! Chances are she’ll lovingly remind you to move your body, get fresh air, and absorb art and music that stirs your soul. After all, Neptune, the planet that influences artists and musicians, rules Pisces.
Bottom line: Catharsis is non-negotiable. For more on releasing and restoring, check this IG post, And remember, at the end of the day, you are your own guru. Tap into those psychic superpowers that we all possess to find out what you truly need to thrive as we move through the rest of this season.
What are your favorite ways to tap into your intuition? Prioritize them now.
I put together a playlist to complement this Pisces new moon. Pisces, a sign that favors art, encourages healing through sound and vibration. This playlist has some melodic and cacophonic jazz that mirrors the intensity, and possibility, of the moment. If you are looking for ways to process your emotions and set intentions for this new moon, check it out here.
Now over to you. What intentions are you setting for yourself this new moon? Remember this once-in-a-lifetime new moon could literally catalyze the change you most desire–especially as we launch straight into some of the most compelling astrological weather of our lives.
Let me know what you are conjuring in the comments below!