February 20, 2023: NEW MOON in PISCES

A NEW MOON happens on February 20, 2023 (3:05 PM, Philippine Time), at exactly 01°22′ of PISCES.

This month’s New Moon is here, and once again, we find ourselves under a star-filled, moonless night. New Moon periods are windows of time where we may auspiciously set intentions, like planting seeds on fertile soil. Symbolically, we anchor our intentions to the lunar light, allowing these intentions to grow alongside the waxing of the Moon. This month’s gentle NEW MOON happens in of the realm of mutable water, PISCES, the sign of the mystic.

PISCES (The Fish)

Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac, and as such, it encompasses all that has come before it. Like the vast ocean from where all life has stemmed from, Pisces carries with it a piece of all the signs, allowing it to see itself in anyone it encounters. The profound result the ability for empathy and compassion that is second to none.

Having a natural ability to understand the underlying emotions of people, situations, and things, Pisces is often drawn to creative and artistic pursuits that allow it to express this understanding. Imagination is fertile in the Piscean realm, and verbal language here does not serve as important a role as with other signs. Words are not borders or boundaries that limit, nor are they compartments that categorize. As with everything else in the Piscean landscape, words are subjective – all subjections are valid. Therefore, it finds it easier to trust feelings more than verbal ‘confirmations’. Pisces relies on its profound intuitive sense, instead of cold hard data. To see something as absolutely exact and finite, is to reduce its potential. More than any other sign, it understands that life is not simply black and white, but rather a complex interplay of light and dark, good and evil, joy and sorrow. This understanding allows it to see the world in a more nuanced and compassionate way, resulting in genuine kindness and concern that deeply connects with life, in whatever form it may take.

Pisces, more than most, is also driven by a deep desire to transcend the limitations of the physical world, often through experiencing the divine. The belief in a higher, spiritual truth that supersedes any earthy, tangible experience is fundamentally important here. Like a rechargeable battery that needs to come back to the charging pod every so often, there is always a need to find the way back to the Source, whatever it may be. Without having a clear understanding of this, Pisces would find itself lost in an emotional abyss, often in altered states of consciousness, escaping reality without knowing exactly where to escape to. In order to prevent wandering and searching aimlessly, connecting to the spiritual and mystical aspects of life is an important necessity. Some achieve this through artistic expression. Some, through charity and compassion towards others. All these serve as chargers to the battery of the soul. Direction is then regained. The lost is found. And inevitably, happiness follows suit. ❤


This New Moon carries with it a fog almost, and things are difficult to perceive objectively, especially in the area of life it touches in your chart. There is that feeling of strong possibility floating in the atmosphere, and blissful hope may overwhelm the intellect, at least for the time being. The energy feels like a gentle embrace, versus a lecture on pragmatism. As the sign of mutable water, Pisces is deeply connected to the emotional and subconscious realms, and while the general atmosphere is hopeful, things may seem confusing too, for a bit! During this time, you may feel a heightened sense of emotional sensitivity and empathy, mixed with the emotions and needs of those around you. You may wear your heart on your sleeve and show vulnerability, without intending to!

You may also feel a strong urge to express your creativity, whether through writing, art, music, or other forms of self-expression. This is a great time to set intentions related to your spiritual and creative pursuits, such as developing a regular meditation practice, starting a new creative project, or closely exploring your thoughts through journaling. You may find that your dreams are more vivid and more meaningful than usual too, so this can also be a powerful time to pay attention to your dreams and use them as a tool for self-discovery and spiritual growth. Your intuition is also heightened now, and you maybe more attuned to the subtle messages and synchronicities in your life, so pay close attention to the area where this lands in your chart! ❤

What area of your life will be embraced by this tender New Moon in Pisces?

Check your rising sign below, to find out!

1. Aries RisingsRest and contemplation, spirituality, letting go, planning a new frontier, solitude, and peace of mind, endings, hidden situations, people in the past, spiritual teachers, hospitals, prison, and others isolated from society, hidden relationships, secret situations, hidden situations, fear of integrating, people who feel like emotional chains that you are energetically dependent on

2. Taurus Risings: Social network, social connections, friendships and groups, community, acquaintances, organizations, advocacies, future plans, hopes, and wishes, accumulations, and gains, politicians, social reform, championing causes

3. Gemini Risings: Career, colleagues and associates, Improvement of profession, reputation, achievement, public life and recognition, ambitions, general life direction, relationship with authority figures, and other people in power, parents especially the mother, bosses, government officials, what you are known for

4. Cancer Risings: Travel abroad, foreigners, higher education, going back to school, the higher mind, religion and those in the religious order, belief systems, law, publishing houses, professors, mentors, students, people from a different background/status/race/religion/age, etc.

5. Leo Risings: Joint ventures, business partnerships, joint accounts, investments, inheritance, mutual funds, stock market, merging of assets, wealth managers, commissions, managerial work, loans, debts and taxes, co-dependency with spouse, sexual and emotional intimacy

6. Virgo Risings: Focus on the other, marriages, relationships, committed partnerships, litigation, client-based work, one is to one interaction, concern for others, socialization, lawyers, litigation, contracts, close associations, open enemies

7. Libra Risings:  Your daily schedule, daily chores and errands, health, lifestyle changes, health practitioners, volunteering, service, practicing craft, perfecting a technique, workplace and relationship with co-workers, everyday errands, employees and staff, hired help, mind and body connection, day to day

8. Scorpio Risings:  Romance and romantic prospects, love life, children and kids in general, fertility, creativity, creative self-expression, creative entrepreneurship, pleasure, fun, artistry, performance, creative partners

9. Sagittarius Risings: Family and immediate family members, home, parents especially the father, properties, ancestry, residential areas, land, real estate, private life, past conditioning, your inner base of operations, people you live with, residential spaces, home renovations

10. Capricorn Risings: Siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and other extended relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins), automobiles, out-of-town trips, short-term travel, people you meet in local explorations, neighbors, immediate community, webinars, short-term courses, accreditations, certifications, teachers or instructors/facilitators

11. Aquarius Risings: Money and personal income, material purchases, personal savings, self-worth and self-value, financial independence, possessions, personal resources, entrepreneurship, people that you encounter in business, customers and patrons, people who affect your self-value, self-sufficiency

12. Pisces Risings: SELF! Changes and improvements in physique, new personal goals, confidence, self-expression, vitality, and the physical body, your personal goals, and endeavors, your image, and your facade. Self-empowerment and the importance of putting yourself first, over anyone, the need to speak your truth

Good luck everyone! Stay tuned for next month’s Cosmic Weather Report!

To review the remaining transits for the month, click here.

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