So much is happening, and it is hard to sit still! The New Moon occurred in Pisces on February 19, 2023 at 11:06 pm PST & on February 20, 2023 at 2:06 am EST at 1 degree and 22 minutes of Pisces. The New Moon is always a time to plant seeds and initiate new beginnings; but, this is a particularly significant New Moon. Next month, we have major planetary shifts with three planets changing signs and The Spring Equinox. Saturn, the cosmic taskmaster, enters the mutable water sign of Pisces on March 7, 2023, where it will tour through February 15, 2026. Saturn initially entered the fixed air sign of Aquarius on March 23, 2020 through July 1, 2020. It resumed its journey on December 17, 2020, where it will transit through March 7th. This has been a very hectic time in what I dubbed the New Age of Aquarius. That occurred on the Winter Solstice of December 20, 2020 when Saturn (the structure) met up with Jupiter (the vision) at the very first degree of Aquarius and closer in th3 sky than they had met in 800 years. This inaugurated The New Age of Aquarius with a vision of unity and humanity. Given the state of the world, it is pretty funny, huh? Actually, it is not. Saturn will take a while to structure that vision of joy, prosperity, and wisdom. It don’t come easy. You know it don’t come easy!
Saturn rules Aquarius in ancient Astrology and represents karmic lessons, restrictions, accountability, and goals. It reminds me of the judgement card. If there are issues in your life that you have been avoiding and need to resolve, the issue will rear its head and make itself known that you HAVE to deal with it. Life is about dealing with problems, challenges, goals, fears, success, love, and joy! It includes everything!
Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius and the planet of brilliance and chaos clashed with Saturn in Aquarius three times in 2021. Although Saturn is in its dignity while in Aquarius, it really does not feel very Aquarian to me. There can be an aloofness to Aquarius; but, I equate it more with the Uranian facets reminding me of the quirky and brilliant professor.
Uranus also reminds of a brilliant Taurus I know, whose nickname at his workplace used to be “Instant chaos.” That is Uranus for you! With that said, both of the rulers of Aquarius have been at strife. This make it very difficult to launch the New of Aquarius in its highest ideal.
We are in no way done with the Aquarian story. Saturn exits Aquarius, but we bring the lessons to a whole other level because Pluto, the planet of loss and regeneration, enters the fixed air sign of Aquarius on March 26, 2023, where it will tour for 20 years! Yikes! Where is Rod Sterling to guide us in the journey because society is going to shift in an epic way. Will we still be human at the end?
Technology and social media are not going away any time soon, and all need to uplevel our skills. Our biggest currency since the Epoch of Capricorn is not our materials or our bank account. Our biggest currency is our skills and knowledge. With Pluto’s ingress into the sign of Aquarius, the technology will soar even further.
Where does all of this lead us on this magical but sensitve New Moon in Pisces? Pisces represents the abandoned and forgotten, the artists, the musicians, magicians, misfits, intuitives and empaths. In its highest level, Pisces represents selfess love and healing. Pure intuition and creative wizardry! It is a sign of humility and can also represent prisons, hospitals, and institutions.
On the more challenging level, Pisces can represent mental illness, addition, delusion, deception, and self undoing. Johnny Cash was a Pisces musician, who struggled with addiction and early loss. Love is what healed him and got him straight. He always identified with prisoners and misfits.
When Johnny Cash played at Folsom Prison in Sacramento, California on January 13, 1968, his life was in ruins with addiction, and he had contemplated suicide. That concert and subsequent album changed his career! He got sober, had a lifelong love affair with June Carter and enjoyed a fruitful and amazing career! Love and music saved his life!
There are a lot of people in the arts and in many industries that have really lost their way. Some have lost everything, and some just feel more alienated in this most difficult round of Saturn in Aquarius. The Saturn Return of the internet has proven how it can connect us to people to whom we never would have met; but, sadly, it alienates us from those closest to us. How can we bridge the exciting with the sad? Saturn in Pisces is about utter humility and lack of ego.
Alcoholic Anonymous was founded in 1935 during the Great Depression with the tenets being of service to fellow drunks and newcomers that need help, 12 steps to recovery (Pisces is the 12th sign), anonymity (Pisces is the sign of secrets), and a relationship with God. For many, spirituality has shifted, but faith is what will get you through this time in which it may feel like you cannot anchor what is so amorphous and uncontained. Pisces also represents the ocean. Good luck containing that! But, boy does it make you dream, though!
That is where we want to go! Be of service to those who have lost their way. Meditate, chant, listen to music, pick up an instrument, paint, or write! Indulge your creative side not to be Picasso or Hendrix; but, instead, to be your inner muse! Pisces is the dream! Calling on all of the dreamers and manifestors out there! Let’s dream together. Let’s make some art! Trust your inner voice. Be like the Hierophant and listen within yourself.
The Sun entered Pisces on February 18, 2023, where it will transit through March 20, 2023. Next month will be epic! Pay attention to the situations, lessons, and experiences you have in this time period. Venus, the planet of love, value, and resources, entered Pisces on January 26, 2023 and just exited the sign of Pisces today at 2:06 am EST, when it entered the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries. Record and reflection on what has occured since end of January through this time period.
Saturn is transiting at the final degrees of Aquarius. Pluto is transiting at the final degrees of Capricorn. It will transit in Aquarius through June 11 2023, when it returns to the final degrees of Capricorn. Pluto initially entered Capricorn in 2008 and 2009, in which we experienced the Financial Collapse. There will be a LOT of change, shifts, and realizations, in the following weeks. BIG ENERGY! Keep cool and try to nurture yourself with healthy metaphysical tools and with love.
The New Moon is always a time to plant new seeds. Focus on your dream for the next few years. Have strong intentions and be prepared to manifest in a time of change and uncertainty. Magic and intuition prevail!
The New Moon is a great time to set new intentions! Take a blank check and date it for February 19, 2023 or February 20, 2023. Where it says, “Pay to the order of,” print your full name. Where you typically print the dollar amount, print, “Paid in Full.” At the bottom of the check, sign it with “The Law of Abundance.” This brings in prosperity, abundance, and DREAMS!