Approximately every month, the new moon kicks off the lunar cycle. In astrology, new moons symbolize beginnings and set the mood for rest, planning, and manifestations. With the moon moving into idealist Pisces, it's a powerful moment to check in on your emotional well-being, dream big, and plant seeds in order to actualize your most romantic fantasies.
"As we get closer to the electric astrological weather of March 2023, the new moon in Pisces on Feb. 20 will set the stage for a major moment of clarity," Lauren Ash, astrologer and host of Birth Chart Pls, tells POPSUGAR.
In astrology, new moons are about creating intentions. Being a Pisces new moon, this is a great moment to check in on your emotions. The borderline psychic sign also encourages you to take a break from the material world, lean into your intuition, and prepare for a major spiritual awakening. This new moon is all about tapping into the otherworldly side of life and manifesting your dream life.
Although this new moon is ripe for romance and entertaining your fantasies, Ash explains that the new moon is entangled with Saturn, with the stern planet moving into Pisces on Mar. 7. "This new moon will be the perfect time to sit down and have tough conversations with yourself and others," she says. Saturn is about discipline and hard work, which means your tendency to over-romanticize your relationships or aimlessly follow your optimism in spite of practicality may be called into question. "This conjunction between Saturn and the luminaries will give you stability and pragmatism, even in the face of a difficult situation," adds Ash.
Read on to discover more about the Pisces new moon's astrological meaning and how it may impact your zodiac sign.
The Spiritual Meaning of the Feb. 20 New Moon in Pisces
Pisces season is sandwiched approximately between Feb. 19 and Mar. 20 each year. Transitioning from progressive Aquarius season, Pisces season carries on the visionary vibes for the next few weeks, beginning with the new moon. The mutable water sign is imaginative, intuitive, and extremely spiritual, all of which are main themes of Pisces season. We're reminded that change is inevitable and are inspired to go with the flow despite the unknown. Pisces is ruled by dreamy Neptune and the 12th house of the subconscious, so you might get in your head more often than usual as you try to understand yourself on a deeper level while the sun is in Pisces' territory.
Pisces is one of the most spiritual signs of the zodiac, so the Feb. 20 new moon is centreing you to see what's below the surface. Taking time to check in on your mental health and spiritual wellness under the Pisces new moon is pertinent. Therapy, self-reflection, and facing your shadow self are all powerful ways to express yourself during this lunation. What are some of your lesser-loved traits or some unhealthy patterns you've noticed? On the flip side, this new moon is powerful for dreaming big and creating a blueprint on how to achieve those goals. Acknowledging yourself and channelling your ultimate fantasies are what the Pisces new moon is all about.
How the February New Moon in Pisces May Affect the Zodiac Signs
Keep reading to find out how the Feb. 20 new moon in Pisces may affect your zodiac sign and how you can embrace your idyllic self.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
The Pisces new moon is inspiring extra TLC for you, Aries, especially if you've been feeling overwhelmed. It's a great moment to retreat into your material comforts (Ben and Jerry's, anyone?) and check in on yourself mentally and emotionally. "As the eclipses are set to start shaking things up in your sign [later] this year, the new moon is an ideal time to keep your eyes open for messages and signs from the universe about the path forward," explains Ash.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Whether you're creating new whimsical traditions or expanding your inner circle, the Pisces new moon is targeting your social scene, Taurus. Leaning on your friendships can prove to be extra helpful, but avoid romanticizing the relationships that enable your bad habits. "You're on the cusp of something great this year, but you're still comparing yourself to others," says Ash. "This is the ideal time to remind yourself why you're deserving of all the good things you want out of life."
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The new moon in Pisces may have your head in the clouds when it comes to your career, Gemini. Follow your creative curiosities, but note any suppressed feelings regarding your profession that are coming up at this time. New work opportunities may present themselves. "If you've been thinking about how this year might look different for you, now is a good time to sit with and banish the limiting beliefs you have about yourself and your skills," explains Ash.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Stay impartial to new things as this lunation stokes your inquisitive mind, Cancer. Open yourself to experiences that may take you to interesting places. It's a great opportunity to focus on your spiritual wellness. "This new moon might be the perfect time to get outside your comfort zone and expand your horizons, says Ash. "If you're looking for a reason to travel, now's the time!"
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This lunation is bringing tough truths into view, Leo. This cathartic new moon is prompting you to let go of your inhibitions and self-imposed limitations. It's time to get real — what are you outgrowing? Ash explains the new moon tantalizes your desires and prompts you to explore beyond the surface level. "You're about to make some major realisations about the choices you're making and the direction you're headed," says Ash.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The new moon is getting you in your head about your relationships. Where are you struggling to find balance? This lunation heralds a new beginning in your relationships, Ahs explains. If you're dating someone, this could be a good time to implement new routines or date nights, or find a deeper connection with your partner. If you're single, this lunation may introduce you to someone new, Ash says. "Whether you're meeting someone new, getting more serious with a special someone, or you're setting off on your own, it's time to review your relationships and keep your options open," explains Ash.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct 22)
The new moon in Pisces is prompting you to revisit your daily rituals. If you've been avoiding putting in the emotional labour, this is an important lunation to introduce practices that help you get in touch with your emotional side. Ash says this moon is all about getting your daily structure under control, especially if you've been feeling imbalanced. "It's time to focus on creating space for yourself and standing firm on your boundaries," says Ash.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Intimacy and self-exploration are on the schedule for you during this new moon, Scorpio. Finding new simple pleasures to indulge in — like self-care nights or journaling — can help you move your mental health in a positive direction. Allow yourself to tap into your artistic side. Ash explains it's also a good moment to express your sensual side with yourself or a partner. "If that's not your speed–try a relaxing self-care ritual to help boost your confidence. It's also a good time to create and play, so it's a good time to discover new hobbies and interests," says Ash.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
It's time to settle down from the hustle and bustle and open yourself up emotionally, Sagittarius. This extra sentimental lunation is reminding you where you came from as it highlights domestic patterns. It could be a good time to rearrange your home or redecorate. "If you've been looking to spend time with loved ones, this might be the time to get the family together," says Ash. Given this lunation may cause major nostalgia, Ash suggests catching up with old friends.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This lunation is about slowing down and bringing focus to the limitations you set for yourself, Capricorn. Overpracticality may prove to be counterintuitive right now, so don't be afraid to view things more abstractly right now. If you've been feeling like you've been on overdrive, Ash says this new moon will force you to see how overthinking can set you back. "This transit will help you shift your mindset around a situation that's been frustrating you and give you a chance to approach it from a new, more informed perspective," she explains.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Where do your values lie, Aquarius? This powerful lunation is helping you sort out what truly matters and asking you to part ways with what doesn't. Ash explains that this new moon is asking you to release a scarcity mindset and open yourself up to financial opportunities and abundance. New streams of income may come into view. "If you've been looking to do a money manifestation ritual or try out some new self–affirmation mantras, now's the time!" Ash says.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This powerful lunation is ripe for inner work and reflection, Pisces. Ash says this potent transit spotlights self-transformation. What are cycles you want to break or new routines you'd like to implement to be your best self? Bringing awareness to what kind of person you want to be is what this lunation is all about. "This transit is ideal for having fun and experimenting with self–expression, so you might find yourself making some major changes to your life in order to help you find deeper alignment in your life," says Ash.