February 23: New moon in Pisces, and Venus is square Jupiter

February 23: New moon in Pisces, and Venus is square Jupiter



The moon is sextile Uranus at 5:29 a.m., New moon in Pisces at 7:32 a.m., and the moon is sextile Mars at 8:30 a.m.


Today’s insular lunar mood is appropriate for Sunday, a western traditional day of rest, as it may be all anyone feels like doing after all. The very early morning holds a flash of insight when the nearly new moon comes into a sextile with radical Uranus. The outcome: sleeping in is the new revolution! Shortly after, the moon goes fully dark as it joins in conjunction with the sun in Pisces. This is the end and beginning of a new lunar cycle, asking us to reflect on the Piscean themes of healing as we draw another lunar month to a close, and begin the next. About an hour later, the new moon comes into a supportive sextile with Mars in Capricorn, and it may be when the day truly begins with a flash of well-rested initiative. Perhaps a walk to pick up coffee and pastries…


Venus is square Jupiter at 8:59 a.m.


We may not get very far with any well-intentioned ideas to get something done this morning as the planet of pleasures comes into an amplifying square aspect with the planet of benevolence and luck. The square aspect is typically a hard and challenging aspect, yet when it happens between the two “benefic” planets, it signifies indulgences in the good stuff of life. Venus loves to connect, and Jupiter loves to say yes—so it’s likely to be a pleasurable day for all kinds of creative and romantic activities.  

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The moon is conjunct Mercury retrograde at 4:39 p.m.


Later this afternoon, the new moon joins the planet of communications in Pisces, setting the tone for an evening of imagining, intimate, creative conversations and daydreams. Though it’s not yet time to set any intentions for the month—until the moon stars gaining light—we may have ideas and visions starting to form this evening.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.