On February 20th, 2023 we have a New Moon at 1° Pisces. The New Moon is conjunct Saturn at 28° Aquarius.
Normally a New Moon in Pisces is an opportunity to make a wish. Within the endless Piscean ocean, anything is possible.
However, Saturn doesn’t “dig” wishes. Saturn wants concrete actions. That’s why at this New Moon in Pisces, you’re invited to make a commitment.
What’s the difference between a wish and a commitment?
Both wishes and commitments are important and serve a unique role.
We make a wish when we don’t have an answer, or when a resolution is not within our reach. If we want something, but don’t know how to get it, we make a wish. If we’ve tried everything humanly possible, and we haven’t got the expected results – we leave it to the Universe, and make a wish.
There is a lot of power in setting intentional wishes. When we make a wish, we basically take ourselves out of the equation. We accept that the answer is beyond our reach. We leave everything in the hands of the universe.
A commitment is different. When we make a commitment, we commit ourselves to an outcome. We know that it’s us taking action that will get us the results we want.
If we want to lose weight, we know that making a wish won’t do it; we need to take actual action: change our diet, do more exercise, or change our lifestyle.
If we want to learn a new skill, we know that we need to clear our schedule for what’s important to us, and show up; we make a commitment to learning and to our future.
The New Moon in Pisces conjunct Saturn is an invitation to make a commitment on a desired outcome (the “what”), and at the same time, to keep our options open (the “how”).
The New Moon is in Pisces, so we don’t have all the answers. Yet, everything starts with a strong commitment (Saturn).
An example of a New Moon in Pisces conjunct Saturn commitment is: “I 100% commit myself to achieve (…) your goal. “I don’t know yet how I will get there, and I might need to try different approaches. But no matter how many times I fail, I will keep my options open, and I will keep trying. I am 100% committed”.
There is something magical about a 100% commitment.
Not 99%, not even 99.9%, but 100%. When we are 100% committed, we are all in. Failing is not an option. When we are 100% committed, we connect ourselves to the fabric of the universe, and the universe begins to conspire in helping us achieve our goal.
New Moon In Pisces – Jupiter Conjunct Chiron
The ruler of the New Moon, Jupiter is conjunct Chiron. Jupiter conjunct Chiron in Aries is one of the most important transits of the year. Jupiter conjunct Chiron comes with opportunities for healing and growth.
Chiron aspects are not easy, but thankfully this time we have support: Jupiter and Chiron are at the apex of a Minor Triangle with Mercury and Mars.
A MinorTriangle is a very auspicious aspect pattern made of 2 sextiles and a trine.
- Jupiter and Chiron sextile Mercury
- Jupiter and Chiron sextile Mars
- Mercury trine Mars
A Minor Triangle is more active than a Grand Trine, thanks to the two sextiles. If a trine suggests there is a natural flow between 2 planets (Mercury and Mars are in Air signs), a sextile represents an opportunity that comes from outside of ourselves, from the environment.
The planet(s) at the apex of the Minor Triangle (in this case, Jupiter and Chiron) have a different element (Fire), bringing a different perspective.
Your mind (Mercury in Aquarius) and your actions (Mars in Gemini) are now in sync, supporting you on your healing journey (Chiron). Jupiter will help you get crystal clear about your wound (Chiron).
But you need to take action (Mars), engage your mind and communicate (Mercury). Again, there is a difference between making a wish, and making a commitment. The wish alone won’t move the needle.
The modern ruler of the New Moon in Pisces, Neptune, is still under the enchantment of his encounter with Venus. Venus is now at 29°59’ Pisces, sextile Pluto. We feel empowered (Pluto) to go for what we want (Venus).
There is a strong sense of urgency in the air, as Venus and Pluto are at 29°, the anaretic degree. It’s now, or never.