February 2023 comes with a Leo full moon that wants to be light but may be rebellious, and a sweet new moon in Pisces. How do they impact us?
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Full Moon in Leo: February 5th 2023 (1:29PM ET/10:29AM PT)
Leo full moons are great for reconnecting with the heart and with loved ones, and we can strengthen our love relationships. We may prioritize love relationships where we feel a soul connection with the other person, but it can be strong.
We may be a little desperate for attention and praise with Leo full moons, so we have to be mindful of acting that way. If we’re feeling insecure, we need to address why instead of looking for external validation.
Leo rules our children, so if you have children, they may be more emotional and rebellious with the full moon. Try to be understanding, and help them have healthy outlets.
Leo rules our hobbies and creativity, so this can be a great time for finishing up a creative project, or becoming more invested in a hobby. Our hearts can lead us, and we can follow (just make sure not blindly!).
The full moon is square (challenging aspect, three signs away) transit (moving) Uranus in Taurus, and this can bring out rebellious energy, impatience, and impulsive behavior. We may lash out if we feel we’re being boxed in, and this can be irrational and sometimes not even reality.
We need to maintain some control over this, and not let impulse take over. Instead, we should try to work on smaller changes that can show results quickly, and work to get out of a rut with something where we’ve been extra stuck since this energy can be excellent for that.
The full moon occurs at 16 degrees 41 minutes Leo. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 14 degrees 41 minutes – 18 degrees 41 minutes Leo
Sextile: 14 degrees 41 minutes – 18 degrees 41 minutes Gemini or Libra
Square: 14 degrees 41 minutes – 18 degrees 41 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 14 degrees 41 minutes – 18 degrees 41 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Opposition: 14 degrees 41 minutes – 18 degrees 41 minutes Aquarius
New Moon in Pisces: February 20th 2023 (2:05AM ET/February 19th @ 11:05PM PT)
Pisces rules the hidden, so we can shine a light on something that has been hiding in the shadows, and we can work on it with greater ease. This can be external, but it can also be internal with our subconscious mind and soul, and we can feel free of baggage.
Pisces rules intuition, so we may trust our instincts better with this new moon. We can focus on connecting with our intuition better, and learning what is our inner guide and what is just insecurity and old hurts.
Pisces is the very last Zodiac sign, so we may plan the end of something with this new moon. We can be less emotional about it, and we may feel quite ready, and can see how this makes room for new beginnings soon.
Spiritual energy can be strong with this new moon, and we can pursue new spiritual projects and ventures, and explore our spiritual sides, wanting to feel a stronger connection to it.
Pisces is the sign of empathy and compassion, so we may take more tangible steps with this new moon to help others who really need it. This can help us feel better about life, and we can help without needing much in return, but rather just because we know it’s the right thing to do.
The new moon occurs at 1 degree 22 minutes Pisces. The aspects to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes – 3 degrees 22 minutes Pisces
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes – 3 degrees 22 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes – 3 degrees 22 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes – 3 degrees 22 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes – 3 degrees 22 minutes Virgo
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect