February 2023: Tarot spread for the new moon in Pisces

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the the Sabian symbol for the new moon in Pisces

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the February 2023 new moon in Pisces

The February 2023 new moon falls in the sign of Pisces. The Pisces archetype is highly intuitive and very open to the flow of creative imagination. This is the sign of creative dreamers and mystics and visionaries, which makes this full moon an excellent time to flex your intuitive and creative muscles.

Spiritually, the Pisces archetype teaches the principle of unity, of recognizing the divinity within you. One way to understand this principle is by looking at creation – the creator {God, Universe, Source, however you wish to name it} created this earth, the rivers and seas, the trees, birds, insects, animals, man. Similarly, man has the ability to create – and to create consciously. It is this ability that points to the spiritual truth of Pisces, that we are spiritual beings having a human experience {with the emphasis on our humanness in all its frailty and beauty}. It is by accepting responsibility for consciously creating – which isn’t always easy – that you connect most deeply with the creator. Needless to say, empathy and compassion are the cornerstones of the Pisces archetype.


The February 2023 new moon also highlights our search for meaning and our desire to define or refine our life purpose. Which can sound very lofty – so instead of thinking about your “life purpose”, use this full moon to reflect on the things that you want to focus on in the coming months or year. And when you think of those things, try not to make it a beating-yourself-up goals list – make space for joy and beauty and delight.

Because life purpose? It usually is where you find the most joy…the thing that lights you up from within…where you lose track of time. Make sure that you’re making some space for that!

Astro-tarot influences for the February 2023 new full moon

To throw some more light on the February new moon astrology, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation. The Pisces new moon falls in decan 1, which is represented by the 8 of Cups. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with The Moon, which is associated with Pisces.

The Daily Pause Oracle Deck

I designed this beautiful, 40-card oracle deck to bring in some stillness, to give us a word or an idea to reflect on as we go about our day.

Supported by the four elements – earth, air, fire, water – and a carefully thought-out structure that connects the cards, The Daily Pause oracle will help you to listen to and trust your own inner knowing.

There’s no learning curve involved with using this deck. Just get quiet, shuffle the cards, pull one out, and reflect on the word you’re presented with.

Things change. That’s an immutable law of the Universe. The only difference is in the degree of change. Sometimes it’s so imperceptible as to be almost invisible, at other times, it’s swift and sudden, and there are a whole host of speeds in between.

This Pisces new moon pulls us into another cycle of change. Perhaps it’s a change you’ve seen coming, or one that you’ve been meaning to plan for, or one that you’d rather ignore, or one that has crept up on you and tapped you on the shoulder. Whatever this change, big or small, work with it during this cycle.

Chances are, this change may feel uncomfortable, because it may ask you to focus on yourself first. On what matters to you. On the experiences, dreams, and secret hopes that you’ve been burying while you put everyone and everything else first.


If you’re feeling stuck, this Pisces new moon, which falls at 1 degree of the zodiac, encourages you to make decisions and take action to push yourself towards your goals and intentions. This particular new moon indicates new beginnings, encourages forward momentum and infuses new inspiration into your life. This is an excellent time to reflect on what you want to call into your life, and to build habits that are in tune with those intentions.

Sabian Symbol for the February 2023 Pisces new moon

The Sabian Symbol for Pisces 1 degree is A Squirrel Hiding From Hunters.

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This symbol evokes feelings of being hunted — fear, anxiety, feeling stuck or trapped. Are you worried about something, and is it a real or an imaginary fear, i.e. are you building doomsday scenarios in your mind, or is there an actual situation that you need to deal with?

Try to break down any worries into their component parts and see how you can address them — what actions can you take, what is within your control, where can you best spend your energy? In case of imaginary fears, try and break those down, too. What are you worried about? How can you arm yourself, so to speak, to deal with that situation if it ever arises?

As Linda Hill writes in 360 Degrees of Wisdom: The Sabian Oracle, “It is true that if we project fear out into our environment, it will most likely manifest in a reaction or event somewhere. What creative solutions can you employ to ensure a safe outcome for all concerned? After all, do the ‘Hunters’ really want to shoot a ‘Squirrel’?”

Tarot spread for the February 2023 new moon in Pisces

Here’s a tarot spread to tap into the energy of this new moon.

Astro-tarot forecast, tarot spread, journaling questions, and ritual for the February 2023 new moon in Pisces

1. Calling in: Draw a significator for what you want to call into your life. This is an open-face draw. {Tip: For an open-face draw, the image and what it represents to you is more important than the traditional meaning of the card}

2. Action: The action steps that you can take towards achieving your dream.

3. Inspiration: The energy you can tap into when the going seems tough

4. Mamma moon says: This is always a message of inspiration/motivation

If you share your spreads on Instagram, please use the hashtag #moontarotstories or tag me @moderngypsy.in so we can connect with each other.


Journaling questions for the February 2023 new moon

You can use these journaling questions instead of the tarot spread, if tarot isn’t your thing. Cardslingers, you can also use these journaling prompts for further reflection:

What do you want to call in to your life in the coming months or year?

What changes, if any, will be necessary to pursue those dreams?

What actions can you take towards your intentions?

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