Personalize New Moon: Feb 18


The moon will be New on Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 29 degrees Aquarius, when the Sun also enters Pisces, but what will this mean for you?  (The New Moon occurs at 29 degrees 59.9 Aquarius, which is incredibly close to 0 degrees Pisces).

You can always look at "This Week in Astrology" at Cafe Astrology to see if there is a significant lunation in the week.

What sign is the Moon in?

First we can consider the sign that the Moon is in.  The moon changes sign about every 2.5 days, taking a lunar month to traverse the sky and our charts.

When the Moon is in Aquarius Moon 
Aquarius Attraction to all that is new and unusual, and an instinctive need for improvement, characterize the Moon in Aquarius. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional, and interactions are more impersonal than personal, under this influence. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. We are open to new methods of doing things and we have our eye on the future. It can be hard to stick to schedules now, as personal freedom is most important to us. The Moon in Aquarius generally favors the following activities: Unusual or radical undertakings, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group.

Setting Your New Moon intention 

by your Sun or Rising Sign

Look at both, but preferrably your Rising sign.  For me, my Sun is in Scorpio and my Rising is Sagittarius:

"If you’re a Scorpio or Scorpio rising, this New Moon is blooming in your Seventh House of partnership, significant others and marriage (this can also include business partnership). So the area of life you’re ready to “fluff” is your relationships, usually romantic and often having to do with marriage. The Seventh House is the house of long-term commitment (not short, lusty love affairs – though maybe it has to start there!) This is about getting in touch with your values and how those come to bear on your partnerships; choosing more consciously your thoughts, actions and way of being in love.... 

If you’re a Sagittarius or Sagittarius rising this New Moon is blooming in you’re Sixth House of Work, health and service to others. This is the house associated with Virgo – those kind and cooperative souls associated with an eye for detail, a systematic work ethic, attentive loving and yes … perfection. The New Moon in Virgo’s house is about rolling up your sleeves and working for what you want – whether that is a new physique, more physical energy or a vocation which allows you to be of service in some way....

What is happening at the lunations?

Every new moon (and full moon) is different because it falls in a different sign.  When the moon is new it is in the same sign as the Sun because, by definition, they are conjunct and the moon is between the earth and the sun.  When the moon is full it is in the opposite sign from the Sun because, by definition, they are the farthest from each other, with the earth between them.

"This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere."

What house is this moon occuring in for your natal chart?

So an important thing to consider is the house in your natal chart where the lunation is falling, as well as any planets that might be nearby.

So you will need to look at your chart.  I recommend pulling it up at (use the free extended charts, natal and transits option) or you can order from me.

Here is the section of my chart showing the Moon (conjunct the Sun) on 2/18:

Sun and Moon conjunct at the cusp of my 2nd and 3rd houses

Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?

So for me, the moon falls in my 2nd and 3rd houses.  You can look up the meaning here, among other places: New Moon in the Houses

New Moon in the Second House
Heightened sensitivity to the world of the five senses, to your physical environment, and to the security you gain from the solid ground you have built for yourself is in order for this period of time. Attunement to, and appreciation of, the physical world of the senses is the focus, and this is a time to start fresh in terms of how you arrange your life in order to feel a sense of value and worthiness. Financial issues come into focus. Setting realistic financial goals, as well as formulating such things as budgets and other sensible financial planning projects, will be favored during this time. Discovering ways to increase your income is featured. It is also a wonderful time for taking moments to pleasure yourself through earthy, tactile, and comforting endeavors.

New Moon in the Third House
The third house rules our communication skills, learning, methods, daily interactions and contact, and general "busy-ness". This is a favorable time for learning something new, feeling at ease in social situations, taking care of the details of daily life, and developing a mental rapport with others. It is a time when you will be more aware of your environment, and when you experience increased alertness. It's a good time to take tests, fill out forms, start a new course, write letters, make phone calls, and take care of daily tasks with energy. 

From the New Moon, through the First Quarter Moon until the Full Moon, the moon is said to be waxing, which means the light is increasing.  From the Full Moon, through the Last Quarter Moon until the next New Moon, the moon is said to be waning, or reducing in light.

Balsamic Moon: 10 ½ days after the Full Moon, up to the New Moon, or 2.5 days before.  So we are entering the Balsamic Phase soon.  "If this is your Moon phase, you see in the dark. You're at home when enveloped in mysteries, especially the ultimate mystery - death. Your life purpose is to tie up loose ends, and create a nutrient-rich environment for the new to germinate."

Be a Closet Astrologer

"The magical energy of the new moon is for setting new intentions. You can use it to commit to new ways you are going to be creative or develop something new in your life. You can use this time to dream your closet. What do you want to fill it with? What do you want to draw in to you? How is your closet feeling energetically for you? is it supporting you? What is needed to enhance this? This is a great time to build your pinterest boards, create polyvores or even make photoshop collages or paper ones."

Since this new moon is in Aquarius, we may have some interest in being unusual or unique.  We may be tempted to plan something new for our wardrobe, which we may not have been open to up until now.  It's also a time we may feel like socializing, such as going shopping with a friend or sharing our plans in a facebook group.

Other Services to consider

Upcoming Lunations

  • The next lunation is the Full Moon in Virgo on Thursday, March 5th
  • followed by the New Moon in Pisces which will fall on Friday, March 20th
  • which also happens to be both the Spring Equinox and a solar eclipse.

2015 Astrology Gemstone Calendar

Introductory Astrology

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and now work at Western Psychological and Counseling Services in Gladstone and Tualatin, OR.  I am a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Past Life Regression Facilitator. I am also an astrologer and Reiki Master.  I'm a graduate of Reed College (BA Psychology '87) and Portland State University (MSW '90). I work with children, teens, adults, parents, groups.  I am also the author of several blogs on personality/temperament, fashion and color. I'm certified in Color Me A Season color analysis and create custom fabric Color Profiles fans. 

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