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  • Writer's picturePamela McDonough

February 19: New Moon in Shatabishak Nakshatra

February's new moon is particularly noteworthy as it's the only one this year that will be closely conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. Check out the details in this blog post to learn more about this special event and discover what it supports.

In addition to this special event, it's also a great time to prepare for the year ahead. If you're curious about what 2023 has in store for you, consider scheduling a reading to gain insight and clarity on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. SCHEDULE YOUR 2023 READING February's New Moon: Slow and Steady!



Saturn and the New Moon The New Moon at 11:05 pm PT on February 19 is conjunct Saturn in Aquarius and suggests a time to focus on practical and disciplined approaches to new beginnings or projects.

Ensure that your goals are realistic and work towards them with the determination and perseverance required by Saturn.

This influence of Saturn may also bring a sense of melancholy to the new moon energy, which could lead to a more reserved or cautious approach to starting new things.

On the bright side, the influence of Saturn can provide structure and stability to the new moon's potential for growth and change. Just remember to manage your expectations.


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New Moon Forecast for Each Rising Sign

Understanding your rising sign can provide insights into the life experiences that the new Moon energy supports. Remember to include Saturn when goal setting this month!

Refer to the table below to learn about the areas of life that function best with the new Moon energies and new beginnings for each rising sign.

If you do not know your rising sign you can get it for free on my site here.

Aries: 11th house - Earnings from work, social and career networking and older siblings. Taurus: 10th house - Career and public reputation. Gemini: 9th house - Spirituality, philosophy, higher learning, dharma, foreign travels. Cancer: 8th house - Transformation, partners assets, inheritance, longevity. Leo: 7th house - Committed partnerships (personal and business). Virgo: 6th house - Work, service, daily routine, health and personal habits. Libra: 5th house - Children, creativity, fun and games, speculation. Scorpio: 4th house - Home, happiness, mother, land and vehicles. Sagittarius: 3rd house - .Short distance travels, courage, communication and younger siblings. Capricorn: 2nd house - Family, savings and speech. Aquarius: 1st house - Self, perspective and health. Pisces: 12th house - Subconscious, dreams, foreign lands, meditation, sleep, feet and places of confinement. NEXT: Discover the potent healing abilities of Shatabishak nakshatra by reading more about it in the next section.


Starting in March, I will be sharing a more detailed explanation of the neMoon for each rising sign - stay tuned!


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New Moon in Shatabishak Nakshatra: What does it support?

The New Moon in Shatabishak nakshatra supports new beginnings with its movable energy.

Shatabishak nakshatra is supportive of: * Engaging in healing practices for oneself or others. * Beginning a new medication or herbal remedy. * Activities related to movement, such as travel, hiking, bicycling or buying new vehicle. * Studying celestial bodies and their movements through astrology and astronomy.

Especially significant new Moon for those in the main or sub-planetary periods of Rahu or Moon.

From my book, Vedic Astrology for Beginners: An Introduction to the Origins and Concepts of Jyotish

SHATABHISHAK - A HUNDRED HEALERS Deity: Varuna Symbol: 1,000-Petal Lotus Shakti: The Power of Healing Quality: Movable Bird: Raven VD Planetary Period Lord: Rahu

Varuna, the god of cosmic order is also the owner of the magic-power (maya) or illusion according to the Rig Veda. He is linked to nighttime and covers all things. He is also the lord of all of the waters, including the oceans. The ocean is typically symbolic of the subconscious mind and represents that within Shatabhishak. The subconscious can guide a person to tap into powerful healing potential within Shatabhishak or to dive into the darkness and illusion of maya. Many extremes are found within this nakshatra.

If you're a beginner or new to Vedic astrology, my book has information on Shatabishak Nakshatra that you may find useful to read up on.


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Wait until the Moon waxes before starting new ventures! BEST TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS: February 19, 11:05pm PT until February 20, 7:15pm PT. BEST TIMING FOR ENDINGS: February 19, 2:49am PT until 11:00pm PT.


Before You Go!


Have you checked out my February monthly astrology forecast yet? You can find it on my blog, which includes dates for new and full Moons, key transits, nakshatra and sign ingress, and more!


Do you know Saturn just changed signs?

Check out the forecast for your rising sign and the focus of Saturn in Aquarius through early 2025.


Sidereal Forecasts

This is a friendly reminder for those who are new to my new and full Moon forecasts and other articles: my forecasts are created using the sidereal system calculations. Your rising sign, as well as other planets in your birth chart, may (but not always) shift signs from your tropically calculated horoscope. Sidereal calculations differ by about 24 degrees from tropical zodiac calculations.


You can calculate your Vedic birth chart on my website for free here.


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