This month’s New Moon falls in the sign Aquarius, and this is the second New Moon of the year. Aquarius rules the 11th house of friends, groups and the collective, so at this time it is likely we will be connected in some way to others. The planetary rulers of the sign Aquarius are Saturn and Uranus. Anytime Uranus is involved we seek new ideas, new thoughts and new ways of doing things. As Uranus is the planet that rules unexpected events it is best to remain flexible as this planet is connected with unexpected twists and turns.
The moon at this time is part of (a stellium) or six planets in Aquarius; Saturn, Jupiter, the Sun, Mercury and Venus, and there is no point in denying the powerful Aquarius energy we are all under this month. Aquarius is known as the Great Awakener, so this is no time to be asleep at the wheel. This powerful energy can awaken you to new thoughts, ideals and plans. You could have a sudden idea that could be brilliant. If so, write it down as ideas disappear as quickly as they come with Uranus energy.
This is the time to embrace all of humanity as in the end we are all in the same boat, and this is the nature of Aquarius. In addition to being unpredictable, Uranus is strongly connected with innovation as well as the future, so now is the time to release any dark shadows tucked away in your subconscious mind connected to the past and more forward into what lies ahead. In other words, the future lies ahead and the future is now.
Aquarius has a strong need for emotional freedom. Feelings like jealousy and possessiveness do not resonate well with Aquarius and can be a real turn off to others or to you could encounter this yourself and it would probably not go over well. Aquarius does not relate as well in one on one situations and does better with groups of people. It’s not that Aquarius can’t have deep feelings, but friendship, the ability to be impartial and analyze all sides of a question or problem is at the core of Aquarius energy as is personal freedom.
Aquarius sometimes has a no holds barred nature and you or someone else you know may act as a rebel or you could even break away from something that has long held you back. In some cases this could include relationships, but only if they are tottering on the edge already. If so, this could be the final push. In addition, we are a mere 6 days away from the powerful Saturn-Uranus square that will shake us all up in some way and play out on the world stage as well. Change is already occurring for many and this Moon could push us forward in new directions.
Venus is conjunct Jupiter and this is a positive time for any type of social activity, business deal, presentations or anything involving others. This is typically a positive transit for love, but love can take on a more impersonal tone and friendship with your loved one will be very important at this time, perhaps more than deeply romantic feelings.
With the moons square to Mars we could be very busy on this day, and for some it could play out as anger or upset. But, with the beautiful Venus-Jupiter conjunction we have some very positive energy to go on! It’s time to dream some new dreams and boldly move forward as we are in the new era of that will encompass brilliance as well as upheaval and change.