On 11 February the New Moon rises in Aquarius, as Venus and Jupiter conjoin and square Lilith in Taurus. The New Moon is at 23 degrees of Aquarius which means that in its dark phase it passes over and triggers the Venus Jupiter Lilith square at 12 degrees.
As with all New Moons there is an emphasis on new beginnings, but as this is a volatile and potentially explosive energy we should be very careful of our intentions as they are powerful seeds of manifestations during the New Moon. Tendencies towards excessive rage, turmoil in relationships and an urgent need for change could have us creating something we regret.
Be careful also as the ongoing square between Saturn and Uranus is enhancing many of the less positive traits of Aquarius, such as rebellion and the use of questionable means to obtain idealist ends.
On the positive side, Aquarius is an eccentric fellow so be open to seeing things a little differently during this time, perhaps stepping out of your comfort zone. You may well find that a solution or way forward arises in your consciousness quite naturally. Surprises, revelations and creative breakthroughs are more than likely during this New Moon in Aquarius, as well as unexpected or sudden shifts in situations that feel stuck.
Those who’ve been plugging away in a determined Capricornian manner, pushing uphill and against the stream, may suddenly find themselves cutting across the current or taking a side route that ends up getting them to where they need to be much faster and with far less effort. But fixate on a particular outcome and you’re going to be disappointed when things take a little longer than expected.
How can we grow through the New Moon in Aquarius?
The New Moon in Aquarius brings a reminder to follow our own inner guidance instead of seeking out the opinions and advice of others. At the same time, Aquarius is all about finding outcomes that are good for everyone. Though a rebel at heart he’s also a humanitarian and is well aware that when we act only from selfish motives we end up alienating ourselves from the whole that is the true source of our well-being and creative power.
This New Moon in Aquarius is all about looking at things from a new and wider perspective. Tools of divination such as Tarot, the I Ching or Rune stones can help open us up to different possibilities. Friends and social networks, both ruled by Aquarius, can also be a source of inspiration. Aquarius advocates a collaborative approach, knowing that when we work together, everyone benefits from the outcome.
Remain awake during this New Moon in Aquarius because the ongoing tension between Jupiter and Lilith, and Saturn and Uranus may make us prone to indulging in Aquarius’ insistence on freedom at all costs. The result may be unwise or self-indulgent decisions, just for the sake of rebellion.
Another thing to beware of during this New Moon in Aquarius is the tendency to be emotional detached or uncaring. From your objective perspective another person’s emotional reactions may seem dramatic and you’ll probably be wary of getting involved. But behave all cool and aloof and this will only distress your friend further. Remember to act with compassion even when you know someone is over-reacting.
How will the New Moon in Aquarius affect you?
To understand how this New Moon in Aquarius will affect you, look at where it falls in your chart. Look particularly for any natal planets that may be aspected. Those with planets of points between 20 and 26 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) will be particularly affected. Look also to see in which house the New Moon in Aquarius falls in your chart.
The New Moon in Aquarius is a good time to consider whether you are being true to yourself. Are you fully expressing your own uniqueness, or are you held back by fears of social censure or your own self-imposed inhibitions? Aquarius is the sign of freedom and individuality. It demands authenticity and cannot tolerate follow-the-leader behaviour that conforms blindly to social expectations.
But beware being a rebel without a cause. Observe yourself and avoid both extremes: stifling your individuality under pressure to conform, and needing to be different in order to feel special and worthwhile. Rebelling in order to get attention or love is not a positive manifestation of Aquarian energy. The healthy expression of Aquarius is the archetype of the revolutionary, focused on social responsibility, community and global brotherhood.
The New Moon in Aquarius is bringing something new into your life; be open to receiving it.