• New Moon in AquariusNEW MOON IN AQUARIUS

    If you dig in your heels too deep you could break your leg

    The New Moon will occur at 20°41’ Aquarius (antiscion 9°19’ Scorpio) for a total of 4 planets in the sign making this lunation one of the most important of the year for its singular focus on the signs of the Fixed modality since there are another 2 planets in the Fixed sign of Taurus too.

    This New Moon is the fourth in a series of five New Moons at 20° of the relative signs.

    As mentioned above the lunation chart is very heavy in Fixed modality with 6 planets out of 10 in these signs indicating an unwillingness to embrace change. The chart completely lacks planets in the Fire signs also suggesting that faith and trust in ourselves might be lacking which in turn, opens the door to superstition and doomsday thinking.

    Aquarius is a rational, cool headed, humanitarian sign but rather opiniated. Mercury is also in the sign and backing away from a recent conjunction to Pluto (and applying a square aspect to Jupiter) indicating that opinions might already have been expressed during a temper tantrum and that future communications and plans might not work out as planned or get off at all despite our optimism particularly since the Moon will be Void of Course for several hours after the lunation and unlikely to be able to satisfy its potential.

    Saturn, traditional dispositor of the New Moon is in the sign of Pisces, more a boundary blurrer than a boundary creator in this sign, and is approaching a sextile aspect to Jupiter (the traditional ruler of Pisces), perhaps giving us an opportunity to loosen the reins even more where boundaries and restrictions are concerned? The New Moon is also making a square aspect to Uranus, modern ruler of Aquarius, expect the unexpected might be the mantra for the moment since a precarious stability and a desire to break free from restrictions could present itself suddenly and unexpectedly.

    Venus and Mars are both applying a sextile to Neptune and contemporarily are both parallel to Pluto. Our desire for pleasure takes on a romantic hue but pure passion (and perhaps obsession) may also be part of the picture.

    Whilst this New Moon might be used to release emotional attachments that restrict our freedom in some way it also reminds us that we are not alone and that by involving ourselves with others we can change our world. Another point to consider during this Moon phase might be how to strengthen your network of friends (11th house) as you reflect on your own unique talents (5th house).

    New Moons are excellent moments to do a reality check, asking ourselves where we are at the present moment in time and where we would like to go, particularly regarding the matters of the house where the New Moon falls in your chart and thus set our relative intentions for the month ahead.

    The New Moon falls on the 11th-5th house axis in traditional astrology; participating in groups vs individual creations, democrats vs autocrats, scientists vs artists etc.

    Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this the Father’s Son Moon. He suggests that all New Moon archetypes are children and youths and, as such, that there is a youthful quality to their emotional natures. Thus, the Father’s Son represents the Golden Boy, being the father’s heir and hope. On this New Moon, Kaldera suggests that we examine our feelings about our own personal father (or mother if she was career-minded or externally-oriented instead of concentrating on the home). Or, we could look at our attitudes concerning the “Fathers of Society” and how “their” rules and regulations have or have not any value for us at this present time. However, if we are at unease with these guidelines, we might ask ourselves whether we have had or have the courage to openly disclaim them or if it pays us in some way (and which way) to follow them blindly.

    The Sabian symbol for 21° Aquarius: “A disappointed and disillusioned woman courageously faced a seemingly empty life.” Indicating the capacity to meet emotionally upsetting experiences in human relationships with strength of character and personal integrity.

    For the antiscion at 10° Scorpio: “A fellowship supper reunites old comrades.” Indicating the overtones of human relationships based on a community of work or experiences.

    “Static people love to compensate for their inability to change themselves by always trying to change the world.” Criss Jami, Healology



    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 55-58, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 197, 262, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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