• islamic_heritage_philosophy_index“You are a piece of the puzzle of someone else’s life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you.” Bonnie Arbon

    There will be a New Moon at 8°15’ of Aquarius, a fixed, Air sign on the 28th of January, the same day that Mars enters its own sign, Aries.

    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.

    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).

    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-orientated 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.

    As the Sun and Moon conjoin in their monthly meet-up they stand alone in the zodiac, not making significant aspects to any of the other major planets, giving us the opportunity to really consider the house axis where they fall in our chart or any of the personal planets or angles between 6-10° of the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius that they may touch in our natal chart.

    They do however stimulate the delicate Saturn/Venus-Chiron midpoint which could highlight any feelings of not feeling loved/being fully understood or having to deal with irresponsible and unfaithful people in our lives.

    On this same day, Mars also leaves Pisces for headstrong Aries, the sign it rules, compassion is left behind as we charge forward for our own means. On the 22nd February Mars squares Pluto in Capricorn (18°), on the 27th of February Mars conjoins Uranus and opposes Jupiter retrograde in Libra (22°) and on the 5th of March Mars trines Saturn in Sagittarius (26°).

    The Sabian symbol for 9° Aquarius: “A flag is seen turning into an eagle.” Indicating the dynamic incorporation of new social values in individuals who exemplify the spiritual potential and greatest significance of these values.

    “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” C. JoyBell C.

    What are your intentions for this New Moon?



    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 254, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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