• new moonThere will be a New Moon at 19°15’ of Aquarius, a fixed, Air sign. This is the last in a series of five New Moons in a row at 19° of the relative monthly sign. The series started on 13th October 2015 with the New Moon at 19° Libra and will end with the New Moon at 19° Aquarius on 8th February 2016.

    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. Also involved with this New Moon are people having angles or planets in the fixed signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio.

    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 the 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.

    The Sabian symbol for 20° Aquarius is “A large white dove bearing a message” which could be interpreted as “mission accomplished, peace be with you”.

    As already mentioned, New Moons are excellent times for setting intentions but with Mars (strength, desire, action) at 19° Scorpio and in tight square aspect to the Moon and Sun in Aquarius, perhaps our actions may be impulsive and not planned well enough indicating a need to ask ourselves what challenges we really need to face in this moment!

    What intentions are you setting under 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 261-262, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA