We have a New Moon in Aquarius on January 31, 2022, at 12:46 am PST. February 1st for locations east of the Pacific Time zone.
This New Moon in Aquarius we move into forward-thinking energy, yet we have some pressures that may put delays on progressive movement with Saturn being just over 3 degrees from this New Moon. Saturn, which is at 15 degrees Aquarius, the new moon and sun at 12 degrees. At 10 degrees of Taurus is Uranus bringing a challenge and energetic impulse for the unexpected to all of us in this lunar month. The square between Saturn and Uranus, while separating, is still very active with this new moon especially within the tight orbits of the moon, Sun, Saturn, and Uranus are in this new moon.
Uranus, as shared by Richard Tarnas in Cosmos and Psyche, is an archetype that truly is a Promethean pulse. A liberator, a rebel, unexpected, and revolutionary energy. What manifest with Uranus’ aspects is often surprising, as it excites the collective against old paradigms that are in a “shake-down” with new energy and ideas emerging. (that began in 1988 – you can learn more about this longer cycle in a presentation I did HERE).
Uranus is energy that supports future realities as it breaks down the old structures, revolutions breakthrough as old paradigms are being stressed for the change that is emerging. In the lens of personal life, Uranus is experienced as chaotic and surprising events that re-direct life in unexpected ways. Life is unpredictable sometimes, and absolutely that is true with Uranus and how it operates in our collective experience and the individual soul’s experience as well.
Mercury is retrograde in Capricorn at this new moon, but it is slowing down. Mercury stations direct on February 3, 2022, at 24 degrees Capricorn 23 minutes. This Mercury as it stations heightens the energy of Pluto only two and a half degrees ahead at 26 degrees 57 minutes. This will intensify communications, strategic planning, and the execution of plans, but more importantly, there will be transformation at deeper levels that will not revert to some earlier version. Pluto has the impulse of death of what was. Only then can what is emerging fully take form. Sadly, infrastructure that is physically old will show its wear and tear, just as the bridge that collapsed this past week in Pittsburgh. There can be similar events this coming lunar month.
Venus is slowly moving forward at this New Moon in Aquarius also within Capricorn at 11 degrees, Venus is in a trine aspect with Uranus in Taurus bringing a flush of earthly goddess inspiration for life with new wisdom to carry forward in life. A great meditation the week of this new moon is exploring what resilience you have gained in this period of time in your life over this past year, or even this past two years. Having a moment to reflect and write down what surfaces during this meditation blesses you with a moment of deep reflection of your inner well and where you are supported from a deeper place within yourself.
Mars in Capricorn, a sign of its exaltation, is at 5 and a half degrees. Mars is applying a trine aspect with Uranus too. These energies show endurance with rebellious overtones. An exaggeration of masculine energy within feminine signs of Capricorn and Taurus. Because of the blend of masculine and feminine energies, I wonder about powerful leadership that is rising in long-enduring positions with women, but also with men that are supporting themes related to empowered women. Women in powerful positions rising in leadership roles that might bring breakthroughs with their new positions and roles of responsibility and authority. Mars will be exact with Uranus in its trine on February 8th at about 6:50 am PST. Where do you see this globally, nationally, or even locally?
Jupiter in Pisces at 7 degrees is sextile to Uranus in Taurus. Jupiter in Pisces with a sextile aspect with Taurus may reflect unusual sea life activity or even manifestations of unique and unexpected behavior of large sea mammals. The emerging desires to travel will be more visible, but from the lens of personal souls and transformational energy, this energy with Uranus is an opening for breakthroughs with movements and values too. Jupiter, powerful in a sign it rules, will open many creative expressive moments. It can be the desire to create new food recipes, trying something new. Perhaps spending creative time with poetry either reading or writing it, can unexpectedly help you process something that may have been trapped within unexpressed emotions. Perhaps now these bubble to the surface with appreciating arts, poetry, literature, music, painting, something you value that is stimulating your passions again. Joyfully turn towards them and see what breaks open new inner worlds of your evolving self. Another view is an abundance of water on land that causes some eruption within solid earth too, very mundane, but astrology in the physical world is rather amazing too and a reminder of how as above and so below, so below as above play out the cosmic dance between our earthly existence and what the planetary movements helps us understand about life and ourselves.
Neptune in Pisces at this new moon is at 21 and a half degrees within 4 degrees of asteroid Pallas Athena at 25 degrees both making a wide trine aspect with the lunar south node in Scorpio at 28 degrees. With this much energy flowing rather easily relative to the lunar south node there is an opportunity for shadow work that brings new release around old long-endured battles if one is ready. Pallas Athena is a feminine energy that within Pisces may be supportive in strategically supporting humanitarian works, empowering for the greater good, or even aligning feminine guides that support individuals in their spiritual practices. It can be as simple as a woman supporting other women in a heavily male-dominated industry, where Pallas Athena helps pave the way, sometimes this includes fighting legal battles for equality. There’s a theme that emerges with both Pallas Athena with Neptune in a trine aspect and the social justice for the feminine along with Mars in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus, masculine in feminine signs – notably feminine energy in multiple ways receiving a boost. Watch for these themes manifesting this lunar month.
Finally, the north node in at 28 degrees Taurus is conjunct Ceres, and both trine with Pluto in Capricorn, highlighting another boost of feminine archetypal energy that is opening and in transformation. Juno, another feminine asteroid, is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Juno, the feminine archetype of the marriage partners, committed relationships, additionally enhances this theme of feminine archetypes in a transformational period of time this lunar month. How many women’s themes will you read and notice now? Looks to be an incredibly interesting period of time with this awareness. As a woman, who works in the corporate world and a wife and mother, all these archetypes with the feminine asteroids prominently placed this lunar month are fascinating and I’m intrigued to see how decisions and choices made this reveal this energetically and boldly. Life is so interesting from the lens of astrology!
Namaste. Bless this moment.