February 9-10, 2013
11:21 PM PST / 2:21 AM EST / 7:21 AM GMT
21 Aquarius 43
The Aquarius New Moon signals that each of us has a unique mission to fulfill. No matter how floating and slow and otherworldly this week has been, we’re not meandering aimlessly across the sea of life. Each of us is the captain of his own ship, and the helm is ours to claim.
We’ve got both encouragement and impetus to get cracking. This Moon is in a harmonious link with the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus, agent of epiphany, awakening and volatile, unforeseeable change. Because of the nature of both the sign and that planet, this link beams in a message from the future. Who would you like to be months, even years from now? Exciting, isn’t it? Dare to be that person now. Act impulsively, courageously and true to your core being.
Come on; it’ll be fun. You know that, too, on some level. The New Moon is in an easy flow to expansive Jupiter, making visions bigger and more outlandish. (Are you feeling a connection to October? How about early last June?) If that doesn’t egg you on into taking a chance, at least point your spyglass in a direction that appeals to you. Like it or not, the journey is continuing. It may as well head in a direction you want.
Staying put isn’t an option, really. For one reason, the water isn’t going to stand still but will only get more active (and how). For another, the skies are pushing us all forward. With the New Moon in an action-demanding aspect with the Nodes of the Moon, it’s as if the hand of fate is pressuring you out of stuck places and into motion, in a very definite direction. You have a role to play in the greater scheme, and a new phase begins now.
For another reason, this New Moon is also squaring the the degree of the solar eclipse that took place in Scorpio last November. A rebooting that began then in issues of trust, intimacy, sharing, sex and other people’s resources. How have those changed for you since then? How are you handling them differently? We’re at a power-up moment that’s propelling us further along the new trajectory.
These issues are loaded under ordinary circumstances and feel particularly high-stakes right now. Venus, who rules what we value and desire, is moving into a harsh contact with Saturn, ruler of structures, rules, limits and obligations. The clash says we can’t have what we want, or presents obstacles to getting it, or requires commitment and responsible action as part of the package.
Although many people will experience this aspect as not getting something, it doesn’t have to be unpleasant or unwelcome. The pressure could easily push fence-sitters into serious connections. With Venus in a tight, maturing link to the other planet of desire, Pluto, some people will realize that what they’ve been looking for is right in front of them. If you find yourself in this position, take a deep breath and act boldly. The payoff is worth it; connections that sync up now have considerable staying power.
An important phase is here. This isn’t a garden variety New Moon (as if any is that these days!), setting a simple 28-day phase in motion. This month’s launches the Chinese New Year, the year of the water snake, appropriate for the elemental emphasis that’s coming to the fore from the standpoint of western astrology.
Energies are rolling out now that will continue for months. While you can still get above all the water that’s flooding in, take advantage of the inherent detachment of the Aquarius Moon. Enjoy the elevated perspective it offers. Look far ahead, and expand your periphery, too. Compare your course with possible destinations and consider where to turn the wheel. Who do you want to go with you? What alliances do you want to forge? What risks are you willing to take?
Now is the time to think. Soon, something quite other than your rational mind will be in control. Orient yourself accordingly.
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