“It’s impossible,” said Pride.
“It’s risky,” said Experience.
“It’s pointless,” said Reason.
“Give it a try,” whispered the Heart.
New Moon January 21, 2023 at 2 Aquarius marks the moment where can we turn the page and begin a new chapter in our lives.
We are emboldened to take action to realize a dream that we have been waiting to act upon. We were slowed down the last several months, giving us the opportunity to regroup, make adjustments and further synthesize the variables that needed further consideration. The sluggishness and frustration we may have experienced is now falling away. The wheels on the chariot of our life that seemed to be spinning, stuck in the mud, are now ready to roll forward!
We have the green light to strike out, be decisive and begin to build our future. Our efforts will gain traction. The momentum of life may move slowly until the end of January and then will likely pick up its pace. Mercury and Mars have turned direct, and once Uranus stations direct on January 23, all planets will be moving forward, cuing us that it is time to initiate action around what has been marinating within us. The New Moon supports us in clarifying and committing to our North Star, our guiding vision. It also heralds nd foreshadows big shifts that are ready to take place beginning in March when Pluto enters into Aquarius and Saturn enters Pisces.
Sun/Moon conjunct Pluto
New Moon sextile Jupiter
New Moon trine Mars
Mercury and Mars direct at 8 degrees
Classic Ruler: Saturn conjunct Venus
Ruler: Uranus conjunct the North Node and trine Mercury
Mars ready to move forward
Mercury trine North Node
The constellation of Aquarius is the Water Bearer and so people sometimes mistakenly believe it is a water sign, rather than the air sign it is. The ‘waters’ being poured from the sky are more like a formless sea of cosmic potential, which resembles ether more than a liquidy water. The potential pouring forth opens us to new possibilities.
As an air sign, the Aquarius propels us to explore future potentials and give shape to progressive ideals that can revolutionize the way we live. As a fixed sign, Aquarius helps crystallize our ideas and supports us in committing to a plan that is aligned with the future we are seeing for ourselves.
Aquarius is the revolutionary. We can think outside the box and our mind's eye is opened to conceive how we can move towards a more enlightened and expansive way of living. Desiring greater freedom of expression, we feel ready to try something different. We are being infused with a boldness to step out of our habitual attachment to cultural norms and move in a direction that may surprise us, and even those around us. We can trust that what is best for us is best for everyone. We have simply to align and stand for what is true for us now.
Where the early degrees of Aquarius resides in our natal charts is where we naturally follow the beat of a drum that others may not hear. It is where we feel different and can be labeled eccentric and odd, or inspired and visionary. Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius is the first planet not visible to the naked eye, except on rare occasions, and represents where we can see beyond what others can see. When we are discounted or mocked for asserting what we see clear as day, it is because others don’t see it and so therefore it doesn’t exist for them. If we can trust ourselves and not need validation from others, we will come to find like-minded people who can hear the music, the drumbeat, the potential that we are perceiving oh so clearly.
Releasing the Past, we feel the Freedom
to Reach for the Life that Awaits
Pluto conjunct the Aquarian New Moon
The planet of transformation rides with the New Moon. Its presence supports, even prods us to make the deep-seated changes we know have needed to happen. We are pushed to be honest with ourselves about what is working and what is not working. Some part of our life that once worked beautifully, now restrains or limits us. It is becoming abundantly clear what of our lives is worth continuing and what we need to let go of that is not a reflection of who we are becoming. Aligning with the desire for authenticity, we are less willing to compromise what is true for us in the name of conformity, fitting in or meeting some outside expectation. We are to commit to what lights us up and trust that if we do this wholeheartedly, we will then draw to us the community, the job, or the people that are a match for who we are becoming.
Pluto is completing its 15-year march through Capricorn over the next two months. As the catalyst for transformation, Pluto has been exposing the vulnerabilities of the status quo, the structures that define our lives and societal agreements. It has destabilized or weakened what holds the structure together – the laws, institutions, financial systems, and how we define leadership.
The New Moon shines a light on where the transformational energies of Pluto will soon focus: in Aquarius. On March 23, Pluto will begin a 20-year sojourn through Aquarius where it promises revolutionary changes, innovative thinking, the development of new systems for how we live, and technological innovations that will astound. The seed for what is to come took root with the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the 2020 December Solstice. Riding on this metaphor, The Aquarian New Moon marks the moment when the shoot from this seed breaks ground. The future is to be a marked departure from the past, and we are to do the personal work so we can ride the wave of change that is coming.