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Aquarius New Moon: Pathway to the Future

Updated: Feb 11, 2021

I am ready to be inspired, she said and I said that is not quite how it works, so instead we sat in the garden, breathing and watching the bees until she smiled quietly and said, I forgot it’s that simple. Story People

The Aquarius New Moon at 23 Aquarius on February 11 is the most significant New Moon of 2021. The year will unfold from the seeds planted at this New Moon - which features a lineup of 6 planets in Aquarius squared by Mars/Uranus in Taurus. Not since February 1962, have we seen a stellium of planets in the visioning, innovative, future-oriented, humanitarian sign of Aquarius. During the month of February, but especially at the time of the New Moon, we have tremendous potential to shape a vision for the future and map out a path to realize our vision. Rather than holding onto, or wishing to return to something familiar, we are being compelled to let go of what we already know, and to turn our attention to creating a future that is a radical departure from the past. Aquarius celebrates authentic expression with the notion that society will flourish when the potential of its members is valued and supported. If a society is made up of the sum of its people and if its people are not living their soul purpose, then how can a society live up to its potential? Each of us is responsible for being true to ourselves and then to help shape a future where society is healed, supported and furthered by a vision that has us fulfilling our highest potential.



We must reclaim the visionary, the utopian, the dream of the better or happier world. These are not childish, or lies. These are the transcendence of men and women— the loss, hurts, realization of mortality we all face— and then celebrate the present life moment also. Joseph Campbell

23 degrees Aquarius is Featured Repeatedly in 2021 and 2022


One by one, planets will quicken and nurture the potential that is unleashed at the New Moon as they come to the very same place in the sky where the New Moon takes place. Venus arrives as 23 degrees later this month and Mercury will pass over it three times by March 10. Jupiter hangs out at this degree three times in 2021 and Saturn three times in 2022. If we look to where 23 degrees of Aquarius falls in our birth chart, we can glean the nature of where we will take a radical departure from the past, and have a glimpse of where we can expect our future to open in a new and exciting way.

Mercury, retrograde in Aquarius (1/30 - 2/20)

passes over 23 Aquarius on January 25, February 5 and one last time on March10

The planet of the rational mind, Mercury has encourages us to evaluate, research and contemplate our future and vision for it. It is not a beneficial time to make big decisions, make ultimatums, or launch a new project. It is time to engage in dialogue about where we are heading and be open to sudden flashes of inspiration and innovative ideas.

Venus at 23 Aquarius: February 20

Aquarius is the sign of friendship and community. Venus encourages us to be social, engage others, and meet new people. It is not a time to go it alone while we refine ideas and shape plans. We are to experience being part a movement larger than ourself - while courageously standing for what we value and not giving into the inclination to conform to another's notion of how we should think or act. We are to collaborate and exchange ideas with authenticity. As we boldly share more openly about who we are and the vision we see, we naturally attract others who resonate with us and can help to realize our deepest desire.

Jupiter visits 23 Aquarius: March 30-April 4, September 17-28 and November 8-19

Jupiter, the Great Benefic opens doors and possibilities. It will give us an expanded perspective of the big picture. Optimism and confidence is fueled. There is tremendous opportunity for growth and learning. It is our job to simply believe in what we hold as possible. Jupiter is the eternal optimist, the grand adventurer and a fierce supporter of living in the realm of possibility. If ever there is a time to give ourselves to the dreaming and aligning ourselves with an ideal future, this is the time.

Saturn visits 23 Aquarius in 2022 on Apr13-26 and July 16 -30, then in 2023 on Jan 6-15

Ever the realist, Saturn will test the soundness of our vision and accompanying plan. It will point out the weaknesses and where the plan needs tweaking. We will be refining our vision, giving it legs and taking responsibility for making the ideal a reality. But that is next year! 2021 asks simply that we let go of the shoreline of habit, venture out of safe harbor and explore unchartered territory. We are to imagine what we have never imagined and conceptualize a future that excites us. And to accomplish this, we are to connect with a wide assortment of people who will serve to help shape and then support the realization of the vision.

One day your soul

will call to you with a holy rage.

“Rise up!” it will say …

“Stand up inside your own skin.”

Unmask your unlived life …

feast on your animal heart.

Unfasten your fist …

let loose the medicine

in your own hand

“Look!” it will say …

the line of life has four paths –

one with a mirror,

one with a mask,

one with a fist,

one with a heart.

One day,

your soul will call to you

with a holy rage.

Ian McCallum

The Luckiest of the Lucky and 23 degrees Aquarius

The fixed star Sadalsuud is a pale yellow star located in the shoulder of the Water Carrier and it is notably aligned with the New Moon. Sadalsuud is an Arabic word that translates as: Luckiest of the Lucky. Linked with the symbolism of the Water Carrier as the bringer of life-giving water, it symbolizes the rains that nourish growth. It is also interpreted as: receiving unexpected and beneficial events, or news. While the Water Carrier is part of the constellation of Aquarius, Aquarius is not a water sign but an air sign. So, the significance of the rain is that it comes from the ethers, from the heavens, from some unidentifiable and cosmic source. It arrives from that mysterious place where something emerges from nothing and it flows into life, takes shape and nurtures growth with its life-renewing energy. This rain cannot be pre-ordered, manipulated or controlled. When the rain comes, we simply call ourselves lucky.

As each of the planets listed above arrive to conjoin with Sadalsuud we are cued to anticipate synchronicities that let us know we are in alignment with the rhythm of life and our soul purpose. We are encouraged to open ourselves to flashes of insight, chance meetings, and something beyond what our rational mind cannot conjure or control. We receive Sadalsuud’s ‘luck’ by welcoming our current experience, open to the opportunity held within what is happening. Rather than label a conversation or situation as good or bad, we can embrace it as the conditions needed for the luck to occur. This sets the stage for serendipity, for synchronicity to occur. To ready ourselves to receive the rain, the luck, we cultivate optimism and good feelings. In this way, we are optimally positioned and open for the luck and the blessings of Sadalsuud to rain upon us.