Continued reflection, visioning, a new spark.
Aquarius season is ushered in with this new moon, but gently for some, and deeply for all.
The inward turns outwards slowly. Clarity is gained more effortlessly. Energy is gently returning to sing new visions to life.
Forward movement is returning and frustrations start to evaporate. Only now does it feel like a beginning. And it is; a lunar new year.
If you started envisioning or planning your year during Mercury retrograde, this new moon is a ripe time to revisit those and plant some seeds. But it doesn’t have to be ultra specific, leave room for shared visions to come to life and new information to seep in and shape what you have already imagined.
There is so much beyond what could ever possibly be imagined that needs room to grow too.
Rigidity turns into flexibility that incorporates and reimagines previously built structures.
Invite in wild possibilities, and welcomed surprises.
into the weird and wonderful.
Anything is possible.
New Moon Aquarius at 01° 32’
Frantz Fanon wrote in The Wretched of the Earth, “...each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.”
In discovering our mission, we are the bridge between all generations and can help contextualize the past within the future. There are so many ideas within “Aquarius” that we can discuss while observing its annual New Moon. I’m so glad the New Moon reflections here focus on how we take the past with us - whether we realize it or not - and how this understanding allows us to steward Aquarius equity and liberation.
As an American who was born in the 1989 generation, I think of Isabel Wilkerson’s ideas in Caste as very emblematic of the New Moon in Aquarius. Though Wilkerson writes on American history, the following metaphor applies to all countries of origin when she argued, “America is an old house. We can never declare the work over... When you live in an old house, you may not want to go into the basement after a storm to see what the rains have wrought. Choose not to look, however, at your own peril. The owner of an old house knows that whatever you are ignoring will never go away.”
As the bridge between all generations, we are responsible for critically examining our histories and the ways in which preceding generations might have left such construction in our country’s old house unfinished. In that way, we follow the Fanon direction and - even in relative opacity - we begin discovering our generation’s mission and hopefully fulfill it. So we can both honor our ancestors’ contributions and repair their harm.
I also think of Aquarius as the breathtaking idea of Martin Luther King Jr. who said, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” Aquarius is the inescapable network of mutuality that we are all tied in. As you might be realizing, these ideas are big, innovative, visionary, ones. Which is why we’re asked to bring our willingness to understand them to the New Moon in Aquarius so that we might begin realizing the role we play in the inescapable network of mutuality, what our generation’s mission is, and how we can reconstruct our country’s old house.
With the New Moon trine Mars, sextile Jupiter, and forming an out of sign conjunction to Pluto, it gives us a powerful reception for visionary, life-sustaining ideas that repair. History could be very instructive because it’s inspiring to remember that we are not the only generation asked by destiny to implement political miracles. Across the world, we’ve already had them. So now we must understand how to invoke the political miracles required that create a more loving, peaceful, and just civilization. This is how we do our part to make the Age of Aquarius a little less abstract and little more actionable.
What Aquarius also knows is that the quality of the collaboration determines the nature of the result. So utilize this New Moon to help you find your friends, comrades, and community that are a match to your vision. We can achieve so much more together and with support from others than by ourselves, so let the New Moon know your willingness to put the commune back in community.
On a micro level, if you’ve been hoping to reconnect with your friends for more joy and empathy, let them know under this New Moon. Be the friend you’re hoping to receive. Give away what you’re hoping to get. That energy invites incredibly meaningful friendships and the New Moon wants your intentions on that too.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Power to (your) people, Aries! The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled friendship, community, and social justice sector. It wants your intentions on how you’re leveraging not just your time, talent, and treasure but social resources to bring about more peace, equity, and love in your world. You’re a champion in so many ways, so choose what causes and comrades you want to champion with!
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Level up, Taurus! The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled professional sector, self-employment zone, and leadership space inspiring you to bring your intentions there. Get clear on how you’d like to stand alone professionally and what kind of impact you’re hoping to have with your gifts and abilities. Think best case scenario only so the Universe can make it happen for you!
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
Are you living from the learning, Gemini? The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled wisdom application and horizon expansion zone motivating you to think clearly about the learnings you’ve acquired over the last six months and whether or not you’re living from it. It also wants your intentions on both long distance travel and education if you’d like to explore new campuses and countries.
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
Reveal, don’t conceal Cancer! The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled intimacy, disclosure, and sexuality zone motivating you to share substantially deep and vulnerable information about yourself to people who need to hear it. This New Moon wants your intentions on how to heal sexually, intimately, and what kind of trusting relationships can help you in those efforts.
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Opposites really do attract, Leo! The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled romance, negotiation, and opposition zone inspiring you to understand how your liabilities will clash with your partner’s legitimacies; proclivities clash with vulnerabilities every time. This is the New Moon to write the kind of romance you’re not just hoping to receive but the kind of love you want to give too!
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
Don’t abandon your habits and routines, Virgo! The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled wellbeing, habit formation, and health zone which wants your intentions on how you can proactively cultivate the highest, most optimized outcomes on: cognition, emotion, and behavior. Take a small step towards achieving that and watch in awe at the big results it makes!
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
You’re worth it, Libra! The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled confidence, charisma, and lovability zone which wants your intentions on how you want to have more grounded self-esteem and see your worthiness for love and belonging as your birthright. From there, you’ll be able to access some of, if not all of, life’s most meaningful experiences when you realize you’re already worthy.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
Happy Homecoming, Scorpio! The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled home, family, and emotional intelligence zone which helps you complement your action oriented ways with linguistics, so other people know the talk AND the walk. This New Moon wants your intentions on chateau Scorpio and the places, people, and contexts that help you feel at home.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
Use your words, Sag! The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled communication, cognition, and mindfulness zone inspires you to expand your universe by expanding your language skills. Tell the New Moon your intentions on: word choice, listening, and dialogue so that you can have the most optimized skills for tough talks in real time that determine so much of your life quality.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Practice what you preach/teach, Capricorn! The New Moon is in your Aquarius ruled safety, income, and integrity zone which helps you realize that the highest security is walking it like you talk it. Nothing can touch you there. This New Moon also wants your intentions on financial safety and security so allow the Universe to work through you to help you cultivate it.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy & Freedom
Happy Birthday, Aquarius! The New Moon is in your sign and wants your birthday wishes. Focus in on, “Who do I want to be? What do I want to do? What do I want to have?” so that you have the right foundation. You see, it’s not: have, do, then be. It’s be, do, then have. Turn that right side up and answer those questions under your annual make a wish moon!