New Moon in Aquarius: Cycle of Unpredictability

On February 1, 12:45 AM ET, a New Moon in Aquarius takes place, and we begin a lunar cycle characterized by unpredictability. During the upcoming weeks, we will have opportunities to become aware of our conditioning and liberate ourselves from its shackles.

The Sun and the Moon join Saturn, the ancient ruler of the sign, and square Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius, now transiting through Taurus. This Aquarius New Moon magnifies the tension of the Saturn-Uranus square, the characterizing alignment of 2021, which will continue to be active for several months, even if the angle won’t be exact again. Throughout the lunar cycle ahead, the spotlight will be on social dynamics that need to change.

This New Moon also marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which corresponds to the Chinese New Year. According to Chinese tradition, 2022 is the year of the Tiger and is associated with the element of Water.

To celebrate the arrival of this New Moon in Aquarius, on February 1 at 9:45 PM ET, we are hosting Global Live New Moon in Aquarius Meditation on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us, and invite others to meditate together with us. Tap here to find our scheduled live meditation.


New Moon in Aquarius: Exploring the Role of the Individual in the Collective


When the Moon joins the Sun in the heavens, a seed is planted. The Moon is now emerging from her phase of darkness and in the upcoming days will be, once again, visible in the night sky. New Moons are about fresh starts and new beginnings. They represent the first phase of the lunar cycle, a moment to set intentions for the future. During the two weeks leading up to the Full Moon, we will have chances to act on them in a spontaneous, intuitive fashion.

The activation of the sign of Aquarius emphasizes the need to reflect on the role of us as individuals within the collective, and reconsider our duties, our responsibilities, and our rights. Throughout the upcoming lunar cycle, we have an opportunity to find links between our personal aspirations and a socially relevant purpose, offer tangible values to others, and make our contribution to the advancement of civilization. We will have chances to reflect on what we want to manifest, what we want to build, and whether that is relevant only for us or is also valuable for the collective.


Aquarius: Objectivity, Detachment, and Paradox


Aquarius is the detached observer looking at life through the glass of a window. It is the opposite sign of Leo, which is about participating in life wholeheartedly. Through Aquarius, we understand existence objectively, we have revelations about life that can only occur when we are not engaged in its drama.

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This sign is about self-discovery: it can be considered a paradoxical archetype with many seemingly contradictory facets. Aquarius is both the group and the individual, the rebel with a cause and the rebel without a cause, peer pressure and peer support, the human need to belong to a community, and the danger of losing our individuality into it.

This New Moon in the sign of the Water Bearer may bring up contrasting tendencies. On the one hand, the impulse to differentiate from the majority and take our own path. On the other hand, the temptation, more or less conscious, to conform to what the mainstream or others expects from us, in order to feel safe, accepted, and loved.


New Moon conjunct Saturn & square Uranus: Clashing Desires


We have become very familiar with the friction associated with the Saturn-Uranus square, reflecting the tension between the forces wanting to maintain the existing systems and the forces trying to break them down. We are traversing a period of social, political, and financial instability: witnessing surprising global shifts and unexpected developments remains a possibility we can’t exclude.

Saturn tries to maintain predictability because it feels secure. So far, Saturn’s transit through Aquarius has been showing us how the forces of order and control wanting to preserve tradition have been trying to keep everything as it is with the aid of science and technology, and by increasing the pressure to conform to specific social norms, rules, and expectations.

Meanwhile, the forces of chaos and renewal keep working in the background. Uranus in Taurus has been threatening the foundations of the existing systems by generating a massive shift in our collective values and facilitating a slow revolution that is bringing us back to Nature, to our bodies, and simpler ways of living. Uranus is pure unpredictability: the Great Awakener wants to wake us up to the possibilities that the unknown can offer us and help us overcome our fear of it.


Learning from Mistakes & Remaining Open to the Unexpected


Uranus is about nonconformity, while Saturn is about conformity. Uranus is about liberation from existing forms and Saturn is the crystallization of form. Saturn is how the individual integrates into society, Uranus is how the individual breaks free from social norms, values, beliefs, and expectations that don’t resonate or that prevent growth from happening. Both archetypes are necessary, and the tension generated by their interaction brings forth evolution and progress.

While Saturn needs to know what to expect and aims to control all the processes, Uranus teaches us to learn from the unplanned, from mistakes and setbacks, and remain open to the unexpected. Uranus strikes like lightning, it acts quickly and flashes brightly. The discovery of the planet itself happened accidentally and created disruption in the scientific community, as it was the first celestial body discovered with a telescope. The Solar System suddenly became much more vast than what we originally thought it to be: Uranus’ discovery destroyed our certainties and brought up a lot of questions. This is precisely what happens when this planet is activated by transit.

The current emphasis on the archetypes of Aquarius and Uranus could inspire many of us to rebel against lifestyles, conditions, and ways of being that don’t honor our true nature. We may finally find the courage to detach from the past and allow the future in.

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Mars & Venus trine Uranus, square Chiron, sextile Jupiter


As the Aquarius New Moon takes place, Mars and Venus are in Capricorn, and they both trine Uranus in Taurus. These aspects facilitate action and artistry and remind us that disruptions to our plans can be a doorway to genius and brilliance. As we are dealing with the two relationship planets, unexpected encounters and changes in our relationship status are possible. This is even more the case considering that the upcoming lunar cycle will culminate in a Full Moon in romantic Leo happening simultaneously with the exact Venus-Mars conjunction.

On another note, both Mars and Venus are forming a square aspect to Chiron in Aries. This alignment may bring up wounds relative to self-assertion, taking action, and taking initiative. Feelings of rejection linked to the sensation that the expression of our desires and our feelings is not being well received or correctly interpreted by others could emerge. We may have chances to overcome the drive to repress our spontaneous impulses in order to be accepted, loved, or fit in, and resist the temptation to conceal from others what we truly want, feel, and need.

Mars and Venus are also in a sextile to Jupiter in Pisces. These harmonic aspects bring opportunities to make progress and move forward, support our creativity and energy levels, and promote the growth of those relationships based on a foundation of truth, honesty, and shared values.


Retrograde Mercury conjunct Pluto: Deepening our Perceptions


On this New Moon, Mercury is still retrograde and is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Their alignment is bringing up information previously hidden or secret, deepening our psychological analysis of ourselves and of the structure of society, while reflecting a tendency for compulsive, obsessive thinking. Mercury and Pluto sextile to Neptune reflect an openness to receive information from subtle channels and dimensions and deepen our intuitive understanding of reality.

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Mercury stations direct in a couple of days. For the rest of the lunar cycle, the Messenger will promote the integration of what happened during the retrograde, facilitating mental clarity. Mercury comes back to Aquarius on February 14, shortly before the Leo Full Moon. During the rest of its journey through the sign, it will join Saturn and square Uranus. Mercury will inspire us to embrace out-of-the-box, innovative ways of thinking, and detach from conditioned, distorted ways of perceiving and interfacing with reality.


New Moon in Aquarius: a Cycle of Unpredictability


We are entering an unpredictable lunar cycle that could be colored by feelings of alienation, of being out of place, of being misunderstood. The activation of Uranus will inspire us to question our core motivations and values. It will challenge us to deal with the unexpected and ride the waves of change, while inviting us to root into our bodies and into the present moment.

The presence of Saturn conjunct Sun and Moon indicates the need to manifest and give form to something unique in the material reality. It invites us to build new, innovative structures, aligned with the systemic changes we want to see. This configuration encourages us to move away from those structures that have lost their purpose and function, that have become obsolete and restrictive.

The Aquarius New Moon conjunct Saturn and square Uranus will remind us of the link between freedom and responsibility and of the importance of accepting the duties and the commitments that our desires imply.

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New Moon in Aquarius: Seeds of the Future

On February 11, 2:05 PM ET, the Moon joins the Sun at 23°16’ Aquarius, and a new lunar cycle begins. As the New Moon in Aquarius takes place, we have a stellium of six celestial bodies in the sign of the Water Bearer. The last time it happened was in February 1962, and Mars was also involved in the configuration.

The pressure on the Aquarius archetype is extremely strong. The Cosmos is inviting a new generational change, encouraging all of us to reclaim our individuality and our uniqueness.

New Moons represent a fresh start, a rebirth: at this time of the month, we are encouraged to turn within, connect with ourselves, and set an intention for the cycle ahead. Soon, the Moon will start revealing herself to us again, a bit more every night: we are about to enter two weeks of experimental, instinctual, and spontaneous activity.

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Aquarius: Liberation, Deconditioning, and Disruption


The New Moon in Aquarius begins a future-oriented lunar month during which we are likely to gravitate towards unconventional and alternative solutions. Aquarius inspires us to experiment and do things our way, rather than conforming to how something has always been done.

The eleventh sign of the Zodiac corresponds with the Fixed modality, the element of Air, and a Yang, masculine, or positive polarity. Aquarius has a lot to do with the world of ideas and ideologies, with the mind, and with long-term personal and collective memory.

Aquarius correlates to humanitarianism, human rights, social justice, and social equality. These themes might be in the spotlight during these days and will keep being at the forefront for months, due to the transits of Jupiter and Saturn, the two social planets, through the sign.

The archetype of the Water Bearer correlates to liberation from outdated structures, to the process of deconditioning, but also to sudden shocks and disruptions, to all those unexpected events that force us to find alternative solutions to what we are used to and to connect with our capacity for innovation.


New Moon in Aquarius: Breaking Free from Crystallized Structures


The New Moon in Aquarius inspires us to be courageous, unorthodox, and bold, to break past self-imposed limitations and societal expectations, to celebrate our individuality and our right to be different from everyone else.

At the same time, this cosmic event may reflect feelings of alienation, isolation, and the painful sensation of not fitting in anywhere. Nonetheless, Aquarius inspires us to respect and honor who we are individually, independently of what others think or are doing, and keep searching for people we resonate with on a Soul level.

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With six planets in Aquarius, the emphasis on the mind, the intellect, and the realms of ideas is huge. To balance the heightened activity in the sign, it is crucial to embrace the opposite archetype, Leo. While Aquarius is about objectivity and detachment, Leo is about joyful participation and involvement. Leo invites us to come back to our hearts, to our childlike playfulness, to our spontaneity, our enthusiasm, and our love for life.


New Moon trine North Node: Intellectual Curiosity and Social Exploration


The Sun, the Moon, retrograde Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus in Aquarius are currently forming a harmonic trine with the North Node of the Moon in Gemini.

The North Node of the Moon is a point in space related to our collective evolutionary direction, and the sign it is transiting through informs us of traits we are encouraged to cultivate. Trines are angles of 120° that reflect an easy flow of energy and information between celestial bodies traveling in signs of the same element, in this case, Air.

The connection between the North Node in Gemini and the planets in Aquarius encourages us to connect with a variety of people, focus on networking, seek intellectual exchanges and debate, get information from different sources, and question whatever is presented to us as the absolute truth.

The supportive Air trine taking place on the Aquarius New Moon reminds us of the power of curiosity and invites us to stay open to listening to a variety of opinions and viewpoints, as we can learn something new from everyone. This aspect facilitates intellectual breakthroughs, new understandings, and innovative ideas, that can open unexpected doors throughout the upcoming lunar cycle.


New Moon square Mars in Taurus: Exploring Resistance and Getting out of Stagnation


The Sun, the Moon, retrograde Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus are also in a square aspect to Mars, currently transiting Taurus. The square is an angle of 90°, reflecting friction between celestial bodies occupying signs of the same modality, in this case, the Fixed modality.

Mars in Taurus is slow, steady, and earthy. Its main goal is to preserve what already exists in a way that ensures survival and promotes stability and security. On the contrary, the planets in airy Aquarius are extremely fast and projected forward: they urge us to experiment and explore new ideas and ways of doing things, which implies confronting insecurity and the feeling of not knowing how everything will turn out.

These alignments can reflect a sense of stubbornness and some resistance to considering alternative viewpoints and options, but also a simultaneous urge to get out of stagnation. The tension generated by these aspects can give us the motivation to put concrete adjustments in place and initiate substantial changes in our lives.


Saturn square Uranus: Moving Forward without Forgetting the Past


Saturn and Uranus are the traditional and modern ruler of the New Moon in Aquarius. Their condition gives us additional insights into the quality of the upcoming lunar cycle. The two planets are in a square aspect, which will be exact on February 17. The friction reflected by this configuration can represent another motivating factor that can inspire us to make change happen.

While, on the one hand, all the planets in Aquarius are propelling us towards new paradigms and an unknown future, Saturn’s traditional rulership of the sign reminds us of the necessity to honor the past and not forget what it taught us. Saturn, now transiting Aquarius, is asking us to take responsibility for the lessons we have learned and to decide what we want to keep and what we want to let go of.

Meanwhile, the long term transit of Uranus in Taurus reflects a radical redefinition of the global economy and sudden shifts in our value systems. The modern ruler of Aquarius is inviting us to find new ways to meet our survival needs, new ways to make an income, new ways to connect with Nature and to honor our physical bodies.

On this New Moon, the square between Saturn and Uranus increases the tension between the desire to hold back to the past and the known, and the willingness to move towards the future and the unknown. This configuration emphasizes the need for substantial and lasting systemic change, and these will be ongoing themes for the entire 2021.


Venus conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius: Embracing New Values and Beliefs


As the New Moon in Aquarius takes place, Venus forms an exact conjunction with Jupiter, also in Aquarius. The supportive alignment of the two traditional benefics invites harmony and optimism and relieves some of the tension reflected by the current planetary configuration.

Venus conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius will inspire us to experiment in our love and social life, but also with our finances. Their alignment represents an invitation to question our assumptions around love, friendships, money, abundance, and to explore new values, new structures, and new belief systems.

The conjunction between Venus and Jupiter happens once a year: it represents a wonderful influence on our creativity. Their aspect promotes innovative and original ideas, inspires us to expand our knowledge, and motivates us to be true to our unique needs and urges.


New Moon in Aquarius: Planting Seeds of the Future


This New Moon in Aquarius represents an invitation to get together with others and plant the seeds of a new future. We can’t create a new reality alone. We are wired to connect, to be part of a community, and for so long we have overlooked the power of togetherness and social support.

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Together, we are asked to envision a new reality and to give birth to new paradigms. This New Moon invites us to reflect upon the role we want to have in the new system, how would that serve others, what needs to be changed most urgently, what we want to preserve and what we want to leave behind, and how we can support each other in the transition.

Consistently cultivating social interactions and having the feeling of being supported by a community of like minds is so crucial right now. So many of us are struggling with the current world situation and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.

While doing our personal inner work is essential, having the support of a group makes everything easier. Luckily, nowadays we can easily find online communities we resonate with. Don’t hesitate to seek heart-based connections: even if you don’t have the possibility to interact face to face with others, you might be surprised by the depth that can be accessed through virtual and long-distance exchanges.

We are living in an extremely paradoxical time: what we are urged to do is to accept and embrace the uncertainty, to find our flow amid change, and to explore ways to cultivate inner peace in the eye of the storm, while creating space for others to do the same.

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