Friday evening’s New Moon in the rebellious, revolutionary sign of Aquarius marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle, which will culminate with the Full Moon/ Partial Lunar Eclipse in Leo on February 10th. This New Moon is particularly powerful for new beginnings and setting plans in motion as it coincides with both the Chinese New Year and Imbolc, the pagan holy day celebrating the lengthening of days and the early signs of spring. Imbolc is traditionally celebrated on February 1st, which interestingly enough coincides with our February 2nd celebration of Groundhog Day here in the States— yet another celebration marking the beginning of the long-awaited springtime rebirth.
The New Moon in Aquarius marks a time where we can seed powerful new beginnings. This New Moon is particularly useful for those seeking change, innovation, or new insights into old problems. Aquarius is the sign of rebellion, which urges the collective to unite together under a common cause. Aquarius is also the sign of the visionary who thinks outside of the box and is way ahead of his/her time. Insights gained or projects seeded at this time may not be fully appreciated for their brilliance right at the onset, but in time others will come around and see the sheer brilliance of what you've begun to manifest at this time. This new moon is un-aspected, which means that the unconventional Aquarian energy is flowing quite purely as we move into this new lunar cycle. Now is the time to assert your individual freedom and express yourself in your own unique way. Basically, anything goes right now so don't be afraid to let your freak flag fly.
The area in your chart in which this New Moon falls indicates an area of life where this revolutionary energy of rebirth and new beginnings will stimulate change and forward momentum over these next two weeks. Below are the themes and energies for each Rising or Sun Sign (best read for Rising Sign first) to assist you in focusing and seeding intentions for growth during this powerful time of action and forward momentum.
New Moon in Aquarius by Sun/Rising Sign
With the New Moon in your 11th house, now is brilliant time to seek out new opportunities for social interaction or to band together with like-minded people in pursuit of a common, humanitarian cause. The first two weeks of this lunar month can be quite social for you, and your greatest rewards will come from seeking out unique minds to engage and collaborate with. This is a time when you can become quite popular and meet interesting new friends and acquaintances. In the 11th house, this lunation may also serve to seed some sort of monetary reward for all of the hard work you’ve been putting in toward your career, especially over this last month.
With the New Moon in your 10th house, now is an excellent time to make changes in your career path and goals. Shaking things up with new ideas and innovative routines in regards to your work will get you noticed in all the right ways. Opportunities for advancement and added responsibility in your career may present themselves over the course of these next couple of weeks, so don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone a bit to take advantage of these exciting prospects while they’re here.
The New Moon in your 9th house seeds new opportunities to break out of your daily routines in a way that expands your mind beyond the confines of your current belief systems. Unexpected or unusual opportunities for travel may come about, and this is also an excellent time for seeding intentions for higher education or earning a new certification or degree (especially in an Aquarian-type field such as electronics, computer technology, web development, ect). Overall, this is an excellent time to expand on your individual freedom and to explore unconventional new philosophies or spiritual practices.
With the New Moon in your 8th house, fears, power struggles and themes of sex, death and debt all come up for review. Now is a time when you can seed new intentions for personal empowerment and self-mastery. In Aquarius, this New Moon may bring about the urge to spice up your sex life with some extra-kinky new moves. On a more practical note, if you’ve found yourself disempowered by debt this New Moon marks a time when you can think outside of the box and find new and innovative ways to tackle financial problems or fund new projects.
The New Moon in your 7th house brings your close, personal relationships into the forefront this month. Now is an enigmatic time when you may find yourself simultaneously craving intimacy as well as greater personal freedom. The best way to rectify these seemingly conflicting energies is to seek out new, exciting and unusual experiences with your partner. The status quo simply won’t do right now in terms of your partnerships, it’s time to shake things up and start fresh. For those who are unattached, this New Moon may bring about opportunities for unexpected new love relationships and other close, intimate partnerships.
The New Moon in your 6th house is bound to keep you busy over these next two weeks as you seed new opportunities to spice up your work & health routines. Now is an excellent time to take back your health and begin a new diet & nutrition plan, workout routine, or pick up that new herbal remedy you’ve wanted to try out. Innovative and unusual approaches to healthcare as well as your work routines are favored over these next two weeks. This is also a great time to seed humanitarian pursuits in regards to your work and to spend time acting in service of those who need it most.
The New Moon in your 5th house can bring new, unexpected opportunities for passion and romance. Now is the time when you may step outside of your comfort zone to re-vive an old flame, or start anew with a fresh, exciting new relationship. This is a highly creative time that favors innovative forms of self-expression and play. The focus during the first half of this lunar month is on rebelling against the mundane and routine aspects on life and is beneficial for having fun and seeding new intentions for the things you love most. If you’re an entrepreneur now is a wonderful time to shake up your business model or start a new venture.
The New Moon on Friday is in your 4th house, seeding new opportunities to shake things up in your home and family sector. Now is a time when you may become more focused your roots and those things in your life that help you to feel comfortable, safe and secure. Your emotions may take center stage, as this is an excellent time for a new approach to deep, emotional work. This is also a great time for home renovation or making changes to your family dynamics in some way. These next two weeks may leave you feeling frustrated and antsy with your home life, causing you to rebel in some way. Pay attention to your emotions around the time of this New Moon, as they may reveal important clues into what changes are needed.
With the New Moon in your 3rd house, communication and community take center stage. Now is an ideal time to focus your efforts on connecting with others in new, innovative ways. Change is needed in regards to your communication style in order to make it more effective. Unusual contacts may be made at this time as you go about your daily routines, and you might find yourself receiving many more text messages, emails or phone calls than usual over these next two weeks. This is also an excellent time to seed intentions for learning a new skill or trade, especially if your desired skill-set involves technology, computers, or other innovative, Uranian-type vocations.
Money is on your mind with the New Moon in the 2nd house and now is the time for you to get down to business. These next two weeks are ideal for taking an unusual, off-the-beaten-path approach to generating wealth. You may find yourself on the receiving end of unexpected opportunities and insights that serve to change your financial status in some way. This New Moon energy can be incredibly beneficial for your pocket book so long as you’re willing to think outside of the box and put in the necessary work.
The New Moon in your 1st house brings powerful new opportunities to reinvent yourself in some way. This energy is all about YOU. You may feel pulled toward incredible new beginnings that serve to alter the way you interface with the world in order to better exercise your will and serve your own self-interest. Over these next two weeks, you may feel a surge of vitality that allows you to finally take action on new projects you’ve previously lacked the energy and motivation for. This is the best time of the year to focus on being uniquely you, and to be recognized for the your innovative, rebellious nature and your unique talents and gifts.
The New Moon in your 12th house is all about letting go. Now is a time to seed opportunities for rest and relaxation. You may find yourself reviewing and reflecting on the past in order to let go of what no longer serves you. Focusing on receiving and surrendering, rather than actively pursuing your goals over these next two weeks will help to replenish your energy and free up space for exciting new pursuits over the coming year. Spending time in solitude and meditation is favorable at this time as this new moon may bring opportunities to explore and delve deep into your subconscious and explore unusual new spiritual practices.