Updated: Jan 24, 2020
Astrology for the New Moon in Aquarius
Friday, January 24th 2020, 4:41 pm CDT
Sun and Moon are throning in the middle of this chart, overseeing activity in the elevated domains of wisdom seeking, highest order, innovation and the collective unconscious, represented respectively by planets in Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. The only other signs represented are Aries and Taurus, with one planet in each, making this chart extremely top-heavy with six out of the twelve signs unoccupied (with the exception of the North node of the Moon, not a physical body). This also makes for a simple chart, as the possibility of aspects is more limited. Simple, perhaps, but no less compelling and powerful than the last Full Moon chart we spoke about.
Just as for the last Full Moon, the numerology here is significant, with many of the same numbers in play. At 4º22 Aquarius, the Divine Couple (Sun and Moon) invite us to ground higher awareness and new ideas into spiritual awakening in the 3-dimensional Earth plane. The number Four (here twice) represents this Earth plane from the perspective of stability and structure. This prepares us to step into other-dimensional realities, if we so choose, with other-worldly tools that are nonetheless useful on this plane.
One of the main attributes of Aquarius is the access to and use of innovative technology. Technology is an animal that I have learned to accept and embrace as an important means of connection and exposure to transformative information. The internet is a good example of technology that has served the collective in so many ways, mostly for the betterment of humankind. What I do NOT embrace is the aggressive use of technology as a means to control and coerce humans and other beings by the transgression of the universal laws of Nature: GMO’s and Transhumanism are the fruits of this “race to the future” that also gave us the atomic bomb. Some very influential groups and individuals would have us believe that this use of technology is true progress – I strongly disagree, because although these techniques arguably have certain advantages, they inherently lack spiritual integrity and oversight. Why? Because their promotion is rooted in the old-paradigm quest for power over the masses by the few and not in the highest and greatest good for all. This “marriage” of technology and biology is flawed in its utter lack of respect for the Mother of us all: Mother Earth, Gaia, Sophia, the Great Goddess… all names for the Being considered by many to be more powerful than God Himself (Herself?). Yet another example of the patriarchy gone awry, this aspect of “technological advance” fueled by greed and the notion of “always more” (which also translates as “never enough”) is doomed to failure, much like other aspects of the patriarchy: racism, sexism, ageism, inequality… just to name a few. As Dr. Martin Luther King so aptly stated, “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.”
Going back to the numerological significance of this chart, Sun and Moon (4º22 Aquarius) are in a square (90º) aspect with Uranus at 2º44 Taurus. Notice the mirroring; 2, 4 and 8 are the key numbers, not to mention the master number 22 (master builder). 44 is a power number, not a master number, but four plus four equals eight, the number of power. They are also in fixed signs, giving even more weight to this picture. So what we’re looking at here is an extremely solid and powerful exchange speaking mainly of structure and foundation, both of which are going through a complete overhaul with our friends Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and also Uranus in Taurus. In other words, get ready for the innovations and new technologies that will actually SERVE the collective and change the conditions of life on Earth. This is already being seen as Norway has just ended homelessness
and the EU has banned single-use plastics. Sacred Economics (see Charles Eisenstein’s brilliant work) is already taking hold as people are finding new ways to survive and thrive in a world that doesn’t have their best interest at heart. Let us honor the memory of Dr. King and others who have worked tirelessly for the elevation of humanity to a level where freedom, equality, abundance and compassion are givens rather than exceptions.
On another note, Mars in Sagittarius squaring Neptune and Venus in Pisces could be interpreted as the challenge to bring spirituality back into organized religion. Or, to replace the dogma with enlightened inspiration and individualize religious philosophy to fit the needs of each follower, instead of the old-paradigm version of adepts serving the needs of religion and its representatives. Don’t be surprised when debates and discussions of this nature arise. Mercury in Aquarius is all about verbal jousting and philosophical rhetoric, and he gets a nice boost from his brother Mars in quest-driven Sagittarius.
Meanwhile, Jupiter in Capricorn in positive aspect to Venus and Neptune in Pisces facilitates and empowers the spiritual connection to Source energy that so many of us have been searching for and not finding in the context of today’s religious belief systems. The phrase “spiritual but not religious” is one way to express the human need to belong to a greater whole without having to suppress our desire to question the often dogmatic positions of religious systems or their representatives.
Finally, with Chiron and Lilith conjunct (joined) but in two different signs, in positive aspect to the Sun-Moon couple, we have a beautiful opportunity to take a dispassionate look at our wounding and its accompanying shadow, understand and accept them for what they are, and integrate them into our beings as Allies. This is very different from the position we were in last Fall and even up until the Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12th, when we were steeped in the emotions brought up by exposure of the wounding. And we may still experience some of that, but Aquarius, as an air sign associated with intellectual and philosophical expression, affords us the luxury of being able to look at our wounding with dispassionate compassion, if that makes sense.
In conclusion, this New Moon – as all new Moons do – brings to light the seed of new beginnings, and more specifically the opportunity to reflect on our situation from the vantage point of universal and unconditional love, also known as Agape in ancient Greek. This is a time of philosophical and mystical reflection where we can count on our highest abilities to discern best attitudes and actions. Many of us are at a threshold in our lives, and “What is next?” is a question I am hearing often, including from my own mouth. I will soon be creating a vision board with the intention of rendering visible the infinite possibilities and offering them a structure to show up in and become workable from my limited perspective. This is just one way to work with these energies… I would love to hear how you are doing this, dear reader! Feel free to post on my blog or to contact me by phone (302) 507-6548 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I offer chart readings and other services, both remotely and in person in New Orleans, LA.
Many blessings to All – In Gratitude,