This New Moon is happening at 1° of Aquarius and will be most potent for people with personal planets or the ascendant at 0° to 4° of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) as well as 29° and 28° of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). In my practice, the purpose of astrology is to give us the ability to see the divinity in the shifting circumstances of our daily lives to help us surrender to what we cannot change, the courage to change what we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. If you are interested to know what part of your chart will be impacted by any transit, you can book a reading with me.

This New Moon in Aquarius is characterized by the conjunction forming between Venus and Saturn in the same sign. A new serious minded development is forming around relationships, creative pursuits, and pleasure. The beginning of both a new lunar cycle and a Venus Saturn cycle gives the themes of this lunation a longer lasting presence. The way that this lunar cycle develops can give us some clues as to how the larger Venus Saturn cycle will develop over the next year, when Venus will rejoin Saturn in late March of 2024. When Venus and Saturn make contact, we take the discipline, restriction and maturation of Saturn and bring it into the realm of beauty, relationships, harmony, and the social arena. Venus has come to Saturn to appraise the work she has done since their last connection. 

Many of us will find that a relationship or creative pursuit of ours has reached its full maturity and needs to evolve or dissolve. There may be a feeling of having outgrown a social environment and a bittersweetness of having to leave something we’ve come to love behind in order to honor the growth it’s granted us. Much like a plant that has outgrown its pot, unless it is transplanted into a larger container it will become root bound and choke itself to death. Saturn is most intimately aware of how endings beget beginnings. His gift is to close one door, so that another may open. The pain of putting down childish things is a necessary part of stepping into the new pleasures of adulthood. For some this could be beginning a new project as the old one has bared its fruit, leaving behind an old sense of style and fashion to create a new one, a new discipline of pleasure seeking, or the appraisal of a relationship’s longevity. The tendency for Aquarius to be inflexible in their ideals can lead to a rigid perfectionism when creating new terms in relationships or social contracts. It’s important to allow for some concessions in order to make progress, otherwise there is a real potential for gridlock.

Thank you for taking the time to arm yourself with the knowledge of astrological energies. It is my hope that my forecasts help you be empowered in moving in harmony with the planets, instead of feeling at the whims of the transits. Astrology can help us learn how to ride the waves of our transits instead of being bowled over by them, taken into the undertow. If you’re interested to learn more about how these tranists could effect you as an individual, you can book a reading with me. Happy New Moon!