New Moon In Aquarius – One Of The Most Auspicious New Moons Of The Year
On February 4th, 2019 we have a New Moon at 15° Aquarius. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or parts of Asia the New Moon is one day later, on February 5th.
This New Moon is conjunct Mercury and sextile Jupiter. The New Moon only forms positive, supporting aspects, making it one of the most auspicious New Moons of the year.
If you plan a big project for 2019, this is your New Moon! If you start something now, you will have a higher likelihood to succeed.
How exactly this New Moon will influence you depends of course, on your natal chart and on how ‘used’ you are to the Aquarian energy.
This New Moon is very Aquarius-like because it is at 15° Aquarius (15° is half-way through 30° and is the strongest manifestation of the energy).
Moreover, the New Moon is sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the 11th sign from Aquarius, and an 11th house aspect carries the energy of Aquarius.
If your chart has strong Aquarius or 11th house or a prominent Saturn and Uranus, you will likely go with the flow and embrace the energy.
However, if you don’t have any planet in Aquarius, or if you have too much Leo energy for example (Leo is Aquarius’ opposite sign) you will likely resist it, at least at the beginning.
But because this is a well-aspected New Moon, this time you will be more curious and open than usual to embrace the Aquarius energy. No matter your natal chart, this New Moon is your chance to tap into your Aquarius side.
But what does Aquarius stand for?
Aquarius is a fixed, air, masculine sign. Aquarius speaks about what is stable (fixed) yet invisible to the eye (Air). The unwritten rules of society. Camaraderie and what keeps people connected. Mental energy. The world wide web.
Aquarius is the opposite of Leo.
If Leo is the heart, Aquarius is the mind.
Leo is the Self, Aquarius is what’s beyond the Self. With Aquarius, we dissociate from the sense of the Ego (Leo). That’s the reason why Aquarian energy is known to be humanitarian and selfless.
Leo is the leader, Aquarius is the team player. Leo is one, Aquarius is ‘many’.
Interestingly, in the past, kings and queens (a symbol for Leo) referred to themselves with the royal “we”.
That’s because the monarch was speaking not only in his or her personal capacity but also in an official capacity as leader of a nation. The monarch was the nation itself, the sum of all the individuals. This is a good example of how the Leo-Aquarius polarity plays out. What’s when Aquarius contains all the individual Leo ‘selves’.
The opposite is also possible. The individual can also be completely stripped of the sense of Self. They are everywhere and nowhere.
If a Leo looks in the mirror and says “that’s me”, Aquarius looks in the mirror and wonders “Who am I?”.
New Moon In Aquarius – Opening Up To New Ways Of Being
The New Moon in Aquarius is an invitation to expand the identification of the Self and open up to new ways of being.
Aquarius is the sign of friends and groups of people. Friends help us enrich the sense of the Self. Other people help us understand that we are not alone in the world, and that the world doesn’t revolve around us. Without this constant interaction with others, we would stagnate.
We are shaped by our interactions with others. Let’s say you’re always on time. Your friend always runs late. At the beginning you are annoyed, but with time you start to understand your friend. Even more, you discover that there is a part of you who enjoys being late, too.
And you wonder: “Wait a minute: how can I be both punctual and tardy?”
That’s Aquarius. Aquarius or Uranus transits can bring either confusion, or breakthroughs related to the sense of Self.
People with strong Aquarius or Uranus in their chart often feel they have multiple personalities.
When we experience an Aquarius transit (like this New Moon), we oftentimes discover something new about who we are.
The body, the Self can become too constricting for the expanded sense of Self. Let’s say you’re a woman and you discover your masculine side. Or you’re a man and you discover your feminine side.
You can either integrate this information and enrich the Self, or you dissociate from these aspects of the Self that may be too complex, too difficult to reconcile.
Depending on how we react to this process of Self-expansion, an Aquarius transit can trigger resistance, or can bring liberation. Is this new insight too much to handle? You resist it. Do you allow it in your consciousness, even if it doesn’t make too much sense? It will liberate you.
New Moon In Aquarius – Mercury And Jupiter
Thankfully, this New Moon in Aquarius is conjunct Mercury. Mercury (the mind) will facilitate the process, by translating the higher Aquarian frequencies into messages that the human mind (Mercury) can make sense of.
Moreover, the New Moon in Aquarius in sextile Jupiter, which will further facilitate the process. Jupiter’s message is “Believe”. You know you act from Jupiter when you believe without questioning, when you trust that a higher power (Jupiter) works in your favor.
You may think it’s easy to believe without questioning, but in fact, it doesn’t come naturally at all. What comes natural, especially in our society, is exactly the opposite.
Think about fake news (Mercury). Most people believe what they see in social media (even if it’s so easy to manipulate things like photos with Photoshop) while dismissing concepts like God, the Universe, or the law of cause and effect.
But thanks to the supporting aspect between Jupiter and the New Moon in Aquarius, we will now see what otherwise we are blind to.
New Moon In Aquarius – The Opera Is In Me
The Sabian symbol of the New Moon is “A big businessman at his desk”.
A businessman, like a conductor, makes sure the whole (the business) works together seamlessly.
Managing a business is not an easy task. Each business has three main areas: the business itself / the operations, the employees, and the customers. Only when all these three components work together coherently, value is created, which within our economic environment equates profit.
Profit, in a normal, uncorrupted economic environment is a sign of health, it’s a proof that value is created. A business cannot exist without profit. Systems are doomed to fail if they stop creating value.
Conducting an orchestra means bringing together lots of brains, hearts, and instruments.
Each person plays a different role, yet together, through the magic wand of the conductor, the orchestra is much more than the sum of its parts.
To become a conductor, you need to expand your sense of Self, just like the kings and queens did, back in the time.
Not to gain power, not to inflate yourself.
But to understand that if you want to make great things happen, you need to allow yourSelf to expand and then allow yourSelves to work coherently so that you can create true value in this world.
Learn more about the other transits in February in Astro Butterfly’s blog post The Astrology Of February – Chiron Enters Aries