New Moon in Aquarius 2021.

This New Moon is at 23 degrees of Aquarius and occurs at 1:06 PM Central Time February 11, 2021. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 9–Completion. With endings come beginnings. This New Moon feels linked to new vision based on real world experience. When you know better, you do better. This is Air energy.

 This Moon is christened with 6 planets in Aquarius. We haven’t seen this many planets in this sign since February 1962.  Two of these planets are the benefics Venus and Jupiter which come together during this New Moon to give support for what has potential to grow in this part of your chart. Although this New Moon squares Mars in Taurus, Mars is in detriment and the planets in Aquarius are in a a stronger position. The ruler of this New Moon is in domicile which makes this New Moon an opportune time to plant seeds in overcoming what you struggle with in the Taurus part of your chart.

If you’re in to setting intentions with New Moons, this is one to pay close attention to. It would be worth following this Moon Family over the next 27 months as this is a powerful New Moon with so much energy concentrated in Aquarius.

Set your intentions after 1:06 PM Central and within 8 hours of that time. Check in at the 1st Quarter Moon in Aquarius on November 11, 2021 to see what is manifesting as a result of your intentions you set today. The 1st Quarter Moon in Aquarius in November will be at 19 degrees.

The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 12, 2022 at 19 degrees should bring clarity as to the meaning and purpose of the intentions you set with the New Moon today. Something will come to light or reveal itself around the themes and area of your chart you focus on today.

The 3rd Quarter Moon phase on May 12, 2023 at 21 degrees Aquarius will start to bring a close to this cycle. This is the Harvest period where fruits of this cycle manifest. It’s the winding down of this phase and a time to reap what you’ve sown or set in motion with the New Moon intentions you set today.

Another consideration is the Sabian Symbol for 23 degrees of Aquarius which is, “A Man Turning His Back On His Passions Teaches Deep Wisdom From His Experience.” This is about tempering emotions or desires that lead us to negative behaviors by cutting out the tap root. Through our experience in overcoming this, we can use that hard learned experience to help others. For example, a former substance abuser becomes the therapist who helps others overcome their addictions. Think about what this might mean for you. What and how have you learned to overcome negative behavior patterns? How can you help others who struggle?

Other things to consider when setting intentions are the House topics of Aquarius in your chart as well as the symbolism of Aquarius. Aquarius is futuristic, innovative, inventive, humanitarian and thinks outside the box.

This fits in perfectly for those who are in their Saturn Returns right now. Since Saturn, the ruler of this Moon is currently in Aquarius, setting intentions in this area might help reorient those toward a more authentic life path if they are in their 1st Saturn Return and it might help guide those entering their 2nd Saturn Return as to something they can give back to others based on all the wisdom and experience they’ve gained throughout the course of their life.

Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:

  1. Within 8 hours of the Aquarius New Moon on February 11, 2021 (again, the time is 1:06 PM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
  2. I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
  3. Find the area of your chart where Aquarius rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Aquarius. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you

A good reference book for setting New Moon intentions is, “New Moon Astrology” by Jan Spiller. Spiller outlines themes for each zodiacal sign as well as guidelines for setting intentions.  

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1st Quarter Moon and Covid-19

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Approximately 9 months ago, the reality of Coronavirus 19 hit home for most of us here in the United States. Headlines at that time focused on developing a vaccine. Chloroquine and Remdesivir were mentioned as possible treatments.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began allowing more testing of drugs they felt might be effective against the virus as the world eagerly awaited the testing to begin.

Astrologically, March 24, 2020 marked a New Moon in Aries at 4 degrees 12 minutes. New Moons are interesting to watch as you often see a story piece together every 9 months that follow each phase until a complete moon cycle has finished.

New Moons are like the beginning of something. A seed is planted. We don’t really know which direction it’s going until some time has passed. As the Moon takes on more light, we can better see how things are looking. So, with this New Moon back in March of 2020, there was focus on developing a vaccine and we really didn’t know how, when or if it might happen.

Nine months later on December 21, 2020 we have the 1st Quarter Moon in Aries and the general public is beginning to receive the vaccine for the first time. 1st Quarter Moons are about taking action and moving forward with something. Nine months ago we were just discussing a vaccine. Today, we’re distributing it.

In 9 more months with the Full Moon on September 20, 2021 we should know even more. Full Moons bring clarity. More about the vaccine or the virus in general will be revealed.

Full Moons also mark the culmination of things so hopefully by that time, we’ll start to see a significant reduction of cases or know more about this virus and the success of the vaccine in preventing new cases. All cards are on the table in the Full Moon phase. It should become even clearer which direction this is going at that time.

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Planting A Seed With The New Moon in Cancer July 20, 2020

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It seems like eclipse season would never end. We finally have a chance to set New Moon intentions again with this second New Moon in Cancer that is not an eclipse.

This New Moon is at 28 degrees of Cancer at 12:32 PM Central Time on July 20, 2020 and will oppose Saturn. This might be an opportunity to get serious about what nurtures us and how we nurture others. Maybe we need to set some boundaries about what we need vs what demands are being made on us from society, our career or what someone else thinks we should do.

What brings security? Do we have a good balance between emotional security vs financial security or are we sacrificing one for the other? Is our emotional security compromised by what we feel we need to do or feel we’re expected to do?

The Cancer archetype has to do with our family of origin–our roots and foundation. I especially like that the date of this New Moon on July 20, 2020 holds the energy of 13/4. This is about transforming our foundation. Building something new in this area of our chart. A solid base.

This New Moon is Cardinal energy. Cardinal is action oriented and wants to move forward with something and the New Moon is the perfect time to plant the seed. The 1st Quarter Moon in Cancer nine months from now will determine whether or not we want to take action and move forward with our intentions.

If you want to work with this moon energy, this is the beginning of a new cycle, so now would be an ideal time to consciously start this process. I like to keep a journal and track this cycle which takes about 27 months to complete.

Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:

  1. Within 8 hours of the Cancer New Moon on July 20, 2020 (again, the time is 12:32 PM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
  2. I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
  3. Find the area of your chart where Cancer  rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Cancer. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you.

To help give some ideas on this archetype, Cancer is tied to Home and Family, Safety, Nurturing, Feelings and Emotional Security. So, your wishes might revolve around intentions of purchasing a new home, home improvement, releasing negative emotions and early childhood conditioning, or nurturing new beginnings.

Cancer is also ruled by the Moon which can be associated with Mother, the Divine Feminine and physically the chest area, stomach and pancreas.

Remember, now is not the time to take action with these thoughts. It’s a time to plant the seed and contemplate about it over the next 9 months until we can better see what comes to light with the next Quarter Moon in Cancer close to the 28 degree marker.