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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Saturn Series Talismans For Strength, Commitment and Authority

A rare opportunity presented itself on the Winter Solstice when Jupiter and Saturn joined to form what some have called The Star of Bethlehem. Some astrologers have coined this event, “The Great Conjunction” which happens every 20 years but even rarer does the element change when these two planets meet as it did this time from Earth to Air.

This moment offered a unique opportunity to create talismans with the intention of creating new structures, so whether that be a project, business, health routine, etc. These talismans were created with the intention of helping with commitment and discipline as well as gaining authority or expertise in any given endeavor. Saturn is also affiliated with the Hermit or Holy people and practices, so if you are looking to become spiritually disciplined, these talismans may be a good choice.

If you’re experiencing your 1st or 2nd Saturn Return, these talismans can be incorporated in ritual work or aid in achieving goals you set in regards to the area of your astrological chart that Natal Saturn resides.

Materials and invocations used align with invoking Saturn’s most helpful characteristics with the intent that anyone who carries or makes use of these items for good intentions gain discipline, become more responsible, builds a firm foundation and or spiritual practice.

The word Talisman comes from the Greek word, “telesma” meaning consecrated or sacred object, created with the intent of carrying a particular influence aligned with the powers imbued by the astrological election that marks their creation. Talismans are objects created at specific times or within certain ritual contexts for specific purposes.

No matter which Saturn Talisman you choose, the only difference is in the length of charge, not the strength. Paper talismans are temporary and may be effective for weeks or months. Fixed talismans are made of permanent materials and therefore permanent. The talismanic candle includes a permanent talisman that can be kept long after the candle has burned down.

The election details are as follows:

December 21, 2020 @ 1:54 PM in Hardinsburg, KY with Saturn and Jupiter applying to the Midheaven. Venus, ruler of the Ascendant sextiles Saturn and the Moon in Pisces’ next aspect will sextile Saturn. These items were also covered and left undisturbed for an entire lunar cycle to further strengthen their properties.

Even under the best planetary conditions, using materials that align with the planet invoked and with the best intentions, the recipient must also do their part to obtain the results intended. For this reason, success in achieving what you intend can’t be guaranteed, nor refunds issued.

Paper Talisman (6 of 18 Available) $5 Each

Paper Talismans are good for ritual work, to keep on your person or display in a prominent place where you’ll see it everyday as a reminder of goals you’re working to achieve. Paper talismans are no less potent than permanent talismans but their effects may last weeks to months whereas permanent talismans are fixed. Paper talismans might be ideal for launching practices that require discipline such as forming new habits or disciplines. Talismans are made of 2X3.25 cardstock with handwritten Saturn Sigil.

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Rock Talisman (4 of 9 Available) $12 Each

These permanent rock talismans vary in size and are engraved with the planetary glyph of Saturn.

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2″ Aluminum Disc Talisman (6 of 10 Available) $18 Each

These permanent talismans are engraved on both sides. One side contains the glyph of Saturn and the words, “Commitment” and “Discipline” and the other side contains the image of a man holding a scythe and spear standing on a dragon as described in the recommended image for this election.

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8 0z. Talismanic Candle w/Permanent Talisman (3 of 12 available) $25 Each SOLD OUT

These candles include a permanent talisman that can be utilized long after the candle burns down. Materials used include Pine and Patchouli oils, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz Crystal, Thyme, Aluminum, Rock, Poppy Seed and Pine Cones. Candles are hand poured using soy wax for a cleaner burn. The Talisman includes bone and sapphire beads and metal beads with the Saturn and Aquarius symbols. While you may detect some fragrance in the candles, they weren’t created for that intention, so they may not be as fragrant as you would expect in candles created for that purpose.

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Your Saturn Return: It’s About To Get Real.

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If you were born between February 7, 1991 and January 29, 1994, you’re about to experience one of the most important times of your life, your 1st Saturn Return. Additionally, those born between the years of  January 4, 1962 and  December 16, 1964 will be experiencing their 2nd Saturn Return.

A “Saturn Return” occurs when transiting Saturn returns to the exact place it was at the time of your birth.  This happens about every 29 years. The first occurs around 28 to 29 years of age and the 2nd around 58-59. For people born between the dates above, your natal Saturn is in the zodiacal sign of Aquarius.

1st Saturn Return

Your 1st Saturn Return is a big deal. A cycle is closing as a new one begins. It’s usually marked by big change.  How you experience this time of your life has a lot to do with what you’ve been doing thus far with your time. Saturn is the Great Teacher and as an archetype, wants us to be mature, responsible, build firm structures, and practice discipline.

Have you been living responsibly? If not, now is the time to be accountable. If you don’t choose to do this on your own, Saturn has a way a doing that for you. Maybe you’ve been living the way others thought you should and not really following your heart. Now might be the time where you start to move in a more authentic direction.

You’ll start noticing  changes prior to this transit. Relationships may change or end, you might move or change jobs. You’re probably starting to feel that time is running out and that you better be getting on with whatever it is that is eating away at you to do.

Saturn may have given you a clue as to what the next three years are asking of you when The Great Teacher dipped into Aquarius  March 24, 2020 through July 1, 2020. During this time, you might have thought about going back to school, wanting to advance in your career, buy a home, or start a family. Something probably came up for you during this time as a nudge–pushing you to do something different or change something.

2nd Saturn Return

If this is your 2nd Saturn Return, it’s a time to give back. How can you teach others? What lessons and wisdom do you have to pass along? What guidance can you offer? Many are thinking about retirement at this time and planning for the future. You might be evaluating where you stand in terms of retirement and planning what you want to do as you move forward. Your 2nd Saturn Return can be an opportunity for a second career or to do something you’ve always wanted to do if you didn’t move in that direction during the 1st return.

Whether this is your 1st return or 2nd, you are whittling away all that is not relevant to you and course correcting.  Saturn likes to limit or strip away what isn’t necessary. If you’re not doing it consciously, it might feel difficult, as though parts of your life are coming to an end. It could feel like a loss and be challenging if you try to hold on to something that’s leaving. But, if you’re doing this consciously, the transition will feel smoother. It’s a time of endings and new beginnings.

When Saturn returns to the degree it was at the time of  your birth, it may feel like a turning point. It could feel like a defining moment that will be made more clear by the end of this transit, in early March of 2023.

This period in your life can be an exciting  time of transition. You’re either feeling more serious about the big picture of your life consciously or things happen to wake you up to that.  A Saturn Return is ideal for looking at the major structures of your life and deciding what you want long term–making corrections if you’re not moving in that direction.

Your Astrologer can give insight as to what areas of your life Saturn affects and help guide you through a smoother transition.