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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New Moon in Capricorn, January 12, 2021

This New Moon is at 23 degrees and 13 minutes of Capricorn and occurs at 11 PM Central Time January 12, 2021. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 9–Completion. With endings come beginnings. This New Moon feels linked to building new structures, foundations, stability and security. This is Earth energy.

 What stands out to me with this Moon is the fact that it’s occurring so close to Pluto within minutes of 24 degrees—that same degree where Pluto and Saturn tangled in January of 2020. Saturn and Pluto are associated with power struggles, redrawing boundaries. Historically, it has been associated with war.

A New Moon near Pluto may speak to the transfer of power. Capricorn is often associated with Government and Big Corporations. With Pluto and the Sun involved, it’s likely this new structure will involve battles of powerful egos and volatile emotions.

I think the ruler of this Moon in Aquarius is promising in that it speaks to building something with the perspective of what is best for humanity—society, the common man. I’m just wondering what it means that the overseer is away, in aversion to the area it manages, when this new beginning comes into contact with Pluto. Who’s minding the store?

It’s also noteworthy that this New Moon is close to Pluto in the United States Chart which speaks to a Pluto Return and the rebirth of America. Pluto is necessary in bringing to surface all the ugliness we sometimes would rather keep hidden but need to happen in order to clear out the toxins. It’s hard to move forward until the really dirty stuff is dealt with and cleared away.

As a country, we’re in the midst of a rebirth that will no doubt involve facing some harsh realities—clearing and cleaning up some ugly parts that have poisoned the system for a long time. It’s likely that things will continue to intensify with this transition, especially since Saturn also squares Mars. That can feel frustrating with moving forward as if one foot is on the gas and the other on the brake.

If you want to work consciously with this energy, this is the beginning of a new cycle, so now would be an ideal time to take part in 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 Capricorn New Moon on January 12, 2021 (again, the time is 11:00 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 Capricorn rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Capricorn. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you.

To help give some ideas about this archetype, Capricorn rules future security, responsibility, reaching goals, success, management skills, discipline and commitment to name a few. 

This is not a time of action but a time for planting.  Think about what you want to create until we can better see what comes to light with the next Quarter Moon in Capricorn October 13, 2021 at 20 degrees.

Something else to consider is the Sabian Symbol of this New Moon. At 23 degrees Capricorn, the symbolism is, “A Woman Entering A Convent.” I picture a spiritual retreat or satisfaction in something beyond the material world. Humility comes to mind as we cross a threshold into what we hope brings more peace. It’s hopeful yet uncertain. Where does this lead? With this Moon’s ruler in Aquarius, we can expect it to include a vision that seeks what’s best for humanity based on freedom and truth.

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Leo New Moon ~ Lead With Your Heart

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This New Moon is at 26 degrees  and 35 minutes of Leo and occurs at 9:41 PM  Central Time on August 18, 2020. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 3–CREATE.

The Sun is strong in Leo and this New Moon gains even more power with help from Mars, also strong in the sign of Aries.

Leo is Fixed energy– energy that doesn’t waver. It gets the job done. New Moons are ideal  for planting seeds, but this New Moon is especially powerful.

If you want to work consciously with this energy, this is the beginning of a new cycle, so now would be an ideal time to take part in 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 Leo New Moon on August 18, 2020 (again, the time is 9:41 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 Leo rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Leo. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you.

To help give some ideas about this archetype, Leo rules Love and Romance, Creativity, Generosity, Celebrations, Dignity, Leadership, Courage, and Authenticity to name a few. Leo leads from the heart.

Let your intentions revolve around finding the courage to speak your mind, to be who you are, finding ways to bring more fun into your life or encouraging children to express their creative talents. If you know where Leo sits in your natal chart, think about the topics of this House as well as where your Sun resides. These themes can all tie in with the Leo archetype when thinking about what you want to achieve in this area over the next 27 months.

This is not a time of action but a time for planting.  Think about what you want to create until we can better see what comes to light with the next Quarter Moon in Leo close to the 26 degree marker.

In closing, the degree of this New Moon coincides with the Sabian Symbol, “Daybreak”. Recall the Sun and how it rises each morning to provide light and warmth. In a world that feels chaotic and inconsistent, we can always count on the Sun to rise to the occasion. This is a period of transition. New ideas and opportunities are emerging. There is the promise of a new day–a new beginning.

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.