AQUARIUS NEW MOON 2022
The new moon occurs on 31 January at 12 degrees 19 minutes Aquarius at 10:45 PM Mountain Time. That is 12:45 AM EST on Feb 1.
The New Moon is pretty close to a square to Uranus at 10 degrees Taurus. But by the time of the New Moon, both the Sun and the Moon will have already squared Uranus and moved off. Energetically, then, we experience the Aquarius New Moon with a sweat on the brow of a trial we have already met and have started to move beyond. We still may feel the effects of that labor, but we can wipe the forehead, have some water and say “good job so far.”
Venus went direct on 29 January and is close to a semi-Sextile to the New Moon/Sun.
Mercury continues retrograde and will resume forward motion on 4 Feb at 24 Capricorn.
Aquarius wants to shake things up. In a square to Taurus, whose ruler, Venus, is still finding its feet after resuming forward motion on 29 January, it can shake up our self care routines. It can call into question what really works for us and what does not? Where have we been caught in repetitive behaviors or cycles that might be comfortable but have, upon reflection, have lost their meaning.
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury.
Our ideas, in Aquarius, can be more expansive, more unusual and they may come on suddenly.
Aquarius wants to be free from the restraints of society, of ordinary responsibility, of outmoded habits and ideas.
Since new Moon energy leans toward the letting go of what is complete, no longer useful, or that which has been found to impede revolutionary motion, we might even be inclined to do something rash.
Luckily, we still have Venus and Mercury in Capricorn reminding us what we love about the tried and true rules and routines, tempering Aquarian energy that may want to jettison it all.
Mercury just made a retrograde pass over Pluto which has made scales drop from the eyes. We have a chance to see what has really been going on. We can weigh whether it’s worth sticking around now that we have a clearer picture, or whether to vote with our feet and check out, take our purchases and head home.
Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius will be rooting for heading for the door and a “wind in the face” flush of freedom.
If we are aware of what has been brewing for us, we can see the surges of rebellion and flashes of insight in the context of our own evolution. We can consider the new impulses and information pouring into us with something of a level head and involved heart.
If we’ve been lolling around in a TV and Tik Tok-infused post holiday fugue state, we might fall off the couch, get that metaphorical knock on the head, and find ourselves face to face with some big changes wanting our full attention.
Aquarius and Uranus can deliver wake up calls from our deepest memories buried many levels down. They’ll only rise up if they have relevance right now, to be ignored at our peril- for the next wave of memory/emotion/call to attention/action will come with more force and urgency.
Uranus will do what it takes to wakes us from the torpor of denial, misunderstanding, and/or diversion.
Once Mercury resumes forward motion on 4 February, we will, for the rest of the month, have all planets moving in forward motion. We may feel a bit unfettered and may have an easier time getting things going.
This new Moon also brings in the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger, signifying strength and courage.
It is a good time to clean house, release the remnants of 2021, and move clear-eyed and with a clean floors into 2022. Clearing and cleaning are always good ways to welcome a New Moon.
As always with the electrical energy of Aquarius, grounding exercises are helpful to reorient/maintain balance with the new energies coming in. Doing jumping jacks, taking a walk outdoors, meditating on the squirrels or birds out the window can all help with grounding.
The lovely Thich Nhat Hanh moved from the earthly realm recently. I can recommend, The Miracle of Mindfulness – a book that can help with grounding and being present for the human adventure.
So Happy Aquarius New Moon.
Happy Year of the Tiger.
Bare those teeth and begin again. 🐯