New Moon in Aquarius
Monday February 4th brings us the New Moon in Aquarius, exact at 4:03pm EST. This New Moon also signifies the Chinese New Year as it runs according to the Lunar Calendar. The Lunar New Year always begins with a New Moon that takes place between January 21st and February 20th. The beginning of this new lunar month brings lightness, innovation and visionary qualities. If you didn’t feel a burst of energy at the beginning of the New Year you might get it now. Aquarius is an air sign prone to strokes of genius, savant-like capability, insight into the future and has a penchant for being 50 years ahead of its time. Ruled by mover-and-shaker Uranus, Aquarius is often eccentric and unique with a few surprises up its sleeve. This is a great sign to follow conservative, play-by-the-rules Capricorn. The sequence of the zodiac flows beautifully from one archetype to another. Each sign represents a stage in human development – with Capricorn/Aquarius/Pisces bringing up the old age/wise/crone bracket.
On February 4th the Sun, Moon & Mercury will all be in Aquarius satisfying the definition of a stellium (three or more planets in the same sign.) During this lunation your thoughts are likely to be on par with epiphanies, insights and grand visions for the future. New Moons occur when the moon is invisible in the night sky symbolizing a decent into the unconscious realms. The few days leading up to the New Moon are good ones for reduced activity, quiet time, finishing up projects, manifesting on the metaphysical plane and allowing your intuition to become a little clearer. When the New Moon officially arrives it’s like a reset – a time to wipe the slate clean and begin again.
Although this New Moon takes place in an air sign, this entire calendar year is punctuated with earth energy. Interestingly, it’s also the Earth Pig year according to the Chinese zodiac. The earth element encapsulates all things physical – your home, your furniture, your car – as well as your body and your relationship to money. Earth energy is stable, dependable, hard-working, grounded and great at manifesting on the physical plane. The earth signs tend to have a green thumb. Just as they can help plants to thrive and grow they can help birth opportunities and abundance. Saturn and Pluto remain in earth sign Capricorn for the duration of 2019 and three out of five eclipses also take place in this sign. Use this New Moon to get clear on what you want to bring into existence. Matter is really just super dense energy. The more you channel and focus your energy – the more concrete “things” you’ll be able to manifest into the material world.