FEATURE — Ready or not, change has come.
On Friday, Feb. 9, a new moon at 20 degrees Aquarius will occur at 3:58 p.m. MDT and serve as the first supermoon of 2024.
New moons initiate a fresh lunar cycle, signifying new beginnings and a time to plant seeds for what you wish to culminate over the next 28 days. A new moon in Aquarius, however, is unlike all other new moons due to the unconventional, avant-garde nature of the sign.
While often confused as a water sign, Aquarius is a fixed air sign. Air signs are associated with the intellect, communications and ideologies. Its symbol, the Water Bearer, is pictured as a person pouring water, which represents the dispensing of life-giving water for all to enjoy.
But Aquarius is also associated with electric energy and universal thought. Sometimes given a bad rap for its detached nature, Aquarius uses this objectivity to see through a situation otherwise muddied by emotions and envision a resolution. Their unusual approach can be misunderstood, as it strays from the norm and is often ahead of its time.
Aquarius is not afraid to challenge the status quo, to ask why and make change for the greater good of humanity.
The influence of Aquarian energy can be seen when people come together to work for a greater cause. Aquarius reminds us of our own humanity, pushing us into the streets to make real changes in our communities. But as a sign of paradoxes, this collaborative effort does not mean blurring into a backdrop of crowded faces; Aquarius seeks to maintain its individuality, to be a part of the group but also seen for its unique authenticity.
And this is what this new moon is all about: celebrating one’s uniqueness, while also celebrating one another. It shows us that we need not be the same to love our neighbor.
But this new moon also indicates rapid, surprise change, as it forms a square with Uranus in Taurus. The planetary ruler of Aquarius, Uranus is a planet associated with the electric spark that spurs progressive ideas and movements. It balks at tradition and upturns outdated ideals.
So what does all of this mean for you? Find out below.
March 21-April 19
New beginnings in friendships and group associations are on offer as this week’s new moon is occurring in your 11th house, dear Aries. Your friendship circle may go through changes now, and it could be rooted in matters of self-worth. Perhaps you’re seeing yourself in a new way, as well as your future. Connections made now are likely to be significant in the long-term.
April 20-May 20
With this new moon happening in your 10th house, fresh starts related to matters of career, reputation or legacy are on offer, dear Taurus. It could be that a change to your physical vitality or who you know yourself to be prompts a change in how you present your professional persona. You’re feeling energized now to make strides toward long-term goals.
May 21–June 20
Your beliefs are going through a transformation, and this new moon in your ninth house may serve as a breakthrough moment, dear Gemini. This does require you to recognize the subconscious patterns taking up space in your life and let go of emotional attachments that no longer serve you. It will be easier now to perceive these feelings from a distance, rather than becoming entangled. This also stirs a desire for adventure.
June 21–July 22
As the only sign ruled by the moon, you are deeply affected by its phases, and this new moon, which is occurring in your eighth house, is no different, dear Cancer. New beginnings related to intimacy, personal power and shared resources are on offer now. And it could be that an association, whether established or new, could point the way to developing a side hustle or increase passive income. For others, a change to your social circle could prompt a psychological renewal.
July 23–August 22
With this new moon happening in your seventh house, new beginnings in relationships are on offer now, dear Leo. This could indicate the deepening of a bond through a proposal or entering a new stage of a relationship. Partnerships related to your career may also see some sort of renewal. You may see new leadership or be asked to step up as a leader. Don’t be afraid to showcase your unique talents.
Aug. 23–Sept. 22
If you find yourself finally saying “enough is enough” this week, it’s likely due to the new moon activating your sixth house of health, work and daily routine, dear Virgo. Bad habits hit a boiling point now, and you’re ready to embark on a pathway to a healthier you, whether this is cleaning up your diet or establishing better boundaries with work, now is the time to refresh your daily routine. Whatever you implement now is likely to withstand the test of time.
Sept. 23–Oct. 22
Fresh starts in romance, self-expression and matters held close to the heart abound this week, dear Libra, as this new moon awakens your fifth house. Creative projects initiated now are likely to benefit you in some way, and it’s a good time to allow yourself the freedom to experiment rather than refine. You may feel a renewed sense of child-like wonder mixed with an intense ability to focus, and it’s this that could lead you to a significant discovery.
Oct. 23–Nov. 21
Whether it’s your physical shelter or your inner security, your home life is likely going through renovations, dear Scorpio. Some may be either considering a move or in the process of changing locations. Or perhaps you’re getting a new roommate. Insight into how relationships in your early childhood shaped you may surface during this time as a way for you to understand your roots in a new way. If there have been challenges with a partner related to home, this new moon could unveil a resolution.
Nov. 22–Dec. 21
If you’ve been struggling to communicate an important message, this new moon in your third house could help you find the right words, dear Sagittarius. It could feel that a cloud of emotions or uncertainty clears. Issues around transportation also could see resolution, and it may come down to trying something you haven’t tried yet. Creative writing or projects created by hand are highly favored at this time.
Dec. 22–Jan. 19
A new moon in your second house brings new beginnings to matters related to money and self-worth, dear Capricorn. This could push you to look for a new job if you feel you’re being undervalued at your current place of employment. Or you may decide to ask for a raise. In aspect with your fifth house, don’t be afraid to follow your heart and intuition, especially in terms of creativity. You may be surprised what you find.
Jan. 20–Feb. 18
It’s your new moon, dear Aquarius, which can be considered the start of a personal new year for you. In your first house of physical vitality and core identity, this new moon is about clearing away the clutter to identify what you want in your heart of hearts and embark on new avenues to manifest these desires in the coming year. You could create a dream board or journal from the perspective that you already embody the person you want to be. Allow yourself to believe that your dream life is possible.
Feb. 19 – March 20
You may be feeling a need to withdraw from the daily monotony and reconnect with realms outside of this tangible reality, as this new moon activates your 12th house, dear Pisces. The 12th house encompasses parts of you that are hidden and held within your subconscious. As such, you could receive messages in your dreams that unlock these parts of yourself and allow you deep levels of restoration. Pay attention to what presents itself and practice the art of surrender.
For a more specific outlook, read the forecasts for both your sun and rising signs. If you do not know your rising sign, use this online calculator.
It’s important to remember that astrology forecasts are not meant to be fatalistic. Rather they offer a window into current energetic influences, so we may work with them and help foster a more wise and loving spirit.
Ed. note: This information is composed by St. George News editorial staff for entertainment purposes only.
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