The New Moon in Aquarius has occurred, conjunct Saturn in its own sign, challenged by Uranus in Taurus.
Aquarius is the sign of hopes, dreams and wishes… and friends! It is also about freedom and humanity.
Now I do not subscribe to Uranus being the ruler of Aquarius, not even the co-ruler as some do. It is ‘positive’ Saturn who rules the Waterbearer, he is the planner, the one who looks ahead for the benefit of all, just as the Sun makes more serious strides northward from the Winter Solstice. Aquarius is not a rebel but a conservative at heart.
Saturn close to the New Moon encourages us to look to the traditional, the fundamental, as well as establishing something new. And with the Moon’s north node now in Taurus for 18 months, we should seek to establish something valuable and meaningful.
Uranus also in Taurus square to the the New Moon and Saturn warns us of upheavels, sudden and unnessary. Beware of negative financial changes, look for those which are of real benefit to us, otherwise our long term security will be compromised.
But we can hope, dream and wish for a better future right now, where we are free, although that freedom behoves us to take the best from the past and project it forward into a brighter future.
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aquarius. A void Moon begins today at 6:01 AM (until tomorrow at 5:59 AM). The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase until 12:45 AM, after which the Moon is waxing and in its New phase. 27 more words
The chart is set for Westminster, England, and so is most relevant to the United Kingdom, but also in large degree to the world and especially the financial world as London is the prime centre.
Firstly we have the New Moon in Aquarius in the 2nd house of the economy, finance and security, conjunct the chart ruler Saturn, square Uranus in Taurus in the 5th house of speculation and creativity.
This is a good time for a new start economically, although serious caution is needed as the square to Uranus suggests that it could happen only as a reaction to some unexpected events around this time. Finance, the economy in general are certainly going to feature strongly during this lunation, and perhaps especially the unstable nature of it at present.
The government as well as the people are going to be shocked and restless. Expect the unexpected, especially with disruptive Uranus exactly conjunct the IC or nadir of the chart. Also expect the public to be expressive and vent their feelings. This could also be in reaction to unexpected and even shocking developments.
With Capricorn rising the overall feeling of the chart is about practical, logistical concerns, especially so with Mars exalted so very close to the ascending degree and also in positive aspect to a dignified Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd house. There could be some good news for the masses in regard to executive changes, either in government or in big corporations. Today and in the ensuing day or two, there could be a lot of action, perhaps even some kind of military action, although more likely to do with the situation in the UK.
There is a very strong Capricornian element to this chart which will only underline business, economic and executive dealings. This will include the government as Venus in Capricorn is also the 10th house ruler, and Mars is ruler of the MC; expect some serious developments in regard to changes in policy and even with personnel inside the cabinet.
However, with Mercury still retrograde and close to distorting Pluto and with befuddling Neptune in the 3rd house, don’t expect too much clarity. Some events might be hidden, only to emerge around February 3 and beyond when Mercury turns direct.
The astrological climate continues to suggest great changes are underway.
And one doesn’t have to be a lover of star signs or a psychic to believe we are living in extraordinary times, although the problems we all face are faith and finding some clarity.
Take the Aquarius New Moon on February 11 2021. Here we have half a dozen planets in the fixed air sign (Aquarius), which is striking.
The Old and the New
Now I am one of those astrologers who do not assign Uranus as ruler or even co-ruler of Aquarius. I am a bit of a traditionalist in this respect. There are two sides to Saturn, ruler of both Capricorn and Aquarius. In the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn, Saturn is materialistic, practical, systematic, realistic, all necessary functions of our lives. In his Aquarian mode, however, Saturn’s ‘gravity’ turns to forward planning, practical and realistic thinking in preparation for the future of humanity.
The Uranian side of Aquarius, I contend, is wrong, as is Neptune’s rulership of Pisces and Pluto’s of Scorpio. These three so-called outer planets are invisible to the naked eye, after all, and I agree that they do not represent anything positive at all. They are in fact forces which we should not knowingly dabble with, merely try to overcome and understand.
Hope, Dreams, Wishes
So, accepting this premise, what does all this Aquarian energy mean? Aquarius, traditionally, is the sign of hopes, dreams and wishes — it plans ahead, reflecting the sun at this time of year moving steadily north in preparation for the vernal equinox.
In other words, this New Moon on February 11 represents a new beginning of hope, where our dreams and wishes can be planted like seeds, with full expectation of a flowering, soon. One of the most beautiful aspects of this New Moon is that at the same time, the two benefics are in an almost exact conjunction in Aquarius.
Venus loves Jupiter — but platonically, idealistically in Aquarius
Jupiter, the greater benefic, and Venus, the lesser benefic, enhance one another, creating a beautiful idealistic, platonic vibration, strongly tinged as it is with the Aquarian energy, forecasting peace, justice and freedom for humanity as whole. But we must be patient. This is only a step.
And of course it’s not straightforward either. At this time Mercury, also in Aquarius, is retrograde, so there is a sense that nothing much is happening, or being heard; information is not clear and things keep going wrong. Aquarius demands a free flow of data.
Mercury turns direct on February 20, so we may not begin to see too many signs of a ‘spring thaw’ until around then, or into March as Mercury exits post shadow. Also, the Jupiter/Venus conjunction is loosely square (difficult) both Mars and Uranus in Taurus. The latter has been bringing chaos to financial markets in recent times and will continue to do so, whilst Mars steaming through the same sign has only agitated the situation — none of this to the benefit of humanity, whose hopes are invested in this Jupiter/Venus love-in for all.
In other words, there continues to be an impasse between these two forces, those who want to ‘progress’ to that restoration of true human values, against what could be some chaotic ‘manipulation’ which has led us into this crisis in the first place.
We should not forget Saturn’s continued presence in Aquarius either, the true ruler of that sign. Interestingly, he is in challenging aspect to Uranus in Taurus in this chart, perhaps bringing a touch of stability which we might not have had; Uranus is saying ‘I want to turn over the financial markets’, while Saturn is saying ‘slow down!’
Lack of Clarity in America?
The first chart above is set for Washington DC, so might cast light onto the situation in America. I won’t say too much here, except that using my favoured house system, all that Aquarian energy is housed in the eighth house, which in mundane astrology represents other people’s money, i.e. investments, big finance, and thus business — but also secrets.
We should expect to hear a lot about these issues in the coming weeks, especially when Mercury goes direct. However, in this chart, Neptune is also almost exactly conjunct the midheaven, bringing little clarity, confusion and outright befuddlement in governmental issues and circles. The actual truth may be very hard to discern.
Nevertheless, with the Moon being the ruler of this chart (Cancer rising), it makes the importance of this new moon paramount. And what happens in America invariably affects the whole world.
The above chart, set for London and therefore the United Kingdom, shows the Aquarian energies within the sixth house, strongly emphasising public health and work related issues, perhaps also the armed forces. Neptune’s presence in the seventh house could also leave the United Kingdom wide open to deceit in regard to diplomatic issues over the next month.
Most intriguingly too, the fixed star Aldebaran is exactly conjunct the midheaven on this chart, emphasising possible success in trade and/or military affairs over the next few weeks.
It is also worth bearing in mind that soon Pluto will reach the exact same degree it was in the USA Declaration of Independence chart, July 4 1776. Pluto warns us of surreptitious behaviour on a grand scale, although one can’t help but wonder what this might mean for the constitution — we shall see over the next year or so.
There’s Hope — But Don’t Expect Too Much
I believe the February 11 New Moon represents another step along the way of some form of transformation, which may only reach top gear by around 2025 when Pluto itself enters Aquarius. By then I truly hope that we will be on the way towards creating a peaceful federation of locally based communities within our countries, which can stretch the hand of friendship and cooperation worldwide — now these are true Aquarian values.
This New Moon could be quite interesting and enlightening, therefore, but don’t expect too much. We may have to wait until after February 20 to get some more clarity. Hang on in there.