Aquarius New Moon

01.21.2023, 3:54 PM ET

Forward Momentum

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This month’s New Moon lands in the sign of Aquarius.

New Moons are like an energetic reset. They occur every 29 days, when the Moon joins the Sun at the same zodiacal latitude in the cosmos. The sign of the New Moon colors the flavor of the Lunar month – indicating the themes that each one of us will be grappling with and celebrating over the next four weeks, as well as the aspect of ourselves that we’ll be healing.

In the sign of Aquarius, New Moons symbolize healing all of the parts of ourselves that have been hesitant to express and live our deepest “Truth” for fear of rejection and isolation. The paradoxical thing is that it’s only through flying our own individual “freak flags” that we begin to attract the people, places, and spaces that truly speak to our heart. It’s the only way to welcome in our true soul tribe.

Stereotypically, Aquarius is associated with “being unique”, forward thinking, innovative, genius, and attuned to social causes that further progress… while also seeming somewhat detached and “above it all”. Every sign in Astrology is negotiating its own balancing act… and since we all have Aquarius in our astrological makeup somewhere, we’ll all be dealing with – and healing – something associated with these themes this month.

The “New Moon” phase of each 29-day Lunar cycle lasts for roughly 3 1/2 days, and may naturally feel like a more reflective, yet awakening, time. For me, this time of the month feels like “early morning” – that time of just waking, when things are new and unexplored, yet gearing up.

Ease into the coming month. Take it slow if you need to, but notice where some part of you may be waking to a renewed desire to simply be uniquely “you”, unfettered by a need to succumb to, or please, “everybody else”. Notice where a unique dream is emerging, or a social cause is calling to you, or there is an emergent desire to rise above the everyday nonsense.

Then… honor these inklings and twinklings, and and let yourself move in the direction of your own personal progress.

Propel yourself forward.

Intentionality is a powerful thing. Set it, and watch it unfold. Blessed New Moon 

Aquarius New Moon Reflection Questions

Look to the place in your natal chart that houses 1 degrees of Aquarius for clues indicating where this month’s themes have their starting point, and where they may be the most salient. To feel into this New Moon, perhaps begin by asking yourself:

In what areas of your life is it time to stop living in a straight-jacket?

Are there aspects of your “Truth” that you have been afraid to express (to your partner, your family, your coworkers, or your tribe), and in what ways can you begin to live more authentically?

And, what aspect of yourself is yearning for a bit of forward momentum?

What’s Your New Moon Mantra?

IF you feel led, take a snapshot of the video below for a New Moon Mantra to help guide you through this Lunar cycle.

Oracle Deck: The Moon Deck
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