The Aquarius New Moon will usher in the Chinese New Year of the Yang Metal Rat, on January 25 at 8.41 am (AEDT), positioned at 4 degrees and 21 minutes of Aquarius.  The Sabian symbol for 5 degrees of Aquarius is “A council of ancestors is seen implementing the efforts of a young leader”, reliance on precedents are the key words here.

The luminaries will be making a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus, so there is a feeling around the birth of a new order, a blast of fresh air.  Uranus aspects always have an unexpected outcome rather like a bolt from the blue.  Uranus being the ruler of Aquarius is said to disposit or be in change of this New Moon.  So there could be a feeling of things happening unfairly or too soon, some kind of unusual activity.  It could involve sweeping out what has become outdated in your life, so not necessarily a bad thing.

However Saturn is a co-ruler of the sign and he is still in close company with Pluto, so there could be some kind of blockage to moving forward, something that cannot be negotiated or moved around.  The asteroids Asteria and Merlin in Scorpio form an opposition to Uranus and a T-Square with Sol and Luna, so there could be some magic in the air to help provide solutions to this.

With the Sun and Moon in the sign of Aquarius, the general energy focus for this New Moon will be:

  • Being a humanitarian, concerned about the environment, resources and animals
  • Putting the needs of the community above your own
  • Challenging conventional thinking, seeking fairness and equality
  • Becoming involved in group activities with your tribe of likeminded people
  • Seeking freedom and the ability to detach from your emotional patterning
  • Being true to your individuality
  • Coming up with original and unique inspirational ideas
  • Increasing your knowledge in what makes people behave the way they do

The area most aligned with the position of the New Moon can be best gleaned from your natal horoscope chart, however if you only know your Sun Sign, then affirmations around the areas indicated on the next page are likely to be the most powerful, but some adjustment may be required to the life areas below: