New Moon in Aquarius, February 11, 2021

It’s time to let our freak flags fly and start humming “Aquarius” from the musical Hair. On this New Moon at 23° 17′ Aquarius on 11 February 2021, 11:07 AM PST, there are six planets in Aquarius: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn! Of course the luminaries are together as well as a stellium including Mercury, Venus and Jupiter with Saturn the only stand alone planet. Aquarius’s cool, dry, fixed energy clearly dominates on this New Moon.

The luminaries are making a waning square to Mars in Taurus and even though this influence is fading those who are most committed to holding fast to old ways of thinking are still raging. Mars in Taurus also makes a waxing sextile to Neptune in Pisces and this aspect can help us process our anger and practice forgiveness. Of course, we have to be willing to do this, if for no other reason than to reduce the dissonance in our lives.

Jupiter conjoining Mercury and Venus is particularly benevolent despite the fact Mercury is retrograde. This is about as warm and fuzzy as Aquarius gets which is to say not very much. However it does make being kind and generous much, much easier. This is definitely one of those times when action follows thought. What we can conceive mentally is critical to what we want to manifest into reality. Aquarius is all about envisioning the future in order to bring about the changes we need to make to reach our goal. Time to think very carefully about what we want as well as how we wish to achieve our dreams. Integrity and honesty are the keys here for bringing about the positive change we want to see in our lives.

Central to everything happening now is the first waxing square between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus (exact at 7° 14’ on February 17). Like it or not, we are in the process of shifting to a new normal. Disciplined Saturn in Aquarius is all about the overall structure these changes will take place within while Uranus in Taurus in the wild card, delivering sharp blows to the existing structures. Please don’t lose hope now because once the dust settles and we are more comfortable again, we may be pleasantly surprised by what we see around us. Humans are amazingly adaptable creatures after all. At this moment in time the fixed signs are in control and being too rigid is a real risk. Once the inner planets begin to shift into mutable Pisces, introducing more flexibility, being able to come up with more options will be easier.

One way we can benefit from this very Aquarius New Moon is to learn more about how our uniqueness can contribute to the collective we live within. Sometimes we can be more effective as a squeaky wheel, and other times more can be accomplished by working smoothly and efficiently with others. This is a great time to “brainstorm” with air dominating the sky. New Moons are wonderful for sitting with new ideas and contemplating different variables. After Mercury in Aquarius stations direct on February 20, we can choose the most viable options and start to implement them.

Honor the spirit of the Aquarius New Moon and remember spreading peace and love to all never goes out of fashion!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image:  Moon River Lady

February 11, 2021: New Moon @23AQ w Hades Rising

February 9, 2021 12:42 pm est: With Senate debate over Trump’s second impeachment set to begin today at 1:00 pm est, there’s no time to type a bunch of details concerning the Horoscope you see below. Please enlarge the image if you wish to read my study notes where you’ll see that hellish Hades Rx @9Can07 rises along with America’s 1776 Venus-Jupiter-Sun trio in Cancer, North Node @17Gem44 points

New Moon in Aquarius February 2021

The New Moon occurs at 19:05 (UT) on February 11, 2021 at 23°Aq16′.

We now have a huge build up of energy in the global 11th house with the Sun, Moon, Mercury (retrograde), Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pallas in Aquarius! It’s like the skies are shouting, the future is now! The sign Aquarius is associated with innovation, revolution, freedom, change, invention, doing things differently, shaking things up, awakening to new experiences. It’s high frequency and God mind. The New Moon in this sign prompts a new beginning that alters the course of our lives for the better.

There is so much air in this chart though that other elements are lacking – without fire we may feel cold, switched off, unmotivated. Without water we may feel unsupported or emotionally overwhelmed. Without Earth we could feel ungrounded, blown around by the winds of change. However, if we actively seek to embrace these elements through finding inspiration, acknowledging feelings and grounding, we can allow ourselves then to experience the full benefits of this supercharged airy atmosphere.

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With Mercury going backwards and yet so much forward momentum, we may have a weird sensation of being torn between past and future. If I borrow a line from the modern version of Battlestar Galactica, ‘All this has happened before, and all this will happen again’ might be on our minds. As Saturn teaches however, the present is where the real gift is because it’s what we do in the now that influences how the future unfolds. Maybe we do repeat cycles, after all, the planets themselves return again and again to the same degrees in the circle, sometimes quickly, sometimes achingly slow. But in each turn of the wheel, there is a little variation, a new branch developing, a new awareness.  Nothing is ever exactly as it was. We are moving in spirals rather than circles.

The trick to resolving some of this ‘backwards-forwards’ dilemma is to open our minds to what is possible whilst keeping our feet firmly on the ground. The Aquarius stellium counsels rational, objectivity, depersonalisation. It’s not about you or me anymore, it’s about us as a group. The challenge in this chart however is that this New Moon is widely conjunct retrograde Mercury and square Mars. These connections bring in impatience, frustration and just a hint of argumentativeness. Sometimes what we want is not what everyone else wants. Larger questions come up as we consider where and how we fit in with our friends and society. We wonder about what it is to be human, question the state of politics and the current trajectory of our planet, We reflect on our relationship with technology and what it is to live in the modern world. We are living in a time when it is fundamental (Saturn) to consider where we are headed next (Aquarius) both individually and collectively.

The conjunction between the New Moon and Pallas activates our inner wise woman. Despite being a warrior, Pallas has a cool head, perfect for toning down the Mercury-Mars square. She shows us patterns of behaviour, patterns in art, nature and history.  To solve a problem, listen to alternative ideas and perspectives, consider the untrodden path, recognise where the same old, same old repeats unconsciously. Change is required to allow for progress. With Venus perfecting a conjunction with Jupiter on the same date as the New Moon, there is potential for something beautiful to develop if we dare to break the pattern.


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