Unsettling, exciting and dynamic may all apply to this New Moon at 10° 55′ Aquarius on January 30, 2014, 01:38 PM PST. Uranus in Aries sextile the New Moon serves to bring out the wild and crazy side of Aquarius, willing to bend or even break every rule in the book to make a point. As the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus also brings out the ability to make extraordinary leaps in understanding and breakthroughs of all kinds are possible.
Before you get too excited I have to add there are other parties involved who are more than capable of reining in the more extreme impulses generated by all the excitement. For starters there is a Venus-Pluto conjunction in tight-laced Capricorn who will be asking awkward questions like “who is going to pay for this” via a semi-sextile to the New Moon. Then there is the inconjunct to Jupiter in Cancer who will undoubtedly remind everyone there are women and children to consider. Jupiter opposes Venus-Pluto and together creates a cardinal T-Square with Uranus in Aries. This looks to me like some very heated conversations will pop up all over the place. Those people most vulnerable to the T-Square are those with personal planets and the Ascendant from 9° to 13° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn).
Whilst the New Moon-Uranus sextile is capable of inspiring incredibly brilliant theories and ideas, it is also on the detached side which can lead to a noticeable lack of compassion and consideration for the little people. A phrase like “collateral damage”, a euphemism for dead civilians and destroyed private property, is an example of the dark side of this sextile. Something else to keep in mind is the latest and greatest technological solutions might have serious drawbacks that need to be factored in, like extreme environmental damage when mining rare metals.
Probably my favorite aspect of this lunation is a trine between Mercury in Aquarius and Ceres in Libra. Ceres in Libra nurtures us through a deep appreciation of beauty, a willingness to cooperate with others and a finely tuned sense of balance. The trine to detached Mercury in Aquarius can allow for important conversations with our nearest and dearest with little drama. Respect for one another’s uniqueness and individuality plays an important part in these conversations. For some, this Ceres-Mercury trine will soften the impact of that cardinal T-Square.
Mars in Libra is hemmed in by a semi-sextile to Saturn in Scorpio which may manifest in feelings of frustration and possibly resentment. Whilst it might not be possible to express these feelings, acknowledging their existence may help defuse the worst side-effects. At this time it is far, far better to work with our anger as best we can rather than ignoring it. It is not that long until the cardinal Grand Cross in April when suppressing our rage probably won’t work anymore. Just saying . . .
The course of True Love looks pretty bumpy between Venus conjoining controlling Pluto in Capricorn and the grumpy Mars-Saturn semi-sextile. Definitely not the best time to pop the question! Practice patience and be as tactful as possible with your beloved for now.
Unless you have planets at 4° in the mutable signs, Neptune in Pisces won’t have much to say as it sails along singing of love and compassion for all.
The elements are evenly balanced on this New Moon though there is a slight cardinal bias. Hopefully this will allow us to find perspective and take a more moderate approach when choosing the best solution to our challenges. Be sure to run your amazing ideas past the most pragmatic person you know before putting those into motion. Embrace your inner rebel on this spirited Aquarius New Moon!
On a personal note: The reason I love the Ceres-Mercury trine is because Ceres is exactly conjoining my Libra Sun! Hopefully this supportive aspect will help offset the effects of Saturn in Scorpio still sitting on my natal Mercury which is making multitasking nigh unto impossible. I will keep slogging along though.