January 24: New moon in Aquarius
The Aquarius new moon ushers in innovation
The day begins with a lunar shift from earthy, reserved Capricorn to airy and intellectual Aquarius, and the mood shifts from introspective to inquisitive. In classical astrology, Aquarius was also under the rulership of Saturn, so though the tone of the day may feel lighter and more active, it still carries a serious note into our connections and conversations. Capricorn enjoys solitude, while Aquarius is a bit more inclined toward being social, craving the stimulation and challenge that other perspectives provide, so we may be feeling a bit more talkative and curious today.
The moon is square Uranus at 10:34 a.m.
Later in the morning, the airy, inquisitive moon comes into a fleeting, but quizzical square aspect with Uranus in solid Taurus. This aspect is a bit friction-causing, heightening the possibility for crossed wires and unpredictable challenges that come up suddenly in our interactions. This square has an offbeat flavor, catalyzing abstract ideas and an unsettled mood. It’s a bit like waiting for the other shoe to drop, where we become more in-tune with the nature of change always bringing in the unexpected around the next corner.
The afternoon hosts the end of the lunar cycle and the beginning of the next when the moon and sun come together to form the new moon in Aquarius. The new moon phase is a time of the moon doing dark, as though the growth cycle for the month has come to its completion, and the soil of the soul lies quiet, empty and bare before new growth, new intentions begin to unfold. The lunar light represents our life force, and the cyclical waxing and waning remind of the ongoing death and rebirth cycle of life. The time of the dark moon is a day of much-needed rest, reflection, and pause, as our energies tend to be lowest now. Then, when the first sliver or crescent light appears again in the sky, we can begin to slowly become more active and intentional. In Aquarius, the emotional mood tends to be light and more detached, allowing a time to examine our growth more objectively.