Episode 161 | Aquarius New Moon: An Unexpected Thunderstorm!
This week: Mercury and Uranus move forward and invite us to do the same; the Sun’s rendezvous with Pluto issues a challenge to claim our personal power; the Aquarius season offers a chance to break our own rules, and the Aquarius New Moon is a wake-up call to create a lasting legacy; Venus and Saturn celebrate the beauty of doing more with less; and April answers a listener’s question about looking on the bright side of your birth chart. Plus: Complimenting a fish, emotional nutrition, and where are you awesome?
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[1:02] Mercury stations direct at 08°08’ Capricorn on Jan. 18 at 5:12 AM PST. Mercury turned retrograde on Dec. 29, 2022 and it will leave its shadow period on Feb. 6 at 24°21’ Capricorn. Mercury’s next retrograde period is April 21-May 14, 2023.
[3:42] Just about an hour and a half after Mercury stations direct, on Jan. 18 at 6:44 AM PST, the Sun makes its annual conjunction with Pluto at 28°13’ Capricorn. Personal freedom and creative expression, symbolized by the Sun, meet important challenges, especially in the professional realm.
[6:13] The Sun enters Aquarius on Jan. 20 at 12:30 AM PST. Groundhog Day and Imbolc/St. Brigid’s Day are celebrated during the Sun’s Aquarius journey, which marks the midpoint between the Capricorn Solstice and Aries Equinox.
[7:39] As the Sun is moving through Aquarius, we are asked to liberate ourselves from the constrictions that we place around ourselves.
[10:13] Moon Report! The New Moon in Aquarius (Jan. 21 at 12:53 PM PST at 1°32’ Aquarius) is on the Sabian symbol, 2 Aquarius, An unexpected thunderstorm. A suggestion for intention setting during this New Moon is to ask yourself, “What is it that I want to create for my legacy? How can I find the network of people who will help me accomplish this goal?” Take note that this lunation falls very close to Pluto (28°20’ Capricorn).
[12:36] This lunation also begins a two-and-a-half-year Lunar Phase Family Cycle. The First Quarter Moon of this cycle is on Oct. 21, 2023 (28°28’ Capricorn); the Full Moon is on July 21, 2024 (29°08’ Capricorn); the Last Quarter Moon is on April 20, 2025 (1°12’ Aquarius).
[15:15] Void-of-Course Moon periods (VOC). On Jan. 17, the Moon at 28°11’ Scorpio makes a sextile aspect to Pluto at 6:27 AM PST. It is VOC for about three hours before entering Sagittarius at 9:33 AM PST. Consider any toxic emotions that need to be dispelled.
[16:31] The Moon at 24°23’ Sagittarius sextiles Saturn on Jan. 19 at 2:09 AM PST. It’s VOC for about nine hours before it enters Capricorn at 11:11 AM PST. Which of the many Sagittarian arrows in your quiver are you ready to use?
[17:34] On Jan. 21 at 7:52 AM PST, the Moon conjoins Pluto at 28°19’ Capricorn, then is VOC for a little over two and a half hours before it enters Aquarius at 10:29 AM PST. Monthly accomplishments are up for review. Show some compassion for marks that were missed.
[19:10] Venus conjoins Saturn at 24°47’ Aquarius on Jan. 22 at 2:13 PM PST. Tiny House Harry and Frugal Freddy meet for 2-for-1 Sunday brunch at Discount Bagels R Us – and love it!
[21:53] Uranus stations direct at 14°56’ Taurus on Jan. 22 (2:58 PM PST). Uranus has been retrograde since Aug. 24, 2022. Uranus is in a wide square to that Venus / Saturn conjunction as it stations direct – will you stay or will you go? Look to the house of your chart that contains 14°56’ Taurus and any planets in your chart within 9°-19° of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius. Be on the lookout for sudden shakeups to arise in those areas of your life.
[23:33] Listener Elliott asks about how to look on the bright side of your birth chart! April’s ever-optimistic Sagittarius Ascendant and 9th house planets reply cheerfully.
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