The month of January begins and ends with a New Moon. The first New Moon on January 2nd was in Capricorn while the New Moon on January 31st is in the sign of Aquarius. Astrologically two new moons in one month has no real significance.
However, symbolically, two new moons in a month can hold a great deal of significance for how 2022 will unfold for you. This is a year when you, and our world at large, are given a chance for major revelations that can help you to reset and renew your life for the better. And, set a brand new course for your life!
There are key harmonizing forces at work this year. You can either consciously, or unconsciously, align yourself with these harmonizing and re-constructive forces, or align yourself with the destructive energies that will also be at play this year.
The destructive forces at work are very noisy and fear based. These destructive forces act to distract you from all the good that is available in your life. Gratitude may be your greatest armor for protection from these negative and dark forces being further unleashed this year.
Uranus Ruler of Aquarius
The planet Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, has been fairly stationary throughout January. Meaning Uranus (the planet of sudden change and revolution) has been standing still in the sky since the first of the year. This augments all that is occurring now at the Aquarius New Moon.
Get your beginnings right and this year will set you on a course for realizing your greatest dreams. Things can go far better than you could have ever dreamed if you can align yourself with the higher frequency energies available on planet now.
What will you choose?
The darkness being unleashed can be easily released if you will allow it. Or, you can energize the darkness by focussing on it and create more of it. The choice is yours. What will you choose?
You must discover the truth within your own heart. What truly motivates you in your life?
The North Node is now transiting through the sign of Taurus and will Conjunct Uranus this year further amplifying the transformative power at work this year.
The Aquarius New Moon fueled by Uranus’ recent Stationary Direct on January 18th brings you an incredible opportunity for renewal in the area of your life where Aquarius is located. Also, your 11th house (ruled by Uranus) can receive great blessings.
Venus is Stationary Direct, also standing still in the sky which augments your urge to find out what brings you pleasure in life. What feels right for you?
Multiply all this energy for renewal with Mercury’s Stationary Conjunction to Pluto today, bringing hidden secrets to the surface for airing and healing. Mercury will move Direct on February 3rd. After which, all the planets will be Direct for three months until the end of April.
The day of the Aquarius New Moon is also the Lunar Imbolc which is celebrated as one of cross quarter holidays. We are now half way to the spring equinox. Cross quarter days are powerful days on the astrological wheel. Potent new beginnings, as well as periods of great purging, occur at the Cross Quarters.
Time to let go of old baggage, don’t let anything hold you back now, and move full speed ahead! The winds of profound renewal and change are with you.
A fixed, air sign, Aquarians are the visionaries of the zodiac. They are intelligent, highly creative, idealistic, progressive, free-spirited, eccentric and like to break the rules.
On the downside, Aquarians can really enjoy rebelling for no reason at all, can be elitist, emotionally unavailable and irresponsible. They like being the center of attention, can be stubborn and often think they are right and everyone else is wrong. Really, who likes a know it all?
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus (the planet of revolution and surprising events) and governs technology, innovation, scientific breakthroughs, and the internet.
Aquarius New Moon
The first month of the New Year ends with another New Moon. You might say January gives you an opportunity to purge and renew your deepest thoughts, attitudes, emotions and feelings.
This second New Moon in January gives you another opportunity to get the beginning of your New Year off to a great start.
Hopefully, you’ve used the time well to jettison whatever doesn’t work for you.
As always, how you will experience this moon on an individual level depends a lot upon how transiting planets are aspecting your own personal planets and points.
However, tremendous forces are at work for revolutionary change for you and our world at large.
The Aquarius New Moon’s Conjunction to Saturn gives you the opportunity to set a firm foundation for setting a course that will stand the test of time. Go for it!
12° 19’ Aquarius New Moon (Lunar Imbolc)
Monday, January 31, 9:46pm PT
Moon Square Uranus
Moon Conjunct Saturn
Venus Stationary Direct
Mercury Stationary Direct
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
ALL Planets are now Direct for 3 months (after Mercury Stations Direct on February 3rd), until April 29th when Pluto Stations Retrograde.
Your emotions can get a reset at the Aquarius New Moon. There’s a real need for emotional freedom. Being in groups of people can be rewarding for you. It’s an easier time than usual to free yourself from heavy emotions such as anger, fear and jealousy. Building forward momentum and breaking through old habits that previously held you back is possible now.
Essential Oil to Use: Peppermint
Use essential oils that motivate and inspire you to express your originality.
What house is Aquarius located in your chart? This is where you’ll be experiencing revelations regarding a certain area of your life. For instance, if the New Moon is happening in your 7th house you may be making a new commitment, agreement, or contract that will have a tremendous influence on your long term future. You may also need to let go of an old way of doing something, an old friend, associate, commitment that you’ve outgrown that’s passed its shelf life.
Also check for planets and points in your 11th House (ruled by Aquarius). Remember Aquarius rules the 11th house, so this area of your life may also be affected.
Finally check where your Uranus is located in your astrology chart. This house may also be affected by this Aquarius New Moon's influence.
Aquarius New Moon EO Recipe
This custom formulation has a sweet, minty, and floral scent with balsamic and sensual notes. This custom formulation will soothe your emotions while inspiring your imagination. It will help you make the most of your Aquarius New Moon experience.
To a 5ml (100 drops) colored glass euro-dropper bottle add:
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita) - 40 drops
- Ylang Ylang III (Canaga odorata) - 40 drops
- Frankincense (Boswellia frereana) - 10 drops
- Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) - 10 drops
Cap bottle tightly and shake vigorously to blend oils thoroughly together. Allow to synergize for 12 hours or longer before using.
Aquarius New Moon Meditation
You can perform your meditation anytime starting from the Aquarius New Moon until the First Quarter Waxing Moon on February 8th at 5:50am PT.
What you will need:
- A white candle
Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils, or blend of oils
Make sure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
Light your white candle and inhale the scent of your essential oil. You can also scent your space prior to your meditation using an aroma diffuser.
Gaze into the candle flame as you begin to breathe in fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your own Divine heart center.
Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.
Archangel to Assist You
At this time, if you choose, you can invite Archangel Zadkiel to assist you with your meditation. Angels are ‘light’ beings, simply meaning they are aligned with the creative power of the universe to create peace and harmony in our world.
Zadkiel’s name means, “Righteousness of God.”
Zadkiel is the Angel of Freedom and Transformation. S/he stands ready to help all those who seek to forgive themselves, or others.
Zadkiel helps you to show mercy and compassion for yourself and others. If you suffer from self judgment, or any unforgiveness towards yourself or another, then call upon Zadkiel.
When needing to transform a situation in your life call upon Zadkiel. If you’re wanting to help someone else who suffers from a past transgression call upon Zadkiel. Or, if you want to help the world at large to overcome darkness and confusion then call upon Zadkiel.
Zadkiel’s benevolence and mercy can help free you and anyone else from past darkness and move on into the light, higher frequency energies.
Petition your heart and mind with the following:
Take time between each appeal to drink in and absorb the response by your heart and mind to fulfill your request. Allow yourself the time needed to fully engage in and experience the results of this meditation.
You can also make up your own personalized petitions that feel most suitable for you at this time.
- Thank you for helping me show more mercy and forgiveness towards myself and others.
- Thank you for helping me forgive myself for past transgressions.
- Thank you for helping me transform darkness and confusion into the light of acceptance and understanding.
- Thank you helping me see with the eyes of compassion.
- Thank you for helping me be more patient, kind and forgiving.
- Thank you for helping me be free of the past and move forward into a bright, new future.
Now, be still and silent as you absorb the grace of Zadkiel’s healing presence. Allow Zadkiel to do the work necessary to bring more mercy and compassion into your life.
Let any worry or concern you may have been feeling quietly melt away. Empty yourself completely of any feeling of discomfort you may have been feeling. Just remain peaceful and calm.
Take as long as needed to complete this meditation. Repeat as needed whenever you feel the need to free yourself from the past.