Aquarius New Moon
January 21, 2023
What’s It All About?
The Aquarius New Moon each year brings fresh promise for a very potent time of birthing a new vision for humanity. Remember, how things start is how things go! This Aquarian New Moon Cycle brings into focus your emotional needs moving forward into the future.
Questions to ask yourself:
Are my emotional needs being met?
Do I feel emotionally satisfied?
If not, what do I need to feel emotionally satisfied?
Start the Aquarius New Moon Cycle off right with the Aquarius New Moon meditation, includes best essential oil to use (see below).
What will you choose?
This is another 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. Will you choose, or have you already chosen, to set a 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.
The darkness being unleashed can be easily released if you will allow it. Or, you can energize the darkness by focusing 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 still transiting through the sign of Taurus (until July 2023) where Uranus is also transiting further amplifying the transformative power at work this year.
The Aquarius New Moon fueled by Uranus’ Stationary Direct in Taurus (exact on January 22nd) brings you an incredible opportunity for renewal in the areas of your life where Uranus and Aquarius are located. Also, your 11th house (ruled by Uranus) can receive great blessings.
Multiply this Direct energy for awakening and renewal with Mar’s (the planet of energy and action) Stationary Direct on January 12th and Mercury’s (the planet of communication and connection) Stationary Direct on January 18th and you have the forces of the Universe at your back for moving forward in life.
All the planets will now be Direct for three months until April 21st.
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.
You might say January gives you an opportunity to purge and renew your deepest thoughts, attitudes, emotions and feelings. Hopefully, you’ve used the time of the Cancer Full Moon earlier this month to jettison whatever doesn’t work for you.
Tremendous forces are at work for revolutionary change for you and our world at large. How you choose to respond to the forces at work now will set you up for how things will go for the remainder of your year. Remember, how things start is how they go. Are you making choices that will set you up for success in 2023?
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.
What’s Up in Your Chart?
Tips for How the Aquarius New Moon Can Affect You Personally.
Everyone has the Aquarius Moon influence in one, or more areas of their chart. Here are a few areas of your chart where you can experience the Aquarius Moon influence:
- Uranus, the awakener, rules the sign of Aquarius (11th house). Uranus is eccentric in its orbit and can have unusual effects on the area of your life where Uranus is in transit (currently Taurus).
- What personal planets, or points are located in your 11th house? Do you have any easy flowing, or hard aspects to this house from one or more of your personal planets? The easy flowing aspects offer support and protection to your feeling of esteem and recognition in the world. While harsh aspects will augment the challenges presented at this time.
- What house is the sign of Aquarius located in your personal astrology chart? If you have harmonious contacts from your personal planets to your natal Aquarius house then you will feel more supported at this time. You may want to lean into the energy symbolized by these harmonious aspects to your natal Uranus for support.
- If there are stressful contacts to your natal Aquarius house you’ll want to take note of this. Challenging aspects give you an opportunity for growth. Remember to always let yourself be guided to the best course of action.
- The moon moves quickly through each sign and house, so whatever happens now, though it may leave a lasting imprint upon your psyche, the emotions themselves will be transient. Best to let your emotions settle before taking any action that may have long standing results.
- The Aquarius New Moon cycle brings fresh realizations, illuminations and opportunities for the fresh new starts just ahead, especially in the area of your life where the Aquarius New Moon is occurring.
Healing Gemstones and Crystals for Aquarius
Amethyst - with its many powerful healing properties, amethyst is frequently used for enhancing your intuition and other psychic abilities. It helps improve the flow of subtle energies through the chakra energy system. A very harmonizing stone, amethyst helps you to shift and make changes. A stone of transformation, amethyst quietens the emotions and calms the mind.
Aquarius New Moon Astrology
- 1° 33’ Aquarius New Moon (Lunar Imbolc)
Saturday, January 21, 12:53pm PT
Moon Sextile Jupiter
Venus Conjunct Saturn
Mercury Stationary Direct (exact January 18th)
Uranus Stationary Direct (exact January 22nd)
ALL Planets will be Direct for the next 3 months, until April 21st when Mercury Stations Retrograde. This signals your window of opportunity for forward movement to accomplish your goals and agenda items. Things will move forward rapidly now. New vistas open up for you and the global community worldwide.
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.
Key Essential Oil to Use: Peppermint
Use essential oils that motivate and inspire you to express your originality.
Aquarius New Moon Meditation
You can perform your meditation anytime starting from the Aquarius New Moon until the First Quarter Waxing Moon on January 28th at 7:19am 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.”
Petition your heart and mind with the following affirmation:
Take time 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.
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.
For more astrological insights about this particular Aquarius New Moon, along with essential oil recipes, healing meditations, crystals & gemstones to use, eclipse seasons, super moons, planetary retrogrades, meaning of astrological aspects and much more check out the 2023 Astrological Moon Calendar. It will give you a snapshot overview of the emotional ebb and flow for 2023.
You can use it to get an advance look at the upcoming opportunities available for you, as well as to check in as events unfold on the worldwide scene during the year.
Even more tips are included that can help you get additional insight about how things will unfold for you personally.