For many years, I have been accustomed to noticing the chart for each New Moon. However, what I look for in the chart has changed significantly over the years. Of course, I look at the Sign and aspects in the chart, but I don’t think all New Moon charts are equal in weight.
The most important one for each person seems to be the first New Moon in one’s 1st house. This is the one that sets the tone for the upcoming year for us as each subsequent cycle will generally appear in the following houses, such as the 2nd, 3rd, and so on. After that, I look at how the aspects of each chart affects one’s natal chart. For example, this coming New Moon is in my 3rd house of writing and communicating and aspects my natal Neptune and Pluto. Also, Jupiter in the New Moon chart is conjunct my natal Jupiter. These are the main factors I focus on whether it be for my chart of for the chart of a student or client.
If an aspect in a New Moon chart does not aspect planets in a natal chart, they are not as likely to be affected by it as someone who does have a strong connection to that New Moon chart. For example, there is a Mars/Uranus conjunction emerging in the February 4th chart (Kimberly Maxwell will be writing more on this). For me it will aspect my natal Mars, Saturn and Uranus so I will know to pay attention to its meaning and possible surprises (Uranus) that may be in store.
In other words, I don’t tend to regard the New Moon chart by itself, but in relation to some other chart whether it be a person, company, nation, etc. Also, I want to make sure I discover and interpret the most significant factors so I’m not overwhelmed by excessive amounts of data.
Having said this, I’d like to mention a few things that are pronounced about this Aquarius New Moon starting with the sign of Aquarius itself. Aquarius is classically known as an independent, progressive, humanitarian type of person while at the same time possessing a deep need to be unique and adamant about being free to choose their own path. This archetype instinctively pulls away from the weight of conformity. At times this leads to rebellious, radical behavior but the more evolved Aquarian sees that true individuation is far more than a rejection of traditionalism. It is a movement away from fear and insular ideas towards true openness and understanding of a much bigger picture. Here one’s personal development expands in order to become of ‘service’ to all humanity and redefine the meaning of proper leadership for the ‘Whole’.
Now, we will look at the chart of this particular New Moon chart. It contains a ‘bundle’ chart pattern with Jupiter acting as the leading planet. A bundle pattern is highly focused and concentrated. With Jupiter in the sign of Sagittarius leading the bundle it suggests that this month may have some important new opportunities coming in which we would be wise to take advantage of. At the same time, given the bundle nature, it is much better to focus on what is emerging and not be distracted by other ‘so-called’ opportunities so we are ready to jump on what is actually developing now. In other words, one should be wary of spreading oneself too thin as one could either miss out on the really important things coming forward or just not be ready to expand on the one that matters most.
The reader might ask if there is more. The answer is, yes, there is much more. For example, if a person has a planet at 15° Capricorn or any cardinal sign, they may experience a completely different theme this month than what I’ve written about so far. The reason is that 15° Capricorn is where transiting Saturn is this month. That could significantly alter what I’ve said here. This is why I focus more on how a New Moon affects us individually than it does with the population in general.
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