New Moons happen when the Sun and Moon both line up in their passage through the same sign of the zodiac. This is the start of a new cycle, when the inner and outer align to point the way and reflect on what is being "seeded" in the coming month. Aquarius is a fixed air sign and signifies the need to connect with others through common pursuit, shared beliefs or humanitarian efforts.
This New Moon occurs at 13 degrees and 54 minutes of Aquarius. The Sabian symbol for 14 degrees of Aquarius is "A Train Entering a Tunnel". The symbolism implies the intense focus on a certain course of action - the need to stay on track even in the dark! This is a powerful image of forward movement that reminds us to follow through on our dreams. For some, this one-pointed direction may be just what they needed to get moving towards fulfilling a goal. For others, who have no problem pushing their own agenda, there is a reminder here to avoid alienating anyone else who is riding the same train with similar goals.
We all need to ask ourselves... how are we doing considering the efforts of everyone else working with us on the same project, committee or Board? The air element contains movement that flows from place to place, ear to ear or idea to idea. Aquarian energy is group energy that is innovative and exciting. Whenever planets are in this sign of the zodiac we get to think outside the box and share our ideas, brainstorming for a better way to reach our goals, getting and giving feedback and trying new ways of relating to old issues.
So, at this New Aquarian Moon, plant your seeds for new beginnings in shared pursuits, new connections, friendships, trying something new or looking at your hopes and dreams with a new perspective. Write your wish list for the month ahead and start putting your efforts out there. The time is now to shake off doubt and to begin moving forward again! Oh, and if that train you're riding on has a big light on the front, turn it on because it's dark in that tunnel.
Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!