Are you ready for some excitement in your life... how about making new connections... or thinking outside the box for answers to your biggest questions...?! A change of mind, a new way of looking at things, or making some new friends, will change the situation. The Sun left Capricorn and moved into Aquarius early this morning, followed a few hours later by the Moon and the subsequent New Moon at 8:13 a.m., prompting new outlooks toward shared goals. The caution here is that Mercury is going retrograde in two days, so starting BIG new ventures is taboo until early March.
Aquarius is the outgoing sign of progressive ideas that will benefit the whole group or community. The chart for this New Moon shows the Sun and Moon together at 00 degrees of Aquarius in the 12th house. Opportunities abound during the coming month to connect with others in
humanitarian and community projects that benefit the whole. The individual self may seek expression while experiencing a lack of boundaries, both emotionally and mundanely, making it challenging to take care of your own needs. However, once you join with others in meeting the needs of the greater good, your own will be met. There is an opportunity here to make a difference through your sense of duty, thanks to a flowing aspect to Saturn, the master of response-ability.
The inventive and friendly nature of native Aquarians allows them to bring intellectual or unconventional plans to the table without emotional attachment. The difficulty lies in their need for personal freedom which others may take as aloofness. Aquarius is a Fixed Air sign and can occasionally get stuck in thinking that their way of thinking is the only way to think. So, if you are an Aquarian, it's a good thing you're a people person with groups and friends for sharing those original ideas and receiving beneficial feedback!
I mentioned Mercury above, slowing down to go in retrograde motion tomorrow, January 21st through February 11th. The shadow phase (points between which Mercury travels back and forth), lasts from January 5th until March 4th and encompasses 1 degree of Aquarius to 17 degrees of Aquarius. In other words, while Mercury is only retrograde for a little over three weeks, the affect it has goes back to where it already was over 2 weeks ago. Look back at the agreements, conversations and interactions you had in the last couple of weeks and see where you may need to rethink some of your plans. This is the time frame for reviewing and researching, so that once the communication planet is direct, you will have a clearer plan of action.
In the meantime, meditate for clarity and ask for guidance to know what the best course of action is for having the most beneficial outcome in all your group and humanitarian endeavors. And remember that we all have the same needs no matter what shape they take in out individual lives. So while you keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, remember also to keep all of humanity in your thoughts and prayers!