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Embracing Change: Understanding the Impact of the New Moon in Aquarius 2024

Chart showing all planet locations during the new moon
New Moon Chart

On February 9th at 3:59 PM MST, we have a New Moon in the sign of freedom seeking Aquarius. In astrology, a new moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are in conjunction, meaning they occupy the same degree of a zodiac sign. Each new moon represents a new lunar cycle and is associated with different energies depending on the zodiac sign in which it occurs.

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During a New Moon in Aquarius, the energy is marked by innovation, individuality, and a focus on collective ideals. Aquarius is an air sign ruled by its modern day planet Uranus, the planet associated with innovation, progress, and unconventional thinking. The original ruler was Saturn, prior to Uranus being identified. It is the 11th house in the zodiac and associated with friends, networking groups and benefactors, or as I like to say Fairy Godparents. At the time of the New Moon you want to set 10 intentions to connect with and create your new beginning for the energy of the sign of Aquarius. Here are some key points to understand during a New Moon in Aquarius and areas you may want to set your intentions on for a new beginning:

  1. Embrace Uniqueness:

  • Aquarius is known for celebrating individuality and uniqueness. During this New Moon, it's important to embrace your own quirks and those of others. This is a time to appreciate diversity and recognize the value that each person brings to the collective.

  1. Forward-Thinking and Innovation:

  • Aquarius is a forward-thinking sign associated with innovation and progress. This New Moon encourages a focus on futuristic ideas, cutting-edge technologies, and unconventional solutions. It's a favorable time to explore new and innovative approaches to challenges.

  1. Community and Social Connection:

  • Aquarius is a social and community-oriented sign. The New Moon in Aquarius emphasizes the importance of social connections and collective efforts. This is a time to engage with like-minded individuals, participate in group activities, and contribute to community causes.

  1. Humanitarian Values:

  • Aquarius is often linked to humanitarian values and a concern for the well-being of humanity. During this New Moon, individuals may feel a stronger desire to contribute to social causes, support charitable endeavors, and work towards the betterment of society.

  1. Open-Mindedness:

  • Aquarius values open-mindedness and a willingness to explore unconventional ideas. This New Moon encourages individuals to be open to new perspectives, alternative viewpoints, and out-of-the-box thinking. It's a time to break free from rigid patterns of thought.

  1. Intellectual Exploration:

  • The air element of Aquarius is associated with intellect and communication. This New Moon is a favorable time for intellectual exploration, engaging in stimulating conversations, and expanding your knowledge in areas that interest you.

  1. Personal Freedom:

  • Aquarius values personal freedom and autonomy. Individuals may feel a desire to break free from restrictions or limitations during this New Moon. It's a good time to assess areas of your life where you may seek greater independence.

  1. Setting Collective Intentions:

  • New Moons are ideal for setting intentions, and in Aquarius, these intentions can be geared towards collective goals. Consider setting intentions related to community involvement, social impact, or contributions to a cause that aligns with your values.

  1. Technology and Networking:

  • Aquarius is associated with technology and networking. This New Moon may inspire individuals to explore new technologies, enhance their online presence, or connect with a broader network of like-minded individuals.

  1. Rebellion Against Conformity:

  • Aquarius can be rebellious against conformity and tradition. This New Moon may prompt individuals to question societal norms and challenge the status quo. It's a time to express your individuality and stand up for what you believe in.


A clock created from the astrology signs and symbols
Astrological clock

Direct Planetary Impacts: Planets that are at 15-25 degrees of the sign of Aquarius are most influential during the New Moon in Aquarius. So are the natal planets in your own birth chart that are at those same degrees. How they impact the new moon depends on the sign they are located in. Below we will review just those planets making direct connection to the New Moon. There are other energies also at play and you can read about those in the monthly horoscope article. To discover even more, you may want to book a personalized reading here.

The Sun and Moon. When the Sun and Moon are conjunct in a particular zodiac sign, it marks the New Moon phase, where the Moon aligns with the Sun, and its illuminated side faces away from Earth. This conjunction signifies the beginning of a new lunar cycle and has specific qualities when occurring in Aquarius. While Aquarius values individual freedom, the Sun and Moon conjunct in this sign emphasize finding a balance between independence and collaboration. It's a time to appreciate personal autonomy, Sun, while recognizing the value of working together towards common goals, Moon.

Uranus. When the Sun and Moon in Aquarius form a square aspect with Uranus in Taurus, it creates a dynamic and potentially intense astrological configuration. A square is a challenging aspect that signifies tension, conflict, and the need for adjustment. While the square indicates a change is needed, it can also stimulate creative problem-solving and innovative thinking. Individuals may find unconventional solutions to challenges and experience breakthroughs in areas related to personal identity, emotions, and security.

Venus. Love may be a bit unconventional if started while the planet is trine to Uranus in Taurus, whilst it is squaring the Sun and Moon. On the positive side you will be comfortable letting the two of you express yourselfs in genuine ways. Finances could also be experiencing change, think things like crypto currency experiencing some sort of reform.

North Node. When the North Node is in Aries and forms a sextile aspect (60-degree angle) to a New Moon in Aquarius, it suggests a harmonious and supportive energy between the soul's evolutionary path (North Node) and the current lunar cycle's intentions (New Moon). Aries is associated with courage, initiative, and self-expression. The sextile to the North Node suggests that the intentions set during the New Moon in Aquarius align harmoniously with the soul's journey toward embracing one's individuality and expressing oneself with confidence.

South Node. The South Node in astrology represents the past, karmic influences, and qualities that come more naturally to an individual but may need to be balanced or transcended in this lifetime. When the South Node forms a trine aspect (a harmonious 120-degree angle) to a New Moon in Aquarius, it suggests a flowing and supportive energy. . Libra, ruled by Venus, is associated with relationships and harmony. The trine to the South Node suggests an ease in drawing on past experiences related to relationships and finding a balance between personal needs and the needs of others.

Chiron. When Chiron in Aries forms a trine aspect (a harmonious 120-degree angle) to a New Moon in Aquarius, it suggests a supportive and flowing energy between Chiron's healing influence in Aries and the intentions set during the lunar cycle in Aquarius. With the sextile (60-degree angle) to the South Node it suggests healing relationships from the past may play a role in the new moon activities.


Aquarius picture of the Water Bearer
Aquarius Sign's Symbol

Astrological influences, including the impact of a New Moon in a specific sign, can be interpreted based on the characteristics associated with that sign and the house it falls into. While these interpretations provide a general overview, individual experiences may vary, and the full context of an individual's birth chart is essential for a more accurate analysis. Which you can do by booking a personalized session here. Below is a general overview of the potential impact of a New Moon in Aquarius for each zodiac sign and house:

  1. Aries (March 21 - April 19):

  • 11th house: The New Moon in Aquarius activates your house of friendships and social networks. Set intentions for expanding your social circle, collaborating on group projects, or getting involved in community activities.

  1. Taurus (April 20 - May 20):

  • 10th house: The New Moon highlights your career and public reputation. Focus on setting goals related to your professional aspirations, networking with influential people, or embracing innovative approaches in your career.

  1. Gemini (May 21 - June 20):

  • 9th house: The New Moon stimulates your house of higher learning and exploration. Set intentions for travel, education, or spiritual growth. Consider expanding your horizons through learning and connecting with diverse perspectives.

  1. Cancer (June 21 - July 22):

  • 8th house: The New Moon influences your house of shared resources and transformation. Set intentions related to joint finances, investments, or emotional intimacy. It's a good time for shared goals and deepening connections.

  1. Leo (July 23 - August 22):

  • 7th house: The New Moon energizes your house of partnerships. Set intentions for your relationships, whether personal or professional. Focus on enhancing communication, collaboration, and shared visions.

  1. Virgo (August 23 - September 22):

  • 6th house: The New Moon impacts your house of work and health. Set intentions for improving your daily routines, incorporating technology into your work, or focusing on holistic well-being.

  1. Libra (September 23 - October 22):

  • 5th house: The New Moon influences your house of creativity, romance, and self-expression. Set intentions for pursuing artistic endeavors, enjoying leisure activities, or enhancing romantic connections.

  1. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21):

  • 4th house: The New Moon activates your house of home and family. Set intentions for creating a harmonious home environment, improving family dynamics, or making changes to your living space.

  1. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21):

  • 3rd house: The New Moon stimulates your house of communication and short trips. Set intentions for improving communication skills, engaging in learning opportunities, or exploring new ideas through local connections.

  1. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19):

  • 2nd house: The New Moon impacts your house of finances and values. Set intentions for financial stability, budgeting, or exploring innovative ways to increase your income.

  1. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18):

  • 1st house: The New Moon occurs in your first house of self. Set intentions for personal growth, self-expression, and initiating new projects that align with your individuality.

  1. Pisces (February 19 - March 20):

  • 12th house: The New Moon influences your house of solitude and the subconscious. Set intentions for spiritual growth, self-discovery, and finding moments of solitude and reflection.

Remember that these interpretations are general, and the exact impact can be influenced by the specific aspects formed by the New Moon in Aquarius, as well as your individual birth chart. If you want a more personalized analysis, schedule a new moon reading here.

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