New Moon and Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius!
“Aquarius is responsible for more inventions for the benefit of humanity than any of the other signs (of the zodiac).” Astrologer Alan Leo
Aquarius New Moon, Tuesday 1/20 at 5:14am PST: Feeling a bit spacey and ungrounded…but at the same time, totally inspired? That’s so the New Moon in Aquarius! This New Moon aligns with the current planetary vibration of the Age of Aquarius, representing a higher and greater consciousness. This is not a particularly “warm and fuzzy” moon, as the energies are more focused on innovation and intellectual pursuits. This is a time where one’s individual dharma—your unique gifts and expression, are highlighted.
This freedom-loving New Moon can bring out one’s more unconventional and eccentric qualities, a “let your freak flag fly” type of vibe. It also emphasizes the desire to work for more social justice and the greater good.
This moon’s higher vibration signals a time to focus on grounding! Think about it this way, you’re a radar tower, open to the vibrations and energies of the world, and it can be overwhelming. The more you ground, the more you will find new opportunities.
Remember, the New Moon sets the vibe for the coming month!
Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius on Wednesday (through February 10th).
The day after the New Moon, Mercury goes retrograde in the sign of Aquarius, slowing the pace a bit. Aquarius rules the realm of technology, so be prepared for some technological gaffs and glitches. This retrograde period is an excellent time to ruminate on new ideas and inspirations, and map out what you’d like to achieve next. It is not a time, however, where the stars will necessarily align to act on those inspirations. It is more a time of getting your ducks in a row and preparing to make necessary change. Then when Mercury goes direct on February 10, you’ll be ready to go!