Astro-Notes on February 8, 2016 – Aquarius New Moon

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Capricorn semi-square Ceres in Pisces and sextile Chiron in Pisces
– Sun in Aquarius semi-sextile Chiron in Pisces
– Mercury in Capricorn semi-square Neptune in Pisces
– Mars in Scorpio quincunx Vesta in Aries and trine Chiron in Pisces
– New Moon at 19:15 Aquarius at 9:38 am EST

The Vesta-Uranus conjunction in Aries a few days ago inspired us anew and mobilized us from within by way of ‘inspiriting’, which means our drive has been revived, our inner flame has been rekindled and we awoke from winter’s sleep. Since then we’ve been ready to turn a corner and get things moving. Thus, step by step we’ve been carrying out our intentions and yesterday we were ready to charge ahead, full of steam, but had to overcome a few obstacles first – whether in form of interruptions or ‘attacks’ – verbal or physical – we had to deal with in encounters with others. Many were making preparations for the Superbowl and had to run some last minute errands as things were heating up. In any case, the spirit of competition was high, providing lots of occasions for ‘warring’, fighting, arguing, erring, impulsiveness and inconsideration (the Chinese year of the Fire Monkey begins with this New Moon). We took our chances though and tried to work it all out, even if that meant we had to adjust our priorities and make some personal sacrifices together with time on our agenda to get on the same page, make things happen and keep the peace, which was not an easy feat at all, mind you. Consequently, we might feel a bit down and also pretty much on our own as well as unsupported and unappreciated, misunderstood, defeated and disappointed. But we can always start over; we just have to pull ourselves together and focus on the realization of our dreams and visions, instead of letting these things get to us. It’s a conscious choice each of us has to make in response or reaction to the events and developments. This is the state of affairs that lead into this new cycle for which the Sabian Symbol states:

“A large white dove bearing a message. Keynote: The answer of spiritual agencies to thorough, sustained and victorious individual efforts – CERTIFICATION of individual worth and victory.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 261-262)

Aquarius NM 2016

The suggestion here is to be mindful of our attitude and approach if we want to succeed. A mind at harmony and a heart at peace will enable us to bridge our differences. This is the higher expression of Aquarian energies. Aquarius is a fixed air sign that rules the intellect and the emotional and social intelligences in particular, which is symbolized by the waterbearer, who pours the cosmic waters of new life and inspiration into a ‘ready’ urn (a structured/disciplined mind). Where this New Moon falls into your chart you have to put in an effort in this regard and consciously work on bringing peace and harmony to this area of your life and the reward will be reassuring as well as empowering.


Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Pentacles”, representing an aspect of ourselves or others that is concerned about economic security and the promotion of physical wellbeing. We’re not only tending for ourselves, but also for our possessions. This involves being practical and capable in business affairs, in particular what effective management concerns, where we need to employ down-to-earth common sense and help things to flourish. Putting duty first, we use our resourcefulness to provide stability, to safeguard and to preserve.


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