Aquarius New Moon

Planetary news this week: Planetary stations and Aquarius season begins with a bang

Astrological update for the week of January 16-23, 2023

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Retrograde update. This week the last of the retrograde planes change direction, and we will have no planets retrograde until June. When there are no retrograde planets time tends to speed up; without the pull of the retrograde planets to review and re-discover, we tend to find our lives passing without much reflection. We can adjust our own intention to incorporate this reflection into our daily lives though, through ritual and routines which support our inner experience as well as our outer one.

Planetary stations. Mercury turns direct on January 18th, and Uranus turns direct on the 22nd. Both of these planets are stationary in the sky as they prepare to change direction, which means their influence is more intense – especially if they are hitting a sensitive point in your chart and this is especially true of Uranus which has only moved one degree since early December from the station at 15 degrees Taurus, and it won’t move past the 15 degree point until March 16. This is a long time for Uranus to shine its laser beam of electrical charge and instigation for change, especially if you have planets between 10 and 20 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius). Personally I have three planets in those signs and I’m feeling it for sure!

A good way to handle this Uranian energy is to use its inspiration for innovation and change in our own lives. What can we do that will take our lives into a completely new direction? Where are we stuck? What changes do we know we need to make but have been resisting? Those fixed signs can make it […]

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By |2023-01-16T08:29:34-05:00January 16th, 2023|Planetary news this week|5 Comments

Astrological news this week (January 31, 2022): Aquarius New Moon and Mercury turns direct

This week begins with a scintillating New Moon in Aquarius just after midnight (EST) on February 1st.  I say scintillating because Aquarius carries just that kind of energy that can break up stuck patterns and shake us into a completely new modality of living.  This particular Aquarius New Moon conjoins Saturn and squares Uranus, setting off that planetary cycle which I called the Story of 2021 – the pressure against control and domination (Saturn) by a rebellious force for change and liberation (Uranus).

That Saturn/Uranus aspect is on the wane but it will still be within range for much of this year and will be triggered by the faster moving planets (Mercury, Mars especially) and by lunations such as this one. This activation will continue until the Sun makes the final transit of Saturn for the year on Friday February 4th so expect these themes of conflict and rebellion to continue.

Aquarius is itself ruled by both Saturn and Uranus – the double edge of activities taken for the good of society are a critical influence right now. Under Saturn Aquarius is the rational scientist, but Uranus elevates the cold reason with innovation and a push for change.

This week we have primarily fast-moving lunar influences which are fleeting but can correlate with changeable moods, especially if you are a lunar type (Cancerian or prominent Moon). We also have Mercury turning direct on Thursday February 3rd which means that Mercury will be stationary virtually all week as it makes that change of direction. The effects of retrograde Mercury may linger for a week or two as Mercury returns to its normal speed.

And now, here is your forecast for the week (dates and times are for Eastern time zone, please adjust for your […]

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By |2022-09-01T14:17:55-04:00January 31st, 2022|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

2.11.21 Peak Aquarius under the Aquarius New Moon

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The New Moon in Aquarius takes place February 11th at 2:05 pm EST.  This is a pretty potent lunar event with several planetary alignments to bump up the intensity even more, opening up an opportunity to surrender all of the trappings of personality that culminated at the Leo Full Moon two weeks ago and opening up to a more universal perspective. At the New Moon the energies of the Sun and Moon are fused, linking the solar conscious ego to the instinctive lunar heart of the soul. Conscious and unconscious, exterior and interior – there is a fusion here that provides us with an opportunity for a new beginning in the sign in which the lunation falls – in this case Aquarius.

The symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer which is odd because Aquarius is a very dry sign – ruled by both Saturn and Uranus, Aquarius is the quintessence of rational thinking and logic.  But the water that flows through the amphora in the image of Aquarius symbolizes the wisdom of life that flows from the heavens, through intuition and the higher mind (the Uranus connection).  At the Aquarius New Moon we begin with new ideas and an awakened embrace of changing ideals and philosophies to better prepare us for the changes going on all around us.

Embedded in this New Moon chart we have a conjunction of the asteroid Pallas to the Sun and Moon, adding another layer of illumination and divine intuition to the already brilliant energies of the Aquarius stellium.  Venus conjoins Jupiter for greater expansion and a blessing of good fortune. However, Mars in Taurus aligns with most of the Aquarius planets to add a layer […]

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By |2021-02-10T18:57:20-05:00February 11th, 2021|Moon|1 Comment

2.9.21. The meaning of Saturn sextile Chiron: The shape of healing

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The first of three exact alignments between Saturn in Aquarius and Chiron in Aries takes place today. Chiron is the planet of wounding and healing, and it is instrumental in bridging the human experience between Saturn’s focus on the mundane and practical to Uranus, the planet which is symbolized by the pouring of wisdom from the stars to the earth.  For this reason, the symbolism of this harmonious sextile between Saturn and Chiron, healing the human personality, can help us to make that leap to the transformation of Saturn squaring Uranus which forces a radical departure from that which is known and expected.

The energies are building for the New Moon on the 11th – the Moon conjoins Pluto today at the end of Capricorn, forcing the abandonment of something we thought was important before moving into the Brand Newness of the Aquarius New Moon stellium (six planetary bodies in Aquarius!). Under the influence of Saturn sextile Chiron we can more easily heal something broken within us. Right now all it takes is acknowledging that weakness and the intention to heal, and Saturn and Chiron will do the rest.

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By |2021-02-08T18:46:12-05:00February 9th, 2021|Planetary cycles, Planetary news this week|5 Comments

This week’s update: Aquarius New Moon and stellium, and lots more

In honor of the Aquarius stellium which peaks this week with the Aquarius New Moon, this week’s video includes a pretty deep dive into the meaning of Aquarius as well as the New Moon.  Saturn is getting ready to square Uranus and the battle for control of the past (Saturn) against the breakdown of the past and the instigation of new paradigms (Uranus) begins.

Transcript is below! (gremlin problem fixed.)


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Hey everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes. Welcome back to my channel. And if you’re new here, I appreciate your joining me here today. There’s a lot to talk about. There’s a lot going on this week so let’s just dive right into it.

The first thing I want to talk about is the peak of the stellium in Aquarius, so as some of you know, we have had a lot of planets in the sign of Aquarius after the Moon enters Aquarius on Tuesday we’ll have six planets in Aquarius, so we’re really at the peak of the Aquarius stellium this week, with all of that Aquarius energy happening right now there’s a great push for autonomy and independence, the breaking free of any routines or strategies or any kind of rut that you might have been in. And this is really a theme of 2020 and I’ll be talking about the square from Saturn to Uranus in just a little bit. Uranus, of course is the modern ruler of Aquarius. Saturn is the […]

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