Fresh Start Ahead: New Moon in Aquarius 2019

Gorupka from Slovenia [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Gorupka from Slovenia [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

New Moon @ 15 Aquarius 45’

February 4. 2019

1:04 PM Los Angeles

4:04 PM New York

9:04 PM London

February 5, 2019

5:04 AM Beijing

8:04 AM Sydney

Every year, the Aquarian New Moon coincides with the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. And this year's Aquarian New Moon also closely coincides with Imbolc, the pagan holiday celebrating the first signs of spring and longer days. Since every New Moon is a natural beginning point in the monthly lunar cycle, we get the sense of pronounced fresh start with this lunation, a reset point for various narratives.

Aquarius is the archetype of the "outsider," the placement of the Sun's detriment or place of exile in the traditional rulership scheme. In modern astrology, Aquarius' association with Uranus gives it a progressive, radical, or revolutionary edge. However you look at it, Aquarius has a flair for genius and original thought. Outsiders, while suffering from rejection and social isolation, have the advantage of seeing what the herd doesn't see, or cannot imagine.

The outsider has a unique vantage point and thus a gift to offer the world. With this New Moon's close conjunction with Mercury, look around for the seeds of fresh and original thoughts, ideas, information, and perceptions. With the New Moon closely following Mercury's superior conjunction with the Sun and combined with the Aquarian archetype, this is a forward thinking lunation, a moment to pause and contemplate a new path ahead.

While the dark of the New Moon strongly correlates with a lower energy vibe, a time to rest and recharge, Mars and Jupiter's sextiles to the New Moon create a conduit of stimulation, optimism, and assertiveness, helping to facilitate mindful and directed actions. Mars' approaching conjunction with Uranus (exact Feb. 12) also brings a building tendency toward impulsive actions or unanticipated outbursts or triggers.

But with all planets currently direct, this New Moon is a supportive start and firm foundation. Consider the momentum you've been building the past two weeks. This lunation can help you keep up the pace. This isn't a particularly introspective or deep New Moon, but sometimes, tending more to the surface is necessary and vital. Consider also a chance to renew your intentions, goals, or strategies. This is an energizing push further up the road ahead.