Moon Musings: How the New Moon in Aquarius (Jan 24, 2020) Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign

Moon Musings: How the New Moon in Aquarius (Jan 24, 2020) Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign

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Your New Moon In Aquarius Horoscope & Mantra, According To Your Zodiac Sign

‘Tis the season of the extraordinary water-bearer and just days after its revolutionary planetary ruler (Uranus) stationed direct, we are being blessed with a clean slate from the heavens. Although, despite this being a new moon and beginning, the astrological essence of Aquarius can be utterly unpredictable so be sure to keep an open mind. After all, that is precisely what this fixed air sign is here to instill in all of us, both personally and collectively. Also, given that this month’s new moon is taking place after a powerful series of celestial events — Uranus stationing direct in Taurus, Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, Lunar Eclipse in Cancer, etc. — the new beginning we’re about to experience will be incredibly liberating, to say the least. Again, this is a pivotal moment in history and if you think Saturn-Pluto’s restructuring and transformation is a lot, you haven’t seen anything yet. Everything from government institutions to our personal foundations is in the midst of an intense revamp as we speak and while the season of the water-bearer may very well feel like a breath of fresh air, this is our official cue to break free in order to begin vibrating at a higher frequency. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius… but you already knew that.


Before we discuss the planetary aspects of this lunation, let’s take a closer look at this particular moon phase. Mysterious and invisible, the new moon phase marks the beginning of the lunar cycle. Its energy is associated with introspection, self-analysis and shadow work; this is a time for spiritual renewal. Another way to look at the energy of this lunar phase is, picture yourself standing in front of a blank canvas with a paintbrush on one hand, and a beautiful color palette on the other. Remember, the moon is in the process of renewing itself and so are you, which means anything is possible. Now, despite this being an excellent opportunity for you to partake in a new moon ritual or perhaps set some intentions that could potentially manifest themselves, this lunar phase has everything to do with the way you’re feeling. After all, la luna is a symbol of your innermost feelings and sense of nurture, so don’t force yourself to do anything. Listen to your body and feel free to spend time indulging in your solitude. The moon is dark during this time so if you feel low on energy, that’s OK. Get some rest; drink lots of water and try your best to avoid negative environments. Instead, make room for your spirit to grow and thrive. Declutter your living space and clear your mind. This is where the magic happens. 


With that being said, a revolutionary new moon is upon us and it will disappear into the night sky on Jan. 24 at 4:42 p.m. ET in the stellar sign of Aquarius. Not too shabby for the first moon of the decade, huh? I wasn’t kidding when I said this is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius but in order to fully embody this new way of living, we must let go of old mindsets and begin tapping into our higher minds. Remember, the energy of Aquarius is eccentric, innovative and unconventional. What do I mean, exactly? Well, for starters, it is our cosmic birthright to discover the unique truth that exists within our universe. Why? Because your individual belief system is just as valid as everyone else’s, and that’s all thanks to Aquarius. Sitting in a challenging square to rebellious Uranus — its celestial ruler — this new moon will bring a number of unexpected changes that require us to take the necessary action. I cannot emphasize this enough, this energy is brilliant, futuristic and innovative. Visualize your goals. Break on through to the other side.


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Happy new moon, Aries! This year kicked off on a supercharged note and I know you can feel the shift in your bones. As for the new moon in electric Aquarius, this will bring new beginnings to your socially-conscious 11th house of friends, teams, tribes, and sense of belonging in the world. Just so you know, this area of your chart also revolves around your hopes, wishes, and dreams which only makes this more of an excellent opportunity. What are you working towards? Are the people around you helping you achieve these goals? Whether you’ve decided to surround yourself with an eclectic group of like-minded individuals or perhaps brainstorming on innovative ways to make a living, this new moon is one hundred percent speaking your language. However, a challenging yet incredibly liberating square to Uranus — via your second house of finances, pleasure, and self-worth — could bring a number of unexpected surprises that could potentially help you move forward. Open your mind to the possibilities. New Moon Mantra: Tapping into my higher mind will bring me freedom, stability, and success.



Can’t stop, won’t stop, Taurus. Your whole world feels chaotic right now but I guarantee you, this is all for the best. Besides, if there’s one thing you’re really good at it’s routine so do yourself a favor and get used to the madness! The new moon in Aquarius will bring new beginnings to your ambitious tenth house of career, prestige, and destiny in the world. This area of your chart also revolves around your sense of authority along with the superiors in your life such as your boss, or perhaps a prominent parental figure. Hint: The moon is female so if it pertains to such, it could be a powerful feminine presence in your life. With that being said,  something fresh, exciting and innovative is about to take place in your professional life and while the possibilities are pretty much endless, the results ultimately depend on you. I will say, the square between electric Uranus via your sign and the new moon will challenge you to take action, so make sure to keep an open mind. That is the key during this time. In the meantime, dream big and tap into your inner rebel. New Moon Mantra: I hold the key that can open the door to change.



I like what I see here, Gemini. You’re owning up to your self-worth and you’re liberating yourself of the people, places, and things that no longer serve you. Way to go. You’re cleaning house and it shows! BTW, whether you’ve been entertaining the idea of going back to school or simply making it a point to travel more often, consider this your official cue from the heavens. Your freedom is something you deeply cherish and if you follow your instincts, this new moon will feel like a breath of fresh air. Who knows? Some of you might even embark on an entrepreneurial journey or bring some of your spontaneous ideas to life. The time is now and the opportunities are headed your way, Gemini. The only challenge here is that you still have a few things to let go of beforehand. For the record, these “things” could also be unconscious habits that have been sabotaging your success. However, I have a feeling you already know what I’m referring to which is already half the battle. New Moon Mantra: My freedom stems from my ability to surrender.



Hi, Cancer! Honestly, you and your cardinal siblings have been through enough this year and well… you know what they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! Couldn’t be more fitting especially after that gorgeous Lunar Eclipse in your sign, but I digress. There’s a revolutionary new moon taking place in the sign of electric Aquarius via your auspicious eighth house of sex, transformation, joint ventures, and intimate unions, and something tells me you already know what could possibly be in store. Although, I wouldn’t let that get to your head, as the energy of Aquarius can be utterly unpredictable. Then again, one thing’s for sure: In the midst of your deeply-powerful relationship restructuring, you’re finally realizing who you can and cannot trust... but again, there’s always something in the wind when referring to Aquarius. That said, whether you’re considering the thought of investing in something exciting or perhaps falling in lust with a fellow intellectual, it’s time to tap into your inner rebel. Warning: A challenging square between Uranus — via your 11th house of friendships, teams, and sense of belonging — vs. the new moon could have you second-guessing your role in the equation. Not to worry, Cancer. This is all part of the divine plan. You’re still growing and perhaps it’s time you start surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals and partners, who have your best interest at heart. New Moon Mantra: My soul mate and soul tribe are on their way.



Your new moon horoscope has Rihanna’s “Work” playing in the background, Leo. No one’s being dramatic here either. It’s been a tedious couple of years but you’re finally getting through it. Whether it be because you’ve been extra focused on your health or perhaps stressed out with your day-to-day schedule, know that you’re not alone. This area of your chart also revolves around acts of service, and some of you have been given no choice but to do exactly that. Nevertheless, here comes Aquarius season followed by a change-making new moon in the same sign via your committed seventh house of partnerships, and open enemies. Yes, I hate saying that but this area of the chart also governs your one-on-one relationships along with the people who don’t always have your best interest at heart. Either way, this Uranus-ruled lunation is here to liberate you from the partnerships that no longer serve you. On a brighter note, however, this new moon could also bring potential prospects, both personal and professional. A challenging square between electric Uranus — via your ambitious tenth house of career — and the new moon could challenge your sense of authority and/or your idea of a solid reputation. The universe is always working in your favor, Leo. Don’t you forget it. Open your mind and heart to the possibilities. New Moon Mantra: My sense of authority will no longer be stifled by my commitments.



Talk about venturing into unknown territory, Virgo! I’m so proud of you and for so many reasons; however, before I start my marathon of compliments, I want to share the good news. First thing’s first: You’ve been liberating yourself from teams, tribes, and groups that no longer align with your personal goals, and it shows. Again, I know that Saturn-Pluto conjunction hovering over your expressive fifth house hasn’t been easy, but it’s helping you see how talented you really are. That said, the new moon in Aquarius will bring new beginnings to your orderly sixth house of health, due diligence and day-to-day routine, which will finally give you enough room and mental clarity to tap into your inner genius. The catch? There’s always one isn’t there? A tense square between electric Uranus — via your expansive ninth house of travel, education and unknown territory — and the moon in your day-to-day sector could potentially spark a bit of restlessness on your end. However, it’s important that you pay close attention to where this restlessness is stemming from. After all, you’re in the process of shifting towards the New Age and there’s no time to waste. Visualize the infinite possibilities, Virgo. I am exaggerating when I tell you that anything is possible during this time. New Moon Mantra: Indulging in my personal freedom is a form of mindfulness.



Your love is electric, Libra. Although, with the doom and gloom of Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn — via your domestic fourth house of home, family and emotional foundation — you might’ve lost sight of your sparkling pizzazz. What I’m trying to say is, Aquarius isn’t everyone’s fifth house ruler. (This is especially true for Libra Risings!) Again, I know themes revolving around your home vs. your professional life have been top of mind as well; however, the new moon in Aquarius is here to shed light on the things that bring you genuine joy and give you some interesting perspective in the meantime. Now, let’s face it: Some of you are in the midst of falling head over heels for someone and yet feeling stifled by emotional burdens, while the rest of you entertain the idea of finding your artistic muse and basking in delicious creativity. You are children of Aphrodite, you know; hence your genuine affinity with romance and the arts. With that being said, the energy of this new moon is swirling with exciting change and opportunity but the question is, is there a commitment — whether it be personal or financial — holding you back? For the record, this “commitment” could very well stem from fear, so it’s important that you reflect on your triggers during this time. This square between Uranus and the moon could be challenging but in typical Aquarian fashion, it all boils down to perspective, Libra. New Moon Mantra: My love language is diverse and unpredictable because I am magnetic.



You can take your thinking cap off now, Scorpio. Although, that might be hard with both Saturn and your powerful planetary ruler hovering over your third house of communication, thought process and immediate environment. What can I say? You know a thing or two about transformation but this astrological transit goes so much deeper than that. Nevertheless, after January’s lunar eclipse in Cancer — via your expansive ninth house of travel, education, and entrepreneurship — it’s safe to say, your entire perspective has altered. Meanwhile, here comes Aquarius season followed by a new moon in the same sign — via your domestic fourth house of home, family and emotional foundation — bringing new beginnings to your living space, family sphere and sense of security. That’s right, Scorpio. It’s about to be a revolution but there’s a catch. This new person you’re becoming may or may not coincide with your significant other’s values and/or vise versa. A square between Uranus — via your committed seventh house of partnerships — and the new moon could also shed light on the financial circumstances within your current relationships. Something’s gotta give but I guarantee you, it’s all for the best. You’re one of the most powerful signs in the zodiac, so do yourself a favor and embrace the infinite possibilities headed your way. New Moon Mantra: No matter what happens or where I go, I will always have a home within myself.



Feeling techie, Sagittarius? Luckily for you, with the help of Saturn-Pluto — via your second house of finances, values, and self-worth — you’ll be well aware of your talents in no time! I mean that, too. It’s been a long time coming but this area of your chart has everything to do with your money-making abilities along with your unique possessions. Are you owning up to your self-worth? Do you even know what you’re actually capable of? You’re digging deep and doing the work but now Aquarius season arrived, and the sun is energizing and revitalizing your third house of communication and thought process. Thinking outside the box more than usual these days? The new moon in revolutionary Aquarius could not have come at a better time! That said, this is an opportunity for you to free your mind and obtain an exciting new skill, whether it be via launching your own website or learning a different language. Remember, the energy of Aquarius has everything to do with tapping into your inner genius, so don’t be afraid to go for it, Sag. A tense square between Uranus and the moon, however, will likely challenge your day-to-day routine but again, it all depends on whether not you’re being open-minded. New Moon Mantra: I inhale mental clarity and a fresh new perspective with every breath.



Ready for a new upgrade, Capricorn? Whether it be a well-deserved promotion at work or a nice splurge at the mall, one thing’s for sure: You earned it. It’s been a challenging couple of years and with Saturn-Pluto hovering over your sign, something tells me you’re already making moves. Now, I’m not trying to throw you off track here, but the energy of Aquarius could honestly care less about your traditions and past accomplishments. On the contrary, the water-bearer is saying, “Alright cool… now what?!” See, Aquarius season is all about tapping into your higher mind and discovering the infinite possibilities that exist within our universe. What I’m trying to say is, this can’t be it. It just isn’t. Don’t get me wrong, everything you’ve earned and worked so hard for is finally giving you a foundation strong enough to support your hopes, wishes and dreams. However, you’re leveling up and it’s time to expand far beyond your usual parameters. Lo and behold, the new moon in revolutionary Aquarius is here to bring new beginnings to your second house of finances, values, and self-worth. This is innovative, electric, futuristic and out-of-the-box, so anything is possible. Thinking about investing in something unusual? The time is now. Fresh new beginnings await and it’s just the beginning. New Moon Mantra: Honoring my unique individuality and innate talents is an investment that’s always worth making.



Happy new moon, Aquarius! As you know, you only get one of these per year but more importantly, I have to ask, how amazing does it feel to be out of the 12th house? Don’t get me wrong, you still have Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto and the South Node there in Capricorn, but both the sun and moon are finally out and about inhaling the fresh air via your psychedelic sign. Can you feel that? You’re probably buzzing as we speak but there’s more. Whenever there’s a new moon in your sign, the sun and moon join forces which, in turn, bestows you with a cosmic boost of supercharged energy. Stellar, right? Now, there’s no doubt that this will bring a number of exciting opportunities, events, and new perspectives but a tense square to your zappy planetary ruler Uranus will make this new phase a tad bit challenging. What do I mean by that, exactly? Well, maybe your living space and/or sense of security is stifling your freedom or your individuality for that matter. This may or may not be the case for everyone but even still, it’s something to really think about during this time, especially with Saturn-Pluto helping you release and shed what no longer serves you. Your intuition will also skyrocket during this time, so pay attention. New Moon Mantra: My soul’s truth and personal freedom are a part of my foundation.



Just keep swimming, sweet Pisces. We’re all going through intense change one way or another. Although you have to admit, your sense of belonging in the world is starting to make more and more sense as time goes by. Granted, you have Saturn-Pluto — via your 11th house of teams, tribes, and extended network — to thank for that but more importantly, you’re finally learning why it’s so important to have faith in something even greater yourself. However, now that Aquarius season has arrived — before your blessed solar return, of course — you’re being asked to forgive, forget and release what no longer serves you. Interestingly enough, this area of your chart — your 12th house of spirit — belongs to you, Pisces. So it can’t be that bad, right? Besides, how else do you expect to be reborn if you’re still holding onto the things you’ve outgrown, physically and spiritually? Just so you know, this could be everything from repressed emotions to general burdens you unconsciously carry with you. Luckily, a new moon in revolutionary Aquarius will bring new beginnings to this area of your chart and, in turn, help you break free from toxic patterns weighing you down. A tense square to Uranus — via your third house of communication and thought process — and the moon could challenge your mindset and/or skill set. Perhaps this might even involve a prominent feminine presence in your life, as the moon is feminine. Keeping an open mind will set you free. New Moon Mantra: I forgive and liberate myself while making peace with those who have done me wrong.


Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.

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