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New Moon in Aquarius, February 2024

New Moon in Aquarius: Social Ease, Social Pressures. The February New Moon in Aquarius occurs at 20º Aquarius on February 9, 2:59 PM Pacific time. This New Moon features a Grand Air Trine as well as a square. This Aquarius Moon may require us to consider the need for sensitive, gradual approaches to structural change.

New Moon in Aquarius: Rising Above the Emotional

The Moon in Aquarius is in an interesting position. The Water Bearer gracefully pours water from her vessel into the collective stream. Because the Moon is in this cerebral Air sign, she does not want to get her hands wet. As such, the Moon in Aquarius remains aloof from emotions, preferring to direct them into dry, intellectual ideals that benefit the collective. 

In this Fixed Air sign, the Moon yearns for freedom, humane conditions for all, and an almost post-human expectation of emotional control. For example, she’d rather float above or ignore the more primal hues of the emotional spectrum: jealousy, hate, greed, competition, insecurity, or even sadness and anger.

The Moon in Aquarius has a profound need for friendship and belonging in a group or a community. Therefore, you may find yourself going out more and mingling with the groups you feel most aligned with during the February New Moon. Furthermore, you find it easy and delightful to align with the group’s shared ideals. Additionally, you may find it easy and appealing to fall into a group momentum, or to agree with the group. Schooling with your tribe of fish can feel good during Moon in Aquarius.

Additionally, the Moon forms a trine to Vesta in Gemini. Therefore your ability to stay open, detached, and curious in dialogue with others will help the flow of social ease.

New Moon in Aquarius: A Tendency Toward Consensus

The New Moon in Aquarius also aspects the South Node in Libra, completing a Grand Air Trine. The South Node in Libra tugs at our collective tendency toward codependency. Thus, you may find it easier to agree with the opinions of the group, without fully acknowledging or exploring your own beliefs as an individual. Of course, the shadow of the South Node in Libra is people-pleasing, and hiding who we really are for the sake of peace.

The North Node in Aries shows that collective growth is rooted in your ability to be independent and in touch with ourselves and our own perspectives. Moreover, the New Moon in Aquarius is sextile to the North Node in Aries. Although it may not come to you as innately as diplomacy and agreement, staying grounded in your own intellectual viewpoints and ideals will ultimately strengthen the power and potential of the group you are a part of.

Chiron’s presence near the North Node suggests that there is a collective wound in the area of selfhood. You need to stay in tune with your own beliefs and individual needs. However, this lunation gives you an opportunity to heal this wound, and find your individual voice, allowing it to resonate in harmony with the group.

New Moon in Aquarius, February 9, 2:59 PM PT

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Planting Seeds for Gradual Change

New Moons are moments of new beginnings and incubating new ideas. Yet, during the February New Moon in Aquarius, you may find that there’s a wrench thrown into the Grand Air Trine’s floaty group idealism. This “wrench” is none other than Uranus in Taurus, forming a square to the New Moon in Aquarius.
Uranus in Taurus wants to bring change and revolution in a slow, sustainable, grounded way. It asks you to think of ways to help make the basics–like food, shelter, and economic security–more accessible for the populace. In other words, it asks for real, practical, material change–a rude awakening for the poetic and unrealistic ideals of airy Aquarius.

Understanding the New Moon’s impact on your Natal Chart
incredibly useful for help in envisioning new goals
and new beginnings in our lives.

To learn how the February New Moon in Aquarius
aspects your chart
and how to use it to your advantage,
contact Pandora Astrology for a Natal and Transits Reading.

Grand Air Trine: Uniting with Others

At best, we can use the Grand Trine of the New Moon in Aquarius, Vesta in Gemini, and the South Node in Libra to achieve a powerful sense of agreement and group cooperation. Additionally, we may be able to make collective intellectual progress through sensitive and intelligent dialogue with others.

Now is a good time to ask yourself: What ideals do I hold sacred? How can I maintain openness in the ideologies that I hold sacred? How can I avoid dogmatism? What are some ways to dialogue with others and promote understanding and cooperation? How can I lean into my individual perspective to strengthen the group? How can I push back against the more opinionated members of the group? How can change be steady and sustainable? What practical and material aspects of life need to change?

Does the February New Moon Affect Me?

If you have a planet in your chart placed between 15º and 25º of a Fixed sign, you’ll feel this February New Moon very personally.

Similarly, this is true if your birthday falls in any of the following date spans:

February 4 to 14
May 5 to 15
August 7 to 17
November 6 to 16

Go Deeper

If you are curious to learn more, a professional reading is the best way to learn how this February New Moon lands in your chart. To use this lunar cycle to your advantage, along with much more, book one of the three Pandora Astrologers for a Natal and Transits Reading.

Or try casting your own chart and looking at it yourself.

Fran Xin Yi

Fran Xin Yi is an astrological researcher and writer. She has studied astrology for over a decade through a Jungian lens, and seeks to spark understanding by articulating complex inner dialogues through the symbolism of the planets. To book an astrology reading, email frances@pandoraastrology.com.

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