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New Moon in Aquarius ~ February 13, 2010

New Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. This new moon highlights Aquarius qualities (inventive, independent thinking, unconventional, humanitarian) and 11th house themes (friendships, group relations, relation to humanity as a whole). Aquarius is natively ruled by Uranus, who is currently in Pisces and receiving mutual reception with Neptune, who governs Pisces and currently in Aquarius. In Aquarius, the Moon is eccentric, unpredictable, fun, friendly, and a humanitarian though emotionally detached.

This Aquarius-New Moon (heart & soul) occurs on February 13 and blends energies with Chiron (wounds/healing) and Neptune (enlightenment/hope), allowing for a renewal in what may be "broken" and need "healing" in our lives. Perhaps, these are deeply-rooted emotional hurts or negative thinking process or antiquated belief systems or an unhappy, recurring cycle. Elsewhere in the sky, Mercury (thought), Venus (love), Mars-rx (drive), Saturn-rx (hard work), Jupiter (opportunities) and Pluto (transformation) make at least one connection amongst each other. Indeed, this new moon phase is poised for making some big changes if we're up to the challenge.

If you need to break away from bad habits, old ways of thinking, toxic relationships and/or overall negativity in your life, this new moon phase is a great time to start! So, go ahead and get unstuck! If you need a little help getting started, try this Tarot Affirmation for The Eight of Wands - Movement written by my friend and colleague, Suzi of

This new moon occurs at 26 degrees of Aquarius. Those born within 3 days of February 13 or August 18; or have planets/house angles around 26 degrees of Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus may feel the effects of this new moon stronger than most. Those celebrating birthdays between February 13 to 28 may be in for a memorable year. Schedule your session for a Solar Return reading.

For me as a Virgo-rising, this New Moon falls right on the very edge of my natal 5th house (fun/creative projects) and conjunct my 6th house (work/health); as a Cancer-Sun, it will shine upon my 8th house (finances/renewals). Over the past year, I had been so focused on day job, astrology work, readings, research and writing that I'd neglected living a more balanced lifestyle. By the third week of January, I began to regain the grounding I seemed to have slowly lost over the past year. These past weeks, I have been painfully reminded and urged t mend my ways, as bouts with migraine began occurring more and more often and lasting longer and longer. My schedule has changed dramatically since the year began, but I remained conducting everything as I had been throughout last year. I am happy to report that I am now working towards a new routine which reflects the changes that have occurred and that fits my present situation better. Hindsight, it's a little silly that I had to suffer through migraines for me to see the bigger picture. But it is understandable with my natal Mercury and natal Pluto squared as both are also conjunct my Midheaven and Ascendant, respectively; that basically means, I get too focused/engrossed & suffer from tunnel vision sometimes :) Although, I did not like Mars being retrograde for quite some time. I have learned to appreciate his retrograde motion and how it's forced me to also slow down and be more reflective.

How will this new moon influence your life? Look to the natal house/s this new moon will occupy in your birth chart. Match the sign and degree to the sign on the house cusp/s. Use the list below to identify the Aquarius zodiac sign then click here to read about the New Moon in Houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for an explanation of New Moon illuminating those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 11th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 10th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 9th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 12th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart by clicking here for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Schedule a session or ask a quote for a personal reading. Or cruise on over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start or join a discussion.

For those doing the new moon wishes ritual, the moon will be new on February 13 at 9:51 p. m. (EST) and will be void of course at 11:33 p. m. (EST). Click here for Jan Spiller's article, briefly explaining new moon wishes. (opens a new window)

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