In astrology, a New Moon is traditionally a time for a new beginning or a fresh start. So it is with this New Moon in Aquarius too on January 31st, 2022, it’s the ideal time to adopt the best of Aquarian energy and to run with it. However, there is one caveat. This New Moon – effectively a conjunction between the Sun and the Moon – is widely square to Uranus, which is the planetary ruler of Aquarius.
This configuration adds a note of caution to the typical enthusiasm of a New Moon. Here, we need to forge ahead with Aquarian objectivity, vision and humanitarian goals, but we need to reign in the more unpredictable, rash qualities that are associated with Uranus, such as rebellion, shock and a futuristic outlook.
It’s a delicate balancing act – it’s difficult to create meaningful change, as Aquarian energy would want, while avoiding upsetting the status quo or causing any shock or surprise. Perhaps the best use of this New Moon in Aquarius is to plan radical change and get all the right ducks in a row, but to hold off on activating that plan until the astrological energies are more conducive to radical upheaval.
This New Moon in Aquarius is conjunct somber Saturn and forming a challenging square to unpredictable Uranus. Our burdens feel heavier than usual and nothing seems effective in lightening the mood. We may feel under the thumb of certain authority figures in our lives, or of responsibilities that we find burdensome. The mood is too pessimistic to make effective decisions. The best solution is to simply focus on work and serious subjects. People can feel downright irritable. This is a poor time to try to make an emotional contact with anyone. A few people among us may succumb to impulsive, abrupt, not well-thought-out actions, which they’ll later regret. Knowing that most people are fairly insensitive right now helps us avoid taking offense.
New Moon in Aquarius for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
Is it time to ring the changes in your social group or friendships, Aries? Something you uncover during this Moon may upset you but bide your time and give friends the benefit of the doubt. It would, though, be a good time to meet a whole new bunch of people.
New Moon in Aquarius for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
This Moon puts you in the spotlight at work, which could feel scary or demanding. But, Taurus, you’ve got this. Take it in your stride and know that you wouldn’t be in this position if you couldn’t cope. It’s a positive step forward and you’re doing just fine.
New Moon in Aquarius for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
Go on a trip of some kind if you can, as the New Moon prompts you to find new scenery and new situations. You’ll learn a lot through travel but if you’re stuck in one place, Gemini, lead the way by being welcoming, open-minded and tolerant of newcomers.
New Moon in Aquarius for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
Read a self-help book or sign up to a self-help program. The New Moon urges you to transform yourself, and to be the best you can be. It’s a great moment for acknowledging your weaknesses and for resolving to turn them into strengths.
New Moon in Aquarius for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
If you’re single, Leo, a New Moon in your love zone is an open invitation to start dating. In an established relationship, this can be very healing energy, helping you to gain fresh insight into each other. Put your relationship first for a while. Everything else can wait.
New Moon in Aquarius for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 – September 21)
This Moon urges you to get better organized and to look into your time management procedures and skills. There is a huge amount of wasted time in your life just now and because you’re so busy, Virgo, any small gains you can make in this area will result in a big upsurge in productivity.
New Moon in Aquarius for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
This Moon brings fun and lighthearted flirting – great for a party, or for a new date if you’re single. It also encourages you to take some risks, so stepping out of your comfort zone is a good idea now. Why not try an adrenaline-fueled sport or hobby?
New Moon in Aquarius for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
The New Moon brings excellent news if you’re hoping to buy or sell property, or if you’re looking for a fresh start in your family life, Scorpio. You may want to make radical changes at home but try to ease the family into it gently. Too much too soon could be counterproductive.
New Moon in Aquarius for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Get back in touch with an old friend or an estranged relative during this Moon – the energy is about networking and building connections, Sagittarius. It’s also about being the bigger person, so this is a good time to forgive and forget. Make the first move toward a reconciliation.
New Moon in Aquarius for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
New sources of income could become apparent during this New Moon, which hits your money zone, Capricorn. Be aware that your values may be tested, so if you’re in a very materialistic frame of mind, you may discover that some things matter more than money.
New Moon in Aquarius for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
A New Moon in your own sign is the perfect time for a makeover or a reset of your personal image. You may be tempted to make drastic changes to your appearance, but be careful with how that might be viewed at work. Strike a balance between freedom and conformity.
New Moon in Aquarius for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
The New Moon brings a fresh upsurge in your spiritual experiences, Pisces. You may have very vivid dreams, or you might discover a new spiritual talent. Don’t be afraid to pursue your beliefs and to ask searching questions.