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Welcome to the season of the water-bearer, where there is no such thing as an individual without a community, because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. If you’re wondering how the new moon of January 2023 will affect each zodiac sign, you can start by locating where this fixed air sign lives in your birth chart. Despite whether Aquarius happens to be one of your big three—sun, moon and/or rising sign—this astrological house and area of life is where you tend to take on a more eccentric, unconventional and boundary-pushing persona. Going against the grain is absolutely encouraged by this fixed air sign.
Intellectual and socially conscious, Aquarius is more than often considered the rebel of the zodiac, given its disruptive and freedom-loving nature. Governed by experimental Uranus in modern astrology, this fixed air sign’s lightning-like intuition and scientific approach encourages us to tap into our higher mind, and look towards the future. Something else to consider during this astrological season is the community of individuals you consciously surround yourself with on a regular basis. Whether in-person or via social media, networking and socializing with those who share similar aspirations and future visions is a no-brainer this season. Logic also tends to take precedence over emotion.
It’s about to be a revolution! Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the first new moon of the calendrical year, as it will renew itself via the innovative sign of Aquarius on January 21 at 3:53 p.m. ET. Happening at the very first degree of this fixed air sign, the cosmos is not only presenting you with a clean slate from the heavens, but also bringing fertility and momentum to themes surrounding your individual freedom, and sense of belonging in the world. Mercury and Mars are also moving in direct motion, complimenting the energies of this lunation, especially when it pertains to taking action and moving forward.
Aquarius is also symbolic of one’s cosmic intelligence, so consider this a signal from the universe to trust your intellectual instincts, and explore the potential of your ideas and social collaborations. With the future top of mind, this lunation is also encouraging you to get clear on what it is you’re looking to achieve in the long term. Remember, the element air has everything to do with the mind, and the way we process information. The fixed air of Aquarius, however, can easily “fixate” on its vision and, in turn, invest all of its time and energy researching the hypothesis.
Sitting in an exhilarating sextile to expansive Jupiter in Aries, this dynamic synergy is invigorating and motivating, which gives you the green light to embark on a brand-new adventure. Taking the lead and being bold with your approach is key, especially when in regards to education, travel and creative pursuits. In close proximity to regenerative Pluto—soon making its debut in Aquarius later in March—there is a subtle undercurrent that feels somewhat urgent, like a wake-up call to prepare for what is ahead.
The new moon in Aquarius takes place on January 21 at 3:53 p.m. ET.
If you’re considering your long-term goals, this may require you to detach from an environment you’re no longer resonating with, or a monotonous routine that stifles your creative muse. Aquarius is, after all, the disruptor (thanks to Uranus) so it’s important to welcome the unexpected changes afoot, and keep your eyes on the prize during these chaotic times. Also, with Venus sitting close to taskmaster Saturn, we are more likely to focus on the “sobering” facts and/or reality checks, especially when it pertains to matters of love, friendship and financial security.
How The New Moon Will Affect Each Zodiac Sign
Do you wholeheartedly resonate with the group(s) of individuals you surround yourself with? Whether it be in terms of friendship, or with regards to your future aspirations, visions and long-term goals, this Uranus-ruled new moon is equivalent to a blank canvas where you can, essentially, color outside of the lines, and take a more unconventional route. Whether in-person or via social media, the more spontaneous and willing you are to collaborate with others, the more you will thrive in your upcoming endeavors. Sitting in a sweet sextile to lucky Jupiter in your sign, the cosmos is fully supportive of you, and your new beginning. Don’t be afraid to take the lead, and be brutally honest with yourself about next steps.
Are your belief systems liberating you, or keeping you stagnant? While you’re typically one who needs to see to believe, you’re also reluctant to step outside of your comfort zone—how will you ever know? Luna will renew itself in Capricorn, bringing new beginnings to your spontaneous ninth house of expansion, higher education and self-discovery, all while Saturn transits your 10th house of authority, and reputation in the world. If there are new professional opportunities you’re interested in exploring, this lunation wants you to reflect on the unconscious restrictions you may have placed upon yourself. Jupiter will also be squaring the new moon, while wandering your 12th house of spirituality and unconscious patterns, highlighting areas of life where you may be feeling a sense of imprisonment. Is the juice really worth the squeeze?
Something’s brewing in your eighth house of shared resources and joint ventures, and it’s all thanks to the new moon in Capricorn. Maybe you’re leaning on a mentor for perspective, or simply re-evaluating the foundation of your intimate affairs. This could lead to you partaking in research and soul-searching, especially with the new moon’s ruler, Saturn, transiting your ninth house of self-discovery. Reflections on how and when you feel comfortable merging with a significant other is being brought to the forefront at this time, and with the new-moon squaring Jupiter in your 11th house of social networks, chances are there are new avenues for collaboration that are opening up in your favor. What does your great, big, beautiful tomorrow look like? Do you trust it?
You’re intuitive and discerning with your relationships, and December’s new moon is bringing emphasis to the foundation of your connections. Luna will renew itself via your committed seventh house of significant others and contractual agreements, all while Saturn (its ruler) begins to wrap up in Aquarius, via your eighth house of joint ventures and shared resources. The thought of being bound to a person, social network and/or professional institution could be paradoxically reassuring and terrifying all at the same time. However, with lucky Jupiter in the mix—hovering over your career sector and 10th house of notoriety—there could be a sudden whirlwind of opportunity headed your way. This is where the new moon is urging you to reflect on your values, and longterm goals. Otherwise, why waste your time?
Are you committed to the foundation of your day-to-day rituals, Leo? The moon will renew itself in the sign of Capricorn—via your sixth house of health, daily routines, and practical affairs—while its ruler, Saturn, begins to reach the end of its journey in Aquarius, and your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise and significant others. Whether it be a professional employer you signed a contract for, or a significant other you have unfinished business with, this lunation is bringing emphasis to the structure of your current partnerships. Your ability to compromise with another individual could also be top of mind, especially with the new moon squaring Jupiter in your ninth house of belief systems. You may or may not be seeing eye-to-eye, but this is all the more reason to discuss the future of your relationship with honesty and integrity.
Create your own traditions without attaching yourself to a specific outcome. After all, there are no rules when you follow your heart, right? In the meantime, the new moon will touch down on your fifth house of love, romance, passion projects and creative expression, all while its ruler (Saturn) transits through your sixth house of due diligence, and acts of service. Firstly, is there a commitment you’re holding onto, despite outgrowing it? Maybe it’s a foundational belief system, or duty you’ve unconsciously taken on for yourself. Either way, this is where the new moon is urging you to start again, and take a risk for the sake of your own personal fulfillment. This is especially true when considering the new moon’s square to Jupiter via your eighth house of joint ventures, and contractual bonding. Is it time to detach?
A new chapter is about to begin, and it’s your turn to call the shots, Libra. After all, with the new moon touching down on your fourth house of home, family matters, and emotional foundations—and its ruler, Saturn, transiting through your fifth house of self-expression—it’s safe to say, it doesn’t get more personal than this lunation. Although, leave it to expansive Jupiter in your relationship sector to stir the pot, as it will square the new moon and potentially serve as a catalyst in the foundation you’re trying to build. Maybe it’s a romantic interest, or the perfect roommate to cohabitate with. Others of you could switch things up when it comes to your beliefs around partnership, at least when considering your early experiences.
You’re often notorious for being a shapeshifter, given the back-to-back transformations you’ve experienced throughout your lifetime, but the spiritual spiral never ends. A new moon will renew itself in Capricorn, via your third house of communication, thought process and immediate surroundings, all while its ruler (Saturn) transits your fourth house of home, family and emotional foundations. How have your belief systems changed in the past year, specifically when it comes to your idea of a family unit? What is your definition of a solid and stable humble abode? Expansive Jupiter will be facing off with the new moon, triggering an abrupt shift in your day-to-day schedule and/or health habits. If you’ve been considering the thought of starting a family, never say never!
You’re feeling torn between the desire to express yourself fully, and the need to remain disciplined and grounded. The moon will renew itself in Capricorn, bringing emphasis to your stability-seeking second house of comfort, finances, and value systems, all while its ruler (Saturn in Aquarius) transits your curious third house of communication, thoughts and skills. Your sense of security is top of mind, and this lunation is urging you to reflect on the foundation you’re aspiring to build for yourself. Does it require a certain skill set? Are you entertaining the thought of going back to school? There is a powerful new beginning unfolding, and it has everything to do with your self-mastery. Sitting in a square with your planetary ruler, Jupiter, taking a risk could be as exhilarating and as rewarding as ever.
This one’s got your name on it, Capricorn. Your solar season is in full effect and with the moon renewing itself in the first degree of your sign, there’s no denying its magic and fertility. Keep in mind, while this new moon has everything to do with your sense of self, innermost feelings and long term goals, your taskmaster ruler, Saturn, is simultaneously transiting your stability-seeking second house of finances, values and comfort. Do you feel comfortable and capable pursuing this particular line of work? Are you confident in taking on this new responsibility? Whatever the case may be, the new moon’s square to Jupiter—via in your fourth house of home, family and emotional foundations—could bring word about an exciting opportunity, even if it’s something as simple as renovating your living space. You and your happiness are worth the risk.
Every new beginning requires an ending, and this new moon is no exception, Aquarius. Hovering over your 12th house of closure, inhibitions and surrender—while its ruler, Saturn, begins to reach the end of its journey through your sign—this lunation is bringing light to what no longer resonates with the person you’re aspiring to become. This could be a structure, tradition and/or lifestyle you’ve chosen to keep to yourself. Either way, Saturn’s transit through your sign has made you as resilient as ever, but there’s still an outdated part of you that needs to be surrendered in order to move forward. Are you doing everything it takes to reach your fullest potential? Have you been holding onto control, or a structure that’s not serving you? Jupiter will square off with the new moon, adding momentum and forward-movement. The ball’s in your court.
There are opportunities surrounding you, and it’s about time you explored new horizons, Pisces. Who says your dreams aren’t possible? The new moon will touch down on your 11th house of community affairs, societal structures, future visions and individual freedom, reminding you of your untapped potential and inner genius. However, the irony of this is, the new moon’s ruler (Saturn) is currently transiting through your inhibited 12th house of privacy, unconscious patterns and self-undoing. Are you the one standing in your own way? What’s genuinely stopping you from reaching your fullest potential? Others of you, on the other hand, could feel imprisoned and/or obligated to a particular community that is no longer resonating with your truth. This is where the influence of lucky Jupiter comes into play, as it will square the new moon and propel you forward. All you have to do is believe in yourself.