Aquarius New Moon
January 21, 2023: New Moon at Aquarius 1°32’, 3:53 pm EST.
Uranus – the Great Awakener and ruler of Aquarius – dominates this Moon cycle. Uranus is stationary at this New Moon and will form a t-square with the Leo Full Moon on February 5. In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Uranus is allied with Wadjet, The Shatterer. Wadjet, the Cobra Kundalini Goddess, uses life force energy to break through blocks to transformation.
Uranus/Wadjet will turn direct on January 22, following on the heels of Mars (January 12) and Mercury (January 18). Mars and Mercury are still on the 8th degree of their respective signs (Gemini and Capricorn), meaning they remain in a quincunx or inconjunct relationship. A quincunx is a minor aspect with a big impact. It links two signs that normally don’t have a lot to do with each other. This bringing together of two energies that aren’t naturally in relationship creates a sense of dissonance, a bit like fingernails running over a chalkboard. This Mars/Mercury aspect has been active over the last week and will continue for the next few days.
With the station of Uranus, all major planets will be direct, meaning that our experience of time, space and change will speed up. (The exception is the dwarf planet Ceres, turning retrograde February 3.) This forward motion from the major planets will continue until April 21, the beginning the next Mercury retrograde period.
The two-year Saturn/Uranus square has come to an end and Wadjet is finally free to unleash her expansive and challenging power. Uranus is the ruler of earthquakes and shattering experiences. In the Tarot, Wadjet is the Tower card. This energy is by definition unpredictable. After two years of being restrained, Wadjet’s expansive, destructive, and transforming energy will finally be unleashed.
January 21, 2023, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.