New Moon in Aquarius
The New Moon in Aquarius falls on January 24th, and the effects are already strong. The days leading up to this Moon phase have been a whirlwind of ideas and emotions. The New Moon phase of the lunar cycle is a time for setting goals and intentions and preparing for the influx in energy that will occur during the waxing moon phase until the next Full Moon. Before we get into setting intentions, let’s talk a bit about this specific moon and its spot in the stars.
New Moon in Aquarius is an interesting energy to be working with. The sign of Aquarius is a very fun one, mainly because they have unique ideas and perspectives. Many Aquarians approach life a bit differently than, well.. everyone. They are not afraid to take a less traveled path. By that I mean that while the rest of us follow markers and maps, they will gallop up the side of the mountain. This sign is known for being a bit wacky and creative, which allows them to put a zesty spin on all of their endeavors. They are innovative, aloof, and unpredictable. As you can imagine, this New Moon is carrying those same energies into our lives. When making plans or setting intentions for this lunar period, keep these characteristics in mind! The plans made now may require a different kind of approach. Keep an open mind, and do not shy away from trying new techniques to reach your goals at this time. If you find your plans going awry, just remember WWAD: What Would an Aquarius Do?
Now that we have a bit of an idea of what kind of energy we are working with, we can set some intentions! Take a minute to clear your mind. Think of some things you would like to change, start, or learn. Perhaps there is a skill or hobby you have wanted to start practicing, or maybe you have been looking for a career change. This phase of the lunar cycle is a great time to begin planting those seeds and working towards those goals. Having a strategy for completing tasks leading to your goal is a good idea, but keep in mind that the Aquarius energy of this New Moon may affect your strategy. Be flexible in your plans, as the fruits of your labor may arrive on a vine rather than the anticipated tree. Once you have your goals in mind, write them down. The practice of writing things down gets them out of your head and on to a physical surface, which plays a big part in manifesting the outcomes we desire. If you already have some goals/intentions written down, you may choose to burn them under the New Moon. This is a popular ritual that puts your intentions further into the Universe and allows the power of the Moon to assist you. If you aren’t feeling witchy, just writing them down works, too. In the weeks following the New Moon, remember these intentions you have set and actively work on reaching these goals or implementing the changes necessary to get where you want to be. By the Full Moon on February 9th, you should see some progress or even full achievement in reaching your goals!
You don’t need a degree to understand the planets and stars and how it all affects us. Just a bit of research can help to learn the energetic cycles, which can help us understand our moods and any changes in our personal energy fields. The more we follow this, the easier it becomes to work with these factors and plan accordingly! Thank you so much for reading. Good luck and happy New Moon in Aquarius!