In today's episode, we're examining the upcoming new moon in Aquarius, which notably forms a tight square with Uranus in Taurus. This aspect will be a major focus of our discussion, as it significantly influences the dynamics of this lunar cycle. We will also explore various underlying factors that shape the nature of this New Moon, understanding how they contribute to the seeding of the cycle and their impact throughout its duration. Join us as we delve into the complexities and contextual elements that define this New Moon in Aquarius.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Happy Friday, everybody. Today, we're going to take a look at the new moon that is forming in the sign of Aquarius; this new moon is forming in a pretty tight square to Uranus in the sign of Taurus. So that'll be a big part of our focus for the day. We're also going to look at a number of other underlying factors that are helping to shape the nature of this new moon cycle.
So, it will be our task today to look at all of those contextual factors that contribute to the seeding of the new moon cycle because they will play a role in the entirety of the cycle ahead. I apologize because I'm getting over a cold. So I have Kermit the Frog voice today. Bear with me.
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In this first part of the series, we're gonna take a look at Pluto. Now, this could be a talk for you to understand Pluto as someone who has Pluto in the seventh house or Pluto aspect in the moon or Venus and contributing to your experience of love and relationships. Or it could be that you want to make more sense of a Pluto transit. Get to know Pluto and the different ways that Pluto participates in creating change in love and relationships or just sexuality overall.
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Anyway, check that out. I hope to see some of you there coming up, and in March and April, we'll be doing Neptune and Uranus in love and relationships as well. So I'll have more information on that as it becomes available. So, on that note, Let us now turn our attention to the real-time clock where we will start to unpack this new moon cycle. So here we are on Friday, February 9, and okay, big circle, medium to big sized circle today.
Anyway, there's the new moon in Aquarius, and we want to draw out the fact that it's happening right around 20 degrees, which is significant because it connects within a degree to a square with the planet Uranus in the sign of Taurus. So we have this very powerful new moon cycle. That is your it's Uranian. It's really a Uranian moon cycle. So, a new moon and Aquarius square, Uranus in Taurus.
Let's start off by talking about the square of a new moon in Aquarius to Uranus in Taurus. So, this is the quintessential mind-body connection. Whenever you think of Taurus, you're thinking of the middle of the unfolding of zodiacal spring, which is really establishing for us a sense of peace and abundance, stability and enjoyment. It's about having the routines, habits, and experiences that make life sensual and enjoyable, stable, luxurious, and abundant.
The shadow of Taurus, of course, would be things like greed or possessiveness, and maybe even some kind of material fixations that, if we're not careful of, they can sort of possess us, and we can become lost in the sort of golden fever of materiality.
So, on that note, it's important that we look at both sides of Uranus in Taurus; on the one hand, Uranus in Taurus are trying to help us shift our relationship with the material world and our sense of pleasure, stability, and enjoyment within it and the square to the new moon in Aquarius brings with it the sense of a new blueprint, a new design, you think of Aquarius, you think of ideas in the mind of the gods, you think of blueprints laid out on celestial tables somewhere up in Olympus. You think of ideas that are changing, and as they change, they shift us and open up new ways that we can experience the world. Our body's pleasure, sensuality, enjoyment, comfort, ease. New ideas mean new ways of experiencing pleasure.
I will tell you as someone who's, you know, throughout my life done different juice cleanses and different diets and different workout plans and whatever, you know, as a Taurus, as a member of the Taurus rising club, you know, it's once I find something that I like, as a Taurus that, you know, it's a nice routine or a habit, and it stabilizes, and it could be my morning cup of coffee, or it could be some, I don't know, some feature of my diet. I will just stick with it. Because I'm the kind of person, and I think a lot of Tauruses are like this, not all, but you go to a restaurant, and I order I go to which restaurant I want to eat based on the same menu item that I get all the time and it's so like, yeah, like, anyway, naturally similar because she's a sun and moon and Taurus as well.
So anyway, that's Taurus for you. Sometimes Taurus is like, if it works, if it's not broken, don't fix it, and Uranus in Taurus provides that Taurean archetype with the new ideas, hey, look, there are different ways that you could open up and experience pleasure and just because you're changing something doesn't mean that pleasure will be diminished. Could you believe it? Could you entertain the idea that it might even get better? So we have the radical idea sitting before us, presented to us from the high-minded realm of Aquarius, that we could make changes that provide more freedom, greater happiness, greater ease, a different kind of rhythm, different kinds of stability.
But in order to get there, we also have the difficult task of bridging air and Earth, which means, in many cases, mind and body; the body has to open itself up to the airy realm of ideals and ideas, ideas and paradigm changes that can temporarily destabilize. But we also have to be trusting enough that they can find a way of integrating and creating new forms of enjoyment, stability, peace, ease, flow, abundance, and so forth.
So there's a lot of work this cycle on the mind-body connection and on shifts or changes that we can make paradigmatic or changes to our ideas that can lead to a different kind of embodiment, a different kind of materiality. So that's kind of broadly speaking, that is the square between the new moon and Aquarius, and Uranus in Taurus.
Now, we have to be aware of the shadows, which can be the shadows of stubbornness, immovability, possessiveness, and fear of change, that Uranus in Taurus could bring up; we also have to be aware of pie in the sky, idealistic perfectionism, and some sense of idealism that is being presented to or for the body and the Earth, that is somehow intolerant of or doesn't account for the messiness of life. That's why it's intolerant toward the basic human earthy nature. We don't want to develop some kind of; it's like someone who goes too far with cosmetic procedures and ends up looking inhuman because they sort of had an idea of beauty that's not been forgiving enough of their actual humaneness, or the process of aging, or something like that. These are just metaphors, right? The images that come to mind.
Alright, number two, let's take a look at some of the dignities. This is a really interesting moon cycle in large part because of the dignities that are present. So this new moon is forming. Now, this new moon is forming right into the bound of Mars.
That's interesting because at the outset of the cycle, as the new moon takes shape in the bounds of Mars, you could say that it is beholden to its appearance and has to conform in some way to the form the formal requests of Mars, and what is Mars doing? It is exalted and culminating in Capricorn and going into a conjunction with Pluto in Aquarius.
So, in this cycle, we've talked about the Uranian nature of the cycle, and we've talked about air and Earth. Now, we have to understand that the cycle has the martial influence that can make that revolutionary impulse much more adamant and willful, it can make it more confrontational and explosive, and it can make it more urgent and potentially competitive or aggressive.
Now, that could be great in terms of mobilizing our resources; it could be great to have Mars, so emphasize at the outset of the cycle, in terms of really changing our mind or really enacting some kind of change on behalf of an idea that is beautiful and could disrupt, but also improve our connection to Earth and body and pleasure. But we have to, because remember, it's connecting back to the Uranus in Taurus.
But we have to understand that when Mars gets into a conjunction with Pluto, it's more nuclear. It has a really intense eruptive quality; the transformation that's coming is it's thorough, and it's deep, and it's on behalf, again, of a transformation of ideas, systems of thought paradigms, like the blueprints being laid out on the table in the realm of the gods that I mentioned earlier, as so Aquarian now have it, it says, though, that there's a siren going off in the realm of the gods, and there's urgency behind the ideas that are presenting themselves and the need to act on behalf of them. So you get the revolutionary impulse now coupled with the martial feeling of urgency, intensity, and explosiveness.
So it becomes a bit more intense, which is not necessarily what Taurus loves, right? So this is going to be a part of what we have to think about going forward is that the urgent, demanding, revolutionary, impulsive qualities of Mars, although acting on behalf of some vision that is probably connected ultimately to Taurean values, maybe so urgent and aggressive, that at least temporarily, things are disturbing the peace rather than helping create a new kind of pleasure or a new kind of Taurean happiness, at least initially, there's more of a rattling the cage quality. So that's interesting.
Number three. Now, Saturn is the domicile ruler of the new moon, but what is Saturn doing? Saturn is in the exultation of Venus, and the bound of Venus, in a water sign, is strongly beholden to Venus. So what I find interesting is that, in so many ways, this cycle, like the last cycle, is suggesting paradigmatic changes that involve new visions and ideas and a change of mind and a change of thinking and the opening up of a, there's a more spacious quality that's trying to open up that's connected intimately to pleasure in the body, and creativity and love and sex and all earthly delights.
But in order to do so, it's like there's yeah, there's it's almost like you're calling some kind of angelic interior designer over to your psychic home and saying, look around, how can we shift the design to make it more beautiful and habitable, stable, peaceful and the presence of Saturn in Pisces as the ruler of this moon cycle in the domicile in the exultation and bound of Venus suggests that again, the underlying change is being made on behalf of Venusian things relationships, love, peace, our duty women, desire the body, happiness in the material worldly sense. But now we're talking about beauty also as an ideal.
So with the Aquarius and so much emphasis on Saturn in Venus-ruled signs and the cycle starts off, of course, with Venus still in Capricorn, which is also Saturn signs, we have a form of mutual reception between Saturn and Venus. We are restructuring. We are transitioning, we're moving heavy things around and creating a different kind of support system for Venus, and just think about the role that Venus plays in your individual existence right and think about the kind of like, yeah, like this interior designer that's visiting and saying, how do we rearrange everything on behalf of Venus it requires a kind of emotional sensitivity and tact. Saturn in Pisces underlying this moon cycle says, you know, this requires a real sensitivity and imagination and a romantic kind of emotional intelligence.
So, again, it's not just Aquarian in the sense of just, you know, rushing forward with this kind of idealistic. You know, Aquarius can be dogmatic in its idealism. So that won't stand because the ideals that are shifting the progressive ideas that are trying to, you know, take us forward somehow reach towards some higher potential that's latent within ourselves or humanity at large. It's being informed by tremendous Venusian sensitivity.
So there has to be this aesthetic, or it's not going to work. This is relational, this is about embodied bliss, and if it's not including those things, we're going to have problems. Saturn will become like the presence of a dull, heavy weight around us that's refusing to change because we're refusing to look at this Venusian level of things. It's also interesting that at the beginning of the cycle, right as the cycle begins, we can also see that Mercury is heading into a square with Jupiter, and Mercury is squared; Jupiter also suggests, again, the exact same kind of pattern. Here, we have the mental energy of Mercury coming off from the conjunction with Pluto; we have it heading into a square with Jupiter, who is in the exultation of the moon and is also in the domicile of Venus.
So a concern with tremendously earthy embodied values. Mercury and Jupiter squaring have to do with a kind of a combination of mind and body again, of planning and vision, in pursuit of things that are peaceful, easy, enjoyable, and luxurious. This is the kind of combination that could be used in terms of developing a financial strategy, a business design, or a business plan that's aimed at creating more ease or more wealth or more prosperity. But it's also just, it's about strategizing toward the goal of earthly happiness and earthly desire, and so these are, you know, just fascinating signatures that are all sort of re-emphasizing the same basic themes. You're probably at this point hearing these sorts of repeats of most of the same themes over and over.
Number five, as the cycle unfolds, Venus herself is moving into a conjunction with Pluto. So we'll see that by about February 16. Within one week, as the look at this as the first quarter moon comes through in Taurus, the exultation of the moon.
So, an exalted first quarter moon in the sign of Venus, and what is Venus doing? Going through the conjunction with Pluto and Aquarius, all the same themes coming together. This is so much about the Venus, the Venus and earthy Taurean desires and the Aquarius high, the Aquarian high mindedness that is somehow needed to create what Venus and the kind of sign of Taurus, in general, wants for us right now and remember, this is all going along with the moving of Jupiter in Uranus into a conjunction by late April. So everything is conforming around Jupiter, Uranus, and Taurus, trying to create this kind of earthy breakthrough, this Venusian breakthrough.
So, that's how I'm seeing the cycle ahead, and I hope that you, I hope that my hope when I present these is that you, by mapping out the little dignity trails that you can just sort of see which, which planets and which archetypes are being emphasized in the entirety of the cycle. I mean, this moon cycle will carry through all the way until our next new moon, which is right around March 10, at which point in time, by the way, everything will be in Pisces it'll be everything's in Pisces, and Venus will be entering Pisces, and so you know this, this cycle will be sort of moving us into the next moon cycle which is all in the exultation of Venus where Venus will then move into her exultation Mars will move into Pisces Saturn will be in Pisces Neptune is in Pisces. Now, it's interesting that there's something demanding this kind of Venusian embodiment and a paradigmatic revolution around Venusian things.
Anyway, it's fun to live this alongside of you guys, and I so appreciate the ability to read your stories. So if you have a good story to share, don't ever forget you can use the hashtag #grabbed.
Tell us about the transit. Tell us your story in the comments section, or email us your story at email@example.com. I do plan on getting to another ground episode soon and updating you guys on some of the cool stories you've been sharing.
Okay, on that note, I'm going to give my throat and my voice arrest, and I hope that you guys will have a very good weekend. All right, take it easy bye.