A New Moon on your birthday reminds you that you are the one in charge of your life, and choosing your direction. Others may try to pull you one way or another, yet they cannot succeed without your consent. Even in challenging situations, you have more choice than might be immediately clear. Be bold in advocating for yourself, and do not hesitate to take up opportunities to aid your personal growth and wellbeing.
— By Amy Elliott
Written in the Planets for Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
Today is the Aquarius New Moon, exact at 4:42 pm EST and 9:42 pm GMT (8:42 am in Sydney, where it’s Jan. 25 today). This is the natural “new beginnings” aspect, and any that occur in your life may be spontaneous, as the Sun and Moon are square Uranus, the planet of surprises.
Aquarius is about group experiences, and you may find yourself amidst a new circle of friends. Meeting people is a positive thing, as long as you don’t make up your mind about them before you have an opportunity to observe how they treat you.
There are a number of cautions against moving too quickly when it comes to making commitments. This is not about clinging to the past, but rather slowing down a little and contemplating your situation, both inner and outer. This is especially true where one-to-one sexual and romantic connections are concerned.
The pattern involves Venus, Mars and Neptune in a kind of tangle, which is making it both necessary and difficult for all parties involved to be honest with themselves. It may lead to some potential self-destructive decisions.
Therefore, as the next few days unfold, stay sober for all discussions about sex and relationships, and dial back the energy a little. With Neptune in the picture, that might not be possible. Still, pay attention and maybe write a few notes down, so you have an answer if you ask yourself, “What was I thinking?”
— by Eric Francis Coppolino
Almanac: The Moon begins the day in Capricorn, and enters Aquarius today at 8:20 am EST.
The Aquarius New Moon is today (Friday, Jan. 24), at 4:42 pm EST.