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February 4, 2019


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New Moon
in: Aquarius 15°
February 4, 2019 @ 9:05 p.m. GMT
February 4, 2019 @ 1:05 p.m. PST -8
Sun is Aquarius, 15° 45'
Moon is Aquarius, 15° 45'

Happy Lunar New Year - 2019 - Year of the Boar/Hog/Pig

The Sun in Aquarius can be a toughie for some of us, because the Sun is opposing the sign that it rules. The Aquarian traits are tuned for networking but in a detached way, along with unconventional thinking, freedom of ideas, and solving problems for mankind. The thought process tends to step over emotions in an effort to get to the heart of the matter, so to speak. This is a great time to diagnose matters that we have stumbled over, in the past. Now that the Moon has joined up with the Sun in Aquarius, we are dealing with the last of Mercury's conjunction to the Sun in Aquarius.

We are still wrestling with the fall-out from the recent eclipses. Now we can start to plan and re-adapt to the changes. The new moon is sextile to Jupiter in Sagittarius. We can quickly sense the opportunities. It will be up to us to make the best use of these moments that open up.

Now that Mercury in Aquarius is zipping past the Sun, that means we are heading into another Mercury retrograde. March 5 is the day that Mercury will station just before the three weeks of retrograde motion. Get all your legal contracts and important transactions handled before then. Today, Mercury is sextile to Mars in Aries. We may tend to be a bit too mouthy for our own good. Also, Mercury is sextile to Jupiter in Sagittarius. This can be a great time to research and explore options that we may have ignored in the past.

Venus has ingressed Capricorn, and we may start to feel as though we need more public safety and explore ways to improve our public persona. This tends to be a time where we clamp down on our online presence for a variety of reasons. Venus is experiencing an out of sign trine to Uranus in Aries, as Uranus prepares to ingress back into Taurus. This trine might just open our eyes to matters that we may have ignored in the past.

Mars in Aries is moving out of a trine with Jupiter in Sagittarius. Gregarious to a fault? That's a strong possibility. Mars has moved into a conjunction with Uranus and for the next two weeks, will add to our impulsivity and, possibly, inappropriate choices. It's a good time to question decisions before acting on them.

As Jupiter transits deeper into Sagittarius, this is one of the two regions in the zodiac that Jupiter pushes on the outer reaches of the declinations. This can be a rather tricky region as Jupiter wants to expand, but at the same time, there are limits when Jupiter risks pushing it too far. We are going to feel this for several months then it will ease off, at least until December. Then it will be back. For now, Jupiter is square to Neptune in Pisces. We may have become too complacent with some of our friends. While trust is an important aspect in our lives, implicit trust is what gets us into trouble.

Saturn in Capricorn is sextile to Neptune in Pisces. As was mentioned in the lunar eclipse article, this is a time that we are at our best while working behind the scenes. Now that Saturn has moved past that critical degree of Capricorn, we are in a better position to gain from the aspect.

Uranus has been slowly moving back over the shadow territory of Aries after the last retrograde motion. Uranus is back to the anaretic degree of Aries, which is always a tense region of any sign. Uranus will, basically, slowly shuffle over the anaretic degree of Aries for a month before finally moving back into Taurus.

Now that the eclipses are in the rearview mirror, we can start focusing on the tasks at hand. The eclipses have a way of shifting our world, or at the very least, our reality, in a way that forces us to rethink, reflect and redirect. We can start to breathe again. On the other hand, there's something else pushing on us that we should probably explore.

At some levels, this chart feels balanced. And it is, relative to placements in sign elements, receptives and qualities. But if we take a good look at the chart for a second, we realize that all the plants are clustered in one sector.

Ten of the planets are packed on the eastern hemisphere of the zodiac, and eight of them are located in the fourth quadrant (south east quarter). Jupiter sits all alone in Sagittarius, while the signs Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces and Aries each have two or three planets moving through.

This chart indicates a sense of self-assurance, but also that we will need to rely on the social collective in order to move forward. The learning process within this chart is how to find balance between self and others, We may be inclined to disconnect, thinking we can do it on our own, while the universe will keep reminding us that we must do it together in order to form a movement of change for the better. It's likely to feel as though we are involved in a balancing act on one leg, instead of two.

Meditation for the February 4th New Moon
Once the ball is in the air, almost anything can happen.

© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2019 (All Rights Reserved)

1) Goldschneider, G.  1994, The secret language of birthdays, New York, NY; London, Engl.: Victoria, Austr.: Auckland, NZ., Penguin Studio Books.

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