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February 11, 2021


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New Moon
in: Aquarius 23°
February 11, 2021 @ 7:07 p.m. GMT
February 11, 2021 @ 11:07 a.m. PST -8
Sun is Aquarius, 23° 17'
Moon is Aquarius, 23° 17'

The new moon chart for the Lunar new year looks just like a giant planetary pile-up in Aquarius involving the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. The Lunar new year is from the Asian version of astrology but is frequently a little like a lead in to the Christian Lent season that typically begins about a month after the lunar new year event. But Lent starts based on the Easter date that is associated with the first full moon after spring begins, then count back six weeks, etc. Not to get into all that, but suffice it to say that the Lunar new year almost always happens about a month before the start of Lent. However, this year, the Lunar new year is about one week before Lent begins in mid February. Regardless, it all involves the major moon events and is not determined based on a specific day of the year.

The new moon in Aquarius is forming a square to Mars in Taurus. This might lead to the wrong type of fireworks exploding in our lives. We want freedom and fun celebration, but Mars could have us lashing out with anger if something doesn't go as planned.

Mercury retrograde in Aquarius is still happening, which does not help much either. This retrograde motion began the end of January, and, well, we are inclined to say it wrong, or mix up what we meant to say. Technology has an increased chance of going haywire in the middle of a big project. It's the nature of the beast while Mercury retrogrades through Aquarius. Mercury retrograde is also forming a square to Mars in Taurus. Adding to the tensions. Travel by car and public transit is more likely to get snarled. How's the weather outside the window? That can also be contributing to our frustrations as nothing that we planned is panning out. Throw in the placements of Venus and Jupiter in Aquarius that are collectively forming a stellium with Mercury while square to Mars in Taurus, but also a loose square to Uranus. A lot will depend on the situation, but our quick reactions may get us into a heck of a mess, or, if good fortune is smiling on us, get us out of that mess. All these influences blending together at once makes it that much more difficult to know which way to turn.

Saturn is sitting back in Aquarius, out of the middle of the paths of the other planets, but it too is forming a square to Uranus in Taurus, which, unintentionally gets drawn back to the Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter interactions, via Uranus. This could enlighten or shock us with unexpected information. The perk here is that there could be unexpected business success if we are in the "right" business at the right time.

Plus there is the very loose connection from Neptune in Pisces to Pluto in Capricorn. The mystery of life and loss that goes hand in hand.

The moon's Out of Bounds transit will end a day before the new moon. The next OOB will be February 21 - 24. No other planets are "out there" at this time.

Overall, the receptive placements do not seem too extreme with four planets in Feminine and six in Masculine. But that's not as balanced as it would seem when we factor in that six of those planets are in the Air Element of Aquarius, which is a Fixed quality to contend with. All together, there are eight planets in the Fixed modality, and that's not such an easy path to navigate without a whole lot of conviction and intention. The intensity of this chart will not be so easy to handle for a day or so, until the Moon moves into Pisces on February 12th.

Meditation for the February 11th New Moon
The pursuit of pleasure ultimately involves the suffering of pain

© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2021 (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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