The New Moon is occurring on January 31, 2022 at 11:46pm CST at 12° Aquarius 20’. It is heralding an energy of moving forward, even if it is going to require some dedication and discipline. The Sun and Moon are conjunct Saturn in Aquarius and square to Uranus in Taurus, triggering the Saturn – Uranus square that has been slowly separating, but is still close enough to make an energetic impact on our lives. Saturn square Uranus has not been an easy energy. It has been a tension between the old and the new; keeping forms, structures, and systems the same or embracing new, revolutionary, and different ways of moving forward; artificial intelligence and technologies and organic and biological intelligence and technologies. It really does seem like a battle for the soul of humanity sometimes. How do we move forward using technologies in a way that is beneficial to humanity, other beings, and the planet? Can we learn from the past and move forward into the future in a more harmonious way with nature? I believe these are questions we must answer collectively now, and the Nodes in Taurus – Scorpio are going to be bringing issues like our health and wellness, natural resources, and relationship to the planet to the forefront for the next year and a half.
Mercury is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, preparing to turn direct on February 3. Then all planets will be moving direct until April 29. Mercury conjunct Pluto has been a transformation in our perceptions. We have been having our worldview excavated, how we perceive, think, and believe the world to be determines how we act. What is possible for us if we see the world more holistically, more connected, more as one organism, as a Web of Life that we are each an integral strand in? How might we manifest differently? What forms, structures, businesses, institutions, and systems will we create to replace the current ones that are clearly crumbling around us now?
Mars is approaching a conjunction with a newly direct Venus in Capricorn, and together, they are going to travel through Capricorn, conjunct Pluto, and move into Aquarius. What is possible for us when we act from our hearts? What can we build now from a place of heart wisdom? What will we create when we are coming from a place of care, connection, and harmony rather than competition and greed? Mars and Venus in Capricorn are also square to Chiron in Aries, bringing a tension to places within us where we are not being authentic, where we have not yet healed. How much more rewarding can life be for us when we move forward healed, whole, and more authentic? Chiron in Aries is helping us to alchemize our wounds of inauthenticity into our greatest gifts of medicine.
Black Moon Lilith is square to Neptune in Pisces and sextile to Eris in Aries. The shadow (both within ourselves and in the world) can be our greatest teacher when we approach it from a place of compassion and unconditional love. It will be challenging, but it will also be one of the most rewarding things you can ever do. Eris in Aries is a spiritual warrior energy that demands authenticity from us, and when we use it productively, we can make massive headway into our own illusions and delusions, paving the way for us to become more integrated and authentically expressed beings.
This New Moon will enable us to move forward in a more integrated and heart-centered way, provided we can face the shadow and the dynamic challenges of these times with love, compassion, and a willingness to do the inner and outer work necessary. When we let the heart lead, the things we manifest will be in harmony with others and with all of life.