New Moon [15 Aquarius 45]
– January 4, 2019 (21:04 GMT)
If you found January wasn’t the start to 2019 you were expecting, don’t worry. February is the new January and this week’s New Moon on February 4th is a great date to set your intentions and get things moving.
Firstly, this is the first New Moon of 2019 that’s not an eclipse. January was an eclipse month and eclipses are shadowy and hidden. Whereas, this New Moon targets the future. It’s a symbol of new beginnings and ideal for starting afresh.
Aquarius is one of the star signs most closely linked to the future and looking ahead. Aquarius’ nature is objective and collaborative. Plus, this New Moon is the start of Chinese New Year, which begins officially on February 5th.
For the Chinese, this marks the start of the Spring Festival and an important date in the year. Take advantage of this forward-moving vibe and inject fresh energy into your life in all areas.
This New Moon only has good things going for it as the Sun and Moon sit next to Mercury in Aquarius and make a positive sextile aspect to Jupiter in Sagittarius.
The Mercury-Jupiter sextile perfected on February 3rd but is still strong during the New Moon phase. Mercury is in Aquarius, which is said to be its sign of exaltation.
The communication planet likes to be in a star sign that’s both structured and innovative. Plus, expansive Jupiter is currently in its sign of rulership, Sagittarius and this whole combination is great for collective ventures, collaboration, learning and adventure.
Then, on February 8th, the Sun-Jupiter sextile planetary aspect perfects continuing the flow of positive astrology.
There’s a feel-good vibe to this week’s astrology, so make the most of it and line up some fun and inspirational ideas and projects. In fact, this week only has easy astrology, which is quite unusual. At least it gives us all a breather from drama and the unexpected.
Remember that February is a short month with only 28 days and next month, Mercury will turn retrograde in Pisces from March 5th until March 28th. Both great reasons to act fast this month, while the going’s good.