New Moon January 27th 8 Aquarius

New Moon 8 Aquarius

New Moon 8 Aquarius beween Venus and Saturn by expressingyourtruth  

New Moon Aquarius

New Moon in Aquarius ~ brainstorming new ideas with love and grace

On January 27th, the Moon is New for the first time in 2017.  The Sun and Moon are conjunct at 8 degrees Aquarius, which is represented by Pink Diamonds (keyword Impact).  The Sabian Symbol for that degree is "Beautifully Gowned Waxed Figures."  A new moon in the air sign of Aquarius suggests setting intentions, unusual, radical new activities, brainstorming new ideas.

"I am in contact with my source and am creating my life as I desire it to be."

The Sun and Moon are conjunct at 8 Aquarius.  Venus at 24 Pisces is squared by Saturn at 24 Sagittarius.  Venus is also part of a Pisces stellium that continues, with Neptune at 10, Chiron at 22 and Mars at 29 Pisces.  The North Node is at 3 Virgo.  Jupiter at 23 Libra is still opposing Uranus at 20 Aries. Mercury at 15 Capricorn is conjunct Pluto at 17 Capricorn.
Beautifully Gowned Waxed Figures

When the Moon is in Aquarius Moon 
Aquarius Attraction to all that is new and unusual, and an instinctive need for improvement, characterize the Moon in Aquarius. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional, and interactions are more impersonal than personal, under this influence. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. We are open to new methods of doing things and we have our eye on the future. It can be hard to stick to schedules now, as personal freedom is most important to us. The Moon in Aquarius generally favors the following activities: Unusual or radical undertakings, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group.

Venus square Saturn

The New Moon is between Venus in Pisces squaring Saturn in Sagittarius.  She wants to be forgiving but he can be critical.

"Venus square Saturn is the strongest influence in the New Moon January 2017 astrology chart shown below. This most challenging of planetary aspects connects to the New Moon via two semisquare aspects (45°). These minor aspects indicate irritation that generates action. The semisquare may be a minor aspect but two of them together is very significant. This is because the New Moon sits at the midpoint of Venus square Saturn. Venus square Saturn can add stress to intimate relationships because of negative feelings, distance or other relationships problems. Most of these hindrances will stem from your own fears or criticisms, but you may face the same from others. It is common under this influence to feel lonely and depressed. Money may be tight so avoid a tendency toward wasting money and other resources. Although motivation may be lacking and you would prefer to be lazy, hard work is needed maintain your present relationship, career or other valued part of life. This is no time to be ignoring your responsibilities, especially for loved ones. Although you will be feeling low and in need of love, someone close to you may lean on your for support and would be greatly disappointed if you let them down."

Venus in Pisces: "Pisces never sees the world in black-and-white terms. Rather, Pisces sees all the colors of the rainbow. With the goddess of love in Pisces, our love is all-embracing, we are able to forgive and understand, we are seducible and seductive, and we show compassion to our partners. Venus in Pisces is tender and affectionate, although hard to reach nevertheless, as there is a longing for something that is hard to define and hard to satisfy. Borders and boundaries blur under Venus in Pisces. The shadow side of this position is allowing ourselves to be victimized or deluded, as well as evasiveness."

Saturn in Sagittarius (2014-2017): "Saturn demands simplicity, definition, realism, and truth wherever it touches our charts. Saturn in Jupiter’s sign, Sagittarius, is contraction versus expansion in motion. Finding a satisfying balance, lying somewhere between being too lax and too controlled, can consume a lot of our time and energy. We seek out growth, but Saturn sees to it that we do so in a disciplined manner. Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves."



"Birthdays - January 26 – 28
Key Word - Impact

Crystal - Pink Diamond
Attributes - Pink diamonds will help you feel that you can take on the world and win. It will increase your strength of character; ethics and faithfulness to your own ideas and place in this world. Physically pink diamonds purifies and strengthens the brain, nerves, sensory organs, glands and blood vessels. Pink diamonds are ideal for people who have suffered a stroke it will lessen the symptoms and help you carry on with your life.



The Sun and Moon are conjunct at 8 Aquarius represented by Pink Diamonds (which I have on Selenite, keyword Impact).  

"Pink Diamond Message:  Use creativity to visually enhance life. Focus - A talented verbal and visual linguist, you stand apart from the crowd. Affirmation I am in contact with my source and am creating my life as I desire it to be. I am beautiful."  (Sun and Moon 8 Aquarius)


Venus at 24 Pisces represented by Dolomite (keyword Cultivation) is squared by Saturn at 24 Sagittarius represented by Blue Lace Agate (keyword Fortune).  

"Dolomite Message - Tolerance, communal harmony, group attention and focus. Focus - Working with the hopes and ambitions of others, you support successful coexistence. Affirmation - I devote time and thought to manifesting positive outcomes in my life." (Venus 24 Pisces)

"Blue Lace Agate: Happiness is in the here and now, not in the past, not in the future. Focus - Generous and inspirational, you have the ability and drive to achieve your goals. Affirmation - I am open to good fortune in my life." (Saturn 24 Sagittarius)


Observation + Mandate + Cultivation + Validation

Venus is also part of a Pisces stellium that continues, with Neptune at 10 Pisces represented by Scolecite (keyword 
Observation), Chiron at 22 Pisces represented by Platinum (keyword Mandate) and Mars at 29 Pisces represented by Natural Glass (here I have Moldavite, keyword Validation).  

"Scolecite Message: Transcend the mundane; show others the way. Focus - In your life, you explore freedom, form, perspective, rules and the unlearning of rules. Affirmation - Eternal perception clarifies my ideas in the now." (Neptune 10 Pisces)

"Platinum Message: Facilitate the integration of Divine principles; advance the ascension process. Focus - You present to the world revelations of spirit, formulating new theories and actualities. Affirmation - I accept that universal law changes with heightened perspective." (Chiron 22 Pisces)

"Natural Glass Message: The precise quality is uncovered, ensuring a simple interpretation. Focus - You clarify complex issues by verifying concisely and clearly the key elements involved. Affirmation - I endorse happiness, diversity, inclusiveness and hope." (Mars 29 Pisces)


The North Node is at 3 Virgo, represented by Angelite (keyword Security). 

"Angelite Message: Serene, graceful, safe, and abundantly blessed. Focus - Angels protect and guide you; with this belief you inspire others to have faith that one is never alone. Affirmation - I ask my guardian angel to light, guide, and guard my way." (North Node 3 Virgo)



Jupiter at 23 Libra represented by Mookaite Jasper (keyword Fervour) is still opposing Uranus at 20 Aries represented by Rhodchrosite (keyword Hospitality). 

"Mookaite Jasper Message: Radiant energy, insight and optimism, with burgeoning brilliant light. Focus - Use your clear, loud voice to arouse enthusiasm, integrity and enlightenment in others. Affirmation - Awaken and invigorate my mind, body and spirit." (Jupiter 23 Libra)

"Rhodochrosite Message: Angelic energy generously satisfies physical and spiritual hunger. comforts your friends and family; you are rewarded with happiness. Focus - Your serene nature beautifully comforts your friends and family; you are rewarded with happiness. Affirmation - I am kind and generous. I provide a safe haven for those in need." (Uranus 20 Aries)



Mercury at 15 Capricorn represented by White Howlite (keyword Abundance) is conjunct Pluto at 17 Capricorn represented by Iceland Spar (keyword Immersion).

"Howlite Message: Health, happiness and friendship – these simple pleasures raise the spirit. Focus - You have a great capacity to show concern, encouragement and affection to those in need. Affirmation I am learning a new way of life. I am grateful for the abundant goodness in my life." (Mercury 15 Capricorn)

"Iceland Spar Message: Intuitive, sensual, liberating and exhilarating awakening. Focus - Artistic and passionate, you enjoy the freedom of natural sensations and an organic lifestyle. Affirmation I am now creating my life the way I want it to be. Bathing in water, light and love energises me." (Pluto 17 Capricorn)


black Moonstone
I have a black Moonstone to represent the New Moon.

New Moon Aquarius

New Moon 8 Aquarius


The Sun and Moon are conjunct at 8 Aquarius.  Venus at 24 Pisces is squared by Saturn at 14 Sagittarius.  Venus is also part of a Pisces stellium that continues, with Neptune at 10, Chiron at 22 and Mars at 29 Pisces.  The North Node is at 3 Virgo.  Jupiter at 23 Libra is still opposing Uranus at 20 Aries. Mercury at 15 Capricorn is conjunct Pluto at 17 Capricorn.

You can always look at "This Week in Astrology" at Cafe Astrology to see if there is a significant lunation in the week.

What is happening at the lunations?

Every new moon (and full moon) is different because it falls in a different sign.  When the moon is new it is in the same sign as the Sun because, by definition, they are conjunct and the moon is between the earth and the sun.  When the moon is full it is in the opposite sign from the Sun because, by definition, they are the farthest from each other, with the earth between them.

"This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere."

New Moon in Natal Houses

What house is this moon occuring in for your natal chart?

So an important thing to consider is the house in your natal chart where the lunation is falling, as well as any planets that might be nearby.

So you will need to look at your chart.  I recommend pulling it up at (use the free extended charts, natal and transits option).

Here is my chart showing the Moon (conjunct the Sun) in my 1st house:

my chart

Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?

So for me, the moon falls in my 2nd house.  You can look up the meaning here, among other places: New Moon in the Houses

New Moon in the Second House 
"Heightened sensitivity to the world of the five senses, to your physical environment, and to the security you gain from the solid ground you have built for yourself is in order for this period of time. Attunement to, and appreciation of, the physical world of the senses is the focus, and this is a time to start fresh in terms of how you arrange your life in order to feel a sense of value and worthiness. Financial issues come into focus. Setting realistic financial goals, as well as formulating such things as budgets and other sensible financial planning projects, will be favored during this time. Discovering ways to increase your income is featured. It is also a wonderful time for taking moments to pleasure yourself through earthy, tactile, and comforting endeavors."

Second House: not only are our values, sense of self-worth and financial resources (and how we use them) effected, but also our use of spiritual resources or prana, and resulting freedom and abundance. 
<<<< New Moon in my second house
See Lunar Transits:

Saturn Square Venus in my chart

Saturn in 1st house:

"Saturn transiting the first house begins with a Saturn conjunction to the Ascendant, a transit of personal significance. The first house is a fire house, a house that rules our personal identity. We concern ourselves with how we come across to others on a personal level with Saturn here. Our physical body becomes a focus as well. Depending on the age of the native, it may be a time when we feel our age, or it is a time when we see our bodies quite clearly. This is an excellent time for beginning health regimens, diets, and the like, simply because it is a time when we look in the mirror and see ourselves clearly—not what we want to see. Our outlook on life changes to a more serious, responsible tone. In the beginning stages of the transit, you may feel frustrated with yourself, let down, and lacking in self-confidence. You might reach out to others in an attempt to validate yourself, looking for ways to boost your confidence. When these attempts fail, you may feel temporarily let down and discouraged. Rest assured that Saturn will re-work these feelings, with your help of course, until you reach a point (as Saturn moves through the house) where you have a stronger sense of self. This transit acts to transform your self-confidence in such a way that you question the source of your confidence to date, and discover a more solid base for pulling up inner strength. Saturn here acts to rip away the superficial. Illusions about the self, the body, and personal abilities will no longer be tolerated. The end result is a newfound identity and a realistic understanding of the self. In terms of career and projects, outward signs of progress may not be as forthcoming, yet the work that you do during this transit will lay a foundation for future success and progress! For example, some years ago, a client began a hobby/project during a Saturn transit to her first house, something that took up a lot of her time and energy and that yielded nothing in terms of immediate financial gain—until later! In fact, this “hobby” turned into her career in the years to follow."

Venus in 3rd house:

"You are mostly cheerful in your approach to others, and perhaps somewhat intellectual, during this transit. Essentially, you are quite companionable now. You enjoy talking about what interests you, and you find great value in the exchange of ideas. Sometimes this transit brings benefit through siblings, communications, or short trips. During this period, you are most attracted to wit, cheerfulness, and verbal rapport. You are especially good at mediating conflicts. Smoothing over differences using your diplomacy skills figures now. "


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