If Friday’s for the squad, then surely Friday’s Aquarius New Moon is the ultimate envoy of #squadgoals?
Yes, true, Aquarius can be completely out of everyone’s league when it comes to its own lightning-bolt individuality. But it’s also the sign of community, groups, and humanitarian efforts, because without a meaningful context for its maverick ways, the water bearer would be just another head case with a jug.
At 8 degrees Aquarius, this new moon will be especially potent for anyone with personal planets situated between 6 and 10 degrees of any of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
Regardless of where it’s hitting your chart, however, it’s worthwhile to consider what sorts of ~wacky Aquarian things~ seem most pertinent to where you’d like to go from here.
If you’ve been yearning for a more fitting group to belong to, today’s your day to become your own community leader.
If you’ve been struggling to manage your sense of defeat and dread as you watch the political situation unfold around you, today’s your day to get involved with an organization.
If your team has been struggling to redefine its goals, today’s your day to chart up a manifesto.
If you’ve been thirsty for a new approach, today’s your day to experiment, think different, and use technology to your advantage.
If you’ve been chafing against the constraints of conformity, today’s your day to “do you” (and then go flock with birds of a similar feather).
If you’ve been in too deep emotionally, today’s your day to observe your life impartially and try a smidge of detachment on for size.
Regardless of how this resonates with you individually, this new moon is certainly turning the page on something. Mars will enter Aries later that night, initiating a new cycle through the zodiac. The Chinese New Year is setting the shenanigans of the Monkey aside for the unapologetic flair of the Rooster, and this also happens to be the day that Mercury finally leaves its retrograde shadow, putting the snarls and clusterfucks of the past two months to rest at long last. It’s also interesting to note that we’re now in the midst of a brief and potent astrological moment, with all planets moving direct until February 6. Got something to launch? I certainly do! (Wink, wink).
One minor fly in the ointment: Venus squares Saturn today, putting a bit of a damper on our efforts to socialize and reach out to each other in all of our community-oriented fervor. The challenge here will be to form relations within the boundaries of our current limitations — whether it mean keeping each other at an appropriate, professional distance, or simply cutting yourself off at one drink because of that thing you’ve got going on in the morning.
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