Lunar New Year of the Rabbit + Super New Moon in Aquarius at 1 degree on January 21, 2023, at 12:53 PM PST/3:53 PM EST
The Aquarius Super New Moon arrives one day before Uranus goes direct. At the same time, the Aquarius New Moon activates the “point of no return” when Pluto enters the Aquarian Years on March 24, 2023. (Sidenote: Mars empowers this time by finally leaving Gemini and entering Cancer. This is big energy!)
When the Aquarius New Moon occurs it heralds the time of Pallas Athena. This is due to the Aquarius New Moon being known as the “Father’s Child Moon”. The goddess Athena was born out of the head of her father. The asteroid Pallas Athena is transiting through Cancer at 14 degrees. She reminds you that all true spiritual paths always include abundance and prosperity. This way of life is your divine inherited right. Make prosperity one of your goals during the gentle Yin time of the Year of the Rabbit.
The time of Winter seeds the Future
The Aquarius New Moon happens during Midwinter and stabilizes the 3rd Quarter phase of the 2022 Zodiac Year. This phase last three months of the Winter season taking you to Spring Equinox and the New Moon in Aries in March 2023. What no longer serves your life since April 2022? You can permanently delete these old, stuck energies during this lunar cycle.
Focus your attention on these Journal Questions:
- Your personal experiences translate to others’ wounding around you. Are others experiencing the same pains as you? How can you help them based on your own self-healing work?
- Reflect on how your leadership has developed this year. Have you taken the lead so that your skills could contribute in a positive manner? Have you allowed others to take the lead while you support them to be their best?
The Year of the Rabbit & The Charioteer
The Year of the Rabbit is a time for allowing your gentle nature to take over. When you focus on what you are grateful for in your life, this becomes the key that opens up the door to fertility, abundance, and opportunity. The nature of the Rabbit Year is to allow more gentle, kind, and peaceful energy into your body, mind, and Spirit. Allow heavenly energy to flow you as much as possible so that the sacred Rabbit can bring healing, opportunity, and rewards your way. Anything is possible in this gentle, flowing year.
2023 is a “7” year that is governed by the power of the Charioteer in the Tarot’s Major Arcana. The Charioteer is a powerful driving energy that takes whatever energy is available and moves it forward. The key to Charioteer energy is awareness because this Major Arcana uses both forces: Yin and Yang, to move energy and steer it towards your visions of success. Rabbit supports you to be gentle and kind with yourself and Charioteer guides you to stay in your deep awareness of your thoughts and feelings.
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Uranus goes DIRECT ~ All planets GO!
Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius and brings forth the power of the future of 2023 through your Crown chakra. Take time this lunation to clear your Crown Chakra with high-frequency tools like the Bija Mantra, tuning forks, sage/incense, and guided meditations to name a few. Another amazing way to shift the energy of your Crown chakra is to wash your hair with coconut milk. Pour a full can of full-fat coconut milk over your hair, wrap it in a towel, and wash it out 30-60 minutes later after meditating, praying, or listening to sacred music. Give it try!
Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius. It’s no cosmic accident that the ruling sign of the Lunar New Year decides to make a power move. As Uranus goes direct, all planets will be in forward motion until April 21, 2023 when Mercury goes retrograde in Taurus.
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Venus Exalts in Pisces + Queen’s Full Moon Prep
At the time of the Aquarius New Moon followed by Uranus going direct, Venus conjuncts Saturn at 24 degrees Aquarius. This degree demands that you respect your own uniqueness and that of others. Human beings are not designed to be replicas of one another. Each soul is a unique expression of divinity. When you see the commonalities that you share, it is much easier to enjoy what makes you different. In fact, you can learn and grow from the kaleidoscopic varieties!
Venus enters into her exalted sign of Pisces to become the Queen of Heaven on January 26th. This moment is important as it sets the Queen’s energy for the upcoming Leo Full Moon on February 5th, 2023. Venus rebirths compassion onto the planet on January 26th at the same time that Mercury squares Chiron.
Neptune provides fertile ground for Chiron to heal your spiritual wounds. Mercury is the quicksilver energy that reminds you, “Your word is your wand.” Anything you say in the outer world, especially within the framework of Capricorn: career, adulting, and social media presence; will set the energy. The clash between Mercury and Chiron warns you to watch your words so that they do not wreak havoc in another person’s life, especially towards people you do not know on social media.
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AQUARIUS = The Star & The Fool
The Star and The Fool are the Major Arcana in the Tarot that represent the energy of Aquaris and its ruler, Uranus. The Star Card is the energy of healing through adopting a higher consciousness of awareness. Through contemplation and dreaming, you can attune your mind and heart to a higher frequency of the Divine. The Star card signals it’s time to uplift your consciousness to heal and evolve.
The Fool Card is the card representing the beginning of the Soul’s journey through the Major Arcana of the Tarot. It is the first card showing the Soul just starting out on his Hero’s Journey. A new beginning abounds! To start anew requires a renewed sense of innocence to be completely free to start again. If you bring your old consciousness with you on a new journey, you may be susceptible to repeat old patterns. Set your sails to be more carefree and renewed as you journey through 2023 with the heart of The Fool!
Where are the Star and Fool cards in your Natal Chart (1 degree Aquarius, 14 degrees Taurus)? This is the area of your life where you will be most affected! If you need more guidance and extra support, schedule a 1:1 Astrology Session with Shannon.
- New Moon at 1 degree Aquarius Week: 01/21-27/2023
- New Moon Lunar Mansion – 24th: “Lucky Star of Great Light”
- Human Design Gateway and Gene Keys #60 – “Acceptance”
- New Moon Sabian Symbol: “An unexpected thunderstorm.”
- Crescent Moon in Aries “Torch Bearer’s Moon”: 01/24-27/2023
- 1st Quarter Lunar Week in 7 degrees Taurus “Woodcutter’s Moon”: 01/28-02/04/2023
- 1st Quarter Lunar Mansion 3rd- “The Palace”
- Human Design Gateway and Gene Keys #27 – “Responsibility”
- 1st Quarter Lunar Sabian Symbol: “A sleigh without snow.”
- Full Moon at 15 degrees Leo: 02/05/2023
Recommended Readings for this Lunar Cycle:
AQUARIUS New Moon = FIXING A NEW CYCLE OF IDEALIZATION
SABIAN SYMBOL: 1 DEGREE AQUARIUS
“An unexpected thunderstorm.”
With optimism and confidence, setbacks will always further our ends.
The New Moon and Sun appear at 1 degree Aquarius. The Sabian Symbol brings forth the need for change. In the preceding sign of Capricorn, things are built strong to last over time. It takes the power of an Aquarian storm to break apart old structures that no longer fit the vision of the future. To withstand the power of a Tempest storm, you must stay in your awareness and be able to shift and adapt to what is needed from you in the present moment. It can be thrilling to be this aware! Seasoned fishermen know how to ride the waves of ocean storms by first not being afraid and second, knowing that it will change soon. Just roll with it and enjoy the ride! This zodiac degree is helping you break apart illusions in your life so that you do not continue to perpetuate old, stagnant energy that doesn’t serve you or others.
The Earth is positioned at 1 degree in the creative and romantic sign of Leo. Leo stabilizes this powerful Aquarius degree through the power of sharing together your experiences. When you share your life experiences, especially the more difficult ones, it opens up a space for empathy and compassion within a group. This ability to feel for others is what makes our collective humanity divine.
The other two Fixed signs Taurus and Scorpio lend their support during this lunation through the Nodes. Taurus knows that true transformation is born from within. If you want an outer world experience to change, you must change it first within yourself. Scorpio deepens your Soul’s power by revealing that each experience contains an outpouring of your holy spirit. You can tap into all four levels of the Aquarius lunation (Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio) to stabilize and root how you want to be in 2023.