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Aquarius New Moon

The New Moon in Aquarius was on Saturday, February 13 at 6:51 pm PST. I’ve considered some of the key themes of this lunation and am linking to some other writers, each with a distinct focus.

First of all, in honor of the stellium of Aquarius planets, particularly Chiron and Neptune conjunct the Sun and Moon, here’s author Lynne McTaggart’s website, The Intention Experiment, where you can “Join the Largest Mind Over Matter Experiment in History.”

This page has podcasts with “her interviews with some of the world’s most renowned frontier scientists” (i.e., Bruce Lipton and Rupert Sheldrake).

These ideas are pertinent now as cutting edge thinkers, scientists of consciousness, and mystics find they might really be talking about the same thing. It’s a display of Aquarius on center stage and at its best.

A look at the headlines, however, can usually be gruesome. Mars has just opposed Mercury in the sky as he’s still close to the earth and heading backwards in the zodiac. It’s easy to see Mars in the news — both the tragic high speed accident before the Olympics opened and the U.S. launching a major offensive in Afghanistan, (in which twelve civilians were killed by an off-course rocket on the second day), are obvious displays of the violence and trouble Mars can bring.

Astrologer Richard Nolle has a thorough understanding of mundane events and planets’ cycles.  Check out his 2010 World Forecast Highlights; it’s all relevant, of course, but I’m especially pointing now to his work on Mars.

This article is long; if you don’t have time for the whole thing just yet, do scroll down about half way to the chart for the Sun-Mars opposition of January 29, 2010 and the moving graphic just below on the Synodic Cycle of Mars.

Of course, we give great thanks for the current Venus and Jupiter conjunction, exact on the 16th at 7° Pisces. (The last time the two benefics came together in this sign was in April 1998.)

Barry Perlman writes about “one of astrology’s loveliest, luckiest, most inspiring and magically advantageous aspects” in his article, Intentions to Receive with Venus/Jupiter in Pisces.

Tom Lescher has a nice take on Jupiter in Pisces in his Forecast for February/March 2010 at his New Paradigm Astrology site.

One more subtle point with this lunation is the Black Moon Lilith. Both Black Moon Liliths (i.e., Mean and True) are now in Aquarius, very close to the New Moon. BML has also been traveling opposite retrograde Mars.

In case this is unfamiliar to you, here’s a chart of the New Moon.

You’ll see a glyph at 16°25’ Aquarius (this is the True Lilith; the Mean is now at 15°05’ Aquarius).

Marina Funk has a fine article, Black Moon Lilith Rising, where she demonstrates Lilith in the 1st house or Ascendant of some famous people’s charts.

Tellingly, she divides her models into The Mystics, The Mesmerizing Artistes, and The Blackest of the Black.

Marina elaborates on Kelley Hunter’s proposal that the longitude between the Mean and True positions can be considered the Black Moon “corridor.”

Luckily perhaps, Black Moon Lilith is not everyone’s cup of tea (she requires a stronger libation than that), nor does everyone have her prominently in the horoscope. If you’re curious, do check out Kelley Hunter’s seminal article, The Dark Goddess Lilith(TMA, April/May 1999) as well.

Have a good week everyone, and all you Metal Tigers, may it be your best year yet!



  1. The NM YOD (VE and JU sextile PL quincunx Mars retrograde) caused a great deal of upset for lots of people. Saturn is still in orb of a square to Pluto so the Gray One’s energy contribution to the Yod was fierce, indeed. Adding BML to mix brought life and death matters to the fore. My next door neighbor had a close encounter just before the NM. On Wednesday he nearly died when a routine medical procedure went bad. He lost over 5 pints of blood. (Mars) due to a nicked intestine (Mars-Pluto). He is well on the mend now but the last few days have had many of us spinning.

    I hope all is well with all TMA-ers.


  2. lots of reading with all those links, thanks Mary. You mentioned Chiron and Neptune being important because they are conjunct the new moon. to me Chiron is astrology. in Greek mythology he was the astrologer, healer and oracle. for Christians he is Christ, again, the astrologer, healer and oracle. with Neptune adds the mass consciousness and the new moon boosts this right to the forefront. this is what Edgar Cayce called “Christ Consciousness”. i feel the buzz of excitement in the astrological community from this new moon, lots of realizations.

    the effects of Chiron and Neptune are stronger than we would get just from a new moon at this degree. 26 aquarius has been activated big time for about the last 9 months. a series of jupiter chiron netpune conjunctions and restro stations have occured here. it’s like this point is being rammed home to us by the universe. i get the feeling that whatever this means is extremely important for us and we need to explore it more thoroughly.

    now here goes my technical rant. i’ll ust list the ones within the one degree orb of this new moon:

    26aqu12, 23may09, jupiter con chiron
    26aqu13, 30may09, chiron stn retro
    26aqu01, 10jul09, jupiter con neptune
    24aqu54, 22jul09, jupiter con chiron
    25aqu18, 13feb10, new moon
    26aqu14, 17feb10, chiron con neptune
    26aqu04, 05nov10, chiron stn direct
    25aqu54, 07nov10, neptune stn direct

  3. I’ve always thought Chiron is astrology as well, I’m surprised at how few astrologer mention this. The enlightening trio of Jupiter, Neptune & Chiron in Aquarius. I see as the expansion (Jupiter)of the collective subconscious (Neptune) with a view to heal and educate (Chiron) humanity (Aquarius).

  4. Well,today is my birthday and my sun is at 26.46 AQU – so Jamie’s remark has me feeling vindicated that I feel so wiped out lately! I’m hoping today is a true new beginning for me and that with Neptune & Chiron that much emotional healing occurs.

  5. happy birthday Diane! i receieved a similar message from a friend with north node at 26 aqu. she has had a very rough last year with health concerns, but is now feeling much better and very hopeful about the future. she messaged me just as i was posting a blog about this topic.

  6. Thanks for the link, Mary. The work that you and the Mtn Astrologer staff do is truly a service to the entire astrological community. Much gratitude, B.

  7. Thanks for a fascinating new moon essay, Mary. And thanks too for including a mention of (and link to) my work with Mars Max.

  8. Hi all,

    Thanks for the comments all around..

    Yes, Jamie that is a hot degree, thanks for listing all the conjunctions & upcoming stations..I also mentioned a few weeks ago:
    Transiting Neptune has been at its discovery degree, 25°53’ Aquarius, for the last year.

    I have some clients with Chiron at 25° – 26° (1959 – 60) and their stories with the return have been amazing and profound…openings to all sorts of different levels of experience, some invited, some seeming to land unbidden..

    I think Chiron as astrology is interesting..I tend to see Chiron as the energetic means through which we get transported into out-of-the-ordinary time, and there are lots of vehicles for that to occur and they are showing up in many and surprising ways these days..

    Love to all..

  9. Meanwhile, Jamie, with this degree highlighted as you showed, I was wondering about what *the Sabian Symbol has to say to for this degree.. *27deg Aqu.. AN ANCIENT POTTERY BOWL FILLED WITH FLOWERS.. The importance of traditional skills & artistic values deeply rooted in man’s instinctive feelings as frames of reference for our most authentic emotions.. DELICACY OF FEELING…

    Dane Rudhyar, ‘An Astrological Mandala’..

    While also being the Sun’s degree for Valentines day.. what is love? And what has a Christian martyr got to do with Valentines Day anyway. Yes a good question? Christ Consciousness perhaps, rather than just being caught up in romantic love alone?

    While the New Moon’s degree symbol reads.. Linda Hill calls the previous degree the ‘karmic degree’.. also pointing to the Neptune discovery degree, thanks Mary.. at *26deg Aqu.. A GARAGE MAN TESTING A CAR’S BATTERY WITH A HYDROMETER.. Skill in applying knowledge of natural laws to the solution of everyday problems resulting from life in our technological Society.. MENTAL EFFICIENCY…

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