Monday’s mid-degree Aquarius new moon marks the Chinese New Year (Earth Pig) and finds itself in the midst of busy personal planets with some potentially large implications. On February 3rd Venus left fiery Sagittarius for conventional Capricorn, on the 10th Mercury leaves inventive Aquarius for emotional Pisces and on the 14th Mars settles into Taurus. The trends getting underway now will reverberate throughout the year. That’s because each personal planet is pairing up with a powerhouse outer planet, Venus and Pluto in Capricorn, Mercury and Neptune in Pisces and Mars and Uranus in Taurus.
The outer planets are said to shape global events, and due to their long transits, their impact typically develops slowly. However, these unfolding alliances with the personal planets will bring their influences up close and personal. Remember that once Uranus moves back into Taurus on March 6th, the outer planets will remain in their respective signs for the next five to seven years. However, futuristic Aquarius is already giving us a glimpse onto the horizon. The fixed air sign also offers innovative solutions, ingenuity and unorthodox methodology. Ruled by erratic Uranus, it can signal a bumpy ride ahead. But, if you’ve been grappling with a tough nut to crack, this eccentric Aquarius moon may bring a blockbuster breakthrough. Either way, the new moon occurs at 1:04 PM PST on February 4th at 15 Aquarius 45.