!! OMG Stars: New Moon in Aquarius, February 2021 !!

OMG Stars by Amelia Ehrhardt

New Moon in Aquarius, February 11th, 2021

There is nothing to talk about right now other than Aquarius.

On the day of the full moon, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury (retrograde), Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn were all in Aquarius. For context: that is A LOT.

Lately I’ve been a bit bewildered by Aquarius. This sign is at once about chaos, but also about system. It is about individuality and rebellion, but also about community. Lately, however – this is how I have come to understand Aquarius:

In ancient astrology, before humans knew that the invisible planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) were in the solar system, we only knew about the planets out to Saturn. Saturn was the furthest out and the dimmest in our sky. So ancient astrologers accorded planetary rulerships to the twelve signs using only Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Sun, and the Moon. Ancient astrologers assigned Saturn to Aquarius – Saturn is about discipline, order, and structure: Aquarius and Capricorn, the two signs in the coldest months of the year, had rulership from the coldest and furthest planet from the sun known to astrologers at the time. Aquarius’ association with emotional distance, and interest in large systems of thought are Saturnian.

In the 1700s, humans first noticed that Uranus was there. This period in western history is also characterized by social upheaval and revolution, but also by the rise of the scientific method and the enlightenment. So when modern astrologers began according the newly-discovered planets to signs, Uranus went with Aquarius. Aquarius’s association with rebellion and upheaval are Uranian.

New Moon in Aquarius February 2021

So: throughout my study of Astrology, I’ve often been confused by Aquarius. At once innovative and disciplined, at once rebellious but structured, at once humanitarian but emotionally distant. But recently as I’ve thought about how Aquarius got a change in planetary ruler, it makes more sense to me: Aquarius is a side of ourselves, a side of our culture that is complex. It describes the human reality of being connected to each other while also being isolated from each other at all times. It describes that innovation is bred of discipline, that growth follows restriction.

This current astrological moment lasts for most of February: by the time I write the next full moon horoscopes it will be over. But it means that this Aquarius season is extra Aquarian. So this months’ horoscopes are some encouraging words to help you lean into your own Aquarian side. They are written to help affirm the parts of yourself that are the most uniquely your own, while also the most connected to community.

And one last thing – whatever you have read, this is *not* the dawning of the age of Aquarius.

Find your horoscopes after the jump!

Horoscopes are written using whole house calculations and are meant as inspiration and affirmation of what you already know. They are written for both sun and rising signs, but specific information is calculated for the rising signs. You can also horoscopes read for your moon sign for extra emotional information. You can access your birth chart at www.astro.com or many other apps and websites using your birth date, time, and location. If you’re interested in getting a reading, you can book one with Amelia here.

Aries and Aries Rising

You can be a force of nature or naturally forceful depending on who you’re talking to, but when your sense of self is threatened, your Martian nature comes out and your anger appears. This new moon, this Aquarius season, look deeply into what is going on in your groups.

In the organizations you belong to, networks you are a part of, and social networks. In this part of life you are an individual and yet also deeply tied to your friends. Try not, with this new moon, to let any minor disagreements or misunderstandings become a long-term issue.

This may feel like a major moment, but if you let it be just a moment, it can actually be seen as pretty minor.

Taurus and Taurus Rising

Your sign might be known in pop astrology for laziness, but that belies the incredible strength and fortitude of the bull. Remind someone of that next time they tease a Taurean for taking a nap, and suggest that they consider what happens when a matador appears.

This new moon and Aquarius season, look deeply into what is going on for you at work. You might have some major seeds being sown for future reaping, but you might also be dealing with extra annoying technical problems that are slowing you down. There might be a combination of a ton of opportunity and a sense of stagnation.

Let your stalwart patience pull you through the more irritating parts of the month, and dream about what could grow from this period.

Gemini and Gemini Rising

All of this Aquarius action is doing good things for Gemini, and this new moon joining the bunch of planets in the sign is making the opportunity for new projects to emerge. This new moon and Aquarius season, consider your growth.

Consider your opportunities to learn – once upon a time I’d suggest you plan a trip, but now I might say: plan a course. Plan some learning. And celebrate the milestones you have achieved in this part of your life.

You are at once experiencing some fortune and discipline in the part of your chart that activates your growth and learning, so use the energy of this new moon to think about the kind of future learning you want to do.

Cancer and Cancer Rising

Cancer people are known for their care, vulnerability, and sweetness. What Cancer rising people have as a hidden superpower is a depth of capacity when it comes to really holding people through tough stuff.

This new moon and Aquarius season, think about all the hard work you do to hold people up around you. You might be able to access an oddly emotionally distant side of yourself when it comes to dealing with other peoples’ crises, and you might know yourself to be uniquely good at helping people in these times.

Celebrate that side of yourself this month, Cancer rising: even if other people give you a hard time for being super sensitive, they really need that sensitivity when they come to you with a problem.

Leo and Leo Rising

Aquarius and Leo are opposite signs, so this new moon shines in contrast to Leo’s brightness. Look to Aquarius within yourself to understand how to use this time for self-reflection. This new moon and Aquarius season, look to your closest people to help you through those reflections. You’ll have a lot of energy focused on your closest partnerships, be they romantic, collaborative, or social.

You bring your Aquarian side to partnerships, and your partners see you at your weirdest.  That perspective on your truly individual self can show you so much right now, Leo Rising.

Even if you are feeling unsure about whether you want to stay or leave, or if you’re facing some difficult misunderstandings with your one-on-one social connections, they are all offering you a deep opportunity for personal growth.

Virgo and Virgo Rising

Virgo continues to be a sign not very affected by the present astrology, so let that be a call to the kind of gentle pottery action that your lot are so good at. Your natural capacity towards mutual aid could come in as profoundly helpful these days. This new moon and Aquarius season, Virgo rising readers have their day-to-day lives in the spotlight. This exposes a side of yourself that people don’t always see: that even though you like things to be pretty taken care of, even though you face the world in a very orderly fashion, on a day-to-day basis you are a big weirdo.

You need to live your life according to no one else’s’ rules, and folks might be surprised at just how chaotic you can actually be. Try to let the misunderstandings and irritations in your daily life right now be simply commonplace, and focus on how right now you are creating the kind of everyday life you want to lead.

Every day you are learning how to grow, learning how to learn, and setting up some discipline to really make good on that. Be comforted by your very weird self and set your own rules.

Libra and Libra Rising

Your ruling planet is part of the current pile in Aquarius (which isn’t that particular to you, since 7/10 planets are in Aquarius), but as Venus traverses the cold and weird territory of Aquarius I encourage Libra readers to develop their own unique creative voices.

This new moon and Aquarius season, you have a chance to focus on joy and creativity. You’ll could be experiencing some extra jolts of creative energy, or have some mentors coming into your life to help you with this. You could also just be really focused on having a good time. Either way I encourage it.

If you feel joy, lean into it, and if you feel creative, drink it up. Resist the part of our culture that tells us that all our hobbies need to be monetized and simply enjoy yourself right now, Libra.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising

Scorpio, like Aquarius, is another one of the signs that has a different ancient ruling planet than modern one, and like Aquarius Scorpio often perplexes me with its contradictions. A sign that is fixed in nature but all about transformation – but to be Scorpio is to understand that complexity and contradiction are absolutely human.

This new moon and Aquarius season, look to your own home (hopefully you are in it) for the deepest insights. While on a mundane level I wouldn’t be surprised if you were dealing with annoying things not working as they should in your house, it’s also a good moment to think about the past and consider how you have gotten to be where you are.

Pay attention to parts of your childhood that are appearing to you right now, Any memories popping up can tell you a lot about everything you have done to grow and everything you have yet to do. This kind of learning is life-long, so instead of focusing on how you are not yet transformed, consider the time you have left to do so.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising

The Aquarius roundup is good for Sagittarius placements, so wherever you have Sag is a part of your chart that is loving its life right now. This new moon and Aquarius season, focus on your communication skills. Look at how you communicate and how it’s different from those around you, and pay attention to your own communication style as a potential culprit in any misunderstandings.

This Mercury retrograde might see issues of miscommunication come up that drag on longer than they need to, so play the humanitarian and try to seek understanding amidst the confusion. This is a good time to really work on any writing projects that you might have on the go, as the focus will be on growing your discipline and valuing your uniqueness.

This side of you is adaptable, so while you edit, revise, or revisit any communication projects you’re working on, notice what is uniquely yours as well as the mannerisms you’ve picked up from elsewhere.

Capricorn and Capricorn Rising

Your ruling planet has moved in with your next-door-neighbor, and Saturn in Aquarius might feel like a shift of weight off your shoulders (perhaps one you have felt viscerally since the start of the new year). This new moon and Aquarius season, take a good look at your resources. You have some great astrology for money right now, as Capricorn rising readers have all the Aquarius pile up in a part of your chart specifically about $$$.

The second house is about your values and your energy as well as your money, so these could all be big thematics this month. It’s a good time to save and build for the future: to establish a little fund for a future that you want to live in.

You probably have some good financial discipline right now, however might be dealing with some annoying financial problems. Most likely they are small irritations and not huge ordeals, so try to be patient and not panic if anything comes up.

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising

You are at FULL STRENGTH! I am genuinely curious how any Aquarius folks, particularly those of you with multiple planets in Aquarius, are experiencing this moment, so feel free to DM me to chat about it. What’s up in your life right now, Aquarius? It’s rare for any of us to experience so many planets in our own sign so take note of this moment and what the energy is like.

This new moon and Aquarius season is truly all about developing your sense of self. Focus on, invest in, believe in yourself. Have discipline in the way you want to develop yourself.

If you doubt yourself in this time try to trust that doubt is a frequent step in development, and that discomfort is transformation. Lead the way, Aquarius.

Pisces and Pisces Rising

Coming to write for you, Pisces, has thinking towards soon-to-arrive Pisces season and the lovely transit of Venus through your sign that awaits us. However it’s typical of Aquarius season for me to be thinking too far into the future – here and now we are in deep Aquarius energy.

This new moon and Aquarius season, take extra good care of yourself, Pisces. The Aquarius cluster is in a complicated part of the chart for Pisces rising, and you might be feeling a bit bogged down into the depths of the psyche.

Find your energy wherever you can, be mindful to rest, eat good food, and give yourself as much alone time as you want. Taking care of yourself is a big priority this Aquarius season, and if you give yourself the patience to do it, you could come out with a deeper sense of self.

OMG Stars is an astrology column written by queer astrologer Amelia Ehrhardt (@soft_aspects). Every two weeks, on the new and full moons, Amelia interprets the upcoming astrology with a focus on how to navigate current events (astrological and global). Book an appointment with Amelia here.

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