sudden insights and untamed visions
reflected in the lake of knowledge.
Through 30 years of study and research in Astrology, I’ve discovered that predicting major events is much easier than predicting how the events will unfold in detail. I can compare this with meteorologists who have become very good at forecasting blizzards and hurricanes, but can’t really predict rain with high accuracy unless they have a lot more information.
To create personal astrology forecasts for clients, I require their birth date, birth time, and place of birth in order to predict what’s coming up for them in life. When I was encouraged to write articles about astrology I felt honored and I chose to create our new monthly astrology readings by using the one thing that affects us all—the Moon.
We all know how hard and overwhelming it could be to make or accept a major change such as dealing with loss, breaking a bad habit, or starting a new life, etc. By looking at the influence the Moon brings into our charts, we can analyze the major changes and themes of our emotional and spiritual storms.
Every month, the new moon is the perfect time for new beginnings and dealing with change.
On January 31 (23.45 Central Time) or February 1 2022 (depending on where you live), the new moon will be in the humanitarian, innovative, and freedom loving Aquarius.
The Aquarius energy is very electric and provocative. It stirs a sense of urgency in all of us along with a desire to see immediate and radical change. It will defy anything that stands in its way. We have already been feeling this energy because the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus (feeling grumpy in security loving Taurus) has been making a challenging aspect with the uncompromising controlling planet Saturn in Aquarius.
In February, overbearing Saturn will be joined by both the Sun and Moon. The tension between freedom loving Uranus and the 3 planets—especially restrictive Saturn—can cause serious internal storms of feelings within and bigger storms outside of ourselves. Our egos are ruled by the feisty Sun who is also participating in this planetary energy brawl.
The good news is that Aquarius is a true humanitarian sign. If we harness that spiritual energy of love for our fellow humans, we can transcend the intense energies of the clashing planets.
Every new moon is a wonderful time to pause and reflect.
Saturn encourages parents to create rules and structures for their children to make them feel safe and to take away any confusion. However, kids will typically rebel against these same rules in their teenage years when they try to gain more independence upon hearing the call of Uranus. That is what is happening in the world right now.
People are waking up to their own spirituality and developing their intuition (another gift from Uranus). They are discovering their own unique self and want to break free from controlling forces, especially in February when these forces will feel even stronger as Saturn moves closer to Uranus.
Thankfully, planets constantly move and when they travel further apart, the tension between them fades. However, the destruction that we humans create when we are unconsciously driven by their energies can be irreversible. Awareness and consciousness is therefore so important to ride those energies, like a surfer riding waves, instead of being pulled under.
We can use the Aquarius energies of this new moon during this big spiritual transition to write down our wishes, questions, and prayers for cosmic help.
After defining our questions and desires, we can watch how the synchronicities will increase as the power struggles diminish.
We can ask whatever we want as long as our wishes are specific and aligned with the energies that are present. If we want to see dolphins in their habitat, we can’t go to the desert and expect to see one.
Here are some examples of questions we might ask and wishes we might want to manifest:
- How can I use Uranus energy to create a new and better future in a positive way? Without shocking others, nor disrupting the peace, how can I break myself (and others) free from outdated beliefs, ideologies, and technologies?
- What is the best way to use Saturn’s energy to create a safe but not completely controlled environment?
- How can I be responsible and ask for accountability from others without pushing, shaming, or devaluing anyone’s efforts?
- In order to find Truth, I want to develop Aquarius’ ability to observe with non-attachment and resist the urge to jump to conclusions or to become defiant.
- Please show me how I can express the genuine altruistic Aquarius nature. How I can open myself up to receive and give true compassion and agape love.
- How can I move forward in my community, in society, with my family and friends without losing my own unique self and without neglecting my own personal needs?
- Help me to find the right and supportive environment where I can truly be myself and don’t have to hide what I feel or think, so that I can make positive, caring improvements in my life.
- What creative solutions can I come up with that address… (some problem) and benefits everyone.
Note: We can’t ask others to reciprocate tolerance or kindness because everyone has their own lessons, path, and needs; but we can ask:
- I would love to learn how to accept and respect people with different beliefs and ideologies.
- Please show me how to stay connected with others and be more tolerant of our differences.
- I want to create a deeper connection with my own intuition and wisdom for daily guidance.
- How do I set healthy boundaries to protect myself and create my own personal space?
- Please help me to release connections with toxic people or bad habits
- What can I do to stop taking turns with others in revolting (Uranus), projecting fears (Saturn), protecting egos (the sun) and knee jerk emotional reactions (moon).
When asking the cosmic guides to grant our wishes, it is important that we maintain a mindset of gratitude. We may ask for a wish to be granted, but we can’t dictate how our dreams will manifest. For example, if we ask for wisdom we might be put into certain difficult situations where we have to learn and exercise wisdom. We can only trust and focus on our intentions and efforts.
Once we set our intention and put in our own efforts, help and guidance will appear in surprising and synchronistic ways.
If you feel a lot of resistance while writing your wishes and your mind is filled with doubts, ask yourself if you are truly ready for change or if it would be better to wait for another new Moon in a sign with energies that align more with your soul and goals.
Some wishes take longer to manifest than others. You can repeat this process every new Moon until you realize your goal. If after 3 new Moons you still haven’t come closer to realizing your dream, it could be an indication that important steps and questions have been skipped and need to be addressed first.
For example, when I wasn’t able to paint my vision onto paper or canvas, I went back to basics and learned how to draw with a pencil to improve my skill. Another experience I had where my wishes were not aligned came when I worked in sales for a large pharma company for a short period of time. Previously, I had wanted to start my own Astrology business, but I needed capital first. So, on a New Moon, I asked the universe for a job with a better income, which was granted. However, that job was all about meeting a grueling sales quota that I couldn’t achieve because of my nagging conscience and lack of sales experience. I not only lost my job and income but also everything else I worked so hard for. After that bad experience, I wished for a more nurturing environment where I would have the time and energy after work to practice Astrology. That wish was also granted; I got a job at a hospital and a much better experience.
This opportunity to realize our dreams, goals, and full potential with cosmic help is empowering.
On the next new moon, on March 2 in Pisces, we will build further on that sense of empowerment. We will then look back and reflect on which wishes came through, which questions were answered, and where we have to direct our focus with the help of the more gentle Pisces energies.
Happy Aquarius Moon!
.About the Author
Drawn in by a fear of the unknown, combined with curiosity about the future and the metaphysical realm, Ursula studied for three years with Dutch Astrologer, Liesbeth van Ravenhorst, in the early nineties.
As she was embarking on her own spiritual journey, her astrology practice became more about diving deep into our soul, connecting with our authentic self, and our soul purpose. Her love for humanity and every sentient being on earth motivated her to further expand her astrological knowledge by studying collective consciousness.
If she is not studying the planetary energies, she is either writing or you can find her in her art studio painting and illustrating. All her work is inspired by her love for astrological insights, nature and her pets.