Today the New Moon moved out of Capricorn and into Aquarius. Both are signs ruled by Saturn, and we can feel strong Saturn themes throughout the day today, and, indeed, we have been feeling this for some time and will for some time to come as the slower moving planets transit this area of the zodiac. New Moon energy is still available for manifestation and setting intentions. To best be in alignment with these Saturnian energies that are available to us we can do things like take care of things we have been putting off or take real action towards starting that new project. Saturn in Aquarius reminds is to think of the needs of our communities and the groups we are a part of.
Today turbulent emotions are held in check by the detached tendencies of the Moon in Aquarius as well as its conjunction to Saturn in the same sign. Many will feel the need to burst forth rashly despite this as the Moon, which rules our emotions and our subconscious, joins Saturn’s square to bullish Mars in Taurus which is already conjunct rebellious Uranus in its fall. The Moon will also move to join Jupiter in a conjunction in Aquarius later today, which can help to ease tensions and keep people mindful of the greater good. The Moon will be forming a friendly sextile to Chiron, and chirotic contacts are never painless. The contact of the Moon to Chiron, the wounded healer, draws out collective trauma around selfhood and (dis)empowerment that the energies of today touch on. Let us hope that this trauma that is brought out brings an opportunity for healing via this sextile as when poison is drawn from a wound.
The Moon, very busy today, is also approaching a conjunction with Mercury in Aquarius, indicating that many of us will feel compelled to speak on injustices from a place of righteousness. These themes will be active on the collective level quite strongly as Aquarius is the sign that rules groups and the collective and there is a stellium of planets here. But those with a lot of Aquarius, Taurus, Leos, or Scorpio in their chart will also be highly influenced.
For today’s energy reading I drew the Temperance card reversed. Inverted cards often show an inward type of energy, and this card reminds us of the crucial importance of moderation. With the dramatic forces at work in the world both in the energetic and physical realms, we would be wise to moderate our words, thoughts, and actions by harmonizing ourselves within.