And here comes February! February 2022 brings with it a new moon in Aquarius early (it may be January 31st depending on your time zone), and then a full moon in Leo. Let's dive in!
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
New Moon in Aquarius: February 1st 2022 @ 12:45AM ET/January 31st 2022 @ 9:45PM PT
The Aquarius new moon is an excellent time to focus on the future, and try to work toward your dreams. This is the manifestation new moon, and we're hopeful and thinking about new ways to make our dreams come true.
Venus ends its retrograde (appearing to move backward) on January 29th, right before this new moon, and Mercury ends its retrograde on February 3rd, right after the new moon. There may be some feeling of slowing around this new moon because of it, and we're cautious about what to do next. We may need to revise our plans, or scrap them altogether, and what we've been thinking thus far may change. Be flexible!
Aquarius is the sign of change, so we may set goals to change something for the better now. Aquarius is innovative and inventive and unconventional, so we may come up with brand new ways we've never tried before to make things happen. And Aquarius is independent, so we may go about doing this on our own, or in our own way.
Aquarius rules groups as well, so we may want to come together now. Coming out of Venus retrograde, which likely threw off our connections, the Aquarius energy can give us some objectivity and come together as friends.
The new moon occurs at 12 degrees 20 minutes in Aquarius. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 10 degrees 20 minutes - 14 degrees 20 minutes Aquarius
Sextile: 10 degrees 20 minutes - 14 degrees 20 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Square: 10 degrees 20 minutes - 14 degrees 20 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 10 degrees 20 minutes - 14 degrees 20 minutes Gemini or Libra
Opposition: 10 degrees 20 minutes - 14 degrees 20 minutes Leo
Full Moon in Leo: February 16th 2022 @ 11:57AM ET/8:57AM PT
The Leo full moon can be a very nice full moon, since Leo wants to be positive and creative. Instead of being so caught up in our emotions that we can't see straight, we're focusing on the good and trying to be positive, even when things are difficult.
Being creative can be super helpful, and this can be a great way to channel emotions and use them productively. We can feel more inspired more easily, and this can push us to create in some way.
Leo rules our children and our inner child, so this would be a great time to reconnect with both, though your actual children may be more rebellious with this full moon than your inner child. Make sure you're giving them the ability to be themselves, and give them the attention they may require.
We all likely need more attention from those we love, and seek our more praise and acceptance. We can feel super confident when we have that, but may be extra hard on ourselves when we don't. We need to make sure we have a healthy support system in our lives, but also have the ability to support ourselves.
Leo is also love, so a Leo full moon can be great for solidifying love relationships and connections. If you're in a new relationship, you may want to make it serious, and if you're in a serious relationship, you may want to do something to show that. If single, you may feel more romantic and open to new love, though this can also be channeled creatively instead.
The full moon occurs at 28 degrees 0 minutes Leo. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 26 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Leo
Sextile: 26 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Gemini or Libra
Square: 26 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 26 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Opposition: 26 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Aquarius
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations