We're rolling in the new year now, and here comes February with a New Moon in airy Aquarius and a Full Moon in practical Virgo.
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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 9th 2024 (6PM ET/3PM PT)
The New Moon for February comes to us in Aquarius, the sign of the future, our hopes and dreams, and the sign of change. We're focused on what we hope and dream of, and we can be open to making changes that get us closer to achieving those dreams. We can work independently, but can also work well with groups and make new connections that are beneficial to us. We're excited about the future, and we feel like we're on a new road.
This is super strong now that Pluto is in Aquarius for this New Moon, and we're entering a whole new era. This is a huge time for change, but this isn't small change. It's huge, maybe life-altering at times, and normally that scares us, but with Aquarius, we're ready to go. The Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all also moving to Aquarius or are already in Aquarius for this New Moon, so we're super focused on the future, our dreams, and changes, and we can take the action we need and make great progress quickly.
The new moon is square (challenging aspect, 3 signs away) transit (moving) Uranus in Taurus, and Uranus is the natural ruler of Aquarius, so this might bring some challenges when it comes to what we're working on. Since this is such big change and so important for the future, there can naturally be some resistance to work through, old blocks to remove first, and some inner questions to answer. Once we do, we can go forward, but we need to make sure we don't avoid it and act impulsively, otherwise we can create bigger problems.
The new moon occurs at 20 degrees 41 minutes Aquarius. The aspects to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Aquarius
Sextile: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Square: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Gemini or Libra
Opposition: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Leo
Full Moon in Virgo: February 24th 2024 (7:31AM ET/4:31AM PT)
The Virgo Full Moon is often a time of heightened productivity. Virgo is the sign of work, and Full Moons rule endings, so we're working hard to get things done. We can tackle projects, tasks, and chores at home or at a job, and we want to feel we're getting all of the little things out of the way. We can be focused and pay close attention to detail, and end up getting many things off of our list of things to do.
The bad thing is, we can take on too much and not take any time for breaks and rest. We need to make sure we're giving ourselves that time so we don't burn out. If we keep going too much, we can get too rundown and lose all momentum. It may be counter-intuitive, but getting enough of a break and rest actually helps us be more productive.
This can be a good time to focus on improving stress as well, and we can work on having better stress management. We may tackle issues that are causing stress for us right now, and we can work on resolving and having a better understanding of how to work with it.
Virgo is also the sign of health, so we may focus on trying to work on health issues. This can be a good time to eliminate a bad habit, to quit something that is causing us harm, and we can be more dedicated to this.
The full moon is trine (beneficial aspect, 4 signs away) transit Ceres in Capricorn, and with Ceres ruling nourishment, support, and resources, we can get support for the work we do with this Full Moon, and we can nourish ourselves in every way, though especially physically. We can feel more resourceful, and can tend to the little things that improve the resources we have access to.
The full moon occurs at 5 degrees 23 minutes Virgo. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Virgo
Sextile: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Square: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Opposition: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Pisces
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect