New Moon in Aquarius Horoscopes

It's time to choose between instant gratification and long-term satisfaction

Although our perspectives are wide, the obstacles to fulfillment are strong as the New Moon in Aquarius on January 27, 2017, marks the beginning of another emotional cycle. Our need for independence increases while the Moon visits emotionally detached Aquarius, making us wonder if keeping our hearts open is worth the potential struggle. Nevertheless, Venus and Mars, the cosmic lovers, are canoodling in enchanting Pisces, tempting us with dreams of pleasure.

Unfortunately, relaxing into a romantic encounter won't come easily, because non-negotiable Pluto can turn Mars from a lover into a fighter at the time of this New Moon. Passions cool even more as sensual Venus squares stern Saturn, yet we can still find relationship satisfaction through hard work, determination, and patience. The gift of this New Moon is the knowledge that delayed gratification can bring lasting happiness if we're willing to commit to long-term goals, rather than living in the moment.

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Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)

Taking a step back to observe your social life from a new angle produces some mixed feelings. You're questioning whether your community fosters a sense of belonging or a feeling of being lost in the crowd. The global Aquarius New Moon falls in your 11th House of Groups, highlighting not only where you fit into the whole but your need to stand out. The code you live by requires rigorous testing of friendships to make sure they're worth your effort, even if you privately long for an effortless sense of kinship. This emotional proving ground sets the scene for stronger bonds in the future.

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)

There appear to be more options in your vocational sphere when you look around. You're realizing just how far you've come and how far you have yet to go at the same time, prompting an evaluation of your professional direction while the Aquarius New Moon emphasizes your 10th House of Career. But you might feel like you need to put blinders on and ignore your social life to take full advantage of this cosmic momentum. This may or may not be true, but it certainly seems so as ambitious Saturn bears down on affectionate Venus. Climb high, climb far; your aim the sky, your goal the star.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)

You're thirsty for knowledge and you're willing to journey far and wide to find it. Fortunately, libraries of information are available online to sate your cravings without having to invest in overseas excursions. This priority shift is thanks to the intellectual Aquarius New Moon taking center stage in your 9th House of Higher Education. You may find yourself willing to allocate precious time to focus on learning, even though you're slightly worried that others might deem it foolish. The only person who can really hold you back is yourself, so cut the anchors and elevate your mind.

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)

A dissonant chord is struck between your head and your heart, and you're not sure how to make your next move. It often seems like the closer you hold something the safer it is, or the better you can make sense of it. However, the dispassionate Aquarius New Moon occurring in your 8th House of Transformation invites you to step back from what you cling to so tightly to gain a more unbiased perspective. While this detachment could seem harsh at first, it's really just providing you with space to breathe. Objectivity is your friend.

Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)

You're reluctant to show your hand just yet, preferring to watch the situation from behind an inscrutable smile. A chilly breeze blows through your 7th House of Relationships where the aloof Aquarius New Moon draws attention to your interpersonal interactions. You may secretly wish to completely surrender to transcendent love, but karmic Saturn sends a stern reminder to romantic Venus that you won't truly be happy if you give up who you are for another person. You owe yourself the love you so freely give to others.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)

Affections may fizzle as other matters seem more important than warm and fuzzy sentiments. There is work to be done and you're anxious to hit the drafting board when the astute Aquarius New Moon shows up in your 6th House of Routine. As you refine your plans for greater efficiency, you start to wonder how much time you're willing to give to other people. If you obsessively focus on the particulars, it's easy to view love and friendship as frivolous. To live life fully entails a balancing act, but with consistent effort and conscious intention you can experience the best of both worlds. 

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)

A new chapter is beginning in which you're called to intellectualize your amorous ideals. The unconventional Aquarius New Moon revitalizes your 5th House of Romance, turning your heart towards autonomy. You want to make the rules yourself so you can fly free and stand out from the crowd, creatively shaping your aesthetic to reflect the newfound self-reliance growing inside you. Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark. 

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)

You may act tough like a lone wolf, but you're uncertain if you prefer to be part of a pack or a rebellious roamer. The cerebral Aquarius New Moon pulls you back into your 4th House of Home, unpacking psychological boxes that could reveal profound insights. However, sweet Venus and strict Saturn square off, making you feel like even if you want to have a constant companion by your side it would be out of your reach. This chill in the air will warm with time, so don't let a temporary tinge of loneliness get you down. Love is a long and winding road. 

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

Upbeat mental melodies are replaced by abstract soundscapes as your mind rises into the thin air of the upper atmosphere. Conversations are served on ice not because you're upset or withdrawn, but because your high-minded hypotheses are more theoretical than tangible. The progressive Aquarius New Moon highlights your 3rd House of Information, heightening your ability to think far outside of the box. This kind of intellectual stimulation lends itself to going it alone, where no one can criticize every idea or keep you from creating your own unique masterpiece.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

You might not make the most practical decision possible because you're keenly focusing on your fiscal flow. Monetary matters are at the forefront of your mind, and you're interested in making the most of your income even if it means going without some of your favorite things. Detaching from acquiring more worldly possessions is a healthy step towards moderation, but even saving can escalate into the same kind of obsession you're trying to prevent. Find a way to balance your new initiative toward money with appreciation for the treasures already in your life.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

Something is different – you feel more like yourself than you have in a while. The beginning of your personal new year is demarcated by the individualistic New Moon's presence in your sign. It appears like you're wearing a tailor-made outfit, adorned in all your favorite colors and textures. You are both the drummer and the one marching to the beat; nothing can stand in your way of being totally authentic. Your place in the world seems clear and you're happy to sit at a table for one if it means freedom is yours.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)

Although you remain cordial on the surface, you can't wait to have some time alone. A spiritual seed has been planted and quiet contemplation is the water that will help it to grow. The futuristic Aquarius New Moon calls you to the stillness of your 12th House of Meditation, where the noise of the day doesn't disturb your thoughts. Sometimes isolation feels lonely but you have an intuitive hunch that this time apart is for the best. You're never truly alone when you're by yourself, as solitude creates space for connecting to the divine. Surfing other dimensions delights your soul.

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