MONDAY, 1/31/2022

The new moon in Aquarius squares off with Uranus in Taurus and connects with Saturn in Aquarius. Coincidentally, Uranus is the modern planetary ruler of Aquarius, and Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius. Although we entered a new year a month ago, this energy takes us back to the Saturn-Uranus squares of 2021, on February 17, June 14, and December 23. This is the final piece of the puzzle and the drama that happened at that time.

Although, we’re deep into a Mercury retrograde, and the Venus retrograde just ended two days ago, we’re beginning to break free from the constructs and societal norms that have been preventing us from being our truest selves. This aspect could bring sudden changes, upheavals, and losses our way, all of which we won’t see coming.

It is also a celestial call for you to let your freak flag fly. The advice is don’t resist change. Allow yourself to experience newness. If you aren’t open to growth, you’ll stay stuck in the past. Breathe fresh air into your life and blossom.

Today’s Aquarius New Moon (9:45 PM PST 12° Aquarius) highlights the need for collaborative group effort. Strong egos and individual actions do not have the power and weight that we may be hoping for. This is a rather challenging New Moon which does not automatically supply the kinds of connections that we need. In fact, we may not fully realize how important our need for input actually is here without a clear, definitive plan for gathering further input. Responsibility is high and intentions are likely mostly good. Nonetheless, we must develop a sense of responsibility that includes others. In this atmosphere, we are most certainly our brother’s keeper. There is a strong sense of restriction that comes with this sense of humanitarian responsibility that is not a simple equation to solve.


Today is the 31st day of 2022
47 days until Spring Equinox
2 days until Mercury goes Direct
335 days until 2023

Sun is in Aquarius
Moon is in Aquarius
Mercury is Rx in Capricorn
Venus is in Capricorn
Mars is in Capricorn
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries

  • Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius.
  • Mercury is retrograde from January 14th and goes Direct on February 2nd in the signs of Aquarius and Capricorn.


2/1/2022 NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS: Your relationship with your emotions might be more complicated, because Moon in Aquarius has a strong need for emotional freedom. However, when you are in a group of people, it is easier for you to understand your feelings and free yourself from negative emotions such as fear, anger and jealousy.

2/8/2022 FIRST QUARTER MOON IN TAURUS: Your safety depends on the need for stability, which is not easy to satisfy now. You have to learn to accept change as part of your life. The basic problem is finding your own self-respect in order to ensure that you do not mistakenly seek it in material things. When you accept yourself for who you are, it will become easier for you to find peace and tranquility in the outside world.

2/16/2022 FULL MOON IN LEO: You feel safe in moments when you can impress others and get praise and admiration. Yet, when you get into the spotlight, you may find yourself at a loss. Maybe you should admit your fear of criticism and your inability to accept criticism. It is very important to accept feedback and use it for improvement.

2/23/2022 LAST QUARTER MOON IN SCORPIO: Moon in Scorpio creates the need to delve into your feelings as deep as possible. You desire meaningful emotional exchanges now more than at any other time even if it is not easy and you are forced to change many things. Shallow relationships do not satisfy you, because they are not purifying enough.


Have you been channeling all your affection to just one person, or counting on only one friend or individual to hold you up, heedless of your resources all around you? You deserve support and love from many people, and when Otter Spirit arrives, you are reminded that you have a community.

Somewhere is another friend who wants to experience the joy of giving to you and seeing your happiness as you receive their gift of attention, affection, and kindness. Otter Spirit wants you to open your eyes to see the love that is available to you from all directions. Do you believe it? Do you feel it?

Reach out to someone, and you will see that they want to hold your hand as much as you want to hold theirs. Love, support, and friendship are available to you, so connect with community and friends.

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