Updated: Apr 20
What will you plant with the Water Bearer's nourishment?
Welcome to the first New Moon horoscope of the New Year! Every month I'll be giving you the 'New Moon Numen'. What is numen?
nu·men- the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place.
These horoscopes are designed with the astrological spirit/essence of the Moon in mind. It's not just a horoscope, but also a guide on how to best use the Moon's numen. New Moons are a time for manifesting, planting, and beginning. The Moon is at her darkest, and that darkness acts as rich humus that we can scatter the seeds of our desires in. New Moons also feel special due to the Moon being conjunct the Sun. The luminaries are together, floating in unison if only for the briefest moment. During that moment when the Sun and Moon are aligned we receive a spark, that if used wisely, can turn into a magnificent blaze.
Each horoscope will be given in two parts: The astrology and how to focus that energy. The astrology portion is simply explaining what we're looking at and its influences. House placement, sign, and strong aspects (an orb of 2°) will be taken into consideration when assessing the Moon's numen. The focus portion is meant to further hone in and guide you using real life examples of how the energy could play out. It may not be the exact situation you're experiencing, but it will be in the same realm. Also take your natal placements into account when assessing the energy of this Moon. If you have a natal planet making a major aspect to the Moon, especially a conjunction, then the Moon will express as a blended energy for you.
The Moon's Numen
The Moon will be embodying the numen of the sign of Fixed Air, Aquarius. While Aquarius is known for being the quirky innovator, it's still a Fixed sign. The energy of this sign is committed to thinking outside the box and has strong opinions that rarely falter when challenged. When the Moon embodies Aquarius numen, the Water Bearer sits at the helm of our unconscious and forces us to think critically about our emotions and deep-seated beliefs. Fixed Air is fixed thought. This New Moon is calling us to fix our thoughts in a way that serves ourselves, as well as the greater good.