New Moon In Aquarius: January 21, 2023 – MAXIMUM EFFECT

Aquarius blue green waterbearerThe new moon in Aquarius will take place on in the afternoon on January 21st. The sun and moon will conjunct Pluto as shown below.

On that note alone, we’re looking at the potential for explosive change and/or transformation.  This would be true for the individual as well as the collective.

The aspects to the planets under this new moon are fine. They’re benign, even. But this does not make me think this thing is inert. It’s more as if all distractions have been removed from the equation so this thing can go off with maximum effect.

You can see the whole chart here. Note that new moon, the sun and Pluto are connected to Mars in Gemini and Jupiter in Aries. That’s hot! Big and hot, actually.  It looks like a catalyst of some type.

Also note the four bodies in Aquarius which tracks to Uranus in Taurus. I just don’t see this thing going off with a whimper. I also don’t think much of what happens with be outside a person’s control, however you can align with this energy, which is so very potent, a little can go a very long way.

It begs you to trash the old and update and innovate your way of living (Sun). Also, revolutionize how you feel (moon) how you view things (Jupiter), what you want and how you get it (Mars).  Don’t forget you relationship paradigm (Venus Saturn).  I think this month is pivotal and this new moon is key.

We set intentions under new moons. Here are some idea based on the house in your natal chart where the new moon falls:

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  • New Moon in the 1st house –  Ditch your old way of presenting yourself. Be brave!
  • New Moon in the 2nd house – New values and investments; both love and money.
  • New Moon in the 3rd house –  Ideas or conversations that libertate and empower you.
  • New Moon in the 4th house – Some kind of bomb goes off.  Let it heal you (understanding it may be ugly).
  • New Moon in the 5th house – Creative power and innovation.
  • New Moon in the 6th house – Heath bomb.  Get yourself together regarding your daily routines.
  • New Moon in the 7th house – Wipe the slate to make way for a new beginning in your relationship sector.
  • New Moon in the 8th house – Explosive happenings or revelations around your psychology, inheritance; death and pathology themes. Chance to free yourself from this sludge as well.
  • New Moon in the 9th house – For Godsakes, exit your comfort zone, before you’re blown to pieces, sitting there in denial. Open the door, and let the shocking truth come in and transform you.
  • New Moon  the 10th house –   Bomb in the workplace. Watch your reputation.
  • New Moon in the 11th house –  Do you really want to wipe out your friends?  Risk of sudden amputation here.
  • New Moon in the 12th house – This position scares me the most.  Pay close attention to your dreams and other ethereal sources. Something is trying to break through.

Where does the new moon fall in your chart?  How will you channel this energy?


New Moon In Aquarius: January 21, 2023 – MAXIMUM EFFECT — 28 Comments

  1. In my 10th conjunct MC opposing 4th house natal Uranus 1 Leo. Black Moon Lilith has recently entered Leo. Happy for the help of Jupiter and Mars with the issue coming up to this New Moon that I need to address.

  2. 5th house. I work with kids, but I also write creatively and draw too. Workplace has been extremely toxic with many staff vying to leave.

    This is also the day before Uranus goes direct. This is going to be really interesting to see what happens.

  3. Love your insights, always very accurate. Do you prefer the sun or the rising sign, when looking at the house placement of the new moon.

    • same, natal moon in Taurus 12H. cool cool cool. (picture the “this is fine” meme)

      not sure how to read this. do I look at Elsa’s list for where my natal moon is, or where the transit is?

      life has generally felt as if the veil is thin; I am wondering if the messages become clearer with this moon? just please be gentle, Universe, that’s all I ask. and if it won’t, give me all the strength to handle it in the best way possible.

      • Sorry its a scary time.
        I understand the “asking for mercy or strength ”
        Your Natal Moon is unrelated. Look to the House that contains 1° Aquarius. In Elsas list. Thats where the New Moon will activate.

  4. 10H square sun/pluto opposition in the 1H/7H (or 12H/6H, I I don’t know anymore…)

    PS: Elsa, do you have any method for achieving a more accurate AC, given a time interval? This has been bogging me forever, not knowing the exact time of birth… thks in advance

    • If the time frame spans more than one sign, I would use appearance to narrow to one sign.
      From there, it depends on factors like planets that may or may not aspect the ascendant? Rectifying charts is a (rare) specialty but it’s managed by using the timing of major events in your life, to zero in. Good luck!

  5. Elsa, I read this morning:

    The more I look at this, the more I think change of any kind will be tied to finance. I just don’t see anyone going to prison, do you? I don’t care what your politics are; do you not see your money being disappeared in oh so many creatively vicious ways?

    You will be AMAZED how many people associated with banking around the world and Central Banking and Treasury are now in prison …. The issue is since the media is fueled by the enemy …. and scripts are written for them to report…. nothing has been announced (do you want a run on the US banks?) Soon you will be aghast with shock and awe … ultimatly it will be very good for the masses (Uranus) … but initially it will become VERY unsettling … Uranus in Taurus’ house:
    Banking and Values !

  6. natal Mars at Cap 28 conjunct Pluto. All conjunct Sun & Moon. Ascendant 15 Taurus, with Uranus stationing directly on top of it. 🥴

  7. Lands in my 6th house. My natal moon is also here, at 11 degrees Aquarius. Not quite a conjunction, correct? Anyway I’ve been battling a chronic condition ever since Saturn toured here. Hoping for a breakthrough.

      • Thanks. It’s nothing that will kill me, just makes me miserable. Regular doctors don’t know the cause (and don’t seem interested in learning, either). So I’m working with an alternative practitioner. I’m hell-bent on getting to the bottom of this. My Saturn trine Pluto will come in handy, no doubt.

  8. New Moon is in my 1st House. and I love the affirmation to trash all distractions from living “bold”
    I’m 75 years old, my Progressed Sun is in Aquarius and I am having my Natal Saturn square which asks: How well am I doing with Saturn’s lessons over the long haul?
    All things considered Elsa with my newly growing small business taking root slow to medium; my partner and husband and I learn to do new things while also creating new ways to reinvent(Aquarius) business(Taurus) and model for my grandson what it takes
    The story is long and cyclical. I’m a life-long learner with ancestors who teach(Saturn) innovation (Aquarius) and Elsa to teach astrology Thank the gods!!

      • With New Moon coming tomorrow and just listening to your Astro Week ahead I’m feeling “like being in shoes that don’t quite fit” (literally my new rubber boots are too tight! But we live on a pond)
        All these complexities I got laugh Get to)
        Be bold but be prepared when the New Moon crosses Venus conj Saturn … limiting that boldness

  9. The new moon lands right on my ascendant and also on my partner’s sun. He is due to sit for an exam on the 21st which will basically define the next 4 years of our lives… Maximum effect indeed!

  10. The new Moon lands at the beginning of my 4th H.
    I don’t know how to interpret “Some type of bomb goes off”…
    Now I’m worried!!!!!
    Well, I hope it heals me (without being too ugly)
    I’m a real scaredy cat (bum Mars in Libra in 12th).

  11. This new moon is conjunct my Bacchus at 1° ♒️ & Mars at 29° ♑️ in my 3 house. I hope this is a bomb for my creative writing…

  12. Does anyone have this new moon in 12th house? How do you feel..
    For me it is Final phase of Pluto’s transition through my 12th -dark, painful and difficult.
    NEW Moon and Pluto in my 12th, close to ascendant, opposite my Saturn at 29 Cancer,square Chiron at 29 Aries…
    Maybe a trine to my Venus 29 Taurus could ease the possible long term challenge.

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