Aquarius New Moon: Revolution is in the Air!

AquariusImage19The Aquarius New Moon occurs on January 27th at 5:07 pm MST at 8 degrees Aquarius 15 minutes. 

Here’s the chart:  aquariusnewmoon2017

Aquarius is the third and final air sign in the zodiac.  Many people erroneously think it’s a water sign due to its glyph showing a woman pouring water out of an urn. 

What’s actually being poured out is COSMIC WISDOM, or divine intelligence, which clearly marks this sign as one associated with the air element, the element that rules the mind, knowledge and intellectual capacity. 

In ancient times, the sign of Aquarius was associated with Sophia, the Goddess of wisdom.  In fact, prior to the onset of the Patriarchy (6500 BC), wisdom had always been associated with the feminine.  After thousands of years of patriarchal dominance and suppression however, all things feminine, including our ‘Mother’ Earth, have been relegated to a relative position of inferiority compared to masculinity. 

The primary sources responsible for this gender imbalance are man-made religions which have conditioned us for thousands of years to believe that women are associated with evil and that all humanity is born sinful simply because they are born of women.  These false teachings and influences persist to this day as evidenced in social and cultural beliefs, laws and policies that continue to seek to control women in general, and to control female bodies and feminine sexuality in particular. 

In fact, the parliament in Russia just recently voted to decriminalize domestic violence:  

Russia is not alone in its misogyny.  Here in the United States, the Violence Against Women’s Act, first passed in 1994, was recently opposed by conservative Republicans in Congress when it came up for renewal in 2012.  They objected to extending the Act’s protections to same-sex couples and to provisions allowing battered illegal immigrants to claim temporary visas.  Ultimately, the Act was reauthorized in 2013, after more than a year-long pitched legislative battle.

 Enlightened men, young and old, joined in the Women's March on Washington DC.

Enlightened men, young and old, joined in the Women’s March on Washington DC.

It is a profound coincidence (incidents that coincide) that this powerful Aquarius New Moon celestial pattern has formed in the heavens within just days of the momentous Women’s March on Washington, DC, and the many associated Women’s Marches in hundreds of other cities all around the world.  As above, so below.

Yes, revolution is in the air.  And it will be led and sustained by women.  Women of all races, creeds, faiths and nationalities all across the planet are stepping forward and moving forward once again even in the face of tremendous historical and ongoing push-back by entrenched patriarchal (male-dominated) social and political forces.

The Soul level intention of Aquarius is to liberate from any and all circumstances that are preventing ongoing evolutionary growth.  This Aquarius New Moon is reflecting extraordinary revolutionary forces.  The heavens seem to be saying that we’ve reached a turning point regarding r-evolutionary impulses and forces for change!

Following Capricorn in the natural sequence order of the zodiac signs, Aquarius helps to break up, break down and break through what is stuck or ‘crystallized.’  Capricorn represents all the existing ‘conventional’ norms and rules associated with established social structures, traditions and expectations that are stuck in the past.  Indeed, Capricorn is the sign associated with patriarchy.

When the 1% of any society’s elite authority figures and leaders resist necessary changes for too long (Capricorn), the will of the 99% or the masses who desire change and progress inevitably coalesces into forces of resistance that grow into forces of rebellion and ultimately morph into forces of revolution (Aquarius).  

Of course, those resisting, rebelling and revolting are not always all on the same page!  While some forces desire to return to the past, as evidenced by growing protectionist national identify political factions (Saturn), other forces are compelled to move forward (Uranus) towards a greater unity consciousness that desires greater connection and community among all nations and peoples.

pastvsfutureAquarius reflects this polarity through its dual rulership by both Saturn (past) and Uranus (future).  Of course, many people will find themselves in the middle of the Aquarian bell curve so to speak, wanting to preserve the best of the past while working to bring about much needed change and progress that will move us all forward into a better future. freedomvsresponsibility

Interestingly, Uranus and Saturn also rule freedom and responsibility.  These two always go together.  It’s true that if you desire freedom, you must also be willing to assume greater responsibility.  And likewise, the more responsible you are, the more freedom you have. 

It’s time for the masses to reclaim responsibility for their well-being and the well-being of their communities, instead of relying upon outer sources to take care of them, like governments, which are utterly corrupt. 

Governments worldwide are disintegrating, failing and crumbling.  This reality is reflected in the heavens through Pluto (death and rebirth) moving through the sign of Capricorn (governments) from 2008 to 2025.  Currently, Pluto has reached the mid-point of Capricorn and accordingly, is increasingly gathering powerful momentum.

I have long believed that humanity is currently evolving towards a future that is post-national and post-governmental.  Perhaps it will take several centuries before this reality totally manifests.  Nevertheless, I think it’s where we’re heading.  This is because evolution always occurs through opposite signs.  Since governments are ruled by Capricorn, the evolutionary trajectory points to Cancer, its opposite sign. 

Cancer is the sign associated with the grass roots of any society.  It also rules families and community.  Cancer rules the masses.  Capricorn rules nations, leaders and societal institutions.  In this natural evolutionary process, power and authority will necessarily decentralize to a local level.  Accordingly, responsibility will return to communities.  And as a result, individuals and communities will also experience greater freedoms.

Currently, the modern ruler of Aquarius, Uranus, is continuing to move through the sign of Aries (2010 through 2018).  Uranus is making a very favorable trine aspect (120 degrees) now to Aquarius’ ancient co-ruler, Saturn, which is in Sagittarius (2014 through 2017).  This positive connection promises advances in social, cultural and political structures and paradigms.  It also portends an ease of energies focused on continuing to reveal truths and expose lies in surprising and unexpected ways that support social progress. 

The Women's March spills into Third Street in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017, the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.

The Women’s March spills into Third Street in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Differing beliefs (Sagittarius) are the primary cause of many of our most intractable conflicts.  But the supportive energy of these two giants (Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries) can assist those who wish to move forward in new (Aries) directions and to bridge the gaps that divide us. 

As more lies and more truths are revealed, humanity will continue to awaken to a greater awareness that cannot help but further the shift in human consciousness that’s been greatly accelerating in correlation to the most important current astrological pattern in the heavens:  the ongoing square between Uranus and Pluto. 

As we expand our consciousness and awareness relative to our place within the whole of the universe, the more will we begin to recognize our similarities more than our differences. 

Perhaps this expansion of the collective consciousness will be greatly enhanced by widespread public dissemination of the work of Dr. Steven Greer.  He has spent the last thirty years of his life on The Disclosure Project – a quintessential Aquarian endeavor if ever there was one!  To learn more about Greer and his work visit his website at

Dr. Greer is planning a simultaneous worldwide release of both a book and a documentary film by late March or early April entitled, Unacknowledged:  An Expose of the Greatest Secret in Human History.  Watch the trailer here:

Uranus and Saturn are each also making important aspects to other planets in the New Moon chart pattern.  Saturn in Sagittarius is currently challenged by debilitating squares (90 degrees) to Venus, Chiron and Mars – all in Pisces.  And Uranus in Aries is part of a powerful cardinal T-Square!  It not only continues its decade-long square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn (2010 through 2020), but is also caught up in an opposition (180 degrees) to Jupiter in Libra through September of this year!  This cardinal T-Square is a dynamic celestial pattern reflecting instinctive actions that always initiate necessary change. 

Uranus in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra symbolize both the extreme levels of inequality in our relationships, and the revolutionary urge to break up, break down and break free of old corrupt social, economic, political and cultural paradigms.  This opposition will be further strengthened and emphasized as Jupiter stations retrograde on February 5th/6th depending on your time zone. 

As Jupiter retrogrades back through Libra over the next four months (until June 9th) take the opportunity to review and reflect upon your beliefs, particularly the beliefs you hold about all the relationships in your life.  Opposite Uranus in Aries, Jupiter’s station is likely to bring some fairly dramatic changes or perhaps shocking upsets to some relationships.  Perhaps the most important truth (Jupiter) reflected in Jupiter in Libra is that the revolution most needed to restore balance (Libra) to our world is the restoration of the value and rights of women!

Mercury and Mars also join in and further energize the T-Square this month as they move through Capricorn and Aries. 

Mercury will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn on January 29th bringing powerful communications, messages, information and knowledge to the change pattern of the T-Square.  Continuing through Capricorn, it will square Uranus in Aries on January 31st and square Jupiter in Libra on February 2nd. 

womensmarchwashdc6Mars enters Aries, its own sign, on January 27th, the same day as the Aquarius New Moon.  Mars is like rocket fuel so it will ignite the change potential of the T-Square.  Passions will increase as social unrest intensifies.  Expect more and more people to push back against the status quo associated with literally every social structure and institution that underpins governments worldwide. 

Mars will square Pluto in Capricorn on February 22nd and conjunct Uranus in Aries on February 26th, the day of the Pisces New Moon Solar eclipse!  And finally, Mars will oppose retrograde Jupiter in Libra the following day, February 27th.  Significant personal and global events with far-reaching consequences are likely on any or all of these days!

Watch as many important relationships, from one on one partnerships to national alliances, change in surprising and unexpected ways in the coming weeks and months. You may observe some of your own personal relationships undergoing changes.  You may also see important shifts between and among national leaders.  Remember, break-ups and break-downs are often necessary in order to achieve breakthroughs! 

Pay very close attention to who’s being inclusive (matriarchy) and who’s being exclusive (patriarchy).  Listen to the words people use.  Know that those who favor inclusiveness reflect the progressive forces of change that will ultimately move humanity forward into a better future.

Pluto in Capricorn’s role within the T-Square reflects those in positions of authority within society whether they be political, corporate, economic, scientific or religious figures.  The squares Pluto is making to both Uranus and Jupiter reflect the establishment leaders who are resisting necessary evolutionary changes, many of whom have and continue to abuse their power and authority. 

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. He lost his most recent presidential bid to opponent Adama Barrow who won a decisive victory but was sworn into office in neighboring Senegal as Jammeh initially refused to relinquish power. Other African Presidents, as well as the threat of force by an African military coalition finally persuaded him to step down and leave the country.

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. He lost his most recent presidential bid to opponent Adama Barrow who won a decisive victory but was sworn into office in neighboring Senegal as Jammeh initially refused to relinquish power. Other African Presidents, as well as the threat of force by an African military coalition finally persuaded him to step down and leave the country.

Such a leader is Yahya Jammeh, long-time President of Gambia, a small African country on the Northwest coast of the continent.  In power for the last twenty-two years, he refused to give up power after he lost his latest presidential bid. 

As ECOWAS, (Economic Community of West African States), a regional armed forces coalition entered Gambia to force his removal, he finally stepped down, fleeing into exile.  But even as he left, he looted tons of valuable assets and millions of dollars from the national treasury!  

It’s noteworthy that Gambia was very near the narrow shadow of last September’s Virgo Solar Eclipse.  Beginning in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, the eclipse path came over land just below Gambia.  Within twenty-four hours, there was rioting in the streets as Jammeh refused to concede defeat to his opponent who won a decisive electoral victory on the very day of the eclipse. 

This correlative event was just the latest evidence of the powerful influence of Solar eclipses upon the areas of the planet that fall under a Solar eclipse path. 

Of course, Lunar eclipses are visible to half the planet as they always occur at night time.  Solar eclipses however occur during the day so their path casts a very narrow shadow about twenty miles wide as the Sun moves through the sky, typically traversing a couple thousand miles during each solar eclipse event. 

Solar eclipses (New Moons) and Lunar eclipses (Full Moons) always occur two weeks apart every five and a half months.  The upcoming February 26th Pisces Solar eclipse traverses mid-Africa again.  As a result, we’re likely to see intensified focus, and important activities and events continuing to unfold in central African countries over the coming months.

Since eclipses are a phenomenon associated with the Nodes of the Moon, which always traverse backward through the zodiac, the signs eclipses occur in also move backward through the zodiac.  For the last year and a half, eclipses have occurred in the signs of Virgo and Pisces.  For the next year and a half, eclipses will shift into the signs of Leo and Aquarius.  Likewise, the events we experience personally and collectively will also shift as a result. 

Recent eclipses in Virgo and Pisces manifested through a growing awareness of crises that encouraged healing and a return to reality and ultimately, spiritual development.  Upcoming eclipses in Leo and Aquarius will teach us to wake up and to love ourselves enough to remain true to ourselves, even as we realize we are part of larger groups including society as a whole.  The Aquarius influence will no doubt also manifest in growing unrest among the populace.  Expect the forces of revolution to grow over the coming months.

Its also important to know that the Solar/Lunar eclipse cycle repeats every nineteen years, returning to the exact same sign and degree of the zodiac.  This year’s eclipses will echo the same energetic patterns as the eclipse cycle of 1998.  Therefore events somewhat similar to what happened in 1998 are likely to occur again this year.  What was happening in your life in 1998?  Let your knowledge of those past events inform your choices in the coming year as the eclipse cycle recurs.

So eclipse season is upon us once again this month.  The upcoming Leo Full Moon on February 10th is a Lunar eclipse and two weeks later, on February 26th, the Pisces New Moon will be a Solar eclipse. 

The Aquarius New Moon is actually sort of ‘setting the stage’ for the upcoming Leo Full Moon Lunar eclipse since evolution ALWAYS proceeds to and through the opposite sign of the zodiac. 

To evolve and move forward over the coming year and a half, we will co-create experiences that help us to learn to choose love (Leo) over hate.  These experiences will also teach us to be more authentic and true to ourselves even as we respect the individuality and differences of others and allow them to do the same.  In the process, we’ll be learning to embrace diversity (Aquarius) to a greater extent.  And we will no doubt continue to realize that to continue to conform is to choose to maintain the unhealthy and dysfunctional status quo of the past.

breakingfreeThank heavens then that Aquarius is also the sign that represents ‘de-conditioning.’  To de-condition is to break free of all the conditioning influences in our lives. 

Primary sources of conditioning include family, society, man-made religions and the culture we’re born into.  They all try to tell us who to be and how to be what they expect of us.  In short, conditioning influences teach us to ‘follow the rules’ of consensus or ‘mainstream’ reality. 

But to conform to these outer expectations, especially for those who have evolved beyond the consensus or mainstream values, beliefs and opinions of their place of birth, often requires a betrayal of self.  If personal truths, beliefs or values must be denied in order to ‘fit in’ or ‘follow the rules’ then at some point a process of questioning the cost of such compliance will begin because life simply won’t work anymore.  Increasingly, such compromised personal realities become unhappy, unsatisfying and unfulfilling.

At some point in the natural evolutionary process, every human being begins to realize that the cost of acquiescing, or ‘going along to get along’ is just too high.  Then personal evolution really starts to accelerate.  At that point, the necessary process of de-conditioning begins in earnest.  At that point, people begin to break free and to liberate from the limitations and constraints of consensus reality and the quality of consciousness that creates and maintains the status quo that nearly ALWAYS resists evolutionary change.

What’s not working in your life?  How might you be continuing to choose to compromise your own truth and personal values and beliefs to ‘fit in?  Are you ready to bust out and break free yet?  If you are, then this Aquarius New Moon is your wake up call.  But how do I do that you may ask?!  The answer lies in Leo, the sign of the heart.  Do you know how to listen to your heart?  Are you even aware that your intuition is your Soul’s direct communication ‘hotline’ that’s always trying to guide you forward on your personal path of evolution? 

Keep in mind that many of the world’s cultures today condition us to believe in and follow ‘logic’ and ‘convention.’  Most cultures in the world today renounce intuition and judge ‘following your heart’ as juvenile and foolish.  And yet, science has actually proven that the magnetic field created by our hearts is five thousand times stronger than electrical field created by our brainwave activity.

Evolution requires change.  Revolution enforces necessary change.  Change however always makes us feel insecure since it forces us into new and unfamiliar territory.  Of course we’re always free to choose to resist change – but not forever.  The forces of evolution will always ultimately overcome the forces of resistance.  Such is the very stuff of r-evolution.  Uranus in Aries will provide all the courage needed to change if change is chosen.  Our world desperately needs change.  Choose change!

This Aquarius New Moon is pushing us to open our minds (Aquarius) to change.  It’s also encouraging us to open our hearts (Leo) as well.  These two signs are pointing the way forward in the coming weeks and months as the eclipse pattern unfolds through Leo and Aquarius.  Aquarius will provide all the cosmic wisdom we need.  Perhaps the greatest wisdom we must awaken to is the power of love…


Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love.

We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us.

The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften.

The world loves us when we choose to love the world.

Marianne Williamson


Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed.



“All we need is love.  Love is all we need.”

John Lennon




The Pisces New Moon is a Solar Eclipse on February 26th at 7:58 am MST!

           Copyright 2017.   Donna Lee Steele and Threshold Consulting.   All rights reserved.          






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