What the New Moon on February 8th Means For You [Harper's Bazaar]
Whatever you may begin on a New Moon will have true staying power, so make it count. Our resident astrologer, Rebecca Gordon, shares how everyone will be affected.
Aquarius is the sign of the rebel, the innovator, the futurist. On February 8th, each zodiac sign will receive an Aquarius New Moon invitation to innovate a certain part of your life. Whatever you may begin on a New Moon will have true staying power, so make it count and be courageous. Find out what the New Moon means for you here:
As you are now professionally re-inventing yourself, your friends and associates will have stellar leads and intros to make with this New Moon in Aquarius. First, circulate and venture out of your usual hangouts. It's likely you will meet a new individual who reflects the new creative qualities that are emerging within yourself. This person seems to encourage you to try new things and put your creative ideas to action – a good influencer. High ticket costs will travel with this New Moon, though you don't have to break the bank. Focus on the key people instead of entertainment events for now.
You have spent a long time in the safe harbor, getting your ship set for sail. This New Moon in free-thinking Aquarius harks the beginning of a brand new professional journey for you – one that will challenge you to go leagues away from the lands of predictability and routine. So before we go any further, take a moment and acknowledge where you were one year ago. I mean, it's not time for hammocks and margarita's yet, though check out this new ecosystem you are now anchored in. Then fearlessly reset your sails higher as this New Moon has professional success written all over it.
A New Moon in Aquarius will ask you to listen with as much concentration as you speak. As it shines with a seal from feisty Mars, you will be wise to listen closely to the cares and concerns of your employees so that they will not feel misunderstood with the new, inspired direction you seem to be heading in. Differences, when handled with civility will lead to more seamless strategies, so listen closely and entertain everything. Though also listen for when a squeaky wheel just wants to make noise. With a friendly angle to Uranus, find solutions in cutting edge technologies and explore the frontiers in your field
With Mars and Venus setting up camp the relationship sectors of your chart, it seems that this New Moon will travel with a strong arrow from Cupid. However, with a hard angle to passionate Mars, your partner may want to move faster than you, so speak up, and conversations will deepen. February 10 will bring planetary perfection between amorous Venus and lucky Jupiter allowing for an intimate kind of conversation about your future and secrets will be revealed. Truth telling and transparency will be essential.
It's so uncharacteristic, though there comes a time when even you, queen bee of our zodiac must allow space to let your partner lead the way and call the shots. While most of our solar system weighs heavy on the opposite side of your chart, the theme for your New Moon will be partnership and creating space for them. Let go of the beloved reins for now, because when you do, growth will occur. Perhaps you will both decide to explore new interests together. Single? Attend a unique class or cultural event as scintillating conversation and flirtations will dance through the night.
Being the zodiac sign most famous for your savvy health conscious style, the Aquarius New Moon will speak your language of Pilates, Green smoothies, and new morning routines that will rock your world. It points to an essential upgrade in lifestyle– one that may be long overdue. Perhaps you finally carve out the time to sleep more, meditate or finally re-enter that gym where you've been paying expensive membership for so long. Investing in flattering active-wear can be the perfect motivator. Life style patterns made now will be here to stay.
This charming New Moon in Aquarius will usher you into a romantic month ahead. It seems that a chance encounter can turn into something more, if you allow. Spontaneity will reign in February as Uranus, planet of surprises, will be in friendly angle to the new Moon. If you are looking to have a baby, this could be a time of increased fertility for you, and alternately, if you don't – of course be safe. Life is now brimming with possibility as you stand on fertile ground of creation. What do you desire to create? If you are an artist, ride the wave of this new moon to make your mark on the world.
A fresh start is due, and this New Moon lays the foundation of your chart – shining new light into your castle. It will challenge you to make alterations in your home so it more accurately expresses who you aspire to be. And that in turn can shift your frame of mind. While action Mars is in Scorpio, you will have the ample energy and vision to make that dream home renovation project a reality. Moving a few pieces and creating a more conducive workspace will do wonders for your state of mind. The super-hero Mars power will help you to move mountains, furniture and exceed your fitness goals as well.
Your writing and speaking skills will be most sought after with a creative New Moon in Aquarius that will lovingly challenge you to break free of your comfort zone and express yourself in a brand new way. A friendly angle to wild-card Uranus will enhance your creativity as you would do well to explore writing in a new format or perhaps create your first webinar or blog. A new online class may be the ticket. The Aquarius New Moon asks you to be courageous and fearless with technology because there is no better time than the present to try your hand at a new skill.
You seem to be creating a new source of income, and one that is more inventive than what you may be accustomed to. This innovative New Moon in Aquarius will open the doors for new solutions like working from home or perhaps beginning to take your beloved hobby more seriously and create a business from it. You may even find it suddenly possible to write off part of your home as 'workspace'. Inventive solutions will surround this new moon in Aquarius, and more specifically, investments in creating more of a live-work arrangement now, will pay off in the long run.
First take stock of the inner and outer changes that have happened in your life over the past year and consider: what will this all look if you were to begin reinventing your personal style so it can catch up with the rest of you? A New Moon in your own sign of Aquarius happens only once a year and it is your annual cosmic gift — an opportunity to rebirth your image. The outer you must now match up with the inner you — perhaps a sleek new haircut, a smart wardrobe update and a cute gadget that will make life seem more seamless. With ample support from your ruling planet, Uranus, explore your authentic signature style.
Over the last 5 years, you may have realized that your intuition has been developing consistently. This New Moon in Aquarius will punctuate the fact that it's pretty darn good right now and you should listen up, to yourself. Even though the herd may be traveling a different direction in your industry, your instinct may tell you to swim upstream and likely you will be fortunate on this matter. You can begin to truly trust your inner guidance now, especially when it comes to career matters. Take time for meditation and honor your intuition. A dream may reveal a creative solution that you can apply instantly in your business.