The New Moon in Aquarius: Thursday 15th Feb-Into The West

I searched, but I could not find Thee; I called Thee aloud, standing on the minaret; I rang the temple bell with the rising and setting of the sun: I bathed in the Ganges in vain; I came back from Kaaba disappointed; I looked for Thee on earth; I searched for Thee in the heaven, my Beloved, but at last I have found Thee, hidden as a pearl in the shell of my heart.


The next New Moon falls in the last decan of Aquarius, which is an area of the zodiac associated with The Seven of Swords, under the rulership of The Knight of Cups and the auspices of The Star.

The energy of this particular New Moon, is concerned with departure, with making the necessary decisions that are required before you set out at last, on a path that you may have long been considering. Your ability to make the move may have been undermined by doubts and fears, or misplaced beliefs about your abilities, or perceived lack thereof.  Since the Solar Eclipse in Leo last August, you may have been attempting to foster a new inner strength, forged by a belief in your own resilience, rather than any inherited patterns, passed onto you from authority figures of the past. This last six months has been a testing ground for your new abilities, and now it is time to take the first nervous steps along the road, to step into the place between worlds.

The voyage that you undertake may be one of uncertainty, a time of preparation, where you will come to face unknown challenges, and difficulties that you cannot comprehend at this point.   Although filled with potential, this is also a time of death, for if you decide to take that final step, you will leave much behind. But just as it is a time of closing doors, then also it augers a place of openings, and beginnings, doors that you will find along the way, in the space of the unknown that you have created.

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The richness of this liminal experience, cannot be overstated, for it is the matrix from which inspiration and creativity will emerge. You know in your heart that it is time for a new quest to burn in your minds eye, have known for a long time, but it has taken time to gather yourself, to decide what to take, and what to leave behind. Although you are probably still not sure of the shape that your destination will take, you have a rough outline, and know that that is enough for the moment. Your new confidence will now allow you to let everything else come to you in due course, as you head off, with hope in your heart towards a new country. Click HERE for the tarot spread.

This particular expression of The New Moon, will be the last that I am making public for the time being. I have now completed a year of published New & Full Moon posts as I have tracked their energy through the decans of the zodiac, and through the lives of the people I work with, and I will continue to use them with my clients.

If you are interested in my mentoring programme, where I use the energy of the Lunar Cycle and the current astrological transits to provide personal on-hand guidance, then do contact me at my email address:

wishing you a blessed New Moon, and may the Goddess watch over you

New Moon in Aquarius 2018

art credit: Neptune’s Horses by Walter Crane.

My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children wish I was “normal” but will be delighted in the end, that I’m not. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here. 

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