February’s New Moon Challenges Us to Think Outside the Box

As 2022 continues on, we can begin to see the collective focus shift from our personal new year’s resolutions, to what will help us move forward as a collective! We are still in the midst of a pandemic, we are learning how to function in these constantly changing social restraints. After January’s emotional full moon in Cancer, our moon moves away from introspection and into rebellious action oriented Aquarius on February 1st. Though this zodiac sign is connected to air, it is represented by the water bearer, bringing substance and humanitarianism to all. Aquarius looks at the big picture goal, and always roots for the underdog. No one is left behind with this intelligent sign at the helm!

February, our “2” month is the period of partnerships, universal love, and global movement. It’s a great time period to think about what is important to you personally and how it fits into the world. What social causes feel important to you during this time? How does your big picture vision help uplift those around you? Our legacies and dreams are not only ours to experience. They help pave the path of those who are coming up after us. If you want to make an impact, you have to think bigger than yourself. Now is the perfect time to stand up for what you believe in! Advocate for those who may not be able to advocate for themselves. Let your voice be heard loud and clear!

Aquarius rules our social circles and friendship sectors. We are at the tail end of a Mercury Retrograde that brought up a lot of reflection around the company we keep. You can use this new moon energy to manifest the support group and friendships you wish to have in 2022. This sign loves to be connected to all types of people from different backgrounds. Make friends with those who inspire you and are working towards the same long term goals. Don’t be surprised if you meet your new crew in strange locations or unique situations! Aquarius walks to the beat of its own drum! They know the road less traveled is usually filled with gems. Aquarius is ruled by our planet of technology, Uranus. With this new moon energy, you will feel called to use social media or the latest apps to expand your internet presence. Let your individuality shine through! The more authentic you are to yourself, the more community you will find.  

This new moon, push your limitations and get creative! Dive into the unknown with bravery, and allow yourself to explore freely. Aquarius energy hates to be boxed into the conventional, now is the time to push the envelope! The more you question “why”, you’ll begin to get clarity on how you feel and where you truly stand on important decisions in your life. Remember that your community is a reflection of you. You can learn something new from those who have very different experiences! Be open to letting your mind flow in this chapter like the water from the bearer’s cup.

Here are some tips on how to use this Aquarius New Moon’s energy:

  • Sign up for a new class or workshop. Aquarius loves to expand the mind and challenge itself. Register for an in person or virtual class you’ve always wanted to take! Pushing yourself will help you to broaden your horizons personally and socially.
  • Flow like air! Creating an intentional meditation using smoke from incense can be a beautiful way to tap into your divine feminine  energy. Set up a peaceful spot in your home, play your favorite meditation track, and watch the incense smoke dance as you take deep inhales and exhale breaths. Journal about any of the feelings or visions that come up for you during this practice.
  • Donate or help out your favorite social cause! All of us have something that we care about that not only affects us, but our collective. Volunteer, donate, or spread the word about a social movement that feels near and dear to you! It will feel inspiring and grounding to give back in a way that feels productive and good for you.



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Ellen Bowles is a creative, healer, and writer from Los Angeles, CA. Ellen is the co-author of ASTROLOGY SOS: An Astrological Survival Guide to Life, published by Hardie Grant UK and Chronicle Books. She has been featured in publications such as Well+Good, Bustle, PopSugar, and InStyle.

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