Hello everyone! How are you? Late in the evening of January 21st, the Sun and Moon unite in the 1st degree of Aquarius to give life to Aquarius first new moon this year! Not only that, it’s also the second new moon after the winter solstice, so it coincides with that Chinese new year and with the beginning of the year of the water hare. And these circumstances alone make it particularly interesting in a way: If you consider that the new moon itself has all the power of the beginnings, this new moon in particular heralds an extremely dynamic and interesting year.

As you may have read in my bookHOROSCOPE 2023 – THE ROUND OF THE YEAR IN 12 STAGES“For all zodiac signs, this is a year of great revolutions, with the caps of everything that has held us stuck for fear of taking a step in a different direction, for fear of judgment or for fear of being dashed in the expectations of others. Or out of simple insecurity or indecisiveness. It is a year that prompts us to take a more independent direction, and before that, make an act of self-assertion and personal affirmation: «I am this, whether you like it or not!…

…and I’m no longer willing to sacrifice my personal uniqueness on the altar of a quiet life, to deny myself to maintain a balance that’s beginning to get too tight for me». In short, a triumph of awareness and self-affirmation that we could express musically with masterpieces like Gloria Gaynor’s “I am what I am”, with Keala Settle’s “This is me” (from the soundtrack of The Greatest Shoman). . ), but also by our “Me ne frego” by Achille Lauro and by the lesser-known “Giungla” by Erica Mou (“It looks good on the mannequin and not on me!”).

These are, if you will, my musical suggestions for getting off to a flying start in a year that will change many situations and bring a touch of healthy “rebellion” and independence to the Zodiac far and wide. From this perspective, the first new moon of the year, forming in Aquarius (sign of freedom and independence of judgment), marks an important starting point. It conjures up those very first drums of the revolution, beginning softly and then gradually crescendoing…until they reach their climax over the next spring.

But let’s go in order. The new moon marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle and is very similar to a “seed” in that sense. Something small, almost invisible (the new moon cannot be seen with the naked eye), but with enormous potential for growth. What we sow on the new moon begins to take on clearer connotations a fortnight later, in this case with the next full moon in Leo February 5th, which, if we will, represents a first awakening of freedom and self-respect. On a larger scale and on a more structured basis, the effects of the new moon will be visible six months later, in this case with the full moon in Aquarius on August 1st.

And right in the middle between these two moments (early February and early August) is the May sky when Pluto stands in Aquarius and Jupiter enters Taurus, where Uranus (the planet of great revolutions) has already passed since 2018. That probably means in many cases The “fuse” that lights up on this new moon will cause you to make different choices (in many cases also from the “break” with the past) in the heart of springand will lead us to a touch of the promised land a new life in summer (Continues)