January 2020: Tarot spread for the new moon in Aquarius

Tarot spread for the January 2020 new moon in Aquarius

The January 2020 new moon falls in the sign of Aquarius. The independent, free-thinking Aquarius archetype encourages us to examine our inner wild self and celebrate everything that makes us unique. It is the archetype of the reformer, the idealist who strives for tolerance, unity, and a better and brighter society. The one that strives to raise awareness, consciousness, and enlighten. And despite these rather lofty ideals, the Aquarius archetype isn’t afraid to get in there and get its hands dirty. So you may feel an urgency, an excitement to just get in there and act on your plans already.

Spiritually, the Aquarius archetype teaches us how to be true to our own voice, to listen to and follow the calling of our own heart and soul. By learning how to tune in rather than out, by being true to the things that make us unique, we undertake the journey to individuation.

The January 2020 new moon also highlights our value systems, especially those that govern our possessions and finances. It also brings the spotlight on our attitude towards material possessions and comforts, and the stories we tell ourselves about things like success, spending on comforts, and reasons to or not to save.

Astro-tarot influences for the January 2020 new moon

To throw some more light on the astrology of the new moon in Aquarius, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation. The Aquarius new moon falls in decan 1, which is represented by the 5 of Swords. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with The Star, which is associated with Aquarius.

The 5 of Swords represents cutting your losses and treading carefully with what you say. There’s also an element of overcoming inner demons and negative mindsets. It is a time to stand up for yourself or remain firm on an issue you believe is right. The Star is a card of healing, rest, and hope. It represents a time to be open and true to yourself and those around you; to rest for a while and allow your creative juices to flow.

This, then, speaks to bringing a creative mindset into play as you tackle the larger questions surrounding the meaning of success and untangling the role that money and the associated markers of status play when it comes to your personal value systems and beliefs.

Success means different things to different people. The trouble is, most of us don’t take the time to evaluate what success means to us, not just in terms of leading a ‘successful life’, but also what a successful business or fitness outcome may mean to us. Determining that is the only way we can ensure that we are working towards the things that matter. But how do you define what success means to you? What are the things you need to account for and take into consideration? I examine a lot of those questions here.

Sabian Symbol for the January 2020 Aquarius new moon

The Sabian Symbol for Aquarius 4 degrees is A Council Of Ancestors Has Been Called To Guide Someone.

This is such a powerful and nurturing image. An image of being surrounded by elders and wisdom keepers as you navigate through your journey. There’s a strong sense of lineage and support, strength and wisdom at this time. Instead of feeling that you have to do it all alone, try to make some quiet time to ask for support and advice. Use your tarot or oracle cards – or any other divination tools you may be familiar with – or simply meditate and journal for answers to your deepest questions.

The sense I get from this symbol is one of coming into your own personal power and taking responsibility for your actions. You approach a council like this with strength and humility, certainty and vulnerability. At the core of this symbol is someone who is waking up to their fullest potential, who is tapping into their inner knowing, and who has faith in the protection, guidance and hope being offered from those who went before.

Tarot spread for the new moon in Aquarius

There’s an almost soupy, liminal, magical quality to this new moon – the first of 2020, and of a new decade. This would be a good time to examine and solidify the foundations on which you can layer on new experiences and new successes in the new year – and the next decade.

Here’s a tarot spread to tap into the energy of this new moon.

Tarot spread and journaling questions or the January 2020 new moon in Aquarius

1. The energy surrounding you at this point in time

2. What you believe about success (shadow)

3. What success really means (light)

4. An old thought – related to card 2 – that needs to be shed

5. A new way to think about success – related to card 3 – that needs to be embraced

6. The ancestors speak: a message of guidance and wisdom

7. Message from mama moon: a final message to tie everything together and offer additional wisdom/inspiration

Journaling questions for the January 2020 Aquarius new moon

Not a cardslinger? No problem! Here are some journal questions for you to consider again.

1. If you were a character in a book, how would you describe yourself, your life, your circumstances? About what you want to achieve/do and how you go about doing it. Is your life easy or difficult? Do you have a support group, clarity of thought… Write this character sketch out like a short story.

2. Now look at the story you’ve written – what are you telling yourself about security, money, possessions, and comfort? Highlight all the ways in which you’re sending yourself a message of lack.

3. How can you re-write this story? Maybe you need to examine/shed some old thoughts/patterns; some may belong to your family of origin, but since you’ve never examined them, they’re still playing in the background. Re-write the story from a place of empowerment.

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