This New Moon in Aquarius Urges You To Do Something New or Take a Big Risk—Here’s What To Expect for Your Sign

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There are officially no retrograde planets in the sky, and you’re ready to move forward and take a risk under the new moon in Aquarius on February 9, 2024, at 5:57 p.m. EST. Chances are, you’re thinking big-picture, and the actions you’re planning or plotting will involve your broader network, friendships, community, and goals for the future—all Aquarian themes that tend to feel omnipresent under a new moon in Aquarius.

While the modern-day planetary ruler of Aquarius is the rebellious Uranus, its traditional ruler is taskmaster Saturn, and the sign’s energy blends both influences: It gives form and shape (Saturn) to innovative ideas (Uranus). And as the ruler of the 11th astrological house (which deals with social connections), Aquarius also reminds us that as human beings, our plights and delights are all interconnected. You’re eager to spend time with others who share some of your key values and interests, and find ways to foster a deeper sense of community, connection, and belonging.

Under this new moon in Aquarius, you can also experience a surge of energy and a desire to rebel against the norm. As noted above, Aquarius is the innovator sign—and this lunation could have you thinking up new ideas or manifesting new dreams. You’re prompted to reflect on the ways in which your unique gifts can leave an impact on others in your sphere or society at large, and you’re feeling more excited about the prospect of leaving your comfort zone than you are fearful of the unknown.

When is the next new moon in Aquarius?

The new moon in Aquarius perfects at 5:57 a.m. EST on February 9, 2024. And in the hours just preceding and following its arrival, the forward-thinking energy of Aquarius will be especially potent in the cosmos.

To get a better sense of the broader astrological landscape for this week, and how the new moon in Aquarius fits into it, read your weekly horoscope for February 4 to 10, 2024.

What is the astrological meaning of a new moon?

When a new moon occurs, the sun and the moon line up in the same zodiac sign, with the moon right between the Earth and the sun. The moon itself appears darkened in the night sky, barely visible as it blocks the light of the sun from our view.

This moon phase starts the monthly lunar cycle, which is why, in astrology, it symbolizes a time of releasing the old and the outdated, and beginning new again. In turn, new moons are considered lucky periods for setting intentions and manifestation.

What can you expect from the February 2024 new moon in Aquarius?

This year’s new moon in Aquarius promises to seriously shake up your life. It’s forming a nearly exact square (read: tense aspect) with renegade Uranus in Taurus, kicking up disruption and surprise. This energy can be both liberating and destabilizing—after all, ditching the status quo isn’t for the faint of heart. But under this lunation, you know that in order to progress emotionally or level up, you’ll need to do something you’ve never done before and let go of whatever (or whomever) has been keeping you stagnant.

This energy can be both liberating and destabilizing—after all, ditching the status quo isn’t for the faint of heart.

As the moon arrives, Saturn will also be forming a gentle connection with lucky Jupiter in Taurus, which could support you in setting the foundation for a long-term goal. You could feel especially optimistic about and dedicated to anything you choose to initiate around this new moon, whether it’s a new relationship, a business venture, or something else entirely.

A connection just after the new moon between communication-oriented Mercury in Aquarius and Jupiter in Taurus also allows you to filter information through a positive lens and consider what could happen if everything goes right. You’ll just want to be cognizant of the potential for overpromising and the presence of inflated egos—over-exaggerating is a signature of this cosmic combo.

Your healing journey is also highlighted under this new moon in Aquarius, as Chiron, an asteroid known as “the wounded healer” and ruling over past trauma, and the north node (an invisible point in the sky associated with fate) inch toward each other. Whatever you choose to begin today—or whatever you choose to leave behind—can trigger your sensitivities, but also inspire profound growth and personal evolution.

To get a clearer picture of how this liberating (yet intense) energy will affect you, read on for your sun, moon, and rising signs. Then, pick up a unique self-care practice to help you move through the February 2024 new moon in Aquarius with a little more steadiness.

What will the February 2024 new moon in Aquarius bring for every zodiac sign?


It’s time to invest in one of your dreams, Aries. The new moon in Aquarius hits on your 11th astrological house of support, friendship, and hopes for the future. Now is an aligned time to take a risk and start your own business or invest some of your resources into a side hustle.

Networking can be extra beneficial under these moonbeams; go ahead and share some of your loftier goals with friends or within your professional community. You could also strike up a friendship with someone outside of your normal sphere and feel excited about nurturing this bond.

Your new moon self-care practice: Take one baby step toward a personal goal you have for yourself. If you want to start a podcast, design a graphic for it. If you want to write a book, design a mock cover. Putting your energy into these projects—even if they’re still hypothetical—will send the universe signals about what you desire.


You’re pushing back against tradition today, Taurus, as the new moon arrives in your 10th house of publicity, accomplishments, and career. You’re ready to start a fresh chapter that leaves others guessing, and you’re less concerned about what they think.

As you lead with your authenticity, you’re bound to shock some people along the way… but this newfound mojo to go after what you desire and show the world who you are feels both liberating and healing. Some major changes in your professional life may also unfold—like a boss suddenly quitting or a surprise change in responsibilities.

Your new moon self-care practice: Write down a few thoughts about how you always wanted to dress or act as a teen (but perhaps never felt comfortable doing so). Incorporate some element of style or a hobby into your life that would make your inner teen feel seen, appreciated, and most importantly, absolutely freaking cool.


Your focus and priorities are shifting, Gemini, as the new moon lands in your ninth house of travel, education, expertise, and perspective. A conversation could pique your curiosity about a new topic, and you’re feeling encouraged to try something new, sign up for a class, or book travel based on what you learn. You could also be presented with a new contract or opportunity that has the potential to showcase your expertise to more people and expand your horizons.

Your new moon self-care practice: Pick up a new spiritual practice for the next lunar cycle (roughly a month), whether it’s meditation, breathwork, or working with tarot cards. Fostering a relationship with your intuition will make it easier to identify when the universe is sending you messages and guiding you along your path.


A surprising opportunity could find you, Cancer, under this new moon in Aquarius. It moves through your eighth house of contracts, resources, vulnerability, and your psyche, and has the power to change your financial situation or work life.

You’re also more keenly aware of where you’re investing your energy today, and you’re feeling ready to break free from any energy vampires. Hidden information could also become public knowledge—prepare to learn a few dramatic secrets.

Your new moon self-care practice: Write down your fears and any shame or guilt you carry with you from the past. Rip up or burn the paper safely to symbolically remove your attachments to these feelings.


New partnerships may be entering your life, Leo, once the new moon shakes up your seventh house of one-on-one relationships and contracts. You’re ready to move quickly in the name of love—maybe you’re moving in with a partner you’ve only been dating for a few months or even deciding to elope.

Professionally, you may also be presented with a surprising or intriguing contract that could inspire you to ditch an old gig (or side gig) and pursue a new path.

Your new moon self-care practice: Your challenge under this new moon is to follow what excites you—even if it also scares you a bit. Taking a risk in your love life or professional life will not only push you beyond the confines of your comfort zone, but will also help you clear out stagnant energy. A new way forward is possible!


The ins and outs of your day-to-day life are shifting, Virgo. The new moon lands in your sixth house of daily routine, health, responsibility, and wellness, which could have you taking on a new obligation that requires more effort and attention. You’re ready to put in the extra hours, though, because ultimately, you know the payoff will come.

You’re also experiencing new vistas with this new moon, whether that’s through travel or just something like switching up the local coffee shop you tend to visit.

Your new moon self-care practice: If someone is adding more and more to your plate, you’re ready to stand up for yourself by setting (or enforcing) boundaries or just saying no. Although the conversations may feel uncomfortable, speaking your truth will set you free… and more imminently, give you more free time.


You’re striking gold today, Libra, when the new moon activates your fifth house of pleasure, romance, and creativity. Chances are, you could be feeling ready to dive headfirst into a creative project, whether it means finally launching that Etsy shop or cracking open a new cookbook. Your vulnerability and willingness to embrace parts of yourself and your past that you typically avoid or reject can deliver blessings.

Your romantic relationships can also shift—you could be ready to commit to a lover or call it quits with someone whom you feel is wasting your time.

Your new moon self-care practice: Return to a hobby that you used to enjoy as a teenager or child. Spend time nurturing your younger self and giving them the space and confidence to explore what truly lights them up. As you engage with this part of yourself, you can also access new creative inspiration.


Your private life is about to become public, Scorpio, as the new moon occurs in your fourth house of home, family, and the past. But don’t panic—you’re the one who’s choosing to disclose information that you’ve kept to yourself, and it can feel freeing.

You’re probably considering a move or moving in with someone new (or someone special)—either way, your current sense of comfort and stability is shifting. This is a powerful day to shed old baggage (emotional and literal) that leaves you feeling depleted and stuck. Some of your choices may shock family members, but you’re ready to blaze down an unexplored path regardless.

Your new moon self-care practice: Create a cozy environment to regulate your nervous system. Draw yourself a warm bath or throw on a thick robe. Spending time nurturing yourself will be recharging and supportive as you move through the big changes that lie ahead.


Shocking conversations could unfold under this new moon, Sagittarius, as it moves through your third house of communication, learning, local surroundings, and travel. You might learn of a new work opportunity or contract that has the potential to shift your everyday life—perhaps changing your schedule or work location. Things may also not go according to plan today, as your daily routine gets thrown for a loop; try to consider how that change may be a good thing in the long run.

Separately, this is also an aligned time to sign up for a class or course on an unfamiliar topic, or invest your time in a skill or project you’ve been curious about.

Your new moon self-care practice: Write a list of your daily to-dos and a list of what you wish you could do on a daily basis. Next, draft a list of your daily routines and rituals. Is there room to incorporate an activity you enjoy—like reading 10 minutes a day or starting your day with a dose of sunshine—as a daily priority? Consider removing a habit you’ve outgrown to create space for something more meaningful.


Your finances might feel up in the air, Capricorn, when the new moon activates your second house of income, resources, and livelihood. It’s very possible that this lunation coincides with a new personal or professional project that will require you to exercise your creativity. Maybe you’re ready to start writing your memoir or are collaborating with a design team for a deck at work.

This is also a great time to invest some of your resources into a passion project. You don’t have to have all your ducks in a row—you just have to get started!

Your new moon self-care practice: Go on a date with yourself. Whether it’s a massage or a fancy dinner, invest your time and energy into an evening that brings you joy. Spending time focusing on just you can lead to breakthroughs and inspiring ideas.


You’re showing up as your true self, Aquarius, and you don’t care whom you may shock in the process. The new moon lands in your first house of identity, sense of self, and personal ambitions, putting your days of appeasing others in the rearview.

This is your yearly reset to shed old versions of yourself, break free from the past, and detach from behavioral cycles that keep you playing it safe and small. You could also be on the brink of making a major life decision—like moving, committing to a new relationship or job, or changing up your chosen family.

Your new moon self-care practice: Write a list of your current personal goals, and then write a list of the fears associated with each one. Are there baby steps you can take to confront some of those fears and limiting beliefs? This moon delivers an opportunity for rapid shifts of mindset and progress, as long as you’re willing to take a risk.


Your intuition is louder than ever, Pisces, as the new moon moves through your 12th house of the subconscious mind, closure, healing, and rest. Important breakthroughs can arrive in your dreams or in your waking life, through the symbols and synchronicities around you (look out for angel numbers).

You may feel inspired to take action on something you’ve been fixating on in your imagination. Perhaps you can also identify or become more aware of a limiting habit or behavioral pattern—and you get a sudden rush of energy to break free from it.

Your new moon self-care practice: Carve out time for solitude. Prioritizing your rest and interacting with your own mind can help you figure out the best step to take next on your path.

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