Before I get into the new Moon astrology forecast for January 31, I want to share some current planetary events!
Venus is direct as of January 29. And Mercury FINALLY stations direct this Thursday, February 3. All seven traditional planets (Mercury through Saturn) are direct until June - whew!
There are many important planetary shifts ahead this spring and summer. These major shifts include Jupiter and Saturn, the nodes of the Moon and the new beginning of the eight year Venus cycle! I don't know about you, but I am seriously ready for this new and supportive energy ahead in 2022!
New Moon Energy Forecast: What to Expect
The new Moon is at it's darkest January 31 at 9:45pm Pacific Time at 18:10 Capricorn (sidereal) and Moon is in a close and somewhat tense aspect (square) to erratic Uranus! The influence of Uranus can create a somewhat volatile emotional experience today as we lead up to the new Moon this evening.
The Moon is also applying (moving toward) Saturn, who is much more conservative than Uranus! If an important new phase is starting at this time, it will be key to plan slow but gradual growth, since Saturn is so heavily involved. Uranus will be tempting you to break the mold and go for it...but trust me on this one - you want to plan for steady growth!
Have you noticed how much the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, are factoring into recent planetary influences? These are significant generational influences, but also very important when they are transiting over the same degree range as a planet in your birth chart.
Regardless of your rising sign, there will be an underlying energy of earthy Capricorn associated with this new Moon.
Which Part of my Lived Experience is Illuminated by this Month's New Moon Energy?
If you know your rising sign you can have a great idea where the new Moon energy is lighting up your birth chart! See below for details by rising sign. These are the areas of life that function best with the new Moon energies and new beginnings.
If you do not know your rising sign you can get it for free on my site here. Aries: Career, public reputation Taurus: Spirituality, philosophy, dharma, foreign travels Gemini: Transformation, partners assets, inheritance, longevity, esoteric arts and sciences Cancer: Committed partnerships (personal and business) Leo: Work, service, daily routine, habits and wellness Virgo: Children, creativity, fun and games, speculation Libra: Home, happiness, mother, land and vehicles Scorpio: Short distance travels, courage, communication, siblings Sagittarius: Family, savings, speech Capricorn: Self, perspective, health (this is a very personal for you Sagittarius) Aquarius: Subconscious, dreams, foreign lands, meditation, sleep, feet Pisces: Earnings from work, social and career networking, older siblings
New Moon in Shravana Nakshatra: Which Actions are Supported
SHRAVANA, “TO HEAR” Deity: Vishnu Symbol: The Ear Shakti: The Power of Connection of All Things Quality: Moveable
The symbol of Shravana is the ear, and this nakshatra is all about listening, hearing, learning, and teaching. In ancient times teaching was done through the spoken word (shruti), and listening was an extremely important faculty with regard to learning. This nakshatra also connects with someone who has great capacity for internal hearing—that is, understanding and connecting to intuition which might include clairaudience, clairvoyant, or clairsentient capabilities. People who work in industries associated with speech, such as a translator or teacher, psychologist, counselor, or vocalist, may have planets in Shravana nakshatra.
Combined with the energy of the new Moon, Shravana nakshatra is a powerful new Moon for new beginnings.
The watch-out within Shravana nakshatra is extreme sensitivity and the potential for fanatical attitudes...especially with Uranus involved! There will likely be continued disagreements regarding books, subjects taught in schools, podcast, television and radio content.
Shravana Nakshatra is supportive of: Beginning new ventures Learning a new language Writing a book or essay Starting mental health counseling Beginning any educational course Teaching a new educational course Meditation and spiritual practice Travel, especially long distances
Those in the main or sub planetary periods of Moon will feel this powerful new Moon energy even more. If you do not know which planetary period you are in you can calculate it for free on my site here
New Moon Ritual Timing BEST TIMING FOR NEW BEGINNINGS: January 31, from 9:46pm Pacific Time through February 1 at 6:13am Pacific Time.
Get your Lunar Phase altar cloth here to follow the phases of the Moon as it waxes and wanes!