New Moon in Aquarius:
A Flag is Seen
Turning into an Eagle
When I sat down to write about the January 27th Aquarius new moon, something about it seemed familiar. I couldn’t place it, but I felt as though I had seen this chart before.
As I examined the planetary activity in the chart, I was struck by the lack of aspects to this new moon. Were it not for an out-of-sign sextile from Mars, it would exist in its own little planetary duet and be isolated from the rest of the chart.
Since it wasn’t giving me much to write about from an aspect point of view, I decided to look up the meaning of the Sabian symbol for 8°15′ Aquarius. It said:
A flag is seen turning into an eagle.
And then it hit me. The reason this chart looked familiar is because the house overlay (the house cusps) of this chart are virtually identical to Donald Trump’s natal chart. Like most astrologers, I spent a lot of time studying his chart last year. However, unlike most of them I never predicted a Trump loss, because since 2014 (that’s right, 2014) I had been predicting that Hillary Clinton would not be president.
So what does this chart mean? To me, it validates my belief that certain circumstances are promised (predestined) in the natal chart. Whether or not that promise is fulfilled depends on the free will of the individual.
Looking at Trump’s chart, the new moon falls in his sixth house of service as he begins his new work as a civil servant. While you may interpret it differently, I feel this Sabian symbol reflects the spirit of the message he conveyed in his inaugural speech.
When I think of the promise of a new moon in Aquarius, themes of fellowship, brotherhood and humanity immediately come to my optimistic mind. However, themes of rebellion also belong to Aquarius, and given the virtually unsupported position of this new moon, the protests won’t be ending any time soon.
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