- Waning Dark Moon: From Capricorn to Aquarius
- Begins: February 8th-11th
- Element: Earth-Air
- Modality: Cardinal-fixed
- Planetary Ruler: Saturn
ABOUT THE DARK/ BALSAMIC PHASE
The Waning Dark Moon is the phase when it’s still displaying a thin silver line, at the verge of becoming invisible in the night sky as it approaches the Sun. Symbolically, it represents the declining phase of the cycle of life, beginning two nights before the New Moon, which is when it has lost all of its illumination. Thus, this phase prepares us for the rebirth and new beginning that comes after the exact conjunction of the two luminaries.
RETURNING TO THE CAVE
The Waning Dark Moon represents the time when we’re heading back to the cave, when we return from our journey through the outside and head towards our inner/underworld. As the energies decay, we are invited to rest, recharge, put an end to negative cycles and habits, break old patterns, release from energetic or body toxins, banish what we want out or cut the cords that attach us to the past. It’s when we enter the Crone phase, commune with the Dark Goddess and meet with our shadow side.
THE WANING DARK MOON OF AQUARIUS SEASON
The Waning Dark Moon of Aquarius season is deep, intense and transformative, as it will begin when it’s at the last degrees of Capricorn merging with Pluto, the lord of the underworld. This takes us back to the previous New Moon in which a new restorative start began in an area of our lives that was all about rising from the ashes, for that area was the one that experienced the collapse of structures in 2020. However, as we have its waning energy now before the New Moon in Aquarius, highlights that’s now the time to leave the past behind in order to be ready for the new aquarian beginning which is the theme of 2021.
WANING DARK MOON TIME: PREPARING FOR THE NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS: FEBRUARY 9TH-11TH
This house where the new cycle will initiate has been greatly activated by the transits that have been occurring since the Saturn and Jupiter conjunction on December 21st . However, the fact that this began during Capricorn season which is the “the 12 house” of Aquarius, it’s indicative that what we experienced throughout January was actually preparing us for the new start that is to come, a preview of what 2021 will be for the collective and for each of us. Therefore, we’re at the midst of the most significant lunation of this year and this Waning Dark Moon is the phase that will prepare us for it.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN AND ITS UNDERLYING INFLUENCE TO THE AQUARIUS PLANETS
Although Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn it’s actually really close to the stellium happening in Aquarius, so its influence is actually behind, underlying all of the aquarian shifts that have been and will continue occurring. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth, of deep transformation after times of crisis, that’s where we come from because it’s where all of the planets currently in Aquarius were in 2020. Saturn and Jupiter were in Capricorn and conjuncted Pluto before they entered the sign of the water bearer. This means that this next New Moon will be all about a complete restructuring, reinvention and a new beginning after this intense and painful period.
WANING DARK MOON IN CAPRICORN CONJUNCT PLUTO: FEBRUARY 9TH @ 12:22 PM EST + VOID OF COURSE
Therefore, this Waning Dark Moon that will conjunct the Lord of the underworld, will be representing the death of the negative cycles, the end of the old vicious patterns, making it an excellent time begin a process of releasing and purging. Also excellent for shadow work and introspection to heal the fears and the trauma that may have come from what occurred last year and to let go all of the stagnant energy so we become restored and ready for growth and progress. This is also the decaying phase after the Full Moon in Leo that may have illuminated the core desires of the heart and what no longer serves our path. Thus, the reason why Mercury stationed retrograde right after so we reorient ourselves, make revisions and changes in order to make sure that we begin this new cycle with our eyes set towards our true purpose.
WANING DARK MOON ENTERS AQUARIUS: FEBRUARY 9TH @ 8:20 PM EST – FEBRUARY 11TH 2:05 PM EST
On the evening hours of February 9th, the Waning Dark Moon will be in Aquarius because since the new lunar phase begins at the 23 degree, this means that from 0-22 degrees, the energies are still decaying, ideal to continue releasing and banishing what we want out. We will be deep into the death phase of the cycle while 6 planets will be in Aquarius. Thus, conjuncting, Saturn, Venus and Jupiter before it conjuncts the Sun. Thus, this will be a time when a new vision begins to brew and when change is in the air, so it’s perfect to do a ritual to let go of the old behind so we’re prepared to begin following the new path that will be opening on our horizon.