New Moon 2016-02-08 (Chinese New Year Fire Monkey) Double Yod Key + Focused Yod
2016 is an “interesting” year from the perspective of astrological patterns, and we are beginning to enter what many will look back to, and consider, a magical time. Upcoming is a Valentine’s Day period (the days before and after February 14th as well as the day itself), and this New Moon sets the stage for that intricate set of pattern.
This New Moon marks the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the year of the Fire Monkey. As is true with any element / animal combination of Chinese New Years, this particular combination will not repeat again for sixty years. Since we are not specialists in Chinese Astrology, we will not discuss that further here but encourage you to read more elsewhere:
This particular New Moon (as is true with all Chinese New Year NM’s…
By itself, the New Moon today is interesting. This NM marks the start of the Chinese New Year, and we have a list of New Moons in 2016 here. The Moon turns v/c for the remainder of the day, and this is a good day for a holiday.
We have a number of interesting aspects today, including higher order aspects. But what stands out are the sheer number of aspects in play. Next, we interpret select aspects, and after that a list of the aspects (regular and higher order) perfecting today.
Beyond the NM today, enough by itself, Mercury Trine North Node catches our eyes. It speaks to travel and communications, conversations and trips, done to deal with Karmic issues such as dealing with old wounds or taking on new challenges needed to grow into the next stage, whatever that may be. Venus Sextile Chiron confirms this but focuses the issues more into health, education, and mentor relationships. Mercury Novile Saturn tells us that not only is the “Devil In the Details” but so also is a possible new insight that leads to a special skill in dealing with those details. Jupiter TriSeptile Uranus has been applying for at least a few days (if not weeks), and it marks a collective turning point for the planet in terms of working through karmic issues, helping those less fortunate than ourselves, and addressing environmental issues.