New Moon 8 February 2016 Crisis Management

New Moon February 2016 Astrology Crisis ManagementThe New Moon on Monday 8 February 2016 at 19° Aquarius falls just within Aquarius decan 2. The New Moon astrology is challenging yet also potentially very rewarding. Two separate crises regarding a new direction involving love or money must be addressed.

Internal criticism or dissatisfaction provides the motivation to deal with these simultaneous crises. A leap in thinking can lead to satisfying experiences and personal development. Be cautious but don’t be afraid.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new 28 day cycle. With Sun conjunct Moon, all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start and start writing down a to-do list on a blank sheet of paper.

However, the impulsive and enthusiastic nature of a new moon means that not all new projects will succeed. The influence of a new moon last for four weeks up to the next new moon, in this case, the solar eclipse on 8 March 2016.  The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of a new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the moon lasts from February 8 to the February 22 full moon.

New Moon February 2016 Astrology

The February 8 new moon at 19°15′ Aquarius makes two aspects as shown in the chart below. The blue sextile aspect to Uranus represents a state of harmony. This balanced state is where you would naturally want to stay, feeling comfortable and secure.

The red square aspect from the new moon to Mars represents an irritation or disturbance that unsettles the balanced state. Some decision or action must be taken that is uncomfortable and you would prefer not to have to deal with. A crisis then develops as you are torn between wanting to relax in the blue state, and having to fight for it in the red state.

To solve this problem you must reach past the polarized thinking of the single aspects. The green quincunx aspect between Mars and Uranus provides a third point of view. It represents a state of flux, experimenting and experiencing new ways to find the perfect balance. Instead of putting off dealing with the crisis of the red square, you must view the square as representing opportunities to resolve the conflict.

New Moon February 2016 Astrology

New Moon February 2016 Astrology

Bruno and Louise Huber [1] call the this three-colored aspect pattern a large learning triangle. It represents a crisis mechanism that results in learning or development. Once this three-phase crisis mechanism is completed, new ground is broken and a state of harmony is achieved: conflict — striving for solution — harmonization. More than one cycle may need to be completed, especially if a new problem arises.

Sun square Mars suggests that the crisis involves a challenge from your competitors or enemies. Someone is trying to assert their power over you, leading to ego conflicts. You may already be irritable and impatience, and likely to react to any provocation or threats with aggression.

This aspect can lead to a buildup of anger, resentment or sexual frustration. Such potentially destructive energies need to be channeled constructively so they do not result in conflict, accidents, muscle pain or exhaustion. Exercise, masturbation or hard work are preferred so long as you don’t push too hard and strain something.

Mars quincunx Uranus suggest that striving for a solution involves experimentation and thinking outside the box. It can also means that any ego conflicts will be unexpected. Self discipline and patience are required because you will have a tendency to lash out impulsively. Sudden moves could lead to accidents or defeat.

Anger and resentment builds to a tipping point at which some action must be taken. Resist the temptation to lash out and go on the attack. The best option is to try a new and original approach. Use some tact and strategy before reacting to provocation.

Sun sextile Uranus suggests the harmonization will be more exciting and stimulating than calm and relaxing. Resolution of the conflict brings pleasant surprises and stimulating encounters. This is a good time to try something new and exciting, and you should have enough freedom to be able to do this. Increased self-awareness can come though flashes of insight or feedback from chance encounters.

Creativity is stimulated and you should feel more comfortable about expressing the more flamboyant or kinky side of your personality. Socializing, group activities and chance meetings are favored. You are more likely to meet unorthodox types of people or those from different cultural or ethnic backgrounds than your own.

Another February 2016 New Moon Crisis

In the new moon February 2016 astrology chart shown above, only the aspects to the new moon are highlighted. There is, in fact, another learning triangle of the same dimensions between Venus, Mars and Uranus. Both triangles interweave to form the trapezoid shown in the chart below.

The second crisis occurs at the same time as the first one, and is closely related. The point of conflict in the first crisis was the new moon itself, representing a new start. The point of conflict in the second crisis is Venus, your love life, love of self, or your finances.

New Moon February 2016 Astrology

New Moon February 2016 Astrology

Venus square Uranus suggests this crisis involves unexpected urges or events that challenge the stability of a love relationship or your finances. If you have been feeling smothered, confined or bored, then you may lash out in anger or through some other destructive behavior. Experimentation in the bedroom would satisfy your need to increased stimulation. The more demanding or conservative you partner, the more likely you are to stir up trouble or have an affair.

Singles may be attracted to exciting or eccentric people. Those who seem like a risk or are from a different cultural or ethnic background. New romance is possible but it would more likely be a brief relationship unless other transits indicated otherwise.

Striving for a solution is the same as in the first crisis, Mars quincunx Uranus. Be patient and inventive but don’t blow your cool.

Venus sextile Mars suggests the harmonization will be most enjoyable, involving romance or socializing. The perfect blend of sexuality and affection make you look and feel sexy. You can be confident and assertive in chasing your desires without being at all threatening. This balance also means you are ready to give and receive love and adoration.

This is an ideal time for dating because of your suave and playful nature. Your are likely to attract someone as sensual and sexy as you feel. It’s also a good time for self promotion and initiating a pet project. Your creative talents are highlighted, while your charm and increased popularity make gaining support much easier than at other times.

New Moon February 2016 Summary

The two crisis occurring at the same time are closely related. The new moon semi-sextile Venus provides a search for further information between the new moon new start and the Venus love or money conflict. The Huber’s call this particular trapezoid aspect pattern a UFO, because of its shape but also because it hides secrets and leaves a lasting impression.

The two squares represent a powerful store of energy and gives the urge to take on the most difficult of tasks. Everything in this special task is seen as an opportunity to develop and no stone is left unturned. Despite such high energy consumption, harmony is maintained by constantly adapting.

Internal criticism or dissatisfaction provide the motivation to deal with the simultaneous crises. A large thinking step leads to satisfying experiences and personal development. Be cautious but don’t be afraid.

If this new moon directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon January 2016
Next Moon Phase: Full Moon February 2016

New Moon January 2016 Times and Dates
Los Angeles
New York
8 February – 6:39 am
8 February – 9:39 am
8 February – 2:39 pm
8 February – 8:09 pm
9 February – 1:39 am

1. Aspect Pattern Astrology, Bruno and Louise Huber, 2005, p.197, 247.

70 thoughts on “New Moon 8 February 2016 Crisis Management

  1. “Don’t you forget, this lottery is going to be the most important of your life. It will help you both in this lifetime and the next. It’ll bring you riches both this life and in the hereafter.” –Luang Phaw

  2. In a past life I was Machig Labdrön. I am skilled at seeing the divine in the darkness. There is a double meaning in “The Lottery.” See Shirley Jackson’s story.

  3. Transiting Chiron is now at 19Pis15. It is conjunct my Midheaven at 17Pis04, square my Saturn at 19Sag27, and opposite my Sun at 20Vir52.

    Chiron’s influence is profound in matters healing to the soul. With Chiron here much wisdom can be brought to the chosen profession, but usually only after facing, owning and letting go of feelings of inadequacy.

  4. Transiting Chiron is now at 19Pis15 square my natal Saturn at19Sag27. Squares are not always, not necessarily difficult or bad experiences, but the opportunity to dissolve energy blocks (If I am not conscious of the issue, I just experience the energy block).

    I am consciously aware of your amazing insight, Jamie. You research the data thoroughly and well before coming to your conclusions.

  5. You were born on September 21, 1968, on the Day of Wondrous Current Taste.

    “September 21 people do have a way of imbuing the commonplace with an unusual air and of making mundane subjects more interesting.”

    “It is essential that September 21 people regularly consult their family doctor or health advisor to monitor their progress and make sure they are not headed in a wrong direction.”

    “They must also beware lest the healthy expression of their sexuality be sublimated into neurotic and possessive drives, in an attempt to flee from reality.”

    “For them, platonic relationships often have a special appeal.”

    “They will discover that stress is largely something that they inflict upon themselves and that when they are able to put things out of their mind long enough to enjoy themselves, their general health and well-being improve dramatically.”

    “Relenting in this approach and becoming more accepting and forgiving will occur naturally as they begin to relax and have more fun. Also, an important part of this process is that, following the development of a greater sense of wonder themselves, they will find that they are able to infect others with it.”

    “Attracting more free and open friends can exert a positive influence by fostering more fun-loving attitudes.”

    –Gary Goldschneider

      • You can go to and put in any date. It’s free. There are also readings for relationships. I find the information both extensive and accurate.

        I use it for particular degrees, the way you use fixed stars. Sometimes, if I’m not sure what day corresponds with a particular degree, I look in the ephemeris to see on what day the Sun was conjunct that degree in the year for the chart I’m looking at (prior to the chart date).

  6. Don’t worry, Jamie, as long as you lay low and pretend not to know what’s really happening the CIA will overlook you…until the big mass slaughter. Then you can go out in the company of the dutiful masses. I can guarantee that the view from above will be inspiring. Earth is transforming into a beautiful place to be alive in the body. You can watch the show from a disincarnate position if you don’t want to stick your neck out and do the actual research at this crucial time.

  7. September 21, 1968:

    “They must release…
    –Gary Goldschneider

    Good job, Jamie. I knew I could trust you to actually look at the data instead of hiding behind “safe” assumptions.

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