The New Moon in Aquarius at 21 degrees 43 minutes on 10th February 2013 (07:20 GMT) marks the first day of the Chinese New Year.
This Aquarian New Moon tightly square the nodal axis, urging us to move beyond our comfort zone (South Node) and head towards what we are meant to achieve in this life time (North Node). Let go of old paradigms and rigid concepts (SN in Taurus). 'Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway!' as the late Susan Jeffers had advocated in her book of the same title (NN in Scorpio). The unknown can be scary, but what is more scary: to remain in the same old place until the day you leave this planet or to trek on unexplored terrain and give your life some excitement? I'll let you ponder on that one.
There is also a Pisces stellium (Mercury, Mars, Neptune and Chiron) with Venus in Aquarius, giving us a touch of compassion , to act on our intuition and to have faith in the Universe with our plans, even if our views are not supported by those around us.
The rulers of this New Moon are Uranus (modern) and Saturn (traditional). The Uranus-Pluto square continues to be in the background. Jupiter, planet of expansion and luck, sends his support to Uranus, providing an opportunity for more individuation. However, holding onto the status quo may prevent you from exploring a new avenue (Jupiter inconjunct Saturn).