Happiness Project (11) Aquarius New Moon: Form Your Own Mastermind Group

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Aquarius New Moon occurs on February 2nd, 2011 at 9:31PM EST (US)

The strength of Capricorn archetype is that it doesn’t mind working alone to get things done.  Taken to the extreme, however, this could create a loner who is too self-reliant and misses out on the opportunity to benefit from others’ support.

Aquarius archetype comes after Capricorn, in order to open up the psyche to the transformative potential of group synergy.   Where our own efforts may not be enough, a truly great accomplishment or advancement is possible through the formation of a supportive group, working toward shared goals.  Such group is usually called a Mastermind group.

The Mastermind Group: Its Definition and Purpose

The concept of a Mastermind group was introduced by Napoleon Hill, who wrote the self-help classic Think and Grow Rich.  Hill defined the Mastermind group as a “coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”

If you have a significant goal you’re working toward, then most likely you’ll benefit from the support of a Mastermind group.  Here are some examples of the purpose of a Mastermind group:

  • To become more successful: small business entrepreneurs could form a Mastermind group in order to support each other in building and developing their businesses.  Another common example is that of an investment club.
  • To become more healthy: people form a Mastermind group in order to lose weight, or to support each other in combating a certain illness or working through other health condition.
  • To become happier: there are groups that work on Happiness Project and other uplifting programs in order to increase their enjoyment of life.
  • To increase knowledge & skill: Toastmasters, a book club, a writer’s club, etc. 

There are many benefits to forming an alliance with a like-minded, supportive group of people:

  • You could pool your knowledge and resources together, ending up with much more than you could gather on your own. 
  • You can keep each other accountable through regular meetings.
  • You can support and inspire each other through tough times.

Your Horoscope and the Mastermind Group

Astrologically speaking, such group synergy is invaluable in that other people’s energy and perspective will tend to offset the imbalance you have in your natal chart.

For instance, my horoscope lacks an opposition aspect.  As opposition aspect frequently is needed to establish a full perspective on any issue (as in “looking at things from both sides”), this means I have a tendency to lose sight of wider perspective without wise counsel and feedback from others. 

I have a lot of conjunctions in my chart, which suggests that I have a strong drive and an ability to concentrate my effort.  Combined with the lack of an opposition aspect, this means I could drive very fast toward a wrong direction, unless given proper feedback from others.  So for someone like me, a Mastermind group support is essential in professional or personal growth.

Another example is a lack of certain element or a modality in a horoscope: If your horoscope lacks emphasis in the Fire element (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), for instance, you may need the help of others in order to find the necessary inspiration. 

If your horoscope does not have a Fixed emphasis (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius), you may need the Mastermind group to help keep you accountable, so that you can finish the projects you start on time.

This Month’s Challenge: Form Your Own Mastermind Group
Are you serious about the goals you wrote down during the Capricorn New Moon?  Do you feel that a support of a Mastermind group could help you accomplish your goals faster, and in a better way?  If so, I challenge you to form your own Mastermind group during this New Moon.
It does not have to be a huge endeavor.  Your Mastermind group could be composed of just two people – it will still have a powerful effect, so long as you both remain committed to your own goals, and in supporting each other.  
In my case, my life coach is definitely a part of my Mastermind group.  I could also use some more support in the area of astrological writing and consulting practice – so God willing, I’ll be able to form another Mastermind group composed of people that share these goals.
Do you already have a Mastermind group, or are you motivated to find or create one?  What is the Mastermind group about?  Feel free to share via emails or comments!
About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

You can contact Hiroki via email at: Hiroki@hniizato.com or Phone: 727-470-4056 to ask a question or schedule a consultation.


  1. AstroFix.net says:

    Quite interesting since I am starting a mastermind group this month!

  2. MovieBuff says:

    Okay, Hiroki… I just read your post and I can’t really agree with it.

    First of all, I noticed that it is dated for 2nd Feb 2011. My birthday falls on 2nd Feb., so this configuration was a part of my solar returns chart for 2011.

    According to Jim Eshelman “More specifically, conjunctions of the Sun and Moon represent the birthing of a new cycle or emerging phase, while an old phase eases away. Doors can be ripped open and slammed shut! There is a refocusing upon the direction in which that life is proceeding. The individual is apt to acquire a new basic orientation to life. This conjunction seems heavily infused with a solar quality, with assertiveness strong and awareness of direction paramount for the life of the return chart.”

    2011 was a singularly bad year for me. So bad that I don’t even want to talk about what happened…. It was just the most-est terrible-est phase of my life up till now. I’ll give you a hint – (i) Transiting Saturn conjuncted my Ascendant (ii) I experienced my first Pluto transit to my Capricorn stellium (Pluto conjunct Mars); and (iii) Progressed Moon was in the balsamic phase. You get the picture.

    So, I truly can’t relate to what you’ve written about creating a mastermind group on 2nd Feb 2011.

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