Fortunately for both of us, Julie Demboski has now published her well-considered insights concerning the New Moon of January 22, 2012 but why does she call it a Forgiveness Moon?
Here are two Sabian Symbols for your consideration--see if they remind you of anything going on in the news this week since the week begins with this particular Aquarian New Moon:
1.22.12 New Moon @'3AQ' = "A Deserter from the Navy"...Keyword: DEFIANCE.
positive expression: genuine psychological courage in a repudiation of all meaningless loyalties;
negative (unconscious/shadow side): complete inability to follow the rules of any game.
Sounds something like a certain Italian cruise ship captain who deserted his sinking ship, doesn't it?
The Illumination Point for '3AQ' is its opposite degree/sign, '3Leo' (conjunct President Obama's natal Mercury--his SOTU Address is at 9:00 pm est Tuesday, January 24, 2012 so will a new cycle of activity be announced? Plus, the New Moon @ '3AQ' conjoins Inauguration 2009's Jupiter in 10th house so a new cycle or project involving money and investment may be mentioned in President Obama's SOTU 2012 script.)
'3Leo' = "A Woman Having Her Hair Bobbed"...DECISION.
pos: exceptionally effective self-mobilization for the sake of personal ambition;
neg/unconsc/shadow side: wholly inadequate appreciation for the self and its destiny.
(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones; except for the 'unconscious/shadow side' part, I tend to add that myself because it's how I tend to think of the symbols' negative expressions.)
Hmm. Perhaps '3AQ/Leo' expressing simultaneously indicates on some level a defiant decision or a decisive defiance!