Aquarius New Moon - February 8, 2015

Bright Star

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The surf is up, to ride new waves.  Aquarius whispers to go beyond, see into deep space....invite surprises

Though it's pitch dark at the New Moon, its pull is strong physically (with tides and our own waters) and symbolically.  It's the Dark Moon, when the star canopy above is most visible.  

 Aquarius at 20 degrees - February 8th, 2016

Aquarius brings the energy of scrambling (Uranus), but also of establishing a new order (Saturn).  There can be some dramatic waves of waking up, that are unsettling, but also freeing. 

Aquarius' two rulers Uranus and Saturn are making friendly angles at the New Moon.  

 New Moons are passageways of change -- this lunation is buzzing with potential for crystal clear sight, a rousing influx of fresh currents and jolts that wake us up further. 

Aquarius is the sign of freedom, and that's in part because of the gift of heightened awareness.  When we are discouraged, our field of vision narrows, and then feel powerless and bogged down -- a loop that can feed on itself. 

 There can be a social frisson, and quick playing off each other, in the quest for a vision worth living and fighting for.  Oh, what am I saying here, there's a freaking contentious atmosphere out there!

The level of rancor is astronomical, and the fruits of relentless divide and conquer programming are being harvested.  Astro-wise, Venus is in a mood for serious and foundational change, in Capricorn.  And Venus has been in a restless square to Uranus, while being empowered by penetrating Pluto.  

Bottom line is, that it's a time of standing with those that you share common ground with.  And when necessary, breaking with those that have a conflicting world view or vision for the future.  

Courage of Convictions 

The individualistic streak of Aquarius makes this one for standing on the courage of your convictions.  The friction may lead to a personal decree, that's been a long time coming.  

Aquarius, though, don't forget is an air sign, and is able to stay above the fray.  So many are being drawn into the polarizing traps of our times.  This can be a time for a reality check, to pull back and take a breather.  This too, is a kind of freedom. 

Observer's Mind

I love Aquarius season, because I can really think -- life feel spacious.  

I was drawn to an article called The Undistorted Power of Attention by Soren Dreier.  It begins, "Our attention is the most powerful instrument we have: That’s why everybody wants it."  And later, "Lots of people are saying: My life is a mess.  What they really are saying is: I cant focus my attention. Because the minute they do, order will come into place."

This draws my mind to Aquarius' other ruler Saturn (order), and the power of the mind to fix in a reality that's got shape, and is based on humane ideals. 

So, go ahead and let old patterns swirl in the cosmic drain, in these last months before Spring.  The in-between is that landscape of creative chaos -- what will happen?  This lunation is one to experiment with the power of attention, and see what's possible....

The inspired world view comes alive, when its infused with vital energy.  By committing to your own disengagement from the hive mind, you become that trailblazer and light-holder for others.

The Waterbearer invites us to draw in a fresh wind of new energies -- where is your trapdoor to the higher mind?  See what's up with Aquarius New Moon in the Houses.

Lunar Imbolc

This New Moon is considered auspicious as a doorway to finer cosmic vibes. It's Lunar Imbolc, or Candlemas. It's time for idealism, and welcoming fine fresh vibes and possibilities. All is new, as the Sun grows stronger everyday, and we sense Spring just around the corner. At Imbolc, we light candles and ask for faith to see us through the last days of winter.

The New Moon is a time of beginnings. You can set intentions or do a New Moon Ritual that grows with the lunar light and reaches fruition at the Full Moon.

Aquarius is about shared energies, in groups, making this key for coming together in ritual. You'll want to be sure you're on the same wavelength, since group harmonics play an important role now. If you're not in synch with your current circle of friends and colleagues, go out and seek those that are an inspired match. This New Moon is about allies for the future, who are tuned in to the highest vision for the whole.

What's in the Air:

  • brainstorming innovations
  • emotional detachment, but with egalitarian attitude
  • global networking for causes, social change
  • meditations for peace
  • dignity of the individual
  • glamour and futurism
  • shocks to the status quo
  • united communities
  • ahead-of-its-time thinking
  • Thoughts are Things.

New Moon in Aquarius themes:

  • Upgrade the quality of your thoughts.
  • Hit the reset button of your mind.
  • Rising above polarizing left/right paradigms.
  • divination: divining the future.
  • Connecting with like minds, as part of "evolutionary" family.
  • Letting go of negative influences on your mind.
  • Freeing yourself from mind control.
  • Being your own guru, authority, wise one.
  • Contributing to the collective visioning process.

It's a Good Time to:

  • show appreciation to your colleagues
  • join an association, union, club, group or party circuit
  • develop a privacy barrier in your virtual life
  • meditation, pray, do yoga or any other focused moving art
  • fish around your imagination for a genius idea
  • break out of your mental boxes
  • Shake up your routine, to see life from new angles
  • make friends with someone eccentric
  • let your own freak flag fly
  • join with those creating the future you want to see
  • be a visionary
  • be a revolutionary
  • be free