The New Moon at 19 degrees Aquarius will occur at 2:38 pm GMT on Monday, February 8, 2016. The New Moon cycles are always a good time to reflect on where we are and what we want to create next, particularly in the area of life symbolized by the zodiac sign – in this case, Aquarius (whose ruling planet is Uranus).
This New Moon highlights the powerful energy of the whole, the collective, of community and of collaboration. It’s about joining together for the common good and that the whole is always far greater than the sum of its parts. When we come together with unified goals and missions, the outcome is exponentially more potent.
Aquarius IS the sign of our current New Age wave – The Age of Aquarius – as we’re spiritually evolving and ascending to a new global consciousness based on freedom, equality, sovereignty and mutual benefit. This particular New Moon reminds us that we’re not alone and that coming together with this new level of consciousness can change the world. It’s no longer an illusion; it’s in process. Outer changes always begin with an inner change of attitude.
Uranus, the modern planetary ruler of Aquarius, is associated with progressive and revolutionary ideas. Flashes of [intuitive] insight. Electricity. Technology. Inventions. Connectivity. Innovation. David Bowie had Aquarius rising. Charles Darwin was an Aquarius. Charles Lindbergh, inventor and aviator. Even Dr. Dre, the famous rapper/music producer, is a supreme example of creativity and throwing trends out the window; thinking outside the box and not giving a shiz about what people think. I mean, the guy discovered Eminem and propelled a skinny-white-dude-with-an-attitude’s first hit, The Slim Shady LP, to sparkly stardom. Dre followed his gut and rode that wave all the way to the bank AND the box office. He also changed the music game permanently. Aquarius in effect.
The Chinese New Year, the year of the Yang Fire Monkey, begins on this New Moon. 2016 is the year of learning and following one’s dreams. The monkey symbolizes creativity, intellect, impulsiveness and courage. Fire is dynamic and fast-moving. It doesn’t wait. Once the spark has been lit, it simply grows and the faster it burns, the bigger and more expansive it becomes. Being endowed with that fiery yang vibe, come hell or high water, you’ll get it done and your dreams will become a reality. So much energy is rapidly shifting since the end of 2015, that you may even feel like things are moving beyond your control – and that’s a good thing. It’s about learning to Trust. Surrender to All That Is. Allow the Universe to bring the pieces together in perfect alignment in perfect, divine order and timing.
This New Moon is having a little internal battle with Mars, urging us to look deeply at our goals and aspirations. Do your desires come from your ego or your soul’s essence? Are you trying to control every outcome? Are you trusting your intuitive feelings as you plan for the future or do you stuff them down and use mind power over the power of an open heart?
We will have a nice trine (a.k.a. Easy Flow) between Mars and Chiron in water signs (Mars is in Scorpio, Chiron in Pisces…both psychic, mystical zodiac signs), which will strengthen our spiritual nature and allow us easier access to our intuition. Sit in meditation. Do some channeling. Journal. You may be receiving electrical impulses of intuitive hits, ringing in your ears or quick flashes of insight that hit you like lightning. This is the energy of Uranus and it’s best to embrace it at this time. Write down whatever you’re receiving, keep track of your instinctual truths and know that everything is coming together exactly as it’s meant to in the Divine Plan. The most important thing to remember is how you can put what you’re learning out into the world to be of service in some way. How can your gifts contribute to the betterment of the whole? As we move towards a fifth dimensional way of being, it’s about helping one another, not pushing someone in front of the bus to get to the top. We’re moving into a state of love and oneness. True unity that we’ve never seen before. The real Utopia.
Use this light of the New Moon to reflect on your network, on your soul family or on your spiritual community. See how you’re able to strengthen this network. Give some special attention to your unique gifts, talents, and dreams for humanity.
As Ghandi said, “Be the change you wish you see in the world.”
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