New Moon in Aquarius | February 4, 2019
15 degrees | 3:03pm CST
“Every microcosm, every inhabited region, has a Centre; that is to say, a place that is sacred above all.” - Mircea Eliade
Today a New Moon occurs precisely in the middle of Aquarius. After a powerfully transformational lunar cycle of eclipse-instigated extremism, this New Moon re-orients us toward a quiet place. It calls us back to center, the purely spacious aspect of ourselves that mediates neutrally in the midst of radical change. This is a sacred place that shows a human the depth of dignity and creative power available to them.
Aquarius is a very human sign: its archetypes include the alien and exile as well as the crowd-seeking humanitarian. It craves both solitary individuation and the kind of manifestation that results only from social engagement. Aquarius wants us to ferry ourselves between worlds, solitary and social, inner and outer, literal and imaginal.
Mercury sits very close to this New Moon, so all things changeable and mercurial are afoot. It may be a challenge to stay grounded into the present because so much is shifting and so many perspectives are available, but it’s a challenge well worth taking up. Mercury’s strength in this portion of Aquarius is in building bridges between seemingly disparate worlds. The gift this placement offers is an unusual grace in mediating between our own perspectives and the perspectives of those with whom we enter into connection. If we can stay present with the fact that there is always an in-between space in our connections with others, we can build the appropriate bridges to link those shores.
Staying present, centered, and aligned with your highest self in the midst of conflict allows you to develop the mental fortitude that can remove all blocks that separate you from allowing all potentials to exist, including the ones you most desire. It’s important now to get clear on what you believe about yourself, and how substantially you believe in your best self. With Pluto and Saturn on the South Node, it’s increasingly crucial that we purge any disbelief in our personal power to manifest our creative visions into 3-dimensional reality.
Jupiter in Sagittarius supports this Moon via sextile. This is an aspect that permeates the air with the vibrant scent of world-expansion. Our mental and emotional landscapes are unfolding to reveal new possibilities. The main thing now is not to block those possibilities, and to refrain from acts of desperation or grasping at the possibilities we want most. Maintaining an open heart in the present is infinitely more important that fixing our minds on a specific outcome.
Just before the New Moon, Venus shifts gears from her Sagittarian academy into the mountains of Capricorn. This shift calls us to look at the difference between theory and applied knowledge. Venus in Capricorn loves to implement structure. We’ve been learning about intelligent, broad-minded modes of connecting and creating, and we need to allow ourselves to begin organizing our resources and applying them efficiently. You may need to reassess your commitments and create new schedules to accommodate for the novel energies entering your life. Be willing to get innovative in how you structure your day-to-day. Learning how to manage your energy resources so that you can stay connected to your center will yield abundant results now. The fertility of your present moment depends on how you feed the soil.
Currently the wounded healer Chiron is at the final degree of Pisces, preparing to start a new turn around the zodiac when it enters Aries on February 18. This final degree of a sign is called the anaretic degree, the degree in which something comes to a head and must decide how to transform itself. In this case, we’re facing a pivotal moment in which we must release a long cycle of learning how to heal ourselves and our communities. Though the methods of healing we’ve already developed may have worked in the past, we will need to learn new methods now. There may be confusion about how to heal situations at this time, but be open to trying new techniques and experimenting with innovative strokes of genius coming from yourself or other developed individuals. Empower yourself by nurturing your capacity to re-evaluate from the present moment and create totally new vehicles to move yourself forward.
New Moons always invoke darkness and mystery. Remember that above all, you don’t need to stretch yourself so much that you overcompensate or strain your energetic resources. Plant intentions that pave the way for your best self to take the stage, and rest. These are the tools that will bring you closest to the center from which you can mediate between all worlds and create the most connected experience available.
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