The new moon in Aquarius is this evening. The sign of fixed air, ruled traditionally by Saturn, colors the energy of this newly beginning lunar cycle. It also happens to be Imbolic and the Lunar New Year. Celebrations that bring folks together in ways that call for thinking forward while looking at what got us here in the first place. It is the crossroads that requires innovation for the survival of humankind.
Too many folks, in my opinion, focus on the idea of Aquarius being eccentric. It really is not as much of a trait as people emphasize. Most Aquarians have a healthy respect for tradition, even if they don’t participate in the traditions themselves. They find ways to honor it by evaluating if it works for them and us as a whole. The ability to look at and examine what is currently in place, the structures and social mores that build the world around us (so much Saturn there) and see the pieces that are missing are Aquarius’ gift. It is also its’ curse because to constantly examine and critique the world around you requires a detachment from it that can leave others viewing you as cold and unfeeling. The feeling is there but Aquarius is driven by the stubborn inner knowing that there is always more work to be done, more social bridge-building to be done.
This new moon can emphasize the need to share our collective story and points of view due to Mercury taking up residence in the sign of the water bearer. It may not be as refreshing to others as cool water but we all must be willing to pour out and into the world at large and into the organizations around us that look to change it for the betterment of us all. We could all take a page from Aquarius’ book and find ways to holding our fragile egos in check when hearing others’stories and criticism that might hurt them. To remove the need to smooth over differences in order to get to Utopia. Having a healthy respect for them is necessary in order to build this world that will get as close to it as humanity ever could.
Working with traditional rulers truly changed my relationship with the signs and Aquarius was one of the ones that hit the hardest. The ideas of what I had been told were blown away when I began to look at the meaning of the sign in relation to yet another astrological symbol that is often framed as cold and unfeeling. It helped me to get into a better relationship with Saturn and what it represents as well. I’m thankful I listened.
My best advice is to set some intentions to speak as much as you listen this lunar cycle. To endeavor to integrate into society without losing self. To find like minds and like hearts and build on it but to exchange with those who are different in ways that honor truth and accountability to the greater whole.
Be easy y’all
Yes, it’s time to double check your communication. It’s time to measure four times before cutting once. It’s time to reevaluate, reassess, rethink, and review. Yes folks, it is MERCURY RETROGRADE TIME!
The planet of communication went reverse in Aquarius this morning, January 5th, and will eventually move back into the sign of Capricorn before turning direct again on the 25th. Aquarius is fixed air so focus on reviewing things dealing with expansion of abstract ideas first. Social justice, social groups and movements, television, and more. Messages and ideas surrounding these things may get misconstrued so take your time. Especially with Mercury making a hard aspect to Mars in Scorpio. The ego and belief in conspiracy is a bit higher.
Once Mercury slides back into Capricorn, rethink ideas centered around cardinal earth. Long term plans for financial/material/earthly growth is a good place to start. Also, authority figures may want to take extra time in crafting their message before sending it out into the world. The aspects that this retrograde Mercury form warrant some looking into for sure.
Mercury and Uranus squaring each other during this retrograde could indicate some real moments of cross purpose in which we question how we move forward into who we want to be while finding a place in larger groups. Group think versus the lone wolf mentality. On the practical side, double checking our social media passwords and accounts against sudden attack should be on the list. Save everything and back it up. I have a personal hunch that somebody’s stuff is going to get leaked during this time but I’m not a psychic so we’ll see.
The cosmic connection with a retrograde Jupiter in Virgo is also there begging us to take our time in practical matters. Faith is great but learning how to root it is necessary. At the same time Mercury will be in between the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn so please think before you speak. Your reputation could depend on it. Pluto will tear shit up and what you thought of yourself and how you show your light to others is no exception. Be careful with long range plans, especially concerning home improvements that deal with the actual structure/framework of your home. It may seem like a good idea but you could be missing some important details.
Remember, Mercury Retrograde is a completely doable and livable time. Don’t stop living but don’t rush either. Take your time.You’ll get thru this just like everyone before it.
Til next time good peoples.
Astrological zodiac signs ARE NOT people.
There are no Gemini’s. There are some people with their sun in Gemini however. There are no Pisces’s. There are people who have some (never all) planets and/or points that are colored by Piscean energy.
Let astrology open you up to the multifaceted you. Not a diminished caricature or incomplete picture. Astrology has focused on more than just the zodiac signs for centuries across most civilizations. Don’t sell it or yourself short by reducing who you are to just your sun sign.
This evening, we’re beginning to experience a Blue Moon. At 6:47am ET, the moon will be in Aquarius, opposite the sun in Leo. Also, every outer/group/global planet will either already be in retrograde motion or preparing to start. Add in Venus moving backward from Virgo into Leo and I think this is a good time for some me time. A critical eye turned towards how and where you interact with others and the world at large is an important step you should take before you start creatively paring back and trimming the fat.
Aquarius gives a detached bend to our emotional reactions, while we may consciously try to strive for what is best for self first. Pride needs to be examined either way because it is a sticking point with that Leo/Aquarius axis.
Is going forward from a place of detachment really the answer for where our plan for the next month or so should take us? Or should we be willing to get creative with self love and how we shine our light for the world to see?
It can happen. Umi said so.
New moon coming in less than 2 hours. It will start in Aquarius and transition into Pisces. Of course that means that Pisces sun season will be starting as well. Have you felt the excitement building?
This is a unique chance to set some Aquarian type goals and merge them with Piscean type ones as well. Set goals to use resources that you have to strengthen your connection with groups and work on compassionate interactions with all. Saturn forms an angle with the sun and moon so be prepared to do some hard work for long term results. Saturn in Sagittarius will help in the tough work of looking for the thread of truth in the big picture while we move from initial emotional detachment to a deeper sense of connectedness.
Being connected is great and necessary but to me this feels like a reminder to be you and to give others the space to be their own unique selves. The sun in Aquarius helps us to break down personal and societal barriers that infringe on our right to march to the beat of our own drums. With the moon meeting it there again in the 29°, we get another chance to cement that right for ourselves and others.
As the sun and moon both move into Pisces, we are given an extra boost to wash away the ought to’s and should be’s of outside expectations. We are given a chance to allow illusions of barriers to melt away.
Celebrate what works for you. Celebrate what works for others. Remember that thousands of different types of cells still make up one body and that is the beauty of being human.
The house that will hold this new moon can give you insight into where you should look long and deep for your own uniqueness AND connectedness to the bigger whole. If you are not sure, drop me a line to schedule a consultation so I can help.
Stay breezy folks
I’ve spent the latter part of my day sunbathing on the couch in true feline style, listening to music in true Venus in Pisces style, and laughing with every inch of my being in true moon in Leo style.
We have a full moon in Leo today around 6pm EST. It opposes the sun in Aquarius of course so balancing the goal of the Many with the emotional needs of the one is highlighted. Mercury is still retrograde in Aquarius so maybe figuring it all out today isn’t the best idea. Maybe, just maybe, we should call on the retrograde Jupiter in Leo energy to have faith in the paths we walk and mix it with some of the Venus and Mars in Pisces magic to compassionately give ourselves a day off. A day to remind of us of why we strive for freedom and equality for all (very Aquarian principles) and how that freedom involves some happiness, joy, and good times for ourselves too. We won’t drift too far from course because Saturn in truth seeking Sagittarius touches on Mercury encouraging to finish work so we can have more time to play.
Indulge in the beautiful things that bring you joy and make you shine today. Commit to stoking your personal fires of love, creativity, and passion this full moon. Shine on you gorgeous creatures