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
Hey good peoples. It’s Full Moon day. At 7:05 pm ET, the Moon in Gemini will be opposite the Sun in Sagittarius at 22 degrees. When you look at the chart you notice that the moon is almost all by it’s lonesome on one side of the chart while most of the other planets are clustered and collected on the other. Seems ominous and heavy, doesn’t it? Meh…lol. Ominous? Not really. Heavy? Just a bit.
As I always write, full moons are about culmination and revelation. It’s the mountaintop, the pinnacle at which we take stock of all we have just done and figure out what we can leave behind that we just picked up. What stories and half truths did you pick up this go round? What truths did we stop ourselves from telling because of something deep inside of ourselves? When the new moon for this cycle started, the sun and moon were squaring Neptune and moving close to Saturn. I shared about how this cycle could be about moving forward in the search for truth by doing something different and how we could benefit from some loose structure because finding that string of truth could be a little hinky.
Now the moon’s close opposition to Saturn suggests that getting serious about enacting boundaries and sifting thru the stories that we have collected should be on our agenda. The Moon in Gemini feels very comfortable collecting all different types of information and tidbits.It’s fed by differing perspectives; constantly moving about as curiosity dictates. Seems great but at some point, we have to settle down and delve into what we have collected. Saturn is in mutable Sag but it still helps to give some grounding and desire for truth to the flights of fancy and magic that the Moon wants us to go on. While the Sun in Sagittarius wants us to go far in our search, the Moon in Gemini calls for us to stick closer to home and our hearts for what we need.
Considering that Mercury will be going retrograde soon and that the full moon trines Mars in Aquarius, reviewing and processing things could be good for us right now. An early start to assessing not just this last cycle but this past year for the untruths that we told others and our selves so that we can move forward bolstered by the words we speak and the stories we weave. Of course looking at the house that the full moon falls in in your chart can give you some personal insight into where to look first. Balancing our sun driven need to venture out broadly with our moon driven desire to speak on our emotions is key to making the best of these next two weeks. Completely doable so don’t fret y’all. We got this.
Early this morning, the moon met up with the sun in Sagittarius at 7 degrees. New moons help us to start fresh. Venturing forward into the unknown with dreams and plans that look to expand our horizons is a good bet for us right now.
The moon in Sagittarius is connected to the sun and is also in a really wide conjunction with Saturn. It is also square Neptune in Pisces. What does all of this mean? In my mind, it means that we would be well served to take some time to build some lose structures around of our goals for the new moon because our ability to focus and discern the truth may be a bit more foggy than usual. We mean well, Sagittarius generally does, and our plans are moving forward on faith and enthusiasm that but it doesn’t ensure success.
Take a chance. Do something new. Something “foreign”. Court adventure. Sagittarius is pretty good at lending flexibility to the planets that float thru it. As we search, remember that the sign of Sagittarius is known as the Archer as well. The flexibility starts in the beginning as we adjust and move to affect our aim. Once we let go, that’s it. The arrow is gone and we might have to do it again depending on the outcome. We may have to readjust our aim, our technique, even our bow and arrows. But we keep going forward. We might be doing it with a bit of a blindfold on this go round but we can do it.
The whole point of a new moon in Sagittarius is to expand our consciousness so that we move closer to the Divine and our higher consciousness. Some good new moon goals to help with that could center around immersing yourself in a new skill or language, friendly competition, long distance travel, or religious rites. Whatever you do, remember that truth is the goal of Sagittarius. That arrow flies forward to find it every time we let it go. And it’s a wonderful trip worth taking.
Words have meaning and stories are spells. Be careful of the ones you weave this upcoming full moon.
On November 25th at 5:44pm ET the full moon will be exact at 3° Gemini. The midway point of the Scorpio new moon cycle has a set up that I believe asks us to be really think about the information we take in and what needs to be tossed out. Gemini is a mutable air sign. Mutable modality shakes up and clears out the foundations that the fixed modality has shored up and built legacies upon. Air signs deal in the realm of communication and thought. Basically when you mix mutable and air you get thoughts and ideas that shake up and clear out our old ways of thinking. Gemini is that breathe of fresh air. Gemini sees old information in a new way because it weaves new stories with old information.
However, with this being a full moon that forms a tight opposition with the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn, we should be especially careful with how we choose to tell these new stories to others and ourselves. A square to Neptune brings this into tighter focus (lol). There is a goal and conscious thought to find truth imparted by the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius. It seems like we are having a great time doing it as well. But Saturn in Sagittarius is calling into question what we believed to be truth in the first place. And unfortunately, moon in Gemini is not afraid to lie to fill in the gaps while Saturn in Sagittarius is perfectly fine with shouting you down if they are expressed negatively. The square of Neptune in Pisces to it all could have some lost in the sauce and feeling like a cosmic victim because of the story their emotions told them.
There’s a better way. A more balanced way. The search for truth can be balanced with an emotional knowing of how to frame it. Sagittarius sun looks for the big thread of truth that connects us all as Gemini moon fills the fine details of truth with an understanding that it is colored by our personal stories. Tell your tale and listen to the tales of others. Look for the common thread but don’t get bogged down trying to do so. Pay attention to the words you use when you talk to yourself and others.
Ask yourself these questions
~Do you speak with assurance and openness or with haughtiness and superficially?
~Are you telling the truth to yourself or hiding behind the same old stories?
~Are you getting all the information before coming to a conclusion or are you just relying in dogma to decide?
The rest of the this lunar cycle is about examining how we communicate with others but especially ourselves. Be ready to let go of unhealthy ways in which you speak to yourself and others. This is also a good time to learn detachment from other’s stories. Their outcomes and beliefs are their own and being so emotionally wrapped up in them we begin to take them on as our own to the detriment of our own truths. Travel is good idea with this full moon, whether near (Gemini) or far (Sagittarius). Either way, talking and general merry making should be on the agenda.
Of course all of this means just a small hill of beans compared to how these configurations actually line up with your personal planets in your birth chart. Definitely take the time to see which how the full moon is occurring in so you can think about what area of life you might want to readjust the story that you assign to it. If you have no idea how to do that or what I’m even talking about, send me a line and I’ll help.
Til next time good peoples.