The Aquarius New Moon occurs on January 30th at 2:38 pm MST at 10 degrees Aquarius 55 minutes. Here’s the chart: 2014AquariusNewMoon. Perhaps Aquarius is the most misunderstood sign. Aquarius is known as ‘The Water Bearer’ who is variously a man or a woman shown pouring water from an urn. The Water Bearer and its wiggly glyph (double zigzag/wavy lines) fool some people into thinking Aquarius is a water sign. Those lines aren’t water waves; they’re frequency waves that invisibly transmit cosmic intelligence throughout the entire Universe. The ‘water’ being poured from the urn is symbolic of cosmic knowledge and wisdom for all of humanity. The water element rules emotions; the air element rules intellect and the mind.
Aquarius rules all things electrical including digital devices, the internet, astrology, crystals, radio, Reiki and prayer. It also rules the collective consciousness or ‘group mind.’ Ruled by the planet Uranus, Aquarius is also about liberation and breaking free from any and all limitations or influences that prevent ongoing evolutionary growth. This is the sign of the true individual who seeks to authentically express itself, not just blindly follow the crowd. Deep down, these folks know they’re different but nevertheless often spend a great deal of time and effort trying to ‘fit in’ or belong to a larger social group. To evolve, Aquarians must embrace their opposite sign Leo.
Leos must learn to take charge of their own lives. They must apply the force of their own will power and use their own unique creative abilities to realize or self-actualize a life that reflects their unique individuality. Leo is also the sign of the heart that teaches self-love and self-acceptance. Through Leo, Aquarians learn to love and accept themselves for who they are, as they are. Sometimes that requires learning to be a ‘group of one.’
Uranus is currently in Aries in a square aspect (90 degree angle) to Pluto in Capricorn. This aspect reflects the extraordinary global changes that have been underway for several years now. Uranus rules technology and consciousness so we can expect scientific breakthroughs and spiritual awakenings to continue to increase and accelerate, bringing even more revolutionary social, political, cultural and economic changes.
On an individual level, this month brings opportunities to bust out and break free of circumstances that are limiting your ability to continue growing and evolving. Chances are you’re already well aware of what needs to change in your life. Venus has been retrograde since December 21, 2013 in the sign of Capricorn. This retrograde has increased awareness of essential personal and collective needs. On January 31 Venus stations direct, which is the astrological term for beginning to move forward in motion again after a retrograde period. Venus stationing direct will likely bring quite a few AHA moments relative to understanding what’s really needed, especially regarding resources and relationships.
The bottom line is this: if you have to change who you are in order to be loved, approved of, or accepted by others, RUN, do not walk, to the nearest exit! Eventually, being true to yourself will pay off in the attraction of like-minded people into your life, because your relationship with yourself is reflected in your relationships with others. If you betray yourself, others will too. If you unconditionally love and accept yourself, others will as well. Relationships are likely to experience quite a bit of stress this month as essential needs are renegotiated and authentic individuality is further expressed, especially between and among friends and family members.
Use keen powers of emotional detachment and observation to discern what’s really going on in your world and who really ‘gets’ you. Understand that each thought you think and each feeling you feel generates an electro-magnetic field that will ultimately manifest in the reality you experience. Use this awareness to be more responsible for what you’re co-creating. Think about what you want, not what you don’t want. Focus emotions on feelings of gratitude and appreciation – especially for the truly unique, special and different individual expression of the divine creator that you are!
Mercury goes retrograde for the first time this year from February 6th to the 28th. The ‘Messenger’ planet will retrace its path through Pisces and Aquarius during this retrograde period. In Pisces, Mercury retrograde increases inspiration and spiritual connectedness. In Aquarius, its likely to reveal even more NSA spying! But seriously, Mercury retro will fuel even more of those expected revelations, AHA moments and lightning bolts out of the blue that instantly change understanding, perspectives or beliefs.
Mercury retrogrades are always an opportunity to restore balance between left-brained logical linear thought processes and right-brained intuitive thinking so pay attention to both this month. Be especially mindful of unexpected data or surprising messages. Be even more alert to info that comes from strange or unusual sources. Retrograde Mercury always brings us the information that we need for further evolutionary growth. It may not be what we expect or want, but it will surely be what we need!
Its time to celebrate diversity and to own individual uniqueness! Dare to be different, weird, strange, and most importantly, true to your self! After all, if we were all the same, the world would only need one of us!
This article is a brief summary of my live presentation/analysis of the New Moon chart in an approximate hour-long audio recording that includes dates/descriptions of significant upcoming astrological aspects for the month. The audio recording is available on CD or mp3 file formats for $15. Contact me if you wish to purchase the audio recording.
The Pisces New Moon is on Saturday, March 1st at 12:59 am MST.
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