The second Aquarius New Moon of 2015 occurs on February 18th at 29 degrees Aquarius 59 minutes at 4:47 pm MST. Here’s the chart: AquariusNewMoon2015-2. Happening at the final minute of the sign, this New Moon reflects the ultimate Aquarian potential: liberation and freedom. It carries a blueprint for revolution!
This is the second New Moon in Aquarius in a month. The last New Moon was at 0 degrees Aquarius 9 minutes on January 20th. It ‘seeded’ the creative potential for change. This New Moon is at 29 degrees Aquarius 59 minutes – literally the final minute of Aquarius. This New Moon is ‘seeding’ an extreme desire for radical change!
The coming month will bring opportunities to break free of the restrictions and limitations of the past. Circumstances that are preventing further evolutionary growth will be exposed, challenged, confronted and overthrown. Sudden unexpected events will take many by surprise as pent-up frustrations and emotions burst forth changing long-held social and cultural paradigms. The status quo is about to be dramatically up-ended in various ways in countries and cultures the world over. What are you willing to do to bring about necessary change in your life? What’s holding you back? Where do you feel stuck or afraid to move forward?
Aquarius is the sign of progressives, rebels and revolutionaries. But Aquarius is also a ‘fixed’ energy sign reflecting the desire for stability and security and as a result, a tendency to resist necessary change!
Nevertheless, the archetype of Aquarius holds a vision of the future that leads the way propelling us forward into new and unknown territory when the forces of evolution inevitably overcome the forces of resistance. Often, the result is cataclysmic, like an earthquake that occurs when the forces of resistance between tectonic plates finally give way. These unexpected events bring much-needed change, irrevocably transforming the landscape of our lives. Get ready to witness tremendous forces of change in the coming weeks and months that will alter the status quo in markets and economies, governments, leaders and countries, science and technologies, as well as energy, education, medicine, travel and religion.
Naomi Klein’s bestselling book entitled, “This Changes Everything” exposes the downside of capitalism and is but one example of a global energy/economic paradigm shift underway. Read more about the associated fossil fuel divestment movement at http://grist.org/climate-energy/naomi-klein-on-the-power-of-fossil-fuel-divestment/.
Current revolutionary influences are also evident in a recent statement made by newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who’s national Syriza party won with a campaign promising to end the austerity policies demanded by the IMF and the European Central Bank as part of the European Union’s 2010 bailout of Greece’s troubled financial situation. Last week Tsipras told his parliment, “We have made the decision to clash with a regime of political and economic power that plunged our country into the crisis and is responsible of Greece’s depreciation on international levels.” Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has been equally blunt, declaring that his government will “destroy the oligarchy” in order to increase tax revenues, open markets and spur economic growth.
Interestingly, Tsipras, now 40 years old, is experiencing his ‘Uranus opposition.’ Uranus, the planetary ruler of Aquarius, takes 84 years to completely orbit the Sun. In an individual’s life, Uranus reaches its half-way point – which is opposite its natal position – during the late thirties and early forties. This astrological ‘life passage’ is always characterized by revelatory breakthroughs in personal perspectives that bring radical change. Uranus oppositions typically alter an individual’s life path!
Uranus rules this New Moon and currently continues to move through Aries (2010 to 2018), the sign of new beginnings. In mid-January Uranus aligned with the Moon’s South Node in Aries reflecting the need to let go of old consciousness and reality paradigms in order to make room for new ones. Indeed this New Moon pattern reflects the energy of both endings and beginnings.
Accordingly, many experienced losses and forced ‘letting go’ situations last month. And while many Souls recently left the planet, the new Souls born now carry the celestial blueprint of radical change. These new ‘Uranus square Pluto aligned with the Moon’s Nodes Souls’ will carry forward the ‘seeds’ of this time of great change on planet Earth. As they grow and mature in the coming decades they’ll manifest ongoing revolutionary breakthroughs in outworn global social structures through a continuing process of evolution in human consciousness. The resulting realities co-created by this generation will continue to dramatically alter the ‘landscape’ of our world.
At 29 degrees of Aquarius, this New Moon also stands very powerfully at the exact mid-point between Uranus and Pluto. This position equally reflects both the fears and resistance to letting go of old familiar but increasing dysfunctional and meaningless ways (Pluto in Capricorn), and the anxiety, uncertainty and doubt associated with the struggles of embracing new and as yet untested ways (Uranus in Aries).
However, we’re increasingly realizing that we simply must change how we live and work together and how we solve our problems. A timely review of values, how we think and what we believe is underway now reflected by Saturn’s three year passage (December 2014 to December 2017) through Sagittarius, the sign of truth and beliefs. Have you noticed how many news stories of late are about the exposure of lies, deceptions and changing religious doctrines? A huge contributing factor to our evolving consciousness is the ability to discern what’s true and what’s not!
Saturn stations retrograde on March 14th beginning a four and a half month review of structures, systems, governments, leaders and authority figures. Watch for revelatory insights at the time of this station about your own personal authority relative to ambitions, goals, responsibilities and obligations. Perhaps career changes are coming or changes in relationships with parents or children.
Here are some more exciting examples of recent discoveries and breakthroughs and the resulting radical shifts in our collective consciousness and changing realities relative to mainstream media, economics, politics and energy:
Coincidentally, in a perfect example of divine timing, the seventh and final exact square aspect between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn occurs on March 16, 2015. The first exact square between these two astrological powerhouses happened June 24, 2012. More than any other current celestial pattern, these two planets have been reflecting the enormous changes on our planet over the past several years including the great global recession, the Arab Spring, the worldwide Occupy movements, increasing acceptance of marriage equality, church reforms under Pope Francis, revelations about global surveillance, intensifying climate changes and shifting political alliances between countries especially among BRIC nations. Even though the precise alignments between these planets of revolution and evolution are finishing up now, we’ll continue to feel and experience their dramatic r-evolutionary energies throughout the world for several more years to come.
Also notable in this New Moon pattern is the fact that just two minutes after the New Moon occurs at the 29th degree of Aquarius, both the Sun and Moon enter Pisces, the final zodiac sign associated with culmination and completion of the Soul’s journey. Pisces represents spirituality and the universal principle of connectedness or ‘One-ness.’ This New Moon reflects an awesome transition point between the logic of our intelligent conscious minds (Aquarius) and the deep empathy, forgiveness and compassion inherent in our divine spiritual nature (Pisces).
Aquarius rules the process of awakening consciousness. Perhaps there is no greater ‘breakthrough!’ As humanity continues to wake up and realize that we are indeed All One, we’re increasingly evolving individually and collectively towards UNITY consciousness. After all, we are indeed living in a time of prophecy foretold by ancient cultures and civilizations the world over. These prophecies predict a quantum leap forward in human consciousness through spiritual awakening. Accordingly, Hopi Elders have said of these times, “We are the ones we are waiting for.”
It’s as if humanity is now standing on a precipice while powerful forces threaten to blow us over the edge. And even while the past continues to crumble and lose meaning, the future sometimes looks pretty scary. It’s time for the proverbial ‘leaps of faith!’
If we can muster the courage, alone or together, to leap forward into the unknown, we’ll no doubt realize the truth in another wise and encouraging quote: “Comes a time when you feel the wings you’ve grown lifting.” Rumi
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