Aquarius New Moon: Awakening Consciousness

AquariusImage20The Aquarius New Moon occurs on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 7:39 am at 19 degrees Aquarius 15 minutes.  Here’s the chart:  AquariusNewMoon2016.

Aquarius is perhaps the most misunderstood sign of the zodiac.  Many people believe Aquarius is a water sign.  This is probably because Aquarius has long been known as the ‘Water Bearer’ who is always shown pouring water from an urn.  Aquarius is actually an air sign and that water is symbolic of cosmic knowledge the heavens offer for all mankind.

Air is the element associated with all forms of information and intelligence.  As the third and final air sign of the zodiac Aquarius represents the highest forms of thought and knowledge – cosmic wisdom.

AquariusImage13Aquarius’ glyph, two wavy lines atop one another, represents frequency waves, not water waves.  Accordingly, Aquarius rules all things associated with intelligent information that travels invisibly through the air, transmitted and received by things like computers, radios and crystals.  Accordingly, Aquarius also rules energy, electricity, airplanes and satellites, the internet, electronic devices, Reiki and lightning.  This sign is also associated with science and technology so it rules invention and discovery.

Human consciousness is pure energy.  Human thoughts can actually be measured as brain thoughtsarethingswaves of varying frequencies.  Each thought and feeling we have transmits energy that emanates out from our consciousness.  Ultimately, that energy manifests into physical reality and experience.  Ever heard “Energy flows where thoughts go”  or “Energy manifests”?  Quantum mechanics began to prove in the early 1800’s that these sayings are in fact true.  Consciousness does indeed create specific realities, out of a field of infinite possibilities, based upon what we focus our attention on.  These two links provide further information on the emerging science of consciousness:   http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/proof-that-consciousness-creates-reality/ and http://consciouslifenews.com/everything-energy/1173979/

scienceandreligionThroughout the ages, mystics, sages and holy people have taught us the importance of being mindful of our thoughts.  As science and spirituality re-unite, we’re once again able to understand these ancient wisdom teachings previously thought of as mythologies.  Now we realize that scientific truths are embedded in many spiritual texts.  We now know that consciousness literally creates all reality, and that this process of co-creation is facilitated through FREE WILL CHOICES.

Uranus rules Aquarius, the sign of this New Moon, and it continues to be quite powerfully connected to several other planets.  First and foremost, Uranus is still within orb of a square aspect with Pluto.  While the seven exact square aspects (90 degree angular relationship) between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn occurred between June 2012 and March 2015, the influence of these two celestial heavyweights is actually more powerful now having moved beyond their crescent phasal relationship into a first quarter square phase with one another.  This reflects a shift from YIN to YANG energy forces.  Overall, their current connection will take an entire decade to unfold (2008 and 2018) promising ongoing r-evolutionary change throughout the world for years to come.

Consider that Uranus and Aquarius rule energy and scientific breakthroughs, Pluto is associated with the evolutionary process itself, Capricorn rules the structural nature of human consciousness and the sign of Aries always symbolizes new beginnings, and you can easily grasp what the highest possible manifestation of Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn could be:  a revolutionary breakthrough in human consciousness that transforms our earthly reality!  But we must consciously choose it!

socialunrestCurrently moving through Aries, Uranus is also inconjunct Mars in Scorpio.  Uranus and Mars symbolize the need for radical political and economic reforms demanded by outer social forces.  Unless and until these changes occur, we can expect increasing social unrest particularly among the world’s youth and disenfranchised.  We’ll also likely continue to experience political upheaval and financial volatility – all powerful catalysts for change!

Another important breakthrough in awareness we can manifest at this extraordinary time in human history is the realization that human consciousness is not only a receiver of intelligent information, but also a transmitter of information.  Understanding this truth is a compelling impetus to become more responsible for the quality of our consciousness personally and collectively.  It encourages us to become much more mindful of our thoughts and what we’re co-creating with those thoughts.  Shifting from the false belief that we are victims of our reality to the truth that we are actually co-creators of our reality, and therefore in charge of our own destiny, would utterly transform our human experience.  THOUGHTS MATTER BECAUSE THOUGHTS LITERALLY MANIFEST INTO MATTER!

Yet another breakthrough in our awareness would be an increased understanding of the power of collective consciousness.  When many people focus their consciousness on a singular thought, idea, feeling or desire, the power of that thought stream is exponentially increased.  Science has also verified this truth through many experiments that prove the efficacy of group meditation to alter existing realities including decreasing levels of crime, changing the weather, and manifesting physical healings.  Similarly, scientific studies have also shown significant, measurable spikes in our collective consciousness field when global tragedies occur.

http://www.worldpeacegroup.org/washington_crime_study.html    http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/scientific-experiment-proves-our-minds-can-influence-matter/

For some months now we’ve also been experiencing a powerful celestial pattern called a ‘T-Square.’  This is a planetary configuration comprised of at least two planets that are opposite one another (180 degrees apart) while both are simultaneously square (90 degrees apart) a third planet.   The opposite planets are Jupiter in Virgo and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces.   Jupiter is also joined by the North Node in Virgo and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces are joined by the South Node in Pisces.  ALL are simultaneously square Saturn which is now moving through Sagittarius.  Since Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and Pisces (ruled by Neptune) rule conscious and unconscious beliefs respectively, and Sagittarius rules the search for truth, Astrologers are calling this a ‘Spiritual T-Square.’

Altogether, this T-Square is reflecting the urgent and timely need to review and reflect upon WHAT we believe and WHY we believe what we believe to determine if its really true.  To resolve the many crises (Virgo) we face, we must realign with reality (Virgo), throw off false beliefs that are co-creating false and distorted realities, and make the personal effort to heal and improve situations that are simply no longer working or serving our needs.  One of the most damaging false beliefs humanity must let go of is the belief that we’re powerless to change our reality — that we are essentially victims of fate.  Indeed, nothing is further from the truth!

Both Venus and Pluto in Capricorn will favorably trine (120 degree angle) Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo and sextile (60 degree angle) Chiron and the South Node in Pisces reflecting the courage and discipline to heal old identities rooted in victimization and powerlessness.  Watch February 9th and 10th as well as March 16th for opportunities to take greater personal responsibility and to make important choices relative to self-improvements effecting personal health and well-being particularly regarding everyday work issues, personal finances, matters pertaining to truth, honesty and integrity and choosing to honor what is truly most meaningful and important in your life.   Rewards will come easily to those who ‘do the work.’

Aquarius facilitates evolutionary breakthroughs that liberate us through its natural ability to detach emotionally.  This sign is often accused of being distant, cool and aloof especially in emotional situations.  But this is not the case!  Aquarius feels emotions just like everyone else.  What’s different about Aquarius is its intrinsic capacity to be objective.  Aquarius teaches OBJECTIVITY!  Once we’re able to detach, step back, and observe what’s really happened or is happening, we can easily see and therefore change the old ways of being that were co-creating those situations.

One of the most important breakthroughs associated with Aquarius, is the ability to liberate from the pressure to conform to other’s expectations especially those of family and society.  Aquarians ALWAYS feel different – because they are!  They are not meant to ‘fit in.’  They’re meant to stand out!  This is the sign of unconventional, non-conformists, radicals and revolutionaries!  If conforming to consensus reality, mainstream values and the status quo requires self-betrayal or denial of your true self, Aquarius will teach you to become a ‘group of one!’

It may come as no surprise then that Aquarius is also the sign of trauma which is so often experienced by those who refuse to conform.   Standing apart from the crowd is difficult.  It requires courage.  But know this:  When the forces of liberation and evolution are resisted by individuals for too long their Soul will co-create cataclysmic events in order to enforce the necessary evolutionary changes.  When necessary change is resisted for too long by groups of people on a collective level, rebellion results that ultimately brings social revolutions!

The Sun and Moon in Aquarius are square Mars in Scorpio in the New Moon chart signaling clashes between intense forces – to both resist and embrace necessary changes – particularly relative to matters of wealth  bankstersand power (Pluto and Scorpio) and politics (Uranus and Aquarius).  Old financial and political realities and paradigms that are no longer working to serve the needs of the whole of humanity are disintegrating.  It’s time to reclaim our collective power and make different choices.  Resistance to these necessary changes by the forces of the status quo is strong.  Dramatic evidence of this is inherent in the endless power struggles, between people and their governments, between political factions, between nations and between different cultures and races.  Fortunately, evolutionary forces ALWAYS win out over forces of resistance.  One way or another, change WILL occur.  It’s only a matter of time…

The Sun and Moon are also inconjunct (150 degrees – a crisis angle) Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo in the New Moon chart.  This planetary connection reflects the increasing urgency to address the crises of climate change, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation and overwhelming refugee migrations due to war and poverty.  Often Virgo reflects consciousness rooted in victimization that undermines it’s ability to objectively analyze reality.  We’ve now reached a point where extraordinary effort will be required to heal the physical, psychological and spiritual wounds so many of us carry.  But we must do so if we are to transform our individual and collective consciousness that continuously co-creates realities that manifest death, violence, inequality, injustice and corruption.

This Aquarius New Moon is also sextile Uranus, its ruler, in Aries, the sign of new beginnings.  This aspect reflects a choice point relative to manifesting a new direction.  We simply need to find the courage to take the first steps knowing that as we move into unfamiliar territory, we’ll need to take a step back periodically to review our choices and adjust course if need be.  Aries always moves forward instinctively so it stands to reason that it naturally unfolds through a process of two steps forward, one step back.  So don’t worry if you make a choice and then realize it wasn’t quite right.  Simply make another choice and proceed.  Likewise, realize that not all new starts are meant to be completed.  Just keep choosing anew until you’ve found the right course where doors open and solutions are found.  Just keep moving forward ONE STEP AT A TIME!

Fortunately, this  New Moon in Aquarius promises scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that can bring innovative solutions to some of our most urgent problems.  It’s power of objectivity can help us to break free of many old realities and old paradigms.  This energy can help us to liberate ourselves from false beliefs and distortions of truth that have dis-empowered us and literally kept us in the dark for millennia.

Aquarius is the sign of awakening.  It’s energy is like turning on a light in a dark room!  It brings the AHA moments of our lives.  It’s time to wake up and to realize just how powerful we truly are.  It’s time to change our thoughts from anger, fear and hatred, to love and peace and kindness.  If we truly wish to change our reality, we must change our thoughts which will in turn change the quality of our consciousness which is the source that co-creates our realities.

The Age of Aquarius is upon us.  As above, so below.  The planets don’t make things happen but they do indeed reflect our reality.  The powerful heavenly patterns in place now, including this Aquarius New Moon, are reflecting a quantum shift in human consciousness.  And not a moment too soon!

The following parable has long been a favorite of mine and is perhaps a perfect way to end this post:

THE TWO WOLVES
Words of Wisdom

An Elder Native American woman was teaching her Grandchildren about life.

She said to them, “A fight is going on inside me.  It’s a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, doubt,
jealousy, inferiority, shame, hatred, lies, false pride and ego.

The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, truth, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, friendship,
benevolence, empathy, generosity, compassion and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you too and inside every other person.”

Her grandchildren thought about what she had said for a while and then one child asked, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Grandmother simply replied, “The one you feed.”

 

You may also find this additional channeled source of information inspiring and enlightening:

The Pisces New Moon is a Solar Eclipse on March 7th at 6:54 pm MST!

Copyright 2016.  Donna Lee Steele and Threshold Consulting.  All rights reserved.

Aquarius New Moon: Chaos and Creativity

AquariusImage11The Aquarius New Moon occurred at 6:14 am MST on January 20th 0 degrees Aquarius 8 minutes.  Here’s the chart:  AquariusNewMoon2015.  Aquarius is perhaps the most misunderstood sign.  Many mistakenly think it’s a water sign because it’s represented by the ‘Water Bearer.’  However, the ‘water’ being poured from an urn symbolizes ‘cosmic knowledge’ for all humanity.  As the final air sign (following Gemini and Libra) Aquarius reflects ‘cosmic mind’ and the highest levels of human intelligence and consciousness.  This sign carries information invisibly through the air waves which explains its wavy glyph.  Those two squiggly lines are energetic frequency waves, not water waves.  Accordingly, Aquarius rules energy, electricity, lightning, radio, crystals, prayer, Reiki, technology, computers and the internet.

Aquarius’ evolutionary intention is liberation.  It seeks freedom from all outer sources of conditioning that expect conformity to consensus or mainstream values, beliefs, opinions, norms, traditions and even taboos.  The primary sources of this conditioning are family, religion, culture and society.

Breaking free sometimes requires a revolution!  It nearly always requires an ability to step back, emotionally detach, and observe people and circumstances dispassionately in order to see them clearly and objectively.  Fortunately, Aquarians have all of these abilities naturally!  They’re often accused of being aloof and unemotional and indeed they can be.  But not because they’re unfeeling or uncaring.  Its simply because they possess these essential abilities that facilitate their evolutionary growth intention – to break free so they can be who they truly are – unique and different individuals.  This is no small task!

Human history is full of evidence of what happens to those who refuse to conform to religious, social and cultural norms.  Those who rebel against these norms are often judged, criticized and dismissed.  And these are the ones who got off easy.  Others have been hated, reviled, rejected, exiled and even tortured and killed.  Individuals who refuse to follow the ‘rules’ often experience trauma.  When the masses refuse and rebel, we have a revolution!

Those born with an Aquarian emphasis KNOW they are different from the moment they’re born.  These are Souls who intend to embrace and express their unique individuality.  Ultimately, Aquarius stops trying to fit in and learns to accept that they’re different.  In the end, they learn to value their differences and to love themselves as they are, not as anyone else expects them to be.  So Aquarius needs all the detachment and objectivity they can muster in order to think and be and live authentically, which is typically ‘outside the box!’

These unique Souls also naturally understand social systems and can more easily ‘see’ the limitations of mainstream, consensus reality or what we call the ‘status quo.’  They can also ‘see’ the future and often become social workers and scientists, politicians and revolutionaries who invent and discover solutions to society’s problems.  These folks often lead the way towards progressive breakthroughs that move societies forward.

Uranus rules Aquarius and therefore this New Moon.  It passed over the South Node of the Moon just hours before the New Moon.  The South Node represents the past and what we need to let go of in order to continue evolving towards the future.  With Uranus currently transiting through Aries, the sign of the self, an imbalance of self-interest or selfishness that undermines the health and well-being of the whole must be relinquished.

To solve many of the problems we face in our world today requires a new awareness of how what each of us does as individuals affects others.  We need a new mindset that remembers that we’re all connected.  Indeed there is evidence everywhere that humanity is awakening to the fact that we’re all in this together.  We are waking-up to the fact that we MUST work together to find solutions and heal ourselves and our planet.

We must each find ways to express and share our individual talents with one another.  We all win when we link our personal creativity with the needs of others to meet the goals of our larger communities.  Fortunately, Venus and Mercury are also both in Aquarius now and opposite retro Jupiter in Leo.  Together, Leo and Aquarius reflect the interplay between individuals and groups, parts and the whole.  Through Leo/Aquarius we develop an ability to see how the diversity of individual creativity strengthens the group or whole.  As you express your unique and special gifts with others in service to the greater good, your individuality will shine, bringing the personal recognition you desire and deserve.

World leaders march in unity in Paris following terrorist attack on satirical magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo.

World leaders march in unity in Paris following terrorist attack on satirical magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo.

So this New Moon pattern reflects the end of an old era and the beginning of a new one.  Its time to let go of fears associated with our differences.  Its time to let go of old social, economic, religious and political paradigms.  We’re birthing a new era marked by a awareness of how we are all one human family.  We’re experiencing a growing consciousness of unity, wholeness and a realization of the universal connectedness of all people and all things.

While social structures (the old order) the world over increasingly dissolve into chaos (Aquarius) it’s perhaps encouraging to realize that chaos is NATURAL.  Its very purpose is the dissolution of old forms so that new forms (new order) can be created.  Through Aquarius, the sign of ‘cosmic mind’ that rules energy (and chaos) one of the most important realizations we can embrace now is the recent quantum scientific discovery that consciousness creates reality.

Thoughts and feelings are pure energy.  Consciousness is ENERGY!  We now KNOW that what we think, feel and believe, in each and every moment, contributes to the co-creation of both our individual reality and experiences, and simultaneously to our collective reality and experiences.

To better understand how consciousness creates reality, watch the following brief YouTube videos.  They offer dramatic visual demonstrations and explanation of how energy (sound frequencies) affects matter and how chaos is a process that naturally occurs in between the dissolution of old forms and the creation of new forms.

For more information about how energy frequencies affect matter, check out Masoru Emoto’s breathtaking photography of the crystalline structure of various water molecules exposed to different thoughts and feelings.  Keep in mind that our bodies are primarily made of water!

And finally, consider the following results of group meditation focused on reducing conflict and bringing greater peace to troubled areas:

http://www.worldpeacegroup.org/washington_crime_study.html

http://guardianlv.com/2014/04/research-shows-group-meditation-can-reduce-crime-rates/

Thoughts are things!  Energy flows where attention goes.  So of course,  how we think and what we believe in shapes the quality of our consciousness.  In turn, the quality of our consciousness is reflected in the realities we co-create.  If we really want to break free, we must take complete responsibility for the quality of our thoughts and feelings.  If we want to change our realities, we must change the thoughts and beliefs that underpin and inform them.

Interestingly, divine timing is reflected in Saturn’s entry last month into Sagittarius where it will stay for three years.  Sagittarius rules our  personal truth and belief systems.  While Saturn moves through Sagittarius, individual and collective consciousness will be focused on realizing greater and greater levels of ‘truth.’

This New Moon is favorably connected to Saturn in Sagittarius.  This connection supports our ability to liberate ourselves from old disempowering, fear-based beliefs that have falsely taught us that we’re separate from one another and from the Divine Source that created us.  Its time to let go of  old beliefs and the faulty delusional interpretations of reality that result from them.

The Sun and Moon are also semi-square Chiron in Pisces offering an opportunity to reach for higher guidance and inspiration that can help us heal old wounds.  A lesser manifestation of this same planetary combination can also lead us to re-imprint wounds if we cling to a consciousness of victimization.  Align your personal will with higher divine will.  From this higher perspective, its easier to recognize that we’re ALL ONE, which in turn enables a natural compassion and forgiveness of self and others.  This is the highest expression and manifestation of Chiron in Pisces.

Mercury goes retrograde from January 21 to February 11 prompting a review of differences, conditioning, and traumas.  If we can step back, emotionally detach and objectify these events and experiences, we can realize the evolutionary purpose and necessary lessons involved in our most painful experiences.  As a result, we can heal our past so we can move forward into a healthier future.

Once liberated, we can more freely share our unique and special gifts in ways that naturally contribute to and serve the whole.  Its time for a revolution.  The revolution underway is a breakthrough in human consciousness.  Its time to celebrate our differences.  Its time to celebrate our wholeness.  Its time to celebrate Unity in Diversity!

This article is written a summary of my live one-hour presentation that analyzes and explains the energies and influences of the New Moon chart in-depth.  The audio recording is available in CD or mp3 file formats for $15.  Contact me if you wish to purchase the audio recording.

The Pisces New Moon is on February 18th at 4:47 pm MST!

Copyright 2015 Donna Lee Steele All rights reserved.