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.

 

Leo New Moon

Leoimage11The Leo New Moon happens on Saturday, July 26th, at 3:42 pm MST/PDT at 3 degrees Leo 52 minutes.  Here’s the chart:  LeoNewMoon2014.  Leo is ruled by the Sun which is the star at the center of our solar system. With the ‘King of Beasts’ as its symbol, the Lion powerfully illustrates the tremendous energy of this archetype which has always been associated with leadership, royalty and recognition.

From a Soul level perspective, Leos desire to self-actualize or self-realize (make real) their life purpose and special destiny. Using personal will, power and creativity, Leos must take charge of their life and chart a course that expresses their unique individuality. In so doing Leo finds personal fulfillment and happiness. Happy Leos shine their light on everyone in a loving, generous, magnanimous and dignified manner.

Leo rules children so perhaps the energy of this archetype is best understood by observing how they naturally express themselves.  Little kids innocently and spontaneously play, love and create. They radiate happiness to all around them. The best use of this month’s Leo energy will be in creatively expressing yourself.  Go BIG!  Be bold!  Spend time with those you love and spend resources on what brings you the most joy.  It’s time to resurrect your forgotten inner child and to go play and have fun!

Jupiter entered Leo for a yearlong stay on July 16th.  It joins the Sun and Moon in Leo for this New Moon and greatly expands Leo’s influence.  But the Leo New Moon also has challenging aspects to Mars in Scorpio and retrograde Neptune and Chiron in Pisces that can threaten to dampen Leo’s enthusiasm and discourage the pursuit of happiness.  These same connections may bring up long buried or festering childhood wounds.  Healing these wounds is possible now if you heed the core lessons and wisdom of Leo.

Leos often look for love, attention and feedback from outer sources.  In fact, as adults, Leos are the sign most inclined to have love affairs when feeling unappreciated and unrecognized especially by their partners.  To evolve, Leo must learn the lesson of SELF-LOVE.   When Leo truly loves and accepts itself, it overcomes the overwhelming need for outer validation, approval and reassurance.  Of course, developing self-love is most difficult when unresolved wounds remain unhealed.

Mars has finally finished its biannual retrograde that coincided with an unusual eight month long stay in Libra!  It entered Scorpio (one of its own signs) yesterday on July 25th where it will stay until September 13th.  While Mars slowly transited Libra, relationship dynamics were reviewed, revisited and remembered in order to better understand what worked and what didn’t work.

Relationships are ruled by Libra whose symbol is the scales of balance.  Healthy relationships have a fundamental need for balance and equality.  From personal one-on-one partnerships to relationships between countries, where lessons of balance and equality have been learned and applied, those relationships are now more empowered and able to grow and deepen as they move forward.  Where inequalities in relationships persist, its now more likely than ever that power struggles will severely undermine or even destroy those relationships as they try to move forward.  Sadly, news headlines the world over are full of conflicts associated with misuses of power and relationship failures that are the inevitable result of power imbalances and inequality.

As Mars moves through Scorpio for the next seven weeks, our attention will be intensely focused on personal desires and what we’re willing to do to achieve them.  Mars rules desires and Scorpio is the sign of free will choices and the evolutionary process itself.  Scorpio forces us to become consciously aware of all the hidden fears, motivations and agendas that drive our choices.  Through Scorpio we ask WHY we want what we want and WHY we do what we do and WHY we feel the way we feel and think the way we think.

To evolve through Scorpio is to learn to make choices consciously.  Scorpio is the sign associated with power and the ultimate power is the power of free will choice.  Unconscious choices are the result of cultural conditioning or what we’re taught by our family and by the society we’re born into.

Unfortunately, many of the unconscious choices we make based upon the expectations of these outer social and familial conditioning influences are driven by fears of judgments and criticisms and the need for outer approval.  Its not surprising that most of the time, these conditioned unconscious choices don’t make us happy.  This is because conforming to the expectations of others often requires that we betray ourselves, deny our own true path and ignore our own deep personal values and desires.

Remember, Leo’s job is to take complete responsibility for creating an authentic and true-to-self life path!  This is the path that ultimately leads to happiness.  How do you use your power? Whose expectations primarily influence your choices?  What choices are you contemplating now?  Do you typically make choices based upon a need for approval from others or do you make choices based on what really makes you happy?

Neptune and Chiron retrograde in Pisces are also significantly affecting the Leo New Moon pattern.  In Pisces, these two planets are the quintessential symbols of victim consciousness.  Man-made belief systems have conditioned us to believe that we deserve pain, punishment and suffering because we’re imperfect.  These religious conditioning influences have been on the planet now for thousands of years resulting in a pervasive sense of victimization that permeates the unconscious levels of the collective mind of humanity.

Thankfully, Pisces also rules spirituality (not religion) and is also symbolic of our personal inner connection with our Creator or what some call God or Goddess – the ultimate Creative Source and the ultimate source of unconditional love.  Spiritual guidance and assistance is readily available to those who choose to seek answers and inspiration from within as they connect to what they believe is their own Divine Creative Source.  Take quiet time for reflection and be especially mindful of dream messages now.  Forgiveness of self and others is particularly powerful and timely.

The New Moon’s stressful connection to Neptune and Chiron in Pisces may coincide with crises this month.  The purpose of these crises will be to create an awareness of the need for adjustments to beliefs, consciously and unconsciously.  In turn, these adjustments can facilitate a change in perspective that results in a different interpretation of hurtful experiences that can ultimately lead to a healing of old wounds. Shift your thoughts from WHAT happened to you in the past, to WHY it occurred.  Begin to question the PURPOSE of painful events.  If you can shift your perspective in these ways you can begin to understand what your Soul intended for you to learn from the experiences and eventually come to a powerful realization of WHY they occurred.

If you can move beyond Mar’s anger at feeling abandoned and betrayed and beyond the feelings of victimization reflected in Neptune and Chiron, then you  can reap the rewards available when Mars reaches Saturn in Scorpio in about a month (August 25th).  Saturn is the planet of personal authority and emotional maturation that teaches us to take complete responsibility for everything in our reality. When you can own and accept your life experiences as purposeful and necessary to your Soul’s path, then you can truly accelerate your personal evolution and fulfill your Soul’s evolutionary growth intentions!

So focus on your heart’s desires this month.  Focus on feeling appreciation, love and gratitude for all you are, all you have, and all you’ve experienced in this lifetime.  Take charge of your life.  Use your personal power of free will to make conscious choices that will create a life path that reflects your unique individuality and authentic self.  You weren’t born to fit in; you were born to stand out!  Be who you truly are!   Shine your light!  Find the joy in everything and let all you do be done with love.  And remember, happiness is a CHOICE!

This article is a 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 events for the month. The audio recording is available in CD or mp3 file formats for $15. Contact me if you wish to purchase the audio recording.

The Virgo New Moon is on August 25th at 7:13 am MST!

 Copyright 2014.  Donna Lee Steele and Threshold Consulting.  All rights reserved.

Aquarius New Moon

AquariusImage6The 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-creatingThink 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.

Copyright 2014. Donna Lee Steele and Threshold Consulting. All rights reserved.