Aquarius New Moon 2.0 – Revolution is in the Air!

AquariusImage9The 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:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/whats-working-all-the-news_b_6603924.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/02/12/this-new-tesla-battery-will-power-your-home-and-maybe-the-electric-grid-too/

https://civ.moveon.org/contrib/reichmedia.html?bg_id=hpc3&id=108410-2931960-Awx5HMx&t=131

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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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 a Total Solar Eclipse on March 20th!

Copyright 2015.  Donna Lee Steele and Threshold Consulting.  All rights reserved.

Capricorn New Moon, Winter Solstice and 2015: Out with the Old, In with the New!

CapricornGlyph11The Capricorn New Moon occurred on Sunday, December 21st at 6:35 pm MST at 0 degrees Capricorn 6 minutes.  Here’s the chart:  CapricornNewMoon2014-2.  The Sea Goat represents our evolutionary journey from the depths of the ocean (unconscious, subconscious) to the heights of the mountains (super consciousness).  Capricorn rules the structural nature of human consciousness.  Accordingly, it represents the Soul’s evolutionary journey from ignorance to spiritual enlightenment.  This creature is sure-footed as it steadfastly climbs to the mountaintop where it’s nearest to heaven and to the Divine Source that created it.

The Capricorn New Moon happened just a couple of hours after the Sun entered Capricorn, which always signals the Winter Solstice.  Here’s the Winter Solstice chart:  2014WinterSolstice.

Many contemporary Astrologers, as the ancients did, consider that each New Year begins with this annual ‘return of the light’ of the Sun marked by the Winter Solstice.  Since the Capricorn New Moon occurred almost simultaneously with the Winter Solstice moment, these two astrological chart patterns are nearly identical.  Subsequently, this Capricorn New Moon is a harbinger of events not only in the coming month, but for all of 2015!

The New Moon occurred at 0 degrees Capricorn, the very first degree of the sign, which always reflects new beginnings associated with that archetype.  On a collective level, Capricorn is associated with all the ways in which societies structure themselves including governments and political parties, social institutions like banks and universities, man-made laws and social and cultural authority figures.  On an individual level, Capricorn represents responsibilities, duties and obligations like careers and parenting.   Expect new beginnings in these matters and issues.

Capricorn is also the sign of emotional and spiritual maturation. It teaches us to become our own authority, accountable for all of our actions and decisions and their consequences.  This occurs through the realization that WE are responsible for co-creating the reality we experience.  This is because Capricorn rules the structure of human consciousness and therefore REALITY.  I have over recent months consistently referenced recent discoveries by quantum scientists that human consciousness influences and effects and essentially co-creates the realities we experience both personally and collectively.

Human consciousness is indeed changing at an increasingly rapid evolutionary pace now as was predicted for this time in human history by many ancient cultures the world over.  Check out this Huffington Post article about the “New Mainstream” for evidence of our shifting human consciousness and global awakening http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dianne-collins/theres-a-new-mainstream-o_b_6146988.html.

Also of extreme importance in both the New Moon and New Year chart patterns is Uranus which stationed direct (resumed apparent forward motion) in Aries just 18 minutes before the Sun’s entry into Capricorn which is synonymous with the Winter Solstice!  Uranus is the archetype of liberation and freedom that helps us to break free of old, crystallized patterns of experience that are preventing further evolutionary growth.  It shatters the old to make way for continuing evolutionary growth.  And it typically manifests in surprising unexpected and even shocking ways!

Uranus is explosive in nature so there’s more than enough celestial energy to ‘fuel’ necessary changes in the coming year.   Cooperation with this transformative energy will make embracing change exciting.  Resisting it will likely result in disruptive and disturbing cataclysmic events that are required in order to enforce necessary changes.   Either way, there’s LOTS of dynamic powerful energy catalyzing important new beginnings and directions for us all in 2015.

Saturn rules this New Moon and is currently at 29 degrees of Scorpio.  Saturn is finishing up its transit through Scorpio which began in October 2012.  For the last couple of years, our individual and collective consciousness has been primarily focused on confronting and healing our deepest fears, insecurities and wounds especially those associated with loss, abandonment and betrayals.  We’ve been forced to look at all the ways in which we’ve come to feel powerless because we’ve given our power away, becoming co-dependent upon outside sources and influences.  Saturn’s sojourn in Scorpio was about healing and re-empowerment.  With Saturn ruling both the Capricorn New Moon chart and the Winter Solstice (New Year) chart, its position at the final degree of Scorpio speaks volumes about the need to complete this healing and re-empowerment process before we can effectively move forward into new projects, relationships and goals we’re ready to pursue.

At the final degree of Scorpio, Saturn is reflecting the need to culminate old ways of using, abusing and misusing power and control.  These old ways are particularly reflective of and associated with institutions of wealth like banks and the financial markets and institutions of force like the military and law enforcement.  Perhaps this short five minute video is a good synopsis of this evolving re-empowerment dynamic:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGKogwbO240.

With 0 degrees of Capricorn (New Moon and Winter Solstice) we have a symbol of new beginnings, and with 29 degrees Scorpio (Saturn – ruling planet of Capricorn) we have a symbol of the culmination of old ways.  Simply put, in both the Capricorn New Moon chart and the Winter Solstice chart for all of 2015, we have symbols that reflect the need to relinquish the old before we can begin something new.  So what do you need to let go of in order to move forward in 2015?

As Saturn moves through Sagittarius (December 23, 2014 to December 18, 2017) we’ll all have the opportunity to seriously ponder our individual and collective truths and belief systems.  How we interpret reality depends upon what we believe.   If our beliefs are faulty then our interpretation of reality will similarly be false.  Sagittarius also rules the right brain and therefore our intuition, which is how each individual is naturally led to their own personal truth.  Expanding your natural intuitive capacity by learning to listen to, trust and act upon your intuition, will be one of the highest manifestations you can choose over the next three years as Saturn moves through Sagittarius.

Through Sagittarius, Saturn teaches that truth is RELATIVE and each of us must find our own way to our own personal truth – what’s true for us – while simultaneously recognizing universal truths.   As is typically the case, we’re likely to experience both the lower and higher ends of the Sag archetype over the next three years including religious extremists that believe their truth is the one and only truth that typically is used to justify misuse of power, to those who realize the limitations of their personal truth or beliefs and are willing to expand their understanding to encompass larger universal truths.   Pope Francis has been leading the way in acknowledging and encouraging a greater universal understanding that encompasses all faiths and all of humanity.

On a more mundane level, Sagittarius rules the legal system, higher education and transportation.  So we’re likely to experience transformational changes to these social structures as well.  Heaven knows, at least here in the U.S., these elements of our society and infrastructure are long overdue for improvements and upgrades!

As Saturn moves into the beginning degrees of Sagittarius over the coming year, it will form waning angles to both Pluto in Capricorn (semi-square = 45 degrees) and Uranus in Aries (sesquiquadrate = 135 degrees).  Both of these angles correlate with YIN phases on the astrological wheel and are therefore characterized by inward moving energies.  YIN energy inwardly reflects and reviews while acquiescing to outer forces.  Thus Saturn is surrendering its power and control to the evolutionary forces of Pluto and the revolutionary forces of Uranus.  Once again we have the symbolism of the old giving way to the new.

However, those in power aren’t giving up without a fight!  Just last month, Congress passed and the President signed a bill that will once again allow the biggest of banks to speculate on derivatives (gamble) with depositor funds.  This will once again put the American taxpayer on the hook for bailouts if these banks lose their risky bets on Wall Street.  Old patriarchal (Capricorn and Saturn) forces are holding on even as their actions continue to wreak havoc on the world undermining shared peace and prosperity.  But its only a matter of time before these old paradigms collapse because in the end, evolutionary forces always overcome the forces of resistance.

Venus and Mercury are also in Capricorn and coming into a square aspect (90 degree angle) with the Moon’s Nodes.  As hearts and minds continue to ponder serious and consequential issues, crucial choices – often between the self and others – must be made.  These astrological patterns seek balance between personal values, needs and desires and those of others who are involved.  These celestial energies encourage all of us to choose collaboration and cooperation over competition to make the most of these important evolutionary choice-points.

And finally, the Sun, Moon and Mercury are all connecting with Neptune in Pisces in these charts.   These planetary combinations can inspire us to reach beyond the limits of a mundane, consensus reality and its materialistic worldview towards higher more meaningful goals and aspirations.  One of the major lessons of Pluto moving through Capricorn (2008 to 2025) is realizing the limitations of our planet’s natural resources.  Consider that each and every day, everything you use was made from some natural resource.  Our planet simply cannot continue to sustain ever increasing growth be it in population, jobs, housing or economies.  What are you willing to sacrifice in order to ensure a more sustainable future?

So 2015 promises to be an exciting year full of r-evolutionary changes.  Humanity is indeed ‘waking up!’  We are transforming old outworn and limited thoughts and beliefs.  We are taking back our power and owning it in new ways that are co-creating new realities.   A New Year’s Eve tradition of taking out the trash to make room for new experiences in the coming year is perhaps an apt metaphor for the celestial patterns of 2015:  Out with the Old, In with the New!

Happy New Year Everyone!

This article is written a summary of my live hour-long audio presentation/analysis that 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 Aquarius New Moon is on January 20th at 6:13 am MST!

 Copyright 2015 Donna Lee Steele All rights reserved.