Aquarius by Yuhon
Every New Moon marks the beginning of the lunar cycle, an energetic shift where our ideas can gestate and we search for new and inventive ways to make progress. Everyone can benefit from a burst of energy and initiative that marks the start of the New Moon’s 28-day cycle. Give yourself permission to connect authentically with yourself this month. Since we live in a Universe that is constantly moving, each month the New Moon is at a different place in our Cosmos allowing us a chance to plant different intentions throughout the year. A new cycle begins this time in Aquarius which is about clearing some space for new ideas, experimentation, and new growth.
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WORD FOR THE MONTH
Uncertainty, change, renewal, emotions, patience, unpredictability, excitement, and rebellion.
Happy New Moon in Aquarius! This New Moon happens to square Uranus, which happens when two planets are 90 degrees apart. A square aspect represents challenges and conflict between the planets involved. Our best use of a square is to weigh the pros and cons and compromise. This creates some volatile energy, not necessarily the way we want to start our new year, but this can bring up some useful options for us. This cycle will bring with it shocks and surprises, so we must be on our toes, flexible, and centered. Stay grounded and work out why you are feeling restless or what is causing the feeling of impending drama and chaos, should it spawn upon you.
Since Uranus is ruled by Aquarius, we are going to be triggered even more on an emotional level. Be ready to process emotions, even if you were not ready to. This is good though, because overall, humanity needs to get better at “feeling” our emotions, instead of just pushing them aside where they end up residing in our bodies in unhealthy ways. Actually sitting with how anger, loneliness, or jealousy feels can do wonders for our mental health. We tend to be afraid to feel our emotions, as society calls us weak if we do. But this is exactly what we are being called to do right now—feel, lightly reflect, and move on—instead of tucking the emotion away for it to explode like a volcano sometime later on when triggered. This is because when we feel, we heal. The key here though is not to place judgement on ourselves or think too hard about the emotions when we are feeling them, just feel them.
This Uranus square to our Aquarian New Moon could also bring potential for expanded awareness from unexpected awakenings. There is room for growth everywhere, and this energy is helping us take notice of where we can expand next. Uranus had been retrograde since August 2019 and just turned direct on January 10th, so the radical awakenings are coming from the inside out.
Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian and of community. It is a sign associated with helping others and thinking about the collective. We are asked to honor one another and our planet, caring about our natural resources, and how our choices affect one another. We do not live in isolation, we never have. Humans are community-based animals and we depend on our planet to survive. Honor this energy and do something nice for your community, neighbor, or planet this next month. Become a steward of the Earth, afterall we live in her biosphere. Become a part of the larger cultural shift that is happening. In this spirit, I share with you a poem by Drew Dellinger titled “Hieroglyphic Stairway.”
it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?
surely you did something
when the seasons started failing?
as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?
did you fill the streets with protest
when democracy was stolen?
what did you do
Walk in the light,
HOW TO MAKE A NEW MOON LIST:
Gather paper and a pen, pencil, marker or other type of writing utensil.
Review the focus areas for this month and begin to think about how they apply to your personal and professional life.
Write a list of what your hopes, dreams, goals, priorities, wishes, and prayers are for that moment. Typically no more than 10 is recommended. Be very specific, or extremely vague.
Review last month’s list and revise them on this month’s list, if necessary.
Place your notes somewhere safe and special to you. Some tape them to a window, under a lit candle, or leave them in their notebooks on their desks. Create the space that works for you. Leave it there all month until the next New Moon.
Allow and have faith in the power of inter-connectedness in our universe to manifest your list.
KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU WANT
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