This New Moon of February 8 coincides with Chinese New Year, the Year of the Fire Monkey. The Monkey is clever, versatile, and a trickster. The Monkey year favors making changes and adjustments; building, creating, and innovating. It’s a fast-paced year that can be temperamental at times. The Year of the Monkey 2016 is a year for pursuing our interests, grabbing opportunities, and taking calculated risks. The year favors those who are self-motivated and who quickly bounce back from setbacks. Follow your dreams!
NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS FEBRUARY 8, 2016
All New Moons are new beginnings; the energy is about starting a new cycle. This month’s New Moon falls at 19 degrees Aquarius. This New Moon signifies the importance of community and collaboration. We are not alone! Also, with this Aquarius New Moon, humanity is learning the karmic lessons of balancing Heart and Intellect; personal power with group mind.
We are entering a point of critical mass balancing lessons going back to Atlantis, when the “revolutionizing” of human consciousness which began in the Age of Leo 13,000 years ago. The Human-headed Lion Sphinx of Giza is a major portal, or star gate, that connects us, not only to our Atlantean heritage, but to our possible futures. The sign Aquarius is the “Water Bearer” of the zodiac, but what (s)he pours is not liquid, but energy. We receive the “elixir of the gods” as electromagnetic frequency. Our brains get “amped up”, and new neuronal pathways open up. This connection for the ancient Egyptian initiates was obvious. The brain and the heart must be connected (Leo and Aquarius) for enlightenment to occur. The Aquarian vessel contains the “water of life” of cosmic consciousness. The “great work” of true alchemy is to find the divine seed within us and nurture it with the light. We are already shifting into a New Age of Light, but the transmutation process is not an easy one. We are living through global revolutions, economic collapse; trials by fire, wind, and water; but the core of enlightened consciousness remains intact. We, humans, are responsible for the New Earth we are creating. Let us do it through Love, Wisdom and Cooperation.
The Aquarian New Moon is an air sign which symbolizes intuition and perception. Aquarius is the sign of the progressive thinker, the bohemian artist, the political reformer… as well as the scientist, the astrologer, the computer whiz, and closet rebel.
If you have the Moon in Aquarius, this is your personal New Moon. Aquarians are usually very cool, calm and collected personalities, which make them very interesting to other people. They can also be great humanitarians working for a cause or philosophy, whether it is in the arts or sciences. (Famous Moon in Aquarius personalities: John Lennon, Russell Crowe, Lady Diana Spencer, JFK, Jr, Caroline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey (Sun in Aquarius). Although they are “group minded” with a diverse array of friends, Aquarians often prefer to be alone. You can usually find them working alone, but in the midst of a crowded, bohemian coffee shop.
If you have any planets in late degrees of Aquarius (or Aquarius rising in your birth chart), you will also be affected by this New Moon. The Moon in Aquarius heightens our intuitive abilities. It’s a great time for an astrology reading, reiki or energy work. You are more receptive to receiving (or giving) information on a body/mind/spirit level. Your inner radar is working at plus ten! Trust your inner voice at this time.
We all have a soul purpose; an authentic Self, not what family, friends, or society have imprinted on us. Take a personal inventory; are you following your own path? We all have responsibilities and duties in life, but self -expression does not necessarily have to be stifled in order to take care of them. Voicing your opinion and taking a stand on something that you believe in can make a difference in the world around you. (Just be sure to allow others the same privilege). Creativity comes in many forms. We don’t all have to be successful artists, but volunteering your time and energy to a worthy cause is a rather unique way to share your talents with others. In this age of technology, our thoughts and ideas can be transmitted globally in a matter of seconds; it is important to remember that “with knowledge comes power AND responsibility”.
The New Moon is a great time to set goals for the future and to expand your vision. Aquarius is all about evolution. This is the time to move past fear, break free of old limiting beliefs and breathe new life into your cells. The message of this New Moon in Aquarius is “Know Thyself”.
Mars in Scorpio Square Sun and Moon in Aquarius:
When Mars is in challenging aspect with the Sun and Moon (90 degree square), it is important to take a look at our deepest motivations and desires. Are we operating out of Ego or Essence? It is important to choose your battles wisely.
Uranus Square Pluto:
The ruling planet of this New Moon in Aquarius is the planet Uranus. We are now in the final phase of the Uranus/Pluto square (in effect since 2012), which signifies the chaos and challenges that humanity is facing collectively before transformation occurs. With Pluto and Uranus, there is no “transcendence”, but “breakthroughs” are possible.
We are living in a time of global revolution (Uranus) and global terrorism (Pluto). Global banking and economic systems have been “teetering” for years. Breaking through the old paradigms of war, hate, and genocide can only be accomplished by a new wave of “enlightened thinking” (Aquarius), but this is not as easy as it sounds. Freedom should never be taken for granted; we need to keep our minds and hearts open. Politicians do not create governments; people do. Stand up for what you believe; but allow others to do the same. Wars in the name of religion are just as deadly as any others. Neighborhood bullying and hate crimes are also “crimes against humanity”.
The outer planets set the stage for major world events; global news, not local. Where they fall in an individual’s birth chart usually reflect the mind-set of the society one is born into (for better or worse). Events constellating around them usually fall under the heading of “fate”. These are collective planets spanning generations of influence; however, each individual does have a choice in the role he or she plays. Uranus is the planet of “free will”; let’s start exercising that right!
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