New Moon in Aquarius
February 18/19, 2015
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the chart for the 2nd Aquarius New Moon, which is also the
Chinese New Year of the (Yin Wood) Sheep, also referred to as the
Chinese New Year of Green or Wooden Goat.
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is associated with brotherly
love, ingenuity and innovation. The house
holding Aquarius in the natal chart shows an area of our life where
individual freedom is extremely important. Aquarius is an intellectual
by the planets Saturn and Uranus, with
an emphasis on abstract thought and idealism. Issues around social
welfare, science, and futurism become emphasized during Aquarius.
Moon at 29 degrees Aquarius 59 minutes:
is the second New Moon in Aquarius. The first one was at 1 degree
of Aquarius and this one is at 30 degrees. Approximately every 3 years
there are two New Moons in a sign. However, two New Moons in the sign
of Aquarius are rare, occurring less frequently than once every 200
Moon moves into Pisces less than a minute after the New Moon and the
Sun follows 2 minutes later. Therefore we can expect the qualities
of both signs to be prevalent. Like the last lunation cycle, the overriding
mood is one of idealism and unconventionality. There is an emphasis
on freedom of expression, which if thwarted can lead to rebellious
behavior. Creativity and originality are highlighted by a busy mind
with frequent breakthroughs and insights. Additionally we have the
influence of Pisces, which is associated with
spirituality and unconditional
love. This combination
provides us the unusual opportunity of blending compassion with humanitarian
principles, heightening our intuition, and creatively reforming our
intentions to accommodate our ideals.
Communications facilitate organization. A
great time to analyze your activities for greater efficiency.
combination highlights beauty and desire, stirs the passions, appreciates
initiative, and has the tendency to rush romance.
obstacles to cooperative unity are exacerbated by a struggle between
the ideals of democracy and plutocracy. It is a conflict between the
individual's need for independence and freedom of expression versus
the governing powers' need to maintain control. Restructuring is necessary,
but the methods are in argument. At the worst it is a battle of wills.
More optimistically, it is a crisis of consciousness leading to an
exciting transformation of collective ideals.
is the final square in this long-term aspect. It is exact at 15 degrees
18 minutes of Aries and Capricorn on March 16, heightening the energy
throughout this lunation cycle.
Sedgwick gives the following advice about working with this aspect:
the zone in which you perfectly function as a complete freethinking
spirit. No need to be roped in by social rules that fail to fit
your nature. No need to be so rebellious that you become revolting.
Avoid Plutocratic urges and invoke the generosity of Pluto. Reach
out to those who intend to make things better on the planet while
following that path yourself. Those who get shaken out of the Tower
(a la the Tarot) are those clinging to structures, situations and
concepts that do not further [humanitarian goals].
Astrology provides an in-depth look at the Uranus-Pluto square.
advice for this cycle:
all communications seriously. Dive into a new passion. Look within
to see what gifts you have to offer in service to others. Imagine
a better future for yourself and for the world. Have faith in your
questions you explored for personal insight last month. Perhaps you'll
come up with different responses:
can you serve mankind?
do you feel most rebellious and why?
triggers your idealism?
do you express your individuality?
and with whom would life be easier if you were a little less detached
or a little more progressive?
organizations are you affiliated with and what is your role within
your friendships and social connections. Are they nurturing and
supportive or draining and subversive?
I am inspired and at peace.
to the qualities of Aquarius with a 3-minute tarot meditation on
Star is the flow of cosmic energy coming to Earth to be made
manifest. It depicts the depth of inner consciousness that is
attained through meditation. It teaches us to release our fear
of isolation and to love and serve humanity.
with The Star to increase self-confidence or to generate a new
flow of energy and resources.
to the qualities of Aquarius with a 3-minute tarot meditation on
Fool represents the passion and purity of purpose found in all
beginnings. Cloaked in trust and innocence, he teaches us to
look up and reminds us to act on our ideals. The archetype of
Eternal Youth, he is Every Human on the path of life.
with The Fool at the beginning of anything new.
for this cycle:
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living
things, man will not himself find peace."
~ Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965) German humanitarian, theologian
and philosopher, 1952 Nobel Peace
A Mandala is a powerful meditational device for creating sacred intentions.
We encourage you to create
and color your own mandala or color the Aquarius
Mandala for this cycle.
are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala
Please check out Lynn
Keefer's Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors
every month, along with her meditative process. Click on the mandala
below or the link above to see a larger version of the January Aquarius
New Moon Mandala she colored last month and read about her experience
with the exercise. The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle
into the next.
more on the nature of this
lunation cycle, along with how it relates to your
our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar, where
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we invite you to visit our page facebook.com/ZodiacArtsLunarPhases,
which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to
work effectively with the current phase.
In addition to what you can find at our web site, there are some outstanding
astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage you
to visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:
author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Drozda follows solar, lunar and
numerological cycles. Keep up with her updates on her blog, Following
The Moon, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
Wright at Auntie
Moon writes about Ritual
for the New Moon in Aquarius and other good lunar tidings. She
also has two great videos: Moon
Phases and New Moon Intentions and Symbols
of Aquarius and Uranus.
Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com.
Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Shepherd at Moonkissd.com
has a perceptive article about this month's New Moon titled
New Moon: The Rebel and the Victim.
Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current
cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her
New Moon: The Greedy Cusp.
Gailing is another of our favorites. You can visit her blog
or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription.
She usually shares her insights on the new and
full moons. We also recommend her
Planetary Apothecary. Here's her post on the Aquarius
your path be peaceful,