Here’s the chart for the Aquarius New Moon, which also marks the Chinese New Year of the (Yang Fire) Rooster:
New Moon in Aquarius
January 27, 2017
An air sign Aquarius 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. Issues around social welfare, science, and futurism become emphasized during Aquarius.
An air sign with an emphasis on abstract thought and idealism, Aquarius is ruled by the planets Saturn and Uranus. Practicality, the ability to focus, futuristic thinking, and dedication to humanity are Aquarian qualities that combine to support revolutionary ideas of benefit to society.
The key phrase for Aquarius is “I Know”.
Aquarius symbol: a human pouring water out of a vessel.
Attune to the qualities of Aquarius with a 3-minute tarot meditation on The Star.
The 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.
Confer with The Star to increase self-confidence or to generate a new flow of energy and resources.
Aquarius Sits in the North-East on the Medicine Wheel.
The sign Aquarius correlates to Renewal, the middle step on the Northern pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel. The cleansing process of the Capricorn cycle has opened the space for reinventing dreams. Continue the process of bringing the annual cycle to completion while re-imagining the future.
Sabian Symbol for 9º Aquarius:
“A Flag is Seen Turning into an Eagle”” This degree says the image has become the power. It symbolizes acting out the vision. — from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar
Highlights of the New Moon at 8º Aquarius 15′:
This Aquarius lunation cycle begins on a serious note. The New Moon makes aspects to Saturn, its traditional ruler, and Uranus, its modern ruler. The struggle involves moving from the past into the future. The desire to leave behind illusion and build a new philosophy conflicts with the urge to champion the past, which inhibits the achievement of goals because it is based on outdated ideology. New methods are necessary to realize one’s true goals. A sense of fate or destiny motivates compassionate action, setting off a chain of events. Innovative and unusual solutions are built upon imagination and artistry.
(New Moon at the midpoint of Venus square Saturn, quintile Uranus, and septile Mars)
Our advice for this cycle:
This is an excellent cycle for creative enterprise. Look at every moment as an opportunity to imagine something in a different way.
Adaptability is key. Maintain your poise during awkward social or professional situation by yielding to the moment. In the end, it will be resolved in your favor.
Get in touch with your wishes. Reawaken your hope and find inspiration by releasing the fear of being different and embracing your uniqueness. Trust that what makes you different is in service to your purpose.
Explore there questions for additional insight:
- How can you serve mankind?
- When do you feel most rebellious and why?
- What triggers your idealism?
- How do you express your individuality?
- Where and with whom would life be easier if you were a little less detached or a little more progressive?
- What organizations are you affiliated with and what is your role within them?
- Examine your friendships and social connections. Are they nurturing and supportive or draining and subversive?
Affirm: My genius is awakening.
The Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal posts at each phase with tips on working with the current cosmic and lunar energies.
Sandra shares her personal moon phase journal, Sunny’s Days. We invite you to join her walk through the year. Declare your intentions – start your own moon phase journal. Share your images, words, colors, and goals for this lunation cycle in the comments below the posts.
Or, if you’re on Facebook you can get Zodiac Arts‘ and Sandra’s posts in your news feed and respond there.
Quote for this cycle:
“The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession”.
~ Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.
A Mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our 2017 Aquarius New Moon Mandala.
You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.
Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process.
Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.” Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Jessica Shepherd is always a good read at Moonkissd.com, as is Elaine Kalantarian at Blur Moon Astrology.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms.
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.
Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.
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