Here’s the chart for the Aquarius New Moon, which is also the Chinese New Year of the (Yang Fire) Monkey:
February 8, 2016
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.
Sabian Symbol for 20 degrees Aquarius:
“A large white dove bearing a message.” This degree symbolizes the peace that comes with a victory and the certification of individual worth.
Highlights of the New Moon chart at 19º Aquarius 16″:
The New Moon at the mid-point of the Venus sextile Chiron:
The opportunity to find a sense of purpose or a “mission” is accompanied by the eruption of old insecurities producing a lack of self-confidence. Indecisive feelings and vacillating social plans can throw things off balance.
The key phrase for Aquarius is “I Know”.
Aquarius symbol: a human pouring water out of a vessel.
Our advice for this cycle:
Embrace the Experiment!
In his post, Embracing the Experiments, After all, the pleasure in creating so often comes in the unexpected – the tiny twists and fortuitous flurries we couldn’t have planned and foreseen in our work, and that open up entire new landscapes of possibility. These can only be discovered when we embrace the experiments. We needn’t shy away, clinging to the known, familiar path as fiercely and desperately as a chased cat clings eight feet up a tree. Instead, keep climbing. A few branches higher we might discover the most beautiful and stimulating view we’ve known in a long time. Maybe ever.“
This is an excellent cycle for experimentation. Embrace every moment as an opportunity for discovery.
Heal old relationship wounds by opening to trust and intimacy. Have the courage to see the beauty in human weakness, including your own and witness the creativity found in forgiveness and compassionate action.
Maintain your poise during awkward social or professional situation by yielding to the moment. In the end, it will be resolved in your favor.
The cleansing process of the last cycle has opened the space for reinventing dreams. Aquarius correlates to Renewal on the Medicine Wheel. Continue the process of bringing the annual cycle to completion while re-imagining the future.
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 lies in renewal.
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.
Quote for this cycle:
“What is right for one soul may not be right for another. It may mean having to stand on your own and do something strange in the eyes of others.”
~ Eileen Caddy (1917 – 2006) spiritual guru, author, co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland.
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 2016 Aquarius Mandala.
You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.
Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process at Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal. She is able to tie her personal experience of the most recent cycle into an inspirational gateway to the current one.
Other Recommended Resources:
Express your creativity, increase your productivity, and enjoy a more meaningful life ~ Follow the Moon through the phases each cycle. The Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal posts timely information, along with useful suggestions for synchronizing personal activity with each phase.
Sandra shares how she follows the moon in her personal moon phase journal, Sunny’s Days. Join her spiral walk through time. Declare your intentions – follow the moon; journal your goals and reflections, along with your supportive imagery, colors, words, and experiences for the cycle.
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.” Read her Lifecycle forecast for 2016. 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 shares her esoteric knowledge and good lunar tidings at AuntieMoon.com. Her excellent video, Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions is worth watching every New Moon. This month she talks about the Tarot and the sign Aquarius in an article called, It Takes A Fool.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers compassionate counsel.
Jessica Shepherd, who always captures the moment with her unique perspective, writes about the proverbial “mid-life crisis” in her post Aquarius New Moon: Feeling Our Freedom.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current cosmic conditions into practical terms. In her blog post, AQUARIUS NEW MOON: ALONE TOGETHER she offers some excellent insight this cycle.
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