The Sun is in it the last degrees of Aquarius, the Moon just moved into the sign of Gemini and Mercury left its shadow after his recent retrograde to enter the sign of Aquarius.
We can now lift our spirit off the ground and soar high into the cool and objective landscapes of the Air signs for the next few days.
Let your mind break free from the confines of the well-known and the stereotypes that saturates our pop-culture. Let your curiosity guide you into discovering unconventional ways or innovative methods of doing things. Stay receptive to the unusual and see if you can learn something in the process. Flex your brain muscles by opening your mind.
NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS
Chinese New Year
Year of the Fire Monkey
February 8 @ 9:39am EST
Let the purifying waters of objectivity wash over you.
Stepping outside of our instinctual urges and embracing a path that serves our highest principles.
The New Moon is a time for planting new seeds.
Where can you implement new ways of being into your daily actions that are more in agreement with the visions you hold for yourself but also for humankind and the planet?
Do you feel ready to step outside of yourself and participate more actively in the collective? What contributions are you willing to make to help humanity get out of its archaic ways?
Since this New Moon is square to Mars in Scorpio, we must watch for self-righteousness and holding on too firmly to our point of views. It highlights the contrast between our lower instinctual nature and the voice of reason.
We must be willing to step outside of our navel gazing activities and into a meaningful participation with the collectivity. Is it possible to be passionate about a cause that is dear to our heart while simultaneously making space for others to participate and contribute with their own visions?
A lot of things are wrong with the world and we are all contributing to it.
What steps are you willing to make to implement small but important changes?
The Moon is in Gemini and will square Neptune and oppose Saturn in a few hours. There is a lot of commotion out there today. People are preparing to celebrate the holidays and are out and about buying things they probably don’t need.
The Moon in Gemini individual has an active mind and usually needs a lot of stimulation to stay interested. They are quick-witted and curious and they have a sharp intellect. It can be difficult for the Gemini Moon to deal with the more complex emotions and they would rather ignore difficult feelings. Meditative practices are a great tool to slow down and calm the nervous system.
Today will most likely be filled with agitation and excitement. We can expect a lot of back and forth communication, phone calls and last-minute preparations. With the Moon opposing Saturn later today we might stop and wonder what we are actually doing and why. Take a breather and enjoy the season, watch a movie, start a puzzle do something fun. Pay attention to your internal dialogue and appreciate the moment. Be patient with family, friends and strangers as everyone can be a bit more tense trying to fulfill all of their obligations.
The Sun just moved into Libra and the Moon is in Aquarius.
Libra and Aquarius are both Air signs which favor intellect and reflection above emotional display. But if we scratch the surface, we can see that the appearances are deceiving at the moment.
The ruler of Libra is Venus. Venus is in the sign of Leo a Fixed Fire sign.
Both the traditional ruler of Aquarius: Saturn and its modern ruler: Uranus are also in Fire signs. Saturn just moved into Sagittarius a Mutable Fire sign and Uranus is in the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries.
We could be maintaining an air of polite detachment while some big internal changes are happening.
We could also feel like we are unjustly being excluded from the action. The desire for warmth exchange, community and friendship might be strong but it doesn’t come easily. Our specialness is left unrecognized. A sense of isolation or frustration around not being seen for who we are.
We are prompt to stay cool-headed and diplomatic to keep the relationships that we have. Wanting real communication while simultaneously not being able to say everything. The want for company and partnership is strong but the wish to have it our way might be stronger.
The amount of egoic desires we bring in our relationships might determine their quality.
We are walking the line between participation and exclusion. And you might be the one excluding yourself or burning bridges.
The conversation is also happening on a collective scale. Heated debates and words like: ”alien” is use to describe migrants and refugees. There is a need to find creative ways to deal with the global community.
Who belongs where and who was here first? Races and religions are at the forefront. How long can we stay diplomatic? The need to discard some old dogmatic beliefs has come. This is a period of change and the best way to deal with change is by staying flexible. It is important to remember our role as individuals in affecting those changes whether it is in the choices we make as consumers or in our contribution to society.