This Aquarius new moon is the first new moon of the year, and a good one for birthing a new vision. Symbolised by the water-bearer, she represents purification and cleaning out the old, just as the Romans did every February, indeed Februaruius literally means ‘month of purification’.
This moon helps us to wash away the past, so that we can move forward into the new year with a renewed sense of who we are and what we want to create.
Aquarius is an air sign, ruled by Uranus, the Planet of transformation and it’s glyph is two wavy lines, depicting the ocean. It highlights the value and importance of our friendships and social networks and how our behaviour, if it is not for the highest good of all, ripples out creating disharmony in all areas of our lives.
We get to see the bigger picture and how we can be part of the solution to some of the huge challenges humanity is facing. The creative juices are flowing, and you may find that you come up with inventions, ideas or ‘Eureka’ moments during this period.
Usually the Aquarius new moon heralds the beginning of spring and the first stirrings of nature waking up from its winter slumber. This year it is early, and nature is still very much in hibernation so its the perfect time to go within and review and integrate the last year so we can move forward with more awareness.
To help this process Mercury, the planet of technology and communications is going retrograde (backwards), the next day on 21st January slowing everything down a bit, enabling us to take a pause before jumping into something new.
Mercury goes retrograde three times a year, so every four months we have the opportunity to reflect, re-evaluate and revise the path we are on and the decisions and choices we are needing to make.
Usually Mercury retrograde causes chaos around communications and technology, slowing things down and creating blockages and problems. It’s best not to sign contracts or agreements over this period, as things can look very different once it goes forward again. Therefore, use this Mercury retrograde to ensure you are making the right choices and following the right path.
This is a good time for writers, poets, performers, artists etc to get creative, as it is the moon for independent thought, being strong-willed and creating your visions. It dares us to be different and unconventional, and gives us the opportunity to speak our truth and start taking the risks we know will springboard us forward. Allow the revolutionary energy of the Aquarius new Moon to bring even greater inspiration, creativity and clarity to your visions and projects.
If the Aquarius new moon is inspiring you to birth a new vision, honour yourself this moon and find the time to go into some silence or create some space for you manifest it into the physical realm.
I will end this Lunascope with the wise words of Bob Marley:”Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you are riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”
Love, Peace and Blessings
Rebekah Shaman xxx