The first New Moon of 2017 is upon us. We are entering a whole new era as you can see. Each of the twelve annual New Moon's gives us a chance to start anew, to clear the past and make movement in a new direction. The first New Moon in Aquarius is the sign of Uranus and is a brilliant, forward thinking, revolutionary sign. Known as the Water Bearer (note its water like glyph - to wiggly lines representing waves) , the Aquarius person goes out into the world to make the world a better place. This kicks off our year for societal changes. We must step up to the plate and be part of the revolution that will herald in the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Yes folks, this is it. In the 60's they sang about it, and the Vietnam War, Women's Rights, Black Rights and the Environment all took front and center in issues that needed fixing. People fought for these rights, and we have come full circle to fight for them, and more, again. And that fight always take a protagonist. Someone so very much like what we don't want the world to be inspires us to push back and make changes that needed making before the catalyst showed up. Make your resolutions; listen to your dreams; write down your ideas; join organizations who fight for your beliefs and enable them to push ahead; go to church and pray for the world; give thanks for all that you have; and ask that the Universe and your Higher Guides to lead you to the place you are meant to go, so you can make a difference and finally feel like you are in sync with your real purpose for being here, and are now being called to action. These are stressful, but magical, times.
However this New Moon is also brining into focus the T-Square that is agitating us most of this year. Jupiter, expansion of stress and revolution in this case; Uranus, revolt, change; anxiety; Pluto power struggles - all squaring each other, and the Aquarius New Moon shining a light on change, and gearing up for the eclipses in February. this New Moon is also trine to Jupiter and Uranus, giving you the courage to move forward, inspiring you. This is an awesome day if you tune into its energy. You may finally discover your path and purpose if you ask for it!
Just a couple of hours after the exact eclipse at 8 degrees Aquarius, Mars, our energy and drive, moves into Aries, its home and infuses Mars with great strength and power, giving us the energy we need to make the changes, join the movement; turn a corner. Spend the next few weeks using this energy for progress. You can rest in April!
Make this a day of friends and celebration; a day to be Thankful; a day to review your relationships and move toward loving and healing being a major part of your life vs. stress; a day of asking the Universe for guidance and a day of LISTENING to your heart and head for input, inspiration and courage. The adventure has begun - make the most of it.
Happy New Year one and all. It's a crazy month on so many levels. And the year too is the same. Expect the unexpected and be ready for sudden movement or changes that you have to adapt to. Like a pregnant woman, have a bag near the door or in the car trunk that would keep you going for a few days should you be stranded in your car, or have to leave your home quickly. You're a Scout this year, so be prepared...for just about anything.
As I mentioned last year, the energy has shifted from Earth and Water sign energy to Air and Fire. The former is always slower, more methodical (Taurus, Virgo and Capricon Earth; Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces Water). the latter is on a tear to go and get it done yesterday (Aries, Leo Sag is Fire and Gemini, Libra and Aquarius is Air). So this year is all about moving fast, hurry up and keep up.
Eclipses are about to change patterns too. Twice a year an eclipse happens, opposing each other every 6 months. Like a sling shot orbit, the eclipse begins and moves steadily, gaining speed over time until it reaches its opposite and gets another energy boost and moves ahead for yet another 6 monhts. Formerly in Virgo and Pisces, this year they move to Aquarius and Leo. Air and Fire. The first few days around the eclipses are usually high energy days, and when they reach their opposing destinaton, there is another burst of energy, usually bigger than the first. When they happened in Virgo, there was a lot of thinking and planning before action was taken by Virgo, and Pisces, oye, getting them to make a decision is like wating for the second coming. So things happened, but not so fast. Now with Aquarius eclipses, the ruler of the big picture, Uranus and change, is smart, fast and certain. No hesitation here. Leo is fire, whoosh and poof I'm outta here, job done. So these eclipses of Moon Feb 10 and August 7 are gonna happen with a bang. The Solar eclipse on Feb 26 is Pisces, NOT Aquarius and will have an emotional impact on everyone...and August 21 is on the Virgo cusp giving it mixed energy Leo, the Sun, is the Lion, the proud King, the ruler of the jungle. He does not second guess himself. He moves when its time, and he is a blur before you can even say have a good trip!
This is a year for your scarf tied tightly under your chin to keep it in place, 'cause your hats are going to blow away before you even thought they were coming off your head! Its going to be harder for Earth and Water signs this year, because they are going to have to adapt and move more quickly, which is not their nature. Yes, push yourself and go with the flow. Don't hold back or it will just be harder so don't set yourself up for more trauma than you'll already experience from these crazy times.
Air and Fire will be tickled, except that some of the changes are really bad, and will happen before you have a chance to deal with anything but the aftermath. The new USA President is a Gemini with Leo rising. He's a mover and a shaker. He's gonna hit the ground running esp in February. But in August his chickens will come home to roost. Expect lots of scandals then, because things done on the QT will come to the surface and be shined on brightly by the Leo Sun. It will be a hard time for him, and the country. He was born under an eclipsed Moon in Sagittarius, opposing his Sun. His emotions and his thinking are in a constant war, with the emotions being dark, angry, hidden and corrupted because they are eclipsed. His mind tells him to take the high road, while his heart just can't stop going for the dark side. He also feels wounded in that people don't take his feelings seriously so he develops a chip on his shoulder and has to prove himself, mainly to himself. I remember Yoda's famous line, "The dark side isn't stronger, its just easier, more seductive" and I concur. Donald's will power to take the high road just isn't there. He likes winning at any price, in any way. What does it matter how he won. It only matters that he won.
All the big guys of the solar system - Saturn now in Fire; Jupiter now in Air; Uranus now in Fire; Neptune now in Water; Pluto now in an Earth sign - are at odds for the next few years which is bringing up our fire storm of chaos and unexpected events. Amazingly good things will happen, like the world coming together to fight the Tyrianical Leaders around the globe. Spirituality will grow, and a community of mankind will emerge. Love, kindness, caring and sharing will become prevalent among the Light Workers, and the Darkness will fight very hard to keep this from happening. Darkenss loves to "control" everyone and everything. It makes them feel powerful and safe from others, of whom they are afraid. It's a time when you are only on the side of the Light or the Dark...there is no gray area here.
For years I've been telling your to work on you, get your inner self on solid ground, know yourself so you can step up and take leadership roles. Well this is it. Are you going to stay home and bolt the door? Well all I can say is that isn't going to help you clear up your Karma and the reason you chose to be here now. You have to get out there and PARTICIPATE in the world, and choose a side. The side of controlling bigots who will do anything for power; or the people who want to build community and start to think in terms of us instead of I, me and mine. We have to get it together and create not only our personal tribes, but our community tribes.
And it won't be easy. Nothing worthwhile happens with no effort. We have to push back, while maintaining a positive attitude. We have to care about one another. Form a block coalition; start a movement; write a blog; call your politicians locally and federally; speak up when you feel wronged; return crap to stores and give them a piece of your mind when something you paid for breaks early on; boycott businesses with bad policies; ride bikes or car pool instead of driving alone; run errands with a friend instead of wasting gas just on your errands; knock on an elderly neighbors door and see if they need help and get involved; pay attention to your neighborhood and how you can make it better; type anonymous notes to your boss or management and slip them under the door about wrong doings in the company; when someone needs a helping hand, be the first to volunteer; run for political office yourself with the idea of making a difference, not gaining personal power and stroking your ego; check out the curriculum of your children's school - what are they teaching them; demand the fairness doctrine be reinstated so you can rebutt fake news; comment on people's blogs where they are truthful and helpful, or not. You have to become an ACTIVELY GOOD PERSON. And yes, your Higher Self and the Universe is watching. This is a test, will you pass and move on, or fail and have to repeat these times again. I for one am ready to move forward.
And all this takes courage. These are sad scary times. We feel helpless and hopeless. How can I make a difference? How can we stop this onslought of bad laws and the harming of our society? It's a time to feel helpless so you will become motivated to engage to make changes. If you are a woman, what else could motivate you to get going besides seeing the set-back of decades of progress, women being paid 75¢ on the dollar; rape happening to 25% of the female population every year; no control of your own body? For all you young women who weren't there when my generation fought for our rights, now its your turn to step up and fight and own the word feminism.
If you are black, brown, or not white, you need to be in their face pointing out all your contributions to the world and pushing back against racism. I just saw Hidden Figures, what a magnificent movie which brought back the ways things were, and sadly the way things could be again. We have to stand up in vast numbers and demand our due as productive members of society. Find something that needs fixing and start a movement to fix it. Your lounge chair days are over.
Ask your guides and guardians to protect you; lend you courage; keep your heart in the love zone and not the afraid or angry zone. We don't moan and wail about the coming Trump Presidency, we wrap ourselves in white or purple light daily or several times a day and ask our guides to let the love flow in and out, while blocking the negativity. There is going to be a lot of negativity, but you can survive it with your spiritual tools, which are far more potent than we imagine. Belief is a big part of this time of change. Donald is nothing more than our love of money, power and possessions - in our face so we can see how worshiping this as a society is total unhealthy and not meaningful. Money and Power and Possessions don't make us happy. Service to others; a good attitude and a loving heart makes us happy. Nurture those qualities and the energy of the 1% will be defeated.
I wish I could say this is going to be a fun year, but its going to be a year of hard work. But hard work won't kill us, it will make us stronger. Find a way to participate. And astrology can show us optimum times to tackle matters.
Today, Jnauary 8th, Mercury finally went direct in Sagittarius. Our brains will work better and things will flow more smoothly. Even lost Holiday presents may show up at your door finally.
Jan 9th Sun-Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square. Stress and more stress ending on the 16th. Stress is our middle name this year, and I don't say this as a downer, but to remember you ARE under stress and its ok to feel overwhelmed, maybe overly tired, even scared. Face your emotions. Sometimes things are hard and now is one of those times. It's a reality check. You SHOULD feel out of sorts, its the time to feel that way and also a motivator to step out of this energy by making a difference in your life. Stress is just a wake up call to do something.
Mercury moves into Capricorn on the 12th, making us more practical and down to earth. Get your taxes done early and take care of responsibilities now. It's also a Full Moon in Cancer, the home of the Moon, so this overly big emotional full moon is elevated to more extremes esp while it aspects Jupiter, the Sun and Pluto and Uranus. Bite your tongue; bolt the door and ignore everyone if you can - but just for a day.
Jan 19th is a big, ugly energy day, and the day before the Inauguration. There could be attacks, assassinations; a massive earthquake, fire or flood; or some kind of catastrophe. Mars is in Pisces and Saturn in Capricorn is making it hard to get things done and feeling quite frustrated and trapped even. Mercury is contraparrell, like an opposition, to Saturn, making your mind feel blocked, frustrated, explosive, followed by Jupiter aspecting Uranus and Eris, taking big action without thinking it through, or a big event out of the blue happens. At 4:30 the Sun moves into Aquarius giving us a bigger picture attitude, and room to breathe.
On the 20th, Inauguration Day, Venus is sextile Pluto. It's a very intense emotional configuration, and triggers the energy of the day, which then goes into a slew of inconjunctions between the moon and outer planets, making things "off" feeling all day with a dash of anger or irritation.
Mars enters Aries on the 28th, his home. Energy levels around everything goes into high gear. Expect to be on a roll for the next 6 weeks and prepare for April, the month full of retrograde planets which will slow things down, so take action while you can!
Hang in there and remember, the white or purple light for protection in all things! And look in the mirror and see the Hero you are. We will get through this, we will and the world WILL become a better place.