The New & Full Moon Forecast: New Moon in AquariusEvery new moon is a partnership blessing. A new moon rises and sets with the sun. They share the same ecliptic longitude. The moon and sun are so close at this time that the moon is not visible in the night sky. The sky is darker, yet this creates a perfect opportunity to see other celestial bodies. It’s an invitation to expand one’s vision, to see things one has missed, to perceive things as they really are.
February 18th, 2015
New Moon in Aquarius
A Totality of Being
During this New Moon period I’ll be in the Yucatan enjoying the beauty of a star filled sky. Sun and Moon in Aquarius push deeply at the core of individuality. Let’s take time to heed the call of this Awakening. It is in the stars…
The Sabian Symbol for 29 degrees Aquarius is:
A BUTTERFLY EMERGING FROM A CHRYSALIS
Keynote: The capacity to transform the character of one’s consciousness by radically altering the structural patterns of everyday living and the types of relationship one enters upon.
Dane Rudhyar writes: Here what is emphasized is the process of metamorphosis itself. This nothing short of a complete renewal of all implications of being alive as a human individual will do. A radical change is needed. What is revealed is the potential ability of every human being to participate to a higher realm of evolution AFTER his or her emergence from a critical state of transition.
And for 29 + degrees:
Deeply rooted in the past of a very anceint culture, a spritual brotherhood in which many individual minds are merged into the glowing light of a unanimous consciousness is revealed to one who has emerged successfully from the metamorphosis.
Keynote: The ability for the person with an open mind and deep feeling for self-transcendence to come in contact with higher forms of existence.
Both symbols are extremely potent and valuable for these times. They profoundly ask for a totality of wholeness and offer a direct contact with the Divine.
Every new moon is a partnership blessing. A new moon rises and sets with the sun. They share the same ecliptic longitude. The moon and sun are so close at this time that the moon is not visible in the night sky. The sky is darker, yet this creates a perfect opportunity to see other celestial bodies. It’s an invitation to expand one’s vision, to see things one has missed, to perceive things as they really are.
Ancient cultures knew that the new moon opportunity for discovery begins in darkness. The Shadow is most active on new moon days, rising out of the primordial soup to scare us witless. Confronting these goblins and working with them is the first critical step towards health and regeneration. Fear really can be our greatest teacher; joy cannot be attained until we sit with ourselves, becoming our own lovers. Only in this way can we work with our grief and limitations, turning them into gold.
On this new moon, feel yourself under the dark night sky as one unadorned. Feel your obstacles falling away. Feel deeply into yourself. What you find is always there, but now is a good time to get hold of it, acknowledge and revere it, and let go.
Here is a moon poem by Rumi that may prove to be a useful companion on your journey.
This is how a human being can change:
there’s a worm addicted to eating
Suddenly, he wakes up,
call it grace, whatever, something
wakes him, and he’s no longer
He’s the entire vineyard,
and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks,
a growing wisdom and joy
that doesn’t need