New Moon and Mercury Retrograde – 20th/21st January 2015

Waking moonHi all – here’s a quick update – The 20th January presents us with the first New Moon of the year and it’s a Supermoon at that.  At 0 degrees Aquarius, this is the fifth new moon in a row that has fallen within 0 and 1 degree of a sign, suggesting that we are living in a time when powerful shifts and new beginnings are possible and probable! The new moon will be closely followed by Mercury starting its retrograde journey tomorrow and only turning direct again on the 13th February.
We all know about the difficult effects of Mercury Retrograde in the form of lost data, missed flights and electronics giving up the ghost… but many of us miss it’s gifts. As the Christmas / New Year hype settles, this is time to get down to business and review all the grand schemes and intentions we’ve put in place. How are they holding up?
Mercury governs our rational minds and when it turns retrograde, we get to reflect on where we are now, re-consider, reassess and re-envision. If our good intentions have already fallen by the wayside, we need to look at the thought patterns which may be running the show from behind the scenes. If our intention is to bring something new into our lives,  we need to be living from that place, vibrating on that level. Please see below for information on the Law of Attraction Mandala workshop I’m running on 20th February or email me for details on michellemcclunan@gmail.com.
Mercury is, as we speak, travelling along with the sun, the moon and Venus in visionary Aquarius. The contemporary ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, which is currently sitting at the same degree of Aries as the south node. The South Node represents past conditioning and karma and that’s what’s being radically brought to the surface right now – so  if ancient dramas are playing out, that’s why.
What this is telling us  as I see it, is that we are being presented with an opportunity to wake up, to step out of the box (Aquarius), find a higher vantage point and consider what is holding us back (South Node) . The next few weeks presents us with an opportunity to break free (Uranus) from old conditioning (South Node) and choose a brand new different pathway (Aries) … to really become the change we want to see in the world. If we don’t break free from past expectations and beliefs, it’s really not possible to move forward. As the adage goes “If you want something different, do something different”
So… whenever we find ourselves judging something outside of ourselves, we get to toddle off to our higher viewpoint and  ask where and how we can change that exact thing inside ourselves. We have a lot of really effective triggers in good old South Africa. Eg the Government should be more efficient and forward thinking -– can lead to us questioning where we can be more efficient and forward thinking.. Or XYZ should be considerate could be adjusted to “where can I be more considerate”
Robert of the Aquarius Papers puts it like this. “Consider the next 3 weeks as a bridge between an old way of seeing things and a new understanding of a bigger picture and how everything fits (or doesn’t) in that picture. This time will bring interesting insights through looking back or within about prior relationships, past goals and ambitions, and why certain things came down the way they did…” “This  allows us to take a look back at how we’re using Aquarius energy in our lives, see who our allies and friends truly are, open to a larger vision of cooperative synthesis, and say goodbye to old illusions”.
In light and life
Michelle
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