IT’S TIME TO BREAK FREE!
On the 28th January, we have a new moon in freedom-loving Aquarius, which officially ushers in the year of the Fire Rooster. If you’ve been feeling tired and jaded and that you’re still in transition between 2015 and 2016, this might explain why.
New moons always indicate the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one, a time to reassess, let go and welcome in the new.
This new moon lies at the midpoint between Venus and Saturn, who are in an exact square to each other right now. This can bring to the fore issues, concerns and fears around money, security and/or relationships. There may be a feeling of needing more than you have, or feeling burdened, tired or stuck in any of these areas.
Let’s investigate this a little further.
Saturn is often viewed as a stern, finger-wagging father figure, who lectures us on where we seem to be failing and gives advice about what we could be doing better. He can issue strict curfews and make us feel incapable, lazy, limited and generally “not good enough”.
However, it all depends on how we perceive him
Old Cronos is currently travelling through the expansive, optimistic sign of Sagittarius and although the two are unlikely bedfellows, when we combine their energy, we find the wise teacher, who provides us with challenges and tests, in order to help us stretch past our existing limitations and mature into our next level of being.
Venus represents one aspect of the feminine and is all about relationships, love, money, self-worth, security and value. She is currently swimming through Pisces, along with Mars – which brings us tenderness, imagination, intuition, creativity, compassion, sensitivity and vulnerability. The lover within us longs for depth of connection, which can be hard to define and satisfy. The shadow part of her journey through Pisces is evasion, slipperiness, addiction, escapism and victimisation.
SATURN VENUS SQUARE
When these energies are blended together, we are presented with the opportunity to look at :
- The challenges/ limitations/ fears that may arise around our attitudes and beliefs about money, security and/or love
- Where we are evasive, addicted, non-committal, deluded or victimised
- Where we are too hard or merciless on ourselves
- How we can embrace the creative, intuitive, vulnerable sides of ourselves with a deeper level of maturity and understanding
NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS
The New Moon in Aquarius steps in here to assist us in detaching enough so as to see things from a different perspective. When we can lift ourselves out of the quagmire of our issues and put ourselves into the role of the compassionate observer, we are able to clearly see what’s actually going on and what we can do about it.
This new moon energy is revolutionary, rebellious and maverick. It refuses to conform to the status quo or to ancient paradigms, patterns and limitations. It dares us to stand up for what we truly believe in and unravel the ropes that bind us.
However, In order for us to stand up for ourselves and initiate change, we need to first understand what our perceived limitations are.
When elephants live in captivity, they’re tied to trees (sob) with strong ropes every night. Because it’s their nature to be free, baby elephants will continually try to break away, until they realise that it’s futile , give up and resign themselves to staying put.
The interesting thing is that they are fully grown, even though they have the power to totally uproot the tree, they will not even attempt to break free. This is because their perception, which was set in place while they were babies, is that they cannot escape.
Well, we all have illusory boundaries, fears and limitations, which were created in the past.
However, we also have the ability to see them and set ourselves free.
I see the energies of the moment as providing us with a chance to see, connect with and acknowledge (Aquarius) the perceived limitations, insecurities, fears that bind us so tightly. We can then connect with the wise teacher (Saturn) and the gentle loving Feminine (Venus) who live inside us and gently start to break the bonds that tie us so tightly and realign with our true state, which is unfettered and free.
Also on the day of the new moon, Mars (the masculine) moves out of Pisces and into Aries. Venus joins him on the 4th February. This fiery energy could bring some volatility (or passion) in relationships, but also has the potential to catapult us forward into the year.
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