New moon eclipse in Aquarius
Themes ~~ a new vision, gathering, connect, shine bright, break up structures, let your voice ring loud and clear, a collective healing
What have you been waking up to? The day after Valentine’s day we have a New moon eclipse in Aquarius. While it was mostly visible in South America and the southern hemisphere, the effects will reverberate outwards to everyone.
In medical astrology Aquarius rules the networks of vessels that the heart pumps in to. It is an amazing network of delivering nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to the cells of our body and then returning back to our heart. Valentine’s day, the day of hearts and the color red, always happens during Aquarius season, and maybe there is something to, that during the fixed winter season of the waterbearer we draw the attention back to what makes our hearts beat, and how we express that love outwards. How do we get the various messages of our heart out to all the various parts of our body?
New moons are a time of introspection, of turning inward and intentions of healing for the next cycle. The last new moon eclipse, 6 months ago, was in heart fueled Leo. This past 6 months we have become closer to what makes our heart beat, what individually motivates us, what makes us come alive. NOW, Aquarius, comes in to organize. Aquarius separates the fluff from the facts and speaks their message to the world loud and clear. In this new moon we objectively assess our personal truth AND we recognize that our individual dreams and goals are intricately and often tied to the rest of the parts. We are not just a heart, we are not just the networks of blood vessels -- we are a vast, intricately connected system. Each part and piece is required to work together in order to keep the body and bodies alive and thriving.
This is what the Aquarius recognizes. While the shadow side of Aquarius can be rebellious for the sake of it, or concerned for humanity whilst also distinguishing that they are separate and unique from the common people. An Aquarian at their best will put those ego needs to the side.
The most fulfilling intentions around this time will be the ones that quiet the ego to better listen to the clear well of truth dwelling just below. You will let go of your desire to be right over the need to listen, you will forego your want to appear smarter and replace it with the need to sing your grievances with love and compassion. You will recognize that your voice has an immense power and that through the Aquarian gift of organizing and networking you can spread that message outwards.
Aquarius follows structure building Capricorn. In medical astrology Capricorn rules the bones and joints. Just as the bones give our bodies structure, Capricorn implements structures that continue to keep our bodies upright and intact. Capricorn is interested in longevity, not unlike the longevity of our bones, they look to sturdy and durable solutions in a world where the rules are always changing. Future-oriented Aquarius follows Capricorn to break up the structures that don’t contribute to the new vision - the larger vision that will continue to support life for each and everyone. The stereotypical Aquarian loves humanity, but is moderately annoyed by people. Aquarians look out at a system objectively and clearly see the injustices, the oppressive structures, and the various implications for the future.
During this intense eclipse time you may tangibly feel the changes and releases reverberating out of you. You may feel uncomfortable and fatigued. As we head into new territory, we’ll need time to process the massive changes happening underneath the surface. Eclipse season means we are addressing what is in the dark, what is dwelling just below. As light reveals the darkness, we can more clearly see what is no longer working for us. And we release it. What rises is released for greater healing, just as we purge illness from our body. There is the period of discomfort, but just beyond that is a rebirth -- a renewed appreciation for life, a fresh outlook, and a new vision.
In turn, you can break up the structures within you that are no longer working. How have you put yourself into a cage? How are your thought patterns, or overthought, getting in your way? Be gentle with yourself during this intense time. If you need to rest, make that your priority. If you need time to be with yourself and connect to your larger truth, take that time. Have compassion for yourself, silence all the other voices. Connect to your voice.
Offer your hope and vision with the world, come together to create a new way forward. Aquarius is yang and so they can be more action-oriented. When the inward new moon comes in the yang sign of Aquarius we may be more proactive about our self care, we may set our new moon intentions in a group, we may share the good word of self care and of loving action within our networks.
Intentions around this time are centered in looking forward and giving back.
If you are a woman you are often taught to be accommodating and to put the needs of others before your own. With this new moon you can learn to put yourself first, making sure you are sharp, clear, and aligned so that you can most effectively give back to the systems/earth/networks that keep you alive. Intentions around this time will be rooted in connection and reciprocity. Practices that connect you back to your message: taking a hike, writing a letter to yourself, a meditation practice, or even a small daily ceremony such as doing your dishes or sweeping your floor.
If all the Leo eclipse energy has left you feeling pretty connected to your message then the best intentions will be rooted in reciprocity -- How can you give back to the communities that feed you? How can you give back to the earth that gives to you each and every day? What small daily practices can you do that will improve the lives of future generations? These are the kinds of issues that the bright and shining star Aquarius concerns themself with.
If you are feeling unclear, Aquarians are often quite connected to the archetypes in the tarot. Take time for a new moon reading to help guide your intentions.
In short, Align with your truth, sing your grievances, connect with your north star, and give back. Personal healing is collective healing and collective healing is personal healing. This is your time, and our time. You got this, I believe in you.
happy new moon !