New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius
On Thursday, February 15th, 2018 (1:05 pm PST and 4:05pm EST), the moon begins its new cycle in the airy and rebellious sign of Aquarius. She is the misfit, the rebel, the revolutionary, and the genius. She is the sign that dances to the beat of her own drum, prefers to color outside of the lines, exhales her own uniqueness, and needs freedom to express herself - even if this means she doesn't fit in- especially if she doesn’t fit in. But you see, that’s just it. She isn’t here to fit. She’s here to stand out. She’s here to splash her own colors. She’s here to be weird.
She must accept that her path isn’t always easy and It’s certainly not carved out. I’ll let you in on a little secret though – she’s stubborn and I'd say with good reason. She’s often misunderstood. And when things or people are misunderstood, it’s easy to want to change them. People often want her to be more like them. The problem is they don’t understand she’s here to be different and in their discomfort they miss the beauty of her presence. If she listens to someone who can’t see or know her, she will eventually betray her own being. And for what? To make another feel more comfortable?! Let’s hope she never puts on that mask. If you try to confine her, box her in, tell her who she’s supposed to be, then you might want to prepare yourself for disappointment. If you didn't realize it yet, She’s not here to fit inside your story. She’s here to carve her own. If she falls prey to your insistence, then I guarantee she’s experiencing a death inside. You'll know if this has happened - take one look in her eyes and you'd see a hollowness staring back at you. She's compromising who she is.
There’s a shadow side to everything and while her uniqueness is her greatest gift to some she might be seen as unreliable, unpredictable, and insensitive to other’s feelings. This might feel unsafe because there’s not anything to hold onto. We must remember though that she’s not here to create a container, but she's here to set us free from it. So with this new moon, I must ask the question, what do you need to be set free from?
While some of you might be thinking it’s not fair that she gets to do what she wants, let me warn you that her loyalty to herself comes with a price. She's often misunderstood. Let’s be honest, if she’s true to herself then it’s likely that she may upset you. It’s likely that she won’t listen to you and even less likely that she’ll get back in line. She does have a beating heart and she knows it’s difficult to disappoint the ones that she loves. But she’s not here to play nice or follow anyone's rules. Let me reiterate. She’s here to shake things up. She’s here to stand out. She’s here to be different. She’s here to be weird. This is the energy of Aquarius – can you feel it?
A couple of weeks ago we had an expressive and impactful total Lunar Eclipse in the fiery sign of Leo, and now this Aquarian partial Solar Eclipse is here to illuminate that spark of genius inside you. If you don’t think you’ve met your own genius, I’ll give you a hint. It’s the part of you that isn’t looking for acceptance from anyone or anything, but has something powerful to say. Now this new moon sits close to Mercury, the planet that emphasizes our communication and perception. It’s here to help us pay attention to old thinking patterns that no longer serve us. So ask yourself: what thoughts do I play on repeat? How am I stuck? Where are my edges? What playground do I live on? What playground do I want to create for my life? What are the phrases or excuses that stop me from doing this?
As I mentioned above there is a shadow side and with the South Node not too far from this new moon, we need to remain vigilant of falling prey to any temptation that requires us to compromise and hide our true self. This will only cause the lights on our soul to grow dim. And who wants that? So allow yourself to move closer to your own uniqueness, embrace the rhythm that is YOU, and splash your colors onto this world with YOUR natural paintbrush. Create those intentions, feel your own wildness, and don’t be afraid to move outside of your edges.
I know this might feel easier said than done, but with Jupiter in a square aspect to Mercury and the Moon, there is the possibility to see a new vision for your future. While a vision sounds refreshing and hopeful, sometimes we have to be ready to surrender the old. If we don’t, then that something new might feel blocked. So ask yourself: What am I holding on to? What stands in the way of my new vision? What needs to move, so that I can expand into who I am becoming? Who would you like to become? What are you ready to let go of? Sit with those questions. Feel them. Get to know them.
Lastly, let’s address Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, who is making a helpful presence during this eclipse. He’s carrying the energy of liberation and is ready to assist you in seeing your world differently. So is the North Node in Leo by further helping you find what part inside you is aching for an expression. If any of this sounds overwhelming then take a deep breath and as you exhale, ask the universe to help you feel (re)enchanted with life and to remind you of the magiK that’s everywhere and in every thing.
While we all might feel a pull during this new moon to own our individuality, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Aquarius is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you are interested in a more personalized reading, let’s set up a session.