On February 4, 2019 (1:04 PM PST and 4:04 PM EST), the moon begins a new cycle in the rebellious and radical sign of Aquarius. The sign that moves to the beat of her own drum, thrives when she creates her own path, and is used to being called weird. She’s different, she’s quirky, and she’s all about the freedom she needs “to be her.” Oh, and I should mention that she carries the archetype of the genius, too. You might think she’s odd, but here’s the thing: she’s supposed to be. And while society or friends or family might try to cage her, if she chooses to conform to a predictable life that appeases what everyone else wants for her, there’s a good chance, she’ll lose her soul in the process.
I’m sure you’ll remember this quote from Apple’s campaign of “think different” that says, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules . . . You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Can you hear it? Every line here is overflowing with Aquarian energy and it is the perfect statement that reminds us how powerful it can be when people are willing to color outside the lines. Side Note: I’d also like to add that Steve Jobs had his Mercury in Aquarius. Think: communication and perception mingling with outside of the box thinking.
So what does this Aquarian energy mean for this New Moon?
First let’s address that Mercury is hanging out close by and reminding us to create room for that spark of genius to appear. Have you ever wondered where new ideas come from in the first place? Are they really just born out of thin air? And if so, how do we attune our mind to see and think and feel differently so that we don’t miss that air of genius? While I don’t have the answers to those questions, I’ll remind you that Aquarian thinking certainly isn’t about following the rules or expecting things to be done the way they have always been done.
I’d also like to mention that Jupiter and Mars are making a helpful aspect for this New Moon and are adding some faith and optimism to the mix. Jupiter is the planet that is usually associated with expansion and abundance while Mars is associated with assertiveness, action, and passion. It’s the perfect recipe for assisting you in creating a new path forward. So surround your thoughts with a hopeful blanket of what “could be” and allow yourself the freedom to believe that you can make any wild idea a possibility.
If you’d like a few promptings for this New Moon consider these questions: What is my pattern of thinking that keeps me moving in a loop? What would it look or feel like if I gave myself permission to think or do something differently? What does it mean for me to color outside the lines? What would it look like if I created my own rules for this particular situation? What would it take for me to believe in myself? How would my life look differently if I believed in my unique ideas? How have I been underestimating myself in my current situation?
The theme for this New Moon is to think differently. So free your mind from those annoying critical tapes that keep your life stuck on a loop, or from those thoughts that seep in that tell you a version of “I can’t.” This is the time to open yourself up to “outside of the box” thinking and if you do, there’s a good chance that wild ideas might show up out of the blue. Let’s just say that this is an exciting new moon and it’s overflowing with potential and pure radicalness. I like the sound of that, don’t you?
While we all might feel pulled to open our minds towards new thinking, we will all 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 would like a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Aquarius. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]