The New Moon in Aquarius happens Thursday, February 15th at 1:07 p.m. PST. While Aquarius is an air sign, it is also known as the Water Bearer. Water is precious, it’s a gift, it’s fluid. The nature of Aquarius is to let the ideas flow like water to the rest of the world. It’s a sign of change, innovation and creative thinking.
New Moon Guidance: Move forward or stagnate
We may feel a bit off during this New Moon in Aquarius because it’s calling our bluff on the things we said we really wanted to manifest. Take a good look at those New Year intentions you made in January because New Moon in Aquarius is saying,
“Oh yeah? Okay, here ya go. Now what are you gonna do?”
The past lunar eclipse portal was open for almost a week after its occurrence. This means that anything we were really wanting to manifest happened, almost effortlessly. You might have noticed that “one thing” being handed to you on a silver platter. And it felt amazing right? You felt aligned with the Universe as if you were in the best co-working space ever with your Spirit Guides.
Our Guides are kind of like spectators in the stands. So they cheer us on when there is a big win and then they sit back down and watch us play the game against Team Ego. So last week, that one thing we manifested arrived, we high-fived our guides in the stands and now they’re sitting back down, letting us work it all out. This means that we might be struggling with our Ego’s fear. Ego is probably saying,
“Holy S&%T! You just jumped off that cliff with no safety net! What were you thinking?!”
While you know you are always supported by your Guides in the stands, you might be feeling a little rattled by your Ego who simply wants to be comfy in the Lazy-B recliner 24/7. The wisdom and support of this new moon is don’t let Team Ego win. You manifested what you wanted for a reason. You got full clearance to move full steam ahead. Don’t stop now because this New Moon in Aquarius is providing you with continued energy to think and move outside that stuffy, stinky old cardboard box of societal norms. Ick, someone burn some sage!
You’re faced with only two choices. Move forward or stagnate.
If you’re feeling rattled this is a perfect time for grounding, nourishing self-care. Find a patch of earth and sit on it. Go find a restorative yoga class, take a beautiful, luxurious bath with essential oils, book a Reiki session (shameless plug) or if staying present just gets too much then blow it all out at SoulCycle. Whatever you do, exorcise those gnarly little fear demons out of your body. Because, p.s, this is the year of the Yang Earth Dog giving you the grounded, focused, methodical energy to move towards what is in your highest alignment.
it will be easy to keep on doing the same old same old thing. our resistance to change can be strong wherever aquarius is- and yet change is inevitable right now! ~Divine Harmony
Word on the street about New Moon Aquarius, Partial Solar Eclipse & Year of the Earth Dog:
Astrologer, Tanaaz Chubb on Year of the Earth Dog
Under so much Earth energy, we may feel like we are not moving forward at all, but actually 2018 is one of the most pivotal years to laying the foundation and taking some of the biggest steps of your life.
Shamanic practitioner, Lena Stevens of The Power Path
This is the bookend to the first eclipse and can be a difficult energy for some of you if you happen to be in the middle of any kind of conflict. You could be conflicted by your own confusion or a relationship or an important decision you need to make. If this is you, use the new moon/eclipse as an ally to help you punch through this uncomfortable place of limbo. If you are sitting in the field of ambivalence, it is time to make a decision. Change the field of ambivalence to one of certainty and make that decision from your heart and not your head.
Astrologer, Chad Woodward from Kosmic Mind
If you've lost touch with the magical and creative face of the universe, trust this eclipse to reawaken it. If you've allowed your mind to take control, overloading your nervous system with doubt, confusion, worry, and stress--let this eclipse and Mercury/Sun conjunction dissolve it and infuse your awareness again with mystery and wonder.
Astrologer Divine Harmony
a solar eclipse occurs at the new moon and typically new moons are about new beginnings. yet a solar eclipse occurs because the moon eclipses the face of the sun- causing darkness to shed on earth where the eclipse is visible. in addition this particular new moon eclipse is in the sign of the south node- so this eclipse is more about endings and what needs to be let go of in order for the new to have space to take hold. it will be easy to keep on doing the same old same old thing. our resistance to change can be strong wherever aquarius is- and yet change is inevitable right now!
Guide to Setting New Moon in Aquarius Intentions
New moons are great astrological timings to help bring your intentions to full manifestation. I like writing 5-10 solid intentions based on what the current New Moon rules (see samples below). You may keep them in a journal, place them in a jar, I’ve even deposited mine into the hollow of my favorite tree. The key is to write them from your heart, then send them up freely to the Universe so you may be graced with their fruition in good time.
Remember, these intentions may not come to manifest overnight or even during the month. It’s important to release your hold on them and allow what is in your highest alignment to come through.
In her book, New Moon Astrology, Jan Spiller defines the theme for our intentions in this New Moon. Aquarius rules:
Inventions: Innovation, Brilliance, Understanding How Things Work
Some Sample intentions:
“I want to be open to seeing life in a non-conventional view.”
“I want all fears of being totally unique lifted from me.”
“I an innovative solution to occur to me regarding ______”
“I want inspiring new ideas to occur to me regarding my dream of______”
Future: Long Range Goals, Following Your Heart’s Desire
“I want to be easily filled with the courage to change my life.”
“I want to easily find myself following my dream with courage and success.”
“I want to easily find myself taking the first step toward making my dream of ____ come true.”
“I want the confidence in continuing to apply the necessary changes of _____ in my life.”
Humanitarianism: Expanding World View, Taking Interest in Others, Unity
“I want to easily see myself as part of a community.”
“I want to easily find myself seeking outcomes that are good for all.”
“I want to easily find myself actively involved in the cause of ______ at least ___ hours each week/month.”
“I want to easily find myself responding to others with warmth and friendliness.”
Revelations:Excitement, Unexpected Results, Surprises, Vibrant Experiences
“I want to find ease in navigating the unexpected as positive opportunities for growth.”
“I want all fears that block vibrant experiences lifted from me.”
“I want a new revelation to show me the right path in the matter of _____.”
“I want to easily find myself open to the possibility of happy surprises in my daily life.”
The Big Picture: Objectivity, Divination (Astrology, Tarot, Numerology, etc.), Humor, Manifesting dreams
“I want to see life in a way that sparks a sense of humor.”
“I want to be more objective on my perception of _____.”
“I want to easily find the right divination resource (astrology, tarot, etc) that will open me to the knowledge I seek.”
“I want the right insights which will lead me to my dream of ____ coming true.”
Friendship: Friends, Groups, Networking, Friendliness
“I want to easily find myself being honest of where I stand in my friendships.”
“I want to easily find myself inviting new friendships that are most aligned with my spirit.”
“I want to easily find myself feeling comfortable and confident in groups.”
“I want to easily find myself accepting help, support and love from others.”
Excessive Detachment: Self-sabotage, Aloofness, Fear of Involvement
“I want all self-sabotaging tendencies to withdrawal easily lifted from me.”
“I want all self-defeating fears of involvement and intimacy easily lifted from me.”
“I want the habit of isolation and aloofness completely lifted from me.”
“I want to easily find myself open and considering alternative points of view.”
Restoring Health to: Ankles, Calves, Circulation, Cramps & spasms
“I want to easily find the right healer to help me with _______”
“I want a total healing to occur with _______”
“I want to easily attract the right information to help heal _____”
“I want to easily find myself taking action to restore health to my ______”
And may it be so.