The New Moon in Aquarius happens Monday, February 4th at 1:04 p.m. PST.
One of my favorite quotes by Joseph Campbell about finding your purpose is,
“You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.
Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else's path.
You are not on your own path.
If you follow someone else's way,
you are not going to realize
~The Hero With a Thousand Faces
Life coach and author, Martha Beck calls this being a “wayfinder”, a nice euphemism for “I don’t know what the hell I’m going to do next, I just know I can’t do _____ one more second of my life!”
Many of you know my story of leaving my writer/editor job in tech 18 years ago to follow the call into healing work. That path was far from linear. In fact, I had no idea the path I was on would lead me to being a professional Reiki healer. I just kept following the nudge and sometimes the shove, to what has led me here.
Sometimes it was scary, some people thought I was nutty, but I couldn't turn away. I knew if I stopped, then a part of my soul would die.
This new moon in Aquarius gives us the nudge...and some of you the shove, into the forest. Its energy assists us for following our hearts' desires.
If January felt mucky to you, you're not alone. Because of the eclipses, the steady Capricorn felt like it was climbing through swamp mud rather than upon pristine rock mountaintops.
Now that we've passed the full moon in Leo and that powerful lunar eclipse, we feel more energized, cleansed, lighter to endure the challenge of following your bliss.
Word on the street about New Moon Aquarius
Astrologer, Tanaaz Chubb
"This New Moon is the perfect time to plant seeds and set intentions, as whatever you put action and attention to will surely blossom into the biggest, brightest flower under this energy.
This is a New Moon to make plans and take action. This is a New Moon to begin new projects and new ventures. This is a New Moon to leap from our comfort zones and go after our wildest dreams and wishes.
Under the unique vibration of this Aquarius New Moon, you are going to be encouraged to take that leap, and to upgrade your life to a whole new level.
No more playing small, no more dumbing down your life or following the status quo, this is a time to rise and claim your power. This is a time to live up to the truth of your soul."
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:
Inventiveness: innovative ideas, eccentricity, understanding how things work
"I want an inventive solution to occur to me regarding the situation of ______"
"I want to be totally open to seeing life from a non-conventional point of view. "
"I want all fears of living life my way totally lifted from me."
Future: long-range goals, following heart's desire, high tech
"I want to easily find myself seeing a clear vision of my future"
"I want to easily find myself with the courage to follow my dreams"
"I want to easily find confidence exploring new technology that will enhance my life."
Humanitarianism: seeking outcomes for the greater good, interest in others, broadening worldview
"I want to easily find myself as part of a community"
"I want to easily find myself making choices based on what's in alignment for the greater good"
"I want to easily find myself being warmer and friendlier"
Revelations: excitement, surprises, freedom
"I want to easily greet unexpected events as positive opportunities for growth"
"I want a new revelation to show me the right path for me in the matter of _____"
"I want to easily find myself open and receptive to exciting, revitalizing experiences in my life."
The Big Picture: objectivity, seeking knowledge, tools of divination, humor
"I want to easily see life in a way that sparks my sense of humor."
"I want to easily gain knowledge that will empower me to manifest my dream of _____"
"I want to easily find myself seeking answers from a higher wisdom through tarot, astrology and/or numerology."
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.