~ Written by Jana Roemer
Art by ~ Gaia Blooming
The Sun and the Moon sit at 8* Aquarius which is all about change. A new moon in Aquarius is about visionary transformation. The kind of transformation that is evolutionary. Internal, eternal transformation that nudges you closer to your authenticity and sovereignty. Aquarian energy is inventive and futuristic. The creativity of this time has the potential to show the world something it has never seen before. Your thoughts, your visions, your intentions help guide the direction of that change on a global scale.
This new moon in Aquarius, we move into the Age of Aquarius, a 2160 year cycle. The seeds we plant here in this lunar cycle will germinate for quite some time. This is the beginning. As Beings of Light, we have a responsibility to anchor in the light and become even more aware of our thought patterns and the frequency we are emitting into the collective consciousness.
We have access to incredible amounts of unconditional Divine love this week and are being held to high levels of Spiritual Integrity. This means, calling in your Highest Self to help rise above challenges. This means trusting in the Divine's plans, even when it makes no sense what so ever. This means holding steadfast to your Spiritual practices. It means listening and letting go.
The rest of the planets are telling the story of what is changing now.
The Ruling planets of Aquarius are Saturn and Uranus.
Saturn’s mission is to mature us and remind us of our responsibilities. This Saturn square Venus is asking us to put aside our differences and go back to our ancestral roots to remember that we all come from the same Source. Look inside yourself to see where you are sitting in judgement. Discover where you tend to stop listening because of a differing view point or belief system and choose to keep listening. It begs us to drop our ego, ask questions and really listen to those who have beliefs or opinions different than our own. There we can begin to know their motives, belief and desires. Heal with your heart open to find compassion and empathy. To continue separating, judging and rejecting perpetuates the chaos. As cliché as it is, it is time to confront our fears and alchemize it to love. Allow yourself to feel the pain of your enemy to make room for more compassionate living.
Uranus is a disrupter. He is responsible for sudden shake ups, revolutions, awakenings. Uranus leads the charge to disrupt social programs and cultural conditioning. Uranus rules the nervous system. He provides wisdom for inventions, technology, genius, and divergent thinking. He pulls you into alertness, yet also insomnia. Uranus governs social activism, humanitarian motives, dictatorial tyranny, and REVOLT. He also brings in friendship and gentle kindness to balance it out. With Uranus in Aries, he is on a warrior's mission.
This whole year we are being influenced by an opposition between Jupiter and Uranus. I have talked about it in previous posts and will continue to talk about it throughout the year.
Jupiter is the Guru. Jupiter brings the Highest teachings and sitting in Libra the High teachings are of justice, repairing relationships, restoring balance and beauty. Ultimately these two are working to AWAKEN on a scale so much larger that we can even conceptualize within a standard 3D perspective. Lean into the current world energy with a humble honouring that we truly have no idea of the larger forces at play and trust that we are moving toward a LIGHTER society, even if it doesn’t seem that way right now. That faith doesn’t mean we sit back and watch. In this revolution, the opposite is true. If there has ever been a time to get involved, the time is NOW.
Looking at Shiva of Hindu Mythology, the teachings include the Five Acts of Shiva OR the Five Acts of Grace:
- Shrishti – Creation / Evolution
- Sthiti – Preservation / Support
- Samhara – Destruction / Evolution
- Tirobhava – Illusion
- Anugraha – Release / Emancipation
These five acts are happening all the time in symphony with each other. As one thing is being destroyed, another is being created, we sit in the illusion to preserve our sanity, we are released from delusion with the perfect readiness and willingness to see beyond the illusion. All of these are taught to be acts of the Infinite / Creator / Source. In every single moment, we have free will of choice :: To which part of the puzzle are you contributing?
Uranus is actively forcing us into an evolution. A Revolution. Jupiter is here to guide us, connect us and release us into Emancipation. Together they are launching us into the next great awakening!
This Jupiter – Uranus opposition is presently squared by both Pluto and Mercury.
Pluto is power, death, transformation and rebirth. In the Higher Octaves, Pluto is also the deepest, most hidden aspect of your Soul’s Purpose. When in dysfunction (or when we’re not listening), Pluto is overpowering, rigid and demanding, even violent in his persistence to see the transformation through to rebirth.
A Pluto – Uranus square is about preservation of our freedom. It tells a story of crisis. It warns us of the consequences of apathy. Pluto in Capricorn is about destroying structures and systems. Pluto typically works slowly, but with a Uranus square, it will delivered with sudden, powerful jolts (this square cycle has been active since 2012).
The Jupiter – Pluto square tells us not to rely on anyone else to elevate our situation. The powers that be are not going to save us. It is up to each of us as individuals, working together.
Things may not be what they seem. Mercury square Jupiter reminds us that we are not done listening yet. There is more to learn. We must educate ourselves. In some cases we are being lied to and /or information is being held back. In other cases, our beliefs are not aligned with Truth. This could be in the global political scene or in our own hearts and homes. We are not privy to the much more grand Divine Design.
This is the calling forth of Spiritual Integrity! Mars will also move into his home sign of Aries an hour after the new moon is exact, so we’ll feel a shift in how we approach getting stuff done. With all planets direct, it is a great time to get to work!
Find a quite space to sit or gather with your Chandra Sisters.
Cleanse the space with sage, incense or other cleansing tools.
Create an altar with crystals, cards, pictures of ones you love, anything that can represent what you are calling in this lunar cycle. Gather a candle, your journal and a pen.
Light the candle (make sure it is in a safe place).
Ask your guides, angels or Creator to help you pull back the veil of illusion, to illuminate your vision and to convert your fears into love and compassion.
Sit tall and close your eyes. If chanting the mantra “Om” is something that feels right for you, do it and then watch your breath come and go for about 5-10 minutes.
If you have tarot or oracle cards you can pull one for this next cycle and place it on your altar.
Ask yourself the questions one by one and journal the answers:
Where have I stopped listening?
What would happen if I kept listening without comment even if it was against everything I believe in?
Where am I sitting in judgement?
What would happen if I accepted instead of judged.
If I’m not using this energy to judge or be in fear or battle, how could I use this energy creatively?
Sit with your eyes closed and welcome visions for a new way of being. Feel it with every sense and cell in your body.
Begin writing a list of your intentions for this lunar cycle. Write them in the present moment as if they are already manifest as a statement of gratitude.
For example: I am grateful to be liberated from self judgement. It feels amazing to fully accept myself as I am and I’ve noticed that I am far more accepting of those different than myself.
Speak the words and story of gratitude out loud.
And so it is. And so it is.
Much love Moon Mavens!