New Moon in Aquarius:  Uncorking the Bottle

New Moon in Aquarius: Uncorking the Bottle

Aquarius New Moon Image

The new moon is in Aquarius on February 4 (2:03pm CDT). Aquarius, an air sign, lifts up and detaches from the weightiness in the planetary placements. Pioneering toward uncharted terrain and raising the middle finger to oppressive systems is motivating. Original ideas come into consciousness on how to fix problems, personal or societal. Connect and share ideas with like-minded friends! The new terrain is rich in seeding philosophies that embody the humanistic perspective that sees beyond just muscle and bone.

The pressure of making the grade, making the cut, and getting it right can serve the purpose of productivity. Yet a boundary-setting, wall-building philosophy can function on over-drive and smother the natural creativity it’s meant to enhance. The urge to impatiently charge ahead on a quest is strong, but be aware of encountering obstacles that trigger irritability. This frustration does not completely block progress per se, but pushes toward it.

An effervescent rebelliousness breaks loose of its constraints. The instinct to put the pedal to the metal and drive is hot behind the wheel, yet the gears are still in park. What bottle needs to be uncorked, shaken loose, or shaken free? A wild and unbridled force bursts forth from its cages. There’s a feeling of being so close to freedom that you can taste it…

To cool down anger and exercise patience, try some of Eye of Horus’ Meditation aromatherapy oil. It’s designed to help bring a calm, contemplative atmosphere. To help connect with friends and like-minded groups, try energizing yourself with Coventry Creations’ Happiness candle. It’s bright, cheery scent helps encourage a sunny outlook and optimism. To blow off steam in healthy ways, consider carrying a piece of tourmalinated quartz. It’s an excellent aid for transmuting the negative to the positive.

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo: The Show Must Go On

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo: The Show Must Go On

The moon is full in Leo (11:15 pm, CDT) with a lunar eclipse (11:1 2pm, CDT) on Saturday, January 20!

This moon and eclipse ushers in a stimulating flow as the sun enters Aquarius. The instinct to get up and go is strong, but patience may be tested. A daredevil who is ready to tackle an amazing feat pauses to plan the next move before pulling the first stunt. The first full moon of 2019 could be characterized as clownish and raucous!

The solar eclipse January 5 illuminates a hidden truth and the lunar eclipse January 20 opens doors to new possibilities. A volcanic dynamic uncaps stuck energies! Where to go now? Which road is now cleared, paved, and ready to travel? Restlessness urges movement. The fuel in the tank is full, and engines are revved!

Harder edges and heaviness in the planetary tapestry inspire a yearning for change. Realign hopes with reality. Submerge into the ocean to see what musings the mermaids have crafted in the deep blue. What ache for the “impossible” dream comes back up to the surface? Keep seeking that dream and be reminded there is more to our world than is visible.

To adeptly surf the full moon waves, consider lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Emotional Balance candles. Keyed to the element of water, it’s meant to help us keep up with the ups and downs of life. To help handle the flow of change, consider incorporating Eye of Horus’ Focus Aid aromatherapy oil into your daily routine. A blend of natural essential oils, it’s designed to keep you focused and sharp, no matter what gets thrown at you. To keep dreams and inspiration alive, burn some of Shoyeido’s Inspiration incense from their Angelic line. It contains sandalwood, which helps to expanding consciousness and awaken the senses.

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Capricorn:  Emergence From Underground

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: Emergence From Underground

The new moon is in Capricorn on January 5 (7:28 pm, CDT) and shortly thereafter, a solar eclipse transpires (7:41 pm, CDT). Pluto and Saturn fuse with the sun and moon, a powerful catalyst for re-birth.

The process of falling apart occurs in tandem with re-building and fortifying new structures. The roads, the buildings, and our government are going through a radical makeover. This could be applied to our personal lives if it triggers sensitive points in our natal chart. The toxins and poisons in our culture are purged as the collective shadow is faced. We feel our way into the territory of the unknown, a daunting task for a culture focused on the finite and bottom line.

The first new moon and eclipse of 2019 spurs the urge to push off and sprint in a new direction. Ample energy fuels ideas into action! And yet a rule-bound approach slows the process down, demanding accountability. If the demands of a results-oriented paradigm get too heavy, it’s up to us to create the boundaries we need to function and stay healthy in this pressure-cooker technology driven culture.

That which is buried deep underground decays to enrich the soil. What new formations will start to emerge from underground?

To create boundaries where needed, consider carrying a piece of prehnite. Prehnite is excellent at helping us set up energetic and especially empathic boundaries. For protection during times of change, consider adding Eye of Horus’ Dragon’s Blood oil to your routine. Dragon’s Blood helps add power to our energetic work while adding a strong protective element. To find joy in the dark of winter, consider lighting either the Joy incense or Hope incense from Shoyeido’s Angelic line. These Japanese incense blends are subtle, easy to light, and help provide a lighter, brighter energy to any atmosphere they’re burned in.