January 30, 2014 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Aquarius

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Diana the Huntress, Goddess of the Moon//from the movie Fantasia

Happy New Moon in Aquarius! Tonight’s new moon is particularly special because it is the 2nd new moon in January (a rare occurence to have two in the same month!), and it’s also the 2nd SUPER MOON! A super moon occurs when the moon is closest to the earth on its orbit, and is directly aligned with the sun and earth. While tonight’s moon is new, so we can’t SEE that it is so close, the energy of it is very strong!This is an auspicious time for new beginnings! The Aquarius new moon calls us to freedom and liberation from old habits and patterns that keep us stuck. It encourages us to be completely ourselves, embrace our “faults” as well as our talents, and wave our freak flags high and proud! It asks us to accept and love ourselves exactly as we are, and to see how every challenge and difficulty we have faced (including those we have caused for ourselves) has contributed to making us stronger, wiser, and ever the more actualized as the uniquely beautiful beings we are. There is nobody in the world exactly like you, and you are just as you are meant to be. Embrace your individuality, and take the time to pursue your unique interests, even if they seem silly or frivolous or strange. Try to appreciate the uniqueness in others as well, and encourage the people in your life to shine their own light, even when it doesn’t align with what you would do. Observe without judging, and you may find beauty in the world that you never noticed before!

The sun and moon are together in Aquarius this month, offering you new perspectives and a fresh outlook on issues that may have been plaguing you for a while. This is truly the beginning of a new cycle of your life, and you can use all of this positive energy to help you further your pursuit of dreams and goals. You may be empowered to move in a bold new direction, expanding beyond boundaries that seemed so solid that you had accepted them as “just the way life is”. You may break free of unhealthy patterns and relationships. This might look like literally leaving something behind, or perhaps leaving behind a way of thinking that is no longer useful, changing your perspective and the way you approach difficulties. This is all about breaking free of the shackles that have bound you and stepping in to your power as the creator of your own destiny!

When you change your mind, you can change your life. So..where to begin? Think of where you are giving your power away. Where are you sabotaging yourself? Take an honest look at how you would like your life to be, and consider where your actions are supporting that dream and helping you move towards it and where you are veering off in a different direction for whatever reason. This is less about the ways that reality reins us in–with (for example) debt and multiple jobs when we would much rather be wealthy and drinking mojitos on the beach–but the small ways we use our energy and time. Are you getting sucked in to whatever is on TV when there is a hobby that brings you joy that you could be devoting some time to? Maybe you really truly love TV, in which case that’s cool too! It’s just time to get mindful about how we’re spending our time, and how it serves our growth and highest good. If you want to grow, if you want to change, get a solid sense of your intentions (writing them down always helps) because Aquarius is here to help you, even if you don’t feel ready! Remember, fortune favors the bold!

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