January 27, 2017: Aquarius New Moon (exact at 4:07 pm PST)
During this New Moon in Aquarius we may find ourselves turning out attention from our personal lives to larger collective issues. Inherent within, there’s a knowingness that we are not separate, that a connection unites us to those we hear or read about around the globe. If there were a theme song for the day, “We Are The World”—the 1985 pop star-riddled ballad that raised money for humanitarian aid—may very well be it. The energetics of this time may readily inspire within us the awareness that we are not isolated beings, but rather global citizens, and that what happens on the other side of the world can feel as proximate—and relevant—as what is happening down the street.
With Venus squaring Saturn today, relationships could require some re-orienting; if you're finding that there are some weaknesses in the foundations of a partnership, notably one that you feel has enough value to fight for, consider whether it's time to thoughtfully address this topic. You may find just what was needed to re-right the course of the relationship so that it honors the firmament of what you and the other cherish; alternatively you could find that the significance that you perceived the relationship is no longer.
Also today, Mars shifts into Aries, and onto the Cardinal Axis. With the warrior planet entering its home-turf sign, there's a push to push, or pull, or use one's energy in any which way to pursue one's aims. If you find that your cage is rattled, or your internal drums of war are beating loud, before impulsively acting, consider just what it is that's fueling your frustration. Connecting to this consciously may allow you to connect even more deeply to an arsenal of tools that can help you fight for what you feel is important, and not just jump into movement prematurely and out of impatience.
This month’s New Moon falls at 9 degrees of Aquarius (Sun and Moon). While everyone experiences the energies of a New Moon, if you have planets or pivotal points (i.e., Ascendant/Descendant or Nadir/Midheaven) around this degree in Aquarius or the other fixed signs—Taurus, Leo, Scorpio—it may impact you more intensely.
AQUARIUS NEW MOON APOTHECARY SUGGESTIONS
Aquarius is associated with the calves, ankles, peripheral circulatory system, and the body’s bioenergetics. Pay attention to these part of the body and areas of health around the time of this New Moon
Energetic healing: With Aquarius the sign ruling subtle energies and alternative approaches, enjoying a healing method that focuses on your body’s bio-energetic system may be especially powerful during this New Moon. Some practices to consider include reiki, qigong, and acupuncture.
Legs up the wall asana (Vipariti Karani): This gentle, restorative pose inspires calm and relaxation. It can provide benefit for the Aquarius-ruled calves and peripheral circulatory system as it helps to bring the blood flow from the lower legs back to the torso. To practice, sit on the floor with the right side of your body next to a wall and your legs bent and feet on the floor. Lie on your left side (perpendicular to the wall) and roll onto your back, bringing your legs straight up to rest against the wall. Scoot your buttocks forward so that they are as close to the wall as possible. Close your eyes and relax for at least five minutes.