February 4, 2019: Aquarius New Moon
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.
We could find ourselves focused upon technology as we yearn to discover innovative ways to organize and systematize information, in the ideal pursuit of making things better for ourselves and those around us. During this New Moon, envision the future as you’d like to see it, and then pull back to gain a wider angle of perspective that may allow you to amass insights into the shifts that need to occur to help that vision to manifest. Remember that while you are only one person, we each live in community and have the ability to find like-minded souls whose hopes, dreams, and wishes align with our own. It’s the premise of the power of the collective and the promise of a better world that the Aquarius New Moon may inspire within us as we see how we may start a fresh chapter aligned with our visions and values, our hopes, dreams, and wishes.
This month’s New Moon falls at 16 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.
The degree of this New Moon aligns with the Lunar Eclipse that occurred on August 7, 2017. Think back to that time to see whether what is being inspired now had its roots in illumination that occurred then.
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.
* The New Moon is exact at 4:04 pm