Happy new moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius! And happy Chinese New Year!!
I love new moons. There’s something utterly magical about them. The darkness. The depth. The silence. The new moon is calm. Serene. Peaceful. Her dark magic is an invitation for us to take time to once again connect with our inner self. To dive into our own sacred space. A space of harmony and ease. Of stillness and new beginnings.
The union, or conjunction, of the masculine and the feminine, the Sun God and the Moon Goddess, is to me one of the most enchanting and powerful times of the month at any given time of the year, but even more so at this time, with the power of a solar eclipse to join the luminary juju.
And February’s solar eclipse will without doubt be a turning point for many. Since the beginning of 2018 – and especially since the lunar eclipse two weeks back – there has been an intense energy of clearing shit out and letting go. As I wrote about in my previous moon write-up, eclipses are known to reveal what is hidden and to end whatever cannot survive the light of day. Or the truth. The good news, however, is that you now have cleared out everything and everyone that doesn’t contribute to your highest good, and thus have created an abundance of space to plant seeds of love and harmony, or whatever emotions makes your heart sing ♡.
As always, the Aquarius new moon launches the Chinese New Year, and this year it will be a much welcomed breath of fresh air to step out of the short tempered energy of the fire rooster and into the more grounded and loyal energy of the earth dog.
But fire cleanses and purifies, and the year of the fire rooster – in the same fashion as the eclipses – has helped us to clear out, move on and burn some rotten bridges, and now, with the arrival of the grounded energy of the earth dog, the Universe finally brings the cosmic shift that will calm our emotions and help us to settle down. Take a moment to welcome this new year by taking a couple of long deep breaths and feel the peace that arises when you allow yourself just be. Listen. Slow down. And notice how your heart attune to the heartbeats of Pachamama.
But there is more to this new moon than eclipses and new year’s. Idealistic Aquarius is the humanitarian of the zodiac, and this altruistic air sign usually spends her time thinking big and making plans for the greater good. Ask yourself what you can do or where you can contribute that would benefit for the greatest good of all? Where can you be of service to the world? What is your calling?
Don’t get stressed out of you don’t feel like saving the world right now, though. Even if Aquarius is highly concerned with worldly issues, this rebellious air sign is also all about individuality, so if you don’t have any humanitarian seeds to plant at the moment, use the energy of this New Moon to plant some new routines, taking care of yourself instead, trusting that all changes in the world starts with you, and as you take time to heal, grow, rise above and choose love, the world does too ♡
A new moon in visionary Aquarius is also the perfect rime to bring out your mood board and get your ideas rolling. This new moon forms a positive aspect to Aquarius’ ruler, wildcard Uranus, who loves to experiment with possibilities, so let your inner child come out to play and get creative. The water bearer is one to think out of the box, so don’t let the fear of being rejected or being different stop you from following the ideas that feels right for you. Often it’s just a minor change in perspective that is needed to create a major positive shift in your life, so start with your thoughts and the way you think about things, and everything will follow after.
And don’t be afraid to let the eclipse draw you into your inner world. Only if we are aware of our shadow can we bring forth the gifts that are hidden there. Just as it is darkest before the dawn, facing our shadow brings out our greatest potential. If you are wise enough to get out of your own way, it will all fall into place at the right time. It always does.
However, if you choose to only focus on one thing under this new moon, let it be to get really clear on what you want to bring into your life. If you are messy and unclear, messy and unclear is what you’ll get. This is such a potent time to plant new soul seeds, so don’t let this opportunity slip you by.
If you haven’t sorted out your new moon wishes yet, take 10 minutes now to slow down your breath and still your mind. Then without too much thinking – we don’t want the infamous Ego to get in the way – spend 5 minutes writing the 5 first seeds that comes to mind. Don’t mind how crazy or unreachable it may sound. Simply write it down, then offer it to the fire. Sit with it in stillness for a moment, before you get out of your own way, surrender and let it go, trusting the cosmos to do her manifesting magic.
A brand new reality is about to arrive. Know that you’re ready for your next chapter!
New Moon blessings ♡
Starting at Summer Solstice, June 21st, when the wheel of the year again turns towards the longer nights, you will step into the first archetype of the shamanic medicine wheel: the serpent. As the seasons changes, you will work your way through the four archetypes of the of the wheel, spending three months getting familiar with each one.
- June 21st – September 20th, 20118: Serpent + the direction of the South; shedding the past.
- September 21st – December 20th, 2018: Jaguar + the direction of the West; death, rebirth and transformation.
- December 21st – March 2oth, 2019: Hummingbird + the direction of the North; from fate to destiny: stepping onto our souls journey.
- March 21st – June 20th, 2019: Eagle/Condor + the direction of the East; self-transcendence.
The whole course will take place online, making it possible for you to do join anywhere in the world. The first part of each month will be for you to read the monthly teachings and do the assignments. The 3-4 monthly assignments are to be handed in at the middle of the month, and at this time you will also schedule your monthly healing + coaching session. The second part of the month you will receive feedback on your assignments – both written (through email) and oral (during coaching) – and we will work one-to-one on your energy body through healing and coaching.