Now, the time has come to wake up from our disorientation and to move forward. A New Moon appears at 29 degrees of Aquarius on Wednesday, February 18th. Interestingly enough, the Sabian symbol for this New Moon’s degree is “A butterfly emerges from its chrysalis.” As we are still under the influence of the Fall of 2014’s eclipses, I remembered as I wrote this article, that the spiritual imagery projected by those eclipses were symbolic of butterflies. In fact, if you go back and read the blog, you will find that the foreshadowing of the 6 months projected by the fall eclipses was anointed by butterfly symbolism. The feeling of being pinned as a specimen with no feelings, followed by the ability to go within to construct a protective cocoon, and in the end the blessed vision of a final release. These eclipses were the foretelling. In the fall, we may have felt desperate for progress and finally settled into a cocoon in the winter months. Now, here, at this New Moon we experience the exact moment of release that will take place within the next two weeks following the 18th. It is the whisper of Spirit, that is and creates all astrological energies or “subjects” if you will. Butterflies are symbolic of metamorphosis and are in themselves symbols that our spirit guides often use to give us confirmation that existence is a co-operation. Often times, the signs are there we just have to be aware of these energies.
The New Moon on the 18th carries this energy and of the energetic release of the voice of “the people.” While world chaos, false media and differences of opinion have been underway with the retrograde, the truth-seeker in us all will now come out to organize the confusion. You may witness this on your social media page, on the news, or with those closest to you. As the New Moon opens up a two week window for new beginnings, the planetary aspects of the New Moon chart, provide the “flavor” of the moon or the backdrop of activity that surrounds the steps that we will take to usher in this new beginning. At the time of the New Moon, Venus and Mars will still be flying together, which pushes the energy for us all to make purchases, improve our functionality, make money, to indulge, and to work well with others. Uranus and Jupiter continue to offer us new ways to escape the drudgery of the past, and on the 28th of this month will begin to elevate our excitement towards new life directions.
Even as I write about these bold new opportunities appearing after the 18th, I have to say that I believe that as we receive all of the emerging news, we are going to be offered a new psychological test. You see, in my mind’s eye, I still see and feel the unfolding of these new Spring eclipses and in particular, the dangerous lunar eclipse in Libra on April 4th. So, it seems that from this New Moon forward, we are on the brink of a new venture, a new idea. Yet, what elements of the past are really allowed here? Which particular one will fall away during April?
For now, we just have to move forward in new ways of expansion says Uranus and Jupiter. Continue to aspire towards your greatest dreams of freedom says the New Moon in Aquarius. The answers pertaining to the execution of your plans are coming and they will present quickly, relentlessly and dramatically says April. No longer will we be willing to snuggle away in contemplation. Nope, we will be on the move then because something will appear that makes it quite clear to us that there is no going back, and so we must move to another level. This level will be the initiation to the final clearing path of a life that existed prior to 7 years ago. However, for now, Saturn in Sagittarius square to Neptune in Pisces will continue to us press us forward, working in a foggy dream towards our new goals as we continue to fight through the darkness with faith before we will begin to see exactly what is coming that requires a final chapter before we can move forward.
As the New Moon appears, Mercury at 3 degrees of Aquarius (finally direct) will begin working more strongly, channeling all of its messages towards Saturn in Sagittarius. Communication involving an important project, skill, person, or event which requires our efforts will finally receive a great deal of productive energy. By the 20th, you may become inundated with not only new ideas, but new contacts and sudden ways to construct new beginnings. Just after this, on the 21st, Venus and Mars move into Aries, lighting up the fireworks! We will all begin working towards things we enjoy and including those that we love. New contacts with others will become a daily influence from February 21st through the 24th.
Still, I have to tell you that Pluto and Uranus are going to step up the tension from the 19th forward. That means that even though all of these exciting things are happening, one person just refuses to cooperate in your life. It’s that one thing that you just cannot fix, no matter how hard you try. That obstacle is there to try you, to define you and to sharpen your skills. This has been going on quite a while so surely by now either you are fed up or you are learning to operate around this block. I hope that you are able to use this perspective to your advantage. Don’t let anyone prevent your dreams; or your life purpose. Use the challenge to inspect your own reflection for weaknesses. There you will find the key that unlocks the doors you have so desperately been trying to open.
Summary: This New Moon announces a two week period that equips the masses with a voice. Confusion and chaos are easily cleared through conversations, although I am not sure others are exactly happy with what you have to say in the next two weeks. There is a fiery element at play within these two weeks, and the Queen of Swords appears to deliver the truth. She is fair, truthful and frankly, my dear, she doesn’t give a hoot. Still, deception lurks in groups of people and we must discern that our own struggles are not for naught. The pressure is on to keep going and to develop new ways to move forward in our lives. Soon, the war will be upon us to fetter a decision that we cannot easily revoke. Raise the sword of your tongue, my friends, and use it to your best advantage during this New Moon period.
You are the “Queen of Swords” at the moment. You hold the truth. At the new moon you will finally progress in reaching out to others. You are able to communicate well with friends and groups of other people to clear up confusing matters. It is best to use this moon for networking, hosting social events, or making public announcements that will please your biggest fans. Surprises with romance and children continue to expand your circle. Still, you struggle with controlling people who want to call the shots in your lifestyle, career or status. Flick off the buggers and work towards you new goals of personal power which will create the life you have dreamed of.
Taurus- Mix-ups in reputation, your career, awards or achievements may have been issues of late. At the New Moon you will finally come into your own, becoming famous (if even to a few) once again! Your popularity is on the rise and news about your career or public image receives a breakthrough. Use the New Moon to move forward towards a new career, a public position, or to bring attention to your abilities and craft. Surprises continue to move your home and family life to new directions. Finances are linked to these surprises.
Gemini- Finally you can make headway with your long distance communication, travel plans, education pursuits and legal activities. The New Moon will present some sort of communication for you that really allows you to present yourself to a larger audience. New ideas, contacts and media enhancements areas are able to allow you to reach out to new environments that are demonstrative of your own personal interests. Partnerships and parents may be related to these endeavors.
Cancer-Your finances, joint partnerships, intimate relationships and shared resources may have been a sore spot of confusion for you over the last couple of weeks. Now, on the 18th, you are able to pursue loans, financial obligations, taxes, and pay outs that have eluded you recently. You continue to be surprised by public resources that you weren’t expecting. Some of you have made new strides in acquiring money related to new career pursuits or a change of lifestyle. Your partners and parents continue to be a controlling influence in your life, but this moon says that you can draw new boundaries in your relationships with others.
Leo- The New Moon will initiate two weeks when you may finally open up to a partner or join a new partnership. If you have felt things have been a little confusing in your conversations with other people, the dizzying effects of Mercury retrograde will have finally worn off by the New Moon. This moon brings an invitation for surprises for long distance travel with your significant other and opens up opportunities of legal, education or long distance matters related to a partner or parent. You seem to be involved with children that require your full attention. Alternatively, a relationship that is made for you may require your strength and determination.
Virgo- If health or work matters have seemed to be an enigma lately, you will find that the New Moon on the 18th, will usher in a period of two weeks that will help you network with others in order to visit doctors, start a new health routine, begin the care of others, or take on new employment. Surprises continue around your finances and resources, which may benefit your health and mental well-being. Some of you may continue to benefit from surgical procedures that allow you to regain your quality of life.
Libra- This New Moon in Aquarius was made for you! First of all, matters related to children and romance finally have begun to straighten out and on the New Moon, you will be able to start a new activity with a child or get your love life in order. Fun activities are sure to follow, and Uranus in your partnership sector continues to bring you in contact with other people who may be a bit different. Saturn continues to push you forward in matters related to siblings, short distance travel and communication, which luckily, your partner is enjoying.
Scorpio- Real estate matters, home improvements, family dynamics and family communication may have been a bit confusing during the Mercury Retrograde. If things did get a bit out of joint, the New Moon will be a time to really make progress with these pursuits. You may decide to sign a real-estate contract, make amends with family members, or finally fix the roof on your home. Anything that you can do to improve your home and family should be initiated with two days of the New Moon in order to take advantage of the positive planetary energies that give you the focus to further build your family foundation. During the two weeks after the full moon you will certainly begin to have new opportunities for further advancement in lifestyle, career and resources. You will be enjoying your work obligations or health routines as you are enjoying a sense of popularity for the next few months. Alternatively, you may seek to expand your career through travel, the internet or educational pursuits during this time. However, family will become your top priority in the two weeks following the New Moon.
Sagittarius-The Mercury Rx certainly may have had you tongue tied as your communication sector was heavily influenced. Communication with parents and partners may have been up for review. At the New Moon you will be overjoyed to take short trips and spend a great deal of time communicating with others. You will perhaps be busy texting, shopping, communicating with parents, partners and siblings, as well as signing contracts. All of these activities could be related to creative pursuits, romance or children. Your ruling planet Jupiter will continue to expand foreign places, education and internet related activities for you.
Capricorn- If the Mercury retro left your finances in a state of confusion, the New Moon on the 18th will open up two weeks in which you can straighten out all of the tiny details related to your financial obligations that you may have missed recently. The New Moon will open up a two week window that may help you to devise a financial plan that is related in some way to home matters. Alternatively, the two weeks following the New Moon may bring a high spending phase for you. Acquiring financial help from others or property pursuits continues to up the ante on your excitement level. Find ways to use your privacy for the benefit of your family.
Aquarius-Finally, finally, finally! That Mercury retrograde in Aquarius is over! All of the pursuits that you struggled to move forward with in January but that kept getting blocked, will receive a breath of fresh air on the 18th. On this New Moon, you will have two weeks to really reach out to others in communication to clear up any issues that need to be better understood. If you need help moving forward in career matters, make plenty of phone calls and emails to put yourself out there. Your partner seems to continually find ways to expand their education or travel choices, so you may benefit from this area as well. During these two weeks, consider your relationships and clear up any partner related communications that might be affecting your personal pursuits. It is entirely possible that you will travel with a partner to short distances within the next two weeks.
Pisces- The New Moon in Aquarius really highlights a two week time period for you where you may need to seek medical advice. If you have been feeling a bit down, the New Moon will allow you a time to really contemplate how you want to move forward in the future. Your birthday month is coming and once the sun moves into Pisces on the 20th just after the New Moon, Mercury will reach out to Saturn in your publicity sector, which may make bring a short trip related to your health. Alternatively, you might use this energy to take a trip to the spa, pursue a vacation, or seek counseling. Mars and Venus will have you up and moving so I feel that this quiet time may be just what you are in need of. Humanitarian activities as well as vacations are a great way to fill up this energy and keep it off of your health.