Also celebrated in Celtic lands as Imbolc - the midpoint of winter. Shadows and groundhogs and candles in the dark. This is a good time to light a candle, pray for peace.
Today's Moon in Aires links with very volatile and exaggerated energy.
Mercury, planet of communication, has landed mack dab in a crash up with Pluto. Mercury conjunct Pluto can be about repressed speech i.e. being hushed up or threatened if you dare speak out. Pluto in Capricorn links to authority, governments, systems. There's a sense of those in power and control dominating communication (might is right) while others will be obsessed with uncovering the truth no matter how deeply buried it is.
Hmmmm. Sound familiar?
The Moon in Aries just crossed over Mars (god of war) ... pushing aggression to the forefront for some and making the rest of us restless, impatient, irritated. It's damn hard to not react right now. This energy is excellent for starting new projects or getting things done. Also good for releasing pent up energy.
Warning: Watch your temper. Watch your back!
Mars in early degrees of Aries has been one of the factors stirring up world events. And we ain't seen nothing yet. When Mars gets to Eris (goddess of discord) with Uranus (Grand Awakener, sudden change) on Feb 27th things could become highly explosive . I did say this is a year of New Beginnings. Some of those changes may not be exactly what we may want to see. (enter Eris goddess of discord)
I know, I know - always blame a woman! Remember- it's just an an archetype -that works in combo with Uranus to destabilize things big time. It could have been less destructive ... but it seems our collective shadow (Pluto in Capricorn) needs some cleansing before we can step into the new era/new paradigm.
To that end: On Feb 10th we have a partial lunar eclipse at 22 degrees Leo 22 - which will ask us to release some shadow part of our ego (false self, pride, arrogance) - that may be blocking our innate connection to all of humankind. We need to understand that we are ALL in this together. We truly need to get out of our own - and each others - way. In other words - stop projecting. Own your own sh*t. Humility required.
In the meantime, things are a rockin' and a shakin' - in perfect accord with the powerful forces working to shift us into a new higher frequency. As I said last week, it's always darkest before the dawn.
Meanwhile, everything is in a precarious balance right now... and the smallest thing can tip us into total chaos. Tread carefully. Go slowly. Let many things pass.
You know you want to.