Saturday, 21 January 2012

And now for Something Completely Different,

 Yesterday the  Sun  moved from serious Capricorn  into freedom loving Aquarius and will be joined there early on Monday by a New Moon. When the Moon and Sun meet up in the ‘Conjunctio’  (joining of masculine and feminine energies)  a seed energy is created that will manifest in the coming month.

At a New Moon we plant this seed of our intention and see how it grows as the Moon moves through its waxing and waning cycle. Each cycle peaks at the Full Moon, and then gradually dissipates, to begin anew in the next sign… representing the next stage of development.

And so it goes, around the circle, through the seasons; the ebb and flow of the rhythm of life.

This seedtime is in Aquarius, which is all about freedom and about belonging. Where can we bring new energy to create more freedom and fairness for both ourselves and others?

In the last post I wrote that the Full Moon on the Capricorn/Cancer axis was challenging us to find a balance between our need to nurture ourselves vs our responsibility to others.

The New Moon in Aquarius brings up our relationship to the group, while also triggering our need to define our individuality.

Our relationships have undergone much testing in the past year, as Saturn, planet of boundaries and responsibilities, moved through Libra (relationships), opposed by rebellious and independent Uranus.

Saturn is now sitting in a critical degree at the end of Libra, in a tense square to this Moon, while Jupiter opposite creates a push-me, pull-you energy. Any unresolved issues from the Saturn transit will be now up for final resolution. Who am I responsible to?... What is my intention in relation to the group? … to others?

Do I fit in or do I stand alone? Do I follow the crowd or find my own unique voice?

Both Uranus, the planet of radical innovation and rebellion, and the New Moon in Aquarius, (ruled by Uranus), insist on a new way of co-operating with others that steps away from co dependency and/or adversarial stances. We need a new vision for interrelationships and for our world.

And that world of course, begins with each individual.

Aquarius honours the uniqueness of the individual while working with the power of the collective, so part of this influence is going to focus us on how to learn to balance our own needs with the needs of the group.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Eric Francis wrote recently in terms of ‘how we resolve this need for balance between self and other’ … between “radical self-sufficiency and healthy inter-dependency.”

"To be needy or clingy allows people we care about no room to breathe; yet if too independent we push others out of our life."

And on a larger scale, we all need to work together to find new ways of visioning our world, and new ways of relating to each other as we deal with the chaos of things breaking down.

Uranus in Aries can  bring innovative thinking and fresh perspectives adding  flashes of brilliance and insight. (Have you seen the story about how they are using recycled plastic bottles to light up slum dwellings at low cost  in India?

So....  be prepared for the unexpected, and set your intention around finding new ways and new solutions that serve not only your own individual vision but also a vision that serves the greater good.

p.s. The New Moon is in my 3rd house of thinking and communicating.  I welcome the infusion of fresh mental energy and flashes of brilliance that are on their way  : ) In the meantime please make allowances …

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