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The first New Moon of 2017 occurs Friday January 27, 2017 at 4:07 PM in California. Aquarius is a fixed air sign, occurring in mid-winter, cold and moist, therefore reflective like the icicles and frozen lakes often seen at this time. Aquarius has been ruled by Saturn for thousands of years and until very recently, Uranus. It’s not worth it to have a strong bias one way or another towards the way astrologers or those with interest in astrology use rulerships, however, I tend more these days to rely on the tradition, and therefore let Saturn guide me in delineation of things associated with Aquarius. One of my very sound justifications for this is the makeup of the zodiac through testimonies and teachers in the tradition. It may require a longer and separate article to explain that, however briefly, it should be enough to demonstrate the soundness of Saturn as the ruler of Aquarius, to point out the sign opposite, Leo, a Hot and Dry sign ruled by the Sun. Saturn was the furthest planet from the Sun at the time, in fact without the aid of telescopes and with the use of only the naked eye, it still is the last visible planet from the Sun, and therefore was the natural opposite in the zodiac.
The chart for this New Moon is divinely reflective, very Western oriented, which offers that hint of reflection or projection. In a natal chart with a signature like this it would suggest that the overall life pattern is that of one who will reflect other’s experiences for them. Act as a mirror of experience. How Aquarian. Aquarius has the air of objectification, and anything reflected for another to see, will naturally be removed from the subjective. In other words, this will be a good time to start stepping back from firm ideas about who one is and what one thinks. This is a good time to listen to others and attempt to see oneself as another does. Reflect on how one is received in the world and in the eyes of intimate encounters. Aquarius being the opposite sign of Leo, where the creative child lives and revels in hir (hir is a Timothy Leary combination of him/her) uniqueness, Aquarius is where the creation is offered to the world. The place and space for allowing what is created to be judged, for good or for ill, from the community that it’s offered.
This is no small thing. The ego deflation that comes with creative output is not for the thin skinned. Somewhere, somehow, we all need to develop this thicker layer for the purpose of growth and evolution. At some point, very generally the Aquarian point, something new needs to be sewn. This is a part of the natural order. It’s also where Saturn makes sense as the dispositor. Saturn is the ruler of time and space, of boundaries, of consensus reality. There are those pioneers in every time and place that hike beyond those boundaries, however, like any deep state operative, they must be associated with that with which they seek to move beyond. The Aquarius association with Saturn can be seen in the blending of things old with things new. Most changes, it seems, take place like this.
What kind of changes can we expect or facilitate arrival? Right work ones. There’s a lot in this chart that speaks of the Buddhist tenets of “Right livelihood”. Saturn in the 6th house, the house of service and work and also in Sagittarius, a sign that exudes spiritual, religious, mystical traits. Even if one must commit to Uranus as associated with Aquarius, Uranus is in the 10th House, the House of one’s calling. We would be well served seeking to spiritualize our work. Atheistic materialism, which seems to have been the prevailing world view for the past few hundred years, is reaching, hopefully, it’s zenith. This New Moon, the first of 2017, and after a horrifyingly depressing world from 2016, seems to be offering an opportunity to move on from the madness, to seek independence and autonomy, in learning, working, and living. This New Moon is also in the 7th House of this chart. It seems to be asking for a new conception of relationships. Something Aquarian. Something different. Something unique. Something that will fit better for the future.
As always, where and how this New Moon and the accompanying transits will affect and individual depends of their particular nativity. If you don’t have your birthchart, you may request a free chart at: http://www.trinityastrology.com/how-to-reach-me.html Please feel free to comment or ask questions on my webpage: http://www.trinityastrology.com/the-state-of-lunation or on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Liam-Patrick-Careys-Trinity-Astrology-329887880367979
New moon Aquarius Horoscopes 1/27/17
Don’t agonize, organize. The New Moon in Aquarius in your solar 11th is calling for you to unite with friends, organizations, and networks that will be stepping points for all sorts of altruistic endeavors. It may seem at this time that you are in the thick of the woods, surrounded by dense fog, and unable to navigate your way to solid ground, however, the footing will be surer as the month progresses. The fog will lift. The way forward will be lit as if by a thousand bonfires, and your sense of your place in things will be sound All you have to do is join forces with other nefarious, spiritual rebels into the uncertain, but bright future. If nothing else, you’ll make new friends and make available to yourself new and vibrant communities.
You are clearly surrounded by allies and in the company of kindred spirits. While it has been important to be there, in the social graces of your tribe, making contacts and expressing the inexpressible, there may be a quiet tension brewing as this New Moon approaches. A faint voice within may be heralding something that has to do with your calling, your true place in the scheme of all this madness. Seek clues within, a turning in which may greet you with this New Moon, that will point to something novel, something new approach that you didn’t realize was part of your path. It may mean a breaking, a departure, or it could be the polar opposite, the suggestion of a joint effort, a merger of forces. One thing is certain, you are not, nor will you be, alone.
Sometimes, you just have to blow it all up and start all over again. Yes, there are a lot of thoughts like that these days, and it seems that the sentiment has been on your mind as well. Whether this is or isn’t the time to do so looks as though it will come into more focus, certainly more attention, as this New Moon perfects. It’s easy to forget at the most important times that one’s spiritual health is as important to maintain as any other dynamic that exists in the world, and the likelihood that you’ve neglected this due to a focus on everything else, is high. This New Moon is calling you back to your core, to your heart, to your spiritual center. How well you heed this call will no doubt affect your ability to navigate the question of whether or not to scrap the latest roadmap.
The beginning is near! It’s a much nicer thought than the alternative, isn’t it? Emotional security is not derived from another, no matter how tight the union may be, it must come from within, autonomously. Then true union can occur. This can be a frightening thought, cold and mean, yet once it’s realized, it’s liberating and euphoric. There’s also no simple and easy path to this state. The only way is through, one day at a time, and embracing all that life has to offer. This is everything we came here for, to these bodies, to these people, to all these experiences that have, and still shall shape our world view. Yes, it’s intense right now. The astrology recommends that you embrace it and love it for all its sensations.
In the amazing Robin Williams’s film “Dead Poet’s Society” the English teacher directed the students of his prep school to stand on their desks and look around to get a different perspective of their everyday, routine space. For one of the boys, this turned out to be a pivotal and transformative gesture. This New Moon, in your solar 7th House, may offer an opportunity to partner up with someone, in some creative, business, or even romantic coupling, to move a project or idea that has been at a standstill. Your creative, joyful self has been strapped down of late, not necessarily in a bad way, although it may have felt heavy and difficult at times, but more of in a hard work kind of way. A new partnership may be just the thing to get moving.
It doesn’t have to be your job to make other’s happy. There’s nothing wrong with attempting to do so, quite the contrary, in the world we find ourselves in right now, it’s a very welcome disposition, however, taking on more than one person can handle has a tendency to backfire. The same energy that you may feel compelled to direct towards other people happiness could well be channelled into creative ventures that have the same effect, although not necessarily as direct, and have the added bonus of making you feel good. The idea here is to seek more of an exchange than a turning over of love. Exchanges create equity and balance, and have ripple effects across many, many boundaries.
The body is willing the mind says wait. This conversation has been going on for quite some time, and although it gets frustrating and therefore tempting to just let go of inhibition and go for what’s right in front of you, the hesitation still has gifts to give. What’s in front of you has such an air of uncertainty that looking at it from several different angles may be the the best way forward. In the meantime, and to reinforce right thinking, remember that so long as you move from a loving space, with loving thoughts, and be in the love that is truly the reality we are in, you will find your thoughts guiding you in a direction of clarity. Let that guide you to some useful form of self-expression, whatever your medium may be, writing, painting, dancing, yoga...all will be well.
Turn and face the strange. Could anyone have imagined any better than Bowie? I think not. We’re immersed in the strange, that’s for certain, and there’s little doubt that the strange is immersed in us as well. For some reason you may not be ready, willing, and/or able to turn and face that strangeness. It may be your thoughts, dark and churning, morose and foreboding, that cause the hesitation. It may be a fear, a big one, of the value loss that you think comes as a ramification of that move, or it may be your very own willful desire to hang on to that which has to go. Whatever it is, the astrology is pointing towards that turn, and the strange may just be a path to liberation that you never realized, or always knew, was waiting to be embraced. Embrace the strange.
There’s never been a better time for critical thinking, in fact it’s critical to start thinking critically now. You’ve noticed a difference between what and how you feel and the way it seems to fit into the rest of the tribe, however, you may not have the confidence or sense of security to separate yourself from your crowd just yet. The New Moon in your 3rd house is an excellent time to run some experiments in independent thinking, to see how much of what you think is a product of your environment, your circle of comrades, out of habit, or if it’s truly and autonomously yours. Clearly you do not want to leave the tribe, the friendships are true and real, and there is a torrent of emotions swirling through you that need grounding. At the same time, standing alone, sure of your place in the world even if it’s against the grain, is the best place to be.
Self-undoing is one of the most wonderful and rewarding experiences to engage, and your process looks to be in the expansive space. This long period of growth and change has been difficult, for sure, and while the weight of it may be on your mind, the value and reward, both intrinsic and extrinsic, will become more and more plain as this New Moon approaches. It may not be a lasting clarity, that tends to rise and fall like the tides, but this offers a respite from the fog and confusion that has been more of the norm of late. This is a just reward for weathering the work that has been required for this period of transformation. Your mind may want to fight this through obsession over something that you know must be eliminated and that’s natural and ok. Don’t resist the thoughts, accept any grace that comes, and you will feel the rewards within.
If you haven’t felt this lately, it’s absolutely true, that you are truly unique, free, and have permission to be unabashedly yourself. There may have been a tendency to not feel this way lately due to factors outside of your control. One factor is that the collective unconscious is very powerful right now, and you have a special tie-in with that, a portal to it’s power, within your consciousness. Also, the collective consciousness has hoisted its weight on you and made what feels like obligatory demands for you to support your friend’s, allies, and organizations. With dynamics like these infusing your energy, it’s not surprising if you have felt a little lost, stretched out, overhyped and overwhelmed by other people’s challenges. You may have even taken on other people’s challenges as your own and forgotten that you are not them. This New Moon is calling your attention back to your vessel. Explore your personal domain.
Listen carefully to what your partner (business or otherwise) has to say. It’s faith in your own abilities that will pull you through so don’t pick up insecurities that may not belong to you. Also, don’t let the insecurities of another cast doubt upon the union altogether. These are natural occurrences and the astrology suggests that you can put your faith in the partnership despite any thoughts to the contrary. The New Moon in your solar 12th house may shed light on an aspect of yourself that you would like to undo and your partnerships may point the way. The messages will be subtle, between spaces, and in the silence between words, so don’t try to hard to zero in on the challenge. When you let go of trying, it will come. Not quite like a flash, but more like through a whisper.
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