New Moon in Aquarius 2/15/18
Aquarius invites the colorful and visionary aspects of our conscious collective to unify and rise up as we move toward Lunar New Year and Spring Equinox the following month.
The celestial cup-carrier can be found pouring elixir of life into the mouth of Pisces, (fish) accompanied by other water related constellations such as Cetus, (whale) Delphinus, (dolphin) and Eridanus (the river) in what is known as the “sea section” of our celestial sphere.
Ancient Egypt associated spring awakening with Aquarius, whose vessel dipped into the Nile to bestow abundance each vernal season, while Babylonian astronomers identified the constellation with Ea, God of abundant life, who is often portrayed with an abounding chalice.
Although Greek myth portrays Aquarius as male protege of sky God Zeus, the water bearer is represented as a compassionate embodiment of Goddess’s supreme form throughout history, culture and legend. Depictions of Kuan Yin, Mary, Yemaya, and even the Star in foundational Tarot all converge within water messenger’s stream...
The collaborative and progressive nature of this free-flowing air sign inspirits our creative potential, while the vessel symbolizes a nurturance of the internal process as vital to liberation.
Awakening our true stelliform and sharing wisdom with others first requires experience of unity from within. To be an effective advocate in the Aquarian Age we must value the ways of intimacy and nourish our journey into Self.
Aquarius’s cup running over is an expression of giving from the overflow; offerings made from a wholesome place create beautiful rhythms that lead us into harmony and understanding. To truly live our purpose we must nourish our souls and serve from the overflow with love. <3
Preparations for New Moon in Aquarius:
Fill Your Cup: brew up your favorite tea or warm drink and slowly savor every part of the experience as an expression of warm nourishment.
Nourish Your Inward Journey: write yourself a positive word/mantra/phrase/poem that will support your direction into the new moon cycle. Place this writing on your altar and cherish its intimacy.
Serve from the Overflow: make an offering to someone without expecting anything in return. It can be as simple as offering your presence, or perhaps buying someone you love flowers!