I really wanted to bring a clear message today. And I don’t have one. My heart and mind are in a bit of a turmoil (like that swirly foggy crystal ball over there). There’s a distinct lack of clarity in the house.
I spent a day, nearly two, in the hospital this week. I got a transfusion which I really needed, but then left against advice because I was getting not-so-good care, and the only doctor available wouldn’t look me in the eye, told me I couldn’t possibly have had the experience I had, and made jokes instead of answering my questions. Plus I was hungry. No food after midnight for a test that was promised to happen by noon. Instead of feeling calm and clear, I feel a bit guilty and more than a bit stressed.
I know there is a lesson in this for me, one that will likely benefit you as well, but I don’t have it to share yet… I will share it with you, beautiful, just as soon as I know it!
New Moon in Aquarius
1:58 pm Pacific
4:58 pm Eastern
Lunar New Year of the Wood Horse
The Dark Moon is the time to reach into your own heart, your own sacred feminine depths, and state your intentions.
What are you beginning?
When the Moon is New, the Moon and the Sun are aligned in the same sign. A New Moon is always a time when something hidden begins to poke through to our awareness, allowing new growth to be nurtured.
This month, the alignment is in Aquarius, the fixed Air sign.
An Air New Moon is an invitation to communicate and inspire. >>>This time around, best to focus your energy on ideas like these now because our friend Mercury is going retrograde on 2/7.<<<
- Is there anything in your messaging to your tribe of prospects and clients that needs to be revised or retold?
- This is a great time to launch something new, start a new campaign to grow your list, or begin a new joint venture.
- Set aside time for your strategy and implementation sessions with your team. Move forward with your creative and inspirational workings.
- How’s your technology? This is also a good time to upgrade your hardware and software.
- Complete your negotiations, sign contracts.
Lunar New Year
The Chinese astrologers say that the Horse symbolizes speedy success.
The Horse loves to compete. In five-element theory the Horse is also connected to Fire, which helps Wood to burn, making your flame endure.
Here in the North, the ground is beginning to soften, and the milk is beginning to flow
We’re turning to Spring now on the Wheel. Imbolc is a time of vision, when we honor the returning light, inside of us and out. We are invited, as we always are, but especially at this time, to go within to find the new light that was born within each of us at Winter Solstice — the dormant seeds of our future. To honor this season, some of us invite the goddess Brigid to bless our fires of creativity, healing and inspiration. I dedicate my thoughts, my words and my actions every day when I light Brigid’s candle on my inspiration altar.
How will you allow the blessings during this sacred week?
Take some time between Thursday 1/30, the day of the New Moon, and Sunday 2/2—Imbolc—to do this work.
You can work at your altar, or be outside, or any place you feel connected to Spirit.
Using your journal, or your favorite divination tool, or a candle flame, get quiet, and feel the changes of this week. We’re inching around the Wheel to springtime, the light is visibly staying with us longer every day. The Lunar New Year energy is in the air. And we’ve moved into Aquarius. Ask yourself what you need to do to create the space, observe the energies and envision your plans for the coming year.
Sink into your heart and find what wants to be expressed. Is there anything you need to look at, accept, forgive and heal before you can manifest your vision? By accepting and doing the healing work, you can find the blessing beneath the challenge. I know this, because this is exactly how I heal and grow and manifest all that’s meant to be brought forth! Ask yourself: What action can I take now to help me step into the future that’s calling me?
About that Mercury retrograde
Mercury goes retrograde 2/7–2/28, part of the time in Aquarius, and some of the time in watery, dreamy Pisces. Communication and creativity may flow freely, and logic may seem a little less logical. Pisces invites creativity and empathy, with a tendency to blur the lines between truth and not-so-much. This may feel like an unusual Mercury Rx. Go ahead and consider those audacious ideas that will pop up, don’t insist on everything making sense. You may be getting your inspiration from unusual sources.
Be realistic, though, and don’t get swept away by promises. Really…not a great time to buy a lot of lottery tickets, or make big investments, I think. Double- and triple-check the information you’re getting. Just because your new health insurance website says a doctor will take that insurance doesn’t mean it’s true.
Experiment, try something new! And then when Mercury goes direct again, see if your experiments hold up.
One more astrological note
Venus has been retrograde in Capricorn since December 21st and goes direct the day after this New Moon, January 31. Her retrograde journey of transformation is over now, and she is turning direct in Capricorn—conjunct Pluto, opposite Jupiter, and square to Uranus—reminding us of the primal importance of beauty and partnership.
I’d love to hear from you, please talk to me in the comments and share your blessings (yes even those you had to dig deep to find!) with me.