This is who I am…

Chinese New Year greeting

New Moon in Aquarius

Perhaps the greatest challenge we have is to grow into our own skin…to become who we need to be…who we are meant to be.

Sure we have issues around fear, and desire, and hunger and power, but at the end of the day, the only person whose opinion of us really matters to us is our own.

Most of the time we don’t think too much about this. Why would we? Every so often though, something rings our bell. An issue with authority, someone threatening our independence, someone forcing us into the category they believe we should be in, a cause we passionately want to band together with others to pursue.

Yes, what I’m talking about here is the Uranian story. It tends to come up each time transiting Uranus triggers something in your chart, or each time Uranus itself is triggered.

To an extent it’s also being triggered now- at the Aquarius New Moon.

Wherever 10 Aquarius 55’ (or thereabouts) is in your chart is where issues of independence, individuality, attitude to authority, conformity are being raised. It’s also where you now have an opportunity to set intentions to tweak these issues.

With the powerhouse that is Pluto and Jupiter active still, plus a supportive sextile across to future orientated Uranus (and the modern ruler of this New Moon), transformative change can be integrated at the moment- if you’re prepared to identify it and do what’s required.

The thing about New Moons is that it’s dark- you don’t know what’s around the corner. You have to take the first steps into the dark without knowing what’s around the corner.

The other thing about New Moons is, very often nothing happens to you, it happens within you. You’re the one who needs to set the intention and see what happens.

Very often too, the New Moon can be a trigger point for a longer transit- one by an outer planet, so check in on what’s happening at this point or in aspect to this point in your chart.

As for intentions, my newsletter subscribers got a “how to” guide in last weeks newsletter, but in short, here’s how you do it.

If Aquarius falls in your 11th, you might need to ask yourself whether your hopes and dreams are truly yours, or are you conforming to someone else’s idea of what you should be aiming for. If Aquarius is in the 7th, look at your relationships. Do you have freedom to move, to breathe, to be yourself? Is this a conversation you need to be having with someone else? What about the 1st? Does your personal style fit who you are, or are you wearing the uniform of someone else?

What can you do over the next 28 days to change this situation? Are there any quick wins to be had?

This New Moon is also the start of the Chinese Ne Year and Year of the Horse. I’ve been googling this a bit lately to see how this affects me, so if you’re interested, I’d encourage you to do the same.

Want a DIY interpretation of the New Moon? Check out this post: The Anatomy of a New Moon