With a Little Help From My Friends: New Moon in Aquarius

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I’m on holiday at present- on Queensland’s sunny Sunshine Coast. We’re walking, swimming, sunning, catching up. It’s glorious. I’m posting photos each day on instagram, and on and anyways– as I get around to it. I’m not on Facebook much, though, so don’t be insulted if I don’t respond to you- I’m too busy lying on the sand.

Aside from great beaches (here’s another photo in case you’re not convinced),

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one thing this town is known for is it’s seafood- in particular the prawns. Mooloolaba king prawns are sweet and crisp and…well, you get the idea. I happen to think you won’t find a better prawn elsewhere…don’t write to me!

Anyways, this afternoon hubby and I walked down to the wharf and watched the trawlers go out- one after another- to fetch the prawns I’ve been craving…ok, probably not just for me, but again you get the idea.

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Hubby made the comment that the prawns must be running, which made me immediately check the Moon phase on my iphone app. Yep, it’s in the balsamic phase, and surely everyone knows that the best time for prawning is at 4 or 5 days around the dark of the Moon…don’t they?

This, of course, led to my next realisation, a balsamic Moon means a New Moon…tomorrow…at 0 Aquarius….and a New Moon means a post.

We’ve been coming up here most years since Miss T was just 6 months old. We’ve missed some years, but it feels comfortable. It’s a place that feels like it could be home- and, indeed, it’s a place we’ve spoken about when talking about retirement- which isn’t that many years away for Mr T.

Today we caught up with a friend that Mr T has known since he was a teenager in Canberra. For too many years we’ve only seen her and properly caught up when we’ve made the trip up here. Yet this morning, it was as if we last spoke just a few weeks ago. Seeing her feels like home too.

It’s not just old friends that we reach out to, but think of the virtual connections you’ve made. You may never have met the people you talk to daily on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, but they’re in your life for a reason. At present I’m motivated to achieve my daily steps target on Fitbit by someone I’ve never met (but hope to one day). I’ve got to know her through social media and our shared interest in cookbooks.

Everyone that we connect with teaches us something about ourselves, and- good or bad- is there any better gift? 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 0 Aquarius 9’ (or thereabouts) is in your chart is where issues of independence, individuality, attitude to authority, conformity and connectivity are being raised. It’s also where you now have an opportunity to set intentions to tweak these issues.

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. With Mars and Neptune conjunct at this New Moon, both focusing and acting could be easier said than done…so imagine it, create it, think beyond what is beyond.

By now you should be well skilled in the whole DIY New Moon thing, but if not, or if you’re new to this page (if you are- welcome…) you’ll need this post.

If you’re into setting intentions, you’ll need to know what house the New Moon falls in for you. If you’re unsure about what each house means, check out this post.

How do the concerns of this house make you feel?

How would you like to feel about them?

What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

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 if the New Moon falls into the 8th house, you might be concerned about, say, your credit card debts. Are you spending too much of other people’s money? Do you want to feel more in control over this part of your life? Maybe a good 4 week goal might be to monitor your spending, or consolidate your credit cards, perhaps see a financial advisor, take responsibility for your own actions.

If the New Moon falls into the 4th house, you might find your concerns are around home- how secure, stable and comfortable you feel, whether you feel that past conditioning is somehow holding you back from what you want to do now. Maybe home is draining your energy rather than replenishing it. Consider any quick improvements you can make, perhaps read up on feng shui to see how you can improve the flow of positive energy, maybe see a counsellor over family related problems. A quick fix might be a clean up or de-cluttering session!

What can you do over the next 28 days to change this situation? Are there any quick wins to be had? Think outside your normal boxes for this one, and reach out. If you’ve been neglecting friends- even your virtual ones- now is the time to make a little effort to stay in touch.

As for me? I’m waiting for those trawlers to come back into harbour- I know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow…