New moon is in Aquarius, at 19 degrees, this morning on February 8th, 2016. To understand what this new moon signifies, let’s examine the symbol of Aquarius. Aquarius energy is about group consciousness. The invisible network of humanity that contains its own mind, its own consciousness. Like comparing the vast network that is our brain, all the little connections that our brain cells make to one another, the group mind operates in a similar fashion, us humans acting like little brain cells for the collective mind that is humanity or perhaps even life itself.
Aquarius is generally represented as the rebel, activist, and the one who electrifies and shakes up the status quo. I think if we look deeper we begin to realize that even though it may look like Aquarians like to bend and break the rules, they are really adhering to a greater rule book, tapping into the collective needs, understanding the subtle strands that interweave, helping maintain the health of an organism of which we as individuals make up its individual parts.
With this new moon being squared by Mars in Scorpio, we are being faced with the unconscious or fearful ways in which we act to separate ourselves from the group, like rebel cells causing mayhem in the body. For various reasons, fear of not being accepted, judgement of other individuals, not wanting to conform, not wanting to be lost in the masses and becoming a blind sheep with all autonomy and uniqueness swallowed up, hatred of self, projected onto humanity, “I hate everyone, I’d do better without anyone”. Aquarius is about the uniqueness of the individual, but in the sense of playing a distinctive part that benefits the whole. I think too often, we reject our eccentricities and thus our gifts, we want to be different because we want to be remembered and known as someone special, but we silently scorn the weirdness in others, because we fear that there is not space for our strangeness, our individual vision.
This Aquarius new moon marks a cycle in which we are re-remembering that our individual visions is what is needed to dream this world into being. We have been too busy, rejecting what is wrong with the world. This new moon heralds a shift of perspective, with Mars in Scorpio giving us a chance to now focus on what we as separate beings really desire, for each of us to spend the time imagining and feeling into what it is we desire, could be an image, a scene, lifestyle, emotion, in order to create a collective vision that works for all. Take the time to draw, write, and/or contemplate what you really want out of life. With Aquarius traditional ruler, Saturn in Sagittarius, it is important to bring consciousness to the way we allow so called realities, rules, and beliefs we’ve internalized about “how the world works” and about ourselves, to hold back our imagination of what is possible and what we could possible conceive into being. Thinking I would need, x y and need to be z in order to get what I want, how do we know that has to be true, just because that’s how the world has operated in the past or people perpetuate that reality, does not mean it must be so. Let yourself envision a reality beyond what you’ve ever dared allowed yourself to hope was possible, only then do we have the chance to create a new world that can more readily value our individual visions, as it is up to each of us to value the importance of our own deepest longings and visions for all.