Each New and Full Moon I dig into lunar astrology to write my newsletter and to set the theme for the associated Turtle Journey. I am not an astrologer, but I have enjoyed learning about this one aspect of astrology. I share some of what I am discovering here, along with a bit of magic.
The theme I worked with for today’s New Moon in Aquarius is “rebel with a cause.” More than any past year, I am feeling a growing discontent with societal norms and an almost equal resistance to change. In the United States, which will experience its Pluto return later this month, the tension between the two feels oppressive.
The recent loss of two great rebels, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Thich Nhat Hanh, has me wondering who will lead us forward now. There are many who are “in charge” of things, but few who lead as they did with compassion and love when those qualities are so needed. Perhaps it is you. Today’s moon might help you see that.
Aquarius is an air sign, which might dampen the influence of the emotional moon, but concern for the group can drive pragmatic humanitarian action even if your heart stays home. While you are in your head, consider the circles you fit in with. What are the common ideals? What values does the group no longer align with but have been allowed to stand? What intentions can you set to change things for the better?
My go-to for spell work is my journal, and this thought-focused New Moon is an ideal time to do some writing magic. To get started, create a sacred space, which can be as simple as lighting a candle if you do so with intention. Then, in your journal, write about what is no longer serving the common good. List everything you desire to release from societal norms. When you have written as many as you can think of, turn the page and write about what would be better. What is your vision for an evolved humanity? When you are complete, sit for a moment, then read through your vision for a better world. Read it again, as if you were reading a news report – nothing but the facts. Read it one more time, and believe it is true. Close with gratitude for your sacred space.
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