New Moon in Aquarius
Artist: Josephine Wall
INDIVIDUALITY – RIGHT ACTION – SOWING SEEDS
We have a New Moon in Aquarius:
UK – 28 January 00.07am
EU - 28 January 01.07am
USA - 27 January 19.07pm
AUS - 28 January 11.07am
NZ - 28 January 13.07pm
AQUARIUS - I Know / I belong
Picture copyright: Polly Menendez
Aquarius represents truth, science, altruism, hope, ideals, inspiration, new ideas, associations, friendships/community, inventions, eccentricity, electronic media, computing, Astrology, anything unusual, New Age interests and Humanitarian pursuits. The sign of the Visionary, Aquarius sees the bigger picture and takes action. Freedom is important to Aquarius. Aquarius rules the ankles, lower legs, circulatory system, veins, arteries (esp. hardening of), spasms and cramps.
Other Energies and influences
On the mass consciousness level, there has been so much unsettled energy since the new prez took up office. Folks are already being so easily manipulated, they are fighting with each other on social media about it all, and this is exactly what ‘They’ want. A divided people makes it so easy to manipulate and control people. You are playing right into their hands. Stop arguing about it and do something about it.
The transition between the outgoing Year of the Monkey and the incoming Rooster was tricky at times. Over the next week or so the energies will settle down and we will begin to work with the better energies in this Rooster year.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Year of the Fire Rooster
Yin – Red – Fire - Rooster
What we can expect for the Fire Rooster year (Jan 2017-Feb 2018):
Courage – Enthusiasm – Hard work – Friendship - Flamboyance
You are a Rooster if you were born in:
1909. 1921. 1933. 1945. 1957. 1969. 1981. 1993. 2005.
Although this is your year Roosters, it could be challenging at times for you.
The resilient Rooster.
The Rooster’s motto is “I know better.”
Rooster positive energies:
Forthright, brave, enthusiastic, loyal, hardworking, tenacious, resilient, adventurous, meticulous, prompt, astute, well-dressed, proficient, down-to-earth, gregarious, communicative, sensible, generous, charming, ebullient and terminally witty.
Rooster shadow energies:
Cranky, fussy, vain, self-involved, blindly egotistical, over-zealous, pretentious, materialistic, grabby, high-handed, cynical, mercurial, self-absorbed, and quixotic as hell.
The Fire Rooster = Complexity and passion. Fire Rooster is volatile, craving confrontation, and rushes in feet first. Rooster thrives on exaltation. Roosters are excited and involved in everything. Sameness and lack of challenge create boredom and depression.
In China, the Rooster is associated with the five virtues; fortune, courage, goodness, confidence and military honour.
The Chinese people say that this year people will be more polite and less stubborn, but they will have the tendency to complicate things.
As Asian people see it, the year 2017 is a year dominated by the orientation towards progress, honour and maximum integrity, with people learning to temper their ardor.
The above information gives us all pointers to work with, it shows us what we can aim towards and what we need to avoid in ourselves and others.
When I tuned in to Rooster I was told:
- 2017 is the year to be seen.
- Show yourself to others and the world.
- Enhance your image or have a make-over so that you can confidently strut your stuff like Rooster.
- Try public speaking or singing – join a choir or group.
- Be prepared to work hard this year, as it will definitely pay off in the near future.
- Stay away from those operating out of ego and avoid being drawn into gossip or slander.
- Channel passionate energy in the right way – use it creatively (or in the bedroom).
- Stay away from online debates that end up nowhere but a cloud of negativity.
- Speak up for yourself as Rooster brings you the confidence to do this.
- Maintain your integrity and keep your standards high at all times.
- Use laughter and humour to diffuse difficult situations.
- Be kind to everyone and especially yourself.
- Be generous with your time and attention, there is always enough time to just stop and be fully present, especially for someone who really needs it.
And if you have a wobble, don’t worry, one squirt of our Red Rooster Spray Mist will get you back on track. It contains organic Flower & Vibrational Essences (and channelled energies) combined with essential oils. It is fantastically supportive and fills your aura with positivity.
You can find it here: http://www.theapothecarygarden.org
To find out how your animal sign will be affected, the Feng Shui Store has some good info; http://www.fengshuistore.co.uk/2016-chinese-animal-predictions Scroll down as they are towards the end of the page.
NEW MOON in Aquarius
For me this New Moon is the true start to our New Year. It is when everything starts to come into alignment (New Moon / Imbolc / Chinese New Year).
The New Moon in Aquarius asks us to be individual thinkers, to be free thinking people not sheeple. Aquarius cares about humanity, and as the water bearer, Aquarius wants to pour soothing waters in troubled areas, to wash away hurts and pain and wants us all to join together in doing this. Yet Aquarius is an air sign, so encourages us to use our intellect in finding ways that we can join together and help our communities - locally, nationally and globally. The media are determined to herd us in one way, don’t be fooled by this. Aquarius activates thinking outside the box; it celebrates uniqueness and different ways of doing things. Who needs help in your community? How can you do something about it?
Aquarius is also the Visionary. Tune into the higher aspect of your mind to receive higher-level information and creative ideas about how we can all move forward together.
Artist: Wendy Andrew
And it is Imbolc, the celebration of Spring, welcoming the return of the Spring Maiden and all the magick She will sow. We are entering the time of sowing seeds – what seeds will you be sowing this year?
Imbolc is a time of new beginnings. The light is returning stronger each day, the Sun is getting warmer and soon the Earth will warmly welcome the seeds we want to plant. Imbolc is a celebration of fertility (in many different ways).
IMBOLC NEW MOON RITUAL
Copyright: E.Yule 2017
You will need:
- Pale green candle/s (representing Spring growth) and/or white candle/s
- Notebook, paper and pen
- Snowdrops (a picture will do if you haven’t got any)
- Holy Water (this can be sacred water that you have made)
- White cloth
- Swan feather (or picture)
- A piece of your artwork or your favourite piece of art
- Some beautiful music
- Seed packets (this ritual will bless them)
Find a place and time where you cannot be disturbed by anyone.
Turn all ‘phones off.
Start playing the lovely music softly in the background.
Lay out your white cloth – this is your altar cloth.
Position the candles (they may direct you to where they want to go).
Now add the other items – let them ‘tell’ you where they want to be placed on the cloth – take your time doing this.
When everything is in its place, light the candles in a sun-wise fashion (clockwise).
Anoint your forehead, lips, throat and the centre of the palm of your hands with the Holy Water. (Cleansing yourself and Blessing yourself).
Sit comfortably, and looking at the candle flames, focus on your breathing. Take a few deep breaths and breathe right down into your belly. Focus on your beautiful belly for a few moments, (your belly is your Cauldron of Creativity, the place from whence all things are born).
As you relax deeper into the breath, call in Bridget/Bridie to assist you in your Ritual. When you feel Her energy get ready to write in your notebook.
She may give you direct guidance, or you may want to write your New Moon/New Year manifestation list, all that you wish to manifest over the coming year. Take your time doing this.
When you have finished writing, take the Swan feather and stroke it over each page that you have written. Ask for Bridget/Bridie’s blessing on all that you grow and manifest this year.
Now tap the Swan feather three times on each packet of seeds (this awakens and activates the seeds) and once again ask for Bridget/Bridie’s blessing on all that you grow and manifest this year.
Sit and enjoy the lovely energy and see if there are any more messages coming through for you.
When you feel the energy ‘cooling’ down or fading, give thanks and then send the light of each candle out to someone or somewhere in need (don’t just snuff them out) and see each prayer going up on the smoke to the Creator.
Keep your notebook/New Moon-New Year list on your altar where it cannot be seen by anyone else. (You can roll your New Moon/New Year list into a scroll, tie it with a pale green ribbon and keep it on your Altar).
May all the seeds that you sow blossom and grow.
Original Imbolc Ritual copyright Elly Yule © 2017
Another thing that you can do at Imbolc is to burn any old greenery still hanging around from Yule, along with herbs you didn’t use that are past their best. This is burning away the old year and using the ash to fertilise the new year, as you can put the ash from this fire in your flowerbeds – your Roses especially will appreciate this.
This Aquarius New Moon invites us to stand up for our rights, to refuse to be manipulated or have any more of our freedom taken away from us. To stand up for Mother Earth and fight if we have to, to keep Her safe and healthy. Aquarius is about change, and everything is changing. People are not stupid, they can see through the bullsh*t of politicians and the media. Make the most of it trumpster; the Emperor’s New Clothes are already revealing the ugly truth underneath.
By joining forces we, the People, can bring about innovative, positive change for all our relations. This is the perfect year to join a cause that you are passionate about and to use peace as the way forward, just look at how powerfully those brave peace protestors at Standing Rock were able to make the world wake up and realise what is going on. Sisters and Brothers it is time for us to unite, if we are to save our planet and humanity’s plight.
Gong Xi Fa Cai! and New Moon Blessings to y’all, So Mote It Be
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