by JESSICA DAWN
〰️ Honoring individuality 〰️
This current New Moon cycle in Aquarius evokes inspiration! Aquarius is masterful at offering a new way of looking at things, so expect the unexpected. We have an opportunity to finally play the game a bit differently, with potentially more clarity, vision, and awareness gained. We’ve been on a long journey, and much has been learned. Aquarius is classically the “fruits of our labors” after the work has been put forth. It’s the reaping of what we’ve sown, potential fully realized and expressed.
Aquarius lifts us, awakens us, rocks the boat, shocks us out of complacency, and inspires change. So, come as you are and welcome a little luck on your side. It’s a get-out-of-jail-free card and time to skip ahead into more expansive horizons!
This week, on January 24th, Uranus (the ruling planet of Aquarius) moves out of its four-month retrograde and says farewell to its year-long stay it has been in with the North Node of the Moon. These two won’t come together again for a conjunction for fifteen years and in an entirely different sign. Uranus is the “Great Awakener,” and the North Node of the Moon represents our forward instinct towards actualizing our Destiny ~ in Taurus, this has been about the past year cultivating what an ideal future would feel like, what it is you value most, what is most important for survival?
Taurus is about individual comfort and pleasure, and we have each been looking at what that means to us. We’ve had the opportunity to not only receive the visions of what it could be, but within all the deeply personal work we’ve each done, it has allowed us to embody deeper potentials necessary to actualize the future we want. We have had many opportunities to make peace in the body and to heal our relationship with it as the vessel that carries us through this life.
Of all the dimensions within this life that we exist in, the body reminds us that we are in a mortal dance with time. Like the sands in an hourglass, there is a finite moment where it stops until it is turned again. So now, as Uranus moves direct in Taurus, we are gifted more time to grasp the blessing that is life in a body and to take the time to value it and the worldly experience and all its material treasures, as they simply represent our hearts and spirits manifested.
Venus makes her yearly conjunction with Saturn on January 22nd ~ the Grandfather Karma archetype and the Lover of Life come for a short reset of responsibility, and their meeting proposes big questions. “Are you being the change you want to see in this world?” “Are you being in your potential to the best of your ability?” “Are you putting all of your heart and soul into it?” A few weeks later, right around St. Valentines Day, Venus will spend a few nights in the embrace of Neptune, and the answers to these questions may be revealed in unimaginable and even magical ways as few symbols expose what’s truly in the heart quite like a meeting of Venus and Neptune.
2023 promises to be an extraordinary year of significant life-impacting culminations and finalizations. We are witnessing the end of outdated systems and the implementation of more progressive structures to support us through this epic time of expansion we are now entering. Both within and without, it is happening. But first, before the rebuild, the crumbling of what was is falling. After fifteen years, Pluto changes signs this year, transiting the last degrees of Capricorn into the first degrees of Aquarius. These are both highly socially focused archetypes representing the structures and the definitions that we, as humanity, have created and bound within – the social constructs.
However, there is a personal level as well to these signs. Capricorn takes us deep within to the archetype of our sense of personal power and authority, or sovereign self. Our capacity, our contribution. This is the healing work that we are each involved in now. We each deserve to feel fulfilled in our ability, to be valued by what we uniquely offer, to know that we are provided for through it and by it and that we are worthy of its provision.
We all have something powerful to give. Capricorn represents the cycle of life that has reached its peak of performance and now provides as a whole – to the whole. Capricorn is the provider through its own realized inner resources. Imagine a world where we each are valued for what we can naturally give, and having it sustains us.
Aquarius, on a personal level, represents the unique and individual essence and genius within each one of us. The creative quality is driven by inspiration and exists to be expressed and experienced in its uniqueness. It is our individuality, and it is meant to contribute to the tapestry of humanity as a gift to bring more possibility. Unity in diversity; honoring individuality as humanity is the ultimate aim that these archetypes represent on a collective social level. They provide the potential that we could get there.
As we all reach greater towards our individual potential and heart, so does the social structure that we make up. Yes, of course, there is always resistance that we will face. The old and the new are in a continuous confrontation, but growth and evolution persist. And our creative human potential is grand.
May you count your blessings as many as stars in the sky.
Saturday, January 21
New Moon in Aquarius
As the Sun and New Moon at the first degrees of Aquarius both just passed over Pluto at the end of Capricorn, this new initiative incubating has a lot to do with deeper core issues that likely have surfaced into greater awareness. We are being guided to access greater personal power and self-awareness.
The yearly meeting of the Sun with Pluto unearths some hidden truths (and potentially deep personal confrontations), and with the New Moon joining the two, we are being escorted into the under-realms. There is treasure there. Return with it, and all will be on course as we proceed into the creative waxing phase of the Aquarius New Moon cycle.
Some keywords for this lunar cycle are; vision, gaining perspective and clarity, releasing the past, progressing forward, rapid acceleration and growth, creative expansion, objective awareness, and unity in diversity.
Sunday, January 22
Moon in Aquarius
Every year when Venus returns to Saturn, we get a reset in the aspect of our psyche that is connected to how we love and relate. This reset specifically describes how honest, responsible and mature we are in dealing with such matters – love and bonding. A return of a planet to another is an end of an entire cycle and the beginning of a new one. Now, it’s not like a reset button gets pushed and all is done. No, there is work to be done. Saturn holds us to this.
Today the Moon in Aquarius joins Venus’s annual conjunction with Saturn. Imagine Venus in council with the Great Elder after returning from a long personal Hero’s Journey of the heart. Mistakes have been made. Victories have been won. The heart has hurt, and the heart has grown.
It’s a time for constructive judgment and proper assessment of what is and has been. It’s a time where facing reality and ourselves and accepting corrections will assure strength for the new journey ahead that is about to begin once Venus leaves this meeting of reckoning. Saturn always grants us exactly what we have earned. There are no shortcuts on the path of integrity and honor—only effort, discipline, and devotion. Saturn is here now to remind us of this.
Monday & Tuesday, January 23-24
Moon in Pisces
These days the Moon in Pisces will square Mars in Gemini and conjunct Neptune in Pisces.
Now that Mars is moving direct out of its long retrograde, the personal will to move forward is building in each of us. To proceed with purpose, direction, and clarity amidst all the chaos and the burden of powerlessness that still exist in this highly unpredictable and crumbling world we live in. There is tumultuous terrain, but many of us are more equipt through all that we have been through. We’ve gained valuable skills and tools to assist on the path forward.
Sometimes we need to sail right into the fog and trust that we will be guided in our navigation and beyond our compass! Uranus has turned direct. Hold on to your sails!
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, January 25-27
Moon in Aries
Moon in Aries days can lift us and set us on an inspiring new course. With the Moon in its waxing phase, we can use these few days with the Moon conjunct Jupiter and Chiron in Aries to harness courage and stand up and take action towards something that is dearly important to you to create.
Emotional triggers and anger can be easily instigated here, so discretion and grace are advised. However, those are two things that Aries has a challenging time with, so best to come prepared!
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