New Moon in Aquarius
Molly Hall, About.com
The New Moon is exact -- Sun/Moon conjunction -- at 9:31 pm est (New York), February 2nd, 2011. Find your exact time with the World Clock Converter.
Sacred Vessel of Life
At this New Moon, the Sun and Moon -- the Lights -- are in Aquarius. Its symbol, the Waterbearer, holds a vessel of the eternal flow of life. On many Greek vessels, known as Amphora, circa 520-510 BC, the Great Mother was depicted with the Water of Life and Wisdom to humanity.(1)
At the New Moon, we are deluged with fresh water of life and wisdom. This is freeing, and Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, keeps each of us, and humanity from stagnating in murky pools, or from where the flow of life has been intentionally dammed up.
The New Moon brings an infusion of these waters, to purify for a FRESH feeling. Frequency watchers like James Gilliland of ECETIare saying there's an intense purification underway, and a raising of the vibration. He says it has to do with the entire solar system's move into a highly energetic point in space. This upgrade is sparking whole countries awake, with the passion for a better life.
It's a shocking transition, but in the end, is meant to keep humanity and Earth moving toward its destiny. In a recent (Feb 1st) update, he writes, "Shifting ones assets into the awakening and healing process, helping others and the environment is the only path left for those who have amassed great wealth at the expense of humanity and the Earth."
Many Different Frequencies
A key to Aquarius is that it's picking up fixed currents that are personal, as well as the vibes of the whole. We get to partake in this when historic events underway are on our minds, while we hold our individual lives together.
In The Complete Book of Spiritual Astrology by Per Henrik Gullfoss , he writes of Aquarius' mission, as one of bringing higher vibes down of conception, to the slower dimension of manifestation. "Their consciousness must learn to handle the pressure from many different frequencies at one time, and if it is not able to do this, to be more or less torn apart."
River Flowing Now Very Fast
The influx of frequencies at this New Moon can make us feel like we're on the cosmic stretching machine. It recalls the Hopi Prophecy, and the call to trust in this as a natural process.
There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
Erratic, Revolutionary Aquarius
With Mars right there, also in Aquarius, there's raw firepower behind whatever drives compel us. It's sure to be super stimulating, with sudden urges to bolt, leap or break free from constraints. The Moon's trine to Saturn (Libra) however, is a stabilizer.
Saturn is the other ruler of Aquarius, and this trine in air signs is a chance to quickly re-order anything, for greater balance. If there's a cry for freedom, Saturn adds dignity to the scene, and raises the possibility that change will be purposeful and civil.
Other aspects add to the sense of quickening, and the need to be flexible, and light on your feet. There's a lot of force in this New Moon, hinting at a rhythm of being quickly scuttled toward your intention. It's a great time to focus on your highest goals, or clear the way for them to come through (if you're not sure what they are).
Create a New Moon Collage! Get swept up in the excitement of change, while being clear about your visions. Thinking of this time as historic and an adventure reframes it entirely. I like what one of my teachers Dr. Christine Page says about Aquarius, in her book 2012 and the Galactic Center. She writes, "As we stand poised between worlds, it is a time to remember our eternal nature and the fact that we were all probably here on this planet twenty-six thousand years ago, during the last great shift."
She continues, "Each of us is unique; each of us carries a specific part of the jigsaw. It is time to put the final pieces into our own personal puzzle, and together we travel through the wormhole into the heart of the Great Mother and beyond. What a wonderful time to be alive!"
1. From God Herself, the Feminine Roots of Astrology, by Geraldine ThorstenAstrology About.com