The new moon is at 7:07 pm EST tonight (Friday, Jan. 27, 2017) at 8 degrees of Aquarius.
I have to admit, I'm pretty tapped out. I've poured a lot of my energy into reading the news, protesting, calling, writing, and organizing, and it literally made me sick. The dark moon is the waning period ~3 days before the moon is new. These days are traditionally a time for rest, reflection and preparation before the fresh energy that comes with a new moon cycle. So not a time for heavy action -- hence, the exhaustion. I know others are feeling it too.
But the moon will be new tonight, and I'll be taking part in an Aquarian activity: Before The Wall, a concert that benefits Sapna and Women for Afghan Women. Aquarius is the sign of the Water Bearer. This sign of the zodiac gives life to the world by symbolically pouring water from a vessel that quenches the thirst of a community and washes away the old to make room for the new. Aquarius is future-oriented and concerned with freedom. This is a sign with a forward-thinking vision. Community leadership, activism, and art are all Aquarian in this way.
By the way, Meryl Streep has a fantastic Yod to Jupiter in Aquarius from her Sun-Uranus conjunction in Cancer and her Saturn in Virgo. This says that everything in her identity, all of her energy and hard work, is funneled towards an Aquarian set of beliefs about equality, individuality, freedom, and the future. Her speech at the Golden Globes this year set her apart and took direct aim at Trump's bigoted and hateful rhetoric. Her quote from Carrie Fisher, "Take your broken heart, make it into art," became a mantra for people who have been threatened by this administration, but continue to fight.
The chart for this moon features a trine between the two rulers of Aquarius: Saturn (the traditional ruler) and Uranus (the modern ruler). Yes, those of us who believe in equality and true freedom have a lot of work to do. But the upside is that we can use this time of limitation, of restriction, to finally break through those barriers and use this energy to build a better future instead. Saturn trine Uranus supports your structured, innovative work.
Where you have Aquarius in your chart, you have something unique to offer. How are you unlike the rest? This is your strength. It's the water that you pour onto your community. A new moon is time for a fresh start. Take what's been broken, and make it into the kind of art that only you could make.
As always, if you want a free copy of your chart, contact me here. Blessings for the new moon!