Friday, December 30, 2016

Aquarius New Moon for January 27/28, 2017--Crow of the Rooster


In 2017, the Chinese New Year begins earlier than usual. I guess we can expect the Year of the Rooster (not that I know much about Chinese Astrology) to push us forward. 

I remember a Year of the Rooster back in the 1990s where my friends and I joked, "If you snooze, you lose." And I have a feeling that this saying also goes for the Year of the Rooster in 2017. 

This is because we hail in this New Year during the Aquarius New Moon that falls on January 27, at least in my part of the world.

Now, let's first look at the Sign Aquarius before breaking down the transits in the Moon Chart. As many of you know, Aquarius is the sign of the rebel and revolutions. It's the sign for innovations and looking towards a future that resembles the modern French ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity (which we'll change to "humanity"). And 2017 marks a time of people shouting for justice. It also marks a year of many surprises coming to us out of left field. Doors open and then they close during a blink of an eye. Those people who normally hesitate and have to think everything through before making a choice will lose out in 2017.

I see two images. One is the wheel of fortune from the Tarot deck. It's spinning fast and if you want to succeed, you must grab the hub of the wheel and hang on. The other image I have is the French Revolution, not to say that we necessarily need to resort to violent overthrows. In fact, I wouldn't advise that old route. We must make a commitment to quiet and peaceful revolutions such as not supporting big banks, or engaging so heavily in consumerism, or filling the car with gas (look for alternative transportation).

Remember those wacky volunteer simplicity types? They are going to inspire us in 2017 and we will no longer see them as wacky but as teachers. Stepping out of the matrix is the name of the game and you can't have your cake and eat it too. And it doesn't matter how many times someone quotes Marie Antoinette. It's a revolutionary year, baby. And the energies I'm picking up are people making a commitment to change instead of expecting someone else to pick up the baton.

Okay, so let's break down the New Moon Chart. The first thing I notice is the Cardinal T-Cross with Jupiter at 22 Libra, Pluto at 17 degrees Capricorn conjunct Mercury at 15 degrees Capricorn and Uranus/Ceres at 20 Aries. Now, this is a tight T-Cross and it has some heavy players, meaning three outer planets are taking each other to the carpet. And they are all transiting in pushy Cardinal Signs.

I've already written extensively on this "revolutionary" T-Cross. Jupiter of course, wants peace and justice and so does Uranus in Aries (except this planet provides fighting energy), and then Pluto represents the establishment we are transforming through grassroots efforts.

This chart does not let Mutable Signs off the hook. A Triple Conjunction of Venus, Mars, and Chiron in Pisces square Saturn in Sagittarius. And for me, this has the same message as the Cardinal T-Cross. Except now we're looking at deep wounds possibly around sexuality and choices we make in that regard. Aquarius often represents androgyny as well as, equality between the sexes. Think of early Communist China where the women and men dressed the same as they were all considered comrades to the revolution. But Saturn in Sagittarius is holding on tight to the established order while younger energies (such as Millennials and Post-Millennials) butt up against the system.

And you can't really blame them when they are the ones who inherit the mess of climate change, broken economies, and a consumer culture run amok. They inherit financial and other types of debt. And the worse thing is that many of these younger folks have passion, drive, inspiration, and the intelligence (not to mention soul intelligence) to transform how we live on Planet Earth. So it will be interesting to see how the Aquarius New Moon (which launches 2017) will set the tone for the year. We also must remember that the North Node moves into Leo in May and this means that eclipses take place in Aquarius and Leo for the next year and a half.

Now, there is a lovely sextile between the Pisces Triple Conjunction (Venus, Mars, and Chiron) and Pluto/Mercury. And I believe that we will hear a lot from the Millennials. And this will cause us older folks to head back to our roots to find the original wound that requires healing now (Chiron). Venus and Mars often represent young men and women. I think of the moon as representing older women and I think of Saturn as representing older people (male and female). Mercury represents how we use our brains and when it's conjunct Pluto, we're doing our share of powerful and transformational thinking. But even better than thinking is getting in touch with our heart or heart path (Triple Conjunction in Pisces).

Saturn is in flowing aspects with Uranus and Jupiter. First, Saturn forms a Fire Trine with Uranus (which is on-going in 2017) so this brings us passion and enthusiasm. Then Saturn sextiles Jupiter. And since Jupiter is Sagittarius' planet and Saturn is in Sagittarius, this brings up scenarios around foreign relations, higher education, the higher mind, justice (as in the legal profession), and travel.

 Aries--Tone it down a bit. We hear your message but Jupiter in Libra asks you to expand on peace through meditation and contemplation.

Taurus--The Aquarius New Moon is not your cup of tea, but it can get you out of a rut. Try a different type of food this cycle. Or go on an amazing trip in which you see the world through a new perspective. Step out of your comfort zone.

Gemini--You want to take the intellectual route by gathering information through research. But why don't you get in touch with your emotional side and develop compassion?

Cancer--You want to run and hide because revolutions are not your thing. However, wouldn't you like to see everyone have food in their stomach that's not GMO and a roof over their heads? Wouldn't you like to see children living in safe places, as opposed to dealing with bullies? There are different kinds of revolutions and you get to choose one to join.

Leo--Aquarius people often leave out the uniqueness of an individual finding that too selfish. So, Leo, it's up to you to combine humanitarianism with authenticity. Put your signature on it.

Virgo--You're another sign who doesn't care for revolutionary energy or Aquarius in particular. But focus on the service side of humanitarianism. And those advocate groups could also use a good bookkeeper and organizer.

Libra--You're on board the peace train and you promote justice and equality. But you feel nervous when people seem to get off balance and spout negative ideals or beliefs. Your motto is to keep it really peaceful. And you're right, of course.

Scorpio--Please don't spread conspiracy theories or start new ones. It doesn't help us to focus on the dark ones behind the curtain. Besides, there's always something going on behind the scenes. Use your laser focus and compassion to heal your community or part of the world. Spread compassion, instead of fear.

Sagittarius--This chart features that wonderful Saturn-Jupiter sextile which causes your feet to itch and your heart to go restless. You want to travel and it is a good time for a diplomacy trip.

Capricorn--You feel attacked from all sides. First, you have Pluto and Mercury in your sign which causes you to think bullies are coming out of every sidewalk crack. And then Uranus in Aries is demanding that you join a revolution. Meanwhile, Jupiter asks you to ride the peace train. Aye!

Aquarius--This moon begins the next New Moon cycle for you. Set your intentions for the next moon cycle. What would you like to contribute to the world?

Pisces--Wow, with Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Chiron in your sign, you are receiving mixed messages about your sexuality and sex. You are also reconsidering your values and separating those values from your parents. Who are you, Pisces?

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