|new beginning by anne wipf|
Today we have multiple energies converging.
We have Venus (love, money, what we want) squaring Saturn (the wall).
Squares are tense aspects. With squares some tension is needed to stimulate action, but too much tension causes stress. The planets within us and outside of us are working at cross purposes - there are obstacles here.
In this case, and we have been building toward this all week, so this might not be something that happens today, but you might be feeling the stress of it today - this is the cold facts hitting us in the face via a lack of love, money or resources.
Now, the way through every Saturn problem is always time or work and most likely a combination of the two. The answer to whatever is happening now is never going to be a shortcut (so get that shortcut thing right out of your head right now).
Nothing is gained by closing our eyes or turning away. Not this time. There is a new beginning here. Find it.
We know there is a new beginning because at the same thing we have the New Moon in Aquarius!
I have been having trouble following the Moons because it is always so cloudy here I can never see them (we wouldn't be seeing the Moon today anyway, of course).
If you think about the symbol for Aquarius - the water bearer (although she is not actually carrying water, but water works for today's energy) - well, we could imagine that water being splashed right in our face - and yes, it is icy cold and no, she doesn't care that you just applied your mascara and have a meeting with your boss in 10 minutes.
Or maybe that water is washing something away so we can see some situation or person clearly now.
People think Aquarius represents independence (nope, that's Aries), but more accurately Aquarius represents individuality. There is a difference. Think about it. There is an independent spirit here, yes, but since Aquarius rules the 11th house of groups, it shows people bound together by a cause. So, in Aquarius we find a better way to work together so it benefits everyone or else we go our own way. These are the only two outcomes for Aquarius. Aquarius is the space in your chart where it's never going to work to follow the crowd just for the sake of fitting in.
Our rough, uncomfortable edges are there for a reason.
With the Sun and Moon meeting up in Aquarius today (where is 8 degrees Aquarius in your natal chart - there is a fresh start here) and with Saturn being the traditional ruler of Aquarius and Saturn having this lengthy conversation, first with Mars, and now with Venus, and with us heading into an eclipse season dealing with Aquarius - whatever is happening now isn't over - and that's probably a good thing because the situation requires adjustment, right? We have to fix this thing.
The great thing about that cold splash of water is we have rinsed the stars from our eyes. We might have to do this thing ourselves. Yes, that is most likely the way we will have to do it. This isn't forever, but for today we will have our own back. We will forgive ourselves for whatever the hell we avoided that got us here. We get a fresh start.
NEW MOON INTENTIONS
AFFIRMATION TIPS for your monthly New Moon: always make affirmations from a positive place (positive meaning both light hearted and certain) - write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud. Then release your attention from these things knowing that your intention is known. Know these things are already yours.
(I would recommend doing the intentions tomorrow - we'll have Mars in Aries by then and the energy of billions of people celebrating the newness of the Chinese Year of the Rooster)
We'll wake up Saturday morning with Mars in his home sign of Aries - this is great energy to get new stuff started (if it's very new and important - wait a day or so for that sliver of New Moon in the sky) and great energy to get old stuff done and also great energy to have a rip roaring fight. He will hang here until March 9th. We might want to pace ourselves.
Our Aries natal house gets a wake up call.
Aries suns and ascendants get - even more than usual - fired up! Aries is independent and Mars is uber-strong in this sign that he rules.
I take this as another signal whatever it is we have to do to get this train back on track, is up to us.