New Moon in Aquarius

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:14 AM central

Aquarius ConstellationThe new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening.

Void of Course

The Moon is considered Void of Course when it has passed through its last major aspect to a planet before entering into a new sign. This transitional time lends instability. Wishes made while the Moon is Void of Course will either not come to pass, or will not turn out as you imagined. This month the Moon will be Void of Course from 2:11 AM until 11:48 AM (central). So, wait to make your wishes until about noon central.

What to do

You have a narrow window from 11:49 AM until 1:14 PM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else.

Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Aquarius?

Wishes you might want to think about involve innovative ideas, long-range goals, interest in the good of your larger community, excitement, manifesting dreams, giving and receiving platonic love, fear of involvement, and health issues related to circulation, ankles and calves, cramps and spasms, and varicose veins. Try soaking your feet in a warm bath before you sit down to write. Consciously take an inventory of your physical body. This will ground you and focus your mind.

Something yummy

January is a good month for citrus fruits. If you want to add a little sparkle to dishes, use a zester or microplaner to combine equal measurements of lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit peels to kosher salt. Allow them to dry and then keep them in an air-tight container. Use these salts for anything that needs a little citrus — pasta, meats, even cookies. You can even use these to rim the glass of a margarita (drink responsibly)!


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