Daily Astro: January 27, 2017 {On New Moons and Belonging}

Happy New Moon in Aquarius joining Aquarius Sun! And Happy Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster! Whoa, boy. 

Image via: Oceans Waves and Happy Days on Tumblr
Image via: Oceans Waves and Happy Days on Tumblr

If you’re still reeling from all of that emotional Venus and Pisces action, hang on tight. More about that in a few.

As we all know, time waits for no one. And right now, time is throwing us headlong into Aquarius.

Aquarius means you might feel a strong need to belong. At the same time, you might feel a desire for things to change, especially in collective society. Aquarius really like to shake up the status quo and…

You likely feel inclined to be more authentic in public.

So you can’t just sign up for a group and say you belong! Your group needs to consist of people you can tear off your masks and let loose with. AND it has to be a group who’s taking strides to make a better world – however you define better world.

That might sound like an impossible task. But it can play out in small ways. For example, I’ve got astrology friends on Twitter who are censored on Facebook. When I click on their Facebook links, I get a message saying their page doesn’t exist. This makes me want to support my astro friends any way I can. That’s Aquarius energy!

That can occur in loud ways, or it can happen in natural, everyday ways. Personally I like to keep the pressure on the down-low, as my focus is calling me toward more harmony. But there’s certainly a time and place to make a ruckus, as my Scorpio self has enjoyed for many years.

“Sometimes we need to shout out the truth, march, protest, do whatever is necessary to protect the lives of others.” – Jack Kornfield

Now for the emotional stuff, which you might be tempted to shove aside, ignore, or escape from. Venus in Pisces square Saturn poses some harsh reality checks. You might see a lot of flaws lately, especially yours, such as your self-image, your finances, your love life….

The problem arises when we project our embarrassing, shameful shadow self onto others to avoid our own self. That can create a whole complicated, unlovely mess in relationships. Abella Arthur has an excellent post on exactly this called, Life Skills: Who do you know that’s controlling, critical, bitchy, flaky, fat?

Relationship patterns are magnified now, and we can’t ignore them. Saturn is putting the pressure on for a make or break decision. Maybe you’re considering ending a relationship, or making a deeper commitment.

Astrologist Armand Diaz encourages us to only make that decision if it’s something we know we really, really want. Otherwise, tell that decision you’ll need to take a raincheck. Why? Because what we decide now will likely stick, and we’ll need to follow through with the consequences.

So, be cautious what you decide. Be careful what you say to others this weekend. And allow those emotions to come, and to go. They’ll do what they need to do, and pass if we allow them to flow.

Love and light, everyone!

Other Planetary Energies

Saturn trine Uranus: Innovative breakthroughs, and authentic changes especially for your career and social structures come easy now.

Saturn square Chiron: You’ll be pushed to grow up! through taking responsibility, practical self-care, staying objective, and releasing the past. Watch for self-punishing behavior.

Uranus Pluto Square: Breaking down behavior patterns and social structures with righteous anger marks this beautiful energy. But it can also create chaos and anxiety…. Let go of the old and the dead.

Jupiter square Pluto: Facing and overcoming your fears with deep insight is a little easier at this time. Just watch for cynicism, narcissism and dwelling on those fears.

Jupiter opposes Uranus: Watch for technology overwhelm or attention deficit disorder. But technology can foster healthy revolutions, as long as it’s in balance.

Jupiter in Libra: We’re evolving and growing this year primarily through relationships and social connections – believe it or not!

[Aquarius Sun, Aquarius New Moon, Mars in Aries until March 9, 2017, Venus square Saturn, Saturn in Sagittarius, Saturn square Chiron until end of 2017, Saturn trine Uranus until end of 2017, Uranus in Aries, Uranus Pluto Square until May 2017, Jupiter opposes Uranus until Oct 2017, Jupiter in Libra until Oct 2017, Jupiter square Pluto until Aug 2017, Pluto in Capricorn; Venus, Neptune and Chiron in Pisces]

Elizabeth, also known as Intuitive Fish, is a healthy vegan mama living in the Pacific Northwest. Her life mission involves researching the esoteric arts, guiding souls along their awakening path, and contributing to a world of humans doing what they love. She’s available for readings and counseling, and would love to be your friend on social media.