The New Moon of Aquarius conjunct the Sun on the 15th. Hey - just in case you didn't know this - when the Moon is full, it's directly opposite the Sun, so it's in the zodiac sign that is opposite where the Sun is. For example our last Full Moon was in Leo, opposite the Sun in Aquarius. And now that the Moon is New, it's in Aquarius and 'conjunct' the Sun (hiding / dark, not illuminated by the Sun from our perspective on Earth). So when the Moon is illuminated / full, this attunes us to the unconscious, the shadow, the reactions, the mystery of the emotional world. When it's new we have an opportunity for new space, for things not being illuminated. Darkness can be a relief.
What does the darkness of a New Moon make room for, in your life?
How can this space become a fruitful pause, a 'womb of transformation'?
Electricity of Aquarius.
Blasts of intuition.
Idea transfer / connection.
Make room for listening, make some silence for this.
Venus moves into Pisces - the universal, oceanic, expansive, boundary-dissolving water sign acting through the aesthetic, relational planet (The planets represent different aspects of our psyches). This Pisces energy is a great contemplation for the week where some people celebrate Eros.
Aquarius carries us to the soothing water at the end of the Zodiac (Pisces). You can invite in this Aquarius / Pisces love that knows forgiveness is as important as systemic justice!
PS I'm still in silence. How is your February? Where is the silence? When was the last time you attended to it, gave it room to breathe and work on you?
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Question - When do you give yourself permission to be in the dark?
Meditation - Turning toward darkness.
Assignment - The New Moon as a cue toward embracing whatever darkness exists for you right now. Instead of trying to make something new, just practice being inside darkness. What are its qualities? What does it feel like? What does it offer? How does it change if you aren't afraid of it?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Question - When do you feel most soft?
Meditation - Softness.
Assignment - What is soft in your life? As in materials, as in conditions, as in relationships, as in food. Where do you fall this week on the spectrum of hard / soft? When does your thinking solidify into hardness / get compacted from not enough water, when do you let it be hydrated and therefore sustaining life. Contemplate these conditions / ways of operating this week. Let Venus's (your ruling planet) move into Pisces hydrate your thinking.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Question - When do you let your ability to see all sides work for you?
Meditation - The twins / two sides.
Assignment - Gemini is depicted as twins, two sides, and often interested in everything, which can diffuse clarity and identity. But this week, notice how infused your thinking is with this seeing all sides, and let it be a strength. Gemini is a mutable sign, along with Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius. How does this changeability help you in your life? What changes might occur if you embraced it?
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Question - When do you connect to eating as nourishment?
Meditation - Food as nourishment.
Assignment - Practice eating meals while not doing anything else this week. You understand all of the emotional, historical, interconnected elements of food intuitively, so give yourself the gift of connecting to this knowing in the practice of eating. Don't look at your phone, don't read, just know that eating, nourishing your body, is a worthy, and essential task, in itself. Share this with others. Read Thich Nhat Hanh's How To Eat for more on this.
LEO (July 23-August 22)
Question - When do you notice the sensations of drinking liquids?
Meditation - Throat / Throat chakra
Assignment - Connect to your throat this week. Stay mindful of what happens in this area of your body. What do you take in through your throat? What do you put out through your throat. This area deserves more attention. So much information passes through this space / perceptive organ. Give it attention and care, especially while the Sun is in Aquarius, opposite your Sun.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
Question - When do you let yourself learn from plants?
Meditation - Plants as holders of wisdom.
Assignment - As Venus moves into Pisces, opposite your Sun, connect to this essential conversation between Earth and Water. Plants embody this relationship so well! What plants are in your life on a regular basis? Do you take care of any plants? How often do you listen to them? How often do you ask them about what they can show you? Talk to them. I'm not joking. See what they tell you. There's a world of knowing that exists there, that you intuitively understand as a Virgo. But you have to let yourself get weird enough to listen.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
Question - When do you create stillness in your life?
Meditation - Stillness.
Assignment - Air signs by nature move, desire to make connections of all kinds, which is a particular type of Air activity. When are you still? How might stillness help facilitate connections? How might it facilitate ease? Be still sometimes this week. As in, see how long you can let your body be in the same position, and notice what moves.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
Question - When do you ignore your intuition?
Meditation - Intuition as power.
Assignment - Scorpio's intuition is so present it can often be taken for granted. What are the cues you use to register when you are paying attention to your intuition, and when you are neglecting it? Thinking of it like a muscle can be helpful, something that thrives in being used! Pay attention to your body on a daily basis, even with something as simple as a question - how is my body feeling today? Even this gentle attention toward your body can help connect you to when you are attending to this gift of intuition you have. When you neglect it, your body sends you signals, but you have to pay attention enough to receive this information! It is sacred, give it permission to be sacred.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
Question - What feels like an adventure on a daily level?
Meditation - Connecting to adventure.
Assignment - Sagittarius loves adventure, and spontaneity, and there can be a tension here because in bodies, on Earth, we are subject to Earth rhythms, and so our bodies and practices need some level of consistency to thrive. So a question to attend to this week is, what are the adventures in the every day of your life? How can you infuse the daily with your own magic vitality by finding the adventure, by using your ability to see the adventure everywhere.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
Question - What do you believe in?
Meditation - Belief as fire.
Assignment - Write about what you believe in this week. Capricorn tends to be pragmatic and focused on existing conditions and purpose more than belief. Take some time to attend to belief, to notice what beliefs / assumptions are informing your behavior.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Question - What do you carry that is yours, what do you carry that is others?
Meditation - carrying pleasure.
Assignment - Meditate this week. Reflect during your birthday month, on what is yours and what is other's. Update what you are carrying. (Aquarius is a fixed sign, along with Taurus, Scorpio, and Leo, which all tend toward resisting updating in some way.) Meditate on pleasure, and let it offer you cues about what to carry and what to put down. How does it feel to carry pleasure? What would that even mean? Meditate on discerning what is yours, give yourself permission to hold just that.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Question - When do you make proclamations?
Meditation - proclaiming as power.
Assignment - It's not your tendency to proclaim, usually, but there is so much power here. You already have an intuitive sense of what feels 'right' to you, so speak it when necessary this week. Look for the opportunities for this kind of speech. Experiment with it even when it feels a bit awkward or not quite your typical way.