Happy New Moon Star Cruisers!
I am SCREAMING this at top of my lungs.
The February 18 New Moon is remarkable. According to tropical astrologers it falls in Aquarius at 29 degrees 59 minutes. This means the moon is literally one minute from entering into the Pisces constellation. This NEVER happens, or maybe it does every 50,000 years or so, but this certainly hasn’t occurred in modern history: this moon is one of a kind on incomprehensible levels.
So I’ve consulted the Aquarian Tarot deck on how we can best utilize the energy of this spectacularly unique lunation cycle over the next two weeks, asking:
What energy is best for the world to connect with at this new moon?
ANSWER: Eight of Pentacles reversed
This answer is pretty cut and dry: finish what you started. Hammer away, complete, attain mastery.
Eight of Pentacles reversed simplicity is welcome in the complex climate of this new moon.
FIRST, There’s a distinct correlation with the message of Eight of Pentacles reversed and the deep Mercury Retrograde cycle we’ve just experienced, which took place between January 21 to February 11.
That Mercury Retrograde period was straight up painful in its confrontation of psychological shadow issues, the ferreting out of real reasons behind perceived life stagnancy.
A lot of blockages dealt with were old and way past expiration date: childhood issues, contexts inherited from parents/family lines, karmic residue from previous lifetimes, mind-goo cleared years ago, like “Really? Didn’t I deal with this already?!” kinda vibe.
Eight of Pentacles is Sun in Virgo; Virgo is ruled by Mercury. Eight numbers in the Tarot are associated with the planet Uranus; Uranus rules Aquarius, the star sign in which the recent Mercury Retrograde cesspool of reevaluation madness took place.
Uranus is revolution. Virgo is the opposite of revolution. Virgos keep things in order. They are entrenched in pragmatic earth matters associated with the sixth house, so Virgins thrive in organization, strong/established systems of structure, schedules, routine, health, body maintenance and medical matters.
Eight of Pentacles reversed here is giving two distinct messages: “Fu@k your plan!” and “Stick to the plan!”.
If you did NOT shed the weight of darkside whackness during Mercury Retro, then fu@k your plan. Instead, get organized on how to rework life to amplify authenticity. The past is so over, don’t live in it any longer.
If you are now, in this moment, revitalized to the maximum and ready to take action on long-held dreams considered impossible for years, just waiting for the gun to pop off so you can sprint towards the finish line then... Stick to the plan and GO!
SECOND, as discussed above, this new moon is ONE MINUTE from Pisces, meaning it blends into this star sign. So basically we’ve got two weird, prominent lunar energies happening at once. New moons are all about fresh starts and this is a whopper of a life beginning Dude!
Neptune rules Pisces and he’s a mighty strange planet. Pisces is represented by two fish, but Neptune is actually the ocean. It’s vast, arcane. The ocean houses the totality of the universe in its depths. Pisces is lord of the 12th zodiacal house of spirituality, film, art, creativity, mental institutions, near-death experiences, past lives.
With Uranus (Aquarius) and Neptune (Pisces) merging TOGETHER, we get: ELECTRIC BIZARRE. Think pre-Ottoman Empire bazaar circa 5AD in Byzantine Constantinople. This particular bazaar marketplace caters to fire breathers, circus performers, shamans, alchemists, herbal healers, philosophers and scientists who are doing way advanced sh*t for the day (like building helicopters out of birchwood bark and fish bone). When this far out there group of innovators share wares with another, they in turn revolutionize each individual’s craft. EVERY visit to this bazaar catapults progress decades ahead. This is a marketplace where each shopper manifests visions; imagination becomes real, palpable.
SO, is it clear how important it is to pay attention to mundane Eight of Pentacles (Sun in Virgo) matters while all this weird, novel sh*t is going on?
Evolution is happening swift. Advance is now, as we speak, and more’s funneling through fast.
Be a Boss on your Electric Bizarre game! Flex that strategy! Or dump the weight and try again so you can keep up with the lightning fast sprint.
Our previous full moon on February 3 (read all about that lunation cycle here, it’s still relevant) was rich with gusto, courage, confidence, bravado. Pure fire animus became present again then. Only problem was, this full moon happened during Mercury Retrograde, so the drive to act was blanketed by the Messenger planet’s desire to constantly reevaluate and second guess pretty much EVERYTHING having to do with existence transformation. So whatever fired up Soul from February 3-17, rev it up it’s go-time. Create then enact a reinvention checklist.
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