Thank you again to astrologer Patti Podgornik of The Celestial Garden for this lovely post.
February 15, 2018
2:06 P.M., Mountain Standard Time
~ Respect Yourself ~
This new moon in Aquarius arrives with a solar eclipse!
This eclipse acts as a form of protection to help soften the intensity of the (otherwise very intense) new moon.
Bright, brilliant and intense are good keywords to describe the energies of this Aquarius moon cycle.
We continue our ride from the last full moon into this new moon still focused on creativity and imagination, but now that focus and passion come to us through the sign of Aquarius. An Aquarius moon and sun bring a sense of the higher arts and sciences of the Universe. Things like the music of the spheres, sacred geometry, crystals, portals, and colors that exist in other realms but that we can see and feel when we shift our attention in those directions.
We’ll be aware of ideas that seem to be futuristic and far out. You know: the kinds of thoughts, feelings and methods that create bridges from other-realm visions to manifestation in our 3rd dimensional world. Brilliant, genius things that can be manifested for the benefit of life – or not, depending on whether or not it comes from the total and complete flow of love and the joyful interconnectedness of all life. This is one of our greatest challenges right now – to break through the illusion of fear in order to live in the reality of joyful, brilliant love.
This focus on bright and brilliant ideas includes scientific breakthroughs that help a lot of people, new recipes you create, new book ideas, new ideas for classroom curriculums, or even new ways to help a baby fall asleep… And everything in between!
There’s a deep struggle going on right now, within each of us individually, and with all of us as one group consciousness. It’s essentially because we growing from where we are now to the higher levels of consciousness. We’re all at different points in our spiritual evolution, and while it’s important to live your heart-centered truth, it’s equally important to remember we just don’t know if the “other” who seems to be coming from a place of, well…not love is there to push us to dig deeper and keep waking up, or if they’re really not awake to love yet, or both. The Universe can be a complicated concept to the 3rd dimensional aspect of our minds, which are also going through the process of opening up to concepts we’ve perhaps only seen in dreams or glimpsed in science fiction.
Self-respect is one of the most important gifts we’ll receive from this new moon. These last few moon cycles have been asking us to search ever deeper to get to know our authentic soul selves. The questions now become: do you respect and accept yourself as unique? Do you approve of your very own beautiful and powerful way of living? Do you acknowledge and celebrate the places where you shine as your own magnificent and irreplaceable soul, bringing your special purpose to this world? This is the part of our growth where we are learning to own our worth, knowing that we are worthy because we are sacred beings, each a brilliant aspect of the Divine. And that’s enough.
Enter the divine wisdom of the Universe, with this perfectly timed eclipse to help us experience, feel, and see these incredible, highly vibrating energy patterns that define us, the larger group consciousness, and All That Is. We will be protected by the shadow of the eclipse so we can have this experience, absorb it, embrace it, and (mercifully) not be burned out by it.
We continue to be given opportunities to find our vision of the world we want to live in, and to release whatever keeps us from creating it. We’re at the point in the struggle where it’s about finding our true, brilliant, loving selves. Honoring these true selves is the key to our transformation.
Right after we move through the energies of the New Moon/eclipse, we’re welcomed by Venus in Pisces, which has a beautiful energy. It’s sweet, soft, and loving while also being powerful, focused, and strong. Venus in Pisces further embraces us with the message that we are love, we are light, we are unique, and we are worthy of our lives.
No matter what anyone else does, respect yourself and step up.
Let your light shine with love, and with the unique brilliance of YOU.
Patti is an intuitive astrologer who also blends elemental energies together to create deep healing and sacred space. To learn more about Patti and her work, visit her at www.thecelestialgarden.com.