Time of birth is unknown according to her granddaughter (per Bette Lou Higgins, author of a book about Grandma Gatewood and an upcoming PBS Special called Trail Magic). Therefore, I have cast a chart with the natural houses, 0° ARIES Rising. It shouldn’t be too difficult to rectify this chart sometime in the future which will be my next project as time permits.
Grandma Gatewood hiked the 2,000+ miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine for the first time at age 67. Then she did it twice more and after that the 2,000 mile Oregon Trail followed by many other hikes!
It’s all the time. Coincidence. Synchronicity. And it becomes nearly expected. Life, through those harmonious connections, seems normal, right-on and routine. I didn’t say anything to him about this. After all, he thought astrology was astronomy and got the two words confused and when I explained he wasn’t sure about his own Sun Sign. But then, he was rather young, age 23 I was told the day before by the appointment secretary. [I sometimes find it less intimidating to others when I answer their question about what I do for a living to say am an astrologer (rather than psychic) although I’d claim to be both. ]
He confessed that he’s a loner and doesn’t have all that many friends. Oh, I’m talking about the massage guy. I’m not someone who normally Continue reading →
New Moon times. Could these be times in which the door to the psyche is open for us to enter and redirect our play just a little bit–at least emotionally? And is it a time for us to create and debate and elevate as well as fixate about our emotional nature? New Moon times could be the most important part of our creative nature since it sets the tone for how we interpret the world. Each month the dye is cast so-to-speak by our response to life at the New Moon time. If we could mark the time and be aware of it, we could control the nature of the dye we cast for the upcoming 28’ish to 30-day lunar cycle.
If you happen to know the house that the New Moon is in (for you), you can derive more insight from the vibes but even if you don’t know that information, it’s still beneficial to open to setting a new tone for your emotional responses to life. (If you should happen to know what house 0° Aquarius falls in your natal chart, this will give you an idea for the areas of your life that will be activated and in what life categories the potential for renewal will be natural and beneficial to cast your emotional die for the next 30-day cycle. But even if you do not know which house your 0° Aquarius is located, you can still benefit from simply knowing the sign itself.
So we have a New Moon in Aquarius! This sign rules the 11th house of hopes, dreams and also carries a humanitarian and “friends” as general meaning archetypes. Innovative thinking is part of the Aquarius vibe as well as freedom seeking qualities being a part of this energy. In evolutionary soul astrology, it also links with “the wound” of the past lives.
So in any of those ways we can cast the dye for this next month–changing our emotional responses to life in those areas.
(Again, if you know the house of your natal chart that holds 0° Aquarius, you can factor in that information as well.)
I just had a brilliant idea! (Now that’s the stuff that Aquarius is made of actually–brilliant ideas.) Anyway, why not draw a few tarot cards to add insight to the Aquarius New Moon meaning here? Why not? It’s my blog and I can do what I want!–that last sentence (too) is very ‘Aquarian’ in nature. 🙂
Let me first reiterate that a New Moon relates to heightened sensitivity to a particular energy for the purpose of casting new dye for the purpose of renewing the potential of that part of your psyche. Using emotion to rededicate yourself in some way–that’s another way to say it. We can toss in “desire nature” as well here in that what we desire usually has a rather significant emotional derivative so using that energy to create something new in our lives.
Let me draw two cards now to help us to know more about this month’s New Moon in Aquarius, asking how we can best use this time for our highest benefit and therefore highest benefit of all. I’m going to use the Hanson-Roberts tarot deck for this one; here we go. (By the way, I love the images on this deck and the cards are small and fit nicely in my hands during the shuffle. This is a deck that I used to program meanings from the divinitory method using my own memories.)
I drew THE CHARIOT and QUEEN OF CUPS.
Well, first impression: male image/female image so a hint at balance confirmed by the yin and yang on the Chariot. All those stars on the Chariot card really do remind me of the sign of Aquarius and now the Cup the Queen holds, definitely relates to emotions (cups equal emotion in the tarot system).
The Chariot also speaks of using one’s will, directing one’s energy and being determined; it is also about practice and practice making perfect. Practicing what? The Queen holds that answer–understanding your emotional reactions. Satisfaction comes from practicing using one’s will to understand emotional responses and to keep on that path and exerting control in some way to achieve a goal.
Sometimes we let our emotions spin out of control. Yet, these cards speak of the suggestion that this New Moon cycle the directive is about making it a goal to control emotions so that they do not spin out, causing us to break down, go off our intended path and by failing to maintain our balance and by neglecting to keep the positive/negative pull of our nature (yin/yang) under control.
I think of the Queen of Cups always as it relates to intuition and also empathy/compassion — those energies, too, need to be balanced so that emotions don’t spin out.
The Queen sits by an ocean and this hints, to me, that water can help in our endeavors this month and if there is a goal that you believe you’d like to reach regarding water in any way, this New Moon in Aquarius would support that. Many people feel very “at peace” near water or even in water. Aquarius, after all, is the “water bearer” (despite it being an ‘air’ sign. The Chariot does relate to the Sign of Cancer and Cancer is ruled by the Moon and Moon energy always relates to water.
So on all levels I do get that a message for this New Moon time relates to emotion and the goal of harnessing those in some way that relates to Aquarius energy — friends, hopes, dreams, humanitarian causes, group energy or perhaps it relates to a person with the Sun sign Aquarius with the understanding that the Sun and Moon are neck-in-neck right along side one another at the same degree when there’s a New Moon.
Give it another go here–what I mean is to consider reading this post over again with what your intuition tells you Aquarius means to you! Cast the dye consciously.
Final thought: is there a way that you can balance emotions for a new cause, a new reason in this new lunar phase?