How to Personalize Your Power: New Moon Astrology Jan 2017
• Article Window: Jan 27 to Feb 26
• The New Moon is Jan 27, 2016 4:07 PM PDT
• Sun is 9° Aquarius, Moon is 9° Aquarius
• New Moon Theme (Jan 27 to Feb 26): Personalizing Power
• Next Full Moon is Feb 10, 2017 (Lunar eclipse)
Current Lunar Cycle
The New Moon releases a new wave of available potential that sets the overall theme for the entire month that follows. This month’s Lunar Cycle offers a new tool-set that creates momentum for energizing your life’s purpose. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month allow this energy to guide you, especially while adjusting to changing circumstances.
Astrology Article: How to Personalize Your Power
This month’s New Moon Astrology is bringing all of us to a crossroad of sorts. It’s a crossroad where one’s personal life choices intersect with the direction in which the world is headed. This is an annual event that occurs each year at the Aquarius Moon, when our personal vision comes into alignment with the larger Aquarian potentials for change. The Aquarius Moon marks such a significant shift in consciousness that it is celebrated as the time of Chinese New Year.
Each of us holds a personal vision of a better tomorrow. The most significant question now, at this year’s Aquarius New Moon, is whether your vision for a better tomorrow will become fully activated when it reaches our New Moon tipping point. The more you’re able to connect with your internal feeling of power, the more you will be able to add your personalized contribution to the arena of a better future for us all. The focus of this article is to offer insights that will help you fully connect to these potentials.
The zodiac sign of Aquarius carries an energy capable of transforming the world through the qualities of freedom and uniqueness. Before we dive deeper into this month’s theme of building a better future through the use of personalized power, I would like to introduce the ways in which the powerful Aquarian energies are related to the unique qualities of this year’s Aquarius New Moon.
The Impersonal Working Along-Side the Personal
One of the distinguishing characteristics of Aquarius is that its energy is simultaneously both impersonal and personal. For example, at the same time that the Aquarian traits of freedom and uniqueness are expressed at a universal level, planetary and larger, they are also experienced personally and require individuality and personal expression for success.
The mystery of Aquarius is that these energies not only simultaneously operate at both collective and individual levels; they also operate within each of us at the same time. In other words, we have the capacity to experience both of these levels within our own range of perception.
This process of working in both the personal and impersonal dimensions simultaneously is a practical expression of the term “multi-dimensional reality.” This important concept and capacity is becoming more commonly understood, and has its roots in this aspect of the Aquarius archetype.
To understand this multi-dimensional aspect through Aquarius is to acknowledge the impersonal desire to transform the world for the better. This underlying transformative energy of Aquarius is aligned with the value of new and progressive ideas that represent the best of progress. In order to fully participate at the individual level, we must be able to let go of attachment to old ideas in order to recognize the impulses of healthy progress.
This personal aspect of Aquarius is centered on an individuality of personalized power. This leads to activity capable of transforming society by embodying these same new values. These two processes work together: The impersonal attitudes and beliefs combine with the personal desire for freedom and uniqueness. This together harnesses personal power for new activity in alignment with change. This process is extremely personal and requires a quality of individualized focus and will.
Freedom is an essential aspect of the Aquarian signature. It is freedom that allows each person to express themselves through all forms of creativity, spontaneity, and the simple brilliance that comes from being a unique being. This personalization of Aquarian energy can now, through connection to the larger potentials for change, become the opportunity to contribute your own unique mark, your signature activities, to the problems facing humanity.
Freedom and power work hand in hand to support larger processes of change by allowing the individual to contribute uniqueness and creativity. Through these expressions the individual contributes to the larger momentum of change, and challenges the collective forces of inertia that are more interested in control than progress.
Aquarian energy helps us connect with our true source of power which comes from within and is channeled directly from the intelligent, creative, eternal Source of all. This same process is both personal and impersonal, occurring at the same time. Power from within is personal and dependent on our focus, but the eternal intelligence is impersonal, and in continuous operation, whether you are personally aware of it or not.
An astrological “Bowl” pattern forms our predominate signature for the New Moon chart. The Bowl creates a container for mixing together all the planetary energies for the purpose of a holistic and positive outcome. The New Moon is featured at the center (bottom) of the bowl signifying the need for integration and cooperative use of power.
Overall, this pattern integrates individual patterns of conflict and destiny into a larger united purpose, and allows the collection of energies to work together in a very specific and holistic way.
The chart also shows a T-square. Although it is not directly activated by the New Moon, it is still significant and sets the entire framework for accessing our Aquarian energy this month. The T-square places Uranus (freedom) and Jupiter (expansion of society) as opposites, creating an opportunity for an unexpected expansion in consciousness, or an all-out rejection of the status quo. We also have a powerful combination of Mercury (intelligence) and Pluto (total control) working together to challenge everything we have been told is true.
Aquarian energy is designed to challenge anything that limits our personal freedoms, for without freedom the key qualities of individuality and uniqueness die a slow death. The impulse to be free is found within the desire to be an individual. Individuality dies without the freedom to be creative and unique. Uranus, as the ruler of Aquarius, supports the process of personal transformation through individualized freedom, and helps to give birth to personalized power.
Developing Personalized Power
During the next month the potential to develop personalized power will be at an all-time high. The key in developing your own personalized power lies in your awareness of working with Source energy that is simultaneously personal, expressed through your own freely chosen and unique activities, and impersonal, carried within as the underlying belief and incorporation of new values supporting all of humanity.
The crossroads we face at this year’s Aquarius New Moon centers on aligning your belief in humanity and a better future with personally chosen activity and your own unique approach to life. This is an astrological moment where the personal intersects with the impersonal at the highest level of possibility.
The power of this moment holds the opportunity to expand our ability to perceive our reality, our world, as a living substance. The impersonalized universal consciousness of the Earth, our “mother nature,” is directly channeling the energies of Aquarian uniqueness which then become personalized in each of our lives through individual activity. In summary, this New Moon represents a shift in consciousness which allows each of us to personally harness the larger reality and create unique activity that changes our world in a positive direction.
During this Lunar Cycle, the more your own individualized sense of freedom can be uniquely expressed, the more you will develop your unique qualities of personalized power. It’s a process by which you take the impersonal and universal power of Nature and claim it with the stamp of your own unique signature. Through your unique actions you channel this power into your dream of creating a better world. It’s your personal and unique individuality that carries out the inspiration needed to change the world in a positive direction.