Mercury Retrograde 2015


Blessings of the New Moon in Aquarius

by Beth on January 20, 2015

Aquarius New MoonDark of the Moon
New beginnings.
Dark of the Moon
Plant a seed tonight.
Dark of the Moon
What we envision
Will come to be
By the Full Moon’s light.

In this moment of darkness that is Lady Luna’s rebirth, make a wish. Now is the time for our seeds of intention and desire to be planted.

This morning, even though it is still deep Winter, a few birds in our woods began tuning up their Springtime songs. With this new lunation, we move with clarity towards the celebrations of the first stirrings of life – the fire festival of Imbolc/Brighid.

The beautiful Simone Butler at notes:

This Aquarius New Moon (Jan. 20, 8:14 a.m. EST), falling a day before Mercury turns retrograde in Aquarius, calls us back to community. We’ve come a long way in knowing who we are and what we believe.

Now it’s time to reconnect with old friends or groups who know us well – even if we diverge in certain ways. Because of its retrograde, Mercury spends a long time in the sign of fellowship and fraternity – from Jan. 4 through March 12.

This gives us plenty of time to do the Aquarian thing and revisit those connections that once held meaning for us. In the process, we’re apt to rediscover important parts of ourselves. Even if we don’t stay forever, there can be beauty and magic in touching base.

Do be sure to visit here for the Mooncircles’  3-minute Aquarius New Moon ritual. It’s easy, brief, but always beautiful and deep.

In addition, the wisdom of my friend Lynn Hayes regarding this New Moon resonates powerfully:

We also have a New Moon in Aquarius to precede Mercury’s retrograde turn.  The modern ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, which I like to call the “higher octave” of Mercury.  Where Mercury rules the human mind, Uranus rules the higher mind – intuition, awareness, consciousness.  Aquarius is ruled by the higher mind – intuition and advanced consciousness are its domain.  Under the Aquarian influence we are lifted far beyond the personal into a more transpersonal and transformational perspective that provides reason and knowledge.

This is the third New Moon in a row that has occurred at the very first degree of a sign, doubling the symbolic new beginning.  The New Moon marks a new lunar cycle, and at zero degrees Aquarius there is a sense of being washed clean and emerging into a new awareness.

This New Moon aligns in a harmonious sextile with Saturn, helping to ground us and use that innovative inspiration in a more practical way.

This New Moon opens up a window of consciousness that can help us to envision our lives completely differently, and with a new awareness that can begin opening doors for us.  Mercury is stationary at the New Moon, at a complete standstill like a moment frozen in time.

If we pay attention now, we can see all the way to infinity.

For one of my own New Moon wishes, I wish beautiful magick to you and yours, dear friends.

May your rites be blessed.


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I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life. ~ Virginia Woolf, Sun in Aquarius (January 25, 1882) The Sun moves into the sign of Aquarius today! Happy Birthday to all the free spirits and visionaries of this iconoclastic sign, for they are pointing the way to the turning of […]

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Tarot Card of the Week, Jan. 19-25, 2015: Nine of Pentacles

January 19, 2015

Earth’s crammed with Heaven. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning After last week’s challenges, it is with some relief that in this week of the New Moon we welcome the Nine of Pentacles. The nines of the Tarot show the suit’s completion (with the tens being an overflowing into the next phase). All of the nines speak […]

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Sunday Poetry for a Winter’s Day

January 18, 2015

The Breathing by Denise Levertov An absolute patience. Trees stand up to their knees in fog. The fog slowly flows uphill. White cobwebs, the grass leaning where deer have looked for apples. The woods from brook to where the top of the hill looks over the fog, send up not one bird. So absolute, it […]

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