Friday, February 12, 2010

The New Moon in Aquarius - How Will It Affect You?

This month's New Moon on 13th February is in Aquarius. This is a time of new beginnings, but particularly related to your individuality, to your creativity, to your choice of friends.

Depending on where this transiting Moon falls in your natal chart will show where in your life it will have most impact. Let's take a trip through the houses to show you what effect it is likely to have:

New Moon in the 1st House
This is about renewal of yourself. It's a great time to reinvent yourself. Try out new things. Go outside of your comfort zone. Start some new projects. Give yourself new and exciting goals. Begin acting, dressing, speaking and walking like the new version of yourself that you would like to be.

New Moon in the 2nd House
With the Aquarius Moon transiting your second house this is a time to look at new ways to create financial security in your life. Try to be more innovative and imaginative. Don't be afraid to think outside the box. It's important to look at your self-worth and to value your individuality.

New Moon in the 3rd House
If you have siblings, this can be an opportunity for renewal in your relationships with them. Otherwise this can mean new connections with neighbours and people who are in your immediate vicinity.

New Moon in the 4th House
This can trigger emotional or family issues that come up for resolution and healing. It can also mean that you need to get some time out on your own and nurture yourself in your own private space.

New Moon in the 5th House
This is a great time for new projects, for a new love in your life, for more fun, playfulness and pleasure. Try out new leisure activities, take a few more risks and awaken your creativity.

New Moon in the 6th House
With this placement, it's a wonderful time to create lifestyle changes, healthier habits and to establish boundaries with people in your workplace.

New Moon in the 7th House
Issues connected with your one-to-one relationships will be highlighted during this period. You may need to make changes to these relatoinships and you may need to learn more cooperation and compromise.

New Moon in the 8th House
This can be an intense and challenging time when we have to delve deeply into our emotional self and face issues that we might have been avoiding. It's a time to resolve any situations that need healing with respect to joint finances.

New Moon in the 9th House
This is a time to focus on your spiritual and personal growth through higher education and learning, through travel and cultural experiences. This is also a good time to publish a book or get some information out into the world.

New Moon in the 10th House
This indicates a focus on your professional life, your long-term goals and moving more into the public eye. This is a good time to get a PR plan into operation.

New Moon in the 11th House
This can mean some changes in your friendships and the organisations in which you are involved. You may change the way you view the world as a whole and be questioning how you can make more of a contribution.

New Moon in the 12th House
This placement might require solitude in order to recharge your batteries. You will need to surrender to whatever energies are being shown to you. It is a time for spiritual healing and renewal.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturn In Libra - What Does It Mean For Our Relationships?

Saturn goes into Libra – What are its deeper meanings for us?

Saturn is exalted in Libra which means that we need to examine our highest ideals in all our relationships. Except for a brief foray back into Virgo between April 8th 2010 and July 22nd 2010, Saturn will stay in Libra until October 5th 2012. This is a period in which we need to look at all our one-to-one relationships – both intimate and professional. It is important to look at whether the relationship is balanced or not. There is a tendency to compromise our needs just because we might be afraid to assert ourselves. Are you compromising your own needs?

Saturn demands that you take a serious look at the boundaries in your relationships. Whilst Libra wants everything to be nicey nicey, Saturn requires structures that have integrity and that work for all parties concerned. It’s time to look at the balance of give and take in your relationships. If you are not satisfied with your partner’s contribution to your relationship, this will become more magnified during this transit of Saturn.

As Saturn is not a fast-moving planet, it is important not to make rash or impulsive decisions. Make sure you take your time to really see what is going on. Some of you may feel pressured to make a commitment to a relationship. Don’t allow yourself to be forced into making a decision. Instead, figure out what you really want before you commit. If you don’t know what your needs are, you are not going to be able to have a healthy relationship with healthy boundaries. So start the process by working on yourself. Then once you have spent considerable time on evaluating your needs and desires in a relationship, then you can see whether your existing relationships meet those needs or whether you really do need to let go and move on.

With Saturn in Libra it’s going to be important to have shared goals in your relationships. If you have been having difficulties in your relationships you may consider having counselling to help you to unearth destructive patterns and to develop healthy and nourishing new habits.