New Moon in aquarius | February 4 @4:04PM EST | 15 Degrees
the dark moon is upon us, the draining & cleaning of the tub before we can fill it back up again with clean water. with the astrology right now, facts like some of us don’t have clean water & some of us have an abundance of it feels very present. this comes with the questions of how much an individual can impact the collective & how much the collective is response-able for holding the individual. sit with that as you must. in the grief so intricately intertwined into that inquiry is the generative love we need.
the pro-tip for this dark moon is to not take shit so seriously. it’s in capricorn, along with erratic Mars/Uranus square Pluto & the tension of the Moon passing over serious Saturn, take no bullshit Pluto, & the purging South Node. your trust issues might feel wide awake right now. it’s real & it doesn’t have to be forever. watch your default for when your scarcity/fear/distrust comes up. could you shatter the paradigm by extending into vulnerability? could you have some fucking integrity in the shape of unconditional love for yourself that makes you transparent & trustworthy for others?
in the gaps between our fears & vulnerability or our integrity & self-love are the painful traps of pretending. the thing is, starling, you don’t needa be fearless to be vulnerable. you don’t need to love yourself to have integrity. the magic is that all of these things can exist simultaneously, pulling you in perpendicular direction. it is which pulls you choose, which threads you weave with, that creates the opportunity for growth. for something different, something real, something you.
if you start feeling like shit before the New Moon comes, take a moment to celebrate how much you’ve accomplished/survived/thrived. remember times when you’ve had integrity, self love, fearlessness or vulnerability. think about the pieces of yourself, if any, that you’ve been the most uncompromising & unapologetic with—especially if they’re not the most beautiful & near-perfect pieces. there is power in you, there is a core foundation, there is beauty. celebrate what you can identify, get ecstasy from what you can now recognize.
trust yourself & yes, I’m always saying this but I really fucking mean it. you don’t got nobody but you to be managing. and being that response-able with your energy requires that you trust yourself enough to know what is needed when & that you’ll figure out the rest. that it’s okay to not know. that right now is not tomorrow & that this moment is forever & that yesterday never left the future.