Tuesday February 4th, 2019
The New Moon in Aquarius: The New moon in Aquarius falls in a time of year for us above the equator that is cold—or here in Michigan, a polar vortex. It is so easy in the winter in cold regions to become isolated, especially when winter weather warnings and school cancellations prevent you from travel and change your plans last minute. Feeling excluded and isolated are common at this time of year. Aquarius is all about group efforts, communication, inspiration, and making improvements. Even in this wintery freeze, we can channel the energy of the new moon in Aquarius to get through this season together, building as a team.
About the Aquarius moon: Aquarius is all about social connection and heightened communication. This sign is high frequency and when the moon is traveling through Aquarius you may feel the buzz and feel frazzled. This internal buzz may make you feel the need to connect with people, reach out to old contacts, or to connect and communicate with the inner self. The moon in Aquarius is a good time to spend working on the self or on relationships. This is an exciting time, but sometimes with lots of emotional excitement and buzz we can be quick to make decisions or cut things out. Try to look for connection, not be too hasty in decision making, and be mindful of making too many commitments or starting too many new projects as you can easily overextend yourself in this time. Aquarius is an air sign, with the heightened buzz about, you may feel or seem eccentric to those around you, and especially if you feel you’ve overextended yourself, be sure to reconnect with the earth to ground yourself in this moon Phase.
Intention setting for the New Moon: To set an intention a the new moon it is important to work with the light of the moon and focus on abundance. If you want to release something a this time, just choose your wording to reflect how you might feel once you have released what is heavy instead of on the heaviness. (Example. I am stressed because I have too many projects and need to refocus on the bigger picture. Instead of setting an intention to release : I will let go of projects which do not directly support my overall goals to build the community at the yoga studio I build an intention of abundance : I am focused on the community of Lotus Jo’s, I am building a strong community, I am doing work that supports the growth and well-being of this community)
When intention setting, use words as if you are already living the thing you intend to do. To create that manifestation of your intention you must feel the intention with your entire being—use words such as “I am” “I will” and so on.
If you’re new to setting intentions here are some you can start with and maybe you find you want to personalize them.
I honor my unique contributions to this world.
I appreciate the community of individuals that support me and share my ideals
I work to create a better and more inclusive community.
Guided Meditation: For class we used a variation of the meditation found here from Melanie Beckler.
Do you have a lot of loose ends in your life currently? If yes, how might you be able to work on focusing your attention and energy toward becoming grounded and finishing those tasks that are open?
Are you happy with the community that surrounds you? Depending how you answer, what are things you could do to cultivate deeper meaning and connection within your community? or What are you cultivating in your community that makes you feel positive about your surrounding innovators and supporters?