Every month the moon circles around the zodiac, affecting our collective creative energy in different ways as it moves through the signs, but what’s really interesting to note is how the New Moon & Full Moon always fall in opposite signs from each other – representing the dance of duality that is always present in each and every monthly moon cycle.
This month’s theme:
Social Responsibility vs. Creative Self-Expression
As the Sun continues its tour through ♒️ Aquarius, there has already been plenty of talk about the need to stand up for our beliefs and become a rebel with a cause. Now, more than ever, WE must be the ones to stand up for ourselves and others. This movement is precisely what Aquarius season is about as the sign of the social activist who is all for bringing about new ideas & speaking out against injustices. But, luckily for you, I’m not just here to talk about politics (thank goodness!).
As we all know, there is also a certain amount of bending that has to happen in any good and well-meaning business. The upcoming Full Moon Solar Eclipse in ♌️ Leo (the opposite sign from Aquarius) on February 10th will reveal the steady balance that must be established between creating what other people want/need/will actually buy and staying true to what YOU feel called to offer as the true owner of your creativity.
The BIG question presented by this month’s moon cycle is going to be: How will you use your sense of social responsibility to create something that will truly help others WITHOUT sacrificing your own personal needs for creative self-expression along the way?
In other words, if everything you do is done purely to please, impress or help others, what will you have left for yourself to keep your creative fires blazing? Working on being able to balance both sides of the Aquarius/Leo axis of creative living will be the major theme we’ll be exploring during this moon cycle.
Keep reading to find out more about how to navigate this month’s lunar energies in your life + career…
🌚 NEW MOON in Aquarius // January 27/28, 2017 @ 4:07 pm PT / 7:07 pm ET
/ 12:07 am GMT / 11:07 am AEDT
A sense of social responsibility will help you gain the acceptance of others. The world is in need of change and it’s up to all of us to guide it along in the right direction. As for what that direction will look like, well, that’s up to us, too. The way we’ll figure it out will be by listening to each other and standing up for one another.
The New Moon in Aquarius is a time of using your own special creative powers to dream up new ideas for a better future for all.
Aquarius is the sign of the visionary and is most concerned with benefitting the greater good of the community. Clients & customers will be interested in radical new solutions to their current problems, buying experiences that allow them to take part in socially relevant movements, and opportunities to put their money towards causes they whole-heartedly believe in.
During this month, don’t be afraid to shine your light, stand up for your beliefs, or stand out as being different from others, because doing so will make your work even more attractive to the right people!
On this New Moon, some great questions to ask yourself are:
- “What new ideas do you want to bring into being in 2017?”
- “How can you work together with others to make the world a better place?”
- “What is something special about yourself that you can use to improve the lives of the people within your community?”
This New Moon will culminate in a Full Moon in Aquarius on August 7th, 2017.
🌝 FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE in Leo // February 10/11, 2017 @ 4:44 pm PT / 7:44 pm ET / 12:44 am GMT / 11:44 am AEDT
Your creative self-expression is the work you were born to do. It is wonderful to want to help others with your work, but you also need to have a heartfelt connection if what you’re doing is truly going to succeed.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo will bring out any imbalances between shining your light to help others and using the work you do to help yourself, too.
Leo is the sign of the creative leader who inspires us to be bold enough to blast open our potential and shine our light brighter than ever before. But one must remember that this creative fire was built from within, and it must continue to be fueled from within too. If you dilute your personal desires in order to serve the crowd, you may risk losing the power of your own unique & special voice, which is what draws others over to you in the first place.
During this month, it’s important to work to make the world a better place not just for others, but for yourself as well. You live here too, after all! And remember: it’s okay to receive recognition, admiration, and even proper funding for your talents.
Because this Full Moon will also be our first of two Lunar Eclipses of 2017, there will be extra strong energy around creating the future we want. It is said that the events that take place around a solar eclipse will have a lot to do with whatever ends up happening later on a global level. Based on the mostly positive aspects being made by the Sun & Moon at the timing of this eclipse, it is suggested that future events may involve a radical rebellion based on a practical philosophy that promotes inter-relationship growth… but I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
On a bigger scale, this Full Moon is the culmination point of the New Moon in Leo which occurred back on August 2, 2016. Do you remember the creativity you longed to express back then? Perhaps the changes have already been building for you since then, but this Full Moon will bring about the conclusion of this mini manifestation cycle.
On this Full Moon, look for answers around:
- “What messages have my heart & soul been longing to express?”
- “What limiting beliefs have been keeping me from standing out & shine my light more in the past?”
- “How can I create better & more productive outlets for my own creative expression?”
The next New Moon will be on February 26, 2017 in Pisces.
Download the February Moon Calendar
Here is a handy free astrological calendar you can download or print off to help you keep track of this month’s moon phases including your power moon days, void moons, and other major astrological events to help you plan your life + career in line with the cosmos.
P.S. Good news.. these monthly calendars also now available to download in 3 different versions for America & Canada, the United Kingdom, & Australia with the correct Void Moon times for each time zone!
How to Use this Calendar:
Find your Power Moon Day(s) by looking for the symbol of your zodiac sign:
♈️ = Aries / ♉️ = Taurus / ♊️ = Gemini / ♋️ = Cancer / ♌️ = Leo / ♍️ = Virgo
♎️ = Libra / ♏️ = Scorpio / ♐️ = Sagittarius / ♑️ = Capricorn / ♒️ = Aquarius / ♓️ = Pisces
Power Moon Days occur when the Moon passes through your sign and can be found on the calendar in gold. Power Moon Days give you a boost in your personal sense of power, productivity, and ability to make important strides towards your dreamiest goals.
When the Moon is void, these are NOT good times for: making progress in a meeting, signing a contract, making a major purchase, or starting anything new that you hope will progress into something more. There are no lunar aspects, so there are no influences to spur anything along.
However, these can be good times for: following a regular routine, taking time off, cleaning & organizing, casual social events, or traveling by plane, bus or train – anything you would like to happen as it usually does.