New Year. New Energy

New Year. New Energy. May 2020 energy and lessons learned never be forgotten. Welcome new energy 2021 !This energy right now is also focused on endings. Saturn and Jupiter left Capricorn, so we can work to wrap things up, put a bow on it, and move on. This year has been many expletives, and we’re all ready to turn the page. Now is the time to get the last things done and just be over it. So be over it!

Saturn is the great teacher. Some of Saturn’s keywords are rules, discipline, patience, responsibility, and maturity. Saturn wants us to grow up! Saturn has spent 2.5 years in Capricorn. Our job in the last 2.5 was to “master” Capricorn, i.e. to learn everything we can about rules, hierarchies and control. And we did (willingly or less willingly). Stick a fork in it. DONE ! 🙂

Now it’s Aquarius’ turn to get scrutinized by the Great Teacher. Of course, any change is uncomfortable at first. Saturn was in Aquarius early this year when the lockdown measures were implemented. These measures forever changed the way we interact with others. We had: Social (Aquarius) distancing (Saturn).Air travel (Aquarius) delays (Saturn). Online (Aquarius) and remote working (Saturn). Does it mean Saturn in Aquarius is all about restrictions? No. Saturn initially ‘forces’ us to go into unfamiliar territories so that we can have a paradigm shift, and develop the positive qualities of the sign.
With Saturn in Aquarius we bring the following shifts:

From herd mentality (blindly and irrationally following the crowd without checking in with one own’s integrity) to good fellowship. We care for others not because we expect something in return, but from a true desire to contribute and make a difference. From false democracy (expecting to exercise one’s individual rights, without fulfilling one’s obligations) to true democracy. Democracy means rights, but also obligations. Real democracy happens when people contribute to the best of their ability to a better society. From a false sense of freedom (rebellion without taking responsibility) to true freedom that comes from the ability to manage oneself. From intellectual snobbery (promoting ‘scientific’ information without fully understanding it, while bullying those who have a different perspective) to expertise based on critical, bias-free thinking, and years and years of study. From technology addiction to value creation through technology. Technology was supposed to make our life easier or more enjoyable, not to get us subdued by it. Saturn in Aquarius will expose the limitations of technology and make us use it for what was meant for: to spread knowledge and bring like-minded people together.

From human resources (people seen as production units) to human capital. When empowered, the human mind can achieve incredible things.

There is a reason why Aquarius follows Capricorn. We can not have Aquarius’ promise of freedom unless we learn how to deal with rules, processes, and hierarchies (Capricorn) first.

But with Saturn’s departure from Capricorn, there is nothing left to learn about top-down rules and structures. Saturn in Aquarius will bring us a different type of order.

Saturn is Saturn. It is about structure, discipline and order. But while Capricorn order is top-down (from the leader) – with Aquarius, progress comes bottom-up (from the individual).With Saturn in Aquarius, the authority is YOU. No need to look for it on the outside. It has to come from within.

Saturn in Aquarius – Holding Space Step by step, cell by cell, human by human, together, we will change the world. From December 2020 until March 2023, Saturn in Aquarius will create new structures that will revolutionize our society. How will it do that? Aquarius is a YANG sign (as opposed to Capricorn, a YIN sign). If Saturn in Capricorn is concerned with the material world, Saturn in Aquarius is concerned with the spiritual, abstract world. It’s less about what’s tangible, it’s less about resources. It is more about ideas, policies and new visions for the future. Even if Saturn rules Aquarius, this is not the same Saturn we had in Capricorn!

Aquarius is ruled by both Saturn and Uranus. Saturn and Uranus couldn’t be more different. Saturn is rules and discipline, and Uranus is freedom. And it is exactly this inner conflict and paradox that makes Aquarius so original and innovative. Many people believe Aquarius people are revolutionaries. Not necessarily. Aquarius is a cool, rational, air sign. And it’s exactly because it is rational and unimpressed with tradition, that it sometimes goes against the norm and shocks everyone. However, at its core, Aquarius is NOT the street revolutionary that throws Molotov cocktails and gets into fights. Aquarius’ freedom and rebellion come from somewhere else. Saturn in Aquarius will help us create frameworks where we can hold space for others and allow them to express themselves without judgment. Being in that space that Aquarius holds pretty much sounds like the definition of freedom. What Will Saturn in Aquarius Bring? What you make of it! Saturn is the planet of responsibility, and Aquarius the sign of self-autonomy. One thing for sure.

While Saturn is in Aquarius, it will be pretty difficult to blame the government/establishment (Capricorn) for what goes wrong. That’s because Aquarius is NOT the Government. Aquarius is “We, the people”. Aquarius is that freedom we can only find when we take responsibility for our lives and become fully autonomous. This type of freedom cannot be found by fighting against the establishment. It can only be found when we stop looking up to the establishment. For example, in some parts of the world, people have gone out to vote in higher numbers than ever before, motivated by Aquarius’ civic spirit. They took action. The real Saturn in Aquarius revolution will take place within. Not that we won’t have a ‘proper’ revolution.

With Saturn square Uranus most of 2021, and with an angry Mars conjunct Uranus and Black Moon Lilith in January 2021, you can bet that people will take to the streets as well. In the next 2.5 years, the fight is not against “them”, but against our own limiting beliefs – against what keeps us small, enslaved and out of integrity. Instead of delegating the power and responsibility to states and corporations, Saturn in Aquarius will pass the responsibility back to us – how can we, as individuals, contribute to society and make the world a better place? Saturn in Aquarius is truly our opportunity to build sustainable foundations based on Aquarian values like freedom, personal autonomy, insight, clarity, sharing knowledge, and collaboration. Most importantly, Saturn in Aquarius is about acknowledging the value of humanity. Saturn in Aquarius is about how we, as individuals – every single one of us – contribute to a better world – by helping ourselves, our fellow humans and other living beings. The highest manifestation of Saturn in Aquarius is the sum of the sustained actions of each individual to make the world a better place.


Happy Cancer Full Moon December 2020

2020. What a year it has been. Even though this year has turned things upside down for so many of us, it is important we look back on the gifts, even if they are hard to find.

What gifts were sent your way this year? What did you learn? What did you discover? How have you grown?

No matter what ups or downs you faced this year, chances are you have something in your life to be grateful for. Chances are there is some sliver of love, hope, and joy just waiting to be tapped into.

The December 29-30 Full Moon arrives in the sign of Cancer. There is this sense of heightened emotions bubbling under this final Full Moon of the year.

It seems that whatever emotional weight we have carried may feel extra heavy, and in this heaviness, it may crash to the shore like a wave, drowning us in its weight.

Even though this sounds a bit intense, it is actually more cleansing and freeing.

There is this sense that whatever we have been carrying on our backs, whatever weight of the world we have felt on our shoulders, is now being washed away.

Let it go. Let the flood gates open. That’s what this Cancer Full Moon whispers to us as we bring to a close the year of 2020.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, so the Moon shines in its element on this night, big and full for all of us to see. As the Moon returns to its favorite spot in our sky, it is able to express its powers to the fullest.

The Moon represents our emotions, but also what makes us feel safe and secure. It represents our ability to nurture ourselves and to take care of our emotional needs.

So much of our safety and security has been up for evaluation this year, but the Moon reminds us that all is not lost. It reminds us that we always have the power to create safety, comfort, love, and warmth right within this bodily vessel we call home.

We are being called within. We are being called to nurture the home of our soul.

Take time to listen to the needs of your body, heart, and soul. There has been much attention, and even fear, placed on the state of our health this year, so take pause to honor, nourish, and attend to your own well-being.

If you remember all the way back to the start of the year, on January 10, 2020, we also had a Cancer Full Moon, however, this Full Moon was a Lunar Eclipse and its energy was much stronger.

It is interesting that we opened the year with a Cancer Full Moon and we are now closing the year with a Cancer Full Moon. The difference between then and now however, is that things have softened, the energies are not as strong, there is this sense that we can rest.

Cancer is the 4th sign of the zodiac, and 2020 was also a number 4 year in numerology. The number 4 represents the home. It represents the heart of who we are and feeling at home within ourselves.

Most of us have spent so much more time at home this year. What has this shown us? What have we discovered along the way?

Chiron, the wounded healer, is also very active under this Full Moon. It supports this idea of allowing the murky water to settle, rather than trying to interfere or “fix” things.

Under this final Full Moon of 2020, Chiron works with the energies to remind us that we don’t need to prove ourselves to anyone.

We don’t need to hold the weight of the world on our shoulders. We don’t need to try, we can just be.

Where are you over-extending or overreaching in your life? Where are you burning the candle too fast or strong? Where are you trying too hard?

These areas of our lives can indicate our insecurities. Where we care too much can indicate something deeper that may be worthwhile exploring under the illuminating light of the Moon.

The Cancer Full Moon is also in a harmonious angle to Uranus, indicating that we may receive some rewards or culmination of our efforts. Perhaps these come by way of a tangible gift, but perhaps they also come in an intangible way too.

Perhaps our true gift is realizing how much we have achieved, how much we have grown, and how much love we have poured into the world.

We very often measure our productivity based on the concrete things we have achieved, but why not measure it on how much we have loved, shown gratitude, and practiced kindness.

The Cancer Full Moon will light the path for the new year. It calls for us to let go of all that is weighing us down and all that feels heavy.

It asks for us to let go of anything we no longer wish to bring with us into this new chapter we are about to begin. It calls for us to let it go, not through struggle or effort but through allowing ourselves to just be.

Allow the waves to crash and fall around you. Allow the waves of your emotions to be washed away back out to sea.

Let the vibrations of the Cancer Full Moon soothe you and free you. Allow the energies of the Moon to guide you to your inner home, where all is safe and all is well.