The New Moon February 18 is a 29º Aquarius and falls in Aquarius Decan 3
Horny Pan Pipers & Judge Mental. Rulers: Moon & Venus. Deity: Osiris.
“The New Moon brings the confrontation of the old with the new and is revolutionary and edgy. A moon like this is an innovator, the breaker of moulds and can be the collectives catalyst for change. A restless, experimental, inventive mind will bring success, but our personal life can suffer as we find it hard to get excited about mundane, domestic matters. We will get bored very easily and need constant novelty. This is a new, and re-new Moon in a constant state of flux.”
The New Moon falls on Delta Hydrus in Hydrus the male water snake. It’s not a particularly bright or notable star. This little known constellation slithers quietly near the South Pole. The hydros is a serpent who lives by water, if one is struck by its venom they swell up and this is only remedied by the application of cow dung! To me this myth speaks of a negative Jupiters tendency to swelling and excess. This can be tempered by Saturnian manure… Saturn is good at stripping down and decomposing. Is the shit going to hit the fan?
New moon rituals are perfect for planting new seeds and starting afresh. We are essentially working on the blank canvas of the dark moon where our ideas can gestate in the new moon soil. These thought-seeds are slowly awoken by the growing crescent moon as the days progress towards the illumination of the full moon. The darkness of the New Moon gives peace and tranquillity while our seed intentions slowly take root and sustenance form the fertile earth below. This period cannot be rushed and it is a great time to have some quiet dark-moon time to compose our goals and plans for the month ahead. Any wishes made at this time carry great force.
The moon is waxing (growing). We are working in tune with nature if we set in motion things that we want to expand or blossom. This is also the best time to write a list of cosmic orders, which can be big or small. Large-scale projects can bare fruit in 6 months time when the full Moon is the same sign again. Smaller wishes have a two-week timescale to be birthed at the next full moon. The manifestation spell will be that much more powerful if the subjects that you want to birth resonate with the mood of the current new moon. Every month I will present the influences surrounding the current new moon and suggest ways of utilising its energy in order to make a powerful spell for manifestation or impregnation.