First New Moon of 2017
New Moon in Aquarius
January 27, 2017
Opening the door to new friendships, innovation, ideas, and being yourself is theme of the beautiful new moon. Even though it creates a void, it does not really matter as we are ready to have a new beginning.
Cuddle the energy, plant your seeds, and breathe a sigh of relief. Enjoy the time, brief though it may be, where there is almost nothing in the way of your own freedom.
On January 27, 2017 our sky will have a void of the moon at 8 degrees in Aquarius depending upon the orb. The transit of the void could happen at different times contingent upon where you live therefore, at 7:07pm EST and 4:07pm PST.
The only thing I foresee that could cause some disturbance is the high strung energy of Mars and Venus in Aries. As I mentioned in my predictive blog of 2017 (read about it here), people may be very competitive, high strung, and very direct saying exactly what they want to say. Of course, within few days, Venus enters Aries where communication could become even more abrasive, but just in time for the full moon energy and the eclipse.
Vedic ideology states that the grahas is defined as grab or grabber of something; in this sense it refers to the moon or the sun. So the eclipse is either Chandra Grahan or Surya Grahan. Chandra refers to the moon and Surya refers to the sun. Both usually affect human energy 7 to 10 days prior to the eclipse. Therefore, enjoy the new moon energy as much as you can because within 4 to 5 days’ time many of you will start to feel the pull of the Eclipse energy.
Though the new moons are not as significant in the Vedic culture as they are in the western culture, they are always a time spiritual beginnings no matter which ideology that one follows. New moon signifies a renewed sense of self where full moons are closures of the emotional self and openings of the physical surroundings.
New moon supports changes internally so they can be cultivated externally. New moon energy always blesses negotiating contracts, beginning new projects, even making those phone calls or letters which you may have dreaded. With Mercury completely direct on the new moon there is no better time to get it all done (read about it here).
Imagine for a moment that a new moon is a clean slate in which you build something, anything, that you want. It could be a dream which you make into reality or even a new year’s resolution which you made but never initiated. Now the universe will bless the energy and gives the support needed to make it happen.
People who have primary planets in Capricorn/Aquarius (note I stated two signs – this VPA states it’s a quality of both), will be prone to being reserved – an ability for detachment concerning others’ feelings. Viewing every emotional situation rationally and scientifically, feelings may come up unpredictably; preferring to channel emotional energy into intellectual pursuits and choosing to seek the company of friends for emotional contentment.
Encouraging others by appreciating their intellect and accepting their conventionalities will be the theme of the new moon. Of course, this applies primarily to those whose charts are not unduly afflicted in the sign of Aquarius and the other fixed signs.
People with fixed signs (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius) may isolate emotionally and become more impartial so that there is no overreaction to situations. It is time for impartiality and truth so material can come in a more refined way. It is also a time when you can discover an abysmal self-manifestation through a higher mind and reason. Cultivate your dreams and send the best ones back into your world.
New moon in Aquarius is about alterations in our lives in order to make improvement. Often times it makes us feel as though we are totally without help in the world. We will understand that affirmative changes will occur through inspiration and kindheartedness but will also be very vague.
It is my suggestion that you purchase an aqua candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lemongrass oil or sage oil and chant Psalm 51. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle.
Remember that with all solicitations of psalms and mantras attaining the anticipated result is determined by the value of meaning. The mantras can be tough to enunciate for many but it is an influential source of energy.
In 2017, I am choosing two mantras for every lunar cycle. The first mantra will be easy but will have the connection needed to bring power to the mantra and the second will be for those learned mantra users.
(Oooom Hriiiing Aiiiing Kliiiing Shrrring)
(breath in with each first letter and breathe out you should be able to feel the vibration in your nose upper lip and jaw)
Advance Mantra users:
Om Shreem Upendraya Archutaya Namah
This mantra produces the quality of friendship within oneself including others.
Please note I am not a western or Vedic astrologer. I am a certified Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic reader. Our chief responsibilities are to use astrology and numerology as placeholders to determine obstacles and conclusions, thus finding a pathway to a person’s karma, dharma, universal, spiritual and Ayurvedic solutions to sublime bliss.
If you are looking for a western reader you may contact my preferred astrologers Leslie or Lee, or any of my other recommended advisers here. Using western techniques, they can help you find out how new moon, and other aspects, is going to affect you. The information above is a generalization not to be determined as a unique prospective of how it may affect you individually.
This will be the last blog before the eclipse. Just a reminder if you are planning on having a 6 months reading on yourself, my schedule is pretty booked up already. Please contact me through your normal channels on or before the 30th to see about accommodating time for both of us.