Plucking myself from the anticipation of beginning a new decade, and the heaviness of cosmic activity thus far, I raise my head in defiance of the feeling that each day has been as three: intense, expectant, deliriously demanding.

We shuffle through with feet barely lifting off the ground, gaining equilibrium as the moon has been waning, dragging us deeper into the lair of the dark moon, the priestess Luna crooking her finger, cackling as we come closer, deeper and deeper, until we pause and surrender, drop to our knees, let our foreheads touch the soil, and fall into a dream of tomorrow.

Our process since the moon has been waning after the last full moon has been to clear, reevaluate, make room, ponder, and align. The year began as each year does, with high hopes, though amplified by the advent of a new decade.

But so many of us have felt the planetary brakes pumping, reminding us through the Pluto/Saturn conjunction of January 12th, that slow and

steady does the trick. Practicing presence and intention has become vital wisdom.

The new moon in Aquarius, rising January 24th at 4:42 p.m. ET, brings back flow, and allows us to draw from a deeper well.

Aquarius, the water bearer, albeit an air sign, is the release we so poignantly need after taskmaster Capricorn, who has been relentless in keeping our nose to the grindstone as far as our inner work has been concerned.

This is exactly the right atmosphere for shedding tears, shedding skins, releasing pent-up anxiety, breathing deeper breaths. Fill up on the refreshing air of Aquarius…

Wild Ones, read the rest of these cosmic shenanigans here!

A mantra for new moon and much more.

Heart hugs, Monika.

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