Another moon cycle comes to a close and so another begins! The New Moon in air sign Aquarius will be occuring on January 20th, 2015. This is an excellent time to set a couple of intentions or goals for the coming four weeks. Working with this short energy cycle of the moon can help you get in touch with your own four week energy cycles, and manifest smaller parts of your overall year goals. If you are still working on planning out those year long goals, I recommend Leonie Dawson’s Amazing Year planner. Today I asked the tarot cards for advice for all of us on setting our intentions now at the Aquarius New Moon. Enjoy and best of luck with making progress on your goals in the next four weeks!
What energy will help at this New Moon: Strength
Strength is the card of compassion, of courage, of quiet and enduring control. When setting your intentions for the coming month, do so with the conviction that you will succeed because of your ability to persevere, your bravery, and your love for what you do. Strength is the archetype of power, patience, fortitude, and determination. If it feels like you set too lofty of goals for 2015 overall, Strength reminds you to fight your battles one at time. It’s still January after all- you don’t need everything to be perfectly in place already! With each smaller monthly victory, you will gain confidence, you will learn important lessons, and you will find the strength you need to keep going toward the bigger picture. Let Strength guide you in setting intentions for the month with her gentle compassion, innocence, and love.
What energy will hinder this month: Knight of Wands
The Knight of Wands initiates battles for the sheer joy of the fight, regardless of whether there is anything worthwhile to be fought over or won. This type of boundless enthusiasm will be an obstacle for you when setting your intentions for the coming New Moon cycle. If you find yourself still chasing after a million hopes and ideas for your 2015, try to find some quiet time to work out which of those ideas of yours you are most passionate about and which are only serve to crowd out or cloud your vision. The Knights are all about action and doing, but first you must take the time to figure out what intentions you want to act upon, before you start doing anything. With so much enthusiasm and fire going into the year, be careful not to burn yourself out acting without a concrete plan of attack.
What to expect this month: King of Wands
Well, it looks like we are all going to take my advice into account and be truly visionary this month! The King of Wands takes that passionate, fire energy of the Wands and uses in responsibly as a King. This is the most antsy of the Kings though, ready to jump off his throne and pursue an idea or vision. He must remember to find his calm inner center, to make decisions from a place of reason and depth. This month you may feel like you are just barely keeping it all together, but you are doing it, you are very capable of manifesting your visions into reality. King of Wands energy says to me that you will be successful in setting your goals this month and sticking to them. This is great news, especially for all the entrepreneurs out there struggling to grow your businesses like me! 🙂
Best of luck working with the solid, compassion energy of Strength this New Moon cycle. Use this strength to settle down and plan more strategically for the coming year. You have so much power within you at this time to sit down and really map out what your vision for the year is overall. I will check in with you again on setting your intentions at the next New Moon in Pisces on February 18th, 2015!