Dear Moon Babies,

Tomorrow is the new moon in Aquarius. It is time to look where we are going, as a collective, and get on track if it appears we're going in the wrong direction. Because yes, with Aquarius, there is a right and a wrong way to go. 

 

Aquarius season asks us to envision a more harmonious, compassionate, and inclusive world for ourselves. So the new moon is a wonderful time to think about what this means for you and how you see this working on a grand scale. It's a simple and easy practice (or daydream, or distraction, depending on how you look at it), but the challenge comes from being able to put what we envision into action in the real world. 

While Aquarius is the sign most able to see a better future for our planet, it is also a sign that can become dangerously disconnected from the reality before us. These two things go hand in hand, because the striving for something radically different can come from an aversion or lack of acceptance of the difficulties at hand. So let us imagine a future world with more love and inclusion, but let us not turn away from what is painful here and now. Let us in fact turn towards it and start our work now, not later. 

 

The key to the perfect Aquarian utopia is to understand that there must be space for everyone, whether you like them or not! Good thing Aquarius is a sign that considers everyone their best friend anyways, because it is a sign that allows us to see the bigger picture, each person as a whole being with strengths and challenges. So in your vision of a better world, let there be room for a difference of opinion, and a whole lot of weirdness. This is not a time for uniformity. 

 

My workshop 'Through Fire,' is now a day-long event instead of a full weekend, and will be held Saturday Feb. 18th. There are two spaces left so if you would like to join us, please register in the next few days! Participants will go through an initiation process around a life issue or question of their choosing, and will be uniquely supported in the group with what they are working with. More information here.

 

Lastly, I will be co-hosting a Venus Retrograde workshop with my incredible teacher Julie Simmons. This will be a three-part series that spans the retrograde period, where we explore the mystery and meaning of Venus' journey and how it is reflected in your individual chart. No astrology knowledge is required to participate. Sliding scale is available so please let us know if you need a reduced fee for this, more information here.

 

May you spend the new moon tomorrow envisioning the weirdest and brightest future for our planet.

 

With love,

 

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel

Dear Moon Babies,

 

Tonight is the new moon in Capricorn. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we have celebrated the winter solstice, and begun the long steady journey towards lighter and warmer days. 

 

As the calendar year ends I notice many friends and clients reflecting on how challenging this year has been. The personal stories are different, but there seems to be a common thread of life showing up differently from how we want or imagine it to be. I notice less commitment to idealism, and a certain level of resignation to what actually is, rather than what could or might be. 

 

This shift in perspective, while challenging and certainly less rose coloured, is a healthy transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn season. Things can no longer exist in our vision of them, it is now up to us to make them a reality. So this new moon is a good time to ask ourselves what we want to make real, and what we can do with our reality if it falls short of expectation. Capricorn is a doing sign, so we can use the next few weeks to plan, manage, and instigate change. It might be very small and it might be very slow, but Capricorn teaches us that we have a responsibility to take hold and take charge (maybe later, during Pisces season, we can take a nap. Capricorn takes no naps). 

 

How will you steward your life this year? The sun is reborn on winter solstice, and so in many ways our new year has already begun. With this new moon we see that our responsibility is not just to our own lives, but to the lives of those around us we love and to the lives of those further who may forever remain strangers. We have a responsibility to each other and our communities. We can be crushed and defeated under the sometimes painful reality of this responsibility, under the guilt of not doing enough, or we can take it step by step and do what we can, when we can, and love ourselves in the meantime. 

 

This is the delicate dance between hope and acceptance. 

Somewhere between them we find our rightful place in the world, and the commitment to take it step by step and see our work through to its completion. Hard as it may be, we can ask our loved ones to help us carry the load. The great downfall of Capricorn is the desire for utter self-sufficiency, when really, the task at hand is too tremendous to hold alone. 

 

May you find the strength this new moon to meet your work in the coming year head on. May you rise to the task of your responsibilities and not let their weight become burdensome. And may you not be alone in the journey. 

 

Lastly, spaces for my workshop in February are starting to fill up, but there are still a couple spots open so please register soon if you've been meaning to. This will be an initiation-based weekend workshop where participants will bring a life issue of their choosing and be initiated into a new phase with their chosen question. More information is here:

 

In love and moon darkness,

 

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel