This morning I did an hour’s housework: an event sufficiently unusual in itself to qualify for an Aquarian stamp. Disproportionately pleased considering how much hadn’t got done, I headed out for a bracing walk, narrowly avoiding being blown over by periodic gusts of wind.
Hurrah! Black Pine Coffee, my favourite Glasgow West End coffee shop, as of today was once again allowed to admit sitting customers. However, the message couldn’t yet have got around, since the place was unusually quiet, giving me more of a chance than usual to chat with the owner, Pete, and his assistant Sandi (real names with permission).
We agreed we were glad January was now over, it not being the best month for single minded enthusiastic focus on the tasks in hand, to put it mildly.… Personally, if at all possible I prefer to spend that month with a metaphorical blanket over my head. “I like January though,” said Pete. “It’s my birth month, after all.” I remembered that he had told me this some time ago ( I do drop in here quite a lot – great coffee, fun chat) and I had remembered the date as being close to that of my late husband Ian on 30th January. “I was born on the 28th”.
“That makes you an Aquarian, Pete,” said Sandi. “Funnily enough, I have an Aquarian Moon. My mum’s friend drew up my birth chart when I was born (1995). I still have it in my baby book.” It was beginning to occur to me that you couldn’t make this up: here I was, a few hours into the Aquarian New Moon, talking to a Sun Aquarius man and an Aquarian Moon woman.
“Well, Anne”, said Pete, turning to me as he made my coffee, “you’re an astrologer. What would you say were key Aquarian characteristics?” So of course I gave my usual spiel about it being impossible to mirror back accurately the complexities of any human using purely one lens, eg that of the Sun sign or the Moon sign, and how you needed the full birth horoscope based on time, date and place to do that.
“Yes, yes, you’ve told me that before,” persisted Pete, grinning winningly. “But go on: name just a couple!”
‘Very stubborn, very charming, somewhat left field’ I replied.
“Yep, that’s me!” said Pete.
Sandi by this time was looking at me expectantly…clearly my spiel was not having much impact as yet. ‘Aquarian Moon – give me space!’ said I, quite happy to play the game with such great young folks. “Oh yes – too true, that’s me!” she said.
By now, some other customers were drifting in, so I settled down to drink excellent coffee and catch up with my phone emails. However, during a lull some minutes later, Sandi tentatively asked “Do you have any astrology apps on your phone?” Very shortly afterwards we were deep in contemplation of our mutual TimePassages app, with me explaining to her how to navigate it.
Noting her Aquarian Moon in the eleventh house, and a strong emphasis on the ninth, I suggested she contact Aquarius Rising, the West of Scotland Astrological Association which I had founded with a group of my students in 2001 and is still going strong on-line, ably Chaired by D-L Gordon. I also steered her in the direction of Astrodienst – pointing out that she could obtain a quality synthesised written astrology interpretation there via one of Dr Liz Greene’s AstroIntelligence reports.
I also recommended one or two of my astrology colleagues if she wanted an in-person/zoom reading of a high standard from astrologers who are reputable, experienced, know what they are talking about, and take their responsibilities to clients seriously. I strongly suggested she be very wary of the vast array of ‘astrologers’ enabled by the ease with which one can acquire a smattering of astrological knowledge on-line these days – but without a firm grounding in either experience, in-depth study, or an adequate awareness of the responsibility inherent in calling oneself an astrologer and taking on both teaching and practice of such an ancient, powerful art.
Sandi is clearly very very interested in astrology – I did my best to point her in some quality directions, and she clearly appreciated that. Who knows where her interest may take her? I hope I get a further opportunity to find out!
It was a delightful encounter: totally spontaneous, completely unexpected – and a brilliant manifestation of the Aquarian New Moon’s current energy field drawing the three of us together ‘in the moment’ and offering a shared experience very much of the nature of that moment.
But that Aquarian Moon wasn’t finished making its presence felt in my life today. On the way home, I ran into a journalist friend I hadn’t seen for quite a while – someone with a strongly Aquarian vibe.
“How’s your book doing?” she asked.
‘Really well, getting lovely reviews’, I replied.
“Is there anywhere local I can buy it, rather than from Amazon?”
‘Sure – the lovely Opal Moon, just round the corner from you…’
“Oh brilliant, I’ll call by and get a copy on my way home!”
‘Do that, and I’ll treat you to a coffee and sign it…’
“Deal!! See you soon, then…”
Off we both went, much cheered by our encounter. It had been a most Aquarian, New Moon sort of day. And – it was still only 1pm!
Yes, since you ask – there was more in similar vein to follow.
But that’s a tale for another day…
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13 thoughts on “New Moon in Aquarius: Astrology Speaks!”
Lovely! I had a better day than I’ve had in a while. I could feel something moving within…in a different direction. So grateful. 🙂
Gosh, Carrie, that was quick! Glad you’ve had a good Aquarius New Moon day too…
Beautiful and upbeat post – and how lovely that someone could buy the book and get a promise for a cup of coffee with the author!
You were also on my mind because of this time of the year – a time of reflection and with an open heart, surely still adjusting at this particular time.
And a new moon.. new month.. new year for some cultures.
Thanks for sharing this story!
Hello Lisa, thank you for this warm and thoughtful comment. Glad you liked my New Moon tale…there is so much gloom around these days, it’s important to remember that ‘ordinary’ human interactions with warmth and fun, still go on everywhere…looking forward to following your inspiring posts this year…always so full of colour and vitality no matter what else is going on…
Thank you Anne, and yes, that’s what balanced this new post for World Wetlands Day.. it’s all about balance, isn’t it? Always holding you close to my heart at this time of the year..
I’ve just seen that beautiful, vibrant post…popping over to leave a comment. I’m very touched by your kind thoughts, thank you LIsa.
Loving this Anne and I concur as to the synchronicity of the cosmos. When I had my progressed new Moon in Aquarius a veritable flurry (seems a good collective word for an air sign 🤔) of Aquarians appeared in my life all urging me to “get out my box” and explore new and innovative experiences, including that most Aquarian subject ~ ASTROLOGY!!! 🤩
I concur with the synchronicity of the cosmos Anne. When I had my progressed new Moon in Aquarius a flurry (good collective word for air signs 🤔) of Aquarian’s came into my life, all urging me to get “out my box” and experience new and innovative things, including that most Aquarian subject ~ ASTROLOGY!! 🤩
This is great illustrative feedback, Carole. Thanks!!
Happy Aquarius New Moon week, Anne! I enjoyed your post about the Aquarian synchronicities. 🙂 Jamie (Aquarius Sun and Saturn).
Hello Jamie, how lovely to hear from you! Glad you enjoyed the Aquarian New Moon encounters; Astrology speaking loud and clear…
Anne, you might enjoy (but perhaps have already read) The Tao of Psychology: Synchronicity and the Self by Jean Shinoda Bolen, 1979.
Thanks, Carla, that really looks interesting!