Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
I got no prosperity but yo I’m a piece of it. So let the guilty hang in the year of the boomerang. And now it’s upon you.” – Rage Against the Machine, Year of Tha Boomerang
Effective Date- January 27th 2017
Welcome to the twilight zone. Here, in the year of the Star – which is ruled by Aquarius – we reach a land that is upside down. Or is it right side up? We emerge from the Year of the Tower alchemically transformed. We have seen our nightmares manifest, our beliefs disintegrate and erupt from the ashes as new entities – fiery inspired phoenixes ready to burn away the outdated trappings of dusty old paradigms. We started the first day of Aquarius season with one of the largest protests to ever grace American soil take place against the new emperor of the “free world.” And the planet of the libertine, Uranus, has swung direct, letting us know that his influence has been highly prevalent in what has transpired for us collectively. Do not forget that the outer planets influence the collective. This full moon in the Uranian sign of Aquarius is here to make it very clear; give me change or I will become the agent of change myself.
The Sun (Ace of Swords), The Moon (Queen of Pentacles), Neptune (9 of Swords)- Fuck yes, Ace of Swords. 6 months ago, during the Aquarian full moon, we were given the weapons we needed to battle the jabborwocky in our personal lives. Now we are being given a weapon to defeat the collective’s phantoms. Eclipses have a bit of a staggered effect. Whatever you manifest into your life during one will pop out 6 months later during the next lunation in that sign. That means whatever efforts you put into place – whatever demons you slayed and whatever demons you let escape – will karmicly manifest now. During the Full Moon Aqua back in August, we had a giant cluster of planets sitting in Virgo. Inversely, we now have a cluster of planets sitting in Pisces. The nitpicking and correcting of the late summer has now allowed us to learn how to manifest. It is now our duty to manifest. We are all ready. Can’t you feel it? There is electricity in the air, and we are all plugged the fuck in. Smoke signals are being sent by the tribe, and we must answer them now. The Moon is directly channeling the Queen of Pentacles, the mother of the earth, and the nightmares we have manifested due to our faulty paradigms must be tackled. This is a very revolutionary moon, and definitely the marker of the times to come. The key to the next 6 months will be the Ace of Swords – truth. We must all trust in each other and in ourselves, that we are more than capable of demolishing the old world and birthing a new one collectively. Remember, order is an emergent property of chaos… At this time, we have the opportunity to create a new world. We just need to do it together. Aquarius is the rivers and tributaries that connect the larger bodies of water. Start networking; networked revolution. This is the Leo/Aquarius polarity; when our leaders fail us, we rise up as a collective to fix the imbalance.
Mercury (King of Pentacles) and Pluto (4 of Cups)- So this essentially tells me, “Quit whining about what could have been and start manifesting what could be right now.” The planets are brimming, absolutely spilling with opportunity for us right now. We are looking at all of the things that are going to shit right now (and trust me, that is a lot of stuff in both our personal lives and in the collective). But what we must realize is that in this chaos we are being offered an opportunity we should not refuse; to manifest our own destiny. We are at the precipice now, Heretics, where we must choose either to continue handing our power over to the puppets of our collective shadow, or to take responsibility and duty back into our hands. This idea may be spreading around to everyone’s minds right now; how can I provide for my friends?
Oh, and never forget – resistance is necessary for flight.
Venus (Page of Swords), Jupiter (Page of Wands), Saturn (Hangman), and Uranus (Empress)- Venus is embodying the political activist of the tarot; the page of swords. Her values are in the collective as she burns through the final degrees of Pisces – heading into her fiery, Aries version next. When you speak out right now, you are speaking out with the force of generations behind you. This can also be extremely useful in your personal life. If there was a time for art, it is now. Especially art that has a political bent to it. Saturn is looking away right now, letting us manifest destiny as we please. If you needed a worm hole to another dimension, it is surely right now. Jupiter is manifesting new projects left and right; allowing you the creative fire you have been desperately clawing for. He is a proponent of the arts, and a social life stirrer during this time. You will be graced with even more opportunities if you put your energy into your creative projects, and the renaissance we spoke about in our Jupiter in Libra post is signaling that it has in fact begun. Look around you, this chaos is the perfect soil to plant our intentions. Uranus is The Empress, implying that the revolution will come from the earth itself, the sacred feminine, the arts, and our collective need to care for each other.
Mars (Magician)- Well well well, it looks like we are being given a super power. So this New Moon happens literally the day before Mars moves into Aries. This is it, it’s time to let your old dreams die and start using the tools you have been given. Again, we are being told that we are in a state of chaos so that we can create. Use that anxiety that has riddled your life and channel it into the energy needed to birth your dream into existence. We have all felt like we are floating in the ocean, unaware of where up is or down is. We are panicking and clawing at our throats, freaking out over the fact that we can’t figure out which way to invest our energy to find the air we need. At this time we must remain still and trust in our intuition to push is through this lunation. If we push in the wrong direction, it can be disastrous for us. Aim for your target using your heart, because right now we are blindfolded to our future direction. Aim true, because once Mars goes into Aries the day after this lunation, the chariot begins its roll through the battlefield.