Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 19 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Life Arts    H4'ed 1/30/11

Aquarius New Moon, February 2-3, 2011

By       (Page 1 of 3 pages)   No comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Cathy Pagano
Become a Fan
  (149 fans)

Aquarius New Moon, February 2, 2011

Candlemas/ Imbolc

Sacred Fire
Sacred Fire
(Image by Cathy Pagano)
  Details   DMCA

I am the whirlwind . Bright harsh breath of Life.   

I am the slowly swelling waters. dark embracing depths of Life.

 I am the fire at the center. Warmth of Life unfolding.     

I am the moist, dark loam.   Richness of Life becoming.

This week we celebrate not only the New Moon in Aquarius on February 3rd, but also Chinese New Year on February 4th -" the Year of the Rabbit. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious, virtuous, reserved, and refined. It's easy to admire and trust Rabbit people. And to top it off, they are often financially lucky. So even if you're not a Rabbit, this year try to emulate them and allow their refined talent and great luck into your life.

We've also arrived at another turn of the Wheel of the Year, the midway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.   The Celts called it Imbolc, the Christians Candlemas, and the Irish celebrate it as St. Brighid's Day.

This holy day is a fire festival, and a celebration of the lengthening days and the earliest signs of spring.   Celebrations center around hearth fires, special foods, divination, and storytelling.   Imbolc is also traditionally a time of weather prognostication and the old Irish tradition of watching to see if serpents came from their winter dens is a precursor to our modern Groundhog Day.

Fire and purification are attributes of St. Brigit, who was the Gaelic goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft.   As both goddess and saint she is also associated with holy wells, sacred flames, and healing. The lighting of candles and fires represents the return of warmth and the increasing power of the Sun over the coming months. So light a candle to symbolize the light you want to bring into the world this year, listen inside for the Silence where all things are birthed, and let Spirit bring you a vision of what archetypal energy you are ready to embody this year.

Just as we look for the returning light, we also look for inspiration and vision for this turn of our life's journey.   Each year at this time, we can dedicate ourselves to a larger vision, for we are here not only to serve ourselves, but also to serve Life.   Since Imbolc is sacred to poets, it is a good time to invoke the Muses and clear and bless our own "inner' springs of creativity so we can open to the voice of the Creative Imagination.  

(St. Brighid's Day is especially sacred to Bards/storytellers.   Tune into my new BlogTalk Radio show "The Bard's Grove" starting Friday night February 5th, where my co-host Rick and I will tell ancient archetypal stories to spark the Imagination and inspire you throughout the year.)

Once again, the Cosmic Story is aligning with the Wheel of the Year, with this Aquarius New Moon occurring on Imbolc, just as the full Moon lunar eclipse occurred on Winter Solstice.   Imbolc, as a cross-quarter holiday, occurs at or near the 15* of the fixed sign Aquarius. The 15th degree of any power sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) is a power gate -" the fixed nature of the signs concentrate the energy into the 15th degree, opening a vortex for manifestation.   This new Moon stands one degree away, energizing the gateway even more than usual.

The New Moon 


Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

Interesting 2   Must Read 1   Supported 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Cathy Pagano Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Cathy Pagano is a spiritual advisor and Jungian psychotherapist, storyteller, author and teacher. She is the author of a book on the return of the Goddess, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World". Cathy trained at the C. (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse, May 24-25, 2013

Aquarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, August 5-6, 2009

The Cosmic Story: Aries/Libra Full Moon Eclipse, October 18, 2013

Sagittarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, June 15, 2011

The Cosmic Story: Gemini Full Moon, December 17, 2013

The Cosmic Story: Libra Lunar Eclipse 2014

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend