Today marks the start of the Year of the Horse and a year of free-spirited, high energy and unexpected adventures. Things will be moving quick, so decisive action will be your friend. Get ready to make some leaps of faith, let your heart loose, and cultivate a strong and focused will for action.
You’ve been dreaming it, now you can have it.
The magickal Horse has the ability to see you flying by year’s end if you listen to those instincts.
And a Happy Birthday to my mom who turns 71 today on this turning of the year’s wheel! YAY!! I just found out she is also a Horse in Chinese Astrology. How cool is that?! And a Water Horse, which synchronously aligns with this image to the right I had already put into the post, previous to finding this out!
Wishing everyone fulfillment, blessings and abundance abound, and an inspired year into recognizing and embodying your freedom and wholeness!!
“The whole truth is this: the time of the half-life is over. Done. There’s no more time for half-hearted living, half-truths and dividing life into neat compartments. We have work to do here. It begins from the inside-out, with a commitment to see ourselves as whole and to embrace the fullness of who we are and who we are becoming.” ~Dawn Richerson
I’ve already written and shared quite a bit about this year – one in which I’m super excited about (I now know why I was a year ahead of myself last year). So I thought I’d share these magickal images, specifically chosen for their essence, for you to gaze and reflect upon, as you draw forth your own inner horse and allow her or him to speak to you from the depths of your being.
Each of these horses has a message that will draw forth a quality for you to empower and embrace more. And when you do, you will feel more enlivened as the beautiful and unique soul that you are, and how your individual gifts collectively weave.
Let your individual light shine wildly out loud!
Rerooting “Back In The Saddle” Of Your Authenticity with Aquarius New Moon Igniting the Year of the Horse – January 30, 2014
This month is quite a fully packed one that graces us with the rarity of two New Moons, as well as kicks off the Chinese New Year of the Horse, while we catapult into 2014.
What does this mean?
Tons of supportive energy on our side and the equivalent of two fresh starts! But, since I see every moment as being an opportunity for renewal, let’s just say you get an extra energetic gift in your back pocket to propel your new beginnings!
The New Moon tomorrow on January 30th is a celestial phenomenon called a Black and Super Moon – Black Moon because it’s the second of two New Moons in the same month. It’s also known as a Perigree Full Moon meaning it will appear in the sky up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than on any given day.
And so what can we say about this New Moon energy in the sign of Aquarius?
Well, you can bet there is a focus on unique expressiveness, standing in your authenticity and individuality without need for approval, yet simultaneously merging that in partnership with others for the collective highest good, tons of new seedlings that you can cultivate and envision towards the personal invention of your future reality, and a lot of stepping out-of-the-box and out of your comfort zones to go all out with your eccentric self, realizing that the more you do so, not only will you embody joy and abundance, but others will energetically answer the invite to do the same.
I find New Year’s resolutions, while helpful for many, are a thing to learn to incorporate into every day of your life because when you commit to progressive change, in general, you will find every moment to be packed full of powerful possibilities you don’t have to wait on implementing. So, if you have started dwindling with resolutions already, this New Moon is another powerful reminder and supportive nudge from good ol’ Aquarius to live out loud and dream a little dream into being.
This is a chance to reconnect and re-root your ideals and ideas and ride the jet propulsion of progress that Aquarius’ Air element can breathe into you – a little wind beneath your wings and a lot of inventive ways in which to implement. Your mind is keen right now in being able to have the vision, even if you aren’t yet sure about how you want to feel, and this can help you to make adjustments for actualization to take hold.
Aquarius is a free-thinker and a no-fearer so get ready to do the unusual, the extreme, and the remarkable because expansion of possibilities is available to those who aren’t limited by what society has accepted as norms. Invent a new way!
People who stretch their mind, can free their mind. And where freedom lives, is where you will thrive.
This is quite the Moon for opportunity, as there is also a Sextile to Uranus going on, which means the biggest obstacle will be yourself. So get out of your own way and pour loving support and trust into the feelings and inspirations you are, and have been, having.
Keep an eye on signs that are constantly coming at you and helping to point the way. You have all the guidance you need, if you are willing to see it. Sometimes these are subtle, but with Aquarius around, watch out for the electric!
You may receive lightning bolt flashes that will be crystal clear or loudly felt. Some will knock you around a bit to shake things up and supercharge you into action. You could even receive a little shattering charge – think Tower card in the Tarot. Opportunities will show up and offer you their helping hand or open a door, but it’s up to you to embrace the invitation and say yes to YOU.
I love Aquarius energy. I have a mom and brother who are both Aquarians and I have two strong placements in the sign of Aquarius in my astrological birth chart. I know about having strong ideals and intentions, and a bunch of quirky and surprising energy to add to the spice of life’s experiences. But when you go with these elements, rather than try to rein them in or deny them, the sky’s the limit and something exciting can be around every corner!
Extra new inspiration that can be life changing may become available to you during this energetic period around the New Moon. Things can really become illuminated and then it’s about acting on those flashes of insight received and gently hugging those fears goodbye for good.
You have the ability to really connect with your higher mind right now, so spend some time in your sacred space and in the serenity of your inner sanctum, to receive the inspirations wanting to come through. Then trust them!
Trust and faith are needed in order to create the personal security to step forward into the liberating unknown. It doesn’t come from outside of ourselves. This kind of peace comes from your own sense of self you are being guided into cultivating and expanding. We must be willing to go into our own inner mysteries and shadows to see what electrical sparks we may ignite from these courageous depths.
Be ready to try something new. Get in tune with your personal identity and how you can share your unique gifts, as service in humanitarian ways. Challenges will be solved when you look to the non-obvious, keep hope in your heart, vision focused forward, and brother and sisterhood as the friendly smile you carry in hand always.
Unconditionally detached and platonic love are focuses, with the desire to reinvent and recognize the value of friendships and community. Establish your personal boundaries so you can move with confidence in the sea of others and detach from the past and destructive behaviors that have been keeping you in the “holding zone”.
This New Moon heralding the Chinese New Year of the Horse may feel like a push to get “Back in the Saddle Again” – one of my theme and long-standing joke songs, with a meaningful message, I have ongoing with Laura Bruno. 😉
We are officially coming up on the transition into the Chinese New Year – now just 3 days away – so even though I posted my take on the upcoming energy of the Year of the Horse back in December as a forecast, I figured now that it is upon us, you may want another look at what we are rapidly catapulting into.
Chinese New Year is considered the most important and longest celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year, 4712, will be on January 31st, 2014 and is the Year of the Horse. The celebrations are also known as the Spring Festival.
Chinese months are established by the Lunar calendar, with the beginning of the month designated as the darkest day. Traditionally, the New Year festivities (a 15-day festival) start on this first, darkest day and continue until the 15th when the moon is brightest.
The way animals were brought into the celebrations is based on legend about how in ancient times, Buddha asked all of the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve animals showed up and Buddha named a year after each of them, sharing that the people who shared the same year of birth with one of these animal’s years, would also share some of their personality traits.
Needless to say, many of you I know are also, like myself, feeling 2014 to already be quite the year! I’ve mentioned before how last year I was already living in 2014 (not feeling I was on the 2013 timeline) and so it is interesting to see all of the things that were being set up for this year, actually start integrating into being, and continue to.
There is a sense of enormous creative explosions and huge leaps forward that are, and will be, taking place. Indeed a year for things many of you have been working towards, to come to fruition and for living finally from your joy and complete freedom of choice, as the old contracts are over.
This is the beauty of the Horse and that unbridled passion that can ignite your life, if you have the courage to trust it.
I personally love the energy of this year, as Horse energy and Horses have been such a huge and integral part of my experience since childhood and beyond. It’s very fitting to have this year come at this time, but then we already knew it would on some level. 😉
I hadn’t really planned on another “Year of the Horse” post, however, after about 5 different people sent me this link with their excitement, I felt it was wanting to be shared so that while you are contemplating your next moves, you have a little extra “oomphf” behind your choices:
Apparently, one of the traditions for the Chinese New Year is to decorate your home with trays of tangerines and oranges (auspicious Chinese New Year symbols), which are also brought as gifts from visitors during this holiday, for they are an abundant symbol of luck and prosperity. It just so happens that February is when our tangerine tree is ready for harvest and so, synchronously, our home will be filled with the sweetness of these sun-kissed fruits, as we gallop into the Year of the Horse.
I had the chance to meet this spirited horse you see to the right, whose name is Eragon, just a few weeks ago. I was drawn to him by his energy and when I learned his name, I had to smile, since I have a particular connection to the movie that shares his name.
It definitely felt like another sign coming through for me in our meeting, as there were messages provided in that movie from my dear Nestor, before she transitioned, that were many-fold. Some of which specifically speak to what is coming to be at this time, and in this year. I’m feeling the power of this moment very much so.
How will you be riding into change this year? Reining yourself in or taking off the bridle and reins and letting your inner horse run to the beat of your heart?
Are you really ready for the clarity, freedom, and ability to activate the change you’ve been wanting? Because if you are, you can create anything you desire, but as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland says:
“Hang on to them hats and glasses folks, cause this here’s the wildest ride in the wilderness!”
This is your time. You are powerful beyond measure. Believe it to be so.
Something nudged me this morning to repost this blog, as I was feeling Unicorn symbolism prevalent, likely because of our entering the “Year of the Horse” and also due to my exploring the vibrations of “purity”, “innocence”, “love”, “magick”, and the “seeking of natural truth”. Unicorn helps us to see with fresh eyes and release old patterns. This coincides with my musings lately on the meaning of “virginity” and its correlation to the constant opportunity for renewal in every single moment that we each experience. I feel that we have the ability to access self-purification through an alchemical process we can self-initiate in each creatively potent “now”. Joseph Panek so beautifully expresses this in his wonderful post “The Unicorn As A Symbol”, which is such a simple, resonating, clear, and thorough expression of the Unicorn for me and what I’ve come to understand her as. Along with my repost blog, you may enjoy reading his thoughts at “A Seeker’s Thoughts“. I believe the Unicorn has a powerful message for us right now in its non-definitive, but multi-variant symbolism, as Jung shares from his studies. When we have an open and trusting heart we are able to follow into the realm where the You-nicorn dwells, and there we will discover our trueness.
Yesterday I had been led to a perfect expression from Penney Peirce in her book, “Frequency – The Power of Personal Vibration” and having her book in the foreground of my thoughts, I remembered her reflection about Unicorns as the mirror of purified vibration when you love and make space for your Higher Self to Be.
I loved the essence of what she stated, directly mirroring the concepts that had been stirring from Unicorn revealing herself to me the other day. And so her thoughts evoked this message from my own heart, which expound upon some of the para-phrased expressions she shared and end with the sonnet she quoted that so eloquently conveys these thoughts.
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