New Year’s Eve may have come and gone, but for much of the world the new year is truly just beginning. This first new moon is a significant starting energy and while we are almost a month into 2017, the first few weeks are seen as a transitionary phase between the two years. There is a lot going on in the world around us at the moment, and it is all very powerful! Let’s take a tour around the world and through our inner beings to discover just how magical the current times are.
Lunar New Year
January 27th marked the first new moon of the Gregorian year, and is also the Chinese/Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Rooster. This spirit animal is fierce, determined, brave, perseverant and hardworking. When have you ever heard of a rooster missing the daily call to announce sunrise? Connecting with the essence of this animal and the potency of this year will help you light a fire in your soul to take action on all those dreams floating around in your heart.
There is also great power in this first new moon, which is in the astrological sign of Aquarius, as it inspires and empowers us to release things that we’ve been holding onto from 2016, and beyond, that are not productive for our growth or advancement. This can be anything from limiting beliefs and bad habits to toxic relationships and dead-end jobs.
Planets of Prosperity
To add to the celestial synergy in the heavens above, all planets are currently moving direct. That means each planet is moving forward through the solar system. While you could easily argue that all the planets are always moving forward thanks to attending the 3rd grade, there are times when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our perspective on earth. We call this retrograde.
You’ve surely heard of the terrors that occur during Mercury Retrograde, which just ended on January 9th. This period of time, with all planets direct, was considered by mystics of the ages to be a time of great prosperity, growth, abundance and fulfillment. This period will last until February 6th so the time is now to get clear and serious about what you want and don’t want for yourself.
1 Universal Year
If all this high vibing energy weren’t enough, we also find ourselves in a "1" universal year in numerology—which is the start to an entirely new cycle. Earth, and time as we know it, operates in 9-year numerological cycles. 2016 was a "9" universal year, so a complete cycle came to an end. You probably felt a huge shift in the last two months of 2016 as your body was being called to let go and release all that was no longer serving you and the world.
The way to find the number of a universal year is to add up the numbers, and if that number results in a 2-digit number, add those digits as well to reach a single number 1 through 9.
For example, 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10, and then 1 + 0 = 1, giving us a 1 universal year. Mathematical magic surrounds us, and numerology turns this into practical tools we can use as a road map in life, much like astrology. There is ancient wisdom in these teachings, and as we are in the beginning stages of a brand new cycle, we are sure to be feeling all kinds of energies coursing through our bodies.
Between the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster, all planets direct and the 1 universal year, your soul has everything it needs to burn!
How can you use these powerful energies to thrive?
Simply being aware of it is a massively powerful step. Your soul wants to be lit on fire, and it also wants permission to burn. These 3 igniting rituals will be the spark to your glorious flame.
Say No: It is great to be open to new experiences and to say “yes” to opportunities, but saying “no” is actually just as powerful. When you say no to something that you know will not serve you, you reinforce the desires of your soul and the wisdom of your belly and intuition. Saying “no” more often can change your life. You’ll be protecting your time and energy as well as making room for something that you’ll jump at the chance to say “yes” to.
Connect with Your Emotions: Emotions are meant to be felt, acknowledged, and released. By honoring what you’re feeling as valid, you look at the energetic wave as an observer and allow it to do its work. The release part is the most important, however, as suppressed emotions turn into something else entirely. You are entitled to feel everything that passes through you, so connect and release, connect and release. When you clear out space in releasing, you fan the flame of your soul and tell it, “go, grow, higher, higher!”
Stop Living Small: You were not put on this earth to turn your volume down to satisfy others. The world needs you at max volume. Your unique gift is your super power and to withhold that from the world is truly a catastrophe. If you live small, you achieve small. If you live big, you never stop achieving. What is it that gives you butterflies to think about doing in life? What is it that takes your attention away from the present when you stare out the window and daydream? What talent do you have that feels like it chose you rather than you choosing it? Go for that. Create more of that in your life. You are a divine being of light and you are here to shine like only you can.
Do you feel your soul stirring the ashes? Is there heat radiating from your core? Are you terrified beyond belief to take the first step? Good! If you feel fear, then it probably means that you care deeply about whatever you’re feeling and thinking about. Feel that energy and work on developing it or defining it or scheming how you can finally do it.
When you work with energies and ensure that your thoughts and actions are in alignment with the flow of the current you want to create, you are truly in your most powerful state.
Go, grow, create, feel and prosper!