Forecast 2/10 The first New Moon after 2/4 begins the Chinese New Year, and this is the Year of the Snake.

There are 12 animals in the cycle and they have different elements or qualities, so this Snake is a different animal than 12 years ago. In general, Snake years are about shedding skins and a cautious (or calculated) approach to business. It can be a good money year for those who move fluidly and instinctively.

From a New Moon perspective, when married to the Aquarius energy, it suggests a year of innovative possibilities especially in communications and networking which bodes well for internet business. Of course, not all will do well- what’s critical is to choose excellent partners.

The exact time of the New Moon is 2:20 a.m. ET, after which the moon is void of course VOC* through 4:20 p.m. ET

rug“A rug placed on the floor for children to play” is the Sabian Symbol** for the degree of this moon. If you see the rug as a defined boundary, it suggests the perfect balance of the Aquarian energy.

Aquarius as a sign is “ruled” by 2 planets, Saturn (symbolizing structure, limits, discipline) and Uranus (change, revolution, genius). You can see how the Saturn symbol of the rug defines the limits of where the children can play (Uranus = youthful exuberance). So this New Moon supports experimentation within the confines of a secure frame.

The more aware you are of the boundaries in an endeavor, the more expertly you’ll be able to reach heights of brilliance.

Jot down the things you plan to accomplish over the next several weeks, as well as a broader plan that requires more time. Make sure the latter is something that you can plant some seeds for at this time, which ensures its ultimate manifestation.

I recommend that you put down at least one thing you know you can accomplish and cull down your to-do list to 3 things. After you’ve set those in motion you can go to the big list, but always in New Moon work it’s important to manage what’s possible to empower you. Since the exact time of the New Moon is 2:20 a.m. ET, tuck your goals under your pillow the night before if possible.

serpent.hiOnce the moon enters Pisces at 4:20 p.m. ET, creative juices kick in and you can initiate projects and begin the vision.

In this time of shedding skins, our program, Stoke the Fire is designed to turbo-charge your spiritual center in alignment with your physical reality, so you can manifest your true purpose. We are accepting participants through 2/10/13. 

*Moon VOC/Void-of- Course:… in Aquarius you are apt to get caught up in a discussion or a cause which has no resolution. This is an excellent time to visit with friends or bounce around ideas, for pure recreation.

** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360∞ of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally 

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