Jan 20 New Moon 0 degrees Aquarius
Jan 21 Mercury retrograde in Aquarius at 17 degrees
February 11 Mercury at 1 degree (out of shadow March 4)
New Moon in house Aquarius brings new intellectual and emotional beginnings, particularly with Moon conjunct Sun both quintile Uranus (rules Aquarius and this New Moon). Here is a gift from the universe, a spiritual talent to be expressed – look to your houses of Aquarius and Aries for more clues.
New Moon/Sun sextile Saturn in Sagittarius shoots a beam of invention, creation and new possibilities into envisioning work. Manifestation is limitless in the mind’s eye of Sagittarius, and it begins with having some fun and getting out of old environs, blowing the cobs out. Shift stagnant energetic perspectives by driving a new route or changing the stuff that surrounds you in your environment. Creative polarity shifts are further highlighted by Uranus in trine to Jupiter Rx in Leo.
Mercury stationing retrograde near this lunation delivers more perspective shifts – inward focus will be the reinvention, reintegration of mind, messages, where we have become too fixed in mindset will become more obvious as the retrograde works its magick in Aquarius, the house of allies, wishes, angels and fellowship.
Note also Uranus is square Pluto with one more hit left to go, on March 17, card below speaks to the metamorphosis inherent to this aspect.
Now for the card pulled for perspective shifts/insights.
Nef: Bennu: The Family of Wind
“To Shine, To Rise”
Bennu is the Phoenix, the elixir of immortality, the quintessence of physical rebirth, rising from the alchemical furnace. It represents a new condition, new beginning.
The sacred Heron of Heliopolis, it was later called phoenix (see Pluto) by the Greeks. Bennu is the soul of Ra, Sun God, guide to gods in the Duat.
Also of note: the planet Venus was called the “star of the ship of the Bennu-Asar” mentioned as the morning star in this invocation. I am the Bennus, the soul of Ra, and the guide to the gods in the Tuat; let it be so done unto me that I may enter like a hawk, and that I may come forth like the Bennu, the Morning Star.
This card symbolizes great purity and being free as a bird.