The last few moments of this moon comes to an end as the banishing energies of the last quarter pushes the events of the last month away with whispers of a more promising future. The Lunar New Year is upon us this Thursday. This New Moon marks the beginning of the YEAR OF THE RABBIT, and the cleansing energy of February.
February comes from the word “februa,” named after the festivals of purification celebrated in Rome. Some sources say February was named after the Latin Februalia, a time during which sacrifices were made to atone for sins.
This year, In Eastern Astrology, February 3rd begins the auspicious “Year of the Rabbit. In some Asian cultures, this sign is often called the Hare or the Cat. Most people call this your “Chinese Zodiac Sign” or Sheng Xiao. This zodiac is based on the cycles of the moon. Western Astrologers tend to associate eastern astrology with the cycle of the planet Jupiter which takes roughly 12 earth years to make 1 trip around the sun.
This is the year of the Metal Rabbit; it is said to be fortunate. Almost everything will come more easily in 2011. The year of the Metal Rabbit promises to bring peace, joy, calmness and many happy “hoppy” moments. In short this indicates that this year will bring a lot of opportunities for healing.
On Wednesday & Thursday, the sun and the moon will be in sync (conjunction) in the sign of Aquarius. In Greek Mythology, Aquarius is known as Ganymede, a mortal so handsome he was chosen by the gods to be their cup-bearer. This young man ascended to the heavens and learned duality represented by the two wavy lines that represent the Aquarius Zodiac sign today. One wave is positive and the other is negative. Ganymede represents the limitless potential for intelligence & physical beauty of the human race. In the Northern Hemisphere, February’s rains are also seen as the cleansing of the earth which leads to the clean healthy beauty of spring.
Don’t forget to make your wishes Thursday and Friday While the moon is “new.” Also remember that the New Moon and the Full Moon are the times when the tides of the ocean are high. Usually people are more sensitive and restless as the gravity tends to influence the blood’s movement just like the earth’s oceans.
Zeus’ Rap Sheet:
- Turned himself into an Eagle to seduce Ganymede.
- Turned himself into a Swan to Seduce Leda, The mother of Castor and Pollux (also known as the Gemini Twins).
- Turned himself into a Bull to Seduce Europa, a Phoenician princess (See Taurus Mythology).
- Turned himself into a golden rain to impregnate Danae.