Surrender to Separation and Shine – New Moon in Aquarius


If a man bestowed with a fart synonym for a surname can become president of the United States – what’s holding you back?

Could Donald have done us all a favour?

The New Moon will exact on 28th January at 10:06:57am here in Brisbane (AEST); bringing forth a potential new beginning in the area of your chart where 8degrees and 15seconds of Aquarius resides.

The Sabian Symbol for this degree is: “A Flag Is Seen Turning Into An Eagle” and it’s very in-keeping with the energy of Aquarius.

What flag are you waving and is it time to embody all the ideals and beliefs that you keep talking about?

We tap into a huge amount of personal power when we choose to be that which we aspire to.

Instead of just talking about it, which can lead to stagnant and frustrated energy and can bring on a sense of being the victim (disempowerment) and the feeling that we are being thwarted by life.

So,  what is it that’s holding you back?

Fear of being different?…

… that you’ll suddenly be seen as a sponge cake short of a trifle?

Possible rejection?

Worry of others’ judgement, ridicule or jealousy?

Or maybe you’re keeping your inner innovator on lock down, because you fear the isolation that going it alone may mean when you literally have to stick your neck out above the crowd.

Perhaps you stifle your spontaneous quirkiness through shyness or a feeling of inadequacy …

… or perhaps you’re still living with a belief system that you inherited in childhood that being different is somehow wrong?

We all have Aquarius energy somewhere within our psyche and we all need to embrace our individuality if we are to truly feel whole …

… so go on!!, let your strange shine out and embrace your eccentric side 🙂


The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon seem very in-keeping with the political climate in America at the minute; especially with the quest degree of this symbol being :”A Man Who Had For A Time Become The Embodiment Of An Ideal Is Made To Realise That As A Person He Is Not This Ideal”.

Seriously, let that sentence sit for a while.

Read it again and think about it…

None of us are perfect and yes, we can be very quick to judge others for their foibles; especially those in the lime light.

But consider this for a minute – how much energy are you expending on the drama that is being emitted from the NEWS right now?

And… if you look at your own life – are you really the true embodiment of what you know you could be?

How about you turn off the TV, put down the Newspaper and stop letting yourself be distracted?

What are you not doing to honour your unique and separate self?

Where do you need to do more walking and less talking?

and where do you feel the need to break out right now and shake things up a little?


Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian, the rebel and the progressive game changer, but as a fixed sign, it can also lend itself to rigidity.

We can get so caught up in our own ideas of what should be that we forget that not everyone is on the same page.

Astrology (also ruled by Aquarius) reminds us of that.

When we look at the variances in people’s energy fields (as indicated by their individual birth chart) it can really help with understanding the different journeys that we all walk.

I’m not one to watch the NEWS often, so I’m really no expert on politicians, but if history has taught us anything it’s that propaganda can be very real.

Therefore, I err on the side of caution and choose not to be overly judgemental about anyone whom I’ve not personally sat down with for ten minutes.

However, if a man bestowed with a fart synonym for a surname can become president of the United States, I say he’s done us all a favour

Seriously – the World is made up of many people and there will never be a one size fits all – because we are all so different!!

So, stop trying to be like everyone else and let yourself stand out from the crowd for once.

Strong Aquarian energy in a person can make that person appear aloof and emotionally-distant and with a Venus/Saturn Square in operation under this New Moon, you may feel like you need some space or, alternatively, that you’re being pushed out or excluded in some way.

Is it time for greater independence?

Saturn teaches us lessons and when he squares up to Venus we’re talking relationship lessons or perhaps financial ones.

Venus in Pisces wants romance, rose-tinted glasses and to merge with another – to literally dissolve into their essence.

It wants to lose all boundaries, to escape into a fantasy World, to be rescued and to avoid that dreaded ‘R’ word that Saturn does so well – ‘responsibility’.

Saturn teaches us limitation and reminds us that we exist in a material World.

In Sagittarius, he’s asking us to take responsibility for our own freedom, our personal beliefs and our individual growth; to not wait for some projection of an idealised politician to come and save us.

Saturn in Sagittarius wants us to work on bringing our own, personal vision to life so that we can live as an inspiration to others.

So that we can become the embodiment of the dream that Venus in Pisces has placed up on the pedestal.

Note that Aquarius is idealistic and individual, innovative and independent…

… All words that begin with ‘I’.

What can you bring to the group (to the society that you live in) as an Individual?

What does your unique imprint offer to the World and where can it Improve it?

The negative side of Saturn in Sagittarius can present as harshly judgemental and moralistic whereas Venus in Pisces is gentle, forgiving and compassionate.

Venus in Pisces can have a tendency to disappointment when disillusionment strikes and the beloved falls from the pedestal, but Saturn teaches that through commitment things can be worked through and evolved.

When these two energies form a difficult aspect it can be difficult to marry them, so be aware of where this dichotomy may be sitting with you and in your life right now.


Which house holds this New Moon degree in your personal chart and what are the themes associated with that house?

Where does your unique and individual expression want out?

At work, at home, on the bus, in the bedroom? …

You’ll find the house themes in my free E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”, which you can obtain by signing up for my Newsletter.

Make sure that you read the information on my sign up page carefully, that you confirm your subscription and, if you’d like a free copy of your natal chart, that you send me your birth details.

Now go, Surrender to Being Separate, Be Uniquely You and Shine your Special Light; the one that only you can turn on.

With Love,

Toria xo




What Gifts do you bring? – The Sun Moves into Aquarius


Tomorrow morning (20th January 2017) at 07:24am (AEST) the Sun will enter the sign of Aquarius signalling a month to honour  innovation, individuality and your unique self.

What gifts do you bring to humanity when you stand in the light of your own truth?

What are you here to do/to be/to offer?

Aquarius ushers forth the humanitarians, the renegades and the misfits of society; those with a message that is often far too futuristic for some to grasp and yet this energy is needed if the World is to continue to evolve to a higher frequency.

How do you share your heart and your love with the collective?

What is your individual contribution to the group?

Aquarius can also be associated with the inner rebel and the eccentrics of this Earth.

When we feel different we can feel excluded from the World around us, rejected and alone.

Find your tribe – the ones that make you feel that you are home and love them with all your heart for they are your soul family, your supporters and the ones that will help you to shine.

Be wary of a tendency for overt rebellion and dogmatism.

Much Love, Toria xo

Aquarius Full Moon – August 2016

Aquarius Full Moon August 2016 - PAIDOn Thursday we have our August Full Moon in the sign of Aquarius illuminating where you are at in relation to pouring forth your innate gifts to humanity.

In Leo, we connect with our core self, our innate creativity and self expression; our inner light/love essence.

In Aquarius we meet with society, our place as an individual within that society and our vision for the future.

The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is Aquarius 26: “A Garage Man Testing A Car’s Battery With A Hydrometer”.

This, along with Venus conjunct the North Node in Virgo, implies that whatever is coming up for you this week is an indication of what needs to be worked on at a personal level in order for you to be the best expression of self so that you can shine that out and offer it to mankind.

The inconjunct to Jupiter in Virgo reminds us that, although not always easy, growth is necessary if we are to make our vision a possibility.

With the ruler of this Full Moon (Saturn) in Sagittarius, conjunct Mars (also in Sagittarius) and squaring the Nodes, you are asked to further take action on building a future that is based on your inner truth.

Neptune’s conjunction with the South Node in Pisces asks that you be open to intuitive prompts between now and the 18th August that nudge you to consider what needs to be let go of and what still needs work in order for you to be true to your inner calling.

What are your unique gifts and how can you hone them so that you can lead others and effect social change or benefit humanity in some way?

Leo’s are generous with huge, loving hearts. How do you wish to share your affection with others?

With Uranus forming an easy opposition with this Full Moon be aware of the potential for heightened clairvoyance and look out for signs that may guide you to progressive or inventive solutions.

Remember to connect in with the intentions that you set at the Leo New Moon  on August 3rd.

How are those intentions being realised?

The lead up to any Full Moon tends to exacerbate issues; bringing them to the surface for your awareness and action.

Watch for what surfaces within your life between now and Thursday. What is trying to get your attention?

Now is a good time to contemplate/meditate on the following polarities in order to gauge where there may be an imbalance within your life:

  • I am (My Innate Core Self) / We are (Me as an Individual within Society)
  • Innate Creativity / Social Responsibility
  • The Desire to be Love and to be Seen / Feeling Alienated, Rejected
  • Self Realisation / View of Society
  • The Desire for Recognition / Emotional Detachment

For example:

  • Do you feel ‘Seen’ and that your unique gifts are visible/effective within the society that you live? If not, you may connect with feelings or powerlessness, low self-esteem or envy of others who are shining as individuals.
  • Are you courageous enough to stand in your truth in the face of society; happy to  express your core self to those around you? How do you perceive that this core self is met?
  • Are you accepting of the need for change or do you resist and cling to outmoded structures? Could excessive pride be playing a part?
  • How inclusive are you? Do you give others the chance to have their say or do you believe that your way/your beliefs are the only way forward?
  •  Are you socially responsible and a team player or excessively rebellious, thus running the risk of alienation?
  • Do you believe in free-speech, the right of the individual to live a free life in-keeping with their own beliefs or do you demand that others do things your way?

So, Where is this energy playing out within your life and what do you need to do or heal to bring these two energies back into balance?

The Moon will turn void of course after the Full Moon exacts marking a great time for such contemplation.

Where in your chart does this Full Moon fall? Which houses are being highlighted?

Look for 25 degrees and 51 seconds of Aquarius and 25 degrees and 51 seconds of Leo. Which areas of life (shown by the house) are being highlighted?

Also check for any planets falling around 25 degrees, as themes related to these planets may also be important.

If you’d like a free copy of my EBook ‘Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness’, which will help you with this, you can get yours here.

The Full Moon will be exact on Thursday 18th August 2016 at 07:25pm here in Brisbane (AEST).

The Moon will be void of course from 07:26 pm on Thursday 18th August until 02:34 am on the Friday 19th August here in Brisbane (AEST).

If you would like to form a greater connection with your innate self and to explore your creativity, self expression and what your gifts could be then you may like to follow the Mother Earth Astrology Sun Sign Self Awareness Series.