The moon will shift to the first new moon phase of this year on January 21, 2023, at 9:53 PM. New Moon in Aquarius. The new moon phase is the period when you can turn inward and feel what you want to manifest for yourself in the coming time. This year. What is your focus? What do you want to make room for? In this blog you can read all about the energy of the new moon in January and what you can do to give space to your intentions.
The meaning of the zodiac sign Aquarius
The Aquarius is an air sign. Together with the other air signs, Libra and Gemini, the Aquarius goes well together. Furthermore, Aquarian’s are intelligent types. Spontaneous and independent. They enjoy life to the fullest. The small and big experiences. Aquarian’s can also be stubborn and emotionally detached. Or extremely emotional. Aquarian’s are sometimes difficult to gauge.
When you feel emotionally dislocated, it helps to turn inward and feel. Observing your thoughts and emotions without judgment and consciously breathing through them offers peace and space. Clarity for the future and making choices.
Rituals you can practice during the new moon in Aquarius in January
The new moon is the phase in which you can turn in silence within yourself. To feel. A grounding practice can be nice to feel what you need in your fundament. Your root. Especially during an air sign it can feel stormy. But when you take the time to ground, you will land in your fundament.
Feel welcome to join the weekly Yin, Flow & Breath classes. The first class on January 19 is all about the new moon. The new moon can be felt two days before and two days after. It’s nice to feel physically what you need before that period. This will be covered in this class.
Walking in the nature
Walking in nature is a beautiful method to arrive at yourself in silence. Take a walk alone. Be curious about new paths and notice what beautiful things nature has to offer you. What does it bring about in you? Barefoot walking helps to ground even more. You may find it a bit cold now, but even now it’s nice to put your feet on the cold earth now and then.
Dip in natural water
Dipping in natural water has many advantages. It gives your immune system a boost. In addition, you immediately produce happiness hormones endorphins and dopamine. This will make you feel happier. When you dip in natural water, you are all connected in the now. With your breath. Your body. It is super important to be fully present in your body and feel good. Focus on your breathing. Inhale to your abdomen and exhale long. Focus on the beauty of nature. The water. The surrounding animals. Above all, keep feeling good about what is happening in your body. Enough is enough.
After dipping, it is important to let your inner heater work again. So take some time to warm up with powerful movements. Then dress warmly. You will notice if you do this more often, your inner heater itself will work faster and faster.
Yin Yoga during new moon in aquarius in January
Yin Yoga is also a beautiful method to connect deeply with what you feel in your body. We unconsciously store emotions in the body, which can cause stagnation in the energy. With yin yoga, we work in a stretch towards a release and deepening. Shifts in your body can take place because of this.
Grounding yin yoga practices to give space to the pelvic area. In addition to grounding exercises, it is also nice to give space to the entire back of the body, which is connected to the water element. The moon affects our body because we are made up of more than 70% water. This may make you feel more sensitive during the new moon and full moon. Especially quiet and peaceful during the new moon. The need to turn inward. During the full moon, you may feel awake and restless. This is especially the period of Celebration. During the new moon, it is a beautiful time to feel what you want to manifest and celebrate during the full moon. You don’t have to think hard about it. You may feel sinking. Answers will come to you automatically.
Journaling during the first new moon in January
Take the time to journal. Write about what you feel. What you want to manifest in 2023. You may write from your heart. Everything is good. Don’t be small. But give space to those big dreams. It’s time to give it space.
Would you prefer to work with the energy of the moon in your own time and space? Then order my Moon Phase Yin Yoga E-book. It contains a yin yoga practice for every moon phase, journal exercises and information about every moon cycle. What it means and how you can start working with it more. You can use this e-book throughout 2023 during every moon phase. Nice to start the new year with.