After a turbulent 2020, I think we can all agree that we have gently eased into 2021 without expectations but with a lot of hope. We are almost one whole month into 2021, and now we can begin to reflect on what has happened and keep our eyes gazed on the future ahead. How are you feeling as we enter the sign of Aquarius? Aquarius is open-minded; it embraces the strange and the unique. Aquarius wants you to embrace your individuality and become who you are truly meant to be, to embody your soul’s truth. If that seems like a daunting task to you, don’t worry. We all begin to embrace all parts of ourselves in our own divine time, but here are a few ways that you can work on embodying your Highest Self.
Meditation is one of the most powerful tools that we can access, and it’s completely free and completely at our disposal. If you have questions running in circles around your brain such as, “Am I on the right path?”, “Is this what I’m meant to do?”, or “Where do I go from here?” maybe it’s time to turn inward. When you listen to yourself, your heart, and the highest version of yourself, you have access to all of the answers your desire.
Find a comfortable position, whether this is seated or lying down, and begin to focus on your breathing. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Quiet the mind, but if any thoughts arise, acknowledge them and then gently send them away. Begin to deepen the breath and breathe into the furthest points of your body, down to your fingers and toes. Feel your breath fill every inch of your body. In through the nose and out through the nose. Turn to your heart next and feel this space. Does it feel full? Does it radiate Divine Love? If not, call in love in the highest vibration. Let it warm your heart and your soul; let it envelop you in its entirety. When you feel comforted and safe, listen to your heart. What is it trying to tell you? Or ask it the questions that have been racing around in your mind. You already know all of the answers, you just need to be open and willing to receive them. Stay in this meditative state as long as desired, but when you are ready to come back to the earthly plane, gently deepen the breath. Bring small movements back into the body, with small wiggles of the fingers and toes, eventually moving to the arms and legs. Move to your right or left side and slowly sit up and open the eyes. Make sure you keep a large glass of water by you after your meditation.
Using Crystal Allies
Crystals are energetic allies that we can keep on us at all times. From self-love to creativity, there seems to be a crystal for every purpose. In line with the teachings of Aquarius, here are some crystals that can help you embrace your individuality:
A popular crystal among many practitioners, Amethyst can help identify patterns in negative behavior and emotions. The only way to grow and evolve is to learn from our past and shift it in a beneficial way to help us create a brighter future for ourselves. This stone can also counter addictive behavior and facilitates meditation.
Aquamarine correlates with the Throat Chakra and encourages smooth communication with yourself and with others. It also helps to release old emotional baggage and attachment to the ego, which is so important especially during any transitional period or in a time of shedding layers of the old self - a self that was unaligned.
Moonstone is a positive protection stone and helps to clear the aura of negative energy. It can also help to ease emotional trauma and in gaining a higher perspective on life and the part you play.
Rose Quartz is another popular stone and is commonly known as a stone for self-love. This gentle stone bathes the body in warm, inviting love and energy. It helps to release worry and ego-driven patterns or fears.
Embracing the Energy of the Serpent
While the serpent isn’t necessarily associated with Aquarius, it does represent the shedding of old layers. In order for us to completely move on and become the highest version of ourselves, we have to shed the old layers that are associated with that old version. This does not mean that we forget that person completely. Who we were five weeks, months, or years ago is a person that has gotten us to where we are today. Remembering the triumphs and tribulations helps us to remain humble yet grateful that we have the opportunity to learn and evolve.
Speak Your Truth
Speaking your truth is a great way to fully embody your truth. Talk about the things you enjoy, the things that you’re passionate about, and share that with others. There is nothing more enjoyable than watching someone light up when they talk about a topic that makes their heart soar. Embrace and empower your Throat Chakra!
Be True to Yourself
One of the biggest lessons we can learn during this time is to be true to ourselves. Don't allow yourself to become a mirror for others, or to let others mold you into becoming someone that you aren't. You were divinely placed here for a reason and have something beautiful to offer. Allow the season of Aquarius to open you up to the idea of being you, because there is no one else who can take your place.