This is a great week with a great New Moon at 19° Aquarius 16′ and it begins the Year of the Monkey. I remember from my friend, Robert Daley, that the Monkey is very good with his hands, creative, clever and with the lunar cycle beginning in Aquarius, the sign of innovation, perhaps this is the year in which to find ‘that need and fill it’! Of course, hover boards may need a little work :), but other than that, I think this is the year for repurposing success. For example, rather than buying new clothes, go in that closet and see what you can repurpose. I have a wonderful full length red coat from Evan Picone left over from the 80s (yes, folks, the 80s), but the shoulder pads look like football pads and are too extreme. However, the color is rich and the wool is extraordinary. Everyone is wearing long vests, so my thought is to take it to my favorite dressmaker, remove the pads and sleeves and then have a fully functional and very current beautiful (and warm) wool vest. I found this coat at a local thrift store for $20 years ago, the price for a full length designer vest these days — $300 to $500! Go figure!
Obviously, this isn’t the only way to repurpose. Have a piece of furniture you love, has great lines, but has seen better days, contact someone who knows how to reshape or repaint furniture making it more current. There are lots of ideas flying around this week coming from different directions — often the curse of too many planets in Aquarius (also the great gift). There are many wonderful aspects with Jupiter this week as well, encouraging learning and teaching. Jupiter is still in Virgo, until late summer 2016 and Virgo is the ultimate repurposing sign. Jupiter only returns to Virgo once every twelve years so taking advantage of its transit is encouraged.
If you can’t use something, then pass it on to someone else who can, the other side of the great aspects to Jupiter because Jupiter is often referred to as the ‘cosmic Santa Claus’. As Mercury returns to its original position before it went retrograde (1º Aquarius) on Valentine’s day, getting back on track feels great. If you have ideas for changing things in your work place, don’t be afraid to bring them to your boss or colleagues, because it is most likely that they will jump at the chance to implement that change. This week is filled with optimism and is, coincidentally, Mardi Gras — so how convenient is that?