Picture a pregnant young woman , full to bursting. She’s come though the thicket and over the hills – ready to give birth and looking for a safe place to bring forth something new that has been gestating for a long time.
P.s Jupiter and Neptune are slowly moving out of aspect – but for now they continue to bring a sense of ease and grace and the reminder that – even in our greatest darkness – there is always light!
After a period of review and reflection – new information and understanding is helping us create a better way forward.
Mercury went retrograde in the sign of Leo on July 8th- and then turned direct Thursday August 1st- and last week (15th) it reached the point that began its retrograde motion – meaning that we are now moving FULL STEAM AHEAD – at least as far as Mercury is concerned.
Mercury is about how we think and communicate. When it went back into Cancer and actuvated the Collective Destiny Points (Nodes of Moon) – there was focus on re examining inherited family patterns and childhood wounding. Eclipses in this area emphasized the possibility of some majour shifts.
When we face and release the roots of our discontent, we give permission to our soul to move forward in a more healthy fashion. This is not a straightforward process – it’s often two steps forward – one step back, though at this time everything is accelerated.
Mercury represents our stories- what we think about – how we think about it. Sometimes those stories were told to us. They’re not even our own. As we rethink and rewrite our own personal and unique narrative – new elements come into play that we didn’t consider up till now.
Time for something completely different!
So much for that (re writing about Full Moon). It is already a week later, the waning Moon is now in its last quarter, and the effects of that powerful Full Moon are beginning to fade.
Did you get to see it? This was a super moon (closer to the earth) looking luscious and ripe as it hung low in the sky. I went for a beautiful Moonlit walk enjoying its radiant beauty.
One of the things I love about Astrology is how it reveals the cyclical nature of life and time. Each year the planets spin and dance around the Sun, the Moon spins and dances around the earth, and all their energetic exchanges create patterns, energy signatures and archetypes of deep mystery and meaning that we can only try to understand.
“Life is an unending circular path it seems, a spiral, or sometimes a labyrinth full of twists and turns. The clear path ahead is not always visible. Looking backwards, we see patterns, find the flow, see a river or a road with stages along the way.” Jennifer Boire, Inner Wisdom Guide, SoulCollage Facilitator
Last week’s Full Moon in Aquarius spoke to the new era we are entering, and the cosmic energies that are shifting and morphing into something cometely different from what has gone before. Aquarius is about finding and expressing our true individuality – then finding our place within the greater collective. Aquarians are unique and quirky out-of-the -box thinkers, which makes them very excepting of diversity.
Aquarians need a lot of personal freedom – they are not fitter-inners or nine-to-fivers (unless other planets indicate otherwise). While the Leo Sun wants us to shine our light into the world – Aquarius asks us to make room for others to shine their light as well.
The overall message is about finding our own unique voice – and using it to contribute to the highest good.
And that we are all in this together.
Mars – planet of action and aggression – strongly influenced the Full Moon – bringing out the freedom fighter in us. Mars in Aquarius could have a bit of a chip on it shoulder – but at its best – has us finding and standing up for righteous causes. And yet because things have become so polarized – it is imperative that we maintain our sense of equanimity in the midst of so many highly charged situations.
While Aquarius helps us with detachment, the Sun in Virgo in a few days will bring us lessons around discernment, and the need to separate out what is ours and what is not.
Right now, the Moon in restless, fiery Aries can feel irritated or reckless, and prone to knee jerk reactions. It’s great energy for pushing through obstacles to get er done – just be careful to stay centered and not overdo!
Luckily, thanks to the presence of Sun Venus Jupiter at the Full Moon- we’ve had an influx of highly positive vibrations to smooth out whatever situations Mars or Moon in Aries gets us into.
“Hope is impossible to drown. Just when you think it has sunk to the bottom, up it pops in another location.” – Margaret Dulaney
Sun and Venus shining so much Love and Light on us all reminds of our true nature – and that we are all in this together.
Yes, these are stressful times containing many conflicts and challenges trying to get our conscious attention , and yet which can, at their best, activate powerful urges for self-transformation and regeneration and will help us move into the new age.
Pluto and Saturn on the Southern Collective Destiny Point represent a karmic reckoning.
Many are getting caught up in extreme behaviors, as difficult or triggering events bring up issues around power and control or provoke conflicts with other people. If you are feeling trapped in unconscious patterns or bumping into countless obstacles in the outer world, Pluto will reveal the deeper meaning and significance of these challenges.
Ultimately, everyone and everything is a mirror showing us what we need to work on in ourself. The forces shaking and breaking us down are just trying to wake us up.
Neptune in Pisces represents the true unity that connects us at our core, reminding us that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. It’s easy to forget that in the midst of so much chaos and upheaval. One thing I say to myself every day is ‘Focus on the good.’ Know the Good. Know that despite appearances – the cup is not half-empty – it is half-full! In fact – on the truest level – it is full to overflowing. Focus in that!
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As we are reach the end of the eclipse portal that we have been moving through for the last few weeks, a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on Wednesday marks the beginning of a new direction.
Leading up to the eclipse – 6 retrograde planets- including Mercury (thinking and communicating. ) help us turn our attention inward – as we go back over feelings- ideas- events from the past – in order to gain a deeper understanding of how to move forward.
With the Sun (self) and Venus (love) sitting on the North Node Destiny Point – in the emotional, watery sign of Cancer – there is a tsunami of emotions bubbling up to be felt – healed – released!
Pluto’s presence (death/rebirth) can amplify and intensify old traumas around these issues – with an aim to heal and clear away the past – as we make way for new energy to enter.
This is POWERFUL stuff!! In this time of karmic reckoning – like the shake down of a global pedophile ring – we are coming to terms with sins of the past (patriarchy – power over).
It may be rather shocking and unsettling to come to terms with how pervasive the corruption is. Take good care of yourself! And watch your reactions. If you are feeling especially impatient, irritated, or just more reactive than usual, or notice a competitive tone creeping into your interactions (Mercury Mars Uranus), it may be linked to the clearing you are doing, as uncomfortable feelings coming to the surface to be cleared away. Righteous anger is a normal reaction against abuse; and as old anger surfaces – our unconscious reactions show us where our pain is – where we need to heal and also where we need to own our own stuff.
Venus in Taurus, on the other hand, wants us to embody – ourself!
Watch out for belief systems that keep you afraid of your physicality – they say a country divided against itself cannot thrive. A body divided it against itself cannot be healthy. The trick now is to integrate the body and the mind.