Full Moon in Aquarius Total Lunar Eclipse

SUPER DUPER, WHAT A WHOOPPER OF A MOON!

July 27, [email protected] 3:22 pm cdt

Hey all you fixed sign people!  Yes, I mean you, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius…If your solar energy is anywhere near the 5* mark of any of those signs…( that means that you were born in the early days of that particular solar transit, April 21-29, July 24-31, October 25-31, Jan 21-29 or thereabouts), listen up!

This glorious Full Moon in Aquarius, activating the fixed cross also happens to be a lunar eclipse. And for those of you who were born in or around the above dates, this is especially significant. Lunar eclipses are release points. Activation of the emotional center of the psyche is highlighted. Let it go, says the song and this means YOU! If you are feeling antsy and restless, in need of a change of pace, sensing that its time to shed that old decaying skin, you are totally in sync with this Full Moon, lunar eclipse energy. This is the birthday that you have been waiting for. Whether you are conscious of it or not, things are bound to change for you. You may suddenly realize that old patterns of behavior are getting you nowhere or that long standing relationships are dragging you down or that the dream you thought you were dreaming is really a nightmare! Even if the seismic waves of this Full Moon only rock your boat a little bit, there will be some motion.

Mars, the planet of motion, is hot on the heels of this full Moon, urging action, assertion and relentless pursuit of whatever it is that you need to alter in your life. In Aquarius, Mars is the PHILOSOPHER KING, rather less frantic than he can be but able to imagine just about anything. Be brutal as you review your emotional baggage and if there is even the slightest sense of ennui on your part as you do so, DUMP IT! No second thoughts, and no regrets after the fact. The wonderful thing about releasing is that it leaves you empty and ready to be newly filled up. That’s the essence of the wheel of life, transition, rebirth and renewal. First comes the purge, then comes the fill-up.

Don’t’ be surprised if you are suddenly surprised. Uranus, newly entered into Taurus, is dynamically aligned to this Full Moon, demanding that you look at things with fresh eyes and consider out of the box solutions to long-standing issues. If you have been trying to work through something for awhile and keep facing blockage, why not try something different in terms of approach? It might not be comfortable or easy but, hey, it just might start the ball rolling. Continuing to implement strategies that have only ever failed is kind of nuts, don’t you think?

 

Mercury has just stationed RX so this is a time of introspection and meditation. The energy is saying that you should pull out all that old stuff that is gathering dust in the corners of your mind and sort through it with the view that you are simply ready to release anything, absolutely anything that is adding weight to your emotional self. It’s get thin time! So, do a cleanse on every level of your being.

These kinds of celestial events are reminder to us that life is a constant movement of energy and that we are the beneficiaries of that movement. You are only stuck if you choose to be stuck. You are only blocked if you opt to be blocked. If that door looks like it is barred, go find a window and get the #%*# out of there!

 

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:

ROCK FORMATIONS AT THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE

&

A COUNSEL OF ANCESTORS

 

Here we get the sense that we are at the very edge. The EDGE is the best place to be. Life is sharp and exciting when we test ourselves, take those risks and make those leaps. We see all that is behind and all that is possible when we live life in ‘edginess’. As long as we follow the only rule that really matters—THE RULE OF LOVE—and we stay true to the call of the heart, we will find our footing and keep our balance.

Is good to reflect on the fact that we are the result of a long line of others. All that has ever been resides somewhere in the collective and we are a part of that collective so it resides in us. On a much more personal level, we must never forget the wisdom and learning that we have gained. Some of it comes from experience in current life but never diminish your karmic heritage. All that you are is founded on all that has ever been so honour both the shadow and the light. They serve a purpose in the healing of your soul.

 

Thought for this Full Moon:

 

I soar

I fly

I embrace the light filled sky

I am the brilliance

I am the dark

I am the secret song of the lark…

 

BTW…for those of you who are sky watchers, we, in the western hemisphere, will not see this eclipse—(note the exact time of the full Moon)—but, what we will see in the heavens on the evening of July 27 is a quite small reddish moon with another bright orangish object not too far from it—Mars at its closets point to Earth. As I mentioned previously, this is the astrology of EMOTIONAL ACTION. Don’t just feel, DO IT. But with the proviso that you have THOUGHT about it. If its clear tonight, get out there and regard the celestial panorama and connect to the power of the sky…

Cancer New Moon, 2018

New Moon in Cancer: July 12, 2018 @ 9:49 pm CDT

 

The Moon is at home in Cancer.

What does that really mean?

Well, Cancer has been designated through many millennia of observation & co-relations to be the sign that most closely aligns to the function of the Moon.

So, what is the function of the Moon?

It signifies the emotional, responsive, reactive and needful part of the persona. Cancer is the energy of security and protection.

See the connection? The most tender part of the human persona is the emotional center and it is this very thing that requires security and protection.

Cancer is the energy of the GREAT MOTHER. The all protective care-giver, the nurturer. It is a soft yearning energy that surrounds and shields, drawing inward rather than moving outward. It is a water sign, indicating flow and movement, a constant shifting of perspective and focus. It is cardinal energy, suggesting that something is being initiated on this very sensitive level of being.

In Cancer we find rest, a quietness, even a solitude. Think of a forest filled with shade-giving trees and in that forest imagine that there is a stream that flows sometimes swiftly, sometime slowly in and among those trees. Perhaps it pools here and there, where one could find some refreshment on a hot day. This is Cancer, a hidden and surprising delight; a sudden respite for the weary traveler as she winds her way through the mysterious forest.

For those of you who study astrology, pull out your own natal chart and locate where in that wheel, Cancer is found. Whatever house is your Cancer house, this is where the New Moon will fall. Because this New Moon is also a partial solar eclipse, there could be revelation and change, a movement within that sector of your psyche. What are you waiting to discover? What is on your mind that needs to be brought out into the light? What do you really need at this time in your life? Where do you need to make yourself feel more secure, more protected, more connected to those you love? With Pluto standing watch in the sign of Capricorn and the New Moon aligned beautifully with Jupiter and Neptune, this is a potentially powerful time on an emotional and responsive level. Primary needs demand attention and there is energy galore to give those needs the attention that they demand. If you have been holding off getting things in order emotionally, the universe is saying, what are you waiting for?

Having trouble doing what you want to be doing?

Not sure what you really want anymore?

Having difficulty communicating clearly with those around you?

Needing more home time or alone time?

Are the kids going to be alright?

Have you been putting off self-care & healing?

Is that ideal relationship just a pipe dream?

Are you finally ready to take that step and make that commitment?

If a move is in the works, are you ready to make the leap?

Is it time to quietly assert your rightful and hard-earned place in the public domain?

What about those hopes & dreams? Are they still viable?

And if you are still working on deeply held beliefs that may or may not be supportive of your growth, this could be a good time to do some hard thinking about who you REALLY are.

Jupiter in Scorpio supports the appetite of the New Moon and Neptune in Pisces laces the energy with the colour purple by connecting it to the divine.

It’s a lovely and hopeful New Moon, filled with the promise of achievement if we can just catch that Cancerian wave and ride it into the distance!

The Sabian Symbols for this lunation are:

A PRIMA DONNA SINGING

&

A RELAY RACE

 

This is a moment! Let’s strut our stuff and step out into the limelight. Let’s be fierce and brave and bold and wonderful! We’ve worked hard to get to here so let’s not squander all the effort and all the training and all the preparation that went into this moment, this second, this NOW.

Life is a never-ending movement into the4 spiral of becoming. We begin but we never end. That is the sheer beauty of this journey that someone called LIFE. As long as we breather, we live so take a big gulp baby and do your thing!

 

Be the love you want to receive…

 

 

Full Moon in Capricorn, 2018

CAPRICORN FULL MOON: June 27, 2018 @ 3:22 pm CDT

 

The Moon is a fast lady, as she speeds through the 12 signs of the zodiac on a monthly basis. One of the primal forces within this archetype is the search for security and yet, this ongoing rapid-fire change of ‘face’ contributes in creating the insecurity that the moon, representative of the emotional nature, is seeking to circumvent. But that is the way it goes with emotions. They are the rolling hills in our landscape, causing us to bump along whilst looking for even ground.

If you have kept up with this bi-monthly blog on the Moon and her escapades, you have probably realized that this flighty traveler never spends more than about 2 ½ days in each sign. She barely gets used to one energy and off she goes, speeding into the next. This is very much like our own human quest for that place of security on an emotional level. We may just be getting used to something when suddenly we pick up and move on to something entirely different.

And when you examine the order of the elemental and modal energy of the zodiac, it is clear that each subsequent sign is very different to the one preceding it and following it. So, we move from fire to earth to air to water and we do so without exception. That is the inimical order of the flow of energy. It always begins with the fire of spirit where inspiration is born, then moves into the ground of earthy containment where it is fully embodied; is formulated and articulated in the intellect via the elegance of airy energy and finally embraced by the emotional self via the intensity and absorption of watery energy.

But this is what it means to be human. We shift constantly. We alter and amend. Through this constant adjustment, we grow (hopefully), expand and evolve into beings who are more than we were just a moment before. Tracking the Moon in her monthly transits clarifies to us the beauty of the natural order, the necessity of adaptability and the ongoing attempt on our part to reach beyond the scope of our grasp, to make that leap into uncharted territory, to live with eyes wide open always.

This is the first Full Moon after the Summer Solstice and it falls along the axis which is the Moon’s natural habitat. Capricorn is the partner sign—polarity point—to Cancer where the Moon most comfortably (though not necessarily effectively) resides. In Capricorn, the Moon finds her ground. This is the energy of EMOTIONAL EXPERTISE & MANAGEMENT. If you were born with the Moon in this sign, you are one of the executives of the zodiac, no question. In Capricorn, the emotions are well-managed, decisions are deliberated and executed with precision and care. No big drama here. Rather, all challenges are approached with steely nerve and nothing, absolutely nothing is left to chance. The chaos that can something prevail with the undisciplined energy of the Moon in Cancer is scooped up and put securely into a box where it cannot cause havoc.

Traditional Astrology once designated the placement of the Moon in Capricorn as a debilitation, suggesting something less than favourable. Language here is vitally important. Think of it this way. When we have a disability or inherent challenge built into ourselves, we have two choices. We can give up and become a victim or we can rise to the challenge and become a victor. If you were born with the Moon in Capricorn, your potential is that you will make good use of your disability, turning it into an ability to control and manage your emotional nature. Well-managed emotions are the secret weapon in any situation. Why? Because most folks don’t manage their emotions well. Actualized souls with Moon in Capricorn can become beacons of light to those in need, providing care, counsel and comfort. In terms of healing, Capricorn energy is that which can minister to the masses. It’s the kind of energy that can go beyond the personal and touch many. Capricorn defines the very nature of reality and provides, if implemented proactively, the rule of law that serves the needs of all.

Of course, there is always a shadow to be mindful of. When the rule of law becomes partisan in nature or seeks to constrict rather than empower, Capricorn has descended into the murky territory of mind-control, even fascism. And, by the way, this can happen on all spectrums of the political scale. When someone tries to tell you how to think, how to speak, how to act and disallows civilized dialogue, they are fascists. As a society, if we cannot find a way to live harmoniously all the while dissenting with each other, we are doomed. The next time someone says something that YOU think is ridiculous or outrageous, stop for a moment and at least try to see it from their point of view. You don’t have to agree, but you do have to ALLOW.

Another shadow element contained within Moon in Capricorn is the proclivity to emotional coldness, a brutality of feeling that disregards the personal. Everything is factored down to a pro/con type of check list and decisions are made devoid of human compassion. Here, again, the DISALLOWANCE for alternatives is highlighted. So, watch this tendency in yourself closely, at all time, like a hawk, if you were born with the Moon in Capricorn.

This Full Moon has several interesting energetic dynamics. Firstly, Mars, the Warrior archetype, is beginning his retrograde through Aquarius and he will remain retrograde until the end of August by which time he will have moved back into Capricorn. A retrograde Mars is reflective of the same kind of externalization as a retrograde Mercury. Action Interruptus! So, be mindful of the potential for incomplete action, for stalled action. Be willing to make corrections, even look for the opportunity to correct. Review, re-consider and re-invent. Aquarius is the archetype of the future and when Mars races through this energy, he is eager to create that which is not yet fully formed within the collective. This few months of retrograde motion provides us with plenty of space to explore the dream, to re-vision the future and adapt both individually and collectively. So, don’t etch your plans into stone, write them in the sand.

This particular retrograde happens at the south node so we are urged to delve into memory to re-create the dream. Remember and review! If you want to change your future, you must find a way to re-vision your past. Heal the wound and save the self.

Secondly, Chiron, now in Aries, squares the lunation, suggesting the need to find ways to heal the wounded self, to take assertive action in connection to any insecurities that are present within the tender self. A slowed down Mars facilitates the energy of consideration and reflection. Use it to dig deep and discard anything that is preventing you from being who you truly are. Uncover the inner potential and give yourself permission to BE. Always with compassion, consideration of others and love.

Finally, with Saturn aligned to this Full Moon within one degree, this lunation is laced with the steel of resolve. We feel the need to stand in our power, to hold to the right according to our understanding of what that right might be. We are infused with the grit of survival whatever we are facing. We feel the energy of determination as we hold firmly to the wheel of our ship. We are the master of our destiny, the captain of our ship!

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are :

A VEILED PROPHET OF POWER

&

TWO FAIRIES ON A MOONLIT NIGHT

You have, deep within yourself, the ability to stand in your own truth, to be powerful and strong. Every day is an opportunity for you to embody this power, to seize the moment and show anyone who is watching you who you truly are. But as you own your own ability to be the master of your own destiny, always remember that you are merely a reflection of something much grander, much more noble than anything on this earthly realm. Be the masterful instrument of that nobler element and as you hold to your own personal power, never forget that it comes from a source far removed from the concerns of human toil. Lean into the arms of spirit for it is from that place that true sovereignty originates.

 

Thought for the Month:

I dance

I sing

I am a shining star

And the Moon, she is my Mother

And she smiles down on me.