This month’s Full Moon falls in the Leo/ Aquarius polarity; the Sun has just moved into 28 degrees Leo, and the Moon into 28 degrees Aquarius. This is the second full moon in the sign of Aquarius in two months… In July, the Full Moon was at the zero degree point, emphasizing that things were in a state of extreme potential. With this Full Moon occurring at the END of the sign, it is of utmost importance that we truly understand the karmic themes that were introduced with the last Full Moon: the balancing of Heart and Mind; personal power with group mind; and selfishness with selflessness.
To reiterate the theme of last month: “Humanity is at a state of critical mass balancing lessons going back to Atlantis. This Aquarius/Leo polarity reminds us of the potential of the dawning Aquarian Age: the “revolutionizing” of human consciousness which began in the Age of Leo 13,000 years ago. The Great Lion Sphinx of Giza is a symbol of the Age of Leo. It is a major portal, or star gate, connecting Humanity with its true lineage.
Venus: With Venus in Libra (the sign of relationships), we are being asked to look at all our relations in a new light. Where can we create harmony where there is discord? Balance where there is imbalance? Venus is in her own sign (rulership) in Libra; therefore, no matter how acrimonious situations appear to be, there is always room for negotiation and diplomacy. When Venus shines her sweet light, even the most unruly antagonists can find a common ground.
JUPITER / URANUS: Jupiter makes the first of three exact squares to Uranus, heightening the call to revolution or evolution. As King of the Olympian gods, Jupiter rules over faith (as in religious), global expansion and good fortune. Its shadow expresses itself as arrogance, fanaticism and despotism. Uranus is the planet of lightning bolt changes and sudden, erratic thinking, as well as inspired genius, intuition and uncanny expertise in technology and science. In astrological terminology, all squares are 90 degree angles that signify crises that require action: “breakthrough” or “breakdown”. Jupiter will also be involved in a series of five cardinal Grand Crosses throughout next spring (2014). This means we will experience major changes in ALL areas of life: political social, economic, spiritual, as well as personal.
URANUS/PLUTO: Not only do we have Jupiter making three squares to Uranus, but we also experience Uranus making seven squares to Pluto (over the next two years) This signals that we are at a “no turning back point” in human evolution. Pluto is the planet of total transformation and annihilation of the old forms. Pluto takes no prisoners! We must be willing to adapt, change, be flexible or go the way of the dinosaurs. Even the most rigidly held beliefs, dogma and rituals need to be examined with new eyes. Whether it be scientific breakthroughs (such as medical marijuana, cloning, space exploration), sexual/ gender bias (such as gay rights/same sex marriage, women’s’ rights, abortion); or even the persecution of religious and ethnic minorities, what we are witnessing is that the urge for freedom knows no cultural or geographical boundaries… everyone wants to be free!! During this Full Moon period, it is important to give thanks for ALL the personal freedom you enjoy in your life. And if you feel that you are not as free as you would like, examine that as well. What are you giving up in exchange for your personal liberties? Make the changes necessary in your own life before finding fault with someone else.
With three of the four outer planets (Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus) in retrograde motion right now, a collective wave is redefining itself…one in which freedom vs. tyranny and order vs. chaos is brewing. Sound familiar? Uranus was discovered in 1781. The American Revolution was in full swing, and the Continental Congress chartered the Bank of North America. The outer planets set the stage for major world events; global news, not local. Events constellating around them usually fall under the heading of “fate”. These are collective planets spanning generations of influence; however, each individual does have a choice in the role he or she plays. That is the message of this Full Moon in Aquarius: “Know Thyself”.
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: REVOLUTION OR EVOLUTION
As Humanity attempts to shift into this new dawn of awareness, there seems to be a tremendous amount of interference going on at the same time. We have just to look at how the recent chaotic events in the Middle East unraveled to realize that the original idealism, hope and vision of an entire populace is at risk unless the OLD thought forms of hate, bigotry and violence are transformed. The shadow side of faith is fanaticism, and any dogma that propagates “fighting to the death” is one of de-evolution, not transformation. Freedom must be earned by individuals who understand the concept of self-responsibility. If you continually give away your power, there will always be someone ready to take it. In order to move forward, we must have the wisdom to learn from our mistakes. In this United ‘States of America, we fought a civil war to end slavery, and brothers killed brothers for their beliefs. How have we grown as a nation since then? What have we learned that we can effectively pass on to our struggling Third World brothers and sisters? We are on the brink of a new world order. It is imperative that we think with our hearts and act responsibly. Humanity has been preparing for this time period for aeons, and now, we are the main players. In the mid 1960’s, Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in the sign of Virgo, and the world was a undergoing a period of radical social change that would influence generations to come. It was the beginning of the “green movement”, alternative health modalities, the electronic/ computer age, and the birth of the so-called “counter-culture” (hippie movement) around the world. Some of the political events that transpired during that Uranus-Pluto conjunction were the violence of the Civil Rights Movement; the Cold War with Russia; the rise of the CIA, the tragic and shocking assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King. Right now, these two planets (Uranus and Pluto) have reached their first square (a 90 degree angle) to each other, which signifies a crisis point/ catharsis for the aforementioned themes. … And, we are once again, witnessing sudden explosive world events similar to that of the mid -1960’s. If you were born in the mid-60’s, you carry the “codes” of change within your DNA, and it is your birthright to transform the system.
The Aquarian Full Moon is an air sign (not water) which symbolizes intuition and perception. Aquarius is the sign of the progressive thinker, the bohemian artist, the political reformer… as well as the scientist, the astrologer, the computer whiz, and closet rebel. If you have any planets in late degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio or Taurus, you will be most affected by this Full Moon. The Moon in Aquarius heightens our intuitive abilities. It’s a great time for an astrology reading, reiki or energy work. You are more receptive to receiving (or giving) information on a body/mind/spirit level. We all have a soul purpose; an authentic Self, not what family, friends, or society have imprinted on us. Take a personal inventory; are you following your own path? We all have responsibilities and duties in life, but self-expression does not necessarily have to be stifled in order to take care of them. Voicing your opinion and taking a stand on something that you believe in can make a difference in the world around you. (Just be sure to allow others the same privilege). Creativity comes in many forms. We don’t all have to be successful artists, but volunteering your time and energy to a worthy cause is a rather unique way to share your talents with others. In this age of technology, our thoughts and ideas can be transmitted globally in a matter of seconds; it is important to remember that “with knowledge comes power AND responsibility”. This Full Moon is a great time to set goals for the future and to expand your vision. It is a time to break free of old limiting beliefs and breathe new life into our cells.
The sign Aquarius is the “Water Bearer” of the zodiac, but what he pours is not liquid, but energy. We receive the “elixir of the gods” as electromagnetic frequency. Our brains get “amped up”, and new neuronal pathways open up. This connection for the ancient Egyptian initiates was obvious. The brain and the heart must be connected (Leo and Aquarius) for enlightenment to occur. The Aquarian vessel contains the “water of life” of cosmic consciousness. The “great work” of true alchemy is to find the divine seed within us and water it with the light. We are already shifting into a New Age of Light, but the transmutation process is not an easy one. We are living through global revolutions, economic collapse; trials by fire, wind, and water; but the core of enlightened consciousness remains intact. We, humans, are responsible for the New Earth we are creating. Let us do it through Love, Wisdom and Cooperation.
SABIAN SYMBOLS: The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon also confirm that Humanity is ready for a quantum leap…
The Sun at 29 Leo: A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form.
“The Moon at 29 Aquarius: A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis”.
The ruling planet of this Full Moon in Aquarius is the planet Uranus. Uranus in the sign of Aries (action, idealism and war) moved into retrograde motion on July 18th and will remain so until the end of 2013. When a planet of this magnitude appears to shift direction, you can expect some major changes to take place.
Find a quiet space to meditate, light a white or violet candle (or both).
Ask your guides to assist you in manifesting your Spiritual vision and Life Purpose….watch your dreams for answers.
Use the energy of this Full Moon in Aquarius to help you redefine your “mission statement” for the future; and to aid in releasing what no longer serves your higher purpose.
Breathe deeply and feel yourself connecting from the core of the planet to the heart of the Milky Way.
Connect with the Goddess Seshata and feel a cosmic blue-white shaft of light beam from the center of the galaxy into your solar plexus igniting your “inner fire”.
***Editor Note – Mary is available for personal Astrology readings. Please contact her directly and reference her articles on The MotherHouse. THANK YOU!