This month’s Full Moon falls in the Leo/ Aquarius polarity; the Sun has just moved into zero degrees Leo, and the Moon into zero degrees Aquarius. All full moons are potent in terms of our psychic awareness, but this one is particularly so as it is known as a “BLUE MOON”, which means that it is the second full moon in the same month. While Blue Moons are not particularly rare astronomical events, they do call our attention to the astrological fact that July is an emotionally charged month.
This Full Moon with the Leo (Sun) and Aquarius (Moon) emphasizes that it is of utmost importance that we learn the karmic lessons of balancing Heart and Intellect; personal power with group mind; and selfishness with selflessness. 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, that connects us, not only to our Atlantean heritage, but to our possible futures.
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.
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 the Moon in Aquarius, this is your personal Full Moon. Aquarians are usually very cool, calm and collected personalities, which make them very interesting to other people. They can also be great humanitarians working for a cause or philosophy, whether it is in the arts or sciences. (Famous Moon in Aquarius personalities: John Lennon, Russell Crowe, Lady Diana Spencer, JFK, Jr, Caroline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey (Sun in Aquarius). Although they are “group minded” with a diverse array of friends, Aquarians often prefer to be alone. You can usually find them working alone, but in the midst of a crowded, bohemian coffee shop.
If you have any planets in early degrees of Leo or Aquarius in your birth chart ( 0 to 15 degrees), you will also be 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. Your inner radar is working at plus ten! Trust your inner voice at this time. 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 “zero” degree of both the luminaries can set you free from all pre-conceived limiting beliefs. You are the Fool in the Tarot deck fearlessly stepping into new territory… make a wish upon a star tonight…..it just may come true!
Venus Retrograde: Venus is also Retrograde during this Full Moon at O degrees Virgo. Virgo is not the most sentimental or emotional sign for Venus, but it does help to clarify our goals. This is a time for redefining and reviewing what we want from our relationships, both personal and business. Virgo asks us: “what is working and what isn’t?”. Now is the time to reflect on our expectations. Are we being too unrealistic or too demanding? During a retrograde Venus someone from your past may rematerialize; or you may decide to take better care of your health and/or upgrade your appearance. If you have been letting that summer work-out resolve fade, now is the time to kick start it up again. You have until Venus goes direct on Sept 6th to work on the above mentioned issues, especially if your own Venus is in the sign of Virgo.
The ruling planet of this Full Moon in Aquarius is the planet Uranus. Uranus is the planet of abrupt and sudden change, as well as technology, science and the “new age”. Uranus moved into retrograde motion on July 26th and will remain so until the end of 2015. When a planet of this magnitude appears to shift direction, you can expect some major changes to take place. In this case (sign of Aries) perhaps an old enmity is resolved, while new battle fronts emerge.
It will be a very heated and emotional time in this country (Iran talks, presidential debates, Wall Street upsets) as this directly affects the natal chart of the US. Since all four of the slow moving outer planets are now retrograde (Pluto, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn), a collective wave is redefining itself…one in which freedom vs. tyranny and order vs. chaos are brewing a new world order based on global transformation, spiritual vision, and scientific breakthroughs. 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. Where they fall in an individual’s birth chart usually reflect the mind-set of the society one is born into (for better or worse). 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”.
Water Trine Mars and Saturn, and Neptune: The signature of this Trine is positive energy (Mars) combined to build a solid foundation for a better future (Saturn). It takes a lot of energy to remain optimistic in the face of challenges; however, this powerful trine is the super fuel that recharges our emotional batteries. When we align our hearts and wills in meditation, miracles can and do happen!
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: Goddess Nut /Dendera Temple, Egypt
In ancient Egypt, the sign Aquarius was associated with the Sky Goddess Nut, whose body arches over earth to form the vault of heaven and the heart of the Milky Way. In the hieroglyphic system, the sacred water jar was the symbol of the Goddess Nut, as well as the feminine principle. This key symbol, the sacred vessel, represents the womb of the Great Mother, the Grail of cosmic consciousness. Inside her chapel at Dendera Temple, the ancient Egyptian New Year was celebrated as the star Sirius rose in the heavens (circa July19- 23rd). It was a time of renewal, hope and optimism that the Great Goddess would bestow her blessings on the land through the abundance of the life-giving Nile. If Isis is the World Mother, then Nut is our Star Mother. Like the Star card in the Tarot deck, she gives us hope for the future. She is the harbinger of the New Age of Aquarius. A new world is being born
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