Happy Full Moon and Happy Birthday, Leos…..
FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS AUGUST 18, 2016:
This month’s Full Moon falls in the Leo/ Aquarius polarity; the Sun is at 25 degrees Leo, and the Moon is 25 degrees Aquarius. 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. The Sphinx represents the Highest Expression of sound codes on this planet, i.e., the Hall of Records.
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 neural 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.
At this Full Moon, the North Node and Venus are conjoined in the sign of Virgo, as well as the planets Mercury and Jupiter, also in Virgo. These aspects emphasize the karmic Virgo themes of positive thinking; enlightened action; and joining mind with heart. This is not a time to pass judgment on others, but to find your passion and gather with like-minded souls to share your light and your gifts.
SATURN & MARS IN SAGITTARIUS:
During this Full Moon in Aquarius (with its accompanying theme of freedom), both Saturn and Mars are out of their “retrograde phase” and moving direct in the sign of Sagittarius. As Humanity attempts to shift out of the old paradigms and into the new dawn of Aquarian awareness, there seems to be a tremendous amount of interference going on at the same time. We just have to look at the chaotic events around the globe to realize that the entire world is at risk unless the OLD thought forms of hate, bigotry and violence are transformed. The shadow side of Sagittarius is fanaticism; and any dogma that propagates “fighting to the death “over God, religion or politics, 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. And, we are once again, witnessing sudden explosive world events similar to that of the mid -1960’s. If you were born after the mid-60’s, you carry the “codes” of change within your DNA, and it is your birthright to transform the system. As the man once said “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: The Goddess Nut and Dendera Temple
In ancient Egypt, the sign Aquarius was associated with the Sky Goddess Nut, whose elongated 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 on July 26 (our calendar). It was a time of renewal, hope and optimism as the Great Goddess bestowed 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.
MEDITATION FOR THE FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS:
Find a quiet space to meditate, light a white or violet candle (or both).Ask your spirit guides to assist you in manifesting your Spiritual vision and Life Purpose. 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 Sky Goddess Nut and feel a cosmic blue-white shaft of light beam from the center of the galaxy into your solar plexus igniting your “inner fire” and moving up to your Heart. This blue-white beams turns into a beautiful blue lotus and opens in your heart center. You are one with the Goddess Nut as she births the New Sun. Imagine your body as a chalice or grail holding the light of this new sun. Feel this light feeding and energizing you as you continue on your path. You are the Star-seeds!
I would like to take this opportunity to invite those of you who have been thinking about Egypt to return “home” with me this November. Whether you have already been to Egypt, or it is on your “wish list”, now is the time to go. Egypt is very safe, the US Dollar is strong, and the temples are still free of crowds. In addition to our deluxe night Nile cruise with Abydos & Dendera, we are offering a private retreat option in Luxor and Bedouin oases . Many trips are advertised, but for those truly dedicated to opening their hearts and minds to the Egyptian Mysteries, this is the one you have been waiting for. Registration is also open for our Shamanic Journey to Peru September 2016. Details for both trips can be found at www.pachaterra.com or Contact firstname.lastname@example.org