Full Blue Moon in Aquarius ~ August 20th 2013
We are at yet another Full Moon (time flies) and a Blue Moon at that! This is the second Full Moon in the air sign of Aquarius we are experiencing this year – the first was July 22nd, 2013. It is opposite the Sun in the fire sign of Leo.
Air and fire are both wonderful purification elements that can be useful in supporting the release of outmoded everything – especially ideas and beliefs about yourself that are blocking you from being your natural you and living from your authentic core beingness. This is particularly a good time to create a sacred ritual around this process of letting go, transmutation, and integration.
“If you have built your castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~Henry David Thoreau
This is a time for grounding visions into manifested form, as you come into your trueness, and for following your heart completely in order to utilize its power of love and creative magic to materialize new opportunities, realities, and doorways of experience.
“A window of opportunity won’t open itself.” ~Dave Weinbaum
You must be ready to embrace and move with the changes that flow in and to follow the guidance of your intuitive knowingness with full trust and action. There is no time to push the nudges off until tomorrow. Seize the moment, as tomorrow is only a continuum of what you choose from the now.
Be love, stay alert and present, keep balanced, trust what you know without proof, always stay in and listen to your heart, and you will raise your vibration with this consistent practice.
This is also a time for creativity to be flooding your experience and it’s opportune and important to allow that channel of self-expressive passion to flow through. This will allow you to grow and experience more of yourself, bringing you to an experience of self value and love that is important in your ability to give of the same to others in service of your gifts.
Be willing to face everything on the most intimate of levels within yourself. This courageous vulnerability to look within, will be the point of power to transform your experiences.
Leo is the confident energy of heart-centered creativity, spirit, love, and both generosity to self and others. And with this comes the responsibility of knowing you are powerful, not powerless, in every situation. Leo’s fiery alchemy has the ability to help us transmute and go into a new and more profound understanding of ourselves and All That Is.
A good example of this energy, is one of my favorite Egyptian Goddesses – Sekhmet – Lady of the Sacred Flame/Eye of the Sun/The Powerful One – who is the creative fire and energizing life force within the creation. She wears the Solar Serpent – symbol of regeneration – and her power is a partnering duality of creation (development of life) along with destruction (death). These are the natural cycles of life that maintain the universal harmony of cosmic order.
It is time to realize our worth and embrace, with fullness of heart, being our own responsible, conscious authority and creative alchemist in the world – much like the caterpillar to butterfly effect.
This brings us to the power of the air element of Aquarius with its higher mind of cosmic and divine order that operates from the highest good and benefit of humanity. You will find your freedom, when you are operating from the bigger picture vision of harmony, co-creating, and altruistic love.
Everything starts within us and that is where you need to look and work with first and foremost.
As Cathy Lynn Pagano, astrologer and author of a new book, “Wisdom’s Daughters: How Women Can Change the World” shares:
“The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 29* Leo is: A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form. In one sense, a mermaid symbolizes a new feeling arising from the collective unconscious. Part woman, part fish, the mermaid brings us news of what is going on in the creative depths of the ocean which gave us all birth. A new manifestation of the Anima Mundi or World Soul yearns to be reborn as Lady Wisdom.
(I love this part about the mermaid, as I’m currently finalizing a sacred tattoo design that synchronously incorporates a mermaid and cosmic flame, which I’ll share later today)
The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 29* Aquarius is: A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. This emergence speaks of a complete metamorphosis, a structural renewal of the patterns of life and relationship. We have to let go of the old structures that emerged from the archetypes long ago, structures which built patriarchy when we needed that form. But now those forms are dead and deadening. When archetypal patterns lose the feeling depths, they become stereotypes. We live in a culture of stereotypes which urgently needs renewal. Let the archetypal energies of life renew themselves in new patterns and forms, reshaping humanity to a larger consciousness and beauty.”