“So long as you follow the herd, you will only be led to the slaughterhouse.… If you feel that you don’t belong in this world, it’s because you are here to create a new one.” – Ralph Smart
The Aquarius Full Moon, peaking Monday, August 3rd (11:58am eastern), inspires revelation, awakening and liberation. The Full Moon squares revolutionary Uranus, supporting you to break free from the matrix of fear and limitation, and quantum leap into a higher level of reality.
Uranus is the Trickster, the wild card, the planet of reversals and “expect the unexpected.” Uranian energy can feel chaotic, and you can best navigate this wild ride of a Full Moon by surrendering to the flow of life, moment by moment, trusting that divine order IS unfolding, even if you can’t see it right now.
This Full Moon can stir up the fear of being rejected by society, by friends and community, if you reveal the truth of who you are and what you believe. Aquarius is the alien and outsider, and when operating in fear, can conform to herd mentality in order to fit in and be accepted – or, can go in the opposite direction and completely detach, resulting in feelings of isolation.
The higher potential of this Leo-Aquarius activation is to be strongly centered in the truth of your heart and know yourself as an expression of divine light (Leo), which gives you the confidence to share your unique genius with the world, to take the risk of seeming weird or unconventional (Aquarius).
At the Full Moon, Mercury, planet of the mind, precisely opposes Saturn. The low-vibe expression of this aspect can show up as negative, fearful thinking and a limited perception of what’s possible – all of which is widely available in the culture right now, but can really put a damper on the quantum leap potential of this Full Moon!
The higher expression of Mercury-Saturn is to divest your thoughts from the fear-based, humanity-oppressing, earth-destroying systems that are currently collapsing and instead utilize the power of your attention to invest in the new world you want to create.
For more insight into what this Full Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 11 degrees Aquarius. The areas of life represented by this house are where you’re invited to:
- get a big-picture perspective and clarify your future vision;
- liberate your creative genius, speak your truth, and share your unique gifts;
- take steps toward experiencing greater freedom;
- feel and move through any fears about not being accepted or loved for who you are.
For ALL the Virgoan details about how to navigate the current cosmic wave, check out my 90-minute Full Moon recording, offered “in the gift.”
The Cancer Solar Eclipse (June 21, 2:41am eastern) is an extra-powerful New Moon, signifying a major new beginning – one that may require an equally dramatic ending. A Solar Eclipse plants seeds that will grow over the next six months and even 19 years.
The power of this Eclipse is amplified by its occurrence just hours after Solstice, and by its activation of the very first degree of Cancer. We have the opportunity for a clean slate, a radical reset, in all Cancer-ruled arenas – home, family, roots, ancestors, intimate relationships, our inner and outer foundation of support.
The waters of Cancer call us deep into our hearts, feelings and instincts to recreate the world from the inside out.
At Eclipses and Solstices, the veil is thin and we can receive major cosmic downloads and energetic upgrades, thereby resetting the light of consciousness and changing our life’s trajectory. Take time for meditation, reflection, communion with nature – whatever helps you feel peaceful, grounded and receptive.
The collective field – the energetic blueprint that determines the course of humanity – is also very impressionable right now, and this is a powerful time to seed that field with intentions of love, compassion, connection, safety and trust.
While we’ve been conditioned to believe that we have very little power as individuals, there is A LOT we can do on the personal level, and in fact that’s where we have the most power right now.
As Barbara Hand Clow writes, “Each person who takes microcosmic responsibility for the universal problem by seeing how it originates within is part of the solution to the macrocosmic mass dilemma” (The Liquid Light of Sex).
To get more insight into what this Solar Eclipse means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 0 degrees of Cancer. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re being called to:
- listen deeply and act on your instincts and intution;
- strengthen your foundation of support;
- release old emotional patterns or attachments;
- increase your sense of inner security;
- re-set your emotional compass;
- and plant a new vision for your future.
For in-depth astro-guidance for this potent Eclipse portal, check out my 75-minute Solar Eclipse recording, offered in the gift.
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Late Friday night/Saturday morning (June 13, 2:24am Eastern) we enter the Last Quarter phase of the Gemini New Moon cycle that started on May 22nd.
The Last Quarter or Waning Half Moon often marks a significant turning point or crossroads, when we’re both finishing out the current cycle, and preparing for the new one.
This Quarter Moon is more potent and more emotionally charged than usual since it occurs between Eclipses – extra-powerful lunations.
Neptune has played a starring role in this lunar cycle. We’ve been challenged to discern reality from illusion, to disconnect from media and information that generates confusion and fear and plug into a greater source of wisdom and deeper truth.
The Last Quarter Moon – in Pisces and conjunct both Mars and Neptune – brings these themes to a head. How we close out this cycle depends on our courage (Mars) to face and to FEEL (Moon in Pisces) whatever we’ve been hiding, repressing or escaping from (Neptune).
Neptune and Pisces rule both paradise and prison, and this Moon will show us where we’ve been imprisoned by our outgrown belief systems – wherever we’re making decisions based on “shoulds,” based on conditioned beliefs from family or society rather than from our own inner knowing. It’s time to draw on the power of this Piscean deluge to wash away the old stories and patterns.
OR – if we’ve used this lunar cycle to listen deeply to the voice of Spirit, the voice of our intuition, then we can ride this Piscean tidal wave to a new level of MAGIC, connection with Source, and TRUST in life’s greater unfolding. We can seed the collective unconscious with a new dream of peace, unity and love.
Whatever supports your system to soften and surrender will be helpful over the next few days – being in or near water, getting extra sleep and downtime, communing with nature, music, art, poetry… While sensitivities are running high, it’s especially important to unplug from fear-generating media, and tune into the channels of information that inspire trust and healing.
The first of three high-pressure, emotionally-charged Eclipses peaks on June 5th – a Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius.
Eclipses bring to the surface feelings that have been submerged in the subconscious, and information that has been hidden in the dark. Sagittarius is the fiery sign of TRUTH, and this Eclipse is especially potent for breaking free from illusion and bringing truth to light.
An extra-powerful Full Moon, this Eclipse catalyzes the death of old, fear-based beliefs and stories that maintain the top-down/power-over control system. Our assignment is divest our life force from the systems that are falling apart and start investing in the new reality we want to create.
Mars and Neptune in Pisces square the Eclipse, activating the Spiritual Warrior. Instead of engaging in fighting or further polarization, we can rise to a whole different level. When we turn our awareness toward the larger field of consciousness, we tap into the power of Source. By changing our thoughts and our frequency, we change the reality that’s manifesting.
To get more insight into what this Full Moon Eclipse means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 15 degrees of Sagittarius. The areas of life signified by that house are where significant events are coming to culmination or completion, and where you’re called to:
- break through the illusion of fear-based stories and beliefs;
- reconnect with inspiration and enthusiasm and open to a more positive future;
- strengthen faith in your own spiritual authority and inner guidance;
- acknowledge the truth of your feelings and clear the emotional backlog in order to experience greater freedom.
Tonight’s First Quarter Moon in Virgo (May 29, 11:30pm eastern) marks the halfway point between the Gemini New Moon (May 22) and the Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse (June 5). A significant turning point in the cycle, the First Quarter or Waxing Half Moon is when the balance shifts from dark to light.
The seeds of intention planted in the fertile darkness of the New Moon are now ready to manifest, and as the energy builds toward the Full Moon, we’re challenged to overcome obstacles to bringing our vision into the light.
The Virgo Moon forms a square to both the Sun and Venus in Gemini, while also opposing Mars in Pisces – forming a pressurized configuration called a t-square (two squares and an opposition). In the mutable signs, this t-square stirs up fast change, feelings of restlessness, and a need to be flexible and adaptable.
In a Gemini lunar cycle strongly characterized by Neptunian energy, it can be easy to be pulled in multiple directions and get distracted and scattered, losing focus. Confusion, illusion and denial are also more shadowy Neptunian potentials. The higher potential is to increase connection and communication with Source, with our deepest soul selves, and use spiritual inspiration as fuel for creating a more loving and beautiful world.
The Moon in earthy, discerning Virgo directs our attention to the here-and-now, our body and environment, helping us get grounded and focus in on what’s most important. Virgo is the Priestess who purifies the temple of her body and home in order to become a stronger and clearer channel for spirit (Pisces). Making small improvements at this Quarter Moon can make a big difference – just take care of what’s right in front of you, and then the next thing.
Mercury – ruler of both Gemini and Virgo – has just moved into watery Cancer, the inwardly-focused sign of deep feelings, nurturing, home and family. We can rely on our feelings and instincts to guide us forward, and trust that, as we change our inner environment, we change the world.
With the South Node in Sagittarius, we don’t need to understand the big picture of everything that’s happening “out there” before taking action, and being overly focused on world events can distract us from the power we have in our immediate environment. Use this First Quarter as a time of preparation, purification, refinement and discernment, and remember that all the “little things” we do as individuals add up to major shifts in the collective.
– Emily Trinkaus