Cheers to the Aquarius BLUE MOON!
You are Everything & Everything is You
A Full Moon is an opposition between the Sun and the Moon. In the Western Tropical zodiac, this particular Full Moon features the Sun at 8 degrees of Leo, while the Moon is directly opposite at 8 degrees of Aquarius. The opposition is exact at 5:43 a.m. CST on Friday, July 31.
A Blue Moon is a relatively rare astronomical occurrence when there are four Full Moons in one season—the time between a Solstice and Equinox. The modern understanding of the Blue Moon is when we have two Full Moons in one Gregorian calendar month, which we have here in July on the 1st and 31st!
The last Blue Moon appeared on August 31, 2012, and the next one won’t occur until January 31, 2018, so the energy surrounding this occurrence is relatively rare and noteworthy.
The Full Moon is a time of reaping the fullness of what we’ve sown at the New Moon, and standing in gratitude for that which we’ve brought forth before we begin clearing out for the waning moon period.
As I wrote in an earlier blog Fierce & Love: The Opposition, feat. Tyra Banks, astrological oppositions are opposing forces that are inherently related. They pertain to the same issue, but take varying approaches. Oppositions are opportunities for balance; they bring the right tension to promote adjustment, perspective, and action.
This Blue Moon is occurring along the Leo/Aquarius axis of group dynamics.
To know how this Blue Moon transit is impacting you, check your natal chart for 8 degrees of Leo and 8 degrees of Aquarius. Whatever houses those degrees fall in (the 1st & 7th, the 2nd & 8th, the 4th & 10th, etc.) are the areas in which your life will be most impacted by this energy.
The lesson of the Leo/Aquarius axis is to find the balance between individual prominence and equality within the group. Leo is personal; Aquarius is broad. To love unconditionally is to respect the importance of both areas.
Remember, the planets are the actors, and the signs are the roles the actors play.
The Sun in Leo shines brightly in its perfect element of rulership. The Sun embodies creative expression, taking pride in one’s work, approaching the world with childlike freedom, and exercising its power.
The Moon in Aquarius is incredibly compassionate in terms of the abstract. It cares about humanity as a broad concept, but when it comes to nurturance of people on an individual basis, the moon struggles here because Aquarius is so big-picture oriented.
The key during this time is to return to simplicity. We can let our talents shine, but use our gifts for the benefit of the whole. We can care deeply about the human condition in theory, but must also remember to demonstrate that love in practice. The group exists because of individuals who are all worthy in their own rights.
Where Leo can be prideful and want to elevate and separate, Aquarius can think about greater causes without compassion for the individual.
What sparks our collective outrage? Why does one story go viral and become deemed worthy of coverage and discussion over another?
The Sun is in Leo. Is a single lion’s life and death more important than the millions of animals killed daily for food and sport?
The moon is in Aquarius. If all lives matter, how can one person’s encounter with law enforcement play out so differently than another who has committed a much worse crime?
The key here is to remember our ONEness. What we see in the world is a mere reflection of ourselves. What exists in our reality is also a projection of our subconscious.
You can only recognize something with which you are familiar! The things that bother and trigger us are unhealed aspects of ourselves. The things we admire in others are qualities present within us.
As the great Meredith Brooks once declared:
“I’m a bitch, I’m a lover.
I’m a child, I’m a mother.
I’m a sinner, I’m a saint.
I do not feel ashamed!
I’m your hell, I’m your dream.
I’m nothing in between.
You know you wouldn’t want it any other way.”
You are everything!
The world is your oyster, and is also your hologram.
Don’t forget, there are currently SIX planets in retrograde (Venus, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron) plus the Lunar Nodes, so this Full Moon is calling us to take a pause for the cause and come together as a group.
Take responsibility for the energy you bring into your sphere, and know the infinite truth of who you are as an undifferentiated spark of the divine.