MONTHLY ASTROLOGY SNAPSHOT
The world is unpredictable right now, the rules are changing constantly and I have a sense this may still go on for some time yet. Who do we trust? What do we believe? It's not healthy to NOT trust every thing and every one. This is extreme and activates paranoia and confusion and takes us out of our personal ability to feel and hear truth and distorts our intuition.
These are Aquarian times and this is a cycle of new structures forming in the world that are not the traditional top down hierarchies, but more complex and inclusive hierarchies. What does this mean? It could look like structures that are more interested in equity and the fairer distribution of wealth, knowledge and power. This does not mean equal. Everyone getting the same does not work, as we just end up with people being under resourced or over resourced and wastage is happening.
This is a change of societal structure that may take generations to come on line fully. It may be better in some ways, however, it will more than likely still have shadows. Regardless of whether it is good or bad, it is changing and we have an opportunity to embrace this and move with it as opposed to succumbing to the big monster - the fear of change!
To navigate these changes with as much grace as possible, we must develop intuition. Please don't think of intuition as some cosmic ability that only certain people have. Intuition is a fundamental human capacity to bring together all of the senses, including the rational and logical mind, to come to a discerning conclusion about a situation. Intuition is highly refined judgement. It can feel cosmic because it is the consequence of multiple dimensions of our humanity working together at once. It's like the computer calculating all of the possibilities and then spitting out the answer. We don't see all the calculations going on, just the result. Our intuition is the result of all of these processes going on in our psyches.
Now if we go too deep into the emotions and get caught in tumultuous emotional stories, we are not able to access the whole story clearly and then we can't access the most appropriate and wisest response and our intuitive hits will be off. It's the same with only listening to the logical mind. If we stay only in the rational mind, we will miss other dimensions of the story and often the humanity is missed and we lose connection to creative and incredible solutions and intuitions.
Even though the world is becoming more complex, we are actually well equipped to handle it and our ability to work with intuition is essential in navigating the changing landscapes of this reality. Our intuition is the point where it all comes together and we connect multiple dots and feel into solutions and decisions that seem intuitive but are actually super precise and appropriate! Our intuition allows us to make sense of the complexities as we grow with an ever evolving universe. It's actually exciting when you open your heart and embrace it and the new moon in Leo is the perfect invitation to go there.
However, this new moon has some heavy aspects, so it might be difficult for some of us to open our hearts and embrace the changing world we are living in, but I would strongly suggest going there as much as you can (scroll down for a deeper dive into the new moon in Leo dynamics).
We then go to the full moon in Aquarius, the second full moon in Aquarius in a row. This is a culmination of Aquarius energy patterns and dynamics. Aquarius rules technology and more complex structures. As life becomes more complex, we all need to come on line and take advantage of technology and do our research so that our intuition is supported with more clarity and wisdom (scroll down to go deeper into the full moon in Aquarius dynamics).
Right now, we are invited to evolve with the universe towards a more diverse and exquisitely complex experience of life on Earth. What if this meant that you could truly find your own unique (Aquarius) way of being in the world and express your personal creativity (Leo)?
I am aware that many are struggling right now and if that isn't you or your struggles aren't overwhelming then try to embrace the Leo generosity and the Aquarius vision energy and reach out to people who you know are struggling and connect their hearts to new possibilities this lunar month!
(i) NEW MOON IN LEO - August 8th everywhere (scroll down for exact times)
This New Moon is a moment to do our best to open our hearts and trust the plan. I'm sure that there are so many of us who are feeling fear at this time, and this is not wrong, it makes sense. However, staying in these heightened emotions limits our ability to be wise and to accurately listen to our intuition effectively. At this full moon, take some time to really tune into your heart, your intuition and your inner wisdom.
Perform an act of generosity to harness the Leo vibes. Leo has a huge heart and wants everyone to enjoy their unique human experience. Do something that lifts someone's life at this time. Call someone you love. Send a gift or care package to someone you know needs it.
Another way to harness Leo energy and move out of the fear is to embrace your creativity. Seriously... engage in whatever your creative outlet is. Ride the higher waves of energy! Get your paint out, write in your journal, dance, sing, move! Express whatever is going on! Perform a creative ritual to help you release fear! We can work with the energies and move with it as opposed to contracting and hiding from it all.
Opening our hearts during this time is a powerful way to evolve even though the world is just not making sense right now. Gratitude is a way to instantly shift our focus from fear to what is working and what is ok even if it's just that you are alive at this bizarre time on Earth!
(ii) FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS - August 22nd everywhere (scroll down for exact times)
This is the second full moon in Aquarius in a row which is amplifying the reality that everything is changing and the future looks different. Our systems are being revisioned dramatically at this time and these full moons are culminating the reality that this is happening, it is inevitable and... there is no turning back now.
Jupiter the bringer of benevolence, spiritual wisdom, faith and hope is conjunct this lunation and if we can tune in wisely, we can align with the highest possible vision for us personally as well as what could be coming for the collective! This may well be the injection of optimism and inspiration we all need at the moment!
I am sharing more and more on <<<Instagram>>> these days so please come over and connect with me there. I am doing more videos and sharing on the cycles!
:: There is of course so much more going on this lunar month which I am weaving into rituals for people participating in <<<The Lunar Project >>>
The First Quarter and Last Quarter Moons are transition points between the New and Full Moons.
If you have time, I highly recommend you schedule these dates into your diary.
:: AUGUST 15/16 » FIRST QUARTER MOON IN SCORPIO
:: AUGUST 30 » LAST QUARTER MOON IN GEMINI
This lunar month is definitely about moving things forwards. There is no turning back now and things are moving at a rapid rate! This is a new chapter for humanity. What new chapters are opening for you?
We need to surrender fear and anxiety as much as possible so that we can journey with the inevitable shifts occurring right now in a way that is actually open to the magic and new ways of being human that are opening up right now. The more each of us leans into these times, the easier it will be.
Open your heart this lunar month. Surrender your fears. Trust the plan. And embrace this divinely complex and ever evolving universe that created you!
With love always,