The Full Moon in Aquarius sits at 22º & will oppose a plethora of Leo energy one the other side of the zodiac: The Sun, Venus, Mars & Juno. It will also square Goddess Asteroid Vesta in Taurus.
Full Moons are known to bring about the theme of relationship as they remind us that polarities exist and they are linked together by some common tendril of energy.
The planetary forces present within Leo are highly relational in mechanism:
Venus is the planet of Love, Beauty, Relating - more Feminine in our understanding.
Mars is the planet of Conflict, Action, Instinct - more Masculine in our understanding.
Juno is the Goddess Asteroid of Union, Soul Merging, Intimate Bonding and yes is connected to the contract of Marriage.
And the Sun opposing the Moon itself speaks to the link between Vitality/Fire & Emotions/Water - speaking to the Masculine & Feminine polarities in that way.
Leo itself is connected themes of Joy, Pleasure, Romance, the feeling of being in Love with life - adoring it - being proud of it - being the Star of it - emoting from the Heart. It is Fixed Fire representing (hopefully) our highest ability to pace our passion where ever it touches. This is the earthly expression of self.
Aquarius, in some contrast here, is the Fixed Air sign who dabbles in the realm of the higher mind & expression of the higher self, it’s Collective Liberation, it’s whatever structured freedom means to us, it’s the ability to unattach from conditioning/emotions that keep us on a hamster wheel we don’t want to really be on. It’s conviction in our vision.
On the surface it’s easy to see how Change would be necessary to move into the desire each archetype craves - yet their fixed natures - can actually make change quite difficult because they are constantly aware of the current conditions, systems, limitations & know how the brain works in patterns and can get stuck there - being in analyzing mode with Aquarius being so “logical” & mental.
Yet - when they are able to disrupt the patterns by allowing those “ah-ha” moments of awakening to be captured and practiced and trusted - they facilitate new pathways for collective & individual actualizations.
Full Moons are times of celebration and this lunation first asks that we celebrate all the ways in which we have given ourselves permission to or have risen to the occasion to change our story, to change the beat of our own drum, the tempo of our step. And how that has impacted our relationship stories.
Whereever you have managed that shift in consciousness, however much - all counts. So count it. It’s very easy to feel defeated when we don’t “see” external changes happening - we may even think we are “stuck” simply because of that - think about it - that ITSELF is a programmed belief in society - that it only counts when it’s seen.
But the hardwire inside is being reprogrammed, rewired, adjusted or parts are being taken out and replaced that will eventually lead to a new image before us. And if it’s one thing Fixed signs can be stellar at - it is sticking with the process that will eventually lead to change. Being so stubborn that you will fight for the wellbeing and expression of your Heart no matter how long it takes.
If you have shifted just one component of how you view Relationships in your life, you’re on the right track. From platonic, to romantic, to intimate, to acquaintanceships, to networks, to groups, to causes.
If you were paying attention to magic of the Eclipses within Cancer & Capricorn in July you likely realized the need to shed ancestral and past life attachments in addition to shedding the rules of those with authority in our society or personal lives. We were deep in recognition of what we inherited from these places and how that shaped how we see ourselves in the world. And so now is the time to acknowledge how you ARE different from just 6 months ago as you awakened to these levels of awareness.
Revel in the energetic imprint that has been unlocked and liberated in this process.
Revel in how weird it makes you feel!
You are individuating - not so you can be lonely - but so you can speak more clearly to those that are in resonance with you. The old ways really are dying off and it’s making everyone freak out anyway.
And on that note - with this lunation we have the opportunity to call in detaching from the lower/toxic expressions of pride & ego. Lower expressions of Leo do tell the tale of excessive toxic pride & ego that stand to act as overly protective faculties to hide our hearts, insecurities, & authenticity - and even our ideas, quirks, and unconventional needs. Aka this is a lunation where we can drop our defences & hold in our own hands the bullshit we feed our own selves about who we are as there is possibility here for us to be woken up to what is inhibiting the “upleveling” of our consciousness and lives.
So what does this have to do with Relationships?
The theme of this Full Moon points to breaking free from programmed paradigms around relationships in order to transcend onto the level of what authentically suits your Heart right now.
We have an opportunity here to say goodbye to both Trends & Traditions that are screwing with us in this area of our lives and holding back from relationships being what they are in essence meant to be; catalysts for beginning new cycles of growth and ending other cycles.
This energy holds the potential to support our detachment from the busy airwaves of information out there and instead tune into our station where we can speak with & call in the partners that are also riding on that transcendent wavelength with us.
Everyone is being urged to step into their Power, Confidence, Love, Personality, Fire - the whole amalgamation during Leo Season. And yes - there’s a strong theme of connection and coming together in that. To take two blazing flames, whole & beautiful on their own - and bring them together to burn in unity. We will only accept partners in our life that allow one another to shine bright and yet respect autonomous differences.
And we have a whole slew of polarized energies, as I mentioned at the start of this post, on deck in the one sign of Leo to find common ground, willpower & passion (Leo) to end cycles together and transcend any bullshit we’ve been conditioned to believe about relationships to consciously create a new reality. We really need the effort of the team in this.
Fair warning though, there’s always a shadow to this - everyone will be feeling very very Leo around this time - fully into themselves, fully embracing their wants and needs and desires and YES it can and will create CONFLICT. This too is part of the process. Essentially we are all collectively recognizing how we’ve held ourselves back in big and small ways and we don’t want to do that anymore. We are done with it.
If this is on the newer side to us: We DO in fact & ironically run that risk of behaving like we are the hottest shit and in the process end up hurting people - so again revist that ego part I talked about earlier- this can be a form of pushing others away because we are afraid to be in community or fear won’t find community anyway.
Be aware of that, for some of us we may be using the whole independent I don’t need no one to avoid the hard work of relating and communicating - it’s highly confrontational. Discern & observe yourself in this.
The square to Vesta in Taurus will likely bring “real life” into the mix, meaning we will be in tactile connection with these themes and likely focus greatly upon them. We take this from the conceptual to the actual and it can be triggering as hell to see it actually play out outside of our minds eye. How she can help us though is by urging simplicity and discernment. The Leo/Aquarius axis can get very extra - it’s Air & Fire - highly combustible.
But Vesta in Taurus speaks of containers - of plots of land - of sacred spaces. Think of her as the Witch whom has developed skill over her powers and can charge just the right amount of fire from her fingertips and direct the wind where it needs to blow.
If you let her, at this time, she will support you in building better boundaries - not to shut love out - but to allow it the proper environment to thrive. Taurus after all is a Fixed Earth sign symbolizing the fertileness of soil to grow things.
Uranus - the co-ruler of Aquarius is in Taurus as well, at 6º - and it’s currently Retrograde turning over any dense solid earth that is preventing us from planting the new seeds of change in our life. Saturn the other co-ruler of Aquarius is also Retrograde in Capricorn - another Earth sign connected to the Authority Structures & Systems of the World - so this is also bringing the necessary chutzpah around what we need to take responsibility for in regards to the path we are climbing - individually and collectively.
This Full Moon is one of transparency, honesty, and transcendence of the individual and collective chains we have been bound within. It can create a collective nervousness and restlessness around what Change really is and feels like - so anxiety may be very high right now - your nervous system is on alert - so do those things you do to defrazzle and de-overwhelm your body and mind as much as possible this week.
We don’t really know what’s coming, other than something is Changing. That uncertainty is also what we are being asked to make peace with as so often we resist Change because we think it can only happen within catastrophe. But we have a lunation here that is illuminating all the ways in which things DO & CAN change with our conscious attention - Tower moments personally & collectively shouldn’t be the knowledge bringer of change because that requires a lot of waiting around & hiding around.
Imagine if we all made the commitment with our conscious attention to pattern & program ourselves in a way that cultivated periodic & sustainable change to be put on autopilot?
Blessed Full Moon Witches.
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