What has traditionally been known as the Moon card refers to a deep state of sensitivity and imaginative impressionability, developed within a womb of deep relaxation. Here we dream and go into trance, have visions and receive insights, wash in and out with the psychic tides, and experience deep mystical and/or terrifying realities beyond our ordinary senses. The full moon and/or eclipse cycle charted by the Magi (as in some of the earliest Moon card images) exemplify this as a mechanism that Nature uses to expand consciousness.
The variants of the courtly lovers (representing skillful use of the sex force) or the man sleeping it off under the tree (use of drugs to alter consciousness) are also traditional avenues for tapping this primal force. Human interest in higher states propels us to the frontiers of consciousness, where we cannot always control what happens. The Moon card represents the ultimate test of a soul’s integrity, where the membrane between self and the Unknown is removed, and the drop of individuality reenters the Ocean of Being. What transpires next is between a soul and its Maker.
Career, reputation, financial, and intimate matters are all affected by Saturn in your chart right now, dear Aries, and these are areas of your life that may have been tested. Saturn’s direct move today is an empowering thing, but the shift can bring sudden awareness of realities regarding any of these things, and some level of letdown. The trick to managing this time in your life is to tame expectations. Examples could be receiving sobering news about a financial matter, recognizing that money matters are out of order and need to be organized, facing a difficult truth about a relationship, or pressure to perform on the job. While Saturn retrogrades and turns direct every year, this is the final stretch with Saturn in your solar eighth house. Saturn won’t return here for almost thirty years. Until mid-September is an important time for settling your accounts.
There can be a disappointment this week, possibly peaking today and tomorrow, dear Taurus, when it comes to a relationship, a project that hasn’t taken off, a travel or educational matter, or a communications matter. Partnerships may have been put through the wringer recently, with Saturn finishing up in your partnership zone this summer. Today, Saturn begins moving forward after retrograde motion since March, and you become clearer about a responsibility to someone or a commitment in the coming weeks. This places you in a more empowered position, even if there is a somewhat disheartening reality to deal with now.
When it comes to a matter ruled by the sixth house, such as work, health, or services, you may be facing a reality now as Saturn turns direct in this sector of your chart, dear Gemini. A difficult choice or problem can hang heavy in the air today and possibly at the back of your mind all week. However, as you move forward, you are likely to have more clarity, particularly regarding your position and abilities. The weeks ahead are strong for organizing your routines, work, and health regimes. This is Saturn’s final stretch in your solar sixth house – Saturn won’t return here for almost thirty years. It’s a strong time for clearing up clutter and firming up your work and daily routines.
There can be a little more serious energy to the day and to some extent, the week, dear Cancer, with Saturn nearing its direct station and then clashing with Jupiter and Venus in the next couple of days. If you have been putting more faith in a person or relationship than they/it deserves, there could be a reality to face now. The untrue and impractical elements of your life or of recent events can emerge now and this week. Definitely, this can lead to some feeling of being let down, but the good news is that you can also find a lot of strength in the fact that you now know where you stand. Clearing up unfinished business is Saturn’s M.O. from now and until mid-September when he leaves your solar fifth house altogether. Saturn won’t return here for almost thirty years.
The key to success this week is to find strength in facing reality, dear Leo, rather than feeling discouraged by it. You might consider investing your emotions and faith in something small that is destined to grow. Focusing on what you already have and exercising patience can help bring peace to your life and lead to a stronger sense of mastery – something quite vital to a Leo’s happiness. Difficulties in family relationships may surface today and can be a strong concern all week, but facing certain realities can help you to feel better about being able to manage them. Saturn’s direct station today is a yearly occurrence, and this one marks the final time that it occurs in your solar sector of family, home, and heart, at least not for almost thirty years. From now until September 17th, Saturn is on its final stretch of this area of your chart, and it’s important to close up projects and clear out clutter.
You could feel as if you are learning a lesson in managing your expectations today, dear Virgo, and in some ways, this can be the case over the next few days. Others tend to be naysayers and not especially sympathetic, or circumstances are such that you face obstacles to your goals. News can be a little disheartening at first, but ultimately strengthening, as knowing the truth is a powerful thing. For some of you, there can be something uncomfortable in, or doubt surrounding, a love relationship. This is an important day for processing recent matters and thinking up a more structured plan, even if part of you is resisting this process. The next several weeks, until mid-September, is the final stretch of Saturn’s transit to your communications sector, making it a good time to firm up your work, routines, habits, and communications.
There can be some feeling of letdown experienced this week, dear Libra, as Saturn comes to its yearly direct station. A dream may not look as rosy as it did in the past or a financial matter may need attention. However, you can find tremendous strength in knowing where you stand. As uncomfortable as it may be to face reality in certain areas of your life, particularly when it comes to money, security, family, and close relationships, with some of the uncertainty gone, you can make better plans moving forward. Responsibilities and duties are magnified now. As dull as this sounds, you’re in fact feeling good about taking charge, and you might enjoy formulating some long-term or big plans. This is Saturn’s last stretch transiting your sector of resources. Now until mid-September, taking care of business is important. The focus should be on actions that are responsible and mature.
Managing your emotions might be a bit of a challenge today, dear Scorpio. You may have been see-sawing between belief and skepticism on something, and now learn the truth of the matter, which can be disheartening at first. Saturn was in your sign and put your personality through a series of “tests” from October 2012 to December 2014. It returned for its final transit in June, and will finally move forward in mid-September. In other words, this is its last leg of the journey, and the rewards are becoming clearer. You are becoming stronger and more self-reliant. Saturn is changing direction today in your sign. This is an empowering change, but right now, responsibilities and problems may be magnified in your mind.
Today, there can be some feelings of discouragement that ultimately lead to a feeling of strength, dear Sagittarius. You have been facing elements of your past that are resurfacing as truths or realities with Saturn finishing up its several-year transit to your solar twelfth house this summer. These are sometimes uncomfortable to face, but they are truly learning experiences. Knowing your true position can lead to making better plans, and now that Saturn is turning direct, you’ll feel more equipped for taking steps and putting things behind you. This Saturn station occurs every year, but this is the last time it will occur in your solar twelfth house for another twenty-nine years. Saturn will return to your sign in mid-September, and this last stretch before then is excellent for clearing up old business.
A reality that at first feels uncomfortable can surface about a friend or a long-term goal this week, dear Capricorn, and the situation can peak today with Saturn moving towards its direct station. This occurs every year, and this time around, it’s the last direct station while Saturn is in Scorpio and your sector of happiness goals, ideals, group connections, and friendships. Ultimately, truths coming to light will help you to get a better grip on the reality of who is on your side, and who isn’t. For some, this can be about a long-term plan, aspiration, or goal rather than a relationship. You can make better plans knowing what is viable and what isn’t. While serious energy can hang over you as this shift occurs, moving forward, you’re likely to feel stronger, more effective, and clearer. Decisions are hard to make right now, but once made, a sense of relief can arrive. Focus on moving forward, and the best possible way to do so.
Your co-ruler, Saturn, is turning direct today after retrograde motion since March, dear Aquarius. It’s a strong time for organizing and analyzing. Career matters become clearer now and in the coming weeks – it’s easier to formulate goals and motivation is no longer waning. Responsibilities to the outside world are magnified this week as you adjust to the change of direction, and there could be some form of “reality check” to deal with. Ultimately, you’ll be in a stronger position, even if you feel some discouragement initially. While Saturn reaches a direct station every year, this time around it’s doing so for the last time in your career and reputation sector for another twenty-nine years. The Moon continues to tug at your emotions as it transits your sign until this evening.
Managing expectations is always a tricky thing, and this week can be especially challenging on this level, dear Pisces, peaking today and tomorrow. This is because Saturn is turning direct after retrograde motion since March. This occurs yearly, but this time around is the last of its direct stations in your solar ninth house (for close to thirty years, that is). Reminders that you should be paying attention to the realities of a situation can abound now. While you may have reason to feel discouraged today, if it’s about coming to terms with a truth, then ultimately you’ll feel better off for it. Self-improvement endeavors can be in focus and successful as you go forward. Friendship, educational, legal or travel matters can begin to move forward. The Moon enters your sign this evening, pulling you out of a protective shell and desiring activity as well as emotional stimulation.
You have a real flair with people. You are passionate and ardent, and you work hard towards success in life. A natural leader, your charisma attracts others, and your creativity knows few bounds. You are success-oriented, but your warmth keeps you from being hardened or overly practical. You don’t like to beat around the bush, but you are also sensitive to others’ feelings so that your manner is considered charming rather than abrupt. You are more than willing to work on your relationships, and you tend to attract serious, older, or hard-working partners. Famous people born today: J. K. Rowling, Wesley Snipes, Sherry Lansing, Alexis Knapp, B.J. Novak, Michael Biehn, Charlie Carver.
The Full Moon occurring this morning brings warmth, emotion, and color to your social sector, dear Aries. There can be a sudden discovery, need for your assistance, and recognition of your feelings for someone or for a project. From today and until October 8th, focus will be on harmonizing with a romantic interest, or getting in touch with your creative muse. It may not be until September that you feel that things are truly moving forward, but this is a good time for looking at your creative and romantic life, as well as your hobbies and pleasures, in a different way.
The Full Moon occurring this morning brings light to some personal matters, dear Taurus, which can bring your emotions up to the surface. A home project can reach conclusion or fruition now. A career or reputation matter might be illuminated. Whatever happens today, it can be difficult to contain your emotions. Try to avoid jumping to conclusions. Get more information before making important decisions, but absolutely pay attention to what’s now coming to light. Today and until October 8th, you will be focusing on bringing balance and a sense of peace to your home life and family dynamics. This can have its problems, but you are looking at these things in new ways and can apply your new insight from September in order to come to a real sense of progress. You could also find that old problems resurface in these areas.
The Full Moon occurring early today falls in a sign that’s in harmony with yours, dear Gemini. It is likely to bring illumination, color, emotions, and a sense of either fulfillment or lack to learning matters. A project may reach completion or be shared, an idea or interest you’ve been working on can take flight, or something significant to you can be submitted or published. You might also find powerful inspiration to enjoy and express yourself . Today and until October, you’ll be trying to bring more harmony to your communications, daily life, and friendships. You’ll enjoy making others feel appreciated with your special attention, and you might focus on understanding matters from the past, particularly related to your relationships.
The Full Moon that occurs this morning illuminates matters that have been previously hidden or left unacknowledged, dear Cancer, and for you, this can play out on the level of finances or shared resources. Intimate matters may come to a head as well. Today and for several weeks, you’ll be focusing on balancing your checkbook, beautifying and maintaining your valuables, and tending to matters of personal comfort with retrograde Venus backing up into your sector of worth. While retrograde until September 6th, you’ll be looking at these matters from an all-new perspective, at times critically. Matters of the past call your attention. This can be a good time for finding lost objects or areas of weakness in a budget.
The Full Moon this morning falls in your opposite sign, dear Leo, which can point to relationship issues coming to light, but also to possible exposure of a personal or private matter. This can simply be something that has been brewing inside of you that now reaches a personal epiphany, but sometimes another person becomes aware of something about you that was previously hidden. This energy can be very revealing. If you’ve been focusing too little on your relationships, they can demand your attention now, and a balance is sought. Retrograde Venus backs up into your sign and will continue to transit Leo until October 8th. Until September 6th, Venus remains retrograde, providing you with an opportunity to look at yourself in a different light. There can be quite a bit of preoccupation with your own personal affairs and image. It’s time to review what’s working for you, and what isn’t.
The Full Moon this morning brings light to a spiritual or service-related matter for you, dear Virgo. Emotions can be chaotic on the job or in your daily routine, and you might be seeing the flaws in plans or projects. Deadlines can be pressing now. You might also seek out medical attention for a health problem, or you can be prompted to make a lifestyle change. Venus leaves your sign today, but will return to it on October 8th. From now and until then, your affections might be kept especially private as you sort out what and who you truly want. A focus on the past is likely now. People from your past might re-enter your life, either in the flesh or strongly in your mind. There can be a stronger need or desire to sort things through.
There is a Full Moon this morning, dear Libra, and it’s bringing illumination to your life in the areas of friends, romance, and personal goals. There can be an epiphany now, or final word on a matter. Others may be seeking you out and vying for your attention. Listen attentively to what others are saying, and to what your heart is saying as well, then take your time before jumping to conclusions. Emotions can be a little raw right now. Today and until October 8th, you will be working toward harmony and balance with friends. You may be looking at your connections and friendships from a different angle. There can be renewed attention to past relationships until September 6th. You may be reassessing certain long-term goals.
The Full Moon that occurs this morning can bring buried or unacknowledged feelings to the surface, dear Scorpio, a project to fruition, new insight into your emotions or relationships, and important epiphanies. This Full Moon affects your career and family life, and if there has been imbalance between these, you’re likely to feel it strongly now. There can be heightened emotions surrounding your family or home life. Today and until the first week of October, you’ll be focusing on harmony in your relations with bosses, elders, or authority figures, and considering ways to improve public relations. It’s a good time to see these things from a different angle, but it’s not the best time for gaining support.
The Full Moon early today can pull up emotions that you’ve pushed to the side, dear Sagittarius, or it can bring something previously hidden or simply “in the works” to light. It heightens emotions all around you, and specifically affects your immediate environment and communications. There can be a real flurry of activity, important incoming news, a looming deadline, a sudden need to take a short trip or run an errand, or there can be final word on a matter related to education, learning, or travel. Retrograde Venus moves back into your adventure sector after a brief visit to your career sector. This can point to a review of, or return to, an unfinished matter or previous condition. You may feel a little stuck in the past or in limbo during the retrograde that lasts until September 6th, after which you have a month to resolve matters and take positive action based on your discoveries.
A Full Moon occurs in your finance and values sector this morning, dear Capricorn, bringing a financial or ownership matter to light, or strong emotions about a relationship bubbling up to the surface. While it’s important to listen to what your feelings have to “say”, it’s also helpful to digest new information before taking action. There can be a settlement of money for some of you. A cycle begins today that lasts for several weeks, prompting you to review your finances, as well as the ways in which you are dependent on others. You may be looking at your intimate world or your dependencies from a different angle, and reassessing whether you’re deriving satisfaction from the relationships that are currently in place in your life. This can give you important clues for making changes, ideally in September or October.
A Full Moon occurs in your own sign early today, dear Aquarius, stimulating important epiphanies. If you’ve been focusing so much on your relationships that you’ve been ignoring your own needs, you’ll be feeling the lack now. A relationship matter might come to light, or a personal revelation is possible now. There can be quite a bit of attention coming your way. Emotions that surface now can point you to areas of your life that need more tender loving care. Retrograde Venus moves back into your relationship sector today. There can be a strong focus on whether or not you’re receiving satisfaction from and harmony with a partner or a close relationship. There can be a feeling of emotional distancing or limbo during this “review” until September 6th, after which you’ll begin to put all the pieces together and feel more confident about making changes.
A Full Moon occurs this morning in the sign immediately behind yours, dear Pisces, and this can bring a secret or private matter to light. For some, a work or project can come to completion, or a health matter is inflamed and illuminated. You might experience a sudden and powerful need to rest or take a break if you’ve been focusing too much on your daily routines or work to the detriment of your inner world and need to recoup and strengthen emotionally. Retrograde Venus moves back into your work and health sector today, and for the next several weeks, you may be seeing areas of imbalance or dissatisfaction in your work or daily environment. This review is important and can later lead to important changes.
The free-spirited Full Moon in Aquarius (the Blue Moon, or second Full Moon of July 2015) places us in the middle of a tug-of-war between our hearts and our heads. Every Full Moon is a culmination of a monthly emotional cycle, but the soulful Moon isn’t particularly comfortable expressing herself in brainy Aquarius.
Nevertheless, our feelings must be acknowledged as romantic Venus retrogrades into heart-centered Leo the same day as this Full Moon. Thankfully, an intellectual spin can prevent over-personalizing an intense situation. We may be facing familiar relationship themes, and this Full Moon offers us one more opportunity to learn a lesson about love that we might have previously missed…
Now read your sign’s Blue Moon Horoscope below!
Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)
You want to shout your opinions from the rooftop as the Aquarius Full Moon lights up your 11th House of Networking. But you’re not too concerned about what anyone else thinks because you’re confident that your perspective is the right one. Although your plan might work out just fine, your words could still sound more aggressive than you intend. Garner support by toning down your message and acknowledging the validity of alternate approaches. Creating an environment where everyone can share in the success is more satisfying in the end.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)
The Aquarius Full Moon wires your 10th House of Career, driving you to succeed at any cost. Your unwavering commitment to accomplish your work prompts you to do things your own unique way. Your ambition is admirable, but you can be so resistant to change that your closest friends might wonder why you are sabotaging your own possible success. Unfortunately, your plans may be jeopardized without the cooperation of your wisest allies. Blind optimism could prevent you from seeing things objectively, so keep an open mind to the advice you are offered if you want to reach your goals on time.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)
Your original approach to your job demonstrates your cleverness, but it might also end up making more work. The Aquarius Full Moon emphasizes your 9th House of Big Ideas, inspiring you to dream about all the amazing possibilities ahead, rather than concentrating on the present moment. Thankfully, your goals are attainable if you proceed with caution and stick to the basics. Keep things simple and don’t look back.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)
The Aquarius Full Moon overwhelms your 8th House of Shared Resources with brilliant ideas, triggering issues around jointly held possessions or investments. Negotiations can be tricky business, especially if you’re worried about getting your fair share of the pie. People may appeal to your egalitarian values, urging you to lessen your demands. But you want to be an equal partner, instead of playing a subservient role. Don’t just say yes to make someone else feel better while your self-esteem suffers unnecessarily. Standing up for your rights earns you the respect you deserve.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)
The Aquarius Full Moon illuminates your 7th House of Others, possibly reactivating an unresolved relationship issue. Meanwhile, romantic Venus returns to linger in your sign today, for the next two months, stirring up feelings for an old friend or lover. A powerful opportunity to heal your heart can be a gift from the cosmos if you’re experiencing difficulties in the love department. Fortunately, re-framing a past relationship in a new light alters your perspective and frees you to be more fully alive in every moment.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
The conceptual Aquarius Full Moon falls in your 6th House of Details, encouraging you to lean on your analytical skills to solve a current problem. You may be so preoccupied with your thoughts that you don’t recognize the emotional warmth waiting to embrace you with open arms. Although you might believe you’re listening carefully, you won’t pick up other people’s messages unless they arrive on your exact frequency. Opening your mind to new channels of communication can teach you a very valuable lesson about connecting with your heart.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Your creativity shines while the Aquarius Full Moon sparkles in your 5th House of Self-Expression. You could put on a brilliant performance if you don’t try to control every part of the process. A smart strategy is to have a variety of projects to keep you busy while you’re hoping for inspiration to strike. Be ready to ride a creative wave if it comes along, but don’t be disappointed if nothing extraordinary happens. As Tom Petty sings, “The waiting is the hardest part.”
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Something could suddenly snap as the Aquarius Full Moon activates your 4th House of Domestic Conditions while opposing the showy Leo Sun in your 10th House of Public Status. Your resolve to restore balance to your life should alleviate any emotional upset, but downplaying your feelings isn’t the answer. Instead of pitting your personal responsibilities against your professional commitments, find ways to support one with the other. Ultimately, creating stability on the home front gives you a firm foundation on which to build your success.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
The free-thinking Aquarius Full Moon excites your 3rd House of Distractions, reactivating a familiar theme of intellectual restlessness. You are aware that your wanderlust makes it difficult to follow through on existing commitments these days. Although you might be frustrated by current circumstantial limitations, you can still improve your situation by acknowledging your adventurous desires while simultaneously juggling your copious responsibilities. Managing your time creatively is the key to your success.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Your financial condition may seem rather unstable while the erratic Aquarius Full Moon stresses your 2nd House of Money. Maybe you discover your cash on hand is less than anticipated or, perhaps, your bills are greater than previously calculated. Either way, don’t avoid a fiscal issue that pops up, because addressing it rationally is much wiser than putting it off — even if you don’t have a complete solution yet. Taking a small step in the right direction may be enough to set you on a path that eventually leads to a final answer.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Sweeping changes are necessary to get your life back on track. However, the Full Moon’s presence in your sign brings unexpected events that require you to adapt to other people’s schedules, anyway. It takes courage to be flexible instead of rigidly sticking to an old agenda that no longer works. Although this might be an exercise in cooperation, don’t lose yourself in the process. It may seem as if others are getting the better end of the deal, but in reality you’re the one who stands to gain the most by opening your heart.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)
You would rather pursue a more meaningful path in life, but dramatic events at work demand an increasing amount of your undivided attention. Your friends and colleagues might not even notice that you’re struggling while the Aquarius Full Moon shines in your 12th House of Invisibility. But there’s no escape from your routine or your responsibilities. The answer is to integrate a more spiritual approach into everything you do.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on Friday, along with Venus traveling retrograde into Leo will set the stage for an eventful weekend in matters of the heart. First, the Full Moon will help you become aware of why you might be trying to rationalize your feelings instead of feeling them. Perhaps you’ll also realize that there’s a short circuit in your ability to receive love. If this happens, consider talking to a friend about how to move past this emotional block.
With Venus moving back into Leo there’s a retrograde lesson connected to giving love as well. If you have given until it hurts in the past in order to feel that you’re worthy of love then this weekend might truly be an eye opener. The Pisces Moon on Saturday into Sunday will promote unconditional love — starting with unconditionally loving yourself.
This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*
Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential.
The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Friday, July 31st
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
Have you heard the expression, “once in a blue Moon,” and wondered what it means? Does the Moon really turn blue? Does this only happen once every couple of hundred or thousand years? Well, the answer is no and no. But it IS happening in July 2015.
The term “blue Moon,” which people have adopted as a way of describing something rare, is more or less an “extra” Full Moon. Most years have 12 Full Moons, which occur approximately every month. But once every two or three years, there’s an extra Full Moon — and that is what we call a “Blue Moon.”
So why is there an extra Full Moon? It’s simply because the solar calendar has about 11 more days than the lunar calendar, and after a few years all those extra days build up to the point where there’s an extra Full Moon.
And why the color blue, if the Moon doesn’t really turn blue? It’s believed the word comes from an old Middle English word, “belewe” — which actually means “betray.” In other words, they used to call it the Betrayer Moon, because this extra Full Moon didn’t fit into the normal lunar cycle. Over the years the word “belewe” evolved into “blue” — hence, we give you the “blue Moon.”
In July of 2015, the first Full Moon happened in Capricorn on July 1, and the second Full Moon, in Aquarius, the Blue Moon, occurs on July 31. There won’t be another blue Moon like this again until 2018.
Full Moons are emotionally charged, so any time there are two Full Moons in one month it means that month could be an emotional roller coaster for some people. Thank goodness it only happens once in a blue Moon!
Two full moons in July, with their expansive and cumulative effect, can help you amplify the good you have put in motion this month. With Friday’s full moon just around the corner, you want to be present to what you have intended and energize your aspirations. Do this now and even throughout the weekend as we sit in the window of this Aquarius full moon.
Energizing Your Aspirations
Being present to what you want to create is a key factor in your success. Right now, consider up to three goals you set in early July. Name them out loud. Visualize each of them as having manifested in present time. Imagine yourself enjoying the fruits of each one, feeling it in your body and in your heart center. Do this even for things that may be unfolding in stages over the coming weeks.
At this particular full moon, you may become even more aware of a time warp and the constant acceleration in the pace of your life. Those factors have been ongoing in the background for a while already.
Full Moon Effect
When we have a full moon, however, you may feel these things more – and in a really visceral way. For no rational reason, you may feel like you have lost track of time or like you missed an appointment that’s not even on your schedule until tomorrow.
You may be checking your phone more often, too, sensing that a call or text has come in earlier than expected. Your gut may tell you to do this, perhaps because a project you’ve been energizing and working towards is about to get a green light! Since timing can be everything with such things, be mindful and ready to act on incoming communications. Even with things not quite ready to culminate, when you place your focus on them now, you can add a vital energetic push.
Energy Backdrop to Factor In
Benefit most from this cycle with awareness and an active heart-centered presence. Factor in our current energies as you take actions and engage with others. Right now, for example, we’re still sitting in moments of radical shifting – a magnifying glass being put on what needs to change throughout society. Since the “what” is pretty much everything – all structures, institutions, and old-paradigm ways of being – the level of uncertainty and turmoil seems to go up a level on a regular basis. If you’re like most people, you have been redefining yourself fairly regularly – revisiting goals and priorities, and seeking additional ways to find your calm zone.
The energies of these volatile moments are also bringing humanity’s attention to the larger issues involved as we cohabit this planet with other humans and life forms. You’re probably noticing some of this in the news this week, with injustices tolerated for a long time now getting such a big spotlight that they cannot be ignored. This is early days – much more like this will be unfolding in the coming times as we shift our planet into one of light.
Find Your Inner Peace
How do you find your inner peace when we have this kind of roller coaster ride? In fact, even asking that question on an hourly basis right now will help you to stay present enough to avoid quite a few needless dramas. Here are a few other timely tips that can help you sail through these energies with more calm – and with more successful outcomes!
First remedy involves relationships. Your ability to feel peaceful depends a lot on how you view yourself and how you manage your responses to other people. When we have a full moon, not only are the tides affected – our relationships with others are too. Be mindful of words, actions, and the back story of how you engage with others. Many things in your interactions may be amplified off the scale! Be conscious, be kind, be loving. Listen as much or more than you talk.
Second remedy involves surprises. We have more than the usual amount of expected twists and turns right now. Do what you can to get more comfortable with unanticipated changes – positive and negative. Oftentimes surprises can feel dramatic, and if you already had your quota of drama for the day, you could feel on overload. Set your intention to be open to information and out-of-the-ordinary scheduling. A goal you’ve been working towards could unexpectedly come to fruition. Your roof long in need of repair may start leaking, rain coming down on the table where you’ve been working on your current creative project. Stay in your heart and connected to the bigger picture of things.
Third remedy involves your inner critic. You will enjoy more inner peace now by silencing the inner critical voice that makes you feel less than others. This is a learned response but it is not you. At your core, you are love and you accept yourself as you are. You naturally want to improve yourself and evolve – that’s part of your enlightenment. What’s not natural is a constant barrage of negative self-talk that has you doubting your every move and whether you can succeed. Everyone has an inner critic as part of societal conditioning. Don’t judge yourself. Pay attention, though, when it stirs self-doubt or comparisons with others. No one else can be you. No one else can shine light to beneficially impact the world like you can. Trust this. Invite your inner critic to take a vacation. You deserve it.
The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
Phase Details for – Friday, July 31, 2015
Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Age: 14.81 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 369,747.07 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,850,452.02 km
Time: Approx 14 days after New Moon (Energy lasts from 3 days before Full Moon to 3 days after actual Full Moon)
Goddess Aspect: Mother.
Associated Goddesses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, and Isis.
Magickal Attributes: FRUITION Manifesting goals, Nurturing, Passion, Healing ,Strength, Power.