Life begins from submergence. Anything that is birthed, blossomed, erupted, and thus emerged, is an outward expression of the seedling that was contained within. Humans, animals, plants, anything that has been and is created into existence in both tangible and intangible ways, has come from the same place. Our ideas, thoughts, and desires are seedlings; it is our staying longing, fervency, and vision that bring things into existence and life.
We start 2018 off with a wonderful energy and clear, beaming space. Could there be any better moon phase to mark the new year than to have a full moon, let alone in such a sweet, emotive, and fluid sign? Cancer has a major rep for being a homebody, bound to family, memories, the past, and for being sensitive. Yet there are inner qualities that aren't often spoken, for they are minute enough, sinking into the psyche more that quietly influence our direction. It is visionary, cyclic, earthly, long-range, and anciently wise. It is a homebody because it honors and follows where and who makes their home, it is bound to family in the sense that we as a planet and species are all family, bound to memories and the past not to hold grudges and never forgive, but to use the wisdom to better and build each continuing step, and it is sensitive because that subtlety is the nourishing encouragement for seedlings to take root and make it to fruition.
The combination of all the transitions we have had lately back today's moon, setting the path for this year to be transformative for all of us in so many ways, no matter who and where we are in the world and in our journey. Mercury recently cleared its retrograde, airing out space to be clear in our communications and insights of what we truly desire. Saturn recently ended its 3-year cycle in Sagittarius, coming home to its Capricorn where it will stay until spring 2020. We could almost not ask for a more clear plate in starting the new year, with such choice and responsibility to direct it. Whatever we can imagine and dream in sincere, honest desire, we can make a reality. Our visions, signs, and whisperings are pointedly guiding us - whatever has come across your path or thought in purity lately and soon is asking for our attention. To be considered as an avenue, to be brought back to us, and to be ingrained in us. Some of these are aligning and seamless while others may be harsh or friction on some level. The latter is really no difficult to infuse with ourselves as long as we remember to look at what the hurt, pain, or trauma is that the friction is activating, and once realizing what that is, that we are not defined by that in any way whatsoever.
There is extra oomph and excitement to our plans and goals - resolutions have no place anymore. We are not drawn to quick fixes that cut around the edges, and instead are drawn to those that take a bit of grit and muscle to make work. Yet it can be quick as well if we stick to the vision and work in community. There is no reward and fulfillment in cheap work or action. Be clear with your intentions. Write them out where you see them frequently, say them out loud daily. Do the steps you need to, to make them have a lasting and physical manifestation. Commit to yourself and to the world by doing your part to make yourself and your life better; in turn, all of our lights will solidify the fire faster than we realized. It's time for humanity to step up. It's time for us to create the new cohesive, sustaining reality and world. It's time for emergence of light.
If there is ever a time this year where the energy is most heightened and at a crux, leaving no person unaffected no matter what your beliefs, now would be it.
We're at the peak of energy in every sense and incarnation of the word - each element has its own unique imprint, but fire is its kin. Everything at this moment is fire... summer as a season is, the astrological sign Leo is, and solar eclipses hold it as well, particularly when during fire signs. Throw in a few planetary retrogrades and we've got the makings for all sorts of chaos and unruliness. Anyone who has tried to do any thorough, solid grounding or connecting work the last week or so may have been met with a dust storm that's been kicked up celestially due to all of these transitions going on.
Eerily, yet perfectly enough, for about 48 hours surrounding the moon and eclipse (particularly beforehand) we're in the eye of the storm. Everything is at a standstill enough that we can actually SEE and make sense of things, but only if we're looking with the right lenses at the right angles. Pulling focus and adjusting, much like we have to force/relax our eyes to do when looking at optical illusions. Because that's precisely what is going on. The world and universe is a snow globe that just got intensely shook up far longer than it needed to but is finally stopped, yet we're still off-balance. It's all too easy to float off now if we wanted to.
If we do, that's okay.
It's incredibly hard to make sense of what's going on or even what we're doing. Feeling as though we're on auto-pilot, taking actions and making decisions without any certainty whatsoever is becoming our usual and we're not able to explain why we're doing what we're doing. We just know that's what we have to do. No rationalization, no reasoning.
We've been forced to come down into our body more and rely on its intuition and guidance. For the majority of us though we're not comfortable in doing so. Over the years we've lost delicate touch of really knowing the ins and outs beyond physical sensations; we've lost the passing of information of how to bridge the physical with the ether at the same time, and how to recognize and trust our body's navigation and response system energetically, as it is quite different than our spiritual one. If you stop or scan enough to check in with your body, you should be able to pick up how that action or decision feels, and depending on your connection and sensitivity level, will feel it in your torso organs and chakras. It's literally a wall of blockage, almost bloated inflammation in a way, if it doesn't resonate, and smooth if it does.
The culmination of the fire and eclipse energies over the last few weeks has brought hundreds of thousands of people to a new level in their journey. We're all being activated at the same time; some of us are cognizant of it and working with it, some are unaware yet still having activation happen, and some defiantly are choosing and are adamant about not taking part. All of these are all okay, though for the latter they are going to have a tougher time continuing about their lives as the world is not going to stop or wait for them, or keep anything the same.
There is no person who isn't affected by major shifts going on this year, whether already done or currently in the throes of. More on that in a separate post, but for now know what's coming into manifestation and thus fully integrated embodiment as a result, is exactly what we need.
So what can we do to get through this? Take a few minutes over the next couple of days and block everything out around you. Send it all out of your mind and body. Pretend you're in a dark room or ship and you're moving through space without any effort. Push out the feeling and speeds of time. Feel, breathe, and see only yourself and your energy. You'll feel some kind of sensation, whether chills or a wave of liquid pouring through you or openness - everyone is different - but this is the activated you that is starting to step forward and take lead.
Fire signifies energy, new ideas, action; being bold and brazen, and resolute. Fire also creates tension, friction, and conflict, especially when there's too much. Although we are all human and things will slip for each of us during these times, whether words or actions, for those who are steadfast in themselves and the support of growth and life overall it will only solidify their power. We've been seeing that those who spit fire and create chaos are being overwhelming met in opposition with those who all hold a unified energy, in the name of ally-ship, communal care, growth, and love.
So know that everything is exactly what needs to be happening right now, that all is in the right order, and that we are all safe. Shed your old skins and selves, step up to the plate of your callings, and let your new selves shine through. Your lives, your selves, and our world we collectively want are all depending on it. <3
Full moons bring things to an intensity. They start the purging process whether you're willing or not of getting out and releasing things that no longer fit within your container of a body and experiences. How willing you are determines how quick and easy it will be.
Full moon eclipses shake you upside down and spill out everything from your pockets.
No matter how in the flow you are with ripples and waves in all the areas of your life, it rocks you. Sweeps your boat out to sea. And although it doesn't feel like it, she finds a home in Aquarius. Aquarius rules individuality and creative. It is never satisfied and constantly innovates. That includes ourselves. Our very living, breathing, and existing is creativity in itself.
This moons WANTS to push ourselves. It wants uniqueness. It wants expression. It wants radical declaration that is aligned for us and only us. All others be damned.
When there's such high energy and vibration being rippled and resonated throughout, as there is with this full moon eclipse, we feel on edge. We feel chaotic in our fluid, cells, and atoms. And we can't sleep. Restless nights bring to the forefront that which needs transmutation and our attention. It is specific, laser-focused in what and how to carry that out. It could be cleaning house (or a very specific part of house). It could be saying no - or yes - to a request, invitation, or opportunity that you've been indecisively on the fence about. It could be taking a leap and radically going in the opposite direction. Whatever the call is, it's never the primary or sole action, but it is the catalyst. Carrying out that single action alone is all that's needed to start the ripple of other changes and transformations that follow. Just make sure you don't dawdle your feet because she wastes no time waiting and will leave it with you for a future time if she must.
Depending on your chart this pairing will either feel like the subtlest blip, an earthquake you can't ignore, or something muddy in between. Regardless of which end you fall into, we all have something we're purging and transmuting in a big way.
Could there be a more perfect time to have a full moon eclipse than in the summer, and now? We've got the fire of the season doubled up with Leo's current ruling driving us, blazing the way, yet to prevent it from getting frizzled out there's a point we've got to tame it and smoothly stroke the fire instead. Air from Aquarius helps. It's brief and can feel volatile to some, but it's needed. It brings us out of the consuming heat fire can bring sometimes and helps us to bring in a lighter, aerial eye and touch.
Fire doesn't dance without air. And we don't dance in any definition or sense without cataclysmic action.
La Lune is not messing around this time. We’re all being rocked around, flown and strewn about the boat as if we’re wispy wind ourselves. Make no mistake, she’s asking our everything when it comes to the matters of the heart, soul, and our intuition.
The full force of the July moon, or Thunder moon as is known in some circles, marks a time of intensity, of boldness, and complete surrender. Surrender to rest and breathing. Surrender to who we are at core. Stripping ourselves of every minute layer there is, leaving ourselves raw and exposed down to the atom.
We can either succumb to the overwhelming energy, letting everything pound and wash over us until we can’t process anymore, feeling drugged and zombie-esque for the next 4 days, or we can cross the dotted line and shift ourselves to be in her flow. So if we join with her, what does she want from us?
She wants us to consider where we’ve come from, back to our origin and DNA ancestral roots. Capricorn is methodical, calculating, and though it has a reputation for un-feeling, cold, and reserved, it is far from it. It is simply steadfast and knows to dole out and put its care and full energy into things when it’s ripe picking and alignment to do so. Here, in Cancer season, it is ripe time to do this internally, in our core. La Lune wants us to strip everything, our preconceived notions about ourselves, our neighbors, our peers, our community, our world. She wants us to strip our beliefs about who we are and where we come from, expanding our mind, awareness, and consciousness at the same time. She wants us to ask what it is that truly matters at the core, that is worth fighting for, for any and every endeavor, no matter what or where the creation or intention stems from needs long-lasting persistence.
The lining of the planets currently make this a ripe time for celestial downloads more than usual. Open yourself to it if you feel called to do so. There is much that needs to be shared and brought into our energetic fields, consciousness, and world. Push the limits of your mind. Reach up into the ether in your inner mind. Blossom open the petal and receive.
It’s a turbulent time we live in now, and a turbulent moon transition, but there is strength is shedding old skin and re-anchoring ourselves our foundation and to Mother Earth. There is much to be learned in opening ourselves up. It can feel rough weathering ourselves in this storm, but remember that you are your own beacon as well. <3