ART BY MYSTIC MAMMA
FULL MOON in water bearing Aquarius. She comes bringing illumination and a feminine vision of inclusivity and thinking about the whole of US.
Balancing on the axis of a LEO Sun and and AQUARIUS Moon we stand at the crossroads of ME:WE. Big picture visioning yields insights that can shape our future.
In creating this artwork I thought about how women are truly the ultimate water bearers, not only through the sacred vessel of their wombs, but literally as the ones who walk miles and miles across dry lands to carry back water to their families and villages.
It is heartbreaking that in this day in age, we still have 663 million people that live without access to clean water. More than 1/3 of Africa and 63% of rural India have to walk long distances to get water. Clean water, our most precious resource and basic human right. We can do something, check out Charity Water for example, we could pledge for clean water for our next BIRTHday and help bring clean water to our brothers and sisters who need it.
Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights from our beloved featured astrologers. First from the always wonderful PAT LILES from The Power Path.com:
“Aquarius is our teacher to lift us beyond the personal, emotional realms and point us toward the farther reaches of consciousness.
“Aquarius helps us see a bigger picture, to value the freedom to experiment with all manner of behavior, expression, lifestyle and extend that experimental attitude forward to others believing all beings should enjoy the freedom and self governance to walk their own chosen path.
“Aquarius is ruled by the very eccentric planet, Uranus, discovered late in the game, 1781, during highly revolutionary times…
“With strong detachment, Uranus is very instrumental in breaking up the old, status quo to make way for the new and modern ~ a necessary influence in a time of transition like we are now experiencing.
“As we slowly begin the Age of Aquarius, a 2000 year period, the shadow side of Aquarius is exposed ~ the fanatical, anarchistic and unpredictable side that destroys but without providing a more innovative or progressive solution to current issues.
“Uranus in Aries 24º is in position to be a positive support to the Leo Sun and the Aquarius Moon. We can harness the energy of change and make it work for us with added clarity and strong witness.
“Intuitive flash comes easily under Uranian/Aquarian influences. Pay attention to your synchronicities and brilliant inventions.
“Practice thinking on the fly. It’s not so much thinking as intuitive inspiration and right timing. You have to trust that it will be there for you.”
“Reform and innovation are strengths of Uranus/Aquarius, so ask yourself what part of your life needs some radical revamping? Or maybe you’re feeling a need to work with others for major social change – no sign is more given to serving the collective good to rebalance injustice and intolerance.
“Some sources list this Full Moon as a lunar eclipse, but according to NASA, it’s too minuscule of a crossing of the earth and Moon to be considered an eclipse.”
© Copyright 2016 PAT LILES
From the always wise SARAH VARCAS from her Astro.Awakenings.co.uk:
“Occurring a day before the next eclipse season begins (19th August – 23rd September), this Full Moon is an ‘almost-but-not-quite’ lunar eclipse, giving it greater influence and a stronger ‘edge’ against which to hone our awareness…”
“In Aquarius, it illuminates mental habits and unconscious tendencies which keep us stuck in rigid patterns of thought, belief and behavior.
“If we’ve been wondering why we can’t seem to get it together and do what’s needed to make that long overdue change, it reveals how we keep ourselves in chains, blinkered to truths just outside our awareness and mired in self-sabotage.
“It may be a rude awakening, especially if the stark lunar light reveals it is we who have painted ourselves into a corner, not external circumstances conspiring against us.
“Whilst such insights are a bitter pill to swallow, this is just the first stage: a nudge from the universe to embrace our past selves, not chastise them.
“Self-blame will get us nowhere, so whatever comes to light around the time of this Full Moon must be met by a gentle and loving heart, not a hardened and critical one.
“This Moon may come with loneliness, a sense of being misunderstood. If we can resist taking things too personally it will go a long way to not letting these feelings rule the day and create mountains out of molehills!
“There’s a fair bit of tension around and many will be feeling it, so cutting each other (and ourselves) some serious slack is good advice!
“If possible, avoid heated topics of debate and focus on things that unite rather than divide, otherwise it may be all too easy to slip into overzealous championing of our own perspective without any due consideration of someone else’s view.
“Conflict seeded now may grow at an alarming rate, producing painful fruit in September when we have two eclipses and the next exact conjunction between Uranus and Eris.
“However, this Full Moon potentizes all efforts made to calm troubled waters, expand our perspective and foster connections that nourish rather than polarize, enabling meaningful interactions with others despite any difficult circumstances.
“Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, shapes this Moon. Offering the opportunity to break free from old ties and reinvent ourselves, it reminds us nothing is set in stone as long as we seek always to release that which binds us in the very moment it does so.
“Not a week, a month, or years down the line, but immediately – freeing past pain, old beliefs and habits, behaviors that sabotage us and conditions that keep us stuck.
“Sometimes we have to dig deep, working long and hard to let go, but throughout the coming eclipse season we have a precious opportunity to release, moment by moment, whatever holds us back.
“Practice not allowing anything to stick in your energy field. Visualize it as flowing water, rushing wind. See its constant motion.
“By identifying with the trials of life, buying into their drama instead of claiming our freedom, we create substance where movement should be, calcifying thoughts and feelings unnecessarily. Recognizing and reversing this process is key to profound and lasting change.
“The mind is both our liberator and our jailer now. If we allow it to oppress us with demands for ever greater ‘proof’ of this or that, evermore detail to justify what we know instinctively to be true, we will tie ourselves in mental knots that drain our energy and produce no useful outcomes.
“But if we can expand our mind to embrace possibilities previously discounted, to consider life from new angles, we could experience liberation like never before.
“The veils between the egoic and higher minds are paper thin now and we can break through so easily, with just the slightest effort, if we choose.
“However we feel at this juncture, we can rest assured there are new perspectives just waiting to be seen, something we simply haven’t perceived about our situation which can revolutionize the path ahead.
“We may, however, be too distracted to take ourselves in hand. An accumulation of stress and anxiety, despair or depression – even the tedious boredom of a life lived in black and white – can all keep us from recognizing the power of the present moment and the alchemical force unleashed when we live it fully and without regret.
“We may have invested too much energy in anticipation of an ideal future when everything magically falls into place, not realizing the magic is us, living on purpose, with clear intent and for the greater good right now.
“This Moon has little time for fears and failings, excuses and justifications. It simply wants us to get a grip and move ahead by arriving fully in the present, with our power intact and our resolve firm and clear.
“If we find ourselves resistant at this Moon, wrestling with external pressures that threaten to change our course, discernment is vital.
“We cannot and do not live apart from the world and must attend always to the constant feedback loop which occurs between us and our environment both near and far.
“Sometimes we must stand firm in the face of external pressures. At other times those very pressures are the touch of the divine reminding us we may be losing our way, drifting off track or blind to something we cannot afford to ignore.
“If resistance energizes and clarifies intent, it is probably keeping us on track. If it drains us and destroys our peace, distracting from positive action which could blow the cobwebs away, we may well be resisting the very thing that will set us free.
“Beware the seduction of certainty in the face of current confusion. It can only ever be a thin veneer atop an infinitely complex existence beyond anyone’s power to fully understand.
“Knowing it’s okay not to know, being at peace with paradox, embracing with an open heart all insights gleaned, even that we’ve been wrong all along: these are important elements of our preparation for the weeks ahead.
“Avoid the tendency to act out rather than turn within. Many people are feeling over-stimulated mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
“It would be easy to take our stress out on the people around us now, but every moment in which we soften around the tension, turn toward another not away from them, seek common ground not battleground, is a blessing bestowed upon the world around us.
“This isn’t an ‘easy’ Moon, but it is a liberating one for sure, with gifts galore for all who commit to seeing life through fresh eyes, not allowing the tyranny of a ‘tried and tested’ past to jeopardize a creative and fulfilling future.
“If, however, we give in to lethargy that says ‘nothing ever really changes, life’s just too much trouble and anything else is wishful thinking’ then the coming eclipse season may have to jolt us rudely awake, compelling us to live life on purpose ‘or else’!
“The changes approaching now require bold commitment and creative courage which seeks new solutions to old problems and dares to challenge the very foundation of our life.
“The choice is leap now or be pushed later. But either way we have to shift at some point!!
“This Moon says best get it on with it, for it’s simply no longer an option to continue standing still.”
© Copyright 2016 SARAH VARCAS
And from MOLLY HALL from Astrology.About.com:
“Here are a few simple rituals to celebrate the Aquarius Full Moon…
“A river or other body of water is a fine place to take a moment for meaningful ritual…
Throw a river stone into the water, and watch the ripple of energy. Now imagine what you radiate out (Leo Sun) and the ripple effect it has in the world.
Invite guidance to align your heart’s natural passions (Leo) with a need of humanity in its time of crisis.
“…. Aquarius currents break things wide open, and jar us awake to the possibilities. But there can be fixed ideas to overcome, that keep us ‘playing small.’
“It’s a lunar peak to revive your Leo light, the natural confidence that pulses from within.
“To get there, we take a risk (Leo’s forte) to let go of past insults and injuries to our self image. To risk shining again, and this is supported by the higher vision of Aquarius, to put it all in perspective.
Sit with a lit candle or near a fire (when safe) at sunset, a powerful time as the Sun (Leo) gives way to the Full Moon (Aquarius).
Spend time recalling what’s made you hide your light, the shaming moments or falling short of your own standards. Write what’s in your heart on paper.
Purify and release what’s stuck by lighting your paper, and watch it rise as it becomes feathery light, and dissolves….”
© Copyright 2016 MOLLY HALL
*FULL MOON* Blessings to all!
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