Happy Full Moon Leo!

Greetings!

Today we find the moon full in the fixed air sign of Aquarius, with the Sun in Leo. Leo is very unique in astrology because it is the only sign that has the same planetary ruler for all three facets: the exoteric ruling planet, the esoteric ruling planet, and the hierarchical ruling planet. That planet is, as you have probably guessed, the Sun. I personally like this correlation because it drives the point home how integral the Sun is to live on this planet and this solar system. It also accentuates the fact that working with solar energy, whether spiritually or physically, or both, is of the utmost importance to the individual.

Existentially speaking, the Sun represents where we are shining our brightest, and where we radiate warmth and optimism. The Sun is the masculine part of ourselves, regardless of our gender identification. It is the proactive principle that is at work, even if we are not putting it out there.

As an extension of this, Leo is a sign that is all about creativity, the exercise of the Will, joy, optimism, generosity, good fortune, and to a lesser extent children. Where Leo is in your chart shows where you may prefer to shine your best and your brightest. Hence Leo also shows us where we can exert our Will for maximum positive effect.

There are a couple of points to be aware of, though, that can be quite devastating if left unattended. The first of these points is that Leo also corresponds to arrogance and being egotistical, if left unchecked. In other words, if humility is not practiced, then Leo can produce negative attitudes. While having pride in one’s self and the accomplishments is a good thing, it is quite another to walk around arrogantly, expecting others to cater to you. The other fine point to be aware of is that Leo, and the Sun, are associated with the element of fire, and fire burns. I mention this here because too many times I see people who have a desire to grow, but when they hit the flames of purification, they recoil in fear, and use an excuse to stop. If you work with fire energy, prepare to be burned. If done in a healthy manner, the burning is the stripping away of what is no longer necessary and what is outgrown. However, if done in an unhealthy way, it is the eradication of everything in the name of something lesser. For an example of this, see the concept of a pyrrhic victory, or a scorched earth policy.

Many have called this a super moon, and this bears mentioning here because it tells us that the energy from the moon is stronger right now than normal. Hence we are in a position to tap into this energy to harmonize the self and the other, the ego and humility, and to press the reset button in areas of our lives where Leo is found in our chart. However, the warning that goes with this is that it would be wise to NOT throw the baby out with the bath water, and to practice critical thinking and discernment as this is done. In other words, it is wise to use the key word of creativity associated here with Leo in that often times creative solutions are a middle of the road approach, and generally you get farther with sugar than you do with vinegar.

I encourage all reading this to contemplate these points, and also to begin anew. Sometimes it is the most challenging road that can yield the greatest fruits.

Blessings,

Bill

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Happy Full Moon Cancer!

Greetings!

This is the day of the so called “Super Moon,” due to the fact that it is closer to the earth at this time. Hence the energies are increased, and here we have the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn in the tropical zodiac. These two energies couldn’t be more opposite, though, as Cancer is sensitive, emotional, tradition based, and very home centered, while Capricorn is more about autonomy, productivity; in short, concepts related to career advancement. However, it’s not restricted to the career. Capricorn is the mature person and their inner drive, standing alone if necessary, and only caring about tradition as much as it serves them. Cancer is emotional and inclusive, while Capricorn is cold business.

During this time, we can harmonize those two energies within ourselves, and keep our sacred center as we move through the energetic year. However, we can also bring balance to our personal lives in the same ways. It is also wise to readdress those concepts, and how we feel about them. Sometimes we didn’t exactly have the best circumstances in our formative years to learn certain things, and this is a good time to readdress areas that we may find lacking, and to figure out where to go from here.

Soon Saturn will be moving direct, and this is worth noting because it means that it is time to implement the new techniques that we have been looking at since Saturn went retrograde months ago. This is the prime time to see what we will be doing different, and prepare for the implementation of said ideas.

This is also a powerful time because the Moon will be conjunct Pluto, and thus the Sun is in opposition to it as well. Pluto is all about deep rooted transformation, and thus our own inner transformation may be looked at again, in a new light, and we may have more personal energy invested in it than in other areas of our lives. However, we may feel an emotional pull, that complicates things, which is arrived at due to the tension with the Sun. Technically, the Earth is in Capricorn right now, too, and this tips the scales in the favor of the Capricorn energy.

I encourage everyone to ponder this to begin to prepare for Saturn going direct on the 20th. Now is the time to put the finishing touches on the plans for the next 3 months or so, and utilizing this time this way is very wise.

Blessings,

Bill

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Happy Full Moon Gemini/Festival of Humanity

Greetings!

This last Friday we had the full moon in Gemini, which is known as the festival of humanity in the esoteric tradition. This blog is late because I was at the Babalon Rising Festival, and internet connectivity wasn’t very easy to come by. However, attending that very event illustrates what this full moon is about.

This is the time when which it is wise to reflect upon all of the accomplishments of the human species. These accomplishments include things like all of the arts, architecture, and culture that we have created. I use these here to illustrate the range of accomplishments, but there are many more than just these; these simply give points of perspective. The fact that I was presenting at a festival focused on spiritual and personal growth speaks volumes. These are the kinds of accomplishments that have made. Spiritual and personal growth and understanding is occurring at an increased rate across the world currently, which is part of the reason we have such polarity in society.

Polarity is a concept that corresponds to this full moon very well as the sign Gemini is the sign of the twins, and is therefore correspondent to a polarity based perspective. We often times see things through a polarity lens, and this can be taken as simply as “as above, so below,” all the way to understanding that if something is true, so is it’s opposite. This also covers topics such as within and without. By understanding this concept, we put ourselves in greater control of our lives, for we develop the ability to discern when it is wise to work with polarity in all of its forms. Individualized consciousness leads to seeing the world through a polarity based lens, and that is something that our species is known for.

At this time, I encourage you to reflect on the accomplishments of humanity, as well as your own personal accomplishments. What have you done that has contributed to the evolution of the species? How have you perpetuated evolution?

 

Blessings,

Bill

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