Aquarius speaks its own language, and this is the language of peace and brotherly love, of universal connection and overcoming ideological differences in order to usher in an era of peace and prosperity for all beings. It also speaks the language of freedom, sovereignty and a fierce individualism that sometimes sparks the flame of revolution. At first glance this might seem contradictory, however at some level it is imperative to have achieved one's own personal freedom and sovereignty in order to respect the right for others to have theirs. This implies that we each do our personal work to release fear-based programs that keep us trapped in illusions that no longer serve us, such as scarcity mindset, "us vs. them" mentality, and other ego-fed ideas that cut us off from our divine connection that we came into this 3-D reality with.
Now that we, as a species, have fully experienced this 3rd dimensional reality to its fullest, we are ready to move on the the 5th dimension where the Aquarian ideals are expressed and experienced completely, not just as ideas or wishes, but as full-blown reality, the result of our positive expectations and creativity. This full Moon in Aquarius is here to help us do exactly that. The Sun and Moon are at 11º Leo and Aquarius, respectively. Eleven is the first of the master numbers - it represents the portal, or gateway into another reality. The 4th dimension is the bridge that gets us there. In order to cross this bridge, we must go through an initiatory process whereby we sacrifice something of ourselves - ego, judgment, fear... the very thing we are the most attached to and yet may not even have any conscious awareness of. When the time comes, however, we will know exactly what we need to give up, and will be faced with a choice: to either hold on to this thing, knowing that it will keep us tethered to the past and to the reality experienced thus far, or let it go, giving it up as a sacrifice (from the Latin sacer - sacred and facere, to make) and cross boldly over this fourth dimensional bridge into the Aquarian New Age.
Which brings me to the Lion's Gate, an energy portal that happens every year between July 26th and August 12th, with 8/8 as the pinnacle day of this window. This year, the numerology of this date happens to be 11, in direct resonance with our full Moon. Eleven is a powerful energy frequency that evokes the notion of choice: to go through the gateway or not. Are there choices that you may be looking at in your life that require your full attention and focus? This would be the time to reflect deeply on what decisions are in your highest and greatest good, and of course to meditate on the state of our world and how we can have an impact on the outcomes of the choices we are being presented with at this time.
Seeing the Sun and Moon at 11º inspired me to look up the Sabian Symbols of these points. The Sabian symbol of the Sun at 11º Leo reads "An Evening Party Of Adults On A Lawn Illumined By Fancy Lanterns." The symbol of the Moon at 11º Aquarius reads "On A Vast Staircase Stand People Of Different Types, Graduated Upward." Both images speak of a group of people, one in a garden illumined by fancy lanterns and the other on a staircase moving upward. For me this imagery evokes the idea of humanity as a whole standing, then moving, perhaps "ascending" into another reality. Mind you, these images were created as an experiment in 1925 by astrologer Marc Edmund Jones working with Elsie Wheeler, considered one of the most powerful clairvoyants of the time. She had no previous knowledge of the degrees she would be working with, which were pulled randomly from a pile of index cards. The likelihood that these images would be so closely related is extremely small, given that there are 358 other images, all very different from each other.
Both Leo and Aquarius speak to the idea of groups, with Leo representing our individual sovereignty and also the responsibility involved in leadership, and Aquarius being about the betterment of human kind through innovations in technology and sociological breakthroughs. We could be looking at a total change in how we live our lives, where the pursuit of money and power become obsolete and are replaced with the cultivation and utilization of the gifts and talents we were each born with. This idea is vast and may sound a bit pretentious, and in spite of arguments that "prove" that such a different reality is impossible, I choose to think that the only reason it hasn't happened yet is that we haven't given it our fullest attention, choosing instead to follow the protocol we were given and assuming that it's the only way possible. Proponents of a heliocentric world were ridiculed and even punished for holding these beliefs, but were finally given credit when science caught up with them, centuries later. Copernicus and Galileo had the type of Aquarian foresight that we might do well to adopt at this time.
Much more is going on in this chart, with the potential for learning from our missteps and moving into a place of healing both our Selves, and our relationships with others. To begin, we have Venus in Gemini, upbeat and chatty, bringing discussion about important issues around survival (Saturn) to the forefront. Mercury also adds in his grain of salt: being the ruler of Gemini, himself in the sign of Cancer, he wants these discussions to be based on compassion and caring. Saturn continues to bear down his authoritarian rule from Capricorn, which we readily see in certain policies that governments have instated to "keep us safe"... but do they really? Might they be an excuse to "Big Brother" us into accepting a loss of freedom in exchange for security? Benjamin Franklin, a staunch supporter of individual autonomy, famously said: "Any society that will give up a little freedom to gain a little security will deserve neither." He also stated that "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech." Franklin may be reminding us that the society we are living in today is beginning to feel like the one that our forefathers fought against 250 years ago. Are we looking at a second American Revolution?
Uranus finds himself at the apex of a T-square with the Sun/Moon couple in the fixed earth sign of Taurus. This planet, the ruler of Aquarius, is about freedom, innovation, and the revolution of ideas that no longer serve the collective well-being. He is giving this full Moon a quality of independence that will serve her in fighting tyrannical behavior on the part of the leaders of society that she feels is onerous, keeping humanity as a whole in a state of unwarranted oppression. In this position in Taurus, Uranus is poised to offer sudden changes to the global financial system that should ultimately benefit the People.
As Mercury catches up to Mars to form a square aspect, this brings the talk of caring (Mercury in Cancer) to a level of intensity (Mars in Aries) that we just witnessed a few days ago, as hundreds of doctors on the front lines attempted to express their opinions about best practices for treating patients with the C-virus. They were shut down and de-platformed by the media giants. The reason Facebook and the others gave for doing so was that the protocols being offered by these doctors went against CDC guidelines, giving that agency quasi god-like status and squelching any and all diverging viewpoints. This clearly underlines the tyrannical behavior of those in charge of controlling the narrative. As Benjamin Franklin said, controlling freedom of speech is the first step toward overthrowing the liberty of this nation.
We have come to a threshold. A portal. A gateway. Much is at stake, including our freedom to determine how we live our lives. Fake news and false prophets abound. The truth is hiding in plain sight. We are being told by mainstream media that we don't have the intelligence to understand what's happening, that we should just blindly follow the scientism that is being presented to us, and trust the "experts" - only they can decipher the truth. At a young age I learned how to use and trust my own intuition, which has been my most faithful guide ever since. There is good science, and there are good scientists. But many of the decisions that are being made in the name of the public "good" are based on junk science and studies that have been created to disprove claims, not to demonstrate truth. It is up to us, individually and collectively, to determine what is in our highest and best interest, and to act upon our findings. We have a choice: take the blue pill, believe that everything will be back to "normal", and accept the "new normal" as a matter of course, or... take the red pill and Wake Up. I suggest we wake up together! Let's join forces and connect our energies with our Highest Intentions, using Love to overcome fear and all that it has created on this planet. We can do this. I love you all.
With Deep Gratitude,
For information about my offerings, including Astrology readings, Crystal Energy Therapy sessions and Crystal Constellations, please check out my website.