On Friday, July 27 this week, we will have an event in the sky that makes the hearts of moonchildren & the moonstruck ones beat faster. It’s a full moon, a blood moon. Nope, no bloody-women-stuff. It’s called blood moon because it will be a lunar eclipse and the moon appears to be red then. And it’s the longest lunar eclipse we are going to experience in this century.
The Aquarius Full Moon – Changing times are coming
Well, I know I’m repeating myself but the sign the full moon will be residing in this Friday night is Aquarius. A sign corresponding to the element of air and the quality of light. The free-spirited, group-oriented and creative energies of Aquarius are accompanied by Mars who is in retrograde motion, acting with ambition and sometimes aggression but because of retrograde, these energies are more focused on our thoughts & feelings. Furthermore, Mars is in square aspect with Uranus, so the energies just give us a full load of impulsiveness, spontaneity and non-conformist behaviour. One more planetary energy is “slowing down”, Mercury is going retrograde too, so the sender of energies helping with business, communication and information-gathering goes a little into a “sleep state”.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
– Rob Siltanen
The Universe just wants to heat it all up and get things going. It’s full moon, the peak of the moon energy, harvest time. Yet, a full moon comes with the sun in opposition so it’s about being in between things. The sign the sun still is ruling and where it feels at home is Leo, so energies of confidence (but be careful with arrogance), fearless expression and love might influence us.
Sounds a little chaotic, fast, tensed and if one thing is for sure, then that skies want to tell us that there are big changes ahead.
What energies are coming in from the sky?
The incoming energies are subtle energies. Frequencies that might influence you. Information in form of feelings, thoughts and events. On this information, we can build actions to harness that energy and use it for us rather than let it confuse us.
So Mars & the Moon are passing Aquarius could tell us that our actions, ambitions, thoughts and feelings are about the topic of change. New ideas may come up or you evaluate at what point in your life you are now and how you want your life to develop according to your ideas, feelings and needs. Also, the sign of Aquarius embodies togetherness, the collective. It’s about how we can work and create together. But don’t push too hard on any actions here, be aware of your options but let ideas settle. Mars & Moon are in a conjunction (close to each other) and feelings could go a little wild, intense and crazy. Feelings are nice teachers but don’t let them go to wild, try to accept them and work with them. It’s better than to explode and ruin relationships to close persons.
Because the sun and the moon are opposite to each other we tend to be irritable, not really focused and maybe a little tensed or stressed. Relaxing and not pushing things are key here. As usual on full moons, take your time, relax, chill and celebrate but with awareness and gratitude to the things you have.
Uranus gives energies that feel like breaking out of the box (supports Aquarius hey), trying new things, getting a little eccentric, playing with our identity and finding ourselves doing that. Like in all situations it’s about the balance here. Uranus is a square aspect with Mars, so impulsive actions might hurt some feelings. Shine bright but don’t stomp on other flowers! Change is the thing this full moon and if you pay a little attention to your feelings and what the outside world mirrors you, you can make big steps into your desired direction.
Ideas what to do.
Well. First I recommend when you live in an area where you can see the spectacle of the eclipse, go outside for a few minutes and just look at it. Lunar eclipses come more regularly than solar eclipses but they are beautiful, just go for it :). This one is the longest in this century! That’s sort of a special thing!
Well, it’s also nice if you can manage to take a little time for yourself around the time of the full moon. Doesn’t mean it has to be at the exact time but the day before or after is usually nice. There are endless possibilities and I just give you some ideas about what one can do and what I tried for myself. Then it’s up to you what you want to do with all these information :).
Take a little time for yourself. Create a scenario where you can feel undisturbed. Include whatever you like. Play nice music. Go into nature. Lit some candles. Burn some incense. Take a bath. Or don’t do any of these things. Just give yourself a fixed time window for yourself in a relaxed mood without disturbances. Then ask yourself some questions, write them down, think about them, work with them in a manner you like. Set goals, affirmations, use visualisation, whatever.
- How do want your life to develop and what is your role?
- Who are you and what do you want to bring into this world?
- Who are the people that are important to you and how are these relationships?
- What could be improved or what is old baggage that you can toss?
- What are old patterns in your life that don’t feel good for you anymore, that don’t resonate with you anymore?
Be open to change. Embrace it. Imagine what you would like to change for the better. But the key here is to be loving and nice to yourself. Don’t criticise and push and please also honour the things you already have achieved. Now it’s the time to make new big steps and grow and shine.
Meet with people that you love, people that are good for you. Be open to new people and accept everybody, magic often comes where you don’t expect it. And don’t sell yourself under value, drop those negative energies. There will always be people that aren’t quite your vibe, but that’s okay. Let us just respect each other. Together we rise!
Embrace the feeling of you being just you. Down with the masks. Everybody is weird, strange, imperfectly perfect. That’s what makes the chaos and beauty in life. Be proud of who you are and show that without being afraid. What makes you unique? There is something, I am sure! We can all bloom next to each other, there is plenty of space.
For those who want to roll out the mat
We need a dose of gratefulness, but also a clear sight for our life-path. The dancing warriors sequence and it’s variations are wonderful asanas where you can get a sense of feeling strong but open-hearted at the same time. Forward bent poses cultivate the aspect of looking inside, listen to our feelings and sensations. So do hip-openers. One can combine them, do warrior variations, feel free to play around.
The moon in Aquarius responds to the body part of the glands in general and our veins, the calves & the shins. Asanas that work with those parts and that can feel a little more intensely on these days are:
- Top of the foot stretches: From a standing position roll up to your toes and a little more until you can feel the stretch in the top of the foot.
- Legs up the wall, viparita karani, shoulder stand, headstand, handstand… Flip it upside down. It supports to bring the blood back to your heart! And it’s also about changing perspectives…
- Uttanasana and Variations of it, low lunge, frog pose, down dog, bow pose, you choose. Asanas that stretch & strengthen your legs with focus on the lower legs.
Play around and listen to your intuition, to the wisdom of your body. Pick the ones that feel best for you.
If you would like to have a little Full Moon in Aquarius “Cheat Sheet”, a little pdf with a short sequence to practice at home, just contact me and I’ll send it to you for free.
Change is inevitable
This Friday night will be filled with a lot of intense energies. I hope you experience the right ones for you and have a fun time. Embrace the change that is on the way. And enjoy life to the fullest.
Peace, Love & Happy Full Moon!