For all the faults of this culture extending from Greek and European thought, there are nonetheless threads of wisdom and spirituality that we might draw on as resources. And we might even use those very resources to reflexively analyze the traditions they derive from--that reflexive process is actually definitive of the tradition. We are not floating, without ground, in some new-age soup. There are roots, thick and deep, that we just need follow down a little beneath the surface to find life-giving wisdom and spiritual nourishment.
This Full Moon in Aquarius is the third lunation in a row with the Sun conjunct Venus. The lessons in love are not over. Mars, Mercury, and Juno are all also in Leo, bringing the heat and upping the fun factor. With the Moon opposite all that in Aquarius, we’re called to investigate the relationship between Leo and Aquarius.
We may feel pulled in three directions: self, other, and our obligations and responsibilities. Creatively tending to and integrating all three is the secret to mastering this moment. This Full Moon may surface some tension, but there is enormous potential here for overcoming harmful habits and patterns, for moving in a different way, for choosing something new, and in so doing, healing.
There is no knowledge without belief: our worldview is what enables us to sift through information and to organize it so that it’s useful. This shows how important our beliefs and assumptions are; they literally make our world.
Scorpio courageously dives into the depths to grapple with that which has been repressed, to confront the dragons and turmoil within--to release, accept, clean up, forgive, love--ie to offer medicine to those monsters, not to kill them. And then to emerge renewed and utterly transformed.
While Uranus asserts their individuality, they also long for belonging, and they know that both are possible. Uranus dreams of a world in which we make space for difference and respect each other for who we are, in which we are radically free, and radically ourselves
With the Sun in Aries, and the Moon in Libra, this Full Moon activates the self-other polarity, reminding us that there would be no self without others, no others without the self: the seeming opposites of any polarity are necessarily formative of each other. We literally are who we are because of the people in our lives.
Eclipse season is here! The first of two winter eclipses is a total lunar eclipse, happening January 31st at 12 degrees Leo, exact at 5:26am PST. This eclipse brings a rush of Leo energy to the fore. Leo is about creativity, play, joy, expression, passion, fun, pleasure, romance, love.But eclipses block out the light, suggesting there is something we aren’t seeing clearly.
The planets convene in Capricorn, sign of the patriarch: Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto all line up next to the New Moon, exact at 6:17pm PST, January 16th, at 27 degrees. Uranus, the trickster and activist are square to these, urging for a revolution to Capricornian energy.