Full Moon at 11:27 pm EDT, but the energy lasts until Friday when the Moon sets at dawn. This beautiful goddess high on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is the perfect embodiment of the Full Moon in Aquarius. Known as The Water Bearer, many people mistake Aquarius for a water sign. But Aquarius belongs to the element Air, so rather than exhibiting the embracing qualities of the emotional water signs, Aquarius instead has a broad perspective and expansive vision, with qualities of objectivity, discernment, detachment, intellectualism, and clarity. In many ways it is the most aloof of all the zodiac signs, since it needs to keep its distance in order to maintain its objectivity.
But during this Full Moon, the normally cool Aquarius get pulled into an all-embracing hug, enfolded by land and sea, bringing to Aquarius a strong desire to love and nurture. Aquarius takes these desires and expresses them in broad perspectives and global visions that include humanitarian efforts to heal the world. Aquarius works through advanced technology, so much of Aquarian humanitarian work occurs over the the internet. Signing petitions, sending donations on-line, environmental tourism, and communicating through email are all ways to express Aquarian love.
For You: Take some time over this Full Moon on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and even Friday dawn, to honor your bright, visionary, and objective mind. A good mind is an absolute essential in these fast paced and expansive times. It probably feels like you have to keep your mind busy all the time just to keep up with news, events, and changes that constantly appear on our technological screens. But this Full Moon is a reminder that it is necessary to let your mind slow down, relax, hang out, and observe without doing. Look at the Goddess overlooking the water and imagine that you are as calm, clear, and grounded as she is. Feel yourself balanced by the physical qualities of earth and the emotional connections of water. In slowing down your mind, you will discover that there is a deeper source of knowledge just below the surface that is available to you. Let yourself relax into that inner ocean and see what naturally and easily arises.
Evening of Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The Moon is moving from New to the first stage of crescent. The Moon is spectacular tonight in it’s crescent form. Like a silver sliver in the sky, it graces the evening light. Look to the west and watch it set. You should be able to see the crescent Moon for several nights. Spectacular. There will be the crescent Moon after every new Moon (look on the Moon page for a diagram of the Moon phases). My friend Shayla and I always called this the High Priestess Moon. This is because in the Tarot cards of my favorite deck, the Waite-Rider, the High Priestess has a crescent Moon at her feet. And her crown is made up of three stages of the Moon- waxing crescent, the full, and the waning crescent. These three stages of the Moon are the symbol of the Triple Goddess, the goddess in all her stages, Maiden, Mother, and Crone. So for now, the Moon is a Maiden. She is new, fresh, growing in light and power. So lovely.
And above and to the left of the crescent Moon look for the bright shining diamond in the sky that is Venus. According to the Current Planets widget, the Moon is in late degrees of Leo, and Venus is in early degrees of Virgo. This means that tomorrow (Wednesday July 14th) the Moon and Venus will even be closer in the sky in the zodiac sign of Virgo, and they become exactly connected (conjunct in astrological language) at 5:14 pm EDT. This really is a week for the goddess. Be sure to watch the sky tomorrow night. But if you can’t, know that the nurturing Mother part of you (the Moon), and the connecting Lover (Venus) are having a talk about how you can bring these two very different parts of yourself into a union.
Your Communication Skills …Communication can become about expressing yourself creativity and style. If you’ve been wanting to find your voice in writing, or try out for theater, this is a good week to begin to experiment with joyfully having your say. Don’t be too concerned if other people say you are a bit too self-centered in the way your are perceiving the world. This is a good month to think about how YOU need to engage with the world. This is because Mercury moves from Cancer into the sign of Leo on Friday July 9th
Your Love & Relationships … Your love life may be less focused on play and creative expression (the qualities of Leo) and start to be more practical in nature. Venus might not have as much pure fun in Virgo, but it is a good time to plan for the future, save for a house, or start a new approach to eating and health. All of those things are a necessary part of building a long lasting love relationship. This is because Venus moves from Leo into the sign of Virgo on Saturday July 10th.