It's quite literally written in the stars, that August 2017 looks remarkably intense. With Mercury's upcoming retrograde + two eclipses - this month feels shaky, metamorphic + perhaps life altering.
Our first eclipse is Monday August 7th, when the Moon is full in Aquarius - Aquarius being a sign that most accurately exemplifies the need for change + transformation. Every Full Moon marks an energetic peak, highlighting realizations + culminations in the world of 5 senses. However, an eclipse always doubles the intensity (and we have two eclipses this month, lunar + solar). Eclipses tend to shake up the status quo + bring significant developments about major life events; they push boundaries + spur major personal growth.
This transformational energy goes hand in hand with Aquarius' reputation as the social agitator of the zodiac. The forward thinking water bearer is a perfect vessel for this powerful metamorphosis - in a way, Aquarius is to eclipses as a conductor is to electricity.
With Aquarian energy, whatever surfaces this Full Moon, will be about our need to: be true to ourselves, stand apart from everyone else + rebalance unequal power dynamics that surround us. It's time to take back our power + make sure we are in the driver's seat of our own narrative.
The energy percolating in the cosmos + in turn us, is a gateway to our intellectual, emotional + social emancipation. We're asked to cross this final threshold, which separates us from freedom + our rightful community of likeminded individuals. Other people's perceptions + opinions don't matter as we make these changes - our own empowerment + emancipation as individuals seeking a community that understands us on a spiritual + mental level is most important. Because, in that community, we will always find the freedom, support + love we deserve + through it, we are able to give it all back to the world at large.
It's time to take risks, find our way out of the ruts that keep us stuck + muster the courage to stay true to ourselves. Don't turn your back to the beautiful, purposefully chaotic upheavals manifesting under this full moon.
This FULL MOON:
Theme: Emotions will be intense - but let them rise to the surface (don't resist). Be brave + release feelings, thoughts, habits, relationships you no longer need.
How: Through practices like meditation + yoga, we learn to separate our "true selves" from our conditioned "human form". It's only our human form that is fearful, self conscious + stuck in dysfunctional patterns. Dedicate some time to any practice that quiets the mind + get to know your truest, eternal self (call it soul, gut, intuition, whatever you want). Hear + listen to it above all else - it will be your guide + never lead you astray. This connection to yourself will be the faith you need to move gracefully through challenging waters.
Treat yourself: A grounding crystal to help quiet the mind’s chatter. Luxurious, earthy scrubs + oils – to pamper + connect with your body.