by Jessica Dawn
This past two-week New Moon cycle moved us through an incredible pile-up of Aquarian energy – the archetype of the Gamechanger, the Truth Sayer, the bold cold mic-drop. Aquarius initiates the impulse to break free from the past at all costs, and with five planets there, including the Mercury Retrograde cycle (now direct,) moving forward, beyond, and even up, up and away, has been the momentum.
Essentially, this time is all about enhancing our lives’ quality by clearing away all possible things that may be in the way of that bigger and better life experience.
Mercury retrograde is infamous for throwing a monkey wrench into our plans, and this time around joining forces with Venus in her own tension (square) with Mars, it’s been accentuating (or over exaggerating) the need for all kinds of confrontational conversations within our relationships to self and the other.
The need to separate from or the need to commit to. Which one is it? This is a cycle of life-changing decisions with so much potential to open up unknown possibilities for the future.
Mars and Venus represent our most personal instinctual desires and what we want and need to feel good and alive from day-to-day. With Venus in a Last Quarter square closing in to culminate her cycle with Mars, the potential for our wounds, pains, shadows, unmet desires, and needs have been seeking for a space to surface, to be seen and resolved. Their complete cycle will conclude this July, so there is still plenty of time to realize and remedy what has been coming up these days and become aware of the deep song of your heart.
As Mercury now edges within two degrees to join Jupiter by the end of this week, in the uber brainy sign of Aquarius, our neurons are being hyper-stimulated, and the synapses are firing! There is a heavy influence on the mind right now. It can manifest as clarity, insight, awakening, higher perspective or knowledge, and for some, nervous or mental breakdown and overstimulation with symptoms like insomnia and anxiety.
It’s incredibly electrical energy like a thunder and lightning storm and can be unnerving and enthralling all at once.
The power of the Saturn/Uranus square that is defining the theme of this entire year (in its first of three joining moments during this month and into next) can feel like having two Generals standing firmly in the background of our lives, overlooking every move and decision we make. Yikes! Not so fun, however necessary in the seeming impasse we have arrived to. But it is more of a standoff than a dead-end. We have options and possibilities, and that is what the Generals are there to remind us. We must each choose and take action in some way to forward our lives and create the changes we are all dreaming of for this world.
They are like guides holding us accountable at this moment because it’s time, and they are asking simply, “What’s going to stay and what’s going to go? Choose wisely.”
What will we leave behind? What will remain as a foundation of support? What will we take a chance to let go of in hopes of a brighter future to come? What will we risk to step into the unknown and embrace a new life and new self yet unrealized?
No one says it louder than Aquarius ~ “Be the Change.”
With Venus and the Sun now in Pisces’ sweet and wondrous energies, a whole other realm of infinite potential has opened to us! Here we can soften and surrender. We can have faith that we will be held by seen or perhaps unseen forces.
Pisces represents the womb space where dark and light are one. This is a solar month focused on releasing, letting go, and SURRENDERING into the Mystery. We are supported to soften the EGO and allow INNOCENSE and childlike wonder and inspiration to take the stage.
In Pisces, you are guided to cultivate Compassion, Acceptance, and Unconditional Love ~ for self & others. Soon the Equinox will raise us into a fresh new beginning. For now, we are in the closing cycle of the Zodiac, and therefore releasing in our lives as well.
The Virgo Full Moon (the sign opposite Pisces) is all about grounding, stabilizing, and materializing the spirit into form. Virgo helps us to make real our intentions and dreams and realize the infinite potentials and the divinity that lives and breathes within each one of us. Through our bodies and our ability to think and take action, we can manage and make something of all these possibilities.
The Virgo Full Moon comes in with strong guidance around taking action to clear space, tidy up, and discriminate when necessary around what’s influencing your personal environment and what it needs to function optimally for the best and healthiest outcome. Self-care is a must, not only for survival but also for success.
Virgo and Pisces also represent the victim archetype, the pain, and suffering of the human experience. Try as you might to find your center of peace. We are in the eye of the storm as we work to confront and resolve where we stand in the epic chaos of this life experience.
Jessica will break down this month’s lunar cycle into weekly and daily aspects for members of the New Paradigm Astrology community. It is a group of folks deeply interested in using the wisdom of the stars to guide and illuminate their lives.
We invite you to join us as we discover our greatest potentials, revealed through our unique personal soul maps, which are perhaps now lying dormant in our souls’ recesses, to rebirth ourselves through these times and co-create a new reality with love as the foundation stone.
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