2012 Aquarius Full Moon
By Kathy Biehl
August 1-2, 2012
8:28 PM PDT/ 11:28 PM EDT / 3:28 AM GMT
10 Aquarius 15 / 10 Leo 15
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
These days, change is every which way. We’re seeing it, sensing it, feeling it, and living it, no matter where we go, no matter what we do. We’ve been coping and crafting Plan B and plotting new routes on the fly for so long that we have not taken stock of how profoundly altered we are, too. Time for that comes now, under the Aquarius Full Moon.
The host of this event is one of the sources of all this change: electrifying, liberating Uranus, the awakener, the thrower of bricks and lighting bolts alike, the proponent of unique, radical, genius perspectives and approaches. He’s still very much in the throes of a struggle with Pluto, agent of deep-rooted, unavoidable change and regeneration, and the tension and demands of that battle reverberate in his field. The Moon opens a channel to Uranus (and all that he’s going through) three hours before going Full. His energy — and exhilarating potential — crackle through all the events and realizations and emotions that well up and crest and crash during this event.
And, boy, is this current ever strong. Jupiter is upping the voltage, since he is in an even more direct link-up to both the Sun and the Moon. As a result, every development, every communication (and there are lots of those), every emotion, every everything that comes to light now is as huge as one of those otherworldly mega-moons that occasionally looms over the horizon. Think of it as cosmic amplification, rendering situations so ridiculously large that you can not help but take them in.
Don’t let these words brace you for trauma. That isn’t coming unless you insist on engineering it. Instead, start looking for evidence of getting yourself back. Because that’s what’s been happening.
All the twists and turns you’ve been through, all the footwork you’ve been doing as the once-solid ground shifted and broke up underneath you, all the jolts and alternate routes and line-drawing you’ve been experiencing — all of these, even the ones that felt yucky, have ushered you into a very different relationship with yourself, your own special needs and, bottom line, your uniqueness.
You are your own gatekeeper, regulator and prison guard, and you hold the key. Will you put it in the lock and turn it? Step outside the door? Move freely in the open? Look around you: Are you already free but staying within the familiar outlines of walls that are actually gone, as in the story, probably apocryphal, of prisoners who stood within the rubble after the Bastille had been stormed and taken down?
Don’t you know yourself better these days? Aren’t you more quick to acknowledge, validate and let other people know who you really are? And less able to put up with much of anything that’s not in line with you? Evidence of all that is mounting now. So is the drive to conform the outside to your inside. The Moon and the Sun will quickly link up with “make-it-so” Mars, who is standing at the ready to implement their dictates, so you will come out of this Full Moon with the incentive, the drive and the willingness to do something about those externals that just don’t fit.
You don’t have to blow up your life, though that choice is available. You don’t have to throw everyone out, either (though, again, the choice to toss is on the table). Your choice may be as deceptively simple, a seemingly tiny, internal move that is imperceptible (at first) to anyone else: Choosing yourself. And from that repercussions will flow like rings in water after a pebble has hit. No more cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all living, please. Only ones tailored to you.
© Kathy Biehl 2012. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.