“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” —Hunter S. Thompson
It’s a Full Moon in Aquarius! In opposition to love-planet Venus, this lunation increases our desire for romance and affection, while its opposition to Mars makes us ultra-twitchy about it. We want affection but may be moody and short-tempered. We may be ping-ponging back and forth between craving connection and emotional freedom; we want to be loved but also totally follow our own muses and not be beholden to someone else’s needs. We want to love and be loved, but on our own terms. Our emotions are, shall we say, complicated.
If single, you may be tempted to lower your standards or miss red flags due to the strength of your longing for love. If partnered, conflicts and friction are likely, due to different needs or expectations. If your relationship is shaky already, this could increase the risk of unproductive conflict. If it’s healthy, these tensions coming to light won’t be fun but they will ultimately support the continued growth of your relationship.
Because we may be more reactive right now, we need to be mindful of not becoming rigid in our egos and needing to be right. Don’t forget that you can’t un-say something once it’s out there, so take a breath and review: is what you’re putting out there in alignment with your integrity? Particularly definitive statements that feel like they MUST be said would be well-helped by applying this strategy.
If you can’t and it comes out anyway, OH WELL! Don’t be hard on yourself; everything that happens is taking you where you need to go. Accept your place as a drop in this ocean and try to enjoy the rocking of the waves! <3
Awesome art by Julie Dillon