“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
Happy New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer! As with every New Moon, this lunation offers energetic support for planting seeds and starting something new. Eclipse energy briefly pauses the energy between the sun, moon, and Earth, and then supercharges what comes next. If things have been feeling stagnant or stuck, this eclipse will help you cut the cord and move forward with a refreshing WHOOOSH! of clear and vibrant energy. We suddenly are aware with great clarity of what’s been holding us back. We may feel the urge to purge our homes, end a relationship, make a career change, or move to a new city. For some of us, it won’t be so drastic, but we will find our attention called to where we feel a desire to set new boundaries or question old habits, beliefs, or behaviors.
Cancer is the sign of the Divine Mother, and while we may not all have grown up with the nurturing love of the archetypical mother, we do each have the choice and the opportunity to offer it to ourselves. How can you move forward with the greatest love, respect, and care for yourself? It is an extremely valuable and powerful time to write down what you want to call into your life, whether that is concrete goals or feelings you want to experience more. The writing clarifies your intention in a way that not much else does. This loving lunation invites you to take that time for yourself tonight, to sit with your most dear desires and get clear on what you want.