Oh my stars! More grand stuff in the sky…

If life, your mind and perceptions seem to be stretching almost beyond your control lately and either problems and/or their corresponding solutions seem colossal and in some cases unbelievable, you’re not going crazy. There’s an astrological answer for many of those feelings and experiences. From watery Grand Trines to a cardinal, kick-ass Grand Cross post-Full Moon in Aquarius, what we’ve been working with are no small things, as reflected in all the current grand alignments in the heavens. The trines that occurred in July and peaked on the 29th with the Grand Sextile were offering us a strong dose of ease and compassion, which for some may have been so subtle that it went unnoticed. This month there has been a niggling T-square between:

Pluto in Capricorn urging us to discard old outdated patterns within our existing hierarchies, establishments, and patriarchies, as well as stories and tools that no longer serve us or others. Uncomfortable as this can be at times, opposing Jupiter is currently helping us to laugh some of it off.

Uranus in Aries egging us on toward new horizons and encouraging us to think and act outside the box – freedom of expression is the battle cry.

Jupiter in Cancer heightening all of the above to the nth degree in a way that gets us to feel rather than intellectualize our emotions around change. There is no escape from the emotional tides here, no matter how smart, cute, or funny you are, no matter what your IQ, or how well you keep it together in the office. It’s kind of like a dam broke loose, and your subconscious just gushed toward the ocean with you in it. Maybe a few of your nutty relatives too. We’re swimming with both sharks and mermaids. Get acquainted with this vibe for about a year.

On August 21st Venus in Libra steps into the picture, shifting the T-square to a Grand Square, adding diplomacy to heated situations and consideration toward loved ones and community. In this sign she helps us take the needs of others into consideration before jumping where angels fear to tread. Venus actually intervenes now as though an angel ~ the voice of reason in a storm of disagreements or confusion.

By the way, it is just about near exact on the Full Moon as I type this on the 20th…happy Full Moon in Aquarius! In these late degrees of the sign we’re in the midst of many blessed endings with many exciting opportunities before us. The Sabian symbol for the Moon at this time is “A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis”, while the symbol for its polar opposite the Sun between 28-29 degrees Leo is “A mermaid emerges from the Ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form”. Any way we look at it, there is much emerging from the depths within us, around and before us. If we allow ourselves the inspiration to move forward from one beautiful and well-lived state of being to another, great miracles may take place. Our gratitude propels us forward. The Full Moon is very close to Neptune and Chiron, helping to dissolve the harmful boundaries that separate us from each other and helping us to communicate beyond mere vocabulary and more from the heart and soul. Dreams and visions are heightened and may reveal to us what we need in order to heal long-standing injuries or illnesses.

Friendships are importaNeptune's Weddingnt to Aquarius, so this is not a time or a week to go at things alone but with our friends, family and loved ones, even if those friends are not physically visible to us. It has been noticed from my perspective at least that Pleaidian and Faerie energies are both heightened this week, enabling us to attune to them with greater ease, as well as with each other as Earth community.

Love is also a keynote at this Full Moon, but not necessarily in its ordinary, or commonly perceived ways. As the inner depths, lost hopes, dreams and wishes of our souls are stirred a deeper kind of love is also aroused – for the Self that is reflected in all of life. It is an unconditional love and infinite love that reaches beyond appearances or circumstances but embraces the totality of what already is. The power of this love can awaken, uplift and heal us on so many levels if we allow ourselves to be submersed in it. This can feel or be perceived as a baptism or benediction of sorts, as we dunk our whole bodies, minds, and spirits into a pool of luminosity that holds and knows us as already Whole.

Wishing you all the blessings and Divine Love from which your Infinite Self has emerged, and to which it shall return! May we celebrate the magic and mystery of our existence even as we rise above its illusory nature.

(image Neptune’s Wedding by Josephine Wall)

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