This week’s full moon in Leo/Aquarius is not an easy one — let’s start there. There is too much fixed energy in the sky to not have the sounds of a celestial disagreement.
In other words, there are several energies vying for attention.
For those of you with planets in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), you may be feeling this full moon big time.
I am going to use a personal example to illustrate the contrasting energies; pretend you are me as you listen…
Leo is the part in us (specifically me) that felt compelled to go to graduate school. It’s the part of me that left high school to do a summer program at Harvard in 1975. It’s the part of me that became a radio personality in Vancouver on the 5pm drive home — a very popular show, at a very early age, which propelled my success (back then we didn’t have the Internet). Leo is the part in all of us that follows the highest path for ‘success.’
Success meant I had to learn how to talk to anyone who has a chart (that’s funny: that is literally every human on Earth). My challenge was to speak to them on their terms.
I specialized in listening deeply to you, listening deeply to your chart, and finding a way to untie the knot in your psyche that had you believing that something was wrong with you. I have been successful in doing so (says my Leo self). I have offered Astrological wisdom for 45 years. Now here comes the opposite…
A full moon in Aquarius: the right to not follow the group, to turn off expected behavior and just walk away from what others want/need — in other words, ‘to thine own self be true’ — at all costs. Even if professionally, it was not acceptable to be an ‘Astrologer’ while being a therapist, it did not stop me.
I was the only person who would insert a cosmic point of view into traditional classes when studying clinical psychology. I even did a study on chronic mental illness using statistics to prove there were some consistent correlations between a chart and mental illness. I did find some; however, I met great resistance.
This polarity of wanting classical success but not taking a classical approach was not easy. Astrology took me right off Main Street.
I remember sneaking into a scientific meeting with advanced scientists (I was invited by a good friend), who were gathering to consider what we needed to change for our evolving times (this was over 10 years ago). I introduced myself as an astronomer to sound more official.
We had a great meeting. I joined the heated intellectual discussions. We broke for lunch and when we came back, I had to confess, “really, you guys — I am an Astrologer.” The guy sitting next me replied: “What?! Your comments were so interesting. I can’t believe you believe in that stuff.” And never made eye contact with me again.
The stigma of being different is easy for an Aquarian, but the Leo in us seeks approval and acceptance.
It seems to me that this new generation we are seeing is so much more comfortable in speaking on everything from their love for metaphysics to their unusual sexual preferences. There was a time we were so scared to show up. Now, you look at TikTok or Instagram and see that everything is acceptable.
This is good news! We as a species, in the name of spirituality and open mindedness are growing all the time. It’s so easy to hear someone ask now: ‘What sign are you? Do you meditate?’ This was not true in the past.
So in honor of this tense sky, let’s stop for a moment and celebrate (that’s what full moons invite) how much easier it is to be weird. Celebrate that you are allowed to study Astrology. (By the way, our school opens next week! This only happens twice a year and this will be the last time this year.)
Now here is a personal disclosure, I am evolving: I am now studying ETs. Please go watch Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind and know that this full moon is a strange one if you are willing to open your mind even more. I will be interviewing Dr. Steve Greer very soon on my podcast.
I am so intrigued by the next generation of wisdom waiting for our times.
Comment below and let me know how you feel about ETs? I’m so interested! Do you have enough Aquarius to open your mind to topics that others find different?