This month’s full moon is in the sun sign of Aquarius, making it a Leo moon. When the moon is full, it is always opposite the Sun. Oh yeah, and this is the second eclipse this month. This one is a lunar eclipse, so you may have noticed some issues standing by, needing your attention. Eclipses always happen in twos: one during the new moon and the other during the full.
So, here is the theme of this full moon…
On the one hand, we have this love for all things weird. You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t interested in weird. Let’s face it: Astrology is not for the ordinary. You have to be willing to step off of classical science to find comfort in meta-science such as Astrology, Reiki, Energy work, Chakras etc. We love weird—welcome Aquarius. Meanwhile, the opposite sign (Leo) is far more interested in fitting in and being–the opposite of weird—’normal’.
It’s true that normal is just a setting on the dryer. We ought to know by now: there is no such thing as normal. However, a Leo Moon has a very distinct need to look good, know what music is hip, what car to drive and how to take a really good Instagram photo for public display.
One part of this dualistic archetype myth is to stand away from the ‘norm’ while the other says: let’s check out what is ‘cool’ and make sure we are on the right page with that. How do we reconcile these two voices? Follow the group and then rebel…two opposite impulses.
I recently spent time with a Leo millennial who was knee-deep in family issues. As I, the therapist, began to dig into the strange ways her family was terribly dysfunctional and touched her pain points, her Leo said: “Can’t we just ignore this, dress up for dinner and just have fun?”
Her love for ‘normal’ and to be what she imagined was the ‘happy’ family was greater than her concern for hard reality. She wanted to look good and ignore the mess. I had to stand by with my insights and talk to myself.
I carried the Aquarian energy having to let everything go that I thought was real. At worst, a typical Aquarian would leave the
scene, exit stage left and not participate with family at all. One wants to pretend; the other wants to escape.
Can you see the duality of Aquarius/Leo? One part attempts to show up with what appears as acceptable ‘fun’ (Leo) while the other part is ready to abandon ship rather then pretend and go off by themselves (Aquarius).
I have far too much Aquarius in my chart to ever be able to pretend. I know the feeling of being left out, standing apart, not fitting in and feeling alone. Over the years I have come to redefine that energy as my gift of being REAL. It doesn’t hurt me as it once did. I know I am the black sheep and I like it that way.
What was once awkward and disconnected from my family of origin has become the doorway to me finding my family of choice and a life of freedom from what is ‘expected’.
I know you know the feeling of standing apart. I know you have wanted to talk about Astrology and perhaps you have gotten those looks. You were the odd wo/man left standing as you spoke your truth. So what?
We are the ones who love the woo woo (Aquarius). We are the ones who dance with the dark (stargazers). We are the ones who are looking for connection/family/fun (Leo) in our own way.
We just finished a retreat this last week called Self-Transformation. I watched each lady go from being uncomfortable in her skin, to finding her unique voice waiting in the wings. We all have had that sad feeling of being separate, yet what we always see is that we all have the ability to turn it around.
So many students say: I have always felt so different, I have always hated groups. I have never felt I belonged BUT this group of Astro-maniacs is so different. I fit in because of my differences.
Yes, you do. You fit in because you are uniquely you as described by your chart. Come study with us to find out what that exactly means.
This full moon is a chance to celebrate (all full moon ask us to celebrate) how we are stand-out STAR people who just plain love what and who you are—just as you are.
Enjoy this full moon: this eclipse and use this time to say: yes—to ________.