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July 31st, 2015
Becoming authentic is an individual mission, since each person has their own way of being human, and consequently
what is authentic will be different for each individual. Furthermore, personal authenticity is highly contextual,
and depends on various social, political, religious and cultural characteristics. But the unique nature of
each individual is best seen not in who he is, but in who he becomes, and becoming authentic is a
continuous process, not an event. It involves not just knowing oneself, but also recognizing
others and the mutual influence between individuals. If the quest for personal
authenticity is just for self-fulfillment, then it is individualistic and ego-
based; but if it is accompanied with the awareness of others
and the wider world, then it can be a worthwhile goal.
Ben G. Yacobi
Full Moon in Aquarius: Owning the full spectrum of your feelings is one of
the first steps to discover your unique soul and live your authentic life.
Sometimes we feel courageous, other times we feel discouraged. Sometimes we feel extraordinary, other times we feel ordinary. Sometimes we feel powerful, other times we feel powerless. Sometimes we feel respected, other times we feel neglected. Sometimes we feel joy, other times we feel sorrow. Sometimes we feel love, and other times we feel hate. Whatever emotion we might be feeling, know that they are all part of our soul's emotional journey. The journey from one level of awareness to the next. The journey from one kind of thinking to the next. The journey from one stage of understanding to the next. So instead of letting our feelings of powerlessness, sorrow or hate disempower us, we can instead turn them into a catalyst for mental and emotional change. To return to our sense of power, the kind that makes us feel more hopeful and confident. Understanding that by owning our feelings, we become more in touch with our inner authentic self. And as we become more at one with our inner self, we become more in tuned with our heart's inner light. It's time we accept our feelings and become a heart warrior.
Happy Full Blue Moon! The Moon is in Aquarius opposing the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter in Leo, marking a vibrantly intellectual and individualistic Full Moon in the sign of the Water Bearer. It's called a Blue Moon because it is the second Full Moon that happens in a month, and like all rare occurrences, it happens 'once in a blue moon'. Although technically this happens every two to three years, it's still considered quite rare because there's usually 12 Full Moons in a year (1 Full Moon per month). The last Full Moon — which was called the Thunder Moon or Buck Moon, happened back on July 1st. Planet Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius, while planet Saturn is the old ruler of the sign. With two planets complete with two opposing energies ruling the sign, the Aquarian energy can be quite contradictory. Aquarians are often very original, open-minded and progressive, while other times they can be quite stubborn, rebellious and unemotional. They like to let other people totally be themselves, the same way they want other people to let them be their own unique selves. Ultimately, Aquarians are true visionaries and humanitarians at heart. Ruling the 11th House in Astrology, or the House of Friendships and Dreams, the Aquarian energy is all about working in tandem toward a common goal - whether through a shared dream or a creative vision.
With Aquarius' ruling planets, Uranus and Saturn, currently in their retrograde phase, this is when we want to channel our creativity straight from the heart. The Moon is also forming an opposition to Mercury and Jupiter, and we could be quite spontaneous in what we want to say and do to liven things up. We can't seem to ignore the strength of feeling we feel to do something big with our creative skills. Intelligent and honest conversations that take place could make us forget about the stress of yesterday. Try not to make assumptions along the way, be patient as someone could have some inspiring insights for us. These are exciting times, but we could become so opinionated that we waste a lot of time and energy defending our beliefs instead of doing what we really want to do. We can avoid unnecessary arguments by adopting a more easy going approach. We will also have to accept our own limits as we can't always be available to everyone. Remember that we are the creator of our own dreams and only we can make it work for us.
With the Moon's sextile to Uranus Rx and square to Saturn Rx, we can put ideas we have into action and watch them steadily unfold. There's a hint of luck to this period that could bring in a surprising opportunity for us. Work we have to get done will work like a charm, and our positive thinking will have a lot to do with that. Enjoy the power we feel in handling responsibilities as we are fired up and ready to go. We will discover that the more confident we are, the better the results will be in anything we do. A Full Moon is a time of culminations. So it's always a good time to see how far we've come, and where we need to go next. Do not hesitate to move into a fresh new direction. Take steps to create what we want in life and focus on it with a clear mind. Put our attention back on increasing our sense of self-worth. Be honest with ourself. Stay open and keep following the path before us. Our soul is guiding us to express ourself in more creative ways. Now is time we allow our inner artist to enjoy true freedom of expression.
Full Moon in Aquarius: Oppose the Sun / Mercury / Jupiter in Leo ●
Sextile Uranus Rx in Aries ● Square Saturn Rx in Scorpio
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