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May 21st, 2016
Full Moon in Sagittarius: The new is found in your openness to explore.
Opening ourselves up to new experiences is not only about doing things differently, but also about exploring what we consider to be our comfort zone. One of the most uncomfortable aspects about going out of our comfort zone is doing things that we don't want to do. When in truth, it shouldn't have to be about doing things for the sake of trying, but more for the sake of self growth. Growing to be more ourselves. Growing to move beyond our old limitations.
Going out of our comfort zone is also not about getting out of our safety zone and into danger. It's about doing things differently because our old ways of doing things have become stagnant. One of the main reasons why we feel the need to change is because we want progress. We want to go to that next level of personal evolution.
Some of us may believe that our comfort zone is good enough for now, but even those comfort zones may change with time. Because our tastes, preferences, hobbies and even personalities grow with us. What we believe to be cool at age 18 may seem mortifying at 28. What we believe to be romantic at age 28 may seem rather silly at 38.
There will come moments in our lives when we ask ourselves: "Is this all there is?", "How can I find more fulfillment?" and "What lesson can I learn from my comfort zone so that I can go beyond it?". Many of us believe that we need to wait until we are more qualified, more brave, more mature, or in other words 'more perfect' before we can make that leap forward. Even though there may be some truth to that - because we don't want to make irrational decisions that we will regret later, it's ultimately about making peace with our imperfect past, or as some would say, our 'mess' and going forward anyway.
It's about accepting that we are evolving with each choice and mistake that we make. It is in embracing the new, knowing that we are letting go of what no longer serves us can we welcome what can build us into becoming an even more authentic version of ourselves.
Happy Full Moon! The Moon is joining Mars Rx and Saturn Rx in Sagittarius forming an opposition to the Sun in Gemini, marking an extra idealistic and restless Full Moon in the sign of the Centaur. This particular Full Moon also happens to be a Blue Moon, signifying an additional Full Moon in the same sign of Sagittarius on June 20th, 2016.
Full Moons in general are times of culminations and bringing things to light. But with 4 planets (Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Pluto) still in their retrograde phase, this can be a great time to use our goals, actions and strategies to create a plan. This is not to say that we shouldn't take any action, but more to take action from a deeper sense awareness and understanding. Recognizing that each action step that we take is an important part of our dream building process.
A little extra patience can go a long way at this time, rather than fruitless impatience. Because lack of patience is a sign of stress response to whatever is going on in our life. So rather than feeling impatient, we can ask ourselves how we can deal with delay, difficulty or annoyance differently. Perhaps lack of strategic planning is part of the problem. Or perhaps it's our negative mindset that is holding us back from taking those necessary steps.
At the end of the day, we shouldn't blame ourselves for our impatience, but recognize when impatience arises. When things are not going our way - instead of blaming external factors, look at what's going on in our own mind. Is our mind calm or agitated? Is our body relaxed or tensed? And then begin to transform our impatience into patience. See our patience as a sign of self-compassion. See our patience not as a sign for not taking action, but to begin those actions in the mind. From there, we can move forward one step at a time, one plan at a time, one self-building thought at a time.
With the Moon's square to Neptune and Jupiter, we are guided to learn the art of saying no. Have we been compromising our needs lately? Because the Full Moon is bringing to us a reminder to respect our needs, our path and ourselves. Make a clear commitment to respect ourselves. And know that the more we are true to ourselves, the more we love and respect ourselves also.
Is there some areas of our life where we feel trapped and controlled by others? What changes will we make as we respect ourselves more? Our soul longs for growth and expansion. So rather than feeling stalled, stuck or confined, question any assumptions we have about having no choice. We are asked to imagine what our life will be like if we let go of restrictions and self-limiting beliefs. This is not about releasing responsibilities, but more about finding a new way that gives us a sense of freedom.
The Moon is also forming a trine to Uranus, and to get something we never had, we have to do something we've never done. The more that we allow ourselves to explore, the faster the new will rush to our side. Keep our thoughts upon welcoming the new with grace and ease, because manifestations are repelled by fear and control energy.
Even if we can't yet see evidence of the new, it's here. Embrace the newness of it all, and try not to rush the learning process. This is one of those times in our lives when new ideas can inspire us and new opportunities bring us hope for seeing our dreams come true. Allow our heart to fill with new enthusiasm, and we will find the energy we need to feel renewed.
Full Moon in Sagittarius: Oppose the Sun in Gemini ● Conjunct Mars Rx and Saturn Rx
● Square Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Virgo ● Trine Uranus in Sagittarius
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